Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Elite Seven



With his U.S. Open title, World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has now joined the elite group of men's players who have won all 4 Grand Slam titles in their careers.

They are:



1. Rafael Nadal (9 titles)
Australian Open: 2009
French Open: 2005, 2006, 2007 , 2008, 2010
Wimbledon: 2008, 2010
U.S. Open: 2010


2. Roger Federer (16 titles)
Australian Open: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010
French Open: 2009
Wimbledon: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
U.S. Open: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008



3. Andre Agassi (8 titles)
Australian Open: 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003
French Open: 1999
Wimbledon: 1992
U.S. Open: 1994, 1999



4. Roy Emerson (12 titles)
Australian Open: 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967
French Open: 1963, 1967
Wimbledon: 1964, 1965
U.S. Open: 1961, 1964


5. Rod Laver (11 titles)
Australian Open: 1960, 1962, 1969
French Open: 1962, 1969
Wimbledon: 1961, 1962, 1968, 1969
U.S. Open: 1962, 1969



6. Don Budge (6 titles)
Australian Open: 1938
French Open: 1938
Wimbledon: 1937, 1938
U.S. Open: 1937, 1938



7. Fred Perry (8 titles)
Australian Open: 1934
French Open: 1935
Wimbledon: 1934, 1935, 1936
U.S. Open: 1933, 1934, 1936

Nadal also became the first player since Rod Laver, in 1969, to win 3 consecutive Grand Slams.

Next up, the 2011 Australian Open where Nadal will go for 4 in a row and is already being dubbed, "The Rafa Slam".

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