Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male)- From 1980-1989

Pat Cash, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1980-1989

The Australian Open Tennis has been a center stage for many records over the time by different famous tennis players. The youngest player to have won Australian Open was Donald Young who was just 15 years and 191 days. Many Australian tennis players made their way to Australian Open but not everyone claimed the title. After Pat Cash who won the Australian Open title in 1987, it was Lleyton Hewitt was the first Australian tennis player to claim the title. Who ruled the era of 1980-1989 of Australian Open, here is the list:

Australian Open Tennis- 1980

  • Australian Open winner (male): Brian Teacher
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Kim Warwick

Australian Open Tennis- 1981

  • Australian Open winner (male):  Johan Kriek
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Steve Denton

Australian Open Tennis- 1982

  • Australian Open winner (male): Johan Kriek
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Steve Denton

Australian Open Tennis-1983 

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Ivan lendl

Australian Open Tennis- 1984

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Kevin Curren

Australian Open Tennis-1985

  • Australian Open winner (male): Stefan Edberg
  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander

Australian Open  Tennis wasn’t played in 1986

Australian Open Tennis-1987

  • Australian Open winner (male): Stefan Edberg
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Pat Cash

Australian Open Tennis-1988

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Pat Cash

Australian Open Tennis- 1989

  • Australian Open winner (male): Ivan Lendl
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Miloslav Mecir


Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male)- From 1960-1969

Roy Emerson and Rod Laver, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1960-1969

Australian Open tennis tournament is the first Grand Slam of the year that is played in the last fortnight of January. It is a hard court tournament and played at the Melbourne Park. Over the last decades, the greatest tennis players, both male and female have displayed tremendous talents and played some extraordinary games at the Australian Open tournament. Some have ruled the court over an extended period of time making it impossible for other players to penetrate the consistent win cycle. In the male category, famous male tennis players Rod Laver and Roy Emerson ruled the hard court Australian Open. Here are the winners and runner-ups (male players) of Australian Open from 1960-1969:

Year 1960- Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Neale Fraser

Year 1961- Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Rod Laver

Year 1962: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male) Roy Emerson

Year 1963: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Ken Fletcher

Australian open Tennis: 1964 

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Fred Stolle

Year 1965: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Fred Stolle

Year 1966: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arther Ashe

Year 1967: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arthur Ashe

Year 1968: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Bill Bowrey
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Juan Gisbert

Year 1969: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Andres Gimeno


US Open Winners and Runner-ups (Male) – from 2010-2000

Roger Federer vs Andy Roddick, US Open Winners and Runner-ups Male, from 2010-2000

US Open is one of the four tournaments of Grand Slam. The ultimate ruler of this era is beyond doubt Roger Federer, from Switzerland, yet winning the title five consecutive times from 2004-2008, which makes him the ultimate ruler of this era. Other prominent name is of USA tennis player Andy Roddick, who won the title back in 2003 and was runner up in 2006. The current U.S Open champion, a famous Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal is also in the list of U.S Open top players.  Another big name which has started dominating the circuit is of the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. The list of male winners and runner-ups of U.S Open Tennis Championship during 2010-2000 is as follow:

Year 2010-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2010: Rafael Nadal
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2010: Novak Djokovic

Year 2009-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2009: Juan Martin del Potro
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2009: Roger Federer

Year 2008-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2008: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2007: Andy Murray

Year 2007-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2007: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2007: Novak Djokovic

Year 2006-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2006: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2006: Andy Roddick

Year 2005-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2005: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2005: Andre Agassi

Year 2004-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2004: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2004: Lleyton Hewitt

Year 2003-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2003: Andy Roddick
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2003: Juan Carlos Ferrero

Year 2002-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2002: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2002: Andre Agassi

Year 2001-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2001: Lleyton Hewitt
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2001: Pete Sampras

Year 2000-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2000: Marat Safin
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2000: Pete Sampras

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male) – from 1999-1990

Pete Sampras, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, from 1999-1990

The golden era from 1999-1990 belongs to United States’ tennis players, when one of the greatest tennis player Pete Sampras won the title four times in that period, while another great name, Andre Agassi winning the title twice. Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player also showed impressive performance by winning the title twice in that time period. The list of male winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1999-1990 is as follow:

Year 1999-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1999: Andre Agassi
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1999: Todd Martin

Year 1998-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1998: Patrick Rafter
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1998: Mark Philippoussis

Year 1997-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1997: Patrick Rafter
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1997: Greg Rusedski

Year 1996-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1996: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1996: Michael Chang

Year 1995-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1995: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1995: Andre Agassi

Year 1994-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1994: Andre Agassi
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1994: Michael Stitch

Year 1993-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1993: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1993: Cedric Pioline

Year 1992-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1992: Stefan Edberg
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1992: Pete Sampras

Year 1991-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1991: Stefan Edberg
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1991: Jim Courier

Year 1990-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1990: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1990: Andre Agassi

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male) – from 1989-1980

Ivan Lendl, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, from 1989-1980

The prestige of U.S open had been in the hands of United States during the era of 1989-1980. Ivan Lendl of the top professional tennis player from United States captured the finals 8 times and claimed the title three consecutive times. John McEnroe was another famous tennis player who aided U.S dominating this era, by winning the title three times. The list of male winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1989-1980 is as follow:

Year 1989-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1989: Boris Becker
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1989: Ivan Lendl

Year 1988-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1988: Mats Wilander
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1988: Ivan Lendl

Year 1987-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1987: Ivan Lendl
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1987: Mats Wilander

Year 1986-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1986: Ivan Lendl
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1986: Miloslav Mecir

Year 1985-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1985: Ivan Lendl
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1985: John McEnroe

Year 1984-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1984: John McEnroe
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1984: Ivan Lendl

Year 1983-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1983: Jimmy Connors
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1983: Ivan Lendl

Year 1982-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1982: Jimmy Connors
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1982: Ivan Lendl

Year 1981-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1981: John McEnroe
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1981: Bjorn Borg

Year 1980-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1980: John McEnroe
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1980: Bjorn Borg

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male) – from 1979-1970

Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, from 1979-1970

The era of 1979-1970 shows the superiority of United State’s players. Among the famous male tennis player names from United States were Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe. One of the Australian tennis player names which shows little dominance is of Ken Rosewall, winning the title once and ending up runner up in 1974. The list of male winners and runner-ups of U.S Open Tennis Championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

Year 1979-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1979: John McEnroe
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1979: Vitas Gerulaitis

Year 1978-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1978: Jimmy Connors
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1978: Bjorn Borg

Year 1977-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1977: Guillermo Vilas
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1977: Jimmy Connors

Year 1976-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1976: Jimmy Connors
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1976: Bjorn Borg

Year 1975-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1975: Manuel Orantes
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1975: Jimmy Connors

Year 1974-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1974: Jimmy Connors
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1974: Ken Rosewall

Year 1973-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1973: John Newcombe
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1973: Jan Kodes

Year 1972-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1972: Ilie Nastase
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1972: Arthur Ashe

Year 1971-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1971: Stan Smith
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1971: Jan Kodes

Year 1970-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1970: Ken Rosewall
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1970: Tony Roche

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male) – from 1969-1960

Rod Laver, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, from 1969-1960

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The greatest tennis rivalries: Stefan Edberg vs Pete Sampras

The greatest tennis rivalries: Stefan Edberg vs Pete Sampras

The United States and Swedish tennis got stuck in a strong rivalry at the time of Pete Sampras and Stefan Edberg. Their rivalry ended 8 -6 to Sampras showing a crucial contest between them. Having won the Wimbledon tennis record seven times, gives Sampras a leading edge on Edberg. On the other hand Edberg has won this title twice. Although the Grand Slam titles of Edberg and Sampras show no rivalry but Edberg was known to contest till the end, giving hard time to his opponents. This made Sampras vs Edberg matches very interesting, thrilling and entertaining for the audiences.  Both were able to attain the highest ranking, No. 1 on the ATP rankings, with their convincing game. 

One commonality among both these players is their inability to win the French pen title. Both of them failed to win the French Open once. Famous male tennis player Edberg has the honor of being World No 1 in both singles and doubles making him one of the two men in history of tennis. Sampras however could not attain the No. 1 ranking in the doubles as he was pretty much focused on the Singles titles. 

 

Edberg

Sampras
Date of Birth:

January 19, 1966

August 12, 1971

Country:

Sweden

United States

Height:

6′ 2″

6 ft 1 inch

Career Singles Titles:

42

64

Career Doubles Titles:

18

2

Career Prize Money:

$20 million

$43 million

Career record (singles):

806-270

762-222

Highest ranking (singles):

1

1

 

Stefan Edberg’s career statistics:

 

Pete Sampra’s career statistics:

Stefan with his absolutely impeccable play was able to make his mark in the history of tennis. His rivalry against Sampras is still remembered among the tennis fans.

 

The greatest tennis rivalries: Sampras vs Agassi

The greatest tennis rivalries: Sampras vs Agassi

Having a precise look at one of biggest rivalries of tennis circuit between the greatest tennis players Sampras and Agassi, our aim is to make the decision easy for our tennis lovers to have a clearer view of who has the edge between them? Sampras and Agassi for being from the same country, the USA not only enjoyed the tennis rivalry but also the an American vs American rivalry too. Both these players were able to rank No. 1 on the ATP rankings during their careers. Here is a comparison based on the career statistics of Sampras and Agassi:

Here are some general facts:

Players Agassi Sampras
Date of Birth: 29-Apr-70 12-Aug-71
Country: United States United States
Height: 5′ 11″ (180 cm) 6 ft 1 inch
Career Singles Titles: 60 64
Career Doubles Titles: 1 2
Career Prize Money: $31 million $43 million
Career record (singles): 870-274 762-222
Highest ranking (singles): 1 1

Sampras held the world’s No. 1 seat for a record 286 weeks while Agassi held it for 101 weeks. They faced each other 34 times, with Sampras having the edge by 20-14. Playing against each other in Grand Slam is the best way to judge both of them, and the stats again went in favor of Sampras leading the table by 4-1. But despite of this, they remained good friends.

Sampra’s career statistics:

Agassi’s career statistics:

Even though Sampras was and is considered as the legend of tennis but one can notice from the statistics that he was never able to show his ability on clay court and didn’t win even a single title at French Open. Agassi however was able to claim only one French Open title in his career.

 

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1969-1960

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1969-1960

The French Open for women was initially reserved to members only. After the championship opened to international competitors, it was named as French International Championships, but before the open era. In this era, Helen Wills Moody won the record four French Open titles in respective years 1928, 1929, 1930 and 1932.The record for most consecutive titles of this era is three and is help by Wills Moody (1928-1930) and Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (1935-1937).

It was in the Open Era of the French Open where the professional tennis players were allowed and Chris Evert set the record for most titles (7) in 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985 and 1986.  

The era of 1969-1960 in women French Open tennis tournaments had many different tennis players winning this title but two famous female tennis player names which were repeatedly seen winning and as a runner-up were Margaret Smith and Lesley Turner. The list of female winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1969-1960 is as follow:

Winners and runner-up of 1969

  • Margaret Smith Court
  • Ann Jones

Winners and runner-up of 1968

  • Nancy Richey
  • Ann Jones

Winners and runner-up of 1967

  • Francoise Durr
  • Lesley Turner

Winners and runner-up of 1966

  • Ann Haydon Jones
  • Nancy Richey

Winners and runner-up of 1965

  • Lesley Turner
  • Margaret Smith

Winners and runner-up of 1964

  • Margaret Smith
  • French Open runner-up (female)-1964: Maria Bueno

Winners and runner-up of 1963

  • Lesley Turner
  • French Open runner-up (female)-1963: Ann Jones

Winners and runner-up of 1962

  • Margaret Smith
  • Lesley Turner

Winners and runner-up of 1961

  • Ann Haydon
  • Yola Ramirez

Winners and runner-up of 1960

  • Darlene R. Hard
  • Yola Ramirez

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