After his victory at Roland Garros on June 5, Rafael Nadal increased the number of Grand Slams won in his career to 22, a record. Now 2 lengths ahead of Novak Djokovic, the Spaniard is taking off and will need a stratospheric Serbian in the coming months and years to catch up with Rafa! With a 2th successful at Roland Garros at just 21, Iga Swiatek laid the groundwork for dominating the women’s circuit for many years, although Margaret Smith Court’s record (24 Grand Slam hits) is still a long way off!
Tennis Grand Slam: 22, this is Christmas!
Fighting during the Roland Garros prep tournaments with defeats in Madrid and then in Rome, and doubts about his fitness as his favorite Grand Slam tournament approached, Rafael Nadal silenced his detractors with a 14.th Roland Garros, (Grand Slam record) and 22 major tournaments. A beautiful love story of Rafael Nadal Grand Slam, with also 2 victories in Australia and Wimbledon, and 4 in New York that make him perhaps the best player of all time. Can you continue to win Grand Slams in the future? Hard to say at the moment, but Rafael Nadal is the Grand Slam record!
Novak Djokovic, the only competitor of the Spanish?
2 units of the Spaniard Novak Djokovic may have lost the ship. On the eve of the US Open final last September, the Serb had a chance to become the 3rdth player of history to get the Grand Slam Calendar, but also to become the number 1 in the number of Grand Slams won with 21. But the defeat against D.Medvedev put an end to the feat, then the Covid affair prevented him from defending his chances in Melbourne at the start of the season. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal has stepped forward and put the Serb at a distance. But at 35, Novak Djokovic can still claim to have won several Grand Slam tennis tournaments before the end of his career!
Men’s Grand Slam Record – Top 5
- Rafael Nadal: 22 tracks (2 Australian Open, 14 Roland Garros, 2 Wimbledon and 4 US Open)
- Novak Djokovic: 20 titles (9 Australian Open, 2 Roland Garros, 6 Wimbledon and 3 US Open)
- Roger Federer: 20 titles (6 Australian Open, 1 Roland Garros, 8 Wimbledon and 5 US Open)
- Pete Sampras: 14 tracks (2 Australian Open, 7 Wimbledon Open and 5 US Open)
- Roy Emerson: 12 tracks (6 Australian Open, 2 Roland Garros, 2 Wimbledon and 2 US Open)
The 4 Grand Slams won, a rarity?
If 51 players have won at least one Grand Slam tournament, only 8 have achieved the feat of winning all 4 major tournaments during their career:
- Donald Budge
- Rod Laver
- Fred Perry
- Roy Emerson
- Andre Agassi
- Roger Federer
- Rafael Nadal
- Novak Djokovic
Of those 8 players, only 2 won the Grand Slam of the calendar, that is, winning all 4 tournaments in the same years: Donald Budge in 1938 and Rod Laver in 1962 and 1969. Last year, Novak Djokovic went be all close to getting it. great feat, only lost in the final of the US Open to Daniil Medvedev.
Grand Slam Tennis: Can You Think of a Great Iga Swiatek?
With his victory at Roland Garros in early June, his 2ndn / a successful at Porte d’Auteuil, Iga Swiatek got her hands on the WTA circuit. Driven world number 1 after A.Barty’s retirement, the 21-year-old Polish girl has a bright future ahead of her, which could take her far to the top! Tough on hard, covered and clay courts, all that remains for Iga Swiatek is to prove herself on the pitch to become a full-fledged player and increase her dominance.
Lack of competition for Poles?
If the Pole can expect to climb the hierarchy in the number of Grand Slams won in her career, it is thanks to her dominance in the women’s circuit. With 35 wins in a row, is the Polish player an outstanding player or is the competition lacking in level? A bit of both, like when Roger Federer ruled the men’s circuit. But before he can enter the top 10 of the Grand Slams rankings won, it will take years and the regularity to become an outstanding champion. Because to join Margaret Smith Court (24 hits) or Serena Williams (23 hits), the road still seems very long!
Women’s Grand Slam Record – Ranking
- Margaret Smith Court 24 tracks (11 Australian Open, 5 Roland Garros, 3 Wimbledon and 5 US Open)
- Serena Williams 23 titles (7 Australian Open, 3 Roland Garros, 7 Wimbledon and 6 US Open)
- Steffi Graf 22 tracks (4 Australian Open, 6 Roland Garros, 7 Wimbledon and 5 US Open)
- Helen Wills 19 tracks (4 Roland Garros, 8 Wimbledon and 7 US Open)
- Chris Evert 18 tracks (2 Australian Open, 7 Roland Garros, 3 Wimbledon and 6 US Open)
- Martina Navratilova 18 tracks (3 Australian Open, 2 Roland Garros, 9 Wimbledon and 4 US Open)
Grand Slam Tennis: 10 players who have been successful on all surfaces
If 8 tennis players have had the joy of lifting the trophies of each Grand Slam tennis tournament, 8 tennis players have achieved this feat:
- Maureen Connolly
- Doris Hart
- Shirley Fry
- Margaret Smith Court
- Billie Jean King
- Chris Evert
- Martina Navratilova
- Steffi Graf
- Serena Williams
- Maria Sharapova
Of those 10 players, 3 won the Grand Slam schedule: Maureen Connolly in 1953, Margaret Smith Court in 1970, and Steffi Graf in 1988.
Laurent Blanc is the sole president, Latrell Sprewell is the GOAT with no possible dispute