Jannik Sinner wants to reach another memorable milestone

Who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in the same year?

by Simone Brugnoli
Jannik Sinner wants to reach another memorable milestone
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If Carlos Alcaraz has the goal of making a double Paris-Wimbledon, a feat only achieved by 5 other tennis players in the history of tennis, Jannik Sinner at the Wimbledon Championships on Monday, July 1 has the goal of making the Australian Open-Wimbledon.

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But how many times has this pairing succeeded in the history of the Open Era? Who are the record holders? Let’s see which club Sinner could join if he won the Wimbledon tournament for the first time in his career.

Let us consider only the Open Era in this statistical analysis. The pairing with the same player that prevailed at the Australian Open and Wimbledon in the same year also succeeded in this case to 5 players.

Rod Laver, who won the Grand Slam in 1969, won all four major events in the tennis world. He is also the last tennis player to win the same year in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York.

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After Rod Laver in 1969 it was necessary to go to 1974 to find the winning Australian Open-Wimbledon pairing and to succeed in this occasion was Jimmy Connors.

That the undertaking is not entirely easy is testified by the fact that since 1974 it has taken 20 years to revise this encore. In 1994, Pete Sampras succeeded and repeated his double in 1997.

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Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic hold the record for this winning pair. Federer has succeeded 4 times: in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2017 he managed to repeat after 13 years from the first opportunity.

Novak Djokovic also scored the Australian Open-Wimbledon double four times: first in 2011, then in 2015 and again in 2019 and 2021. Now Jannik Sinner who triumphed in Melbourne in January knocks on the door of this exclusive club of players to have managed to hit this brace in the same year.

Jannik Sinner won his first grass tournament on Sunday by defeating Polish Hubert Hurkacz in the final of the ATP 500 in Halle by a 7-6 double.

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