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List Of Grand Slam Singles Champions In Open Era By Age At First Win
This is a list of all Open Era
Open Era
tennis Grand Slam singles champions and how old they were when winning their first title.[1] Players who won a title before the Open Era
Open Era
are designated with an asterisk (*), but those results do
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Open Era
The game that most people call 'tennis' is the direct descendant of what is now known as real tennis or royal tennis (which continues to be played today as a separate sport with more complex rules). Most rules of the game commonly known as tennis derive from it. It is reasonable to see both sports as variations of the same game
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Guillermo Vilas
Guillermo Vilas
Guillermo Vilas
([ɡiˈʝeɾmo ˈβilas]; born 17 August 1952) is a retired professional tennis player from Argentina, No. 1 of the Grand Prix tennis circuit's Season in 1974, 1975 and 1977,[2] who won four Grand Slam tournaments, one year-end Masters, seven Grand Prix Super Series titles and 62 total ATP titles. "World Tennis" Magazine, Agence France-Presse, Michel Sutter, Eugene L. Scott and "Livre D'or Du Tennis" (Michel Collin-Bernard Ficot), among others rankings and publications, rated him as World No. 1 in 1977[3][4][5] (while others ranked Borg No. 1). In the ATP computer rankings, he peaked at No. 2 in april of 1975, position that he held for a total of 83 weeks
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Manuel Orantes
Manuel Orantes
Manuel Orantes
Corral (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈnwel oˈɾantes koˈral]; born 6 February 1949) is a former tennis player from Spain
Spain
who was active in the 1970s and 1980s. He won the US Open men's singles in 1975, beating defending champion Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors
in the final. Orantes reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 2.Contents1 Career 2 Grand Slam finals2.1 Singles (1 title, 1 runner-up)3 ATP Career finals3.1 Singles: 72 (36 titles, 36 runner-ups) 3.2 Doubles: 42 (22 titles, 20 runner-ups)4 Grand Slam singles tournament timeline 5 References 6 External linksCareer[edit] On 7 September 1975 Orantes defeated top-seeded Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors
in the finals of the US Open at Forest Hills, New York to win his only Grand Slam title
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1975 US Open (tennis)
The 1975 US Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Forest Hills, Queens in New York, United States. The tournament ran from 27 August until 7 September. It was the 95th staging of the US Open, and the fourth Grand Slam tennis event of 1975. During the final three years at the Forest Hills location, 1975-1977, the US Open was played on a green-colored Har-Tru clay surface, a surface slightly harder and faster than red clay
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Mark Edmondson
Mark Edmondson (born June 1954[1] in Gosford, New South Wales) is a retired Australian professional tennis player. Edmondson won the 1976 Australian Open
Australian Open
while ranked 212th in the world, and remains the lowest-ranked winner of a Grand Slam tournament since the ATP rankings were introduced in 1973.[2] He is the last Australian to date to win the men's singles at the Australian Open.[3] Edmondson's best subsequent performance in Grand Slams was reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open
Australian Open
in 1981 and Wimbledon in 1982, which took him to a career-high singles ranking of #15
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1976 Australian Open
The 1976 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne in Australia and was held from 26 December 1975 to 4 January 1976. It was the 64th edition of the Australian Open and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year
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Italy
Coordinates: 43°N 12°E / 43°N 12°E / 43; 12Italian Republic Repubblica Italiana  (Italian)FlagEmblemAnthem: Il Canto degli Italiani  (Italian) "The Song of the Italians"Location of  Italy  (dark green) – in Europe  (light green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (light green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Rome 41°54′N 12°29′E / 41.900°N 12.483°E / 41.900; 12.483Official languages ItalianaNative languages see full listReligion83.3% Christians 12.4% irreligious 3.7% Muslims 0.2% Buddhists 0.1% Hindus 0.3% other religions[1]Demonym ItalianGovernment Unitary constitutional parliamentary republic• PresidentSergio Mattarella• Prime MinisterPaolo Gentiloni• President of the SenateElisabetta Casellati•&
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Adriano Panatta
Adriano Panatta
Adriano Panatta
(born 9 July 1950) is a former professional tennis player from Italy. He is best remembered for winning the French Open in 1976, and for being the only player to ever defeat Björn Borg
Björn Borg
at Roland Garros, which he did on two occasions.Contents1 Career 2 Grand Slam finals2.1 Singles: 1 (1–0)3 Career finals3.1 Singles: 26 (10–16) 3.2 Doubles: 28 (17–11)4 Singles performance timeline 5 External linksCareer[edit] Panatta was born in Rome. His father was the caretaker of the Tennis Club Parioli, and as a youngster he learned to play the game on the club's clay courts
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1976 French Open
The 1976 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament ran from 31 May until 14 June
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Roscoe Tanner
Roscoe Tanner
Roscoe Tanner
(born October 15, 1951) is a retired American professional tennis player, who turned pro in 1972[1] and reached a career-high world singles ranking of World No. 4 on July 30, 1979. Tanner was famous for his big left-handed serve, which was clocked at 153 mph at Palm Springs in 1978 during the final against Raúl Ramírez.[2][3][4] He is also known for winning the men's singles title at the first of two Australian Open
Australian Open
tournaments held in 1977. Tanner won the tournament held in January, Vitas Gerulaitis
Vitas Gerulaitis
won the December tournament
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1977 Australian Open (January)
The 1977 Australian Open
Australian Open
(January) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium
Kooyong Stadium
in Melbourne, Australia.[1]
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Argentina
Coordinates: 34°S 64°W / 34°S 64°W / -34; -64Argentine Republic[A] República Argentina  (Spanish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "En unión y libertad" ("In Unity and Freedom")Anthem: Himno Nacional Argentino ("Argentine National Anthem")Sol de Mayo[2] (Sun of May)Location of  Argentina  (dark green) in South America  (grey)Capital and largest city Buenos Aires 34°36′S 58°23′W / 34.600°S 58.383°W / -34.600; -58.383Official languages NoneNational language Spanish[a]Regional languagesGuarani in Corrientes;[3] Qom, Mocoví and Wichí in Chaco[4]Religion77.1% Roman Catholicism 10.8% Protestant 10.1% Non-religious 2.6% Other[5]DemonymArgentine Argentinian Argentinean (uncommon)Government Federal presidential constitutional republic• PresidentMauricio Macri•
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1977 French Open
The 1977 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament ran from 23 May until 5 June
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Björn Borg
Björn Rune Borg (Swedish pronunciation: [bjœːɳ bɔrj] ( listen); born 6 June 1956) is a Swedish former world No. 1 tennis player widely considered to be one of the greatest in the history of the sport.[1][2][3] Between 1974 and 1981 he became the first man in the Open Era
Open Era
to win 11 Grand Slam singles titles (six at the French Open
French Open
and five consecutive at Wimbledon). He also won three year-end championships and 15 Grand Prix Super Series titles. Overall, he set numerous records that still stand. A teenage sensation at the start of his career, Borg's unprecedented stardom and consistent success helped propel the rising popularity of tennis during the 1970s.[4] As a result, the professional tour became more lucrative, and in 1979 he was the first player to earn more than one million dollars in prize money in a single season. He also made millions in endorsements throughout his career
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Vitas Gerulaitis
Vytautas Kevin Gerulaitis (July 26, 1954 – September 17, 1994) was an American professional tennis player. In 1975, Gerulaitis won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon, partnering with Sandy Mayer. He won the men's singles title at one of the two Australian Open
Australian Open
tournaments held in 1977 (Gerulaitis won the tournament that was held in December, while Roscoe Tanner
Roscoe Tanner
won the earlier January tournament)
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