Daily Archives: January 19, 2012
The Australian Open always feels a bit out of place here in the USA. In the short, dark, damn cold days of mid-January, and in the midst of all these winter sports – football, basketball and hockey – suddenly, we’re talking major outdoor tennis and reminded of a spring that seems as far away as Australia itself.
For a look at the current brackets, click here. Federer is going for a record fifth Australian Open title, Djokovic his third and Nadal his second.
Here’s a look at tennis players with multiple Australian Open championships. The major began accepting professionals in 1969, a year after the other three majors did the same.
Thirteen players have won multiple Australian Open titles. That’s more than any of the other three majors in the open era.
And what about those other majors? Sports List of the Day already has you covered…
Tomorrow we’ll take a look at the ladies.
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|1.||Roger Federer||SUI||4||2004, 2006, 2007, 2010|
|1.||Andre Agassi||USA||4||1995, 2000, 2001, 2003|
|3.||Mats Wilander||SWE||3||1983, 1984, 1988|
|4.||Novak Djokovic||SRB||2||2008, 2011|
|4.||Pete Sampras||USA||2||1994, 1997|
|4.||Boris Becker||GER||2||1991, 1996|
|4.||Jim Courier||USA||2||1992, 1993|
|4.||Ivan Lendl||CZE||2||1989, 1990|
|4.||Stefan Edberg||SWE||2||1985, 1987|
|4.||Johan Kriek||RSA||2||1981, 1982|
|4.||Guillermo Vilas||ARG||2||1978, 1979|
|4.||John Newcombe||AUS||2||1973, 1975|
|4.||Ken Rosewall||AUS||2||1971, 1972|