Only five golfers have won all four of golf's modern majors at any time during their careers, an achievement which is often referred to as a Career Grand Slam: Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods.
Only Bobby Jones has ever completed a true Grand Slam, while no man has ever won a modern era Grand Slam. The term Grand Slam was actually first applied to Bobby Jones' achievement after he won the 1930 Open Championship, 1930 US Open, 1930 US Amateur and the 1930 British Amateur.
Calendar Year Golden Slam
The Golden Slam, or Golden Grand Slam, is a term created in 1988 when Steffi Graf won all four Grand Slam tournaments and the gold medal in tennis at the Summer Olympics in the same calendar year.
The tennis Grand Slam is so rare that only five players can claim one, and no player at all has achieved the feat since 1988. The Golden Slam, winning all four majors and a gold medal in the same year, is nearly impossible. Only Steffi Graf had ever done it. Until Sunday, when it was accomplished twice.
What is the Golden Slam? Steffi Graf is the only player to win the Golden Slam. She did so in 1988 when she added gold at the Seoul Olympics to her trophy case, alongside the four tennis majors that year.
Combining the Grand Slam and the non-calendar-year Grand Slam, only eight singles players on 11 occasions achieved the feat of being the reigning champion of all four majors, three men (Don Budge, Rod Laver, Novak Djokovic) and five women (Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Serena ...
Only five players in history have won all four Grand Slams in the same year, and the last to do it was Steffi Graf in 1988. The only men to achieve the feat are Don Budge (in 1938) and Rod Laver (in 1962 and 1969). The pressure on Djokovic at the US Open when he tries to complete the set for the year will be immense.
Serena then went on to claim a singles career Golden Slam between 1999 and 2012, clinching it at the London Olympic Games. She became the first tennis player with career Golden Slams in both singles and doubles.
1. Roger Federer. We hear Roger Federer talked about as the greatest tennis player of all time (G.O.A.T) so often that you might think it was easy to put the great Swiss at the top of this list. However, it was only by the slenderest of margins that Federer earned his place as our top tennis player of all time.
23 – Number of Grand Slam singles titles Serena Williams has won. Serena's 23 Grand Slam singles titles are the most by any tennis player in the Open era. The American is chasing the all-time record of Margaret Court's 24 Slams.
Grand Slam champions in doubles have been: Frank Sedgman and Ken McGregor, Australia, 1951. Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver, United States, 1984. Maria Bueno (with two teammates), Brazil, 1960.
Historic achievements. Djokovic has won 20 Grand Slams (major) titles, tied for second all-time with Roger Federer behind Rafael Nadal (21) for most slams won in tennis history by male players. He is last male player out of eight male players all-time to achieve the Career Grand Slam in men's singles.
Bobby Jones, who won the pre-Masters era Career Grand Slam in 1930, is the only golfer to win four majors in the same year.
Tiger Woods has also won the career Grand Slam three times
Woods won the U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and PGA Championship in 2000 and then won The Masters in 2001.
Roger Federer, winner of a record 19 Grand Slam titles in his career, also holds the record for the most total weeks at number one, with 302 weeks spanning over three separate periods. This achievement bettered the record of Pete Sampras who held the number one spot for 286 weeks over eleven separate periods.
1. Novak Djokovic. At 34 years of age and in the late prime years of his career, Djokovic is clearly the best player in the world at the moment, and he has the potential to win more Grand Slam titles. With 20 Grand Slam titles already under his belt he trails just Rafael Nadal who stands at 21.
Djokovic has won a record 37 Masters titles and Federer has won 28. Both of Djokovic and Federer sit one-two on the list of players who have won the most Masters titles on hard courts in the Open Era with Djokovic at 27 and Federer at 22. Bold indicates an Open Era record. indicates outright record.
On this day, October 1 in 1988, Steffi Graf defeated Gabriela Sabatini in the singles final of the Olympic tournament in Seoul (6-3, 6-3). Three weeks after completing the calendar Grand Slam, the German had just added a gold medal to make her season even greater.
Venus has won 49 singles titles over the course of her career, and Serena has won 73. The Williams sisters are the only two women during the Open Era to contest four consecutive Grand Slam finals: from the 2002 French Open to the 2003 Australian Open.
With a straight-sets win over Dutch teenager Niels Vink in today's quad wheelchair singles final, Alcott became the first man in tennis history to claim a Golden Slam. The Australian added to victories this year at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
Martina Hingis, (born September 30, 1980, Košice, Czechoslovakia [now in Slovakia]), Swiss professional tennis player who became the youngest person in the “open” era to win a Grand Slam singles title and the youngest to be ranked world number one.
This statistic shows the top 50 tennis players of the men's (the Association of Tennis Professionals) ATP rankings based on ranking points. As of October 2020, Novak Djokovic was the number one player on the ATP rankings with 8,875 points.
To date, Djokovic is the only player to have beaten Nadal in all four majors. Of their 58 matches, 27 have been on hard courts, 27 have been on clay, and 4 have been on grass. Nadal leads on clay (19–8), while Djokovic leads on hard courts (20–7).