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Australian Open 1974-2015

Top 10

Since 1974, 22 different players have won the Australian Open at least once. Here's the Top 10 of winners :

1. Djokovic : 5 titles, 3 consecutive, 5 finals

2. Federer : 4 titles, 2 consecutive, 5 finals

2. Agassi : 4 titles, 2 consecutive, 4 finals

4. Wilander : 3 titles, 2 consecutive, 4 finals

5. Edberg : 2 consecutive titles/5 finals

6. Lendl : 2 consecutive titles/4 finals

7. Vilas : 2 consecutive titles/3 finals

8. Courier, Kriek : 2 consecutive titles/2 finals

10. Sampras : 2 titles/3 finals

 

Year Winner Finalist
2015
Djokovic
Murray
2014
Wawrinka
Nadal
2013
Djokovic
Murray
2012
Djokovic
Nadal
2011
Djokovic
Murray
2010
Federer
Murray
2009
Nadal
Federer
2008
Djokovic
Tsonga
2007
Federer
Gonzalez
2006
Federer
Baghdatis
2005
Safin
Hewitt
2004
Federer
Safin
2003
Agassi
Schuettler
2002
Johansson
Safin
2001
Agassi
Clement
2000
Agassi
Kafelnikov
1999
Kafelnikov
Endqvist
1998
Korda
Rios
1997
Sampras
Moya
1996
Becker
Chang
1995
Agassi
Sampras
1994
Sampras
Martin
1993
Courier
Edberg
1992
Courier
Edberg
1991
Becker
Lendl
1990
Lendl
Edberg
1989
Lendl
Mecir
1988
Wilander
Cash
1987
Edberg
Cash
1986
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-
1985
Edberg
Wilander
1984
Wilander
Curren
1983
Wilander
Lendl
1982
Kriek
Denton
1981
Kriek
Denton
1980
Teacher
Warwick
1979
Vilas
Sadri
1978
Vilas
Marks
1977 (Dec)
Gerulaitis
Lloyd
1977 (Jan)
Tanner
Vilas
1976
Edmondson
Newcombe
1975
Newcombe
Connors
1974
Connors
Dent

Several players won 2 Australian Open titles, from our No. 5 on, so we used the number of finals reached to differenciate. Becker doesn't make it to the Top 10 if we consider consecutive titles and total finals, but he did reach and win 2 finals.

Short history

Organised for the first time in 1905, the Australian Open often moved to different locations across Australia and New Zealand until it was held permanently in Melbourne from 1952 on. Grass was the underground until 1988, when the typical sun-blasted hardcourts were introduced to mankind. In 2008, the underground changed to a slower hardcourt, which is also reported to be a few degrees less hot in the sun...

Until 1976, the Australian Open was held around Christmas and New Year and therefor failed to attract some of the 70's top-players, who preferred to have a break after the US Open & the ATP World Tour Finals. Borg participated only once (1974). Vilas was one of the few to regularly participate (and win). In 1977, two Australian Open tournaments were organised: one from December 1976 to January 1977 (won by Tanner), and another one from mid December to 31 December 1977 (won by Gerulaitis). Although the timing changed, still very few top-players made the far trip to Melbourne.

From 1982 on, the Australian Open would be played mid December. Early 80's top-players like Lendl and Wilander participated in 1983's Australian Open, along with McEnroe. This would ignite the rehabilitation of the 4th Grand Slam tournament. From 1987 on, it was held in January, hence 1986's lacune in the roll of honour (no tournament was organised at all).

 

Hard times

Youngest & oldest winners

The youngest winner of the Australian Open since 1974, is Wilander. The Suede was only 19 years and 3 months at his first victory in 1983. The oldest was Agassi, aged 32 years and 8 months at his 2003 title.

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