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Efficiency rates in Grand Slam finals

We already had a look on the 47 winners & runners-up for all 4 Grand Slam tournaments from 1974 to 2015. Time to compare the total Grand Slam titles vs. the finals reached by our Top 10 of Grand Slam players. A less relevant stat at first glance, since reaching a Grand Slam final is always a goal in itself, but maybe a proper approach to spot small differences between the top-players:

Rank Player Titles Slam finals Efficiency rate
1. Sampras
14
18
78%
2. Nadal
14
20
70%
3. Borg
11
16
69%
4. Federer
17
25
68%
5. McEnroe
7
11
64%
5. Wilander
7
11
64%
7. Becker
6
10
60%
8. Edberg
6
11
54%
9. Agassi
8
15
53%
9. Connors
8
15
53%
9. Djokovic
8
15
53%
11. Lendl
8
19
42%

 

After 3 lost finals in a row, Djokovic was able to turn the tide at Wimbledon 2014 and improved his rate again.

A few players won all Grand Slam finals they reached, up to a maximum of three Grand Slam titles :

But other players too were able to win 3 or more Grand Slam finals in a row. Lendl and Becker are the only players in our Top 10 who never won 3 Grand Slam finals in a row :

However, no player won more than 3 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments since 1974. Nadal was close at the 2011 Australian Open, which could be his 4th straight Grand Slam title after 2010 Roland Garros, Wimbledon & US Open. He was eliminated in the semifinals. Federer twice made 3 Grand Slam titles in a row before reaching a 4th straight final, but then was defeated in Roland Garros' finals (2006 & 2007). Djokovic had his chance at the 2012 French Open, but was defeated by Nadal.

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