The Slam titlists

All posts regarding past greats should be made under this heading.

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
PKBasu
Member
Member
Posts: 29331
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2003 6:04 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Singapore

The Slam titlists

Postby PKBasu » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:39 am

Ramanathan Krishnan was the first Indian to win a Slam title, when he won the Wimbledon boys' (under-18 men's) singles title in 1954, beating Ashley Cooper (who managed to overturn the result in the 1955 final). Since then, several other Indians have emulated him, starting with his son Ramesh (who won both the Wimbledon and French Open junior singles titles in 1979) and Leander Paes (who won the Wimbledon junior singles in 1990 and the US Open junior singles in 1991). Leander, of course, went on to add 8 men's doubles and 6 Mixed Doubles titles to his collection, and he isn't done yet!

Here is a compilation of Slam title winners from India (please add others I may have missed), in order of the number of titles won:

16 - Leander Paes (8 Men's Doubles incl a career Grand Slam, 6 Mixed Doubles, 2 Junior Singles)
12 - Mahesh Bhupathi (4 Men's Doubles, 8 Mixed Doubles incl a career Grand Slam in MxD)
3 - Ramesh Krishnan (2 Junior Singles, 1 Veteran's Doubles)
3 - Sania Mirza (2 Mixed Doubles, 1 Junior Doubles)
1 - Ramanathan Krishnan (1 Junior Singles)
1 - Yuki Bhambri (1 Junior Singles).

User avatar
PKBasu
Member
Member
Posts: 29331
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2003 6:04 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Singapore

Re: The Slam titlists

Postby PKBasu » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:01 pm

Updated compilation:

20 - Leander Paes (8 Men's Doubles incl a career Grand Slam, 10 Mixed Doubles incl a career Grand Slam, 2 Junior Singles)
12 - Mahesh Bhupathi (4 Men's Doubles, 8 Mixed Doubles incl a career Grand Slam in MxD)
7- Sania Mirza (3 Mixed Doubles, 3 Women's Doubles, 1 Junior Doubles)
3 - Ramesh Krishnan (2 Junior Singles, 1 Veteran's Doubles)
1 - Ramanathan Krishnan (1 Junior Singles)
1 - Yuki Bhambri (1 Junior Singles).

Also worthy of mention: Sania Mirza won 2 year-end women's doubles WTA championship titles.
Vijay Amritraj won 1 year-end men's doubles ATP championship.

rajitghosh
Member
Member
Posts: 104
Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:04 am
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5

Re: The Slam titlists

Postby rajitghosh » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:54 pm

I thought Vijay and Anand also won some veteran's doubles titles

rajitghosh
Member
Member
Posts: 104
Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:04 am
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5

Re: The Slam titlists

Postby rajitghosh » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:55 pm

Also Vijay won the WCT year end title with Dick Stockton in 1978, not the ATP title

User avatar
PKBasu
Member
Member
Posts: 29331
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2003 6:04 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Singapore

Re: The Slam titlists

Postby PKBasu » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:08 pm

Yes, it was then called the WCT, but it was basically the year-end championship -- because the WCT ran most of the pro/Open tournaments from 1968 to 1989 (before the WCT was folded into the ATP). The ATP created the computer rankings in 1973, and was like the professional players' union until it formally took over running the tournaments from 1990 onwards. Vijay and Dick Stockton won the year-end doubles title in 1978; it was then called the WCT (World Championship of Tennis), but is now more mundanely called the ATP's year-end championship.

rajitghosh
Member
Member
Posts: 104
Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:04 am
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5

Re: The Slam titlists

Postby rajitghosh » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:26 pm

Vijay and Anand won Wimbledon men's doubles in 1989. I think Vijay won over 45 titles also.

rajitghosh
Member
Member
Posts: 104
Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:04 am
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5

Re: The Slam titlists

Postby rajitghosh » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:28 pm

I meant the men's veterans title.

User avatar
Saniapower
Member
Member
Posts: 3168
Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 6:45 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5

Re: The Slam titlists

Postby Saniapower » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:20 am

1 - Sumit Nagal (1 Junior Doubles)

User avatar
PKBasu
Member
Member
Posts: 29331
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2003 6:04 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Singapore

Re: The Slam titlists

Postby PKBasu » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:12 am

Thanks Saniapower, I shouldn't have missed that!

Updated:

20 - Leander Paes (8 Men's Doubles incl a career Grand Slam, 10 Mixed Doubles incl a career Grand Slam, 2 Junior Singles)
12 - Mahesh Bhupathi (4 Men's Doubles, 8 Mixed Doubles incl a career Grand Slam in MxD)
7- Sania Mirza (3 Mixed Doubles, 3 Women's Doubles, 1 Junior Doubles)
3 - Ramesh Krishnan (2 Junior Singles, 1 Veteran's Doubles)
1 - Ramanathan Krishnan (1 Junior Singles)
1 - Yuki Bhambri (1 Junior Singles).
1 - Sumit Nagal (1 Junior doubles)

rajitghosh
Member
Member
Posts: 104
Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:04 am
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5

Re: The Slam titlists

Postby rajitghosh » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:15 am

I think you need to update Vijay and Anand's senior invitational doubles also. I certainly remember they won Wimbledon in 1989. If I am not mistaken Vijay won a couple of titles in the mid-90s at US and Australian Opens also.

User avatar
gbelday
Member
Member
Posts: 2763
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2003 12:44 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: NJ

Re: The Slam titlists

Postby gbelday » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:28 pm

I thought Sanaa won a junior slam doubles also.
Edit: Ignore that. Wikipedia shows that she reached the semis. I must have been dreaming.

User avatar
arjun2761
Member
Member
Posts: 4973
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:26 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: US

Re: The Slam titlists

Postby arjun2761 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:03 am

Sorry, aren't the veteran's events like exhibition events. I would rate them less significant than winning a challenger singles. :D


Return to “The Golden Oldies”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest