Tennis is the game of fierce competition and spirit of the game. The great thing about the game of Tennis is that it doesn’t treats as a value of experience but rather it is taken only as a number. Till now there have been 52 seasons each of Wimbledon, French Open and US Open. There have been 51 seasons of the Australian Open. Most of the Open Grand Slam titles, 164 have been won by a player in the age 20s. Only 14 players aged over than 30 have won a Grand Slam title.
At the other end of the table, the age gets smaller .
In this article , we’re going to talk about 5 players who have lifted a Grand Slam title as a teenager.
The 5 Youngest Champions Of The Open-Era(Lawn Tennis)
Rafael Nadal won his first Grand Slam at the age of 19 years and 2 days. In 2005 he won the French Open after missing out the 2004 season of the French Open due to stress fracture.
After the straight sets when over the David Ferrer, Nadal confirmed his first Grand Slam. He faced Roger Federer in the semifinals. Even the first set while Federer won the second and then medal took the next two sets and qualified for the finals.
Nadal is the third teenager to win the French Open and the first to win it on debut. Sense medals victory in the French Open 2005 no other team teenager has won open Grand Slam in men’s tennis.
Bjorn Borg, the tennis superstar was a teenage sensation and played a major role in the raising popularity of tennis during the 1970s.
Borg’s first major title came when he was 18 years and 10 days at the French Open in 1974, where he defeated Spain’s Manuel Orantes in five sets. He has won 11 Grand Slams in total but has never won the US Open and Australian Open.
Stefan Edberg arrived at the 1985 Australian Open fresh off winning the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
In his third appearance at the Australian Open, and 8th overall at a Grand Slam tournament, Edberg defeated John Lloyd in straight sets in the quarterfinals. The 19-year-old Edberg then recovered from a two sets to one deficit against Ivan Lendl to win 9-7 in the fifth set to book the final ticket with two-time defending champion and fellow countryman Mats Wilander.
Riding on a break apiece in the first two sets, Edberg was in great control against his more strong opposition, moving to within a set of a maiden Grand Slam title breakthrough.
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Boris Becker is the youngest male Wimbledon winner of all time, winning the Wimbkedon title in 1985 at the age of 17.
He became the first unseeded player to win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles title.
He has won three titles at the All England Club in total, the Boris Becker finished his career with six major Grand slams wins in total.
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Michael Chang, currently is the coach of Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori, but he is best remembered for winning the French Open final in 1989 against Ivan Lendl at the age of mere 17.
During this run, Michelangelo also defeated Francisco Roig and Pete Sampras, dropping just one set in the entire match.
Michael Chang is the youngest male French Open winner in history, though he has not won any other title.
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