Those who won Grand Slam at the time of the Big 3


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Those who won Grand Slam at the time of the Big 3

Of the last 70 Grand Slam trophies played, the “Big 3” was awarded a total of 58, being the other twelve titles distributed among eight tennis players, including two Argentines.

Andy Roddick was the first to win a major after the dynasty that inaugurated Federer at Wimbledon 2003. The American beat Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets at the 2003 US Open and earned his only Grand Slam trophy. A year later it was Gaston Gaudio who did the same before Guillermo Coria in the final of Roland Garros 2004.

In 2005, Marat Safin stayed with the Australian Open after beating Lleyton Hewitt to achieve the second major in his carrer. Four years later it appeared Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open 2009, hitting the ball and beating Federer, number one in the world at that time.

After that triumph of the Argentine (the last South American in a Grand Slam final) they were Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka (both three times each) who raised trophies at the same time as the Big 3. The British did it at the US Open 2012, Wimbledon 2013 and 2016, while the Swiss did it at the Australian Open 2014, Roland Garros 2015 and US Open 2016. In the middle of both, appeared Marin cilic in 2014 to win the US Open against Kei Nishikori.

The last to achieve a major in this era outside of Nadal, Federer and Djokovic it was dominic thiem, who in 2020 won the US Open after beating Alexander Zverev in the final.


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