Roland Garros: Crazy 9s? Another Historic Result? If so, Which One?

1989 – To Be 17: Chang and Sanchez-Vicario Pull UPSETS to Grab Singles’ Titles

  • Chang rallied to beat Lendl in the round of 16 and then toppled Edberg in 5 for an improbable title
  • Sanchez-Vicario defeated a seemingly invulnerable Graf in 3 sets to take the title

1999 – Graf Caps 22 Slams While Agassi Grabs a Career Slam

  • Graf won her final major where she claimed her first major.  In each case, she beat a Martina to do so
  • Agassi completed his career Grand Slam by winning where many thought he’d claim his first major

2009 – Federer Ties Sampras’ 14 & Completes the Career Slam

  • Federer tied Sampras’ then record 14 majors by winning where Pete never did while also claiming the first men’s career Grand Slam since Agassi in 1999

2019 – ????

  • Nole Slam 2.0 or Rafa’s Dirty Dozen or Federer’s Winner Winner Chicken Dinner or Thiem breaks through the Oligopoly … ?

Years ending in 9 have produced historically seismic results in the past.  It might happen once again, but if so, the biggest story is unclear

 

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