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#1. Which of these tournaments is not Grand Slam?
Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open are Grand Slam tournaments. Indian Wells tournament are often referred to as the fifth Grand Slam, but it is just a Masters tournament.
#2. Which Grand Slam tournament is the oldest one?
Wimbledon was founded in 1877, US Open in 1881, French Open in 1891, and the Australian Open in 1905.
#3. Which of Grand Slam tournaments is played on clay?
Australian Open and US Open are played on hard courts. Wimbledon is the only grass Grand Slam tournament, and French Open is the only clay Grand Slam tournament.
#4. How many players are in Men's Singles Draw at Grand Slam tournaments?
Men’s and Ladies’ singles draw consists of 128 players each. Other professional tournaments has draw size of 64, 32, or 28 players.
#5. If the deciding set is at 6:6, what procedure follows at Grand Slams?
As of the year 2022, all four grand slam tournaments adopted the same procedure of deciding set rule. If the score in deciding set is 6:6, then a 10-point tiebreaker follows.
#6. How many players in history completed calendar Grand Slam in singles?
Calendar Grand Slam is when a player wins all four Grand Slam tournaments in one season. Just five players achieved that.
Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962, 1969) in men’s singles.
Maureen Connolly (1953) Margaret Court (1970), Steffi Graf (1988) in ladies singles.
#7. Who won the most Grand Slam titles in ladies singles?
Margaret Court won 24 Grand Slam titles (11 Australian Open, 5 French Open, 3 Wimbledon, 5 US Open). She is followed by Serena Williams with 23 Grand Slam titles (7 Australian Open, 3 French Open, 7 Wimbledon, 6 US Open) and Steffi Graf with 22 Grand Slam titles (4 Australian Open, 6 French Open, 7 Wimbledon, 5 US Open).
#8. Who was the first man to achieve 20 Grand Slam singles titles?
Roger Federer at the Australian Open 2018 won his 20th Grand Slam title. Rafael Nadal achieved the 20th Grand Slam title at the French Open 2020, and Novak Djokovic at the Wimbledon 2021.
The road of all three players from the 1st to 20th Grand Slam title is mapped here.
#9. How many points to ATP/WTA ranking are awarded for Grand Slam tournament win?
Grand Slam winner gets 2000 points, finalist gets 1300 points. For comparison, the winner of ATP 1000 tournament get 1000 points.
#10. Where was the longest match in tennis history played?
The longest match in tennis (and grand slam) history was played in the 1st round of Wimbledon 2010. The match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut lasts 11 hours and 5 minutes. John Isner won the match 6:4 3:6 6:7 7:6 70:68.
The second longest match in Grand Slam was played in Wimbledon 2018 semifinals between Kevin Anderson and John Isner. It took Anderson 6 hours and 36 minutes to beat Isner 7:6 6:7 6:7 6:4 26:24.