The four Grand Slam tournaments are the Australian Open in January, the French Open from late May to early June, Wimbledon in late June to early July, and the US Open in August–September, with each played over a two-week period.
Also know, has anyone won all 4 Grand Slams a year?
In order to find a player in the men’s category, we have to go way back in 1969 when Australian Rod Laver won all the four majors in a single year. The player who started it all was an American tennis player John Budge who won the honour of being the first Grand Slam winner in 1938.
In this regard, what are the 5 Grand Slams in tennis?
The Grand Slam itinerary consists of the Australian Open in mid January, the French Open (also known as Roland Garros) from around late May to early June, Wimbledon in June–July, and the US Open in August–September. Each tournament is played over a two-week period.
Which Grand Slam held first in year?
The term Grand Slam was first used in 1933 by the American journalist John Kieran, when describing the attempt that year by player Jack Crawford to win all four titles: the Australian, French, US and Wimbledon tournaments. The term came from his comparing it with “a countered and vulnerable grand slam in bridge”.
The Golden Slam, or Golden Grand Slam, is a term created in when Steffi Graf won all four Grand Slam tournaments and the gold medal in tennis at the Summer Olympics in the same calendar year.
What is the Golden Slam? Steffi Graf is the only player to win the Golden Slam. She did so in 1988 when she added gold at the Seoul Olympics to her trophy case, alongside the four tennis majors that year.
In the history of men’s tennis, only two players have won the calendar Grand Slam, Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969). Budge remains the sole player to have won six Majors in a row (1937–1938).
Male tennis players with the most Grand Slam tournament titles won as of September 2021
|Characteristic||Number of Grand Slam victories|
|Roger Federer (SUI)||20|
|Rafael Nadal (ESP)||20|
|Novak Djokovic (SRB)||20|
|Pete Sampras (USA)||14|