Keeping this in consideration, who is the youngest player to win a Grand Slam?
Secondly, do junior tennis players get paid?
In 2004, the ITF implemented a new rankings scheme to encourage greater participation in doubles, by combining two rankings (singles and doubles) into one combined tally. Junior tournaments do not offer prize money. Juniors may earn income through tennis by participating on the Futures, Satellites or Challenger tours.
Who was the first Indian to win a junior Grand Slam title?
Players are aged between 14 and 18 and they although they don’t receive prize money, they do receive ranking points that count towards their international junior ranking.
Martina Hingis, (born September 30, 1980, Košice, Czechoslovakia [now in Slovakia]), Swiss professional tennis player who became the youngest person in the “open” era to win a Grand Slam singles title and the youngest to be ranked world number one.
|Characteristic||Number of weeks at No. 1|
|Roger Federer (SUI)||310|
|Pete Sampras (USA)||286|
|Novak Djokovic (SRB)||275|
|Ivan Lendl (CZE)||270|
Longest tennis games in history worldwide as of 2019
In the 2010 Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament, the match between Nicolas Mahut and John Isner broke the record for the longest tennis match of all time – the game was played over three days and lasted of total of 11 hours and 5 minutes.
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|
BK Nehru in 1905 and Sardar Nihal Singh in 1908 were later joined by M Saleem, Fayzee brothers and Jagat Mohan Lal who made it to last 16 stages at the Wimbledon. Ghaus Mohammad was the first Indian to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 1939 where he lost to American champion Bobby Riggs.
In the history of tennis, only five players have won the calendar Grand Slam. On the men’s side of the game, there are two who can claim this achievement: Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969).