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Tennis Players with most consecutive men's singles Grand Slam final appearances in Open Era

Published at :April 6, 2024 at 12:27 PM
Modified at :April 6, 2024 at 12:27 PM
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The list contains some of the greatest ever to play the sport.

In the Open era, Tennis has seen unprecedented dominance from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Even in the list of players who have made the most consecutive Grand Slam finals appearances, there is an unworldly dominance of the three aces. Let us take a look at the longest consecutive runs of finals appearances in the Open era.

5. Novak Djokovic (2020-21, 5 finals)

Djokovic had another finals streak in 2020-2021 as he won all five of the finals, which included two Australian Open titles, two ATP Masters 1000 titles, and one Dubai Tennis Championships title.

Djokovic’s streak began at the 2020 Australian Open, where he defeated Dominic Thiem in the final to win his eighth Australian Open title. He followed that up with a win at the 2020 Dubai Tennis Championships and the 2020 Western & Southern Open.

In 2021, Djokovic won his ninth Australian Open title, defeating Daniil Medvedev in the final, and won his fifth Belgrade Open title. He also won the 2021 Italian Open, beating Rafael Nadal in the final, before winning the 2021 French Open, defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final to complete a career Grand Slam on clay.

4. Rafael Nadal (2011-12, 5 Finals)

The Spaniard won four of the five finals, which included two French Open titles, one US Open title, and one Monte Carlo Masters title. He also reached the final of the 2012 Australian Open, where he lost to Novak Djokovic in an epic five-set match.

Nadal’s streak began at the 2011 French Open, where he defeated Roger Federer in the final to win his sixth French Open title. He followed that up with a win at the 2011 Monte Carlo Masters and the 2011 Barcelona Open.

In 2012, Nadal won the 2012 French Open, his seventh overall, and the 2012 US Open, his second US Open title. He also reached the final of the 2012 Australian Open, where he lost to Djokovic in a match that lasted over five hours.

3. Novak Djokovic (2015-16, 6 finals)

The Serbian has been closest to, what can be called, a competitor to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Open era. The Joker won four Grand Slam titles, which included two Wimbledon titles, one US Open title, and one Australian Open title. He also won two ATP Masters titles and reached the final of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals.

Djokovic’s streak began at the 2015 US Open, where he defeated Roger Federer in the final to win his second US Open title. He followed that up with wins at the 2016 Australian Open and the 2016 French Open, becoming the first player since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.

His streak came to an end at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, where he lost to Sam Querrey in the third round.

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2. Roger Federer (2008–2010, 8 finals)

Roger Federer

This run began right at the end of another incredible run of Roger Federer. Roger Federer lost in the semifinals of the Australian Open 2008, ending his run of 10 consecutive finals.

But the Swiss legend picked himself up soon and went on to play in the finals of the next eight Grand Slams, winning what will be the only French Open of his career during the process.

Apart from the multiple Grand Slam wins, Federer’s this run also included the Beijing Olympics gold along with fellow compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, by beating the Bryan Brothers in the finals.

1. Roger Federer (2005-07, 10 Finals)

During this incredible run, the Swiss maestro won eight of the ten finals, which included three consecutive Wimbledon titles, three consecutive US Open titles, two ATP Masters Series titles, and one Tennis Masters Cup title.

Federer’s run of 10 consecutive final appearances began at the 2005 Wimbledon Championships, where he won his second Wimbledon title. He followed that up with wins at the 2005 US Open and the 2005 ATP Masters Cup.

In 2006, Federer continued his dominance by winning his third consecutive Wimbledon title, his third consecutive US Open title, and the 2006 Tennis Masters Cup.

Federer’s streak finally came to an end at the 2007 Pacific Life Open, where he lost in the third round to Guillermo Canas. However, he bounced back to win the 2007 Dubai Tennis Championships and reached the final of the 2007 Sony Ericsson Open.

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