Top 5 / Top 10 6 // 05 Dec 2018, 16:30 IST SHARE Since 1987, the US Open has been the final Grand Slam of the calendar year. The event which is now played on hard courts, was played on grass in the early years. In fact, for a two-year period, the tournament was also held on clay. This makes the US Open the only Grand Slam tournament to have been played on 3 different surfaces. The US Open was the first Grand Slam to, in fact, offer equal prize money to both men and women.In the Amateur Era, Richard Sears, Bill Tilden and William Larned won the most US Open Championships with seven apiece. In the current Open Era, Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors lead the pack with 5 trophies each. Athletes belonging to 15 different countries have won the title here. The average age of the Men’s Singles champion in the Professional Era is roughly about 26 years.We take a look at 5 of the oldest athletes to win the US Open Championships:#5 Jimmy Connors (1983)The man with the most titles won in ATP history (109), Connors played professional tennis for 24 years. During that… Read full this story
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