Oldest Tennis Players to win a Grand Slam
Tennis Stats and Record
Winning major titles in tennis is incredibly hard, yet there are a select few players who have continuously won lots of them and consistently. With this consistency they have aged and shockingly become even better players. Here is the list of the oldest tennis players to ever win a Grand Slam title.
1. Ken Rosewall, Australia, 37 years old
- Ken Rosewall can be considered the best Australian tennis player ever, alongside Rod Laver. Rosewall had an incredible career, but I would say Rosewall reached his peak in 1972, when he won his last Grand Slam title in Australia. Rosewall was great on all surfaces and his ability to have a long career was incredible at the time.
2. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 36 years old
- Roger Federer was struggling with the thought of never being the player he used to be in 2014/2015 when he was having injury and form issues. Federer was the best player for the most part of the early 2000s and he was not ready to give it all up. Federer came back in 2016 and in 2017 he won first Grand Slam title in nearly 5 years when he won the 2017 Australian Open. Federer was 35 years old then, and in 2018 he did it again. At 36 years old, Federer became the second oldest player to win a Grand Slam title and showed us that age is just a number.
3. Rafael Nadal, Spain, 33 years old
- Rafael Nadal is still at the peak of his game. The Spaniard is in great shape and he is so dominant on any court that he is surely going to beat this record in the next few years. Nadal won 2 Grand Slam titles in 2019, in Paris and in New York, putting him on this list in 3rd position. Nadal will win more Grand Slams and it will be interesting to see if he can come close to Federer's age and still be playing at the same level.
4. Andre Agassi, USA, 32 years old
- Andre Agassi was one of the most flamboyant players in tennis history and the American was incredibly successful on the tennis court. Agassi's favourite tournament was the Australian Open, and in 2003, he won his last Grand Slam title there, at the astonishing age of 32. Agassi is missed and his game has not been seen again.
5. Novak Djokovic, 32 years old
- Novak Djokovic is at the peak of his game and he is definitely going to win more Grand Slam titles, possibly even for the next 3 years. Djokovic has had an incredible career and in early 2020, he won his latest Grand Slam title in Australia at the age of 32. Djokovic shows no signs of slowing down, so don't be shocked if he moves higher up this list in the near future.