Youngest Tennis Players to win a Grand Slam
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Winning a Grand Slam title is the hardest accomplishment in tennis, and when a young player wins one, it is incredible to see their talent shine. Not many young players have won Grand Slam titles, but when they do it has been memorable. Here are the youngest players to ever win a Grand Slam title.
1. Michael Chang, USA, 1989 French Open - 17 years 110 days
- Michael Chang was one of the most exciting youngsters in the early 90s and this is because of his incredible performance at the 1989 French Open, where he became the youngest player to ever win a Grand Slam at 17 years and 110 days. Chang defeated Stefan Edberg in a 5-set thriller which saw the American put his name into tennis history. Chang was not able to convert this victory into more Grand Slam titles and he retired in 2003.
2. Boris Becker, Germany, 1985 Wimbledon - 17 years 228 days
- Boris Becker is one of the best tennis players ever and he has won so many Grand Slams throughout his career. However, what is most memorable about his career was his 1985 Wimbledon victory. At only 17 years and 228 days, Becker won his first of 7 Grand Slam titles and he did not look back after that.
3. Mats Wilander, Sweden, 1982 French Open - 17 years 293 days
- Mats Wilander is one of the most underrated players in my opinion, he is not brought up a lot in the best tennis player conversations, but his career is one of the best ever seen. Wilander won his maiden Grand Slam at the young age of 17 years 293 days in Paris, and he won 2 more titles in Paris, and more across the other 3 majors.
4. Bjorn Borg, Sweden, 1974 French Open - 18 years 10 days
- Bjorn Borg is one of a kind. Borg was the best player to ever grace a tennis court, until Federer, Nadal and Djokovic showed up in the 2000s. Borg was amazing on all courts and unfortunately he retired way too young. Borg won his first of 6 French Opens in 1974 when he was 18 years old and 10 days. Borg is one of the best players ever.
5. Rafael Nadal, Spain, 2005 French Open - 19 years 3 days
- Rafael Nadal has had an amazing career, and he has won so many titles throughout. Nadal burst onto the tennis scene in 2004 and it did not take long for him to achieve his goals. In 2005, Nadal won his maiden Grand Slam title and his first of 12 French Open titles at the mere age of 19 years and 3 days.