Wimbledon champion Roger Federer beat Devin Britton in straight sets in their first round match at the US Open. So lets have a look what Wimbledon performance can mean for US Open results.
Going back to 1989, there were seven occasions when the men’s winner of Wimbledon went on to win the US Open: Roger Federer (07, 06, 05, 04), Pete Sampras (95, 93) and Boris Becker (1989). There were a further four occasions when one of the Wimbledon semi-finalists won the US Open: Federer (2008), Andy Roddick (2003), Andre Agassi (1991) and Stefan Edberg (1991). So nearly 60% of US Open winners dating back to 1989 have come from the Wimbledon last four of that year.
The women’s draw is more interesting since there have been seven different winners in seven years since Venus Williams won back-to-back titles in 2000 and 2001. Since 1989, only Venus, Steffi Graf and Monica Seles have won the US Open in consecutive years, yet 15 of the past 19 winners of the US Open had reached the Wimbledon semi-finals that year, and on eight occasions the Wimbledon champion won in New York as well.