How Wimbledon performance relates to the US Open

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.


  1. Usmaan Amin
    Posted 2 September, 2009 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Your information is incorrect- you say that there were 4 occasions when a Wimbledon semi finalist won the US Open, with Federer being one of them in 2008. In 2008 Federer got to the final and competed in one of the best matches ever. Big mistake to make!

    • Byron Vale
      Posted 3 September, 2009 at 10:24 am | Permalink

      I said: “There were a further four occasions when one of the Wimbledon semi-finalists won the US Open: Federer (2008)”. In 2008 Federer beat Andy Murray in the US Open final having lost in the Wimbledon final – to reach a final you have to win a semi-final so your point is lost on me.

  2. David Kelly
    Posted 9 September, 2009 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    What Wimbledon has done for him is prove that he is the best player in the world, without a doubt. Wimbledon is no longer like a hard court like it was when Sampras and Becker were winning. So it is more logical to assume he will win based on his other record: five straight us opens.

  3. Posted 27 November, 2009 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Решил помочь и разослал ссылку на этот пост в социальные букмарки. Надеюсь поднимется ваша популярность 😉

  4. Posted 20 December, 2009 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    There were so many example in described 7 occasions.but 2 more ocassion,In 1982 Jimmy Connors Won both the Wimbledon and US open.In 1984 John Mcenroe won both the Wimbledon and US open.In 1976,1978,1980 and 1981 Four time US open Finalist Bjorn Borg Won Wimbledon between 1976 to 1980 and 1981 Wimbledon Finalist.So,The Performance of the Wimbledon is releted with the US open.Because,Generally the Player who play good on grass they generally play well on Hard Court also.

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