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Top 5 players to play the fewest sets to win a Grand Slam

Top 5 players to play the fewest sets to win a Grand Slam

John Newcombe won the 1973 Australian Open.
John Newcombe won the 1973 Australian Open.

2.) John Newcombe (16) – 1973 Australian Open

The early ‘70s seemed to produce stunning records. Following Rosewall’s achievements at the Australian Open, fellow Australian John Newcombe decided to join along his countryman. The then No.2 seed, Newcombe made the most of the exit of Rosewall, and went on to win the Australian Open in 1973, having dropped just one set during the whole course of the tournament, that is, in the final. Once again, Newcombe played in a similar format to that in earlier tournaments, featuring a first round bye for seeded players and just five subsequent matches. 

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