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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

Arthur Ashe of USA.
Arthur Ashe of USA.

3.) Arthur Ashe (17) – 1970 Australian Open

Arthur Ashe won the 1970 Australian Open beating Dick Crealy 6-4, 9-7, 6-2 in the finals. It was his first Australian Open Title, and his second of three Grand Slam titles. Even though Ashe played just 17 sets during the tournament, the fact that must be noted is that none of the sets actually featured any tiebreaks, and would go on until a player won two games in a row after 5-5. Hence, Ashe actually came out on top in most of his sets, including one with a score line of 17-15. However, it still remains a tremendous achievement and a memorable run for the American.

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