Numbers showing Alcaraz, Swiatek as US Open favorites

It may seem daring or wise to make an announcement. Carlos Alcaraz and Every Swiatek Favorites in the upcoming US Open

Both rank No. 1, both defending their titles in New York. And both have already won major championships in 2023, it might be silly. no to select them as the front runners for success in the US Open.

However, history indicates they could be favorites at Flushing Meadows for other reasons.

Over the past 35 years, starting with the Australian Open morphing into a hardcourt at Melbourne Park in 1988, the trend has grown in all four Slams, especially as players have won several majors in the tournament. one season

Women won the Roland Garros and US Open in the same year more often than any other major. For men, the Wimbledon–US Open was the most common.

MEN: Wimbledon-US Open double (since 1988)

Boris Becker 1989
Pete Sampras 1993
Pete Sampras 1995
Roger Federer 2004
Roger Federer 2005
Roger Federer 2006
Roger Federer 2007
Rafael Nadal 2010
Novak Djokovic 2011
Novak Djokovic 2015
Novak Djokovic 2018

in both cases These doubles are more successful by players. in more seasons than any other combination.

Last year, Swiatek won at Roland Garros and then won the US Open, becoming the sixth player to do so since 1988, after Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Serena Williams and Justine Henin.

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In the past 35 years, no other major match has been performed by more than four women in a single season, just two of them – Graf and Williams – winning Roland Garros and Wimbledon in succession.

to be clear A player who wins more than two majors within a season is still considered “doubled.” For example, Serena Williams in 2002 won three majors and three doubles: Roland Garros-US Open, Roland Garros-Wimbledon and Wimbledon-US Open.

Women: Roland Garros – US Open double (since 1988)

Steffi Graf 1988
Monica Celes 1991
Monica Celes 1992
Steffi Graf 1993
Arantsa Sanchez Vicario 1994
Steffi Graf 1995
Steffi Graf 1996
Serena Williams 2002
Justin Hennin 2003
Justin Hennin 2007
Serena Williams 2013
Every Swiatek 2022

One similarity between Roland Garros and the US Open is their long tradition. Players can enjoy up to two months on clay before arriving in Paris. and nearly six weeks on the North American hardcourt before New York.

In addition, players tend to achieve the best of their careers in Paris and New York. despite not winning both titles in the same season

Svetlana Kuznetsova won two major titles at the US Open (2004) and Roland Garros (2009). Sam Stozer was also the best at these events. by winning the US Championship Open one year after Roland Garros reached the finals Former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic reached the semi-finals of six major events, five of which were combined in Paris and New York.

MAJORS WOMEN’S MAJORS: Achieving Mixed Doubles (Since 1988)

1988 graph 1988 graph 1988 graph 1988 graph 1988 graph 1988 graph
1991 Celeste 1989 graph 1989 graph 1989 graph 1991 Celeste 1993 graph
1992 Heaven 1993 graph 1997 Hingis 1991 Celeste 1992 Heaven 1995 graph
1993 graph 1995 graph 2003 Serena 1992 Heaven 2001 Capriati 1996 graph
1994 Sanchez-V 1996 graph 2006 Moresmo 1997 Hingis 2015 Serena 2002 Serena
1995 graph 1997 Hingis 2009 Serena 2016 Kerber 2015 Serena
1996 graph 2000 Venus 2010 Serena
2002 Serena 2001 Venus 2015 Serena
2003 Henin 2002 Serena
2007 Henin 2012 Serena
2013 Serena
2022 Sweetek

You can see a similar trend in the men’s game. Rafael Nadal won the Roland title. Garros and the US Open four times in the same season: 2010, 2013, 2017 and 2019. The only other pair he’s done more than once is Roland. Garros and Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010

Todd Woodbridge said both major teams suffered similar conditions. Especially inside the court stadium. where the sun shines Wind and heat can combine to make the ball fly.

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Nicole Pratt supports this view.

“The French Open usually accelerates over the years, for example when you look at the data in terms of average duration of matches, the French Open actually over the years has been faster than the Australian Open,” he noted. notice Former world number 35

“Especially when you know that last summer we had in Europe… That’s the fastest condition ever. There isn’t a single day when the weather is below 20-21 degrees, so it’s quick. and traditionally Players always say at the US Open, oh my god, hurry up, we need a week there to really be ready to play.”

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