Age of Grand Slam Players - Open Era
Rank by Oldest
Mean Age of GS Match
Youngest
Oldest
Mean Age of Slam Field
Youngest
Oldest
Age Difference of GS Match
Smallest
Largest
Slam Fields Age Graph
Fields per Slam Graph
50 Youngest Players 1968-2013
(* won first match)
Rank Player Year Tournament Age
1Tommy Ho1988US Open15y 2m 12d
2Michael Chang*1987US Open15y 6m 10d
3Billy Martin1972US Open15y 8m 6d
4Francois Errard1983Roland Garros15y 8m 13d
5Lleyton Hewitt1997Australian15y 10m 20d
6Richard Gasquet2002Roland Garros15y 11m 9d
7Jacques Thamin1968Roland Garros16y 0m 5d
8Jimmy Arias*1980US Open16y 0m 10d
9Aaron Krickstein*1983US Open16y 0m 28d
10Donald Young2005US Open16y 1m 6d
11Javier Soler1977Roland Garros16y 1m 26d
12Bjorn Borg1972US Open16y 2m 24d
13Bernard Tomic*2009Australian16y 2m 29d
14Johan Anderson1988Australian16y 3m 13d
15Andre Agassi1986US Open16y 3m 28d
16Jimmy Brown1981US Open16y 4m 4d
17Kent Carlsson*1984Roland Garros16y 4m 25d
18David MacPherson1983Australian16y 4m 26d
19Fabrice Santoro1989Roland Garros16y 5m 20d
20Mark Kratzmann1982Australian16y 6m 15d
21Pat Cash1981Australian16y 6m 27d
22Boris Becker*1984Wimbledon16y 7m 3d
23Stephen Warboys1970Wimbledon16y 7m 28d
24Jason Kubler2010Australian16y 7m 30d
25Roger Rasheed1985Australian16y 8m 15d
26Larry Gottfried*1976US Open16y 8m 24d
27Goran Ivanisevic1988Wimbledon16y 9m 7d
28Jason Stoltenberg1987Australian16y 9m 8d
29Todd Woodbridge*1988Australian16y 9m 9d
30Mats Wilander*1981Wimbledon16y 10m 0d
31Thierry Tulasne*1980Roland Garros16y 10m 11d
32Henri Leconte1980Roland Garros16y 10m 19d
33John Alexander*1968Roland Garros16y 10m 26d
34Stephen Myers1972Australian16y 11m 12d
35Jonathan Eysseric2007Roland Garros17y 0m 2d
36Yannick Noah1977Roland Garros17y 0m 5d
37Pete Sampras1988US Open17y 0m 17d
38Rafael Nadal*2003Wimbledon17y 0m 20d
39Paul Goldstein1993US Open17y 0m 26d
40Vitas Gerulaitis1971US Open17y 1m 6d
41Tim Wilkison1977Australian17y 1m 11d
42Dinu Pescariu*1991Roland Garros17y 1m 15d
43Nicolas Escude1993Roland Garros17y 1m 21d
44Jean-Francois Caujolle1970Roland Garros17y 1m 24d
45Jared Palmer*1988US Open17y 1m 27d
46Sammy Giammalva Jr.1980Roland Garros17y 1m 29d
47Buster Mottram*1972Wimbledon17y 2m 1d
48Craig Miller*1979Australian17y 2m 6d
49Mark Philippoussis1994Australian17y 2m 10d
50Ross Case1969Australian17y 2m 20d
50 Oldest Players 1968-2013
Rank Player Year Tournament Age
1Frank Parker1968US Open52y 6m 30d
2Pancho Segura1970US Open49y 2m 15d
3Frank Sedgman1976Australian48y 1m 29d
4Vic Seixas1969US Open45y 11m 30d
5Torben Ulrich1974US Open45y 10m 23d
6Robert Howe1971Wimbledon45y 10m 18d
7Pancho Gonzales1973US Open45y 3m 20d
8Ken Rosewall1978Australian44y 1m 27d
9Mal Anderson1977Australian42y 9m 16d
10Mervyn Rose1972Australian41y 11m 5d
11Neale Fraser1975Wimbledon41y 8m 20d
12Istvan Gulyas1973Wimbledon41y 8m 11d
13Giuseppe Merlo1969Roland Garros41y 7m 15d
14Trevor Fancutt1975Australian40y 5m 7d
15John Paish1980Wimbledon40y 3m 0d
16Jimmy Connors1992US Open40y 0m 2d
17Barry Phillips-Moore1978Roland Garros39y 11m 20d
18Nicola Pietrangeli1973Wimbledon39y 9m 14d
19Fred Stolle1978Wimbledon39y 8m 18d
20Ion Tiriac1978Australian39y 7m 17d
21Abe Segal1970Roland Garros39y 7m 2d
22Bob Carmichael1979Australian39y 5m 20d
23Manuel Santana1977US Open39y 3m 21d
24Ilie Nastase1985US Open39y 1m 8d
25Cliff Drysdale1980Wimbledon39y 1m 0d
26Rod Laver1977Wimbledon38y 10m 13d
27Nikola Pilic1978Roland Garros38y 9m 5d
28Marty Riessen1980US Open38y 8m 22d
29Roger Taylor1980Wimbledon38y 8m 9d
30Bob Hewitt1978US Open38y 7m 16d
31Francois Jauffret1980Roland Garros38y 3m 14d
32John Barrett1969Wimbledon38y 2m 6d
33Sammy Giammalva Sr.1972US Open38y 0m 29d
34Sherwood Stewart1984Wimbledon38y 0m 19d
35Mark Cox1981Wimbledon37y 11m 17d
36Luis Ayala1970US Open37y 11m 15d
37Robert Haillet1969Roland Garros37y 8m 0d
38Eugene Scott1975US Open37y 7m 30d
39Jaime Pinto-Bravo1977Roland Garros37y 7m 19d
40Eduardo Zuleta1973Wimbledon37y 7m 6d
41Lew Hoad1972Wimbledon37y 7m 3d
42Tom Okker1981Wimbledon37y 4m 0d
43Jaime Fillol Sr.1983US Open37y 2m 27d
44Fabrice Santoro2010Australian37y 1m 9d
45Gordon Forbes1971Australian36y 10m 18d
46Jorgen Ulrich1972Wimbledon36y 10m 5d
47Guillermo Vilas1989Roland Garros36y 9m 12d
48Jim McManus1977Wimbledon36y 9m 4d
49Jean Claude Molinari1968Roland Garros36y 9m 0d
50Stan Smith1983US Open36y 8m 16d
25 Youngest Slam Matches 1968-2013
Rank Year Tournament Round Winner Loser Average Age
11983US OpenR128Aaron KricksteinStefan Edberg16y 10m 4d
21988AustralianR64Jason StoltenbergTodd Woodbridge17y 3m 12d
31981WimbledonR64Mats WilanderHenri Leconte17y 4m 28d
41988US OpenR16Andre AgassiMichael Chang17y 5m 10d
51980Roland GarrosR128Hans SimonssonHenri Leconte17y 5m 22d
61989Roland GarrosR64Michael ChangPete Sampras17y 6m 15d
71980US OpenR128Jimmy AriasFreddie Sauer17y 6m 18d
81969AustralianR64John AlexanderAlvin Gardiner17y 8m 28d
91990US OpenR128Fabrice SantoroIvan Baron17y 9m 2d
101983Roland GarrosR128Joakim NystromFrancois Errard17y 11m 22d
111998US OpenR64Marat SafinTaylor Dent17y 11m 26d
121983AustralianR64Pat CashMark Kratzmann18y 0m 11d
131989WimbledonR128Todd WoodbridgePete Sampras18y 0m 19d
141989AustralianR128Goran IvanisevicMagnus Larsson18y 0m 29d
151982Roland GarrosR128Guy ForgetSlobodan Zivojinovic18y 1m 11d
161984Roland GarrosR128Aaron KricksteinEduardo Oncins18y 1m 22d
162003WimbledonR128Rafael NadalMario Ancic18y 1m 22d
182006US OpenR128Novak DjokovicDonald Young18y 2m 7d
191989Roland GarrosR128David WheatonFabrice Santoro18y 2m 22d
201988Roland GarrosQFAndre AgassiGuillermo Perez-Roldan18y 4m 9d
211983WimbledonR64Henrik SundstromStefan Edberg18y 4m 15d
221983Roland GarrosR128Jimmy AriasPat Cash18y 4m 18d
231972US OpenR128Vitas GerulaitisVijay Amritraj18y 4m 26d
242010AustralianR128Bernard TomicGuillaume Rufin18y 5m 10d
251988US OpenR128Jared PalmerJeff Tarango18y 5m 17d
25 Oldest Slam Matches 1968-2013
Rank Year Tournament Round Winner Loser Average Age
11969US OpenR32Pancho GonzalesTorben Ulrich41y 1m 11d
21974AustralianR64Barry Phillips-MooreFrank Sedgman40y 10m 9d
31969WimbledonR128Luis AyalaRobert Howe40y 3m 30d
41977AustralianR32Ken RosewallIon Tiriac39y 11m 1d
51973AustralianR64Barry Phillips-MooreFrank Sedgman39y 10m 9d
61971WimbledonR128Rod LaverRobert Howe39y 4m 16d
71968US OpenR64Arthur AsheFrank Parker38y 10m 10d
81968US OpenR32Rod LaverPancho Segura38y 7m 19d
91977AustralianR16Ken RosewallMarty Riessen38y 7m 17d
101978AustralianR32Ken RosewallSherwood Stewart38y 4m 9d
111968Roland GarrosR16Pancho GonzalesIstvan Gulyas38y 4m 9d
121974US OpenR128Clark GraebnerTorben Ulrich38y 4m 8d
131968Roland GarrosR64Istvan GulyasTorben Ulrich38y 1m 21d
141972WimbledonR64John PaishTorben Ulrich38y 0m 0d
151976AustralianR32Brian FairlieFrank Sedgman37y 10m 9d
161974WimbledonR128Ken RosewallBarry Phillips-Moore37y 10m 4d
161971AustralianR32Fred StolleFrank Sedgman37y 8m 22d
181977AustralianR16Ken RosewallAllan Stone37y 8m 1d
191972AustralianR16Mal AndersonNeale Fraser37y 6m 12d
201973US OpenR128Tom OkkerPancho Gonzales37y 4m 29d
211970WimbledonR32Andres GimenoTorben Ulrich37y 3m 22d
221968Roland GarrosR32Pancho GonzalesPierre Darmon37y 2m 19d
231972AustralianFKen RosewallMal Anderson37y 0m 2d
241968US OpenR32Pancho GonzalesMal Anderson36y 10m 27d
251969WimbledonR128Roger TaylorVic Seixas36y 9m 2d
25 Youngest Slam Fields 1968-2013
Rank Year Tournament Average Age
11989Australian23y 4m 27d
21987Roland Garros23y 7m 13d
31989Roland Garros23y 8m 15d
41986Roland Garros23y 9m 0d
51988Roland Garros23y 10m 7d
61988US Open23y 11m 6d
71991Roland Garros24y 0m 12d
81988Australian24y 0m 13d
91990Australian24y 0m 24d
101987US Open24y 0m 25d
111990Roland Garros24y 1m 18d
121991Australian24y 2m 0d
131988Wimbledon24y 2m 4d
141986US Open24y 3m 6d
151987Australian24y 3m 15d
161990US Open24y 4m 5d
171989US Open24y 4m 24d
181985Roland Garros24y 5m 6d
191993US Open24y 6m 14d
201984Roland Garros24y 6m 20d
211985Australian24y 6m 18d
221987Wimbledon24y 6m 23d
231993Roland Garros24y 6m 27d
241991US Open24y 7m 6d
251993Australian24y 7m 10d
25 Oldest Slam Fields 1968-2013
Rank Year Tournament Average Age
11971Australian28y 0m 24d
22013Wimbledon27y 7m 23d
32012Roland Garros27y 5m 10d
42012Wimbledon27y 3m 9d
51972Roland Garros27y 3m 3d
62013Roland Garros27y 2m 22d
72012US Open27y 2m 2d
82013Australian27y 1m 15d
91969Wimbledon27y 0m 21d
102011US Open27y 0m 3d
112012Australian26y 11m 9d
121968Wimbledon26y 11m 2d
132011Wimbledon26y 10m 23d
141978Wimbledon26y 10m 6d
151977Australian26y 9m 22d
161971Wimbledon26y 9m 17d
172011Roland Garros26y 8m 5d
181978Australian26y 7m 26d
191973Roland Garros26y 7m 3d
201975Roland Garros26y 7m 1d
211976Wimbledon26y 6m 22d
221975US Open26y 6m 14d
232010Wimbledon26y 6m 11d
241977Australian26y 6m 6d
252009Wimbledon26y 6m 6d
25 Smallest Age Differences
Slam Matches 1968-2013 (* = older player)
Rank Year Tournament Round Winner Loser Age
Difference
11969WimbledonR128Butch BuchholzJim McManus0y 0m 0d
11976US OpenR128Tom OkkerNikola Spear0y 0m 0d
11982US OpenR128Matt DoyleRicardo Acuna0y 0m 0d
12010US OpenR128Thomaz BellucciTim Smyczek0y 0m 0d
51972AustralianR16Dick Crealy*Colin Dibley0y 0m 1d
51994US OpenR128Nicklas Kulti*Chuck Adams0y 0m 1d
52003AustralianR128Sjeng Schalken*Jack Brasington0y 0m 1d
52011WimbledonR32David Ferrer*Karol Beck0y 0m 1d
91985WimbledonR64Ivan Lendl*Mike Leach0y 0m 2d
91991AustralianR128Omar Camporese*Markus Zoecke0y 0m 2d
91992AustralianR64Emilio SanchezPat Cash*0y 0m 2d
91992Roland GarrosR32Marcelo FilippiniAaron Krickstein*0y 0m 2d
91993Roland GarrosR128Carlos CostaJozsef Krocsko*0y 0m 2d
91997US OpenR64Gustavo KuertenSjeng Schalken*0y 0m 2d
91999Roland GarrosR32Gustavo KuertenSjeng Schalken*0y 0m 2d
92002AustralianSFThomas JohanssonJiri Novak*0y 0m 2d
92002US OpenR16Sjeng Schalken*Gustavo Kuerten0y 0m 2d
92003Roland GarrosR32Jarkko NieminenVictor Hanescu*0y 0m 2d
92009Roland GarrosR128Josselin OuannaMarcel Granollers*0y 0m 2d
201976Roland GarrosR32Jaime Fillol Sr.*Sherwood Stewart0y 0m 3d
201989AustralianR128Jason Stoltenberg*Piet Norval0y 0m 3d
201997AustralianR64Jim CourierSlava Dosedel*0y 0m 3d
201998WimbledonR128Daniele Bracciali*Martin Lee0y 0m 3d
201999US OpenR128Slava Dosedel*Jim Courier0y 0m 3d
202002US OpenR16Younes El Aynaoui*Wayne Ferreira0y 0m 3d
202003WimbledonQFMark PhilippoussisAlexander Popp*0y 0m 3d
202008WimbledonR128Ilija BozoljacChris Guccione*0y 0m 3d
25 Largest Age Differences
Slam Matches 1968-2013 (* = older player)
Rank Year Tournament Round Winner Loser Age
Difference
11970US OpenR128Pancho Segura*Atet Wijono29y 8m 19d
21970US OpenR64Modesto Tito VazquezPancho Segura*27y 6m 12d
31968US OpenR64Arthur AsheFrank Parker*27y 5m 9d
41975AustralianR64Frank Sedgman*Richard Lewis27y 1m 7d
51972AustralianR64Frank Sedgman*Robert Casey26y 10m 0d
61971US OpenR128Pancho Gonzales*Robert Kreiss24y 11m 21d
71972AustralianR64Mervyn Rose*Paul Kronk24y 7m 30d
81978AustralianR64Ken Rosewall*Cary Stansbury23y 11m 15d
91972US OpenR128Harold SolomonTorben Ulrich*23y 11m 13d
101976AustralianQFKen Rosewall*Brad Drewett23y 8m 17d
111976AustralianR16Brad DrewettMal Anderson*23y 4m 16d
121973WimbledonR128Jiri HrebecFrank Sedgman*22y 10m 21d
131975AustralianR32Geoff MastersFrank Sedgman*22y 10m 21d
141972WimbledonR128Pancho Gonzales*Antonio Munoz22y 9m 20d
151968US OpenR64Pancho Segura*Ian Crookenden22y 5m 20d
161968US OpenR128Vic Seixas*Tom Gorman22y 4m 20d
171969US OpenR128Ray KeldieVic Seixas*22y 4m 18d
181971Roland GarrosR128Patrice DominguezFrank Sedgman*22y 2m 14d
191971WimbledonR32Jeff BorowiakFrank Sedgman*21y 10m 27d
201968US OpenR32Torben Ulrich*Robert McKinley21y 10m 1d
211968WimbledonR128Robert Howe*Gerald Battrick21y 9m 24d
221969Roland GarrosR128Piero TociGiuseppe Merlo*21y 8m 18d
231972US OpenR128Patrice DominguezPancho Gonzales*21y 8m 3d
241973Roland GarrosR64Paul GerkenTorben Ulrich*21y 5m 11d
251969AustralianR64Pancho Gonzales*Marc Bolle21y 1m 15d
Back to Top