TENNIS - Andy Murray’s quarterfinal exit at Roland Garros means that his dream of winning a Grand Slam title has been put on hold. This was his 26th attempt at it and although the Scotsman is only 25, the window seems to be closing rapidly. Of 51 players that have won at least one GS title in the Open era, only five needed more than 25 attempts to succeed.
Most attempts needed to win first men’s singles Grand Slam (Open era)
48 - Goran Ivanisevic (first win: Wimbledon 2001)
34 - Petr Korda (first win: Australian Open 1998)
27 - Andrés Gómez (first win: Roland Garros 1990)
27 - Thomas Muster (first win: Roland Garros 1995)
26 - Albert Costa (first win: Roland Garros 2002)