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5 Youngest Australian Open Champion in Men’s Category

Top 5 Youngest Australian Open Winners in Men’s Category

The Australian Open is the premier Grand Slam in the entire Asia-Pacific region and has always been played during the summer season in the country. It took place first in the year 19065 and is one of the most popular tennis tournaments of all time. This Grand Slam is played on hard courts now and the winner of the Men’s Singles title gets a replica of the legendary Norman Brookes Challenge Cup.

Here’s taking a look at the 5 youngest winners of the Australian Open Men’s Title in history (descending order)-

  1. John Bromwich- John Bromwich was known for his unconventional way of approaching things. The Australian left-handed player used to serve with his right hand and was one of the first athletes in the sport to sport a two-handed backhand as well. He was in the 1939 Australian team for the Davis Cup that remains the only team to bounce back from 0-2 in the final and emerge victorious ultimately. Bromwich was a Grand Slam winner in the Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles segments. He won the Australian in 1939 at 21 years and 75 days. He has won this tournament twice and the second title was in 1946 when the tournament was held again after 5 years.
  2. Novak Djokovic- He is one of three tennis players to have won the Australian Open for a record 6 times! He first won at the 2008 edition, defeating four-time winner Roger Federer in the semi-final and Jo Wilfried Tsonga in the final. His first victory came at 20 years and 250 days. He won all Australian Open titles between 2011-13 and then the titles in 2015 and 2016.
  3. Stefan Edberg- Edberg was one amongst the hugely talented Swedish trio comprising of Bjorn Borg and Mats Wilander. Edberg is one of just three male tennis players to have won the ATP Finals across both Singles and Doubles segments. He has won every Grand Slam except the French Open where he was the runners-up in the year 1989. He first won the Australian Open in the year 1985, defeating Mats Wilander in the final match. He was 19 years and 323 days when he lifted the title.
  4. Mats Wilander- The Swedish talent won a record 4 Grand Slams prior to turning 20 years of age. He never got victory at won the Australian Open on grass in 1983 when he was 19 years and 111 days of age. He is one of just 6 male tennis players to have won Grand Slams on three diverse surfaces.
  5. Ken Rosewall- Ken Rosewall is known for being the youngest Australian Open winner and also the oldest winner the tournament. Rosewall won the Australian Open in the year 1953 when he was 19 years and 76 days old. His last Australian Open title came in the year 1972 when he was 38 years old. He is the record holder for the highest number of years between his first and last Grand Slam victories. He has won 8 Grand Slams (singles) and 11 Grand Slams (doubles) in a glittering career while helping Australia emerge victorious four times in the Davis Cup as well.

Also Read: 5 Youngest Australian Open Champion in Women’s Category

These are thus the 5 youngest male champions at the Australian Open. It goes without saying that all 5 of them are amongst the sport’s most legendary players.

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