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9 oldest male players to have won a Grand Slam title in the Open Era

Australian tennis player John Newcombe wins the Men's Singles final at Wimbledon, after beating America's Stan Smith, London, 4th July 1971. (Photo by Reg Burkett/Daily Express/Getty Images)

#6 Rod Laver

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26:  Rod Laver watches the semifinal match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland on day 11 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Rod Laver beat compatriot Tony Roche in the US Open finals of 1969 to become the sixth oldest person to have won a Grand Slam title. He was 31 years and 1 month old at that time.

Laver defeated Roche in four sets: 7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.


#5 Arthur Ashe (United States of America)

Arthur Ashe beat top-ranked Jimmy Connors in the 1975 Wimbledon finals. Ashe was 31 years, 11 months and 25 days old at the time of the match, making him the fifth oldest Slam winner in the Open Era.

The score line read: 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.


#4 Andre Agassi (United States of America)

Andre Agassi returns a backhand during the first set Tuesday, September 2, 2003  at the U. S. Open in New York.  Agassi, top ranked in the men's division, dropped the first set to Taylor Dent in a match that was twice delayed by rain. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

In 2003, Andre Agassi beat 31st-ranked Rainer Schuttler in the Australian Open final to earn another place in the record books as one of the oldest players to have won a Major. He was aged 32 years, 8 months and 28 days at the time.

Agassi won the match in straight sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.

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