What exactly is the Grand Slam Cup in tennis?
#43187. Asked by Linaw50. (Jan 10 04 6:13 AM)
The Grand Slam events are the 4 tournaments, the Australian open, the French open, Wimbledon and the USA open.|
Winning all 4 tournaments in the same year is called the "Grand Slam"
Then how come Greg Rusedski has won the Grand Slam Cup without actually winning any of those tournaments?|
Sorry, this "Grand Slam" appears to be just another tournament. It is now known as the "Masters Cup"|
Grand Slam Cup Roll of Honor
1990 Pete Sampras
1991 David Wheaton
1992 Michael Stich
1993 Petr Korda
1994 Magnus Larsson
1995 Goran Ivanisevic
1996 Boris Becker
1997 Pete Sampras
1998 Marcelo Rios
1999 Greg Rusedski
1998 Venus Williams
1999 Serena Williams
The Tennis Masters Cup was created on December 9, 1999. On that day, the Grand Slam Committee, the ITF and the ATP Tour announced that the ATP Tour World Championship and the men's Grand Slam Cup would be discontinued and a new jointly owned, end of year men's tournament to be known as the Tennis Masters Cup was created.
TENNIS MASTERS CUP
2000 Gustavo Kuerten Andre Agassi 6-4 6-4 6-4
2001 Lleyton Hewitt Sebastien Grosjean 6-3 6-3 6-4
2002 Lleyton Hewitt Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5 7-5 2-6 2-6 6-4
Roger Federer played near flawless tennis to defeat Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-0, 6-4 and win the 2003 Tennis Masters Cup Houston title.