Roger Federer joined British Fred Perry, Americans Don Budge and Andre Agassi and Australians Rod Laver and Roy Emerson as the only players in mens tennis history to win all four grand slams after his win in Roland Garros this afternoon over Robin Soderling.
Besides Novak Djokovic winning the Australian Open in 2008, it seems the Slams in the past few years have belonged almost completely to Roger Federer and, more and more, Rafael Nadal—but not much besides those two. Federer’s decline seems much more obvious this year, while Nadal, although winning three out of the last four grand slams, seems beatable off the clay, if he’s played correctly. Things seem a bit more open, and more players can join the chase for the big titles, even those who haven’t won one in their career. Here’s my list of the best six players today without a Slam title and their future chances of winning one.