Monday, June 25, 2012

Pat Markey

Wimbledon Boy's Junior champions that later go on to win Wimbledon

I thought it would be kind of fun to dig into the the history books of past Wimbledon champions.  I looked over the Boys Junior Champions since 1968 and found that several did indeed go on to later win it all at the All England Club.

In 1972 Bjorn Borg (SWE) won the Juniors and would of course go on to win 5 consecutive Wimbledon Championships from 1976-1979.  Pat Cash (AUS) won the Junior Wimbledon back in 1982 and would later win the Wimbledon Championships in 1987.  The Next year in 1983 Stefan Edberg (SWE) would win the Junior Wimbledon and would go on to win Wimbledon twice: in 1988 and 1990.  In 1998 Roger Federer won the Wimbledon Juniors and would go on to win 5 consecutive Wimbledon Championships between 2003-2009. 

In 2007 Donald Young won the Wimbledon Juniors - A US hope in the future?


Billy Martin won two Junior Championships in 1974 and 1975 but would not go on to win a Wimbledon Championship.  In 1978 Ivan Lendl (CZE) won the Junior Wimbledon and would not go on to win Wimbledon-It would always be the one that was out of his reach.

Just a few interesting facts about Wimbledon.  Check back tomorrow for some more fun stuff...

Patrick

Pat Markey

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Patrick Has been stringing rackets for over 25 years including at many professional events around the country including the US OPEN and AUSTRALIAN OPEN. He brings a depth of knowledge and love for the industry.

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