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Paul

They are all Europeans. The other 6+ winners, Sampras, Connors, McEnroe, Agassi, Laver, Emerson were from other continents.

Gary Moser

Edberg, from Sweden, is OBVIOUSLY European...so TP's "I think" qualifier on him means that's not it, no?

Alpha

At least publicly, through their playing days, they’ve had only one long term relationship.

Gary Moser

And Stefan's "only one long term", if correct,
could've been even longer if Mats hadn't run interference for a while... :->

alex

They all high school drop outs and yet made millions on one skill
turn their hobby into profession.

DK

What about Boris "Broom-Broom" Becker, Borg, and Mats Wilander? They are European, too.

Gary Moser

All 6 [ each member of Big Four plus Lendl & Edberg ] have made it to the Final of each of the 4 Slams in the Open Era.

Connors is missing FO...
Borg is missing AO...
McEnroe is missing AO...
Wilander is missing Wimby...
Becker is missing FO...
Sampras is missing FO...

And Laver and Agassi are missing in TP's post? :->

Veglia

This is the best answer so far, imo.

TP, how significant is the construct "have it"? Obviously I'm not thinking of physical possession. For example, one cannot "have" being from Europe.

Tennis Planet

VEGLIA

'Have' was 'borrowed' from the line above: "What do the Big Four (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray) have in common?"

So it can be 'anything'.

Veglia

:)

stella

All were conceived during a tournament that in future years they would win. that's got to be it for sure .

Bettyjane

Come on TP, this has to be the answer

Veglia

Based on the Photos published today I'm now 100% convinced Alpha is the winner. Congrats!

stella

RF has had loads of coaches, and not long term -- Carter, Annacone, Luthi, Edberg, Ljubicic . Long term one was " no one "

Veglia

If I'm not mistaken Alpha's answer considers "romantic relationships".

Alpha

Yeah, to be clear, I’m referring to Roger-Mirka, Novak- Jelena etc. Thanks Veglia

Tennis Planet

WINNER: ALPHA.

Alpha

Thanks TP.

Veglia, time to change coaches? First Gary and now me. Or are you firing the full team and getting Pepe?

Clifford

Congrats, Alpha!

Bettyjane

Nice!

Veglia

I am trying to simulate Roger slunp 2012-2017 😁
Cingrats, you deserve this!

Veglia

I should not type on my phone after Saturday n8ghtout ...

Alpha

Hehe! Except it’s still not Saturday :) You’ve gone Big 3 in one post. Federeresque slump, Djokovicesque solution and Nadalesque excuse!

Alpha

Thanks guys : )

Veglia

See what I'm saying? But it was a great Friday! (Friday) night out :)

Now that I finally called Pepe, I feel I was treated a bit unfair by TP. How? Well, last WoF I provided the right answer, then Gary clarified and he got the title. This one, you provided the right answer, I clarified but you got the title. No?

Alpha

You are well on your way to becoming Rafa. This is not the time to talk about my injuries but I was injured. 😀

Veglia

Truth be told, I'd have absolutely no problem being Rafa

stella

congrats Alpha, but I still think my answer was best -- and if you check dates it was almost 100% certain to be true !!!

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