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Who was the last tennis player to win the first two grand slam singles titles of the year? Asked Roger Matthews

It's quite rare for a man to win in Australia and then on clay in France - the last one to do so was Jim Courier in 1992. Rafael Nadal had a near-miss: he won the Australian Open in 2009, but missed out at Roland Garros that year - the only time between 2005 and 2014 that he has failed to win there.

In 1978, 1979 and 1980 Bjorn Borg won the first two Grand Slams of the year - the catch being that they were the French Open and Wimbledon, as the Australian Open was played in December between 1977 and 1985.

Before that the Australian/French double was completed by Rod Laver (1969 and 1962), Roy Emerson (1967 and 1963), Lew Hoad (1956), Ken Rosewall (1953), Don Budge (1938) and Jack Crawford (1933).

On the women's side the last player to complete the Australian/French double was Jennifer Capriati in 2001. Before that it was also achieved by Monica Seles (1991 and 1992), Steffi Graf (1988), Margaret Court (five times; 1973, 1970, 1969, 1964 and 1962), and Maureen Connolly (1953).



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