Ranking Tennis' One-Slam Wonders of the Last Two Decades

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Ranking Tennis' One-Slam Wonders of the Last Two Decades
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Men's Tennis has seen its fair share of eras of domination and "windows of opportunity" in the last two decades.

Here I have attempted to do something unique, or at least that's what I believe. There have been quite a few players in the last two decades who have managed to win only one Grand Slam singles title each.

This is an attempt to rank each of those players as to who was the best tennis player among those one-slam wonders.

For the avid tennis fan who would point straight away to the absence of Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic from this list, I would say that I haven't included them because they are still in with a fair chance of making it two at the very least.

This is a tribute to the one-slam wonders who have already retired, or are close to retiring, and have no chance whatsoever of winning another Grand Slam Singles title.

So, you might ask, what has been taken into account while considering this list? I've tried to take in a number of factors. The highest weight has been assigned to extent of all-surface ability.

Some of the players in this list are mainly single-surface experts, so the players who have been relatively successful on all playing surfaces get more points.

Other considerations are: 1) number of times runners-up in Grand Slams, 2) number of ATP Masters Series titles, 3) lifting of the season-ending tennis championships, and 4) overall number of titles on the ATP Tour.

So read on, and relive the nostalgia of some of the most talented and entertaining characters to pass through the ATP Tour in the last two decades.

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