Fairytale of New York: Murray beats Djokovic to taste grand slam glory
The Scot wins his first grand slam at the fifth attempt,
Well done to the lad and all that. I’m talking though purely about words here.
I was always under the impression that the Big Four were the slams (US, French, Oz Opens plus Wimbledon).
A career slam was to have won each of these events once (or more) in a career.
A Grand Slam was holding all four titles at the same time: a much, much, rarer event, obviously.
Could be that I’m entirely mistaken of course but that’s how I remember it. Meaning that Murray has won his first slam event (Hurrah! Congrats etc.) but is nowhere near anything like a grand slam.
Which leaves me with my question(s).
Am I right and The Guardian simply wrong here? Am I wrong? Or have the words/phrases been changing meanings over the years?