I'm currently watching the US open at one of the commentators said "Andy Roddick was the last American male to win a grand slam". Is this correct, or should it be "he is the last American male to have won a grand slam"? Thank you!

  • Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're asking.
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    Sep 8, 2022 at 0:13
  • To win has no tense. We'd need to have won if we have to say "to have won a grand slam when he lost at shuffleboard." Setting the past against the more distant past. Sep 8, 2022 at 0:34
  • Also: Is Andy dead or alive?
    – Jim
    Sep 8, 2022 at 0:47
  • Andy is alive. . .and commenting on current events in tennis.
    – Xanne
    Sep 8, 2022 at 4:20
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    My intuition is that either is fine, although "is" maybe suggests it's more recent. I've a feeling this has been asked before, but good luck searching for it! (Certainly there have been similar questions about is/was.)
    – Stuart F
    Sep 8, 2022 at 8:35


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