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The Fab Four 5-Set Records. Is This Roger Federer's Achilles Heel?

Filippo Scala - 01-01-2017 - View: 36573

An in depth analysis of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray's career records in 5 setters.


I analyzed the Fab Four (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray) records in 5-set matches, focusing not only on their overall win-loss record, but also, more specifically, on their records in the crucial stages of tournaments, semifinals and finals.

Here’s the breakdown. Semifinals and Finals matches are bolded.

ANDY MURRAY

2016 Davis Cup WG SF: GBR vs ARG RR Juan Martin Del Potro [ARG] d. Murray 6-4 5-7 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4
2016 Us Open QF (6)Kei Nishikori [JPN] d. (2)Murray 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-1 7-5
2016 Wimbledon QF (2)Murray d. (12)Jo Wilfried Tsonga [FRA] 7-6(10) 6-1 3-6 4-6 6-1
2016 Roland Garros R64 (2)Murray d. Mathias Bourgue [FRA] 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-3
2016 Roland Garros R128 (2)Murray d. Radek Stepanek [CZE] 3-6 3-6 6-0 6-3 7-5
2016 Davis Cup WG R1: GBR vs JPN RR Murray d. Kei Nishikori [JPN] 7-5 7-6(6) 3-6 4-6 6-3
2016 Australian Open SF (2)Murray d. (13)Milos Raonic [CAN] 4-6 7-5 6-7 6-4 6-2
2015 US Open R64 (3)Murray d. Adrian Mannarino [FRA] 5-7 4-6 6-1 6-3 6-1
2015 Roland Garros SF (1)Novak Djokovic [SRB] d. (3)Murray 6-3 6-3 5-7 5-7 6-1
2014 Roland Garros QF (7)Murray d. (23)Gael Monfils [FRA] 6-4 6-1 4-6 1-6 6-0
2014 Roland Garros R32 (7)Murray d. (28)Philipp Kohlschreiber [GER] 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 12-10
2013 Wimbledon QF (2)Murray d. Fernando Verdasco [ESP] 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 7-5
2013 Australian Open SF (3)Murray d. (2)Roger Federer [SUI] 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2
2012 US Open F (3)Murray d. (2)Novak Djokovic [SRB] 7-6(10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2

2012 Australian Open SF (1)Novak Djokovic [SRB] d. (4)Murray 6-3 3-6 6-7(4) 6-1 7-5
2011 US Open R64 (4)Murray d. Robin Haase [NED] 6-7(5) 2-6 6-2 6-0 6-4
2011 Roland Garros R16 (4)Murray d. (15)Viktor Troicki [SRB] 4-6 4-6 6-3 6-2 7-5
2010 Roland Garros R128 (4)Murray d. Richard Gasquet [FRA] 4-6 6-7(5) 6-4 6-2 6-1
2009 Wimbledon R16 (3)Murray d. (19)Stanislas Wawrinka [SUI] 2-6 6-3 6-3 5-7 6-3
2009 Australian Open R16 (14)Fernando Verdasco [ESP] d. (4)Murray 2-6 6-1 1-6 6-3 6-4
2008 US Open R32 (6)Murray d. Jurgen Melzer [AUT] 6-7(5) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-1 6-3
2008 Wimbledon R16 (11)Murray d. (9)Richard Gasquet [FRA] 5-7 3-6 7-6(3) 6-2 6-4
2008 Roland Garros R128 (10)Murray d. (WC)Jonathan Eysseric [FRA] 6-2 1-6 4-6 6-0 6-2
2007 Davis Cup WG PO: GBR vs CRO RR Murray d. Marin Cilic [CRO] 3-6 6-4 6-2 4-6 6-3
2007 US Open R64 (19)Murray d. Jonas Bjorkman [SWE] 5-7 6-3 6-1 4-6 6-1
2007 Australian Open R16 (2)Rafael Nadal [ESP] d. (15)Murray 6-7(3) 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-1
2006 US Open R32 (17)Murray d. (10)Fernando Gonzalez [CHI] 6-3 3-6 2-6 6-3 6-2
2006 Davis Cup G1 PO: GBR vs ISR RR Murray d. Andy Ram [ISR] 2-6 4-6 7-5 6-2 6-3
2006 Roland Garros R128 (25)Gael Monfils [FRA] d. Murray 6-4 6-7(2) 1-6 6-2 6-1
2005 US Open R64 (Q)Arnaud Clement [FRA] d. (Q)Murray 6-2 7-6(2) 2-6 6-7(4) 6-0
2005 US Open R128 (Q)Murray d. Andrei Pavel [ROU] 6-3 3-6 3-6 6-1 6-4
2005 Wimbledon R32 (18)David Nalbandian [ARG] d. (WC)Murray 6-7(4) 1-6 6-0 6-4 6-1


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