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Tennis gives numbers - Master of longevity Federer sets new records

Tennis gives numbers - Master of longevity Federer sets new records

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by Gatto Luigi

It was a great Wimbledon, full of upsets, good matches and much tennis. Three perfect things which allow us to be able to tell many stats not only about the 131st year of Championships but also updated ATP/WTA Rankings.

35 years and 343 days - Roger Federer's age. He became the oldest Wimbledon winner ever in the Open Era.
19 - Grand Slam titles won by Federer. He has four more than Rafael Nadal (15), and eight more than Novak Djokovic (12). In the middle, Pete Sampras (14). 
8 - Wimbledon titles won by Federer. He overcomed Sampras (7), and became the second man in the history to win a Grand Slam event 8 times, after Rafael Nadal who has ten French Open titles. 
31 - Matches won by Federer this year. Only two losses: Donskoy in Dubai and Tommy Haas in Stuttgart. He won five titles: Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami, Halle, Wimbledon.
3 - Federer's ranking position, the highest one since 2016 August. With 6.545 points, Roger is 920 points away from No. 2 Nadal (7.465) and 1.205 from No. 1 Murray Murray (7.750). He can be at the top of the rankings again already after Cincinnati.
0 - Sets lost by Federer in the whole tournament. At Wimbledon last time it happened was 1976 with Bjorn Borg. At Grand Slam level Roger did it only at the Australian Open 2007. 
5 - Years where Federer and Nadal split first three Grand Slam titles: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2017. Only in 2009 US Open was won by a different player than them (Del Potro, 2009). 
7,385,714 - US Dollars earned by Federer this year. He overcomes Nadal (7,385,714), and gets closer to Djokovic in the career prize money: vs $105,868,531 vs$109,803,421.
6.545 - Points earned this year by Federer, only 550 less than Nadal (7.095). Both of them already qualified for the ATP Finals in London.
41 - Grand Slam matches won in a row by Federer from one set up on 40 played since the 2014 Wimbledon final lost to Djokovic.
140 - Aces hit by Sam Querrey in this event. No one better than him: Cilic (135), Muller (117).
13 - Career Finals lost by Cilic, the first at Grand Slam level after the one won at the 2014 US Open. He won 18 in total.
10.064 - Roger Federer's aces in career. Only Goran Ivanisevic (10.131) and Ivo Karlovic (12.062) did better since 1991, when the ATP started tracking the statistic.
12 - Semifinals at Wimbledon for Federer, who sets a record overcoming Connors (11).
50 - Quarter-finals at Grand Slam level for Federer. No one like Roger, who is ahead of Connors (41) and Djokovic (39).
102 - Matches played at Wimbledon for Federer, who equals Connors. Roger has 91 wins and 11 losses in 19 appearances, he also overcomed Connors (84 wins).
130 - Cilic's ace at Wimbledon this year. No one did better than him: Sam Querrey is second (130), Muller third (117).
237 - Matches won by Djokovic at Grand Slam level. In the special list only Federer (318) is ahead of him. Connors (233) is third.
12 - Retirements in career for Novak Djokovic: five at Grand Slam level, two at Wimbledon.
28 - Games played in the fifth set between Rafael Nadal and Gilles Muller. Nadal had played maximum 15 games in the 2008 Wimbledon final against Federer and 2013 Roland Garros against Djokovic. Both times he won 9-7.
28 - Sets won in a row by Nadal, whose streak started in the Roland Garros first round and ended at Wimbledon fourth round. It equals Wimbledon-US Open in 2010. 
119 - Muller's aces at this year's Wimbledon.
9 - Times that Nadal successfully served to save the match against Muller. In six of them he was down 0-15, in three 0-30. 
23 - Aces hit by Nadal, which sets his personal record overcoming 19 aces at Wimbledon 2012 against Lukas Rosol. 
10 - Career-losses in the fifth set for Nadal. Five of them came from 2015 US Open (Fognini, Verdasco, Pouille, Federer, Muller).
6 - Years in a row without reaching a Wimbledon quarter-final for Nadal, who lost twice in the fourth round since 2012. 
3 - Players who beat Nadal in the same Grand Slam event twice. Federer in 2006 and 2007 Wimbledon, Hewitt in 2004 and 2005 Australian Open, Muller in 2005 and 2017 Wimbledon.
36 - Players ranked outside of top 10 who beat Nadal and lost in the following round. 36 on 46 (78.26%). 
7.750 - Andy Murray's ranking points. He is the World No. 1 to have lowest rankings points total since the new system was introduced in 2009. The previous lowest was Rafael Nadal's total of 8,700 points in June 2010.
4 - Murray's losses in the last nine months from two sets to one up: Nishikori US Open, Zverev Australian Open, Wawrinka Roland Garros, Querrey Wimbledon. Before September 2016, he had 39 wins and zero losses.
0 - Grand Slam finals reached by a World No. 1 (Murray) in the last 52 weeks. Last time it happened was 2003 (Lleyton Hewitt).
28 - Querrey's ranking position at Wimbledon. Murray never lost to a such low ranked players in this event. 
25 - Murray's consecutive losses against Americans before Wimbledon. Last time he had lost was 2011 Miami to Alex Bogomolov.
30 - Murray's matches won against players ranked outside of top 100 in the Grand Slams events.
3 - Querrey's wins in a row in the fifth set at Wimbledon: Tsonga, Anderson and Murray. The last player to do it in this event was Janko Tipsarevic in 2007. 
42 - Slams played by Querrey. That's the most attempts before reaching a Slam semifinal in the Open Era. In this special list Querrey is behind Mark Woodforde (38).
8 - Years that America waited to have a male player in the Grand Slam semifinals. Last player to do it was Andy Roddick at 2009 Wimbledon. 
2 - Querrey's wins at Wimbledon against a World No. 1: Djokovic in 2016 and Murray in 2017. And elsewhere? 0-9, just three sets won. 
12 - Berdych's consecutive losses without winning a set against Djokovic before Wimbledon. Last time he had won was 2013 Rome. He had also lost last 19 matches against top 5 players.
10 - Years in a row where Richard Gasquet won at least one match at Wimbledon (2007-2016). The 2015 semifinalist broke this streak losing to Ferrer this year in the first round.
5 - Alexandr Dolgopolov's retirements this year: Rio de Janeiro, Indian Wells, Miami, 's-Hertogenbosch, Wimbledon.
12 - Retirements in the singles draw, 10 of them in the men's: Kyrgios, Troicki, Tipsarevic, Klizan, Istomin, Dolgopolov, Feliciano Lopez, Darcis, Sela, Djokovic. In the women's, only two: Potapova and Mattek Sands.
400 - Losses on the men's tour for Lopez. Only Fabrice Santoro (444) did worse than him.
44.000 - Dollars earned by Janko Tipsarevic in 12 minutes. He earned $3.600 a minute.
14 - Years that we waited to see a player getting his first win at Grand Slam level against a top 3 player in Wimbledon. In 2003 Ivo Karlovic beat the World No. 2 Lleyton Hewitt, this year Daniil Medvedev defeated No. 3 Stan Wawrinka.
4 - Sets ended at the tie-break during the match between Ivo Karlovic and Aljaz Bedene, plus the long five set ended 8-6. Last time we saw a similar score was 2009 Davis Cup when Radek Stepanek defeated Karlovic 16-14 in the fifth set.
13 - Months that Ernests Gulbis waited to win a match at main draw level on the ATP Tour again. Last time it had happened in 2016 Ginevra, at Wimbledon he beat Estrella Burgos.
11 - Consecutive matches lost on grass by Paolo Lorenzi before this year's Wimbledon, where he got his first career-win on seventh attempt beating Horacio Zeballos.

- Spaniards who won Wimbledon: Conchita Martinez (1994), Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (1995), Garbine Muguruza (2017).
7 - Finals played by Muguruza on the Women's Tour, 3 of them in Grand Slams (4-3 in total).
2 - Grand Slam titles won by Muguruza: 2016 Roland Garros and 2017 Wimbledon. She equals Kerber, Kuznetsova, Kvitova and Azarenka. 5 Majors for Sharapova, 7 for Venus Williams and 23 for Serena.
4 - Times that Muguruza got broken in the whole tournament, 3 of them against Kerber in the fourth round. From quarter-finals onwards, she always held her serve. 
14 - Years that Venus waited to play two Grand Slam finals in the same year: in 2003 she lost at Australian Open and Wimbledon, in 2017 it happened exactly the same.
37 years and 1 month - Venus's age. She became the oldest Wimbledon finalist since 1994, when Martina Navratilova, at 37 years and 8 months, lost to Venus.
102 - Matches played at Wimbledon by Venus. It took her past sister Serena, who has competed in 96 at the All England Club. Venus is behind only Chris Evert (111) and Martina Navratilova (134).
23 - Female World No. 1s in tennis history. The last one to join this "exclusive" and popular club is Karolina Pliskova.
6 - Players who became No. 1 without winning any Grand Slam title: Wozniacki, Safina, Jankovic, Mauresmo, Clijsters and just Pliskova. Mauresmo and Clijsters managed to break the Major taboo, will Karolina do the same thing?
34 - Weeks as World No. 1 for Angelique Kerber, more than famous players like Maria Sharapova (21), Clijsters (20), Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (12), Venus Williams (11). 
2 - No. 1s from February 2013 to June 2017: Serena Williams, more than 200 weeks, and Kerber. 
39 - Years that Great Britain waited to have two semifinalists in the singles at Wimbledon. In 1977 in the women's Singles Virginia Wade and Sue Barker did it, in 2017 Andy Murray and Johanna Konta re-wrote history. Konta is also the first female semifinalist since 1978 (Wade).
17 - Grand Slam events in a row that featured a new female semifinalist. The streak started at 2013 Wimbledon with Kirsten Flipkens, it continues with Magdalena Rybarikova. 
420 - Positions earned by Rybarikova in the last three months and a half. At the end of March she was No. 453, this week 33. And in the WTA Race, 18th.
23 - Times that Dominika Cibulkova and Andrea Petkovic combined break each other during their first round match at Wimbledon. There were 47 break points in total.
11 - Combined bagels in the men's and women's draw. At Roland Garros there were 38.

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