2013 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Contender Profiles – Fast Facts with Jack Cunniff

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(June 23, 2013) Profiles of the top Men’s Singles contenders for the 2013 Wimbledon. Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only.  – by Jack Cunniff     http://twitter.com/jrcunniff


1. Novak Djokovic

2013 Record: 33-5

Grand Slam Record: 146-28

Wimbledon Record: 32-7

Wimbledon Best Result:  W (2011)

Fast Fact: Djokovic has defeated only two Top Ten players at Wimbledon: No. 8 Robredo (2006) and No.1 Nadal (2011).


2. Andy Murray

2013 Record: 27-5

Grand Slam Record: 106-28

Wimbledon Record:  30-7

Wimbledon Best Result:  RU (2012)

Fast Fact: Murray has the 3rd most grass court wins among active players, trailing only Federer and Hewitt.


3. Roger Federer

2013 Record: 26-7

Grand Slam Record: 256-39

Wimbledon Record:  66-7

Wimbledon Best Result:  W (2003, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’09, ‘12)

Fast Fact: If he reaches the QF, Federer will tie Jimmy Connors for the most Grand Slam QF appearances in the Open era (41).


4. David Ferrer

2013 Record: 37-11

Grand Slam Record:  103-42

Wimbledon Record:  20-10

Wimbledon Best Result:  QF (2012)

Fast Fact:   Ferrer is aiming to become the 10th ATP player to reach the SF in four consecutive Grand Slam events.


5. Rafael Nadal

2013 Record:  43-2

Grand Slam Record: 164-22

Wimbledon Record: 36-6

Wimbledon Best Result:  W (2008, 2010)

Fast Fact:  While known for his clay court expertise, Nadal has the 4th best winning percentage at Wimbledon in the Open era, trailing only Borg, Sampras, and Federer.


6. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

2013 Record:  29-10

Grand Slam Record:  71-23

Wimbledon Record: 18-5

Wimbledon Best Result:  SF (2011, ‘12)

Fast Fact:  His SF match vs. Murray in the Wimbledon warm-up at Queens marked the first time in 2013 that Tsonga lost when winning the opening set.


7. Tomas Berdych

2013 Record:  31-12

Grand Slam Record:  81-39

Wimbledon Record:  23-9

Wimbledon Best Result:  RU (2010)

Fast Fact: Berdych is appearing in his 40th consecutive Grand Slam event, 10th best in the Open Era .


8. Juan Martin Del Potro

2013 Record:  20-8

Grand Slam Record:  56-23

Wimbledon Record:  9-5

Wimbledon Best Result:  4R (2011, ‘12)

Fast Fact: Del Potro has lost his last four 5-set matches, and hasn’t won a 5-set match since 2010 Australian Open.


9. Richard Gasquet

2013 Record:  30-10

Grand Slam Record:  60-34

Wimbledon Record:  17-7

Wimbledon Best Result:  SF (2007)

Fast Fact:  Gasquet’s only win in the 4R of a Grand Slam (1-15) was at 2007 Wimbledon (def. Tsonga).


10. Marin Cilic

2013 Record:  24-11

Grand Slam Record:  48-24

Wimbledon Record:  8-6

Wimbledon Best Result:  4R (2008, ‘12)

Fast Fact:  Cilic’s win over No. 6 Berdych in the Wimbledon warm-up at Queens was the highest ranked opponent he’s defeated since the 2010 Australian Open (def. No. 5 Del Potro)


11. Stanislas Wawrinka

2013 Record:  34-11

Grand Slam Record: 64-33

Wimbledon Record:  9-8

Wimbledon Best Result:  4R (2008, ‘09)

Fast Fact:  Wawrinka had never won a match in six ATP grass court events prior to winning four matches en route to last week’s final in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.


12. Kei Nishikori

2013 Record:  22-10

Grand Slam Record:  23-15

Wimbledon Record:  2-4

Wimbledon Best Result:  3R (2012)

Fast Fact:  By reaching the 4R of the French Open, Nishikori has reached the 4R in consecutive Grand Slams for the first time.



13. Tommy Haas

2013 Record:  27-11

Grand Slam Record:  99-51

Wimbledon Record:  20-12

Wimbledon Best Result:  SF (2009)

Fast Fact:  Haas’ last win at Wimbledon was over Djokovic in the 2009 QF; if he wins his opening round, it will be Haas’ 100th Grand Slam match win.


14. Janko Tipsarevic

2013 Record:  13-12

Grand Slam Record:  46-37

Wimbledon Record:  11-9

Wimbledon Best Result:  4R (2007, ‘08)

Fast Fact:  Tipsarevic won more matches in January 2013 (7 matches) than he’s won between February – June 2013 (6 matches).