DAY 10 MEN’S NOTES
Wednesday 6 July
No. 2 Andy Murray (GBR) v No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
No. 3 Roger Federer (SUI) v No. 9 Marin Cilic (CRO)
No. 6 Milos Raonic (CAN) v No. 28 Sam Querrey (USA)
No. 10 Tomas Berdych (CZE) v No. 32 Lucas Pouille (FRA)
A quick look at the quarterfinalists…
Player Country Age ATP Rank Best Wimbledon Performance Best Grand Slam Performance Grass Court Titles
(2) Andy Murray GBR 29 2 W 13 W US Open 12, Wimbledon 13 7
(3) Roger Federer SUI 34 3 W 03-07, 09, 12 17 titles 15
(6) Milos Raonic CAN 25 7 SF 14 SF Wimbledon 14, Aus Open 16 0
(9) Marin Cilic CRO 27 13 QF 14-16 W US Open 14 1
(10) Tomas Berdych CZE 30 9 RU 10 RU Wimbledon 10 1
(12) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA 31 12 SF 11, 12 RU Aus Open 08 0
(28) Sam Querrey USA 28 41 QF 16 QF Wimbledon 16 1
(32) Lucas Pouille FRA 22 30 QF 16 QF Wimbledon 16 0
• 7-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer and 2013 champion Andy Murray are both looking to progress to the final 4 and climb the list for most Wimbledon semifinal appearances. Federer is looking to equal Jimmy Connors’ record of 11 Wimbledon semifinal appearances while Murray is looking to reach the semifinals here for the 7th time.
• Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille are both through to the quarterfinals here for France – the 2nd straight year that 2 Frenchmen have featured in the last 8 at Wimbledon, but only the 2nd time since 1991. A surprise win for both Tsonga, who faces No. 2 seed Andy Murray on Centre Court, and Pouille, who takes on No. 10 seed Tomas Berdych on No. 1 Court, would see 2 Frenchmen feature in the semifinals at Wimbledon for the first time since 1929.
• First time Grand Slam quarterfinalist Sam Querrey is looking to give USA its first Wimbledon semifinalist since 2009 when he takes on fellow North American Milos Raonic on No. 1 Court. The big-serving Canadian has his own goals however, as he aims to become the first Canadian player to reach the last 4 at SW19 on multiple occasions.
NO. 2 ANDY MURRAY (GBR) v NO. 12 JO-WILFRIED TSONGA (FRA)
Head-to-head: Murray leads 12-2
2007 Metz Hard (I) QF Murray 63 63
2008 Australian Open Hard (O) R128 Tsonga 75 64 06 76(5)
2009 Montreal-1000 Hard (O) SF Murray 64 76(8)
2010 Wimbledon Grass (O) QF Murray 67(5) 76(5) 62 62
2010 Shanghai-1000 Hard (O) QF Murray 62 62
2011 Queen’s Grass (O) FR Murray 36 76(2) 64
2012 Wimbledon Grass (O) SF Murray 63 64 36 75
2012 ATP World Tour Finals Hard (I) RR Murray 62 76(3)
2013 Queen’s Grass (O) SF Murray 46 63 62
2014 Miami-1000 Hard (O) R16 Murray 64 61
2014 Toronto-1000 Hard (O) QF Tsonga 76(5) 46 64
2014 US Open Hard (O) R16 Murray 75 75 64
2015 Davis Cup (WG-QF) Grass (O) R2 Murray 75 76(10) 62
2015 Montreal-1000 Hard (O) QF Murray 64 64
A 15th career meeting between the 2 players.
Murray has won 3 of his 4 Grand Slam meetings with Tsonga – including at Wimbledon in 2010 and 2012. His only defeat to Tsonga at a Grand Slam came in their first meeting at a major at the 2008 Australian Open.
Murray has a 5-0 win-loss record against Tsonga on grass, but has dropped a set in 4 of their 5 meetings on the surface.
Possible semifinal head-to-heads
Murray 8-6 1-0
Tsonga 3-7 1-0
MURRAY v TSONGA
29 Age 31
2 ATP Ranking 12
37 Titles 12
169-39 Career Grand Slam Record 104-33
50-9 Wimbledon Record 28-8
589-171 Career Record 372-172
99-17 Career Record – Grass 44-17
37-6 2016 Record 21-9
9-0 2016 Record – Grass 4-0
22-7 Career Five-Set Record 15-7
9 Comebacks from 0-2 Down 4
167-103 Career Tiebreak Record 173-126
10-5 2016 Tiebreak Record 8-7
Road to the Quarterfinals
MURRAY Time Time TSONGA
d. (WC) Liam Broady 62 63 64
d. Yen-Hsun Lu 63 62 61 1:43
1:40 1st round
2nd round 2:00
1:23 d. Inigo Cervantes 64 76(5) 64
d. Juan Monaco 61 64 63
d. John Millman 63 75 62 2:11 3rd round 4:25 d. No. 18 seed John Isner 67(3) 36 76(5) 62 19-17
d. No. 15 Nick Kyrgios 75 61 64 1:43 Round of 16 0:24 d. No. 7 Richard Gasquet 4-2 ret. (back)
total time on court 7:17 (IBM time) 8:12 total time on court
• 2013 champion MURRAY is bidding to record his 100th Tour-level match-win on grass. If he wins today, he would become just the 2nd active man to record 100 Tour-level match-wins on grass after Roger Federer (151 wins).
• Murray is looking to reach his 7th Wimbledon semifinal and equal Novak Djokovic and his coach Ivan Lendl in 6th place on the Open Era list for most appearances in the last 4 here:
• Murray is bidding to reach his 20th Grand Slam semifinal and take sole ownership of 8th place on the Open Era list for most Grand Slam semifinals reached. Federer (39 semifinals*), Djokovic (30) and Rafael Nadal (23) are the only active players to reach the last 4 at a Grand Slam on more occasions than Murray. [NB *Written prior to Federer’s quarterfinal match.]
• If he wins today, Murray will equal Bjorn Borg in 7th place on the Open Era list for most Wimbledon match-wins. By defeating Nick Kyrgios in the round of 16 here, Murray recorded his 50th match-win at Wimbledon and took sole ownership of 8th place on the list of Open Era match-wins here. His victory over Millman in the 3rd round was his 49th Wimbledon match-win, moving him ahead of his coach Ivan Lendl.
Jimmy Connors 84-18
Roger Federer 83-10
Boris Becker 71-12
Pete Sampras 63-7
John McEnroe 59-11
Novak Djokovic 54-9
Bjorn Borg 51-4
Andy Murray 50-9
Stefan Edberg 49-12
Goran Ivanisevic 49-14
Ivan Lendl 48-14
*Through the round of 16 at 2016 Wimbledon
• Murray is bidding to extend his 26-match winning streak against Frenchmen at the Grand Slams. The last Frenchman to defeat Murray at a major was today’s opponent at the 2008 Australian Open. Murray has a 27-3 win-loss record against French players at the Grand Slams overall.
• Murray is on an 18-match winning streak against French opposition at Tour-level. He has not lost to a French player at Tour-level since falling to Gilles Simon at 2015 Rotterdam.
• The last time Murray lost to a player ranked outside the Top 10 was at the 2015 US Open, when he was defeated by No. 14 Kevin Anderson in the round of 16. Since then all his losses have come against Top 5 opposition.
• Murray is through to the quarterfinals here for the 9th consecutive year. He has lost in the quarterfinals here twice before – in 2008 (l. Nadal) and as defending champion in 2014 (l. Grigor Dimitrov). This is his 11th Wimbledon appearance and his 42nd Grand Slam overall.
• By reaching his 9th consecutive Wimbledon quarterfinal, Murray has moved into equal-4th place with John McEnroe and Pete Sampras on the Open Era list for the most quarterfinal appearances here. Only Jimmy Connors (14), Roger Federer (14) and Boris Becker (11) have reached more Wimbledon quarterfinals in the Open Era.
• By reaching his 9th straight Wimbledon quarterfinal, Murray has equalled Pete Sampras in 3rd place on the list for most consecutive Open Era appearances in the last 8 here behind Jimmy Connors (11 consecutive appearances) and Roger Federer (10).
• By reaching the quarterfinals here, Murray has now reached the quarterfinals at 21 of the last 22 Grand Slam events he has contested since falling to Stan Wawrinka in the 3rd round at the 2010 US Open. The only time he has failed to reach the last 8 at a major in that time was when he fell to Anderson in the round of 16 at the 2015 US Open. [NB. He missed 2013 Roland Garros with a back injury.]
• Murray is on a 5-match winning streak in 5-set matches. He has a 22-7 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall and a 3-1 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon.
• Murray’s 1st round win over Broady was the first all-British men’s meeting at a Grand Slam since the 2006 US Open when Tim Henman defeated Greg Rusedski in the 1st round. It was the first at Wimbledon since 2001 when Barry Cowan defeated Mark Hilton in the 1st round and Tim Henman defeated Martin Lee in the 2nd round.
• Murray is bidding to become the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon titles since Fred Perry, who won the title here from 1934-36 [see Preview page 2].
• In 2013, Murray became the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years – since Perry in 1936 – after defeating Djokovic 64 75 64 in the final. The triumph, on his 8th Wimbledon appearance, saw him go 2nd on the list for the most attempts before winning the Wimbledon title behind Goran Ivanisevic (14).
• Murray won his first Grand Slam title at the 2012 US Open, becoming the first British man to win a Grand Slam title since Perry at the 1936 US Championships. He defeated Djokovic 76(10) 75 26 36 62 in the final. He was one of the 3 Grand Slam champions through to the quarterfinals here from the 6 to start in the men’s main draw along with Marin Cilic and Roger Federer.
• Murray is the leading British man of all-time in terms of Grand Slam match-wins with a 169-39 win-loss record.
• Murray is on a 9-match winning streak having warmed up for Wimbledon by winning his 5th Queen’s title (d. Milos Raonic), becoming the first man to win 5 titles at the tournament. 7 of his 37 career singles titles have come on grass.
• Murray has won 2 singles titles in 2016. As well as winning the title at Queen’s, he also won Rome-1000
(d. Djokovic). In Grand Slam play this year he reached the final at both the Australian Open and Roland Garros, losing to Djokovic on both occasions. He was the first British man since Bunny Austin in 1937 to reach the Roland Garros final.
• By reaching the 2016 Roland Garros final, Murray joined Jim Courier (won Australian Open and Roland Garros, lost Wimbledon and the US Open) and Fred Stolle (won Roland Garros and the US Open, lost Australia and Wimbledon) as the only 3 men in history to have won 2 of the 4 Grand Slam titles and finished as runner-up at the other 2.
• Murray helped Great Britain to reach the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals for the 3rd straight time earlier this year. He won both of his singles matches and combined with his brother Jamie to win the doubles in the first round tie against Japan. He has been named in the Great Britain team to face Serbia in the quarterfinals in Belgrade on 15-17 July.
• Murray will defend his singles gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Event. He will play in the singles and doubles event (with his brother Jamie). It will be his 3rd Olympic Games after 2008 Beijing and 2012 London.
• Murray reunited with Ivan Lendl, an 8-time Grand Slam champion and a finalist here in 1986 and 1987, at 2016 Queen’s. His assistant coach is Jamie Delgado, who played at Wimbledon 23 times (at any level).
• TSONGA is bidding to reach the semifinals here for the 3rd time and equal his best Wimbledon result.
• Tsonga is bidding to reach his 7th Grand Slam semifinal and close the gap on Rene Lacoste in 3rd place on the list for most Grand Slam semifinals reached by a Frenchman in history.
Grand Slam semifinals reached by a Frenchman (all-time)
Henri Cochet 15
Rene Lacoste 11
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7??
• Tsonga is bidding to reach his 3rd Wimbledon semifinal and climb the list for the most Wimbledon semifinals reached by a Frenchman in history.
• Tsonga’s best Wimbledon performance is reaching the semifinals on 2 occasions – in 2011 (l. Novak Djokovic) and in 2012 (l. today’s opponent).
• Tsonga is bidding to record his 29th Wimbledon match-win and take sole ownership of 5th place on the list for the most Wimbledon match-wins by a Frenchman. By defeating Richard Gasquet in the round of 16 here, Tsonga equalled Gasquet and Rene Lacoste in joint-5th place on the all-time list.
• Tsonga is one of 2 Frenchmen to reach the quarterfinals here along with Lucas Pouille, It is the 2nd straight year 2 Frenchmen have reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and only the 2nd time since 1991 that 2 Frenchmen have reached the last 8 here. The last time 2 Frenchmen reached the semifinals at a Grand Slam was at the 2001 Australian Open (Arnaud Clement, Sebastien Grosjean). The last time 2 Frenchmen reached the semifinals at Wimbledon was in 1929, when Henri Cochet went on to defeat Jean Borotra in the final.
• Tsonga has lost 14 of his last 15 matches against Top 2 opposition. His only win over a Top 2 player in that time came against No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the round of 16 at 2014 Toronto-1000. He has defeated a Top 2 player at a Grand Slam once before – when he defeated No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals at the 2008 Australian Open.
• By reaching the quarterfinals here, Tsonga has taken sole occupancy of the record for the most Grand Slam match-wins by a Frenchman:
• By reaching his 4th Wimbledon quarterfinal, Tsonga has equalled Cedric Pioline in 1st place on the list for the most quarterfinal appearances here by a Frenchman in the Open Era.
• Tsonga’s 5-set win over Isner in the 3rd round was his 4th career comeback from 0-2 down and his 2nd 0-2 comeback at Wimbledon. He also came back from 0-2 down against Roger Federer here in the quarterfinals in 2011. Tsonga has won all 6 of the 5-set matches he has contested at Wimbledon and has a 15-7 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.
• By defeating Gasquet in the round of 16 here, Tsonga ended a 6-match losing streak against Top 10 opposition on grass. It was his first win over a Top 10 player on grass since he defeated Federer in 5-sets here in 2011. He has a 4-8 win-loss record against Top 10 opposition on grass overall.
• Last year here, Tsonga lost to Ivo Karlovic in the 3rd round. This is his 9th Wimbledon appearance and his 34th major overall.
• Tsonga’s best Grand Slam performance is finishing as runner-up at the 2008 Australian Open. Unseeded, he defeated 3 Top 10 players before losing to Djokovic in the final.
• In Grand Slam play this year, Tsonga reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. Kei Nishikori) and was forced to retire with an adductor injury in the 3rd round at Roland Garros when leading Ernests Gulbis 5-2.
• In 2016, Tsonga’s best performances are reaching the semifinals at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Gael Monfils), the quarterfinals at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Djokovic) and the round of 16 in Melbourne.
• Tsonga’s best grass court result is reaching the final at 2011 Queen’s (l. Murray) and the semifinals at Wimbledon.
• Tsonga has been named in the French team to play against Czech Republic in the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals on 15-17 July in Trinec.
• Tsonga will play in the singles and doubles (with Gasquet) at the Olympic Tennis Event after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June. Tsonga is an Olympic silver medallist in men’s doubles – he and Michael Llodra lost to Bob and Mike Bryan at the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event, which was held at the All England Club.
• Tsonga reached the semifinals at 2003 Junior Wimbledon, losing to eventual champion Florin Mergea. He also won the 2003 US Open boys’ title and finished the year ranked junior world No. 2 behind Marcos Baghdatis.
• Tsonga started working with Nicolas Escude, who was a Wimbledon quarterfinalist in 2001, and Thierry Ascione, who lost in the 1st round here in 2004 and 2008, in October 2013.
NO. 3 ROGER FEDERER (SUI) v NO. 9 MARIN CILIC (CRO)
Head-to-head: Federer leads 5-1
2008 Paris-1000 Hard (I) R16 Federer 63 64
2011 Monte Carlo-1000 Clay (O) R16 Federer 64 63
2011 US Open Hard (O) R32 Federer 63 46 64 62
2012 Shanghai-1000 Hard (O) QF Federer 63 64
2014 Toronto-1000 Hard (O) R16 Federer 76(5) 67(3) 64
2014 US Open Hard (O) SF Cilic 63 64 64
A 7th Tour-level meeting between the 2 players and their 3rd at a Grand Slam but their first on grass. They have split their previous 2 Grand Slam meetings.
Federer and Cilic are 2 of the 3 Grand Slam champions left in the men’s main draw along with Andy Murray. In 2012, Federer equalled William Renshaw and Pete Sampras’s record of 7 Wimbledon titles by winning his 17th Grand Slam title overall (d. Andy Murray). He also won the title at Wimbledon in 2003-07 and 2009. Cilic won his first major title at the 2014 US Open, defeating Kei Nishikori in the final. He was the first Croatian to win a Grand Slam title since Ivanisevic at 2001 Wimbledon.
Possible semifinal head-to-heads
Federer 9-2 3-0
Cilic 1-1 4-0
FEDERER v CILIC
34 Age 27
3 ATP Ranking 13
88 Titles 14
306-50 Career Grand Slam Record 81-32
83-10 Wimbledon Record 21-8
1079-244 Career Record 365-199
151-22 Career Record – Grass 48-22
20-6 2016 Record 23-13
9-2 2016 Record – Grass 7-2
23-19 Career Five-Set Record 23-9
9 Comebacks from 0-2 Down 4
393-214 Career Tiebreak Record 134-123
7-4 2016 Tiebreak Record 7-13
Road to the Quarterfinals
FEDERER Time Time CILIC
d. Guido Pella 76(5) 76(3) 63
d. (Q) Marcus Willis 60 63 64 2:06
1:25 1st round
2nd round 1:50
2:51 d. Brian Baker 63 75 63
d. Sergiy Stakhovsky 62 67(6) 64 64
d. Daniel Evans 64 62 62 1:27 3rd round 1:50 d. (Q) Lukas Lacko 63 63 64
d. Steve Johnson 62 63 75 1:37 Round of 16 0:45 d. No. 5 Kei Nishikori 61 5-1 ret. (rib)
total time on court 6:35 (IBM time) 7:16 total time on court
• 7-time Wimbledon champion FEDERER is looking to take sole ownership of the record for the most Grand Slam singles wins by a man or woman in history. He has a 306-50 win-loss record in Grand Slam matches and is currently joint top of the list with Martina Navratilova (306-49) ahead of Serena Williams (302-42*) and Chris Evert (299-37). *Through the quarterfinals at 2016 Wimbledon.
• Federer is bidding to record his 84th match-win at Wimbledon and equal Jimmy Connors who heads the list for most Wimbledon victories with an 84-18 win-loss record here. Federer has an 83-10 win-loss record at Wimbledon.
• Federer is bidding to reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the 11th time and equal Connors at the top of the list for most appearances in a Wimbledon semifinal.
No. of Wimbledon semifinals (Open Era)
Jimmy Connors 11
Roger Federer 11??
Boris Becker 9
John McEnroe 8
Pete Sampras 8
• Federer is bidding to reach his 40th Grand Slam semifinal to extend the record he broke at 2012 Wimbledon for the most Grand Slam semifinal appearances:
Grand Slam semifinals reached (Open Era)
Player No. of GS semifinals
Roger Federer 40??
Jimmy Connors 31
Novak Djokovic 30
Ivan Lendl 28
Andre Agassi 26
• Wimbledon is Federer’s most successful Grand Slam event in terms of titles won and matches won and is his 2nd-most successful Grand Slam event in terms of semifinals reached, behind the Australian Open.
Titles won Win-loss record Semifinals reached
Australian Open 4 80-13 12
Roland Garros 1 65-16 7
Wimbledon 7 83-10 11??
US Open 5 78-11 10
• At 34 years 336 days, Federer is looking to become the oldest man in the Open Era to reach the Wimbledon semifinals since Ken Rosewall (39 years 246 days) finished as runner-up here in 1974. He would also be the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since Andre Agassi finished as runner-up at the 2005 US Open aged 35 years 135 days.
• Federer has reached the quarterfinals here for the 14th time and equalled Jimmy Connors’ record for most Wimbledon Open Era quarterfinals reached.
• Federer has reached his 48th Grand Slam quarterfinal. By reaching the quarterfinals at 2014 Wimbledon, he took sole occupancy of 1st place for the most Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances in the Open Era ahead of Connors.
• Federer’s 3rd round victory over Evans was his 150th Tour-level grass court match-win. He is the most successful active player on grass with a 151-22 career win-loss record.
• Federer is in 2nd place for the most consecutive Wimbledon appearances with 18 behind Connors, who has 19 consecutive appearances here. Federer is also 2nd to Connors (21) for most total appearances at Wimbledon.
• Federer is bidding to become the first man in history to win 8 Wimbledon titles. He would become just the second man in history to win 8 titles at the same Grand Slam event. Rafael Nadal became the first man to achieve this feat by winning the 8th of his 9 Roland Garros titles in 2013.
• At 34 years 336 days, Federer is looking to become the oldest man in the Open Era to win Wimbledon. He would also be the oldest man to win a Grand Slam since Ken Rosewall won the 1972 Australian Open aged 37 years 62 days.
• Last year here Federer reached his 10th Wimbledon final – and his 26th Grand Slam final overall – but lost to Novak Djokovic in 4-sets.
• Federer holds the Open Era record for the most career grass court titles with 15 titles on the surface. In addition to 7 titles at Wimbledon, his other 8 titles were won at 2003-06, 2008 and 2013-15 Halle.
• In Grand Slam play this year, Federer reached the semifinals at the Australian Open (l. Djokovic) and withdrew from Roland Garros with a back injury. It was the first time he had missed a Grand Slam since the 1999 US Open and ended his record run of 65 consecutive appearances at the Grand Slams.
• Prior to coming here Federer failed to defend his title at Halle, losing 76(4) 57 63 to Alexander Zverev in the semifinals.
• Also in 2016, Federer reached the final at Brisbane (l. Milos Raonic) and the semfinals at Stuttgart (l. Dominic Thiem). It is the first time that he has failed to win a title before Wimbledon since 2000.
• Federer will represent Switzerland at the Olympic Tennis Event this year after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June. He will be one of 2 Swiss men in the singles (alongside Stan Wawrinka) and will also play doubles with Wawrinka. This will be Federer’s 4th Olympic Games – he won individual silver at London 2012 and doubles gold with Wawrinka at Beijing 2008.
• Federer is coached by former world No. 3 Ivan Ljubicic, who reached the 3rd round here 3 times, and Switzerland’s Davis Cup captain Severin Luthi.
• CILIC is bidding to reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time. He would become just the 3rd Croatian man to reach the last 4 at Wimbledon in the Open Era after Goran Ivanisevic (1990, 1992, 1994-95, 1998, 2001) and Mario Ancic (2004).
• If Cilic reaches the semifinals here on his 10th Wimbledon appearance he will be equal 3rd on the list for most attempts to reach the last 4 here:
• Cilic has won just one of his last 21 matches against Top 3 players. His only victory in that time came against today’s opponent at the 2014 US Open. 2 of his 3 victories over Top 3 opponents have come at the majors – he also defeated No. 2 Andy Murray at the 2009 US Open.
• Cilic has reached his 3rd Wimbledon quarterfinal and tied Ancic in 2nd place on the list of appearances by Croatian men in Wimbledon quarterfinals. Ancic reached 3 quarterfinals – in 2004, 2006 and 2008. Ivanisevic tops the list with 7 quarterfinals here.
• By reaching the quarterfinals here Cilic has equalled his best Wimbledon result. He also reached the last 8 here in 2014 and 2015, losing to Djokovic on both occasions. This is his 10th straight Wimbledon appearance and his 35th Grand Slam overall.
• Cilic is on a 5-match winning streak in 5-set matches. He has not lost a 5-set match since he was defeated by Djokovic at 2014 Wimbledon. He has won 5 of his 8 five-set matches at Wimbledon and has a 23-9 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.
• Prior to coming here, Cilic reached the semifinals at Queen’s (l. Murray) but lost to Radek Stepanek in the 2nd round at Stuttgart (following a 1st round bye).
• In Grand Slam play in 2016, Cilic reached the 3rd round at the Australian Open (l. Roberto Bautista Agut) but fell in the 1st round to Marco Trungelliti at Roland Garros. It was the 7th time he had lost in the 1st round at a major in 34 Grand Slam events.
• Cilic’s best results in 2016 are is reaching the finals at Marseille (l. Nick Kyrgios) and Geneva (l. Stan Wawrinka).
• In 2012 Cilic contested the 2nd longest men’s singles match in Wimbledon history, defeating Sam Querrey 76(6) 64 67(2) 67(3) 1715 in the 3rd round in 5 hours 31 minutes.
• Cilic has won 14 career singles titles, most recently at 2015 Moscow (d. Bautista Agut). Just one of his titles has come on grass – at 2012 Queen’s when he defeated David Nalbandian by default. Cilic was trailing 76(3) 3-4 when Nalbandian was defaulted for unsportsmanlike conduct after kicking the front of a sponsor’s advertising board which struck a linesman’s leg.
• Cilic reached the quarterfinals of the boys’ singles at 2005 Wimbledon (l. Robin Haase). He finished the year at No. 2 in the ITF Junior Rankings behind Donald Young after winning junior Roland Garros (d. Antal van der Duim) and reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and the US Open.
• Cilic has been named in Croatia’s team to face USA in the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals in Portland, Oregon on 15-17 July.
• Cilic will represent Croatia at the Olympic Tennis Event this year after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June. He will be one of 2 Croatian men in the singles (alongside Borna Coric) and will also play doubles with Marin Draganja.
• Cilic is coached by 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic.
NO. 6 MILOS RAONIC (CAN) v NO. 28 SAM QUERREY (USA)
Head-to-head: Querrey leads 2-1
2012 Wimbledon Grass (O) R64 Querrey 67(3) 76(7) 76(8) 64
2012 Paris-1000 Hard (I) R16 Querrey 63 76(1)
2013 San Jose Hard (I) SF Raonic 64 62
2013 Miami-1000 Hard (O) R32 Querrey w/o (strep throat)
A 4th career meeting for the 2 players and their 2nd at Wimbledon. Querrey won on that occasion, which was also the only time the players have met on a grass court.
The match will be the 19th time in the Open Era that Canadians have faced Americans in the men’s singles at Wimbledon. There have been 11 wins for Americans and 7 wins for Canadians in that period, but Raonic won the the 2 most recent encounters, defeating Jack Sock this year and in 2014.
Of the 8 sets that Raonic and Querrey have played, 4 have been decided by tiebreaks. Both players are in the Top 5 on the list for most tiebreaks won at Tour-level in 2016. Raonic is in 2nd place, having won 20 tiebreaks, while Querrey is 5th with 17:
Tiebreaks won at Tour-level in 2016
John Isner 22-17
Milos Raonic 20-5
Gilles Muller 18-11
Dominic Thiem 18-13
Sam Querrey 17-11
Both players have recorded their first 5-set wins from 0-2 down at Wimbledon this year. Raonic’s win against David Goffin in the round of 16 was also the first 5-set match that he has contested at Wimbledon and improved his win-loss record in 5-set matches to 7-5. Querrey defeated Lukas Rosol in 5-sets in the 1st round, improving his win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon to 2-4 – he has a 4-10 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.
Querrey could re-enter the Top 20 – at No. 20 – for the first time since July 2013 if he wins this match (and Lucas Pouille loses his quarterfinal with Tomas Berdych). He has a career-high ranking of No. 17. Raonic will remain at No. 7 provided he reaches at least the same stage as Tomas Berdych. He will move up to No. 5 if he wins the tournament.
Possible semifinal head-to-heads
Raonic 2-9 1-1
Querrey 0-3 0-4
RAONIC v QUERREY
25 Age 28
7 ATP Ranking 41
8 Titles 8
55-21 Career Grand Slam Record 39-37
14-5 Wimbledon Record 12-8
242-111 Career Record 281-226
26-14 Career Record – Grass 49-30
35-8 2016 Record 24-14
8-1 2016 Record – Grass 8-3
7-5 Career Five-Set Record 4-10
1 Comebacks from 0-2 Down 1
155-92 Career Tiebreak Record 138-136
20-5 2016 Tiebreak Record 17-11
Road to the Quarterfinals
RAONIC Time Time QUERREY
d. Pablo Carreno Busta 76(4) 62 64
d. Andreas Seppi 76(5) 64 62 1:54
1:58 1st round
2nd round 3:22
1:36 d. Lukas Rosol 67(6) 67(5) 64 62 12-10
d. Thomaz Bellucci 64 63 62
d. No. 27 Jack Sock 76(2) 64 76(1) 2:16 3rd round 2:58 d. No. 1 Novak Djokovic 76(6) 61 36 76(5)
d. No. 11 David Goffin 46 36 64 64 64 3:03 Round of 16 2:00 d. Nicolas Mahut 64 76(5) 64
total time on court 9:11 (IBM time) 9:55 total time on court
• RAONIC is bidding to reach his 3rd Grand Slam semifinal and tie Eugenie Bouchard for the most Grand Slam finals reached by a Canadian player – man or woman – in history.
Player Grand Slam semifinals reached
Eugenie Bouchard 3 (2014 Australian Open, 2014 Roland Garros, 2014 Wimbledon)
Milos Raonic 2 (2014 Wimbledon, 2016 Australian Open)
Carling Bassett-Seguso 1 (1984 US Open)
Robert Powell 1 (1908 Wimbledon)
• Raonic is also looking to become the first Canadian player – man or woman – to reach multiple semifinals at Wimbledon. At 2014 Wimbledon, he became the first Canadian man to reach the semifinals at a Grand Slam since Robert Powell in 1908.
• Raonic is aiming to reach 2 Grand Slam semifinals in the same year for the first time. In January, he became the first Canadian man to reach the semifinals at the Australian Open (l. Andy Murray).
• If he wins today, Raonic will tie Kei Nishikori for 4th place on the list of most Tour-level match-wins in 2016:
2016 Tour-level match-wins*
Dominic Thiem 48-13
Novak Djokovic 46-4
Andy Murray 37-6
Kei Nishikori 36-11
Milos Raonic 35-8
*Through round of 16 at 2016 Wimbledon
• Raonic has lost just one of his last 17 meetings with American opposition. His only defeat in that time came at 2015 Miami-1000 when he lost to John Isner. He has a 26-9 win-loss record against Americans overall.
• By reaching his 5th Grand Slam quarterfinal, Raonic now tops the list for the most Grand Slam quarterfinals reached by a Canadian player – man or woman – in history. He has also reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in 2015 and 2016, 2014 Roland Garros and 2014 Wimbledon. Bassett-Seguso and Bouchard have 4 Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances each and Powell has 3.
• By reaching this stage, he has also become just the 2nd Canadian player – man or woman – to reach multiple quarterfinals here, after Robert Powell reached this stage here in 1908, 1910 and 1912.
• Last year here, as No. 7 seed, Raonic fell to Nick Kyrgios in the 3rd round. This is his 6th straight appearance at Wimbledon and his 22nd appearance at a Grand Slam overall.
• As well as reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open, in Grand Slam play this year Raonic also reached the round of 16 at Roland Garros (l. Albert Ramos-Vinolas).
• Prior to coming here, Raonic reached his first grass court final at Queen’s (l. Murray).
• Raonic’s 2016 highlights also include winning his 8th career title at Brisbane, where he recorded his 2nd career win over Federer in the final, and finishing runner-up at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Djokovic).
• Raonic plays here at No. 6 – his highest seeding at Wimbledon. His highest Grand Slam seeding came at the 2014 US Open, where he was seeded No. 5.
• Raonic will compete in the singles and doubles (with Vasek Pospisil) at the Olympic Tennis Event this summer after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June.
• Raonic was born in Montenegro but moved to Canada in 1994. He started playing tennis age 8.
• Raonic added 3-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe to his coaching team at 2016 Queen’s. He also works with former world No. 1 Carlos Moya, who reached the round of 16 here in 2004, and Ricardo Piatti. His fitness trainer is Dalibor Sirola and his physiotherapist is Claudio Zimaglia.
• QUERREY is bidding to become the first American man through to the semifinals at a Grand Slam since Andy Roddick reached the semifinals here in 2009.
• By reaching the quarterfinals here, Querrey has recorded his best Grand Slam performance. His previous best Grand Slam performance was reaching the round of 16 on 3 occasions – at 2010 Wimbledon (l. Andy Murray) and at the US Open in 2008 (l. Rafael Nadal) and 2010 (l. Stan Wawrinka).
• Querrey is looking to record his 50th Tour-level match win on grass. He has a 49-30 win-loss record on grass, compared to 40-52 on clay and 192-142 on hard court.
• No. 41 Sam Querrey is bidding to become the lowest-ranked player to reach the Wimbledon semifinals since No. 75 Marat Safin and No. 94 Rainer Schuettler both reached the semifinals here in 2008.
• Querrey is the first American man to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon since Mardy Fish fell in the last 8 in 2011. He is also the first American man to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam since John Isner and Roddick fell in the last 8 at the 2011 US Open.
• By defeating No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the 3rd round, Querrey became the first American to beat a world No. 1 at Wimbledon since Kevin Curren defeated John McEnroe in the quarterfinals in 1985. He was the first American to beat a World No. 1 at a Grand Slam since Andre Agassi defeated Lleyton Hewitt in the semifinals at the 2002 US Open. He was the first man to defeat Djokovic before the round of 16 at a major since Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated Djokovic in the 3rd round at 2009 Roland Garros.
• Querrey’s win against Djokovic was his first win against Top 10 opposition at a Grand Slam – he had lost his previous 9 matches against Top 10 opponents at the majors. Prior to this tournament, the highest-ranked opponent he had defeated at a Grand Slam was No. 14 Ivo Karlovic in the 3rd round at the 2008 US Open.
• Last year here, Querrey lost to Roger Federer in the 2nd round. This is his 9th Wimbledon appearance and his 38th Grand Slam overall.
• In Grand Slam play this year, Querrey retired due to cramping after the 4th set of his 1st round match against Dusan Lajovic at the Australian Open and lost to Bjorn Fratangelo in the 1st round at Roland Garros. By reaching the quarterfinals here, Querrey has won back-to-back matches at a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2014 US Open, where he lost in the 3rd round to Djokovic.
• In 2012 Querrey contested the 2nd longest men’s singles match in Wimbledon history, losing in the 3rd round to Marin Cilic 76(6) 64 67(2) 67(3) 17-15 in 5 hours 31 minutes.
• Prior to this tournament, Querrey’s best grass court result is winning the title as No. 7 seed at 2010 Queen’s
(d. Mardy Fish). He has also reached 2 other finals on grass – at 2009 Newport (l. Rajeev Ram) and 2015 Nottingham (l. Denis Istomin).
• Querrey warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the semifinals as No. 5 seed at ’s-Hertogenbosh, losing to eventual champion Nicolas Mahut. He also reached the 2nd round as No. 5 seed at Nottingham (l. Marcos Baghdatis) but fell in the 1st round at Queen’s (l. Roberto Bautista Agut).
• Querrey’s best result this year is winning his 8th career title at Delray Beach (d. Ram). He also reached the semifinals at Memphis (l. Kei Nishikori), Acapulco (l. Dominic Thiem) and ’s-Hertogenbosch.
• Querrey entered the men’s doubles here with Steve Johnson. They lost to No. 14 seeds Radek Stepanek/Nenad Zimonjic 76(4) 63 in the 1st round.
• Querry is coached by Craig Boynton, who also works with Steve Johnson.
NO. 10 TOMAS BERDYCH (CZE) v NO. 32 LUCAS POUILLE (FRA)
Head-to-head: first meeting
Berdych and Pouille meet for the first time. It is Berdych’s 15th Grand Slam quarterfinal while Pouille has reached this stage for the first time.
Possible semifinal head-to-heads
Berdych 6-8 7-3
Pouille 0-1 0-1
BERDYCH v POUILLE
30 Age 22
9 ATP Ranking 30
12 Titles 0
129-51 Career Grand Slam Record 6-9
36-12 Wimbledon Record 4-1
569-295 Career Record 35-35
57-24 Career Record – Grass 4-4
27-12 2016 Record 19-13
4-1 2016 Record – Grass 4-2
20-8 Career Five-Set Record 1-1
2 Comebacks from 0-2 Down 0
191-158 Career Tiebreak Record 23-8
9-7 2016 Tiebreak Record 11-3
Road to the Quarterfinals
BERDYCH Time Time POUILLE
d. Ivan Dodig 76(5) 57 61 76(2)
d. Benjamin Becker 64 61 62 3:24
1:24 1st round
2nd round 2:05
1:28 d. (Q) Marius Copil 64 46 64 61
d. Donald Young 64 63 63
d. No. 24 Alexander Zverev 63 64 46 61 2:40 3rd round 2:48 d. Juan Martin del Potro 67(4) 76(6) 75 61
d. Jiri Vesely 46 63 76(8) 67(9) 63 3:56 Round of 16 2:56 d. No. 19 Bernard Tomic 64 46 36 64 10-8
total time on court 11:24 (IBM time) 9:16 total time on court
• BERDYCH is bidding to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon for the first time since he reached the final here in 2010.
• Berdych is also bidding to become the 3rd Czech man to reach multiple Wimbledon semifinals after Jan Kodes and Ivan Lendl. They are the only Czech men in the Open Era to reach the last 4 here. If Berdych wins today and reaches his 6th Grand Slam semifinal he would equal Jan Kodes in 2nd place on the list of most Grand Slam semifinals reached by a Czech player. Ivan Lendl heads the list with 27 Grand Slam semifinal appearances ahead of Kodes (6) and Berdych (5).
Czech men in Wimbledon semifinals (Open Era)
Jan Kodes 1972-73
Ivan Lendl 1983-84, 1986-90
Tomas Berdych?? 2010, 2016??
• By defeating Jiri Vesely in the round of 16 here, Berdych improved his win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon to 5-0. He has a 20-8 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.
• Berdych is through to his 3rd consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal, having also reached his 6th straight quarterfinal at the Australian Open (l. Federer) and his 3rd quarterfinal at Roland Garros (l. Djokovic) earlier this year.
• By reaching his 4th quarterfinal here, Berdych has taken sole ownership of 2nd place on the list of Czechs with most appearances in the Wimbledon quarterfinals ahead of Kodes (3). Lendl tops the list with 7 Wimbledon quarterfinal appearances.
• Berdych is through to his 15th Grand Slam quarterfinal. He is in 2nd place behind Lendl (34) on the list of Czechs with the most appearances in Grand Slam quarterfinals.
• Berdych’s best result here – and at a Grand Slam – came as No. 12 seed in 2010 when he finished runner-up. He defeated No. 1 Roger Federer in the quarterfinals and No. 3 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals before losing to Rafael Nadal 63 75 64 in the final. Last year here as No. 6 seed he fell in the round of 16 (l. Gilles Simon). This is his 13th consecutive Wimbledon appearance.
• As well as reaching 3 Grand Slam quarterfinals, Berdych’s other 2016 highlights include reaching the semifinals at Doha (l. Djokovic) and Marseille (l. Nick Kyrgios) and the quarterfinals at Dubai (l. Kyrgios), Miami-1000 (l. Djokovic) and Madrid-1000 (l. Andy Murray).
• Berdych warmed up for Wimbledon at Halle, where he fell to Marcos Baghdatis in the 1st round.
• One of Berdych’s 12 career singles titles has come on grass – at 2007 Halle (d. Baghdatis).
• Berdych has been a permanent fixture in the Top 10 since 5 July 2010. He has been seeded at every Grand Slam event he has played since the 2005 US Open and sits in 2nd place behind Federer (59) on the list for the most consecutive seedings at a Grand Slam with 44. He plays here seeded No. 10 – his lowest Grand Slam seeding since 2010 Wimbledon when he was seeded No. 12.
• Since making his debut at the 2003 US Open, Berdych has played in every Grand Slam event. This is his 52nd straight Grand Slam appearance which puts him in 6th place on the men’s list for the longest streak of Open Era Grand Slam singles appearances.
• Berdych will play in the singles and doubles (with Radek Stepanek) at the Olympic Tennis Event on 6-14 August after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June.
• Berdych is a 2-time Davis Cup champion, having helped Czech Republic to the titles in 2012 and 2013. He was part of the Czech team that defeated Germany 3-2 in the 2016 World Group first round in Hannover in March. Czech Republic will play France in the World Group quarterfinals on 15-17 July.
• Berdych is currently without a coach, having split with Dani Vallverdu following Rome-1000. His fitness coach is Azuz Simcich and his physio is Per Bastholt.
• POUILLE is through to the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam for the first time. Prior to this tournament, his best Grand Slam performance was reaching the 2nd round at Roland Garros as a wild card on his Grand Slam debut in 2013 (l. Grigor Dimitrov) and as No. 29 seed in 2016 (l. Andrej Martin).
• If he wins today, Pouille will become the 11th man in the Open Era to reach the Wimbledon semifinals on his 2nd appearance. The most recent man to achieve the feat was Jerzy Janowicz, who reached the semifinals on his 2nd appearance here in 2013.
• Pouille is bidding to become the first No. 32 seed to reach the semifinals at a Grand Slam. The lowest seed to ever reach a Grand Slam semifinal is No. 31 Rainer Schuettler at the 2003 Australian Open.
• By reaching the quarterfinals here Pouille is projected to rise to a career-high ranking of No. 21 unless Sam Querrey reaches the final. If he wins today, Pouille could rise as high as No. 18. He will also become the No. 4 ranked French player (behind Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet and Gael Monfils) after surpassing Benoit Paire and Gilles Simon.
• Pouille has won 3 of his 8 meetings with Top 10 opposition. His career best win came against No. 8 David Ferrer at Miami-1000 this year. This is his first meeting with a Top 10 opponent at a Grand Slam.
• Pouille’s win against No. 19 Tomic was his first win against a seeded player at a Grand Slam. It was also his first 5-set match win, having lost his only previous 5-set match to Gael Monfils at the 2015 Australian Open.
• Pouille is one of 2 Frenchmen to reach the quarterfinals here along with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, It is the 2nd straight year 2 Frenchmen have reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and only the 2nd time since 1991 that 2 Frenchmen have reached the last 8 here. The last time 2 Frenchmen reached the semifinals at a Grand Slam was at the 2001 Australian Open (Arnaud Clement, Sebastien Grosjean). The last time 2 Frenchmen reached the semifinals at Wimbledon was in 1929, when Henri Cochet went on to defeat Jean Borotra in the final.
• Last year here on his Wimbledon debut, Pouille lost in the 1st round to Kevin Anderson. He has lost in the 1st round in 7 of his 9 previous Grand Slam appearances. He failed to qualify here in 2014. This is his 2nd Wimbledon appearance and his 10th Grand Slam overall.
• By defeating Copil in the 1st round here, Pouille recorded his first Tour-level match-win on grass and ended an 8-match losing streak on grass at any level. He had won just 3 matches on grass at Tour, Challenger or Futures level prior to coming here – in qualifying for the main draw at 2013 ’s-Hertogebosch.
• Prior to coming here, Pouille fell in the 1st round at both Stuttgart (l. John Millman) and Halle (l. Kei Nishikori).
• Pouille’s highlights in 2016 are reaching his first Tour-level final at Bucharest (l. Fernando Verdasco) and his first Masters-1000 semifinal as a lucky loser at Rome-1000 (l. Andy Murray). He also reached the quarterfinals at Brisbane (l. Milos Raonic), the round of 16 at Miami-1000 (l. Gilles Simon) and the 3rd round as a wild card at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga).
• Pouille broke into the Top 50 for the first time at No. 31 after reaching the semifinals at Rome-1000 and reached a career-high ranking of No. 29 after reaching the 2nd round at Roland Garros. He plays here ranked No. 30. He was seeded at a Grand Slam for the first time at 2016 Roland Garros at No. 29, but plays here seeded No. 32.
• Pouille reached a career-high ranking of No. 23 on the junior circuit. He reached the quarterfinals of the boys’ event at the 2011 Australian Open and the 2nd round as a wild card at 2010 junior Roland Garros. He never played at junior Wimbledon. He was a member of the French team that finished runner-up to USA at the 2008 World Junior Tennis Finals.
• Pouille has entered the men’s doubles here with Adrian Mannarino. The pair lost to No. 1 seeds and compatriots Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut in the 1st round when Mannarino was forced to retired with an elbow injury.
• Pouille is set to make his Davis Cup debut for France later this month after Yannick Noah named him in the team for the World Group quarterfinal against Czech Republic in Trinec on 15-17 July alongside Tsonga, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
• Pouille is coached by Emmanuel Planque.
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