DAY 13 MEN’S NOTES
Sunday 10 July
2 ANDY MURRAY (GBR) v NO. 6 MILOS RAONIC (CAN)
|(Seed) Player||Country||Age||Ranking||Best Wimbledon performance||Best Grand Slam performance|
|(2) Andy Murray||GBR||29||2||W 13||W US Open 12, Wimbledon 13|
|(6) Milos Raonic||CAN||25||7||FR 16||FR Wimbledon 16|
2016 Wimbledon sees the 130th staging of The Lawn Tennis Championships, which began in 1877 with Britain’s Spencer Gore defeating compatriot William Marshall 61 62 64 for the inaugural title. This is the 49th staging of The Championships in the Open Era, the first being in 1968 when Australia’s Rod Laver defeated countryman Tony Roche 63 64 62. 2016 Wimbledon is the 194th Grand Slam tournament of the Open Era.
Prize money and ATP Ranking points
Today’s champion receives £2,000,000 in prize money, while the runner-up collects £1,000,000. In total, the men’s singles prize fund at 2016 Wimbledon is £10,856,000, a 5.1% increase on 2015. The winner is also awarded 2000 ATP Ranking points, with the runner-up receiving 1200.
ATP Rankings update
Murray will remain at No. 2 in the rankings regardless of the result of the final. If Raonic wins the title, he will rise to No. 5 when the ATP Rankings are released on Monday 11 July:
|Position||Player||ATP Ranking points|
No. 2 v No. 6
The last time the No. 2 seed faced the No. 6 seed in the final at a Grand Slam was at 2009 Wimbledon when No. 2 Roger Federer defeated No. 6 Andy Roddick in 5-sets.
Raonic is bidding to become the first No. 6 seed to win Wimbledon since Michael Stich defeated Boris Becker in 1991 – the only occasion in the Open Era that a No. 6 seed has defeated the No. 2 seed in a Grand Slam final.
The last No. 6 seed to win a Grand Slam title was Juan Martin del Potro at the 2009 US Open (d. Federer). The last time a No. 2 seed won a Grand Slam title was at the 2013 US Open, when No. 2 Rafael Nadal defeated No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
Grand Slam Final debut
Raonic is looking to become the 38th man in the Open Era to win their first Grand Slam title in their maiden final. The last man to win a Grand Slam title in their maiden final was Marin Cilic at the 2014 US Open.
Murray is making his 11th appearance in a Grand Slam final – but this is the first time he has faced an opponent other than Federer or Djokovic at this stage.
Raonic is looking to close the gap on Murray in 3rd place on the list for the most match-wins in 2016 so far:
Most wins in 2016*
*through 2016 Wimbledon semifinals; Players in bold are still active at 2016 Wimbledon
Raonic is also aiming to tie Murray at the top of the list for most grass court wins in 2016 so far:
Most grass court wins in 2016*
*through 2016 Wimbledon semifinals; Players in bold are still active at 2016 Wimbledon
Most titles in 2016
Murray is one of the 7 men to have won multiple titles this year. In total, 24 male players have won at least one title this year – including Raonic who won at Brisbane.
Most titles in 2016
Novak Djokovic 6 Doha, Australian Open, Indian Wells-1000, Miami-1000, Madrid-1000, Roland Garros
Dominic Thiem 4 Buenos Aires, Acapulco, Nice, Stuttgart
Stan Wawrinka 3 Chennai, Dubai, Geneva
Roberto Bautista Agut 2 Auckland, Sofia
Pablo Cuevas 2 Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
Andy Murray 2 Rome-1000, Queen’s
Rafael Nadal 2 Monte Carlo-1000, Barcelona
2016 Wimbledon match stats so far…
|Player||Aces||Double Faults||1st serve points won||2nd serve points won||Break points saved||Service games win-loss|
Head-to-head: Murray leads 6-3
2012 Miami-1000 Hard (O) R32 Murray WO
2012 Barcelona Clay (O) QF Raonic 64 76(3)
2012 Toronto-1000 Hard (O) R16 Raonic WO
2012 US Open Hard (O) R16 Murray 64 64 62
2012 Tokyo Hard (O) SF Raonic 63 67(5) 76(4)
2014 Indian Wells-1000 Hard (O) R16 Raonic 46 75 63
2014 ATP World Tour Finals Hard (I) RR Murray 63 75
2015 Madrid-1000 Clay (O) QF Murray 64 75
2016 Australian Open Hard (O) SF Murray 46 75 67(4) 64 62
2016 Monte Carlo-1000 Clay (O) QF Murray 62 60
2016 Queen’s Grass (O) FR Murray 67(5) 64 63
A 10th career meeting for Murray and Raonic. Murray is on a 5-match winning streak against Raonic, and has won both of their meetings at a Grand Slam, including at the Australian Open this year in the only 5-set match the pair have contested. Murray also won their only meeting on grass, in the final at Queen’s this year.
This is the first time that the finalists at Queen’s have met in the Wimbledon final since 1988. That year Stefan Edberg defeated Boris Becker in the Wimbledon final to avenge his loss to Becker in the final at Queen’s.
MURRAY v RAONIC
29 Age 25
6’3”/1.91m Height 6’5”/1.96m
2 ATP Ranking 7
37 Titles 8
171-39 Career Grand Slam Record 57-21
52-9 Wimbledon Record 16-5
2 Titles Best Grand Slam Result 2016 Wimbledon Finalist
591-171 Career Record 244-111
101-17 Career Record – Grass 28-14
39-6 2016 Record 37-8
11-0 2016 Record – Grass 10-1
23-7 Career Five-Set Record 8-5
9 Comebacks from 0-2 Down 1
168-103 Career Tiebreak Record 155-93
11-5 2016 Tiebreak Record 20-6
Road to the Final
|d. (WC) Liam Broady 62 63 64
d. Yen-Hsun Lu 63 62 61
|d. Pablo Carreno Busta 76(4) 62 64
d. Andreas Seppi 76(5) 64 62
|d. John Millman 63 75 62||2:11||3rd round||2:16||d. No. 27 Jack Sock 76(2) 64 76(1)|
|d. No. 15 Nick Kyrgios 75 61 64
d. No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 76(10) 61 36 46 61
|Round of 16
|d. No. 11 David Goffin 46 36 64 64 64
d. No. 28 Sam Querrey 64 75 57 64
|d. No. 10 Tomas Berdych 63 63 63||1:58||Semifinals||3:25||d. No. 3 Roger Federer 63 67(3) 46 75 63|
|total time on court||13:07||(IBM time)||15:04||total time on court|
- 2013 champion MURRAY is bidding to win his 2nd Wimbledon – and 3rd Grand Slam – title.
- 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.
- Murray is bidding to win his 2nd Wimbledon title and become the 12th male player to win multiple Wimbledon titles in the Open Era after Roger Federer (7 titles), Pete Sampras (7), Bjorn Borg (5), Boris Becker (3), Novak Djokovic (3), John McEnroe (3), Jimmy Connors (2), Stefan Edberg (2), Rod Laver (2), Rafael Nadal (2) and John Newcombe (2).
- Murray is bidding to become the 21st man in the Open Era to win 3 or more Grand Slam titles. If he wins, Murray would join Arther Ashe, Jan Kodes and Gustavo Kuerten in winning 3 Grand Slam titles in the Open Era.
- Murray is bidding to end a 3-match losing streak in Grand Slam finals. Just 3 men in the Open Era, Murray included, have lost more Grand Slam finals in a row:
|Player||No. of consecutive Grand Slam final defeats|
|Ivan Lendl||4 – 1981 Roland Garros, 1982 US Open, 1983 US Open, 1983 Australian Open|
|Andy Roddick||4 – 2004 Wimbledon, 2005 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open, 2009 Wimbledon|
|Andy Murray||4 – 2008 US Open, 2010 Australian Open, 2011 Australian Open, 2012 Wimbledon|
- Murray is bidding to avoid becoming the first man in the Open Era to lose in the final of the first 3 Grand Slam events of the calendar year. Jimmy Connors is the only man in the Open Era to lose 3 Grand Slam finals in one year – at the Australian Open (l. Newcombe), Wimbledon (l. Ashe) and US Open (l. Manuel Orantes) in 1975. Rafael Nadal is the only man in the Open Era to lose 3 consecutive Grand Slam finals – falling to Novak Djokovic in the final at 2011 Wimbledon, the 2011 US Open and the 2012 Australian Open.
- Murray, who has a 2-8 win-loss record in Grand Slam finals, is looking to avoid losing his 9th Grand Slam final. Just 2 men in the Open Era have lost more Grand Slam finals than Murray.
Most Grand Slam finals lost (Open Era)
- Murray is just the 8th different man in the Open Era to reach the first 3 Grand Slam finals in a calendar year. Rod Laver (1969), Bjorn Borg (1978, 1980 and 1981), John McEnroe (1984), Ivan Lendl (1986), Jim Courier (1993), Roger Federer (2006, 2007 and 2009) and Novak Djokovic (2015) have also achieved the feat.
- If Murray, who has a 171-39 win-loss record at the majors, wins today he will take sole ownership of 10th place on the list for most Grand Slam match-wins in history ahead of Ken Rosewall. He is the leading British man of all-time in terms of Grand Slam match-wins.
All Grand Slams (all-time)
- By reaching his 11th Grand Slam final, Murray has taken sole ownership of the record for most appearances in a Grand Slam final by a British man (since the Challenge Round was abolished at Wimbledon in 1922):
|Player||Appearances in a Grand Slam final|
|Andy Murray||11 – US Open 2008, 2012, Australian Open 2010-11, 2013, 2015-16, Wimbledon 2012-13, 2016, Roland Garros 2016|
|Fred Perry||10 – US Championships 1933-34, 1936, Australian Championships 1934-35, French Championships 1935-36, Wimbledon 1934-36|
- By reaching his 11th Grand Slam final, Murray has equalled Stefan Edberg, John McEnroe and Mats Wilander in 14th place on the list for the most Grand Slam finals reached in the Open Era. Only 3 active players have reached more Grand Slam finals than Murray – Roger Federer (27), Rafael Nadal (20) and Novak Djokovic (20).
- By reaching his 3rd Wimbledon final, Murray has equalled Stefan Edberg, John Newcombe and Andy Roddick in 10th place on the Open Era list for most Wimbledon finals reached.
- If he wins today, Murray will close the gap on Novak Djokovic in 6th place on the Open Era list for most Wimbledon match-wins.
Jimmy Connors 84-18
Roger Federer 84-11
Boris Becker 71-12
Pete Sampras 63-7
John McEnroe 59-11
Novak Djokovic 54-9
Andy Murray 52-9
Bjorn Borg 51-4
Stefan Edberg 49-12
Goran Ivanisevic 49-14
Ivan Lendl 48-14
*Through the semifinals at 2016 Wimbledon
- 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.
- Murray is on a 6-match winning streak in 5-set matches. He has a 23-7 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall and a 4-1 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon.
- Murray is on a 11-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’s 1st round win over Liam 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 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).
- RAONIC is bidding to become the first Canadian man in history to win a Grand Slam title. He would become the 55th different man to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era and the 150th different man to win a major title in history.
- Raonic is the 2nd Canadian player – man or woman – to reach a Grand Slam final after Eugenie Bouchard, who finished runner-up at 2014 Wimbledon.
- Raonic is bidding to become just the 4th man in the Open Era to win his first grass court title at Wimbledon. Michael Stich (1991), Andre Agassi (1992) and Novak Djokovic (2011) are the only men to have won their first grass court title here.
- Raonic is looking to become the first player outside of the ‘Big Four’ (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic and today’s opponent) to win Wimbledon since 2002, when Lleyton Hewitt won the title here. He is also the first player outside those 4 to reach the final here since 2010, when Nadal defeated Tomas Berdych.
- Raonic’s compatriot Denis Shapovalov has also reached the boys’ final here. The last time a nation had representation in both the men’s final and the boys’ final at Wimbledon was in 2009 when USA’s Andy Roddick finished runner-up in the men’s event and Jordan Cox finished runner-up in the boys’ event.
- The last time a nation had representation in both the men’s final and the boys’ final at a Grand Slam was at 2014 Roland Garros when Spain’s Nadal won the men’s event and Jaume Munar finished runner-up in the boys’ event. The last time a man and boy from the same nation won a Grand Slam was at 2002 Wimbledon when Lleyton Hewitt won the men’s event and Todd Reid won the boys event for Australia.
- Raonic is bidding to win the Wimbledon title on his 6th appearance here. Arthur Ashe, Stefan Edberg, Jan Kodes and Richard Krajicek all won Wimbledon on their 6th appearance here.
- Raonic is the looking to become the first non-European title winner at Wimbledon since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002. The last non-European man to win a Grand Slam title was Juan Martin del Potro at the 2009 US Open. Roddick was the last non-European finalist here in 2009; Kei Nishikori was the last non-European Grand Slam finalist at the 2014 US Open.
- 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.
- Aged 25 years 196 days, Raonic is bidding to become the youngest man to win Wimbledon since Djokovic (aged 24 years 42 days) in 2011. He would be the youngest man to win a Grand Slam title since Djokovic (24 years 252 days) at the 2012 Australian Open.
- Raonic is looking to record back-to-back match-wins against Top 3 opposition for the first time. By defeating No. 3 Federer in the semifinals here, Raonic ended a 5-match losing streak against Top 3 opposition. He has a 5-23 win-loss record against Top 3 opposition overall and a 1-4 win-loss record against Top 3 opposition at the majors.
- Raonic has defeated a Top 10 player on grass for the first time to improve his win-loss record against Top 10 opposition on grass to 1-4.
- Raonic sits in 2nd place on the list for the most tiebreaks won at Tour-level in 2016.
Tiebreaks won at Tour-level in 2016
- 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.
- By defeating Goffin in the round of 16 here, Raonic recorded his first career comeback from 0-2 down. He also defeated Federer in 5 sets in the semifinals to record his second 5-set match-win at Wimbledon and improve his win-loss record in 5-set matches to 8-5.
- By reaching the final here Raonic has recorded his best Grand Slam performance. His previous best result at a major was reaching the semifinals at 2014 Wimbledon (l. Federer) and at the 2016 Australian Open (l. today’s opponent).
- Raonic’s 2016 highlights also include winning his 8th career title at Brisbane, where he defeated Federer in the final, and finishing runner-up at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Djokovic). He lost in the round of 16 at Roland Garros (l. Albert Ramos-Vinolas).
- 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.
****Statistics provided by the ITF and Grand Slam Media