July 1, 2016

2016 Wimbledon – Day 5 Men’s Preview

 

 

Juan Martin Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro

2016 WIMBLEDON
DAY 5 MEN’S NOTES
Friday 1 July

Featured matches
3rd round
No. 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) v No. 28 Sam Querrey (USA)
No. 3 Roger Federer (SUI) v Daniel Evans (GBR)
No. 5 Kei Nishikori (JPN) v Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS)
No. 6 Milos Raonic (CAN) v No. 27 Jack Sock (USA)
No. 9 Marin Cilic (CRO) v (Q) Lukas Lacko (SVK)
No. 11 David Goffin (BEL) v Denis Istomin (UZB)
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) v Nicolas Mahut (FRA)

2nd round
No. 4 Stan Wawrinka (SUI) v Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
No. 10 Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Benjamin Becker (GER)
No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Juan Monaco (ARG)
No. 15 Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v (WC) Dustin Brown (GER)

•    Novak Djokovic is looking to tie Rod Laver in 2nd place on the all-time list for most consecutive Grand Slam wins when he takes on Sam Querrey. Djokovic, who defeated Adrian Mannarino in the 2nd round to record his 30th straight Grand Slam win, has not lost a match at a major since he fell to Stan Wawrinka in the 2015 Roland Garros final. If he wins a 4th Wimbledon title, Djokovic will move to within 2 wins of Don Budge’s all-time record of 37 straight Grand Slam victories.

•    After seeing off world No. 772 Marcus Willis in the 2nd round, Roger Federer will face a British opponent for the 2nd straight match when he takes on world No. 91 Daniel Evans. Federer has suffered just 3 career defeats to players at their home Grand Slam, and Evans will hope to make it a 4th and become only the 4th Briton to beat the Swiss at Tour-level after Andy Murray, Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski.

•    2-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka faces a tough 2nd round opponent in the form of 2009 US Open winner Juan Martin del Potro. The last time 2 Grand Slam champions met in the 2nd round at Wimbledon was in 2008, when Marat Safin defeated Djokovic in straight sets. This is the first meeting between two Grand Slam champions in the 2nd round at a major since the 2013 US Open, when Lleyton Hewitt defeated Del Potro.

•    Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut are 2 of the 4 French men in singles action today. 11 French men reached the 2nd round here – the 2nd most in the Open Era after 2007 and 2013 when 12 progressed to the 2nd round – but 6 have already lost their 2nd round encounters. Multiple French men have reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon every year since 2009, when only Gilles Simon reached that stage.

NO. 1 NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) v NO. 28 SAM QUERREY (USA)
Head-to-head: Djokovic leads 8-1
2008     Australian Open     Hard (O)     R32     Djokovic     63 61 63
2008     Monte Carlo-1000    Clay (O)     QF     Djokovic    64 60
2010     Davis Cup (WG-1R)     Clay (I)         R2     Djokovic     62 76(4) 26 63
2012     Toronto-1000         Hard (O)     R16     Djokovic     64 64
2012     Paris-1000         Hard (I)     R32     Querrey     06 76(5) 64
2013     Indian Wells-1000    Hard (O)     R16     Djokovic     60 76(6)
2013     Davis Cup (WG-QF)     Hard (I)     R4     Djokovic     75 67(4) 61 60
2013     Beijing             Hard (O)     QF     Djokovic     61 62
2014     US Open         Hard (O)     R32     Djokovic     63 62 62

A 10th meeting for the pair, and the 3rd at a Grand Slam. Djokovic has won 8 of their previous meetings, his only loss coming at 2012 Paris-1000, where Querrey won despite losing the first set 60. The pair have never met on grass.

DJOKOVIC    v    QUERREY

29    Age    28
1    ATP Ranking    41
65    Titles    8
223-34    Career Grand Slam Record    36-37
54-8    Wimbledon Record    9-8
732-149    Career Record    278-226
69-15    Career Record – Grass    46-30
46-3    2016 Record    21-14
2-0    2016 Record – Grass    5-3
27-8    Career Five-Set Record    4-10
4    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
202-112    Career Tiebreak Record    135-136
14-2    2016 Tiebreak Record    14-11

•    Top seed and defending Wimbledon champion DJOKOVIC is bidding to reach the round of 16 here for the 8th straight year. The last time he lost in the 3rd round at a Grand Slam was at 2009 Roland Garros, when as No. 4 seed he was defeated by Philipp Kohlschreiber.

•    Djokovic advanced to the 3rd round after defeating James Ward 60 76(3) 64 in the 1st round and Adrian Mannarino 64 63 76(5) in the 2nd round.

•    Djokovic has not lost a set before the round of 16 at a Grand Slam since 2014 Wimbledon, when he defeated Radek Stepanek in 4-sets in the 2nd round. He has also never lost a set to an American player at Wimbledon, winning all 5 of his matches against American opponents in straight sets. He has lost just 2 of his meetings with Americans at Grand Slams – in the 1st round at the 2006 Australian Open (l. Paul Goldstein) and in the quarterfinals at the 2009 Australian Open (l. Andy Roddick).

•    By winning his 2nd round match, Djokovic recorded his 30th consecutive Grand Slam victory and set an Open Era record for most consecutive Grand Slam match wins. Today, he is bidding to tie Rod Laver in 2nd place on the  all-time list for most consecutive Grand Slam match wins. Djokovic has not lost a Grand Slam match since he was defeated by Stan Wawrinka in the 2015 Roland Garros final.

Most consecutive Grand Slam victories
Don Budge    37    1937 Wimbledon – won title at 1938 US Championships
Rod Laver    31    1962 Australian Championships – final at 1968 Roland Garros
Novak Djokovic    30*    2015 Wimbledon – 2nd round 2016 Wimbledon
Rod Laver    29    1969 Australian Open – round of 16 at 1970 Wimbledon
*Streak active

•    The top seed has lost in the 3rd round at Wimbledon just once in the Open Era, when Jim Courier was defeated by Andrei Olhovskiy in 1992 [see Preview page 8]. The defending champion has never lost in the 3rd round.

•    Djokovic is bidding to win his 5th straight Grand Slam title and become just the 2nd man in history to win 5 successive Grand Slam events. Don Budge, who won 6 straight Grand Slam events from 1937 Wimbledon – 1938 US Championships, is the only man to achieve the feat.
•    Djokovic is bidding to become the first man since Laver in 1969 to hold the first 3 legs of the calendar Grand Slam [NB when the Australian Open was played in January].

•    Djokovic is bidding to win his 4th Wimbledon title and move into equal 6th place on the list for the most Wimbledon titles won in history alongside Laver, Reggie Doherty and Anthony Wilding. Just 8 men in history have won 4 or more Wimbledon titles [see Preview page 1].

•    Last year here Djokovic won his 3rd Wimbledon title, defeating Federer 76(1) 67(10) 64 63 in the final. He equalled Becker for Wimbledon titles and became the 6th man in the Open Era to win Wimbledon on 3 or more occasions.

•    Djokovic has not played a Tour-level grass court warm-up event before Wimbledon since he played at Queen’s in 2010. He is one of just 7 different men in the Open Era to have won the Wimbledon title without contesting a grass court warm-up event – in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

•    In Grand Slam play so far this year Djokovic equalled Roy Emerson’s record of 6 Australian Open titles and became the 10th man in history to win 6 or more titles at any one Grand Slam event after defeating Andy Murray in the final. He defeated Murray again in the Roland Garros final to become the 8th man in history to complete the career Grand Slam. He was the 3rd man in history to complete a non-calendar Grand Slam after Budge and Laver.

•    Djokovic is bidding to win his 13th Grand Slam title. He has won titles at the Australian Open in 2008 (d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga), 2011 (d. Murray), 2012 (d. Rafael Nadal), 2013 (d. Murray), 2015 (d. Murray) and 2016
(d. Murray), Wimbledon in 2011 (d. Nadal), 2014 (d. Federer) and 2015 (d. Federer), the US Open in 2011
(d. Nadal) and 2015 (d. Federer) and Roland Garros in 2016 (d. Murray).

•    Djokovic has won 6 titles so far this year – at Doha (d. Nadal), the Australian Open (d. Murray), Indian Wells-1000 (d. Milos Raonic), Miami-1000 (d. Kei Nishikori), Madrid-1000 (d. Murray) and Roland Garros (d. Murray) – to extend his streak of winning at least 6 titles every year since 2011. Just 3 of his 65 career singles titles have come on grass – at Wimbledon in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

•    This is Djokovic’s 12th consecutive appearance at Wimbledon and his 47th straight Grand Slam overall, which puts him in joint 8th-place with Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on the list for most consecutive Grand Slam appearances in the Open Era.

•    Djokovic won his 2 singles rubbers to help Serbia defeat Kazakhstan 3-2 in March and reach the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Serbia will play Great Britain in Belgrade on 15-17 July.

•    Djokovic is coached by 3-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker. He has also been coached by Marian Vajda since June 2006. His wider team includes physios Miljan Amanovic and Gebhard Phil-Gritsch.

•    QUERREY is bidding to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon for the 2nd time. This is his 9th Wimbledon appearance and his 38th Grand Slam overall.

•    Querrey reached the 3rd round here after defeating Lukas Rosol 67(6) 67(5) 64 62 12-10 in the 1st round and Thomaz Belucci 64 63 62. Querrey’s win against Rosol was his first time he has come back from 2-sets-to-love down to win a match.

•    Querrey’s best Wimbledon performance came in 2010, when he reached the round of 16 (l. Andy Murray). The round of 16 remains his best performance at any Grand Slam, having also reached the same stage at the US Open in 2008 (l. Rafael Nadal) and 2010 (l. Stan Wawrinka)

•    Last year here, Querrey lost to Roger Federer in the 2nd round.

•    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 3rd round here, he 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 today’s opponent.

•    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. He has 1-4 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon, and a 3-10 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    Querrey was one of the 24 grass court titlists to start the main draw this year – he won the title as No. 7 seed at 2010 Queen’s (d. Mardy Fish). He has also reached two other finals on grass – 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 is bidding to record his first win against a world No. 1 – he has lost all 8 of his previous matches against a No. 1 ranked player. His best win came against No. 2 today’s opponent at 2012 Paris-1000.

•    Querrey is a former Top 20 player, having recorded a career-high ranking of No. 17 in January 2011. He plays here at No. 41.

•    Querrey has entered the men’s doubles here with Steve Johnson. They play No. 14 seeds Radek Stepanek and Nenad Zimonjic in the 1st round.

•    Querry is coached by Henner Nehles.

NO. 3 ROGER FEDERER (SUI) v DANIEL EVANS (GBR)
Head-to-head: first meeting

Federer has not lost to a player ranked as low as today’s opponent since losing to No. 114 Federico Delbonis at 2013 Hamburg. His defeat to No. 116 Sergiy Stakhovsky in the 2nd round here in 2013 is the last time he lost to a player ranked as low as today’s opponent at a Grand Slam.

Federer has suffered 3 career defeats to players at their home Grand Slam – falling to Tim Henman in the quarterfinals at 2001 Wimbledon, Andre Agassi in the round of 16 at the 2001 US Open and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals at 2013 Roland Garros. He has a 5-1 win-loss record against British players at Wimbledon, 6-0 against Australian players at the Australian Open, 11-1 against French players at Roland Garros and 14-1 against American players at the US Open.

Andy Murray (11 wins over Federer), Henman (6 wins) and Greg Rusedski (1 win) are the only British players to have defeated Federer at Tour-level.

FEDERER    v    EVANS

34    Age    26
3    ATP Ranking    91
88    Titles    0
304-50    Career Grand Slam Record    4-5
81-10    Wimbledon Record    2-3
1077-244    Career Record    16-28
149-22    Career Record – Grass    7-10
18-6    2016 Record    4-4
7-2    2016 Record – Grass    4-2
23-19    Career Five-Set Record    1-3
9    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
393-214    Career Tiebreak Record    13-16
7-4    2016 Tiebreak Record    6-4

•    FEDERER is bidding to record his 150th Tour-level grass court match-win.

•    Federer advanced to the 3rd round after defeating Guido Pella 76(5) 76(3) 63 and qualifier Marcus Willis 60 63 64 in the opening 2 rounds.

•    Federer has only twice lost before the round of 16 in his last 47 Grand Slam appearances – at 2013 Wimbledon, when he fell to Sergiy Stakhovsky in the 2nd round and at the 2015 Australian Open, when he fell to Andreas Seppi in the 3rd round.

•    Federer is in 2nd place for the most consecutive Wimbledon appearances with 18 behind Jimmy 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.

•    Federer is also looking to close the gap on Martina Navratilova for the most Grand Slam singles wins by a man or woman. Navratilova has a 306-49 win-loss record at the Grand Slams, ahead of Federer (304-50), Chris Evert (299-37) and Serena Williams (298-42).

•    Last year here Federer reached his 10th Wimbledon final – and his 26th Grand Slam final overall – but lost to Novak Djokovic in 4-sets.

•    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.

•    Federer is in 2nd place on the Open Era list for most match-wins at Wimbledon with an 81-10 win-loss record. Jimmy Connors heads the list with an 84-18 win-loss record here.

•    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.

•    Federer is the most successful active player on grass with a 149-22 career win-loss record.

•    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 is coached by former world No. 3 Ivan Ljubicic and Severin Luthi.

•    EVANS is bidding to reach the round of 16 here and record his best Grand Slam result.

•    Evans is bidding to become the first British man other than Andy Murray to reach the round of 16 at a Grand Slam since Tim Henman reached the semifinals at the 2004 US Open. Henman was the last British man, other than Murray, to reach the round of 16 here in 2004.

•    Evans is one of 2 British men to reach the 3rd round here along with Murray. It is the 2nd straight year 2 British men have reached the 3rd round at Wimbledon and only the 2nd time since 2002. There have not been 2 British men in the round of 16 at a Grand Slam since Henman reached the semifinals and Greg Rusedski fell in the round of 16 at 2002 Wimbledon.

•    Evans is bidding to record 3 straight Tour-level match-wins on grass for the first time. As well as reaching the 3rd round here, his best grass court results are reaching the 3rd round as a wild card at 2013 Queen’s (l. Juan Martin del Potro) and as a direct acceptance at 2016 Nottingham (l. Pablo Cuevas) – the only other times he has recorded back-to-back Tour-level match-wins on grass.

•    Evans defeated Jan-Lennard Struff 63 67(6) 76(7) 75 and No. 30 seed Alexandr Dolgopolov 76(6) 64 61 in the opening 2 rounds to record his first Wimbledon match-wins.

•    By reaching the 3rd round here, Evans has equalled his best Grand Slam result. He also reached the 3rd round as a qualifier at the 2013 US Open (l. Tommy Robredo). He recorded the best win of his career when he defeated No. 12 Kei Nishikori in the 1st round there.

•    Evans fell in the 1st round in 4 of his 5 previous Grand Slam appearances. As well as reaching the 3rd round at the 2013 US Open, he fell in the 1st round at Wimbledon as a wild card in 2009 (l. Nikolay Davydenko), 2011
(l. Florian Mayer) and 2014 (l. Andrey Kuznetsov) and as a qualifier at the 2016 Australian Open (l. Feliciano Lopez). He did not attempt to qualify for 2016 Roland Garros.

•    Evans is facing a Top 10 opponent for only the 3rd time. He lost both of his 2 previous matches against Top 10 players – falling to No. 8 del Potro at 2013 Queen’s and No. 6 Nishikori in the 2016 Davis Cup World Group first round.

•    Evans failed to qualify for Wimbledon last year. As a wild card, he fell to Yuichi Sugita in the final round of qualifying. He also failed to qualify for Wimbledon as a wild card in both 2010 and 2013. This is his 4th Wimbledon appearance and his 6th Grand Slam overall.

•    Evans plays mainly on the Challenger circuit. His best results in 2016 are winning the titles at Drummondvillle (CAN) (d. Edward Corrie) and Taipei (TPE) (d. Konstantin Kravchuk). He also finished runner-up at Dallas (USA)
(l. Kyle Edmund) and Busan (KOR) (l. Kravchuk).
•    Evans warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the 3rd round at Nottingham (l. Pablo Cuevas) after a 1st round defeat as a wild card at Queen’s (l. Paul-Henri Mathieu). He ended an 8-match Tour-level losing streak by defeating Liam Broady in the 1st round at Nottingham – his first Tour-level match-win since he defeated Jurgen Melzer at 2014 Queen’s (l. Kevin Anderson).

•    Also on grass in 2016, Evans reached the 2nd round at the Surbiton Challenger (GBR) and fell in the 1st round at the Manchester Challenger (GBR).

•    Evans’ career-best result is reaching the semifinals as a lucky loser at 2014 Zagreb (l. Tommy Haas).

•    Evans has a 1-3 win-loss record in 5-set matches – all 4 of those matches have come in Davis Cup. He has played Davis Cup since 2009 and was part of the British team that defeated Japan 3-1 in the World Group first round in March. Great Britain will play Serbia in the quarterfinals on 15-17 July.

•    Evans is coached by Mark Hilton.

NO. 4 STAN WAWRINKA (SUI) v JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO (ARG)

Head-to-head: Del Potro leads 3-2
2006     Umag         Clay (O)     QF     Wawrinka     61 26 64
2008     Wimbledon     Grass (O)     R64     Wawrinka     76(5) 63 75
2009     Rome         Clay (O)     R16     Del Potro     62 67(5) 63
2009     Madrid         Clay (O)     R16     Del Potro     46 64 64
2012     Estoril         Clay (O)     SF     Del Potro     76(2) 64

A 6th meeting for the pair, but their first for more than 4 years. Del Potro leads the head-to-head 3-2 and has won the past 3 meetings, but Wawrinka won their only meeting at a Grand Slam – winning in straight sets in the 2nd round here 8 years ago.

Wawrinka and Del Potro are 2 of the 6 Grand Slam champions that have reached the 2nd round here. Del Potro defeated Roger Federer to win the 2009 US Open – his only Grand Slam title to date. Wawrinka beat Rafael Nadal to win his 1st major title at the 2014 Australian Open and won his 2nd after defeating Novak Djokovic at 2015 Roland Garros.

The last time 2 Grand Slam champions met in the 2nd round at Wimbledon was in 2008, when Marat Safin defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets. The last time 2 Grand Slam champions met in the 2nd round at a Grand Slam was at the 2013 US Open, when Lleyton Hewitt defeated Del Potro.

WAWRINKA    v    DEL POTRO

31    Age    27
5    ATP Ranking    165
14    Titles    18
112-43    Career Grand Slam Record    64-26
18-11    Wimbledon Record    15-6
421-243    Career Record    326-135
27-23    Career Record – Grass    33-14
28-9    2016 Record    12-7
1-1    2016 Record – Grass    4-2
23-19    Career Five-Set Record    4-9
6    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
169-161    Career Tiebreak Record    109-85
12-6    2016 Tiebreak Record    3-4

•    WAWRINKA reached the 2nd round at Wimbledon for the 7th time after defeating Taylor Fritz 76(4) 61 67(2) 64 on Tuesday.

•    Wawrinka has not lost to a player ranked as low as No. 165 today’s opponent since he was defeated by No. 240 Nicolas Mahut in the final at 2013 ’s-Hertogenbosch.

•    Last year here, Wawrinka equalled his best Wimbledon performance by reaching the quarterfinals (l. Richard Gasquet). He also reached the quarterfinals in 2014 (l. Roger Federer) to complete a set of Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances.

•    Wawrinka is a 2-time Grand Slam champion. He won his first Grand Slam title in his first Grand Slam final at the 2014 Australian Open (d. Rafael Nadal) and also won 2015 Roland Garros (d. Novak Djokovic). He defeated both the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds en route to each of his Grand Slam wins and is the only player to have achieved the feat en route to winning a Grand Slam since Sergi Bruguera won 1993 Roland Garros.

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Wawrinka reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open, where he lost to Milos Raonic in 5-sets, and the semifinals at Roland Garros (l. Andy Murray). Aged 31 years 69 days, he was the oldest man to reach the last 4 at Roland Garros since Jimmy Connors (aged 32 years 280 days) in 1985.

•    Wawrinka has a 23-19 win-loss record in 5-set matches and a 1-4 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon.

•    Wawrinka warmed up for this year’s Wimbledon at Queen’s, where he fell to Fernando Verdasco in the 1st round. His career best grass court performances are reaching the final at 2013 ’s-Hertogenbosch and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2014 and 2015.

•    Wawrinka has played in every major since making his Grand Slam debut at 2005 Roland Garros. This is his 46th consecutive Grand Slam appearance and his 12th straight Wimbledon appearance.

•    Wawrinka has been seeded at every Grand Slam event he has played since the 2008 Australian Open. He is in joint-6th place with Tommy Robredo on the list for most consecutive seedings at a major with 35.

•    Wawrinka was the 2003 Roland Garros junior champion (d. Brian Baker) – the only junior Grand Slam event he contested.

•    Wawrinka has added 1996 Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek to his team for the 2016 grass court season. He is also coached by former world No. 2 Magnus Norman, whose best result at Wimbledon was reaching the 3rd round in 1997 and 1999.

•    DEL POTRO is contesting his 7th Wimbledon and his 28th major overall. This is his first appearance at a Grand Slam since the 2014 Australian Open.

•    Del Potro advanced to the 2nd round after defeating Stephane Robert 61 75 60 on Tuesday.

•    Del Potro underwent left wrist surgery in March 2014 and made his comeback in January 2015. He contested 2 events in 2015 before having further surgery on his left wrist. He made his return from a 3rd wrist surgery at 2016 Delray Beach in February, where he reached the semifinals (l. Sam Querrey).

•    Del Potro has played just one match against Top 10 opposition since November 2013 – losing in straights sets to No. 7 Tomas Berdych at Indian Wells-1000 this year.

•    Del Potro withdrew from Roland Garros this year to focus on the grass court season.

•    Del Potro’s best Grand Slam performance is winning the 2009 US Open (d. Roger Federer). His best performance at Wimbledon came on his last appearance here in 2013, when he reached the semifinals (l. Novak Djokovic).

•    Del Potro has won 18 career singles titles, although none have come on grass. Other than his semifinal appearance here in 2013, his best result on grass is winning the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event, held at the All England Club – he defeated Djokovic in the bronze medal play-off having lost to Federer in the semifinals.

•    Del Potro is a former Top 5 player. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 4 in January 2010, but plays here at No. 165. He used a protected ranking of No. 7 to enter.

•    Prior to coming here, Del Potro reached the semifinals at Stuttgart (l. Philipp Kohlschreiber) but fell in the opening round at Queen’s (l. John Isner).

•    Del Potro’s best result in 2016 is reaching the semifinals at Delray Beach (l. Querrey) and at Stuttgart. He also reached the quarterfinals at Munich (l. Kohlschreiber).

•    Del Potro is working with Dani Vallverdu for 2016 Wimbledon.

NO. 5 KEI NISHIKORI (JPN) v ANDREY KUZNETSOV (RUS)
Head-to-head: tied at 1-1
2010    Eastbourne        Grass (O)    R32    Kuznetsov    64 3-1 ret.
2016    Roland Garros        Clay (O)    R64    Nishikori    63 63 63

Nishikori and Kuznetsov meet in a 2nd consecutive Grand Slam. Nishikori won their meeting at Roland Garros.

NISHIKORI    v    KUZNETSOV

26    Age    25
6    ATP Ranking    42
11    Titles    0
54-26    Career Grand Slam Record    15-13
10-6    Wimbledon Record    5-4
278-131    Career Record    55-66
27-18    Career Record – Grass    7-10
35-10    2016 Record    21-12
3-0    2016 Record – Grass    2-1
13-5    Career Five-Set Record    3-3
2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
82-58    Career Tiebreak Record    24-26
9-5    2016 Tiebreak Record    6-6

•    NISHIKORI is bidding to reach the round of 16 here for the 2nd time and equal his best Wimbledon performance. He also reached the round of 16 here in 2014 (l. Milos Raonic).

•    Nishikori advanced to the 3rd round here for the 4th time after defeating Sam Groth 64 63 75 and Julien Benneteau 46 64 64 62 in the opening rounds. This is 8th Wimbledon and his 28th appearance at a Grand Slam.

•    Last year here Nishikori gave a walkover in the 2nd round with a left calf injury. By reaching the round of 16 in 2014, he became the first Japanese man – and the 4th Japanese player overall – to complete a set of round of 16 appearances at all four Grand Slams.

•    At the 2014 US Open, Nishikori became the first Asian male to contest a Grand Slam final after defeating three Top 10 players – Raonic, Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic – in consecutive matches before falling to Marin Cilic in the title match.

•    Nishikori’s best result in 2016 is winning his 4th straight title at Memphis (d. Taylor Fritz). He also finished runner-up at Miami-1000 (l. Djokovic) and Barcelona (l. Rafael Nadal). Nishikori has won 11 career singles titles.

•    Nishikori warmed up for Wimbledon at Halle where he gave a walkover in the 2nd round to Florian Mayer due to a rib injury.

•    Nishikori’s career-best grass court results are reaching the semifinals at 2011 Eastbourne (l. Janko Tipsarevic), the quarterfinals at the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event (l. Juan Martin del Potro), the round of 16 at 2014 Wimbledon and the semifinals at 2015 Halle (l. Andreas Seppi) – the only 4 occasions in which he has won 3 consecutive Tour-level matches on grass.

•    Nishikori has never lost to a Russian player at a Grand Slam. He has won 4 of his last 5 meetings with Russian players. His only defeat in that time came at 2014 Delray Beach when he was forced to retire with a left hip injury trailing Teymuraz Gabashvili 4-2 in the opening set.

•    Nishikori is the highest-ranked Japanese man in ATP World Tour Rankings history (since 1973). He had the nickname ‘Project 45’ as a major goal was to get him to No. 45 in the rankings, which would be one spot better than the highest by any Japanese man (Shuzo Matsuoka). He plays here ranked No. 6, two spots lower than his career-high ranking of No. 4 which he achieved in March 2015 after reaching the final at Acapulco.

•    Nishikori plays here seeded No. 5 – his joint-highest seeding at Wimbledon. He was also seeded No. 5 here last year.

•    Nishikori is the only Japanese man entered into the 2016 Olympic Tennis Event in Rio de Janeiro. He will be bidding to become the first Japanese player since 1920 to win an Olympic medal when the event takes place on 6-14 August. No Japanese tennis player has ever won an Olympic gold medal. At the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Ichiya Kumagai won the silver medal in singles and teamed up with Seiichiro Kashio to earn a silver medal in the doubles.

•    Nishikori was born in Shimane, Japan, but moved to Florida aged 14. He is coached by Dante Bottini and trains at the Bollettieri Academy. Michael Chang, who reached the quarterfinals here in 1994, joined his team in 2014.
•    KUZNETSOV is bidding to reach the round of 16 here for the first time. Last year here he failed to qualify – as No. 2 seed, he lost to Andreas Beck in the 2nd round of qualifying.
•    Kuznetsov reached the 3rd round – and equalled his best Wimbledon performance – by defeating No. 29 seed Pablo Cuevas 63 36 57 63 64 in the 1st round and Gilles Muller 63 64 64 in the 2nd round.
•    Kuznetsov’s 1st round win over Cuevas improved his 5-set record to 3-3. Four of his six 5-set matches have come at Wimbledon, and he has a 2-2 record here.
•    At the Grand Slams this year, Kuznetsov recorded his best performance at a major when he reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. Gael Monfils). He became the 1st Russian man to reach the last 16 at the Australian Open since Nikolay Davydenko in 2010. At Roland Garros, he fell in the 2nd round (l. today’s opponent).
•    As well as his run to the last 16 at the Australian Open, Kuznetsov’s best result in 2016 is reaching the round of 16 at Miami-1000 (l. Nick Kyrgios). He also reached the quarterfinals at Doha (l. Rafael Nadal), Marseille (l. Marin Cilic), Barcelona (l. Philipp Kohlschreiber) and Geneva (l. Lukas Rosol) and the 3rd round at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Stan Wawrinka).
•    Prior to coming here, Kuznetsov lost in the 1st round at Halle (l. Ivo Karlovic) – his only grass court warm-up event.
•    Kuznetsov has recorded back-to-back Tour-level grass court wins for just the 2nd time. The only other time he has won consecutive matches on grass was when he reached the 3rd round here in 2014. 5 of his 7 Tour-level grass court match-wins have come at Wimbledon.
•    Kuznetsov has never defeated a player ranked as high as No. 6 today’s opponent at a Grand Slam. The highest-ranked player he has defeated at a major is No. 7 David Ferrer at 2014 Wimbledon – his only win against a Top 10 player at a Grand Slam.
•    Kuznetsov won the boys’ singles title at 2009 Wimbledon, defeating Jordan Cox 46 62 62 in the final. He won 6 singles titles and 4 doubles titles as a junior, reaching a career-high junior ranking of No. 3 in 2009.
•    Kuznetsov has been coached by his father, Alexander, since 1997.

NO. 6 MILOS RAONIC (CAN) v NO. 27 JACK SOCK (USA)
Head-to-head: Raonic leads 7-1
2013    Memphis     Hard (I)     R32     Sock         63 57 75
2013    Cincinnati-1000    Hard (O)     R64     Raonic         36 64 63
2014     Miami-1000    Hard (O)     R64     Raonic         64 76(1)
2014     Wimbledon     Grass (O)     R64     Raonic     63 64 64
2014     Washington     Hard (O)     R32     Raonic         76(3) 76(3)
2014     Toronto-1000    Hard (O)     R32     Raonic         46 76(2) 76(4)
2014     Paris-1000     Hard (I)     R32     Raonic         63 57 76(4)
2016     Miami-1000    Hard (O)     R32     Raonic         76(3) 64

A 9th meeting between the 2 players – Sock won their first meeting at 2013 Memphis but Raonic has won all of their matches since then, including their only Grand Slam (and grass court) meeting at 2014 Wimbledon.

Neither Raonic nor Sock has ever played a 5-set match at Wimbledon. Raonic has a 6-5 win-loss record in 5-set matches, while Sock has a 2-1 record, after losing a 5-set match for the first time at 2016 Roland Garros.

RAONIC    v    SOCK

25    Age    23
7    ATP Ranking    26
8    Titles    1
53-21    Career Grand Slam Record    19-14
12-5    Wimbledon Record    3-2
240-111    Career Record    95-71
24-14    Career Record – Grass    11-7
33-8    2016 Record    17-10
6-1    2016 Record – Grass    2-1
6-5    Career Five-Set Record    2-1
0    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
153-92    Career Tiebreak Record    42-39
18-5    2016 Tiebreak Record    8-6

•    RAONIC has reached the 3rd round here for a 3rd consecutive year. This is his 6th straight appearance at Wimbledon and his 22nd appearance at a Grand Slam overall.

•    Raonic advanced to the 3rd round with a 76(4) 62 64 win over clay-court specialist Pablo Carreno Busta in the 1st round and a 76(5) 64 62 win over Andreas Seppi in the 2nd round.

•    Last year here, as No. 7 seed, Raonic fell to Nick Kyrgios in the 3rd round.

•    Raonic’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the semifinals at 2014 Wimbledon (l. Roger Federer) and the 2016 Australian Open (l. Andy Murray). At 2014 Wimbledon he became the first Canadian man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal after Robert Powell at 1908 Wimbledon.

•    At the Grand Slams in 2016, Raonic became the first Canadian man in history to reach the semifinals at the Australian Open and 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. Novak 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 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.
•    SOCK is bidding to reach the round of 16 here for the first time and equal his best Grand Slam result.

•    By reaching the 3rd round here, Sock equalled his best Wimbledon result. He defeated Ernests Gulbis 64 64 64 and Robin Haase 61 63 67(3) 64 in the opening 2 rounds.

•    Last year here, Sock lost in the 1st round to Sam Groth. This is his 3rd Wimbledon appearance and 15th Grand Slam overall.

•    Sock’s best Grand Slam performance is reaching the round of 16 at 2015 Roland Garros (l. Rafael Nadal). He defeated No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov in the 1st round for his only match-win over a Top 20 player at a Grand Slam.

•    At the Grand Slams in 2016, Sock reached the 2nd round at the Australian Open (l. Lukas Rosol) and the 3rd round at Roland Garros (l. Albert Ramos-Vinolas).

•    Sock’s best results in 2016 are finishing runner-up at both Auckland (l. Roberto Bautista Agut) and Houston (l. Juan Monaco). He also reached the 3rd round at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Dominic Thiem) and Miami-1000 (l. today’s opponent) (after receiving first round byes), at Madrid-1000 (l. Joao Sousa) and at Roland Garros.

•    Sock won the last match he played against a Top 10 opponent, defeating David Ferrer in the semifinals at 2016 Auckland. He has a 2-14 win-loss record against Top 10 opposition overall.

•    Sock recorded a career-high ranking of No. 22 after finishing runner-up at Auckland. He plays here at No. 26.

•    Sock’s career-best result is winning the title on clay at 2015 Houston (d. Sam Querrey).

•    Sock is one of the 17 players who began the main draw here without contesting a grass court warm-up event. He has played one match on grass this year, losing to Bernard Tomic in USA’s Davis Cup World Group first round tie with Australia in March.

•    Sock is a former Wimbledon men’s doubles champion. He and Vasek Pospisil defeated Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan in the final at 2014 Wimbledon, becoming the first team to win a Grand Slam title in their first tournament together since Lleyton Hewitt/Max Mirnyi won the 2000 US Open. Sock has won a total of 6 career doubles titles with 3 different partners. He also won the mixed doubles title at the 2011 US Open with Melanie Oudin.

•    Sock entered the men’s doubles here as No. 8 seeds with Pospisil. They play qualifiers Quentin Halys/Tristan Lamasine in the 1st round.

•    Sock has played Davis Cup since 2015. He was part of the USA team that defeated Australia 3-1 in Kooyong in the World Group first round in March. USA will play Croatia in the World Group quarterfinals in Portland on 15-17 July.

•    As a junior, Sock won the boys’ singles title at the 2010 US Open (d. Denis Kudla). He never competed at junior Wimbledon.

•    Sock is coached by Troy Hahn and mentored by former world No. 4 James Blake. His fitness trainer is Kyle Wolf.

NO. 9 MARIN CILIC (CRO) v (Q) LUKAS LACKO (SVK)
Head-to-head: Cilic leads 1-0
2005    Croatia F3 Futures        Clay (O)    FR    Cilic    63 61
2007    Rijeka Challenger (CRO)    Clay (O)    FR    Cilic    75 62
2010    Metz                Hard (I)        R16    Cilic    75 76(3)

A second Tour-level meeting between the two players. Cilic has won all 3 meetings at all levels.

CILIC    v    LACKO

27    Age    28
13    ATP Ranking    123
14    Titles    0
79-32    Career Grand Slam Record    11-26
19-8    Wimbledon Record    5-7
363-199    Career Record    77-114
46-22    Career Record – Grass    12-17
21-13    2016 Record    3-3
5-2    2016 Record – Grass    2-1
23-9    Career Five-Set Record    6-7
4    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
134-123    Career Tiebreak Record    47-40
7-13    2016 Tiebreak Record    1-2

•    CILIC is bidding to reach the round of 16 here for the 4th time in 5 years. He advanced to the 3rd round after defeating Brian Baker 63 75 63 in the 1st round on Monday and Sergiy Stakhovsky 62 67(6) 64 64 in the 2nd round on Thursday.

•    Last year here Cilic equalled his best Wimbledon result by reaching the quarterfinals, where he lost to Novak Djokovic. He also reached the last 8 in 2014, losing to Djokovic in 5 sets. This is his 10th straight Wimbledon appearance and his 35th Grand Slam overall.

•    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 Goran Ivanisevic at 2001 Wimbledon. All 6 Grand Slam champions who started in the men’s main draw are through to the 2nd round.

•    Prior to coming here, Cilic reached the semifinals at Queen’s (l. Andy 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 result in 2016 is reaching the finals at Marseille (l. Nick Kyrgios) and Geneva (l. Stan Wawrinka).

•    Cilic has lost 3 of his last 4 matches against qualifiers at Tour-level. However, he has won 9 of his last 10 matches against qualifiers in Grand Slams. His only defeat came in his most recent match against Trungelliti at 2016 Roland Garros.

•    Cilic has won 14 career singles titles, most recently at 2015 Moscow (d. Roberto 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.

•    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. 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.

•    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 is coached by 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic.

•    Qualifier LACKO is bidding to reach the round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the first time. This is his 8th Wimbledon appearance and his 27th Grand Slam appearance overall.

•    Lacko is bidding to become the first Slovakian man to reach the last 16 at Wimbledon since his coach Karol Kucera reached that stage here in 1999. The last Slovakian man to reach the last 16 at a major was Martin Klizan at the 2012 US Open.

•    Lacko is bidding to become the first qualifier to reach the last 16 at a Grand Slam since Brian Baker reached the round of 16 at 2012 Wimbledon. [NB Written prior to qualifier Matthew Barton’s 2nd round match against No. 18 seed John Isner.]

•    By defeating Paolo Lorenzi 64 67(5) 75 63 and No. 23 seed Ivo Karlovic 63 36 76(5) 64 in the opening 2 rounds here Lacko has equalled his best Grand Slam performance. He also reached the 3rd round at the 2012 Australian Open (l. Rafael Nadal) and 2012 Wimbledon (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga).

•    As No. 11 seed Lacko defeated Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 64 62, Alexandre Sidorenko (FRA) 62 63 and Tobias Kamke (GER) 62 67(9) 62 62 in the 3 rounds of qualifying.

•    Lacko has advanced beyond the 1st round at a major for just the 2nd time in his last 12 Grand Slam appearances. This is his first appearance at a major since the 2015 US Open, where he fell in the 1st round to Marcel Granollers. He failed to qualify at the 2016 Australian Open and did not attempt to qualify at 2016 Roland Garros.

•    Lacko’s best results in 2016 have come on the Challenger Circuit. He reached the final at Guangzhou (CHN) (l. Nikoloz Basilashvili) and the semifinals at Manila (PHI) (l. Mikhail Youzhny) and Seoul (KOR) (l. Yen-Hsun Lu).

•    Lacko had won just one Tour-level match this year prior to coming here when he reached the 2nd round at Houston (d. Dmitry Tursunov, l. Feliciano Lopez).

•    As well as coming through qualifying, Lacko warmed up for Wimbledon at ’s-Hertogenbosch, where as a qualifier he lost to Nicolas Mahut in the 1st round.
•    Lacko is bidding to end a run of 23 losses to Top 20 opponents. He has won just one of his 33 encounters with Top 20 opposition when he defeated No. 17 Sam Querrey at 2011 San Jose. He has a 0-13 win-loss record against Top 20 players at the majors.

•    Lacko reached a career-high ranking of No. 44 in 2013 after reaching the quarterfinals at 2013 Auckland
(l. David Ferrer). He plays here ranked No. 123.

•    Lacko enjoyed an outstanding junior career, reaching a career-high ranking of No. 3 in 2005. The same year he reached the semifinals of the boys’ singles event at Roland Garros (l. Antal van der Duim) and the quarterfinals of the junior Australian Open (l. Sergei Bubka).

•    Lacko is coached by Karel Kucera, who reached the round of 16 here in 1999. His fitness trainer is Juraj Dulik.

NO. 10 TOMAS BERDYCH (CZE) v BENJAMIN BECKER (GER)
Head-to-head: Berdych leads 5-1
2006    Halle    Grass (O)    R32    Berdych    64 63
2007    AMS Monte Carlo    Clay (O)    R32    Berdych    61 62
2007    AMS Cincinnati    Hard (O)    R64    Berdych    63 64
2007    Bangkok    Hard (I)    SF    Becker    36 64 64
2010       Wimbledon        Grass (O)       R64       Berdych       75 63 64
2012       Dubai            Hard (O)         R32       Berdych       62 62

A 7th career meeting between the 2 players, but their first since 2012.

Berdych has won both of their previous 2 meetings on grass, including in the 2nd round here en route to his only appearance in a Grand Slam final in 2010.

BERDYCH    v    BECKER

30    Age    35
9    ATP Ranking    102
12    Titles    1
126-51    Career Grand Slam Record    19-33
33-12    Wimbledon Record    7-9
566-295    Career Record    153-211
54-24    Career Record – Grass    36-28
24-12    2016 Record    9-12
1-1    2016 Record – Grass    4-3
19-8    Career Five-Set Record    3-6
2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
190-157    Career Tiebreak Record    73-102
8-6    2016 Tiebreak Record    3-4

•    2010 finalist BERDYCH is contesting his 13th consecutive Wimbledon. Last year here as No. 6 seed he fell in the round of 16 (l. Gilles Simon).

•    Berdych defeated Ivan Dodig 76(5) 57 61 76(2) in the 1st round.

•    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.

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Berdych reached his 6th straight quarterfinal at the Australian Open (l. Federer) and his 3rd career quarterfinal at Roland Garros (l. Djokovic).

•    Also in 2016, Berdych reached 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. Marcos 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 has not lost to a player ranked as low as No. 102 Becker at a Grand Slam since he fell to No. 109 Gael Monfils in the 1st round at 2013 Roland Garros. The lowest-ranked player he has lost to at Wimbledon is No. 87 Ernests Gulbis in 2012.

•    Berdych has a 4-0 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon and a 19-8 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    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.

•    BECKER is bidding to reach the 3rd round here for the first time.

•    By reaching the 2nd round here, Becker has equalled his best Wimbledon result. He also reached the 2nd round here in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

•    Becker advanced to the 2nd round after defeating Facundo Bagnis 63 63 61 in the 1st round. His win over Bagnis ended a run of 5 consecutive Grand Slam defeats.

•    In Grand Slam play in 2016, Becker fell in the 1st round at both the Australian Open (l. Dudi Sela) and Roland Garros (l. Andrey Kuznetsov).

•    Becker’s best Grand Slam performance came at the 2006 US Open, when he defeated Andre Agassi in the 3rd round (Agassi’s last career match) before losing to Andy Roddick in the round of 16.

•    Last year here he fell to Victor Estrella Burgos in the 1st round. This is his 10th Wimbledon appearance and his 35th Grand Slam appearance overall.

•    Prior to coming here, Becker reached the 3rd round at Nottingham (l. Sela) after a 2nd round finish as a qualifier at Halle, where he retired with a lower back injury while trailing Alexander Zverev 75 3-0. He also reached the 2nd round at the Manchester Challenger (GBR) but fell in the 1st round at s’-Hertogenbosch (l. Sam Querrey).

•    Becker’s best results in 2016 are reaching the quarterfinals at Memphis (l. Taylor Fritz) and Delray Beach (l. Rajeev Ram) and the 3rd round at Nottingham – the only 3 occasions in which he has recorded back-to-back Tour-level match-wins this year.

•    Becker won his only career title on grass as a qualifier at 2009 ’s-Hertogenbosch, defeating Raemon Sluiter 75 63 in the final.

•    Becker is bidding to end a 13-match losing streak against Top 10 opposition. He has not defeated a Top 10 player since he defeated No. 9 Fernando Verdasco at 2011 Brisbane. One of his 6 career-wins against Top 10 players came against today’s opponent – in the semifinals at 2007 Bangkok. He has a 6-30 win-loss record against Top 10 opposition overall.

•    Becker played US college tennis from 2001-05, leading Baylor University to its first NCAA team title in 2004. He also won the NCAA singles championship in the same year (d. Michael Kogan).

•    Becker is a former Top 50 player, having reached a career-high ranking of No. 35 in October 2014. He plays here ranked No. 102.

•    Becker has a 0-2 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon. He is on a 3-match-winning streak in 5-matches and has a 3-6 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    Becker is coached by former Roland Garros quarterfinalist Andrei Pavel, who reached the 3rd round here in 2000 and 2002.

NO. 11 DAVID GOFFIN (BEL) v DENIS ISTOMIN (UZB)
Head-to-head: first Tour-level meeting
2014     Monte Carlo-1000 qualifying draw    Clay (O)     R32    Goffin           64 2-1 ret.

Goffin has never lost to a player ranked as low as No. 116 Istomin at a major. The lowest-ranked player to defeat him at a Grand Slam is No. 78 Marcos Baghdatis at the 2015 Australian Open. The last time Goffin lost to a player ranked this low at Tour-level was at 2014 Casablanca when he was defeated by No. 273 Roberto Carballes Baena.

GOFFIN    v    ISTOMIN

25    Age    29
11    ATP Ranking    116
2    Titles    1
24-16    Career Grand Slam Record    30-32
7-4    Wimbledon Record    10-7
123-91    Career Record    191-204
13-13    Career Record – Grass    36-26
30-12    2016 Record    6-16
4-1    2016 Record – Grass    2-2
7-3    Career Five-Set Record    12-6
1    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    3
36-39    Career Tiebreak Record    97-85
8-9    2016 Tiebreak Record    5-6

•    GOFFIN is bidding to reach the round of 16 here for the 2nd straight year and equal his best Wimbledon performance.

•    Goffin advanced to the 3rd round here for the 3rd time after defeating wild card Alexander Ward 62 63 62 and qualifier Edouard Roger-Vasselin 64 60 63 in the opening 2 rounds.

•    Last year here, Goffin recorded his best Wimbledon result by reaching the round of 16 (l. Stan Wawrinka). He was only the 4th Belgian man in the Open Era to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon after Dick Norman, Xavier Malisse and Olivier Rochus. This is his 5th straight appearance at Wimbledon and his 17th appearance at a Grand Slam overall.

•    Goffin’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the quarterfinals at 2016 Roland Garros (l. Dominic Thiem). He was just the 2nd Belgian man to reach the last 8 at Roland Garros after Filip Dewulf (1997-98) and only the 3rd Belgian man in the Open Era to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal after Dewulf and Malisse (2002 Wimbledon).

•    Also in Grand Slam play this year, Goffin reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. Roger Federer). He was the 4th Belgian man to reach the last 16 at the Australian Open and the first since Rochus in 2005.

•    Also in 2016, Goffin reached the semifinals at back-to-back Masters-1000 events at Indian Wells
(l. Milos Raonic) and Miami (l. Novak Djokovic). He plays here on a career-high ranking of No. 11, first achieved after he reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros.

•    Goffin warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the quarterfinals at Halle (l. Federer).

•    Goffin’s career-best results on grass are reaching the final at 2015 ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Nicolas Mahut) and the round of 16 at 2015 Wimbledon – the only times he has recorded 3 straight Tour-level match-wins on grass.

•    Goffin is on a 5-match winning streak in 5-set matches. He has not lost a 5-set match since losing to Andrey Golubev in the Davis Cup World Group first round in 2014. He has 7-3 win-loss record in 5-set matches but has never played a 5-set match at Wimbledon.

•    Goffin plays here as No. 11 seed – his highest Grand Slam seeding.

•    Goffin was taught to play tennis by his father, who is a tennis coach at the Barchon Club in Liege.

•    Goffin is coached by Thierry van Cleemput and 2002 Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson, who reached the semifinals here in 2005. He trains at the Belgian Tennis Federation in Mons.

•    ISTOMIN is bidding to reach the round of 16 here for the 2nd time and equal his best Grand Slam performance.
•    Istomin defeated No. 20 seed Kevin Anderson 46 67(13) 64 76(2) 63 and Nicolas Almagro 64 76(5) 62 in the opening 2 rounds here. His win over Anderson was his 3rd career comeback from 0-2 down. Both of his 2 previous 0-2 comebacks came in Davis Cup – against Rohan Bopanna in 2008 and Wu Di in 2013.

•    By defeating Anderson in 5 sets, Istomin improved his 5-set win-loss record at Wimbledon to 4-3. He has a 12-6 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    By defeating Anderson in the 1st round here, Istomin ended a 5-match losing streak at any level. It was his first match-win since he defeated Florian Mayer to reach the 2nd round at 2016 Geneva, where he retired with a right buttock strain while trailing David Ferrer 63 3-2.

•    Istomin’s best Grand Slam performance is reaching the round of 16 at 2012 Wimbledon (l. Mikhail Youzhny) and at the 2013 US Open (l. Andy Murray). This is his 8th Wimbledon appearance and his 33rd Grand Slam overall.

•    Istomin had lost in the 1st round at 6 of the last 7 Grand Slam events he contested prior to coming here – including at both the Australian Open (l. Bernard Tomic) and Roland Garros (l. Juan Monaco) in 2016. This is his first appearance in the 3rd round at a major since 2014 Wimbledon.

•    Istomin lost all 3 of the matches he played on grass prior to coming here. He fell in the 1st round at Stuttgart
(l. Radek Stepanek) and Nottingham (l. Damir Dzumhur), and in qualifying for Halle (l. Benjamin Becker).

•    Istomin’s career-best result is winning the title on grass at 2015 Nottingham (d. Sam Querrey) – one of 4 occasions in which he has recorded 3 straight Tour-level match-wins on grass.

•    Istomin has had a poor year, having lost in the 1st round in 12 of the 16 Tour-level events he has contested this year prior to coming here. His previous best result in 2016 was reaching the 2nd round at Miami-1000 (l. Andy Murray), Marrakech (l. Pablo Carreno Busta), as a qualifier at Madrid-1000 (l. Tomas Berdych) and as a direct acceptance at Geneva.

•    Istomin is a former Top 50 player having reached a career-high ranking of No. 33 in August 2012. He dropped to No. 116 in the rankings on Monday after failing to defend his title at Nottingham – his lowest ranking since October 2008.

•    Istomin is bidding to defeat a Top 20 player at a Grand Slam for the 2nd time at the 16th attempt. His only win over a Top 20 player at a major came against No. 15 Nicolas Almagro at the 2013 US Open.

•    Istomin has lost 24 of his last 25 matches against Top 20 opposition. His only win in that time came against No. 14 Ernests Gulbis at 2015 Dubai.

•    Istomin has won 3 doubles titles – at 2013 Moscow (with Mikhail Elgin), at 2014 Montpellier (with Nikolay Davydenko) and at 2015 Gstaad (with Alexander Bury). He did not enter the men’s doubles event here.

•    Istomin is the only Uzbek man to have reached the 3rd round at a Grand Slam event in the Open Era. He has played 24 Davis Cup ties for Uzbekistan since making his debut in 2005, receiving the Davis Cup Commitment Award. Uzbekistan will host China, P.R. in the Asia/Oceania Zone Group I second round on 15-17 July.

•    Istomin is coached by his mother Klaudiya Istomina.

NO. 12 JO-WILFRIED TSONGA (FRA) v JUAN MONACO (ARG)
Head-to-head: Tsonga leads 5-0
2009     Australian Open     Hard (O)     R128     Tsonga         64 64 60
2009     Roland Garros        Clay (O)     R64     Tsonga     75 26 61 76(8)
2011     Monte Carlo-1000    Clay (O)     R64     Tsonga     46 63 62
2013     Davis Cup (WG-QF)     Clay (O)     R4     Tsonga     63 63 60
2014     US Open         Hard (O)     R128     Tsonga     63 46 76(2) 61

Tsonga and Monaco have now met at all 4 Grand Slam events. This is their first grass court meeting.

Tsonga and Monaco are 2 of the 17 players who started in this year’s men’s main draw who did not compete in a grass-court warm-up prior to coming here. In the Open Era, just 7 different men have won the Wimbledon title without playing warm-up event on grass.

TSONGA    v    MONACO

31    Age    32
12    ATP Ranking    97
12    Titles    9
101-33    Career Grand Slam Record    31-42
25-8    Wimbledon Record    6-7
369-172    Career Record    337-260
41-17    Career Record – Grass    7-10
18-9    2016 Record    12-6
1-0    2016 Record – Grass    1-0
14-7    Career Five-Set Record    5-9
3    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    2
172-125    Career Tiebreak Record    96-108
7-6    2016 Tiebreak Record    1-4

•    TSONGA defeated Ingio Cervantes 64 76(5) 64 in the 1st round on Tuesday to maintain his record of always having reached at least the 2nd round here.

•    Tsonga’s victory over Cervantes in the 1st round here was his 101st Grand Slam match-win. He is looking to equal Henri Cochet (102 wins) in 2nd place on the list of Frenchmen with the most Grand Slam match-wins. Jean Borotra heads the list with 103 Grand Slam match-wins.

•    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 Wimbledon performance is reaching the semifinals on 2 occasions – in 2011 (l. Novak Djokovic) and in 2012 (l. Andy Murray).

•    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 a 14-7 win-loss record in 5-set matches. He has won all 5 of the 5-set matches he has contested at Wimbledon, most memorably in 2011 when he came back from 0-2 down to defeat Roger Federer in the quarterfinals.

•    Tsonga was one of 16 Frenchmen in the men’s singles draw at Wimbledon this year – an Open Era record. The previous record was 15 in 2007, 2011 and 2013.

•    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.

•    MONACO is bidding to reach the 3rd round at a Grand Slam for the first time since 2013 Wimbledon. He defeated Taro Daniel 75 46 63 62 in the 1st round here.

•    Last year here Monaco reached the 2nd round (d. Florian Mayer, l. Nick Kyrgios). This is his 8th Wimbledon appearance and his 43rd Grand Slam overall.

•    Monaco’s best Wimbledon performance is reaching the 3rd round here in 2012 (l. Viktor Troicki) and 2013 (l. Kenny de Schepper) – the only 2 occasions in which he has recorded back-to-back Tour-level match-wins on grass.

•    Monaco’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the round of 16, achieved on 4 occasions: 2007 Roland Garros
(l. Guillermo Canas), the 2007 US Open (l. Novak Djokovic), the 2011 US Open (l. Roger Federer) and 2012 Roland Garros (l. Rafael Nadal).

•    Monaco underwent surgery on his right wrist in August 2015 and was out for 6 months, returning at 2016 Buenos Aires. He dropped as low as No. 148 in the rankings in April this year – his lowest ranking since March 2004. He plays here at No. 97. He is a former Top 10 player having reached a career-high ranking of No. 10 in July 2012 after winning the title at Hamburg (d. Tommy Haas).

•    Monaco’s best result in 2016 is winning the title at Houston (d. Jack Sock). He has won 9 career titles – none of which have come on grass. He missed the Australian Open with a right wrist injury but reached the 2nd round at Roland Garros (d. Denis Istomin, l. David Ferrer).

•    Monaco is looking for his first victory over a Top 20 player at a Grand Slam on his 17th attempt. The highest-ranked player he has defeated at a major is No. 22 Milos Raonic at 2012 Roland Garros.

•    Monaco is also bidding for his first match-win over a Top 20 player on grass. He lost his only previous encounter with a Top 20 player on grass at 2011 Wimbledon when he was defeated by Mikhail Youzhny in 5 sets in the 1st round.

•    Monaco has lost the 2 five-set matches he has played at Wimbledon – to Nicolas Almagro in the 1st round in 2009 and to Youzhny in the 1st round in 2011. He has a 5-9 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    Monaco was a member of the ITF/Grand Slam 16 & Under South American Team in Europe in 2000 funded by the Grand Slam Development Fund.

•    Monaco has been named in Argentina’s Davis Cup team to face Italy in the World Group quarterfinals in Pesaro on 15-17 July. He has played Davis Cup since 2004 and has an 11-12 win-loss record.

•    Monaco is coached by Diego Junqueira and Mariano Zabaleta.

NO. 15 NICK KYRGIOS (AUS) v (WC) DUSTIN BROWN (GER)
Head-to-head: first meeting

KYRGIOS    v    BROWN

21    Age    31
18    ATP Ranking    85
1    Titles    0
21-12    Career Grand Slam Record    7-13
8-2    Wimbledon Record    5-5
60-39    Career Record    47-67
10-5    Career Record – Grass    14-17
24-9    2016 Record    6-5
1-1    2016 Record – Grass    2-1
3-1    Career Five-Set Record    2-2
2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
49-31    Career Tiebreak Record    28-42
15-4    2016 Tiebreak Record    1-4

•    KYRGIOS is bidding to maintain his record of always reaching the 3rd round here. He is making his 3rd Wimbledon appearance and his 13th appearance at a major overall. Last year here he recorded a round of 16 finish (l. Richard Gasquet).

•    Kyrgios reached the second round with a 64 63 67(9) 61 win over wild card Radek Stepanek. This improved Kyrgios’ record against wild cards in Tour-level matches to 5-1.

•    On his Wimbledon debut as a wild card in 2014, Kyrgios became the first man to reach the quarterfinals on their Wimbledon debut since Florian Mayer in 2004. Ranked No. 144, he defeated world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the round of 16 to become the lowest-ranked player to defeat a world No. 1 at a Grand Slam since No. 193 Andrei Olhovskiy defeated Jim Courier in the 3rd round at 1992 Wimbledon. Aged 19 years 70 days, he was the first teenager to defeat a No. 1 at a major since Nadal (aged 19 years 2 days) defeated Roger Federer at 2005 Roland Garros.

•    Kyrgios’ best Grand Slam result is reaching the quarterfinals here in 2014 (l. Milos Raonic) and at the 2015 Australian Open (l. Andy Murray).

•    Kyrgios warmed up for Wimbledon at Queen’s, where he fell to Raonic in the 1st round.

•    Kyrgios’ best result in 2016 is winning his first career title at Marseille (d. Marin Cilic). Unseeded he defeated 2 Top 10 players (Gasquet and Tomas Berdych) plus Grand Slam champion Cilic to win the title.

•    In Grand Slam play this year Kyrgios lost in the 3rd round at both the Australian Open (l. Berdych) and Roland Garros (l. Gasquet).

•    Kyrgios is on a 3-match winning streak in 5-set matches. He won his only 5-set match at Wimbledon against Gasquet in the 2nd round here in 2014, saving 9 match points to equal the record for the most match points saved by a winner of a Grand Slam match in the Open Era. He has a 3-1 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    Kyrgios has never lost to an opponent ranked as low as No. 85 today’s opponent at a Grand Slam. The last time he fell to a player ranked as low was at 2015 Valencia when he lost to No. 170 Daniel Brands 64 26 76(3).

•    Kyrgios is a 2-time Wimbledon junior doubles champion, winning the title in 2012 (with Andrew Harris) and 2013 (with Thanasi Kokkinakis). He has also won the 2012 Junior Roland Garros doubles title (with Harris) and the 2013 junior Australian Open singles title (d. Kokkinakis).

•    Wild card BROWN is bidding to reach the 3rd round here for the 3rd time.

•    Brown reached the 2nd round thanks to a 46 63 36 63 64 win over Dusan Lajovic. That was Brown’s first 5-set match at Wimbledon and improved his record in 5-set matches to 2-2.

•    Last year here, Brown equalled his best result at Wimbledon – and at a major – by reaching the 3rd round. As a qualifier, he defeated No. 10 seed Rafael Nadal in the 2nd round, becoming the first qualifier to defeat Nadal at a Grand Slam, before losing to No. 22 seed Viktor Troicki. He also reached the 3rd round as a qualifier at 2013 Wimbledon (l. Adrian Mannarino).

•    As well as his 3rd round appearances here, Brown’s best grass-court results are reaching the quarterfinals at Newport in 2010 (l. Brian Dabul) and 2015 (l. Ivo Karlovic), and at 2014 Halle (l. Philipp Kohlschreiber).

•    At the Grand Slams this year, Brown failed to qualify for the Australian Open, and, as a qualifier, reached the 2nd round at Roland Garros (l. Jack Sock).

•    In 2016, Brown’s best result came at Montpellier where, as a qualifier, he reached the semifinals (l. Richard Gasquet). Much of Brown’s year has been spent at Challenger level. He won the Manchester Challenger (GBR) (d. Yen-Hsun Lu), reached the semifinals at the Wroclaw Challenger (POL) (l. Jan Hernych) and the quarterfinals at the Surbiton Challenger (GBR) (l. Jordan Thompson).

•    As well as the Manchester and Surbiton Challengers, Brown warmed up for Wimbledon at Halle where he reached the 2nd round (l. Marcos Baghdatis).

•    Brown is bidding to record just his 2nd win over a Top 20 player at a Grand Slam. His only win over a Top 20 player at a major came here last year when he defeated No. 10 Nadal.

•    Brown has entered the men’s doubles as a qualifier with compatriot Jan-Lennard Struff. They will face Andres Molteni/Julio Peralta in the first round.

•    Brown changed nationality from Jamaican to German in October 2010. He was born in Germany but moved to Jamaica when he was 12, before moving back to Europe in 2004.

•    Brown’s parents gave him a campervan which he used to travel around European tournaments from 2004-2007.

•    Brown is currently without a coach.

PIERRE-HUGUES HERBERT (FRA) v NICOLAS MAHUT (FRA)
Head-to-head: first Tour-level meeting
2014    St Remy Challenger    Hard (O)    SF    Mahut    64 64

Herbert and Mahut are doubles partners. They have won 6 doubles titles together including at the 2015 US Open
(d. Jamie Murray/John Peers). The French duo has entered the doubles event here as Top seeds and will play compatriots Adrian Mannarino/Lucas Pouille in the 1st round.

Both players are bidding to reach the round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the first time.

HERBERT    v    MAHUT

25    Age    34
81    ATP Ranking    51
0    Titles    4
5-6    Career Grand Slam Record    23-42
3-2    Wimbledon Record    8-10
19-26    Career Record    149-186
4-4    Career Record – Grass    62-34
6-7    2016 Record    16-13
2-1    2016 Record – Grass    7-1
1-0    Career Five-Set Record    3-8
0    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
12-21    Career Tiebreak Record    74-103
5-6    2016 Tiebreak Record    6-7

•    HERBERT defeated No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber 75 63 36 63 and Damir Dzumhur 36 76(1) 76(0) 62 in the first 2 rounds to record his best Wimbledon result. He is looking to record 3 consecutive Tour-level wins on grass for the first time in his career.

•    By reaching the 3rd round here Herbert has equalled his best Grand Slam performance. He also reached the 3rd round on his Australian Open debut as a qualifier earlier this year (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga). This is his 3rd straight Wimbledon appearance and his 7th Grand Slam appearance overall.

•    On Herbert’s previous 2 appearances here as a qualifier he lost in the 1st round in 2014 (l. Jack Sock) and in the 2nd round in 2015 (d. Hyeon Chung, l. Bernard Tomic). He failed to qualify here in 2013.

•    Herbert has won just 6 Tour-level matches this year. As well as reaching the 3rd round here and at the Australian Open he also reached the 2nd round as a qualifier at both Miami-1000 (d. Lukas Rosol, l. Kei Nishikori) and Monte Carlo-1000 (d. Guido Pella, l. Andy Murray). He lost to Alexander Zverev in the 1st round at Roland Garros.

•    Prior to coming here Herbert lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber in the 1st round at Stuttgart.

•    Herbert recorded a career-high ranking of No. 79 in June this year and plays here at No. 81.

•    As well as winning 6 doubles titles with today’s opponent he also won the doubles title at 2014 Tokyo with Michal Przysiezny. He plays here on his career-high doubles ranking of No. 3.

•    Herbert was a good junior player, reaching a career-high ranking of No. 9 in 2009. He won the boys’ doubles title at 2009 Wimbledon with Kevin Krawietz and reached the semifinals of the boys’ singles at the 2009 US Open (l. Bernard Tomic). He lost in the 1st round on his only singles appearance at Junior Wimbledon in 2009.

•    Herbert is coached by his father Jean Roch Herbert, Boris Vallejo and Laurent Raymond. He trains in Strasbourg and Paris.

•    MAHUT is bidding to record his 150th Tour-level match-win and reach the round of 16 here. If he achieves the feat he will record his best Grand Slam performance.

•    Mahut advanced to the 3rd round here and equalled his best Grand Slam result after defeating wild card Brydan Klein 76(0) 64 64 and No. 13 seed David Ferrer 61 64 63 in the opening 2 rounds.

•    Mahut’s victory over No. 14 Ferrer is the best Grand Slam match-win of his career and his first victory over a Top 20 player at a major on his 14th attempt.

•    By reaching the 3rd round here Mahut has equalled his best Grand Slam performance. He also reached the 3rd round here in 2006 (l. Roger Federer), at the 2012 Australian Open (l. Novak Djokovic) and twice at Roland Garros – in 2012 (l. Federer) and 2015 (l. Gilles Simon).

•    Last year here, Mahut defeated Filip Krajinovic in the 1st round, before falling in the 2nd round to Tomas Berdych.

•    Mahut’s best result in 2016 is successfully defending the title at ’s-Hertogenbosch as a wild card (d. Gilles Muller). He also reached the semifinals as a qualifier at Rotterdam (l. Martin Klizan) and the quarterfinals as a qualifier at Sydney (l. Viktor Troicki). These are the only other times this year that Mahut has record back-to-back Tour-level match-wins.

•    As well as winning ’s-Hertogenbosch, Mahut also warmed up for Wimbledon at Queen’s but lost in the opening round to eventual champion Andy Murray.

•    In Grand Slam play in 2016, Mahut reached the 2nd round at the Australian Open (l. Gael Monfils) and at Roland Garros, where he was forced to retire with a left knee injury when trailing Marcel Granollers 63 62 1-0.

•    Mahut was one of 24 grass court titlists to start in the 2016 Wimbledon men’s main draw. He has won 3 titles at ’s-Hertogenbosch – in 2013 (d. Stan Wawrinka), 2015 (d. David Goffin) and this year, and also 2013 Newport (d. Lleyton Hewitt). All 4 of his career titles have come on grass.

•    Mahut has won 15 career doubles titles with 6 different partners. He became world No. 1 in doubles in June this year but plays here at No. 2.

•    Mahut was one of the 49 men aged 30 or over to start this year’s Wimbledon main draw – an Open Era record for the most 30-somethings in the men’s draw here. The Grand Slam record for most men aged 30 or over is 51 – set at 2016 Roland Garros.

•    In 2010, as a qualifier, Mahut lost to John Isner 64 36 67(7) 76(3) 7068 in the 1st round in the longest tennis match in history in terms of number of games and duration. The match lasted 11 hours 5 minutes and totalled 183 games. The final set alone lasted 8 hours 11 minutes. Mahut served 103 aces in the match and Isner 113, which broke all records for number of aces served in a men’s singles match.

•    Mahut is coached by Mark Woodforde, who won 6 men’s doubles titles and a mixed doubles title here, in doubles and Jerome Haehnel, who lost in the 1st round here in 2005, and Gabriel Urpi in singles.

 

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2016 Wimbledon – Day 4 Results

 

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS – WIMBLEDON, GREAT BRITAIN
JUNE 27 – JULY 10, 2016

RESULTS – JUNE 30, 2016
Women’s Singles – Second Round
[Q] J. Cepelova (SVK) d [2] G. Muguruza (ESP) 63 62
[3] A. Radwanska (POL) d A. Konjuh (CRO) 62 46 97
[4] A. Kerber (GER) d V. Lepchenko (USA) 61 64
[5] S. Halep (ROU) d F. Schiavone (ITA) 61 61
[6] R. Vinci (ITA) d [L] Y. Duan (CHN) 63 75
[Q] J. Boserup (USA) d [7] B. Bencic (SUI) 64 10 ret
[8] V. Williams (USA) d [Q] M. Sakkari (GRE) 75 46 63
[9] M. Keys (USA) d K. Flipkens (BEL) 64 46 63
[12] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) d D. Allertova (CZE) 36 62 61
S. Lisicki (GER) d [14] S. Stosur (AUS) 64 62
M. Doi (JPN) d [15] Ka. Pliskova (CZE) 76(5) 63
E. Bouchard (CAN) d [16] J. Konta (GBR) 63 16 61
Y. Shvedova (KAZ) d [17] E. Svitolina (UKR) 62 36 64
[19] D. Cibulkova (SVK) d D. Gavrilova (AUS) 63 62
A. Cornet (FRA) d [20] S. Errani (ITA) 76(4) 75
[Q] M. Erakovic (NZL) d [22] J. Jankovic (SRB) 46 76(1) 86
[26] K. Bertens (NED) d M. Barthel (GER) 64 64
[27] C. Vandeweghe (USA) d T. Babos (HUN) 62 63
[28] L. Safarova (CZE) d S. Crawford (USA) 63 64
[29] D. Kasatkina (RUS) d L. Arruabarrena (ESP) 76(9) 63
K. Siniakova (CZE) d [30] C. Garcia (FRA) 46 64 61
E. Vesnina (RUS) d [32] A. Petkovic (GER) 75 63
C. Witthoeft (GER) d K. Nara (JPN) 63 60

Women’s Singles – First Round
[11] T. Bacsinszky (SUI) d [Q] L. Kumkhum (THA) 64 62
[18] S. Stephens (USA) d S. Peng (CHN) 76(5) 62
[24] B. Strycova (CZE) d A. Kontaveit (EST) 46 64 64
A. Sasnovich (BLR) d [31] K. Mladenovic (FRA) 63 63
A. Beck (GER) d H. Watson (GBR) 36 60 1210
[Q] M. Minella (LUX) d A. Tatishvili (USA) 75 30 ret
M. Niculescu (ROU) d [Q] A. Krunic (SRB) 61 64
E. Makarova (RUS) d J. Larsson (SWE) 61 46 61
A. Friedsam (GER) d [Q] E. Alexandrova (RUS) 64 76(1)

Women’s Doubles – First Round
[3] H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE) d [W] A. Barty (AUS) / L. Robson (GBR) 64 62
D. Jurak (CRO) / An. Rodionova (AUS) d. [9] Y. Xu (CHN) / S. Zheng (CHN) 76(6) 26 75
[10] R. Atawo (USA) / A. Spears (USA) d [Q] C. Chan (TPE) / X. Han (CHN) 61 64
S. Williams (USA) / V. Williams (USA) d [11] A. Klepac (SLO) / K. Srebotnik (SLO) 75 63
A. Panova (RUS) / S. Rogers (USA) d [12] M. Gasparyan (RUS) / M. Niculescu (ROU) 46 64 63
[13] V. King (USA) / A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) d. N. Hibino (JPN) / A. Rosolska (POL) 36 61 63
A. Cornet (FRA) / X. Knoll (SUI) d K. Bondarenko (UKR) / O. Savchuk (UKR) 46 64 63
E. Hozumi (JPN) / M. Kato (JPN) d M. Barthel (GER) / C. Chuang (TPE) 63 63
A. Mestach (BEL) / E. Mertens (BEL) d I. Falconi (USA) / N. Gibbs (USA) 76(3) 61
S. Aoyama (JPN) / M. Ninomiya (JPN) d N. Kichenok (UKR) / L. Tsurenko (UKR) 61 61
M. Brengle (USA) / T. Maria (GER) d D. Hantuchova (SVK) / D. Vekic (CRO) 61 63
S. Peng (CHN) / S. Zhang (CHN) d S. Hsieh (TPE) / N. Melichar (USA) 64 63
Men’s Singles – Second Round
(2) Andy Murray def. Yen-Hsun Lu 63 62 61
(5) Kei Nishikori def. (Julien Benneteau 46 64 64 62
CAN Milos Raonic def. Andreas Seppi 76(5) 64 62
(9) Marin Cilic def. Sergiy Stakhovsky 62 67(6) 64 64
(11) David Goffin def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin 64 60 63
Nicolas Mahut def. (13) David Ferrer 61 64 63
(14) Roberto Bautista Agut Def. Mikhail Kukushkin (W/O)
Grigor Dimitrov def. (16) Gilles Simon 63 76(1) 36 64
(19) Bernard Tomic def. Radu Albot 76(3) 63 67(6) 63
Lukas Lacko def. (23) Ivo Karlovic 63 36 76(5) 64
Albert Ramos-Vinolas def. (25) Viktor Troicki 36 63 63 26 63
John Millman def. (26) Benoit Paire 76(5) 63 46 62
(27) Jack Sock def. Robin Haase 61 63 67(3) 64
(28) Sam Querrey def. Thomaz Bellucci 64 63 62
Daniel Evans def. (30) Alexandr Dolgopolov 76(6) 64 61
(31) Joao Sousa def. Dennis Novikov 64 64 36 64
Pierre-Hugues Herbert def. BIH Damir Dzumhur 36 76(1) 760 62
Denis Istomin def. Nicolas Almagro 64 76(5) 62
Steve Johnson def. Jeremy Chardy 61 76(6) 63
Andrey Kuznetsov def. Gilles Muller 63 64 64
Men’s Singles – First Round
(18) John Isner def. Marcos Baghdatis 76(2) 76(5) 63
(32) Lucas Pouille def. Marius Copil 64 46 64 61
Fabio Fognini def. Federico Delbonis 64 16 67(3) 62 63
Matthew Barton def. Albano Olivetti 76(7) 67(5) 36 76(5) 14-12
Donald Young def. Leonardo Mayer 64 75 36 63
Mikhail Youzhny def. Horacio Zeballos 64 64 36 61

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Wimbledon Order of Play for July 1, 2016

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

INTENDED ORDER OF PLAY FOR FRIDAY 1 JULY

 

Wimbledontrophies

 

CENTRE COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START

1 Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) vs Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [4]

2 Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs Christina McHale (USA)

3 Roger Federer (SUI) [3] vs Daniel Evans (GBR)

 

 

No.1 COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START

1 Venus Williams (USA) [8] vs Darya Kasatkina (RUS) [29]

2 Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] 1 vs Sam Querrey (USA) [28] 8

3 Jack Sock (USA) [27] 25 vs Milos Raonic (CAN) [6] 32

 

 

No.2 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11:00 START

1 Nick Kyrgios (AUS) [15] vs Dustin Brown (GER)

2 Petra Kvitova (CZE) [10] vs Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)

3 Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) vs Kei Nishikori (JPN) [5]

4 Simona Halep (ROU) [5] vs Kiki Bertens (NED) [26]

 

 

No.3 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11:00 START

1 Benjamin Becker (GER) vs Tomas Berdych (CZE) [10]

2 Tara Moore (GBR) vs Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [13]

3 David Goffin (BEL) [11] vs Denis Istomin (UZB)

4 Lucie Safarova (CZE) [28] vs Jana Cepelova (SVK)

 

 

COURT 12 – SHOW COURT – 11:00 START

1 Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [12]

2 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [11] vs Monica Niculescu (ROU)

3 Marin Cilic (CRO) [9] vs Lukas Lacko (SVK)

4 Carina Witthoeft (GER) vs Angelique Kerber (GER) [4]

 

 

COURT 18 – SHOW COURT – 11:00 START

1 John Isner (USA) [18] vs Matthew Barton (AUS)

2 Sloane Stephens (USA) [18] vs Mandy Minella (LUX)

3 Steve Johnson (USA) vs Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)

4 Alize Cornet (FRA) vs Madison Keys (USA) [9]

 

 

COURT 5 – 11:00 START

1 Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) [14] vs

Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) / Katerina Siniakova (CZE)

2 Dusan Lajovic (SRB) / Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) / Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)

3 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) / Andrea Petkovic (GER) vs Johanna Konta (GBR) / Maria Sanchez (USA)

4 Dustin Brown (GER) / Madison Brengle (USA)vs Oliver Marach (AUT) / Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)

5 Julia Goerges (GER) / Karolina Pliskova (CZE) [8] vs

Denisa Allertova (CZE) / Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)

 

 

COURT 6 – 11:00 START

1 Leonardo Mayer (ARG) / Joao Sousa (POR) vs Sam Groth (AUS) / Robert Lindstedt (SWE)

2 Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) [5] vs Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) / Benoit Paire (FRA)

3 Brydan Klein (GBR) / Alexander Ward (GBR) vs Pablo Cuevas (URU) / Marcel Granollers (ESP) [15]

4 Henri Kontinen (FIN) / John Peers (AUS) [10] vs Nicholas Monroe (USA) / Donald Young (USA)

 

 

COURT 7 – 11:00 START

1 Annika Beck (GER) 6 vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR)

2 Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) / Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs Marcin Matkowski (POL) / Leander Paes (IND)

3 Louisa Chirico (USA) / Alison Riske (USA)vs Annika Beck (GER) / Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)

4 Fabrice Martin (FRA) / Olga Savchuk (UKR) vs Chris Guccione (AUS) / Elina Svitolina (UKR)

5 Demi Schuurs (NED) / Renata Voracova (CZE) 63 vs

Caroline Garcia (FRA) / Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [2] 64

 

 

COURT 8 – 11:00 START

1 Alexander Zverev (GER) [24] vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)

2 Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [21]

3 Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE) [6] vs Chen Liang (CHN) / Yafan Wang (CHN)

T/F 7/6(3) 3/6 6/6

4 Misaki Doi (JPN)vs Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER)

5 Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) vs Michael Venus (NZL) / Maria Irigoyen (ARG)

 

 

COURT 9 – 11:00 START

1 Johan Brunstrom (SWE) / Andreas Siljestrom (SWE) vs

Andrej Martin (SVK) / Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI)

2 Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) / Jordan Thompson (AUS) vs Nicolas Almagro (ESP) / David Marrero (ESP)

3 Treat Huey (PHI) / Alicja Rosolska (POL) vs Johan Brunstrom (SWE) / Belinda Bencic (SUI)

4 Florin Mergea (ROU) / Tamira Paszek (AUT) vs Artem Sitak (NZL) / Laura Siegemund (GER)

 

 

COURT 10 – 11:00 START

1 Sanchai Ratiwatana (THA) / Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA) vs Oliver Marach (AUT) / Fabrice Martin (FRA)

2 Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) / Danka Kovinic (MNE) vs Jelena Jankovic (SRB) / Aleksandra Krunic (SRB)

3 Juan-Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) vs Mate Pavic (CRO) / Darija Jurak (CRO)

4 Fabio Fognini (ITA) / Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Dominic Inglot (GBR) / Daniel Nestor (CAN) [9]

 

 

COURT 14 – 11:00 START

1 Guido Pella (ARG) / Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 43 vs Guillermo Duran (ARG) / Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) 44

2 Julien Benneteau (FRA) / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs

Marc Lopez (ESP) / Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)

3 Julian Knowle (AUT) / Shuai Zhang (CHN)vs Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) / Raluca Olaru (ROU)

4 Stephane Robert (FRA) / Dudi Sela (ISR) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) / Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)

 

 

COURT 16 – 11:00 START

1 Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [22]

2 Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) vs Barbora Strycova (CZE) [24]

3 Sabine Lisicki (GER) vs Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)

4 Gilles Muller (LUX) / Frederik Nielsen (DEN) vs Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Rajeev Ram (USA) [11]

 

 

COURT 17 – 11:00 START

1 Lucas Pouille (FRA) [32] vs Donald Young (USA)

2 Marina Erakovic (NZL) vs Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) [12]

3 Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)vs Nicolas Mahut (FRA)

 

 

COURT 19 – 11:00 START

1 Marin Draganja (CRO) / Nikola Mektic (CRO) vs Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Florin Mergea (ROU) [6]

2 Ken Skupski (GBR) / Neal Skupski (GBR) vs Lukasz Kubot (POL) / Alexander Peya (AUT) [7]

3 Scott Lipsky (USA) / Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) vs Guillermo Duran (ARG) / Chen Liang (CHN)

4 Colin Fleming (GBR) / Jocelyn Rae (GBR) vs Neal Skupski (GBR) / Anna Smith (GBR)

 

MATCHES TO BE ARRANGED

NOT BEFORE 17.00

Naomi Broady (GBR) / Heather Watson (GBR) 53 vs Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) / Klaudia Jans-Ignacik (POL) 54

David Marrero (ESP) / Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) 51 vs

Matwe Middelkoop (NED) / Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) 52

Kyle Edmund (GBR) / James Ward (GBR) 45 vs Federico Delbonis (ARG) / Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 46

 

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Wimbledon Order of Play for June 30, 2016

Wimbledontrophies

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

INTENDED ORDER OF PLAY FOR THURSDAY 30 JUNE

 

CENTRE COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START

1 Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs Kei Nishikori (JPN) [5]

2 Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) vs Andy Murray (GBR) [2]

3 Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs Johanna Konta (GBR) [16]

 

No.1 COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START

1 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs Gilles Simon (FRA) [16] T/F 1/0

2 Jana Cepelova (SVK) vs Garbine Muguruza (ESP) [2]

3 Dominic Thiem (AUT) [8] vs Jiri Vesely (CZE)

 

No.2 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11:00 START

1 Daniel Evans (GBR) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) [30] T/F 6/6

2 Simona Halep (ROU) [5] vs Francesca Schiavone (ITA)

3 Radu Albot (MDA) vs Bernard Tomic (AUS) [19]

4 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [3] vs Ana Konjuh (CRO)

 

No.3 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11:00 START

1 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [11] vs Luksika Kumkhum (THA)

2 Andreas Seppi (ITA) 29 vs Milos Raonic (CAN) [6] 32

3 Julia Boserup (USA) 61 vs Belinda Bencic (SUI) [7] 64

4 Serena Williams (USA) / Venus Williams (USA) 39 vs

Andreja Klepac (SLO) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) [11] 40

 

COURT 12 – SHOW COURT – 11:00 START

1 Heather Watson (GBR) vs Annika Beck (GER) 6 T/F 6/3 0/6 0/1

2 Marin Cilic (CRO) [9] vs Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)

3 Richard Gasquet (FRA) [7] vs Marcel Granollers (ESP)

4 Coco Vandeweghe (USA) [27] vs Timea Babos (HUN)

 

COURT 18 – SHOW COURT – 11:00 START

1 Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) vs Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [31]

2 Venus Williams (USA) [8] vs Maria Sakkari (GRE)

3 Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 94 vs Angelique Kerber (GER) [4]

4 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) [19] vs Daria Gavrilova (AUS)

5 Jonathan Erlich (ISR) / Colin Fleming (GBR) 47 vs Jamie Murray (GBR) / Bruno Soares (BRA) [3] 48

 

COURT 4 – 11:00 START

1 Horacio Zeballos (ARG) vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 76 T/F 4/6 4/5

2 Sara Errani (ITA) [20] 73 vs Alize Cornet (FRA)

3 Andres Molteni (ARG) / Julio Peralta (CHI) 19 vs Dustin Brown (GER) / Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 20

4 Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) / Olga Savchuk (UKR) 35 vs Alize Cornet (FRA) / Xenia Knoll (SUI) 36

 

COURT 5 – 11:00 START

1 Sloane Stephens (USA) [18] 9 vs Shuai Peng (CHN) 10 T/F 6/6

2 Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 10 vs Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 11

3 Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 117 vs Elina Svitolina (UKR) [17]

4 Andrea Petkovic (GER) [32] 57 vs Elena Vesnina (RUS) 59

Treat Huey (PHI) / Max Mirnyi (BLR) [12] 25 vs

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) / Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 26

 

COURT 6 – 11:00 START

1 Donald Young (USA) 91 vs Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 92 T/F 6/4 7/5 3/6 2/1

2 Mona Barthel (GER) 70 vs Kiki Bertens (NED) [26] 72

3 Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 101 vs Darya Kasatkina (RUS) [29]

4 Mona Barthel (GER) / Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE) 3 vs Eri Hozumi (JPN) / Miyu Kato (JPN) 4

5 Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) / Horia Tecau (ROU) [4] 17 vs Jonathan Marray (GBR) / Adil Shamasdin (CAN) 18

 

COURT 7 – 11:00 START

1 Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 5 vs Sam Querrey (USA) [28] 8 T/F 4/6 2/5

2 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 78 vs Madison Keys (USA) [9] 80

3 Denisa Allertova (CZE) 110 vs Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) [12] 112

4 Dennis Novikov (USA) 70 vs Joao Sousa (POR) [31] 72

 

COURT 8 – 11:00 START

1 John Isner (USA) [18] 105 vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 106 T/F 7/6(2) 1/3

2 David Goffin (BEL) [11] 17 vs Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

3 Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 38 vs Caroline Garcia (FRA) [30]

4 Nao Hibino (JPN) / Alicja Rosolska (POL) 7 vs Vania King (USA) / Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) [13] 8

 

COURT 9 – 11:00 START

1 Mandy Minella (LUX) 11 vs Anna Tatishvili (USA) 12 T/F 3/1

2 Lukas Lacko (SVK) 54 vs Ivo Karlovic (CRO) [23] 56

3 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) [14] 81 vs Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 83

4 Raquel Atawo (USA) / Abigail Spears (USA) [10] 25 vs Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) / Xinyun Han (CHN) 26

 

COURT 10 – 11:00 START

1 Albano Olivetti (FRA) 107 vs Matthew Barton (AUS) 108 T/F 7/6(7) 6/7(5) 3/6 7/6(5) 3/3

2 Jack Sock (USA) [27] 25 vs Robin Haase (NED) 28

3 Lucie Safarova (CZE) [28] 121 vs Samantha Crawford (USA)

4 Irina Falconi (USA) / Nicole Gibbs (USA) 37 vs Elise Mertens (BEL) / An-Sophie Mestach (BEL) 38

5 Shuko Aoyama (JPN) / Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) 13 vs Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) / Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 14

 

COURT 11 – 11:00 START

1 Federico Delbonis (ARG) 117 vs Fabio Fognini (ITA) 118 T/F 4/6 6/1 1/4

2 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) [15] 81 vs Misaki Doi (JPN) 83

3 Carina Witthoeft (GER) 90 vs Kurumi Nara (JPN) 91

4 Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) 30 vs Roberta Vinci (ITA) [6] 32

5 Yi-Fan Xu (CHN) / Saisai Zheng (CHN) [9] 9 vs Darija Jurak (CRO) / Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 10

 

COURT 14 – 11:00 START

1 Anett Kontaveit (EST) 55 vs Barbora Strycova (CZE) [24] 56 T/F 3/2

2 Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 58 vs Gilles Muller (LUX) 60

3 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) [22] 105 vs Marina Erakovic (NZL)

4 Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) / Roberto Maytin (VEN) 53 vs Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) / Denys Molchanov (UKR) 54

5 Wesley Koolhof (NED) / Matwe Middelkoop (NED) 21 vs Alexander Bury (BLR) / Igor Zelenay (SVK) 22

 

COURT 15 – 11:00 START

1 Monica Niculescu (ROU) 19 vs Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 20

2 Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 21 vs Denis Istomin (UZB) 23

3Alexandra Panova (RUS) / Shelby Rogers (USA) 55 vs

Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) / Monica Niculescu (ROU) [12]

4 Julian Knowle (AUT) / Artem Sitak (NZL) 27 vs Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) / Aisam Qureshi (PAK) 28

5 Mate Pavic (CRO) / Michael Venus (NZL) [16] 41 vs Chris Guccione (AUS) / Andre Sa (BRA) 42

 

COURT 16 – 11:00 START

1 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 51 vs Johanna Larsson (SWE) 52

2 Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 14 vs David Ferrer (ESP) [13] 16 T/F 3/1

3 Benoit Paire (FRA) [26] 121 vs John Millman (AUS) 123

4 Inigo Cervantes Huegun (ESP) / Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 63 vs Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) [2] 64

 

COURT 17 – 11:00 START

1 Lucas Pouille (FRA) [32] 89 vs Marius Copil (ROU) 90 T/F 6/4 4/6 1/0

2 Samantha Stosur (AUS) [14] 113 vs Sabine Lisicki (GER) 115

3 Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 102 vs Viktor Troicki (SRB) [25] 104

4 Brian Baker (USA) / Marcus Daniell (NZL) 7 vs Juan-Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL) [13] 8

 

COURT 19 – 11:00 START

1 Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 86 vs Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS)

2 Jeremy Chardy (FRA) vs Steve Johnson (USA)  T/F 0/1

3 Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) / Nicole Melichar (USA)  vs Shuai Peng (CHN) / Shuai Zhang (CHN)

4 Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Scott Lipsky (USA) vs Ricardas Berankis (LTU) / Denis Kudla (USA)

 

MATCHES TO BE ARRANGED

NOT BEFORE 17.00

1 Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) [3] 17 vs Ashleigh Barty (AUS) / Laura Robson (GBR) 18

2 Madison Brengle (USA) / Tatjana Maria (GER) 27 vs Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) / Donna Vekic (CRO) 28

3 Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE) [6] 33 vs Chen Liang (CHN) / Yafan Wang (CHN) 34

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Roger Federer Ends Marcus Willis’ Run at Wimbledon

(June 29, 2016) British qualifier Marcus Willis had his Cinderella story come to an end when seven-time champion Roger Federer brought him down to earth 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday. The tennis instructor ranked 772nd in the world reached the main draw through both a special pre-qualifying tournament for British players advancing into the regular qualifying tournament.

Willis had the crowd behind him on Centre Court with the roof closed at the All England Club. For Federer, a Wimbledon fan favorite, expected the crowd to support his opponent.

“I expected something like this, especially under the roof. He was going to have some supporters and they were going to have chants. I felt very well prepared. I enjoyed it.”

“It’s his moment. I wanted him to have a great time,” Federer said. “I’ll remember most of the Centre Court matches here at Wimbledon, but this one will stand out because it’s that special and probably not going to happen again for me to play against a guy 770 in the world. I enjoyed it as much as I possibly could.”

“I did look up twice as I bounced the ball, and saw Roger Federer, and thought, ‘Oh, haven’t seen this before,'” said the 25-year-old Brit who lives at home with his parents. “It was surreal.”
“It was all just a blur,” the left-handed Willis said after the match. “It was amazing. I did enjoy myself even though I was getting duffed up. I loved every bit of it. Not the duffing bit. I loved getting stuck in, fighting hard.”

“The whole experience was incredible.”

For Federer, it was his 81st match win at Wimbledon. He’s second all-time to Jimmy Connors with 84.

Top seed Novak Djokovic advanced earlier in the day which saw rain wash out 40 of the matches on the outer courts. Wimbledon is issuing refunds to many of the Wednesday patrons.

Djokovic won his 30th consecutive match at a major with his victory over France’s Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(5).

 

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World No. 772 Marcus Willis Reaches Wimbledon Second Round and Will Face Roger Federer

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2016 Wimbledon – Day 3 Men’s Preview

 

2016 WIMBLEDON
DAY 3 MEN’S NOTES
Wednesday 29 June

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Featured matches

2nd Round Top Half
No. 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
No. 3 Roger Federer (SUI) v (Q) Marcus Willis (GBR)
No. 5 Kei Nishikori (JPN) v Julien Benneteau (FRA)
No. 6 Milos Raonic (CAN) v Andreas Seppi (ITA)
No. 9 Marin Cilic (CRO) v Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
No. 11 David Goffin (BEL) v (Q) Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
No. 13 David Ferrer (ESP) v Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
No. 16 Gilles Simon (FRA) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
No. 30 Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) v Daniel Evans (GBR)

1st Round Bottom Half
No. 8 Dominic Thiem (AUT) v Florian Mayer (GER)
No. 10 Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Ivan Dodig (CRO)
No. 18 John Isner (USA) v Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
No. 19 Bernard Tomic (AUS) v Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

On court on Wednesday:

•    Defending champion Novak Djokovic is looking to extend his 29 Grand Slam match winning streak and take sole ownership of 3rd place on the list for most consecutive victories at the majors when he takes on birthday boy Adrian Mannarino on Centre Court.

•    Qualifier Marcus Willis takes on 7-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in just his 2nd Tour-level match in the 3rd match on Centre Court. Willis became the lowest-ranked British man to win a singles match at Wimbledon when he defeated Ricardas Berankis on Monday. Federer has never lost a Tour-level match to a player ranked as low as Willis – he has lost just once at Tour-level to a player outside the Top 200, when he fell to No. 249 Sergi Bruguera at 2000 Barcelona.

•    No. 5 seed Kei Nishikori faces an experienced, albeit currently low-ranked, player when he takes on Julien Benneteau on Court 12. The Frenchman, who missed 8 months of the Tour last year after undergoing abductor surgery, ended an 11-match Tour-level losing streak to reach the 2nd round here. A win over the 2014 US Open finalist would provide another huge confidence boost and see the world No. 547 become the lowest-ranked player to defeat Nishikori at Tour-level.

•    There are 5 former Wimbledon junior champions featuring in 2nd round action today. As well as 1998 Wimbledon boys’ singles champion Roger Federer, 2000 boys’ champion Nicolas Mahut takes on No. 13 seed David Ferrer, 2005 winner Jeremy Chardy plays Steve Johnson, 2008 winner Grigor Dimitrov tackles No. 16 seed Gilles Simon and 2009 champion Andrey Kuznetsov plays 2001 boys’ finalist Gilles Muller.

NO. 1 NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) v ADRIAN MANNARINO (FRA)
Head-to-head: first meeting

Djokovic has lost to a player ranked as low as No. 55 today’s opponent on one occasion this year, when he fell to No. 55 Jiri Vesely at Monte Carlo-1000. He has not lost to a player ranked as low as today’s opponent at a Grand Slam since he was defeated by No. 75 Marat Safin in the 2nd round at 2008 Wimbledon.

Djokovic has lost just once in his last 40 matches with French players (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Toronto-1000). Overall, he has a 92-17 win-loss record against Frenchmen and has lost to French players at a Grand Slam on 2 occasions – at 2005 Wimbledon (l. Sebastien Grosjean) and at the 2010 Australian Open (l. Tsonga).

Mannarino has beaten a Top 10 player once in 16 attempts – he defeated No. 8 Stan Wawrinka in straight sets in the 3rd round at 2015 Miami-1000. He has lost all of his matches against Top 10 opposition at the Grand Slams, winning just 3 sets in 7 matches.

DJOKOVIC    v    MANNARINO

29    Age    28*
1    ATP Ranking    55
65    Titles    0
222-34    Career Grand Slam Record    18-25
53-8    Wimbledon Record    7-5
731-149    Career Record    96-123
68-15    Career Record – Grass    24-19
45-3    2016 Record    19-15
1-0    2016 Record – Grass    6-3
27-8    Career Five-Set Record    3-3
4    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
201-112    Career Tiebreak Record    36-54
13-2    2016 Tiebreak Record    2-7
*Today is Mannarino’s 28th birthday

•    Top seed and defending Wimbledon champion DJOKOVIC is bidding to reach the 3rd round here for the 8th straight year. The last time he lost in the 2nd round at a Grand Slam was at 2008 Wimbledon, when as No. 3 seed he was defeated by Marat Safin.

•    Djokovic advanced to the 2nd round after defeating James Ward 60 76(3) 64.

•    By winning his 1st round match, Djokovic recorded his 29th consecutive Grand Slam victory and tied Laver in 3rd place on the list for most consecutive Grand Slam match wins. Djokovic has not lost a Grand Slam match since he was defeated by Stan Wawrinka in the 2015 Roland Garros final.

Most consecutive Grand Slam victories
Don Budge    37    1937 Wimbledon – won title at 1938 US Championships
Rod Laver    31    1962 Australian Championships – final at 1968 Roland Garros
Novak Djokovic
Rod Laver    29*
29    2015 Wimbledon – 1st round 2016 Wimbledon
1969 Australian Open – round of 16 at 1970 Wimbledon
*Streak active

•    The top seed has lost in the 2nd round at Wimbledon just once in the Open Era, when Djokovic’s coach Boris Becker fell at this stage in 1987 [see Preview page 8]. The last time the defending Wimbledon champion lost in the 2nd round was in 2013 when 2012 winner Roger Federer was defeated by Sergiy Stakhovsky.

•    Djokovic is bidding to win his 5th straight Grand Slam title and become just the 2nd man in history to win 5 successive Grand Slam events. Don Budge, who won 6 straight Grand Slam events from 1937 Wimbledon – 1938 US Championships, is the only man to achieve the feat.

•    Djokovic is bidding to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold the first 3 legs of the calendar Grand Slam [NB when the Australian Open was played in January].

•    Djokovic is bidding to win his 4th Wimbledon title and move into equal 6th place on the list for the most Wimbledon titles won in history alongside Laver, Reggie Doherty and Anthony Wilding. Just 8 men in history have won 4 or more Wimbledon titles [see Preview page 1].
•    Last year here Djokovic won his 3rd Wimbledon title, defeating Federer 76(1) 67(10) 64 63 in the final. He equalled Becker for Wimbledon titles and became the 6th man in the Open Era to win Wimbledon on 3 or more occasions.

•    Djokovic has not played a Tour-level grass court warm-up event before Wimbledon since he played at Queen’s in 2010. He is one of just 7 different men in the Open Era to have won the Wimbledon title without contesting a grass court warm-up event – in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

•    In Grand Slam play so far this year Djokovic equalled Roy Emerson’s record of 6 Australian Open titles and became the 10th man in history to win 6 or more titles at any one Grand Slam event after defeating Andy Murray in the final. He defeated Murray again in the Roland Garros final to become the 8th man in history to complete the career Grand Slam. He was the 3rd man in history to complete a non-Calendar Grand Slam after Budge and Laver.

•    Djokovic is bidding to win his 13th Grand Slam title. He has won titles at the Australian Open in 2008 (d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga), 2011 (d. Murray), 2012 (d. Rafael Nadal), 2013 (d. Murray), 2015 (d. Murray) and 2016
(d. Murray), Wimbledon in 2011 (d. Nadal), 2014 (d. Federer) and 2015 (d. Federer), the US Open in 2011
(d. Nadal) and 2015 (d. Federer) and Roland Garros in 2016 (d. Murray).

•    Djokovic has won 6 titles so far this year – at Doha (d. Nadal), the Australian Open (d. Murray), Indian Wells-1000 (d. Milos Raonic), Miami-1000 (d. Kei Nishikori), Madrid-1000 (d. Murray) and Roland Garros (d. Murray) – to extend his streak of winning at least 6 titles every year since 2011. Just 3 of his 65 career singles titles have come on grass – at Wimbledon in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

•    This is Djokovic’s 12th consecutive appearance at Wimbledon and his 47th straight Grand Slam overall, which puts him in joint 8th-place with Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on the list for most consecutive Grand Slam appearances in the Open Era.

•    Djokovic won his 2 singles rubbers to help Serbia defeat Kazakhstan 3-2 in March and reach the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Serbia will play Great Britain in Belgrade on 15-17 July.

•    Djokovic is coached by 3-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker. He has also been coached by Marian Vajda since June 2006. His wider team includes physios Miljan Amanovic and Gebhard Phil-Gritsch.

•    Lefthander MANNARINO is looking to reach the 3rd round here for the 2nd time. Last year here, he lost in straight sets to Gael Monfils in the 2nd round.

•    Mannarino advanced to the 2nd round after defeating Kyle Edmund 62 75 64.

•    Mannarino’s best Grand Slam performance is reaching the round of 16 at 2013 Wimbledon (l. Lukasz Kubot). His 2nd round match against John Isner, which lasted 10 points and 15 minutes, was the second shortest match in terms of games at Wimbledon in the Open Era. Isner retired with a left knee injury with the score at 1-1. This is Mannarino’s 6th Wimbledon appearance and his 26th Grand Slam overall.

•    Prior to coming here, Mannarino reached the quarterfinals at ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Ivo Karlovic), the 3rd round at Nottingham (l. Andreas Seppi) and the 2nd round as a qualifier at Queen’s (l. Steve Johnson).

•    Also in 2016, Mannarino reached the semifinals at Nice (l. Dominic Thiem), the quarterfinals at Sofia (l. Roberto Bautista Agut) and Delray Beach (l. Grigor Dimitrov) and the 3rd round at Indian Wells-1000 and Miami-1000. He also won the title at the Noumeau Challenger (CAL) (d. Alejandro Falla).

•    In Grand Slam play in 2016, Mannarino fell in the 1st round at the Australian Open (l. Sam Groth) but reached the 2nd round at Roland Garros (d. Mikhail Kukushkin, l. Milos Raonic).

•    Mannarino reached a career-high ranking of No. 27 in July 2015 after finishing runner-up at Bogota. He plays here at No. 55.

•    Mannarino has a 3-3 win-loss record in 5-set matches. In his most recent 5-set match he won the first 2 sets of his 2nd round match with Andy Murray at the 2015 US Open, before losing 57 46 61 63 61.

•    Mannarino was one of 16 Frenchmen to start in the main draw here – an Open Era record. The previous record was 15 in 2007, 2011 and 2013.

•    Mannarino was one of 17 lefthanded players to start the men’s main draw here. The last lefthander to win the Wimbledon title was Rafael Nadal in 2010.
•    Mannarino has entered the men’s doubles here with compatriot Lucas Pouille. They will face countrymen and top seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut in the 1st round.

•    Mannarino is coached by Erwann Tortuyaux. His fitness trainer is Pascal Supiot.

NO. 3 ROGER FEDERER (SUI) v (Q) MARCUS WILLIS (GBR)
Head-to-head: first meeting

A first meeting for the pair – and only Willis’ 2nd Tour-level match. Willis has won 7 matches to reach the 2nd round, having earned a wild card into qualifying by winning the LTA Wimbledon wild card play-offs.

Federer has never lost at Tour-level to a player ranked as low as No. 772 today’s opponent. The lowest-ranked player that Federer has ever lost to at Tour-level is No. 249 Sergi Bruguera at 2000 Barcelona – that is also the only occasion that Federer has lost to an opponent outside the world’s Top 200.

FEDERER    v    WILLIS

34    Age    25
3    ATP Ranking    772
88    Titles    0
303-50    Career Grand Slam Record    1-0
80-10    Wimbledon Record    1-0
1076-244    Career Record    1-0
148-22    Career Record – Grass    1-0
17-6    2016 Record    1-0
6-2    2016 Record – Grass    1-0
23-19    Career Five-Set Record    0-0
9    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
393-214    Career Tiebreak Record    0-0
7-4    2016 Tiebreak Record    0-0

•    FEDERER is looking to reach the 3rd round for the 14th time in his 18th appearance at Wimbledon. Federer is in 2nd place for the most consecutive Wimbledon appearances behind Jimmy Connors, who has 19 consecutive appearances here. Federer is also 2nd to Connors (21) for most total appearances at Wimbledon.

•    Federer advanced to the 2nd round after defeating Guido Pella 76(5) 76(3) 63 in the 1st round on Monday.

•    The only time Federer has lost before the 3rd round at a Grand Slam in his last 50 major appearances was at 2013 Wimbledon, when as No. 3 seed he was defeated by Sergiy Stakhovsky in the 2nd round.

•    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.

•    Federer is also looking to close the gap on Martina Navratilova for the most Grand Slam singles wins by a man or woman. Navratilova has a 306-49 win-loss record at the Grand Slams, ahead of Federer (303-50), Chris Evert (299-37) and Serena Williams (298-42).

•    Last year here Federer reached his 10th Wimbledon final – and his 26th Grand Slam final overall – but lost to Novak Djokovic in 4-sets.

•    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.

•    Federer is in 2nd place on the Open Era list for most match-wins at Wimbledon with a 80-10 win-loss record. Jimmy Connors heads the list with an 84-18 win-loss record here.

•    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.

•    Federer is the most successful active player on grass with a 148-22 career win-loss record.
•    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 was one of 49 men aged 30 or over to start this year’s Wimbledon main draw – an Open Era record for the most 30-somethings in the men’s draw here. The Grand Slam record for most men aged 30 or over is 51 – set at 2016 Roland Garros.

•    Federer is coached by former world No. 3 Ivan Ljubicic and Severin Luthi.

•    Lefthanded qualifier WILLIS is making his Grand Slam – and Tour-level – singles debut at this event.

•    Willis advanced to the 2nd round after defeating Ricardas Berankis 63 63 64.

•    By winning his 1st round match, Willis became the lowest-ranked qualifier to reach the 2nd round at a Grand Slam since No. 923 Jared Palmer at the 1988 US Open. Palmer defeated wild card Jeff Tarango in the 1st round before losing to Ronald Agenor in the 2nd round.

•    Willis is also the lowest-ranked British man to win a singles match at Wimbledon. No. 661 Chris Eaton was the previous lowest-ranked British man to win a singles match here in 2008 (d. Boris Pashanski, l. Dmitry Tursunov).

•    Willis came through the LTA Wimbledon wild card play-offs without losing a set. He defeated No. 3 seed Luke Bambridge 76(8) 76(5), Jonny O’Mara 75 64 and Joe Salisbury 63 64 to earn a wild card into Wimbledon qualifying. Ranked No. 775, he was the last direct acceptance into the play-offs.

•    Willis defeated No. 4 seed Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 16 64 61, Andrey Rublev (RUS) 75 64 and Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 36 75 63 64 in the 3 rounds of qualifying. Willis failed to qualify for the singles event here as a wild card in 2009 and 2014, and did not attempt to qualify in 2010-13 or 2015.

•    Willis endured an injury-affected start to the year which limited him to just one tournament in January. As a qualifier he reached the quarterfinals of the Tunisia F1 Futures event (l. Pedro Sousa). He then took up a coaching job while continuing to train and has been playing in German and French tennis leagues.

•    Willis has won a grass-court title. In July 2013, he won the Great Britain F14 Futures (d. Neil Pauffley).

•    Willis has never faced a player ranked as high as today’s opponent. His 1st round opponent, No. 54 Berankis, is the highest-ranked player he has faced. He has won 2 of his 5 matches against Top 100 players at any level: his 1st round win here, and his win over No. 99 Sugita in the 1st round of qualifying here.

•    This year 15 British players started in the men’s and women’s singles’ draws at Wimbledon – the most since 2006 when there were also 15. 8 of them did not use wildcard entry. The last time as many as 8 British players played in the main draw at Wimbledon without using a wildcard was in 1985.

•    Willis was one of the 9 British men who started the main draw here this year – the most since 2006 when there were 10.

•    Willis was ranked No. 15 in the ITF junior rankings in 2008. He reached the 3rd round at Junior Wimbledon in 2007 (l. Gastao Elias) and 2008 (l. Bernard Tomic).

•    Willis is a tennis coach at the Warwick Boat Club.

NO. 5 KEI NISHIKORI (JPN) v JULIEN BENNETEAU (FRA)
Head-to-head: Nishikori leads 3-1
2007     Washington         Hard (O)     R32     Benneteau     62 63
2012     Australian Open     Hard (O)     R32     Nishikori     46 76(3) 76(4) 63
2013     Paris-1000        Hard (I)     R64     Nishikori     64 62
2014     Kuala Lumpur         Hard (I)     FR     Nishikori     76(4) 64

Benneteau has not defeated Nishikori since the pair met for the first time at 2007 Washington. Nishikori has won all 3 of their matches since, including the pair’s only Grand Slam meeting in the 3rd round at the 2012 Australian Open.

NISHIKORI    v    BENNETEAU

26    Age    34
6    ATP Ranking    547
11    Titles    0
53-26    Career Grand Slam Record    42-48
9-6    Wimbledon Record    10-11
277-131    Career Record    246-265
26-18    Career Record – Grass    31-34
34-10    2016 Record    1-7
2-0    2016 Record – Grass    1-1
13-5    Career Five-Set Record    9-8
2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
82-58    Career Tiebreak Record    103-99
9-5    2016 Tiebreak Record    2-3

•    NISHIKORI is bidding to reach the 3rd round here for the 4th time.

•    Nishikori advanced to the 2nd round here for the 5th straight year after defeating Sam Groth 64 63 75 in the 1st round on Monday. This is 8th Wimbledon and his 28th appearance at a Grand Slam.

•    Last year here Nishikori gave a walkover in the 2nd round with a left calf injury. His best Wimbledon result is reaching the round of 16 in 2014 (l. Milos Raonic). He became the first Japanese man – and the 4th Japanese player overall – to complete a set of round of 16 appearances at all four Grand Slams.

•    At the 2014 US Open, Nishikori became the first Asian male to contest a Grand Slam final after defeating three Top 10 players – Raonic, Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic – in consecutive matches before falling to Marin Cilic in the title match.

•    Nishikori’s best result in 2016 is winning his 4th straight title at Memphis (d. Taylor Fritz). He also finished runner-up at Miami-1000 (l. Djokovic) and Barcelona (l. Rafael Nadal). Nishikori has won 11 career singles titles.

•    Nishikori warmed up for Wimbledon at Halle where he gave a walkover in the 2nd round to Florian Mayer due to a rib injury.

•    Nishikori’s career-best grass court results are reaching the semifinals at 2011 Eastbourne (l. Janko Tipsarevic), the quarterfinals at the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event (l. Juan Martin del Potro), the round of 16 at 2014 Wimbledon and the semifinals at 2015 Halle (l. Andreas Seppi) – the only 4 occasions in which he has won 3 consecutive Tour-level matches on grass.

•    Nishikori has never lost to a player ranked as low as No. 547 Benneteau. The lowest-ranked player he has lost to at Tour-level is No. 325 Rohan Bopanna – in 5-sets on grass in Japan’s 2008 Davis Cup tie with India in the Asia/Oceania Zone Group I second round. The lowest-ranked player Nishikori has lost to at a Grand Slam is No. 179 Daniel Evans in the 1st round at the 2013 US Open.

•    Nishikori is the highest-ranked Japanese man in ATP World Tour Rankings history (since 1973). He had the nickname ‘Project 45’ as a major goal was to get him to No. 45 in the rankings, which would be one spot better than the highest by any Japanese man (Shuzo Matsuoka). He plays here ranked No. 6, two spots lower than his career-high ranking of No. 4 which he achieved in March 2015 after reaching the final at Acapulco.

•    Nishikori plays here seeded No. 5 – his joint-highest seeding at Wimbledon. He was also seeded No. 5 here last year.
•    Nishikori was born in Shimane, Japan, but moved to Florida aged 14. He is coached by Dante Bottini and trains at the Bollettieri Academy. Michael Chang, who reached the quarterfinals here in 1994, joined his team in 2014.
•    BENNETEAU is bidding to reach the 3rd round at Wimbledon for the first time since 2012.
•    Benneteau recorded his first match-win at Wimbledon since 2013 by defeating Illya Marchenko 64 62 76(8) in the 1st round.
•    By defeating Marchenko in the 1st round here, Benneteau ended a 7-match losing streak at the Grand Slams. He had not previously won a match at a major since defeating Pablo Carreno Busta in 5-sets in the 1st round at the 2014 Australian Open.
•    By defeating Marchenko in the 1st round, Benneteau ended an 11-match Tour-level losing streak. He had not previously won a Tour-level match since defeating Vasek Pospisil to reach the quarterfinals at 2015 Sydney
(l. Leonardo Mayer).
•    Benneteau is bidding to record back-to-back match-wins at Tour-level for the first time since he reached the quarterfinals at 2014 Shanghai-1000 (l. Roger Federer).
•    Prior to coming here, Benneteau had lost in the 1st round in all 7 of the Tour-level events he has contested in 2016 – including at the Australian Open (l. Nicolas Almagro) and as a wild card at Roland Garros (l. Lucas Pouille). His best result in 2016 is reaching the quarterfinals as a wild card at the Noumea Challenger (CAL) (l. Alejandro Falla).
•    Benneteau missed last year’s Wimbledon with a sports hernia injury. He underwent abductor surgery on 9 June 2015 and, having missed 8 months of the season, returned at the Noumea Challenger in January 2016. He dropped as low as No. 696 in the rankings in January – his lowest ranking since March 2000 – but plays here at No. 547. He gained entry to Wimbledon using a protected ranking of No. 39.
•    Benneteau warmed up for Wimbledon at Nottingham, where he fell to Ivan Dodig in the 1st round. It was his first Tour-level appearance on a grass court since he fell in the 1st round at 2014 Wimbledon (l. Gilles Muller).
•    Benneteau’s best Grand Slam result is a quarterfinal finish ranked No. 95 at 2006 Roland Garros (l. Ivan Ljubicic). This is his 12th Wimbledon and his 49th major overall.
•    Benneteau’s best Wimbledon result is reaching the round of 16 as No. 32 seed in 2010 (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga).
•    Benneteau has never won a Tour-level career singles title, although he has been a runner-up on 10 occasions, at 2008 Lyon, 2008 Casablanca, 2009 Kitzbuhel, 2010 Marseille, 2011 Winston-Salem, 2012 Sydney, 2013 Rotterdam and at Kuala Lumpur in 2012-14.
•    Benneteau has won 10 career doubles titles – including the 2014 Roland Garros title with Edouard Roger-Vasselin. The pair entered the men’s doubles event here and will face Marc Lopez/Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the 1st round.
•    Benneteau is coached by his brother, Antoine Benneteau.

NO. 6 MILOS RAONIC (CAN) v ANDREAS SEPPI (ITA)
Head-to-head: Raonic leads 1-0
2013     Davis Cup (WG-QF)     Hard (I)     R4     Raonic         64 64 36 75
2014     Hopman Cup          Hard (I)     R1     Raonic         62 64

Raonic and Seppi’s only previous Tour-level meeting came in a 2013 Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal, with Raonic winning in 4-sets. The pair also met while representing their nations at the 2014 Hopman Cup.

RAONIC    v    SEPPI

25    Age    32
7    ATP Ranking    45
8    Titles    3
52-21    Career Grand Slam Record    44-45
11-5    Wimbledon Record    14-11
239-111    Career Record    305-321
23-14    Career Record – Grass    47-34
32-8    2016 Record    16-14
5-1    2016 Record – Grass    6-3
6-5    Career Five-Set Record    20-15
0    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    4
152-92    Career Tiebreak Record    110-142
17-5    2016 Tiebreak Record    5-5

•    RAONIC has maintained his record of always reaching the 2nd round here. He is bidding to reach the 3rd round for the 3rd successive year.

•    Raonic advanced to the 2nd round with a 76(4) 62 64 win over clay-court specialist Pablo Carreno Busta.

•    Raonic has lost in the 2nd round here in 3 of his 5 previous appearances – in 2011 (l. Gilles Muller), 2012 (l. Sam Querrey) and 2013 (l. Igor Sijsling).

•    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.

•    Raonic’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the semifinals at 2014 Wimbledon (l. Roger Federer) and the 2016 Australian Open (l. Andy Murray). At 2014 Wimbledon he became the first Canadian man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal after Robert Powell at 1908 Wimbledon.

•    At the Grand Slams in 2016, Raonic became the first Canadian man in history to reach the semifinals at the Australian Open and 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. Novak 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 has only lost one match to an Italian opponent. That defeat came at 2015 Marseille when he lost 64 36 76(3) to Simone Bolelli. He has an 11-1 win-loss record against Italians overall.

•    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.

•    SEPPI is bidding to reach the 3rd round here for the 3rd time in the last 4 years.

•    Seppi advanced to the 2nd round thanks to a 62 64 60 win over Guillermo Garia-Lopez.

•    Seppi’s best Grand Slam performance is reaching the round of 16 on four occasions – at 2012 Roland Garros
(l. Novak Djokovic), 2013 Wimbledon (l. Juan Martin del Potro) and at the Australian Open in 2013 (l. Jeremy Chardy) and 2015 (l. Nick Kyrgios).

•    Last year here, Seppi fell in the 3rd round (l. Andy Murray). This is his 12th Wimbledon appearance and 46th major overall.

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Seppi reached the 3rd round at the Australian Open (l. Djokovic) and fell in the 1st round at Roland Garros (l. Ernests Gulbis).

•    Prior to coming here, Seppi played at ’s-Hertogenbosch, where he fell in the 1st round (l. Adrian Mannarino), at Halle where he reached the quarterfinals (l. Florian Mayer) and at Nottingham, where he lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Steve Johnson. Also in 2016, Seppi reached the quarterfinals at Sofia (l. Martin Klizan) and Nice (l. Dominic Thiem).

•    Seppi is looking to record just his 2nd win over a Top 10 opponent at a Grand Slam. His only previous win against a Top 10 player at a major was at the 2015 Australian Open when he defeated Federer to reach the round of 16.

•    Seppi is one of 24 grass court titlists to start in the 2016 Wimbledon men’s main draw. He lifted the trophy at 2011 Eastbourne (d. Janko Tipsarevic). He is the only Italian man to win a grass court title in the Open Era. He has won 3 career singles titles.

•    Seppi is 1 of the 49 men aged 30 or over to start this year’s Wimbledon main draw. This is a Wimbledon record for the most 30-somethings in the men’s singles event. The Grand Slam record for most men aged 30 or over is 51 at 2016 Roland Garros.

•    Seppi has entered the doubles draw here alongside compatriot Fabio Fognini. The pair play No. 9 seeds Dominic Inglot/Daniel Nestor in the 1st round.

•    Seppi has been coached by Massimo Sartori since 1995. His fitness trainer is Dalibar Sirola.

NO. 8 DOMINIC THIEM (AUT) v FLORIAN MAYER (GER)
Head-to-head: Mayer leads 1-0
2016    Halle     Grass (O)     SF     Mayer     63 64

Florian Mayer won the pair’s only previous meeting, on grass in the semifinals at Halle earlier this month.

Thiem and Mayer are 2 of the pre-Wimbledon tournament winners. Thiem won the title at Stuttgart, while Mayer lifted the trophy at Halle.

THIEM    v    MAYER

22    Age    32
8    ATP Ranking     80
7    Titles    2
16-10    Career Grand Slam Record    36-37
1-2    Wimbledon Record    15-9
111-70    Career Record    228-221
8-7    Career Record – Grass    33-18
47-12    2016 Record    7-4
6-1    2016 Record – Grass    6-1
2-2    Career Five-Set Record    8-5
1    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    3
48-44    Career Tiebreak Record    81-74
18-10    2016 Tiebreak Record    3-2

•    THIEM is bidding to reach the 2nd round and equal his best Wimbledon performance.

•    Last year here Thiem reached the 2nd round (d. Dudi Sela, l. Fernando Verdasco). On his only other appearance here in 2014 he lost to Luke Saville in the 1st round. This is his 3rd Wimbledon appearance and his 11th Grand Slam overall.

•    Thiem’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the semifinals at 2016 Roland Garros (l. Novak Djokovic). He became the 3rd Austrian man in history to reach a Grand Slam semifinal after Thomas Muster and Jurgen Melzer. He broke into the Top 10 for the first time at No. 7 as a result and plays here at No. 8.

•    Also in Grand Slam play in 2016 Thiem recorded a 3rd round finish at the Australian Open (l. David Goffin).

•    Thiem warmed up for Wimbledon by winning his first grass court title at Stuttgart (d. Philipp Kohlschreiber) and reaching the semifinals at Halle (l. today’s opponent).

•    Thiem’s title victory at Stuttgart ensured he has won titles on 3 different surfaces in 2016. He also won the titles at Buenos Aires (d. Nicolas Almagro), Acapulco (d. Bernard Tomic) and Nice (d. Alexander Zverev). He has won 47 matches so far in 2016 – the most of any player.

•    Thiem is a former junior world No. 2. He reached the boys’ singles final at Roland Garros as No. 14 seed in 2011, losing to Bjorn Fratangelo 36 63 86. As well as reaching the junior Roland Garros final, Thiem’s best junior result is winning the 2011 Orange Bowl.

•    Thiem joined the Austrian military as part of the country’s mandatory national service for 6 months from November 2014-April 2015, but continued to play on Tour during that time.

•    Thiem has been coached by Gunter Bresnik in Vienna since 2004. His physical trainer is Alex Stober.

•    MAYER is looking for his first match-win at Wimbledon since 2012. Last year here he lost to Juan Monaco in the 1st round.

•    Mayer’s Grand Slam highlight is reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2004 (l. Sebastien Grosjean) and 2012 (l. Novak Djokovic). This is his 10th Wimbledon appearance and his 38th Grand Slam overall.

•    Prior to coming here Mayer won his 2nd career title at Halle (d. Alexander Zverev) – 5 years after he won his first title at 2011 Bucharest (d. Pablo Andujar). At No. 192 he was the lowest-ranked player to win a title since No. 240 Nicolas Mahut at 2013 ‘s-Hertogenbosch. He also reached the quarterfinals as a qualifier at Stuttgart (l. Roger Federer).

•    Mayer spent 12 months off the Tour between April 2014 and March 2015 with a groin injury He played 13 tournaments in 2015, finishing his season when he retired at the US Open with a torn right adductor tendon which kept him off the Tour until April 2016.

•    In Grand Slam play this year Mayer missed the Australian Open due to a right adductor injury and lost to Malek Jaziri in the 1st round at Roland Garros.

•    Mayer is bidding to end a 10-match losing streak against Top 10 players at the Grand Slams. He has recorded just one victory over a Top 10 player at the majors – when he defeated No. 3 Guillermo Coria in the 2nd round at 2004 Wimbledon. He has a 1-11 win-loss record against Top 10 players at the majors overall.

•    Mayer is on a 5-match winning streak in 5-set matches. He has an 8-5 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall and a 2-1 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon.

•    Mayer is one of the 49 men aged 30 or over to start this year’s Wimbledon main draw. This is a Wimbledon record for the most 30-somethings in the men’s singles event. The Grand Slam record for most men aged 30 or over is 51 at 2016 Roland Garros.

•    Mayer is coached by Tobias Summerer.

NO. 9 MARIN CILIC (CRO) v SERGIY STAKHOVSKY (UKR)
Head-to-head: Cilic leads 3-0
2007     Roland Garros Qualifying Draw     Clay (O)     R32     Cilic     62 60
2010     Paris Open             Hard (I)     R32     Cilic    64 46 63
2012     Cincinnati             Hard (O)     R64     Cilic    63 46 64
2013     Chennai             Hard (O)     R16     Cilic    46 62 63

Cilic has won all 3 of the pair’s Tour-level meetings – but Stakhovsky has won a set on each of those occasions. The pair have never met in the main draw at a Grand Slam, but did meet in the final round of qualifying for 2007 Roland Garros.

Cilic has not lost to a player ranked as low as No. 94 Stakhovsky at Wimbledon since he fell to No. 145 Arnaud Clement in 2008.

CILIC    v    STAKHOVSKY

27    Age    30
13    ATP Ranking    94
14    Titles    4
78-32    Career Grand Slam Record    19-29
18-8    Wimbledon Record    6-7
362-199    Career Record    155-183
45-22    Career Record – Grass    23-22
20-13    2016 Record    5-8
4-2    2016 Record – Grass    3-2
23-9    Career Five-Set Record    9-6
4    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
134-122    Career Tiebreak Record    78-74
7-12    2016 Tiebreak Record    2-2

•    CILIC is bidding to reach the 3rd round here for the 6th time. He advanced to the 2nd round after defeating Brian Baker 63 75 63 in the 1st round on Monday.

•    Last year here Cilic equalled his best Wimbledon result by reaching the quarterfinals, where he lost to Novak Djokovic. He also reached the last 8 in 2014, losing to Djokovic in 5 sets. This is his 10th straight Wimbledon appearance and his 35th Grand Slam overall.

•    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 Goran Ivanisevic at 2001 Wimbledon. 6 Grand Slam champions started this year’s men’s main draw.

•    Prior to coming here, Cilic reached the semifinals at Queen’s (l. Andy 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 result in 2016 is reaching the finals at Marseille (l. Nick Kyrgios) and Geneva (l. Stan Wawrinka).

•    Cilic has won 14 career singles titles, most recently at 2015 Moscow (d. Roberto 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.

•    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. 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.

•    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 is coached by 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic.

•    STAKHOVSKY is bidding to reach the 3rd round here for the 3rd time and equal his best Grand Slam result.

•    Stakhovsky recorded his first Grand Slam match-win since the 2015 US Open after defeating qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka 63 64 64 in the 1st round.

•    Stakhovsky’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the 3rd round on 6 occasions – at the US Open in 2010
(l. Feliciano Lopez) and 2015 (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga), the 2011 Australian Open (l. Tommy Robredo), 2011 Roland Garros (l. David Ferrer) and at Wimbledon in 2013 (l. Jurgen Melzer) and 2014 (l. Jeremy Chardy). This is his 8th appearance at Wimbledon and his 30th Grand Slam appearance overall.

•    Stakhovsky scored one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history in 2014 when he defeated defending champion and No. 3 seed Roger Federer 67(5) 76(5) 75 76(5) in the 2nd round. It was his first victory over a Top 10 player in 23 attempts.

•    Stakhovsky’s best result on grass is winning the title at 2010 ’s-Hertogenbosch (d. Janko Tipsarevic) – one of his 4 career titles.

•    Stakhovsky warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the 2nd round as a qualifier at both Stuttgart (d. Jan Choinski,
l. Mikhail Youzhny) and Halle (d. Denis Kudla, l. David Goffin). He also reached the quarterfinals at the Manchester Challenger (GBR) (l. Yen-Hsun Lu).

•    Stakhovsky is bidding to record back-to-back Tour-level match-wins for the first time since he reached the 3rd round at the 2015 US Open.

•    Stakhovsky’s best Tour-level results in 2016 are reaching the 2nd round at Marseille (d. Feliciano Lopez, l. Stan Wawrinka), Miami-1000 (d. Nicolas Jarry, l. Jack Sock), Stuttgart and Halle. On the Challenger circuit, he also won the title at Seoul (KOR) (d. Lu).

•    Stakhovsky reached a career-high ranking of No. 31 in September 2010. He dropped to No.122 in the rankings this April – his lowest ranking since October 2009. He returned to the Top 100 after winning the Seoul Challenger and plays here at No. 94.

•    Stakhovsky is bidding to end a 12-match losing streak against Top 20 opposition. He has not defeated a Top 20 player since he defeated No. 7 Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals at 2015 Marseille. Stakhovsky has won 2 of the 3 matches he has played against Top 20 opposition at Wimbledon – defeating No. 3 Federer in 2013 and No. 10 Gulbis in 2014. He has 3-10 win-loss record against Top 20 opposition at the majors overall.

•    Stakhovsky is currently without a coach, having split with former player Fabrice Santoro in February 2016.

NO. 10 TOMAS BERDYCH (CZE) v IVAN DODIG (CRO)
Head-to-head: Berdych leads 1-0
2011     Chennai     Hard (O)     R16     Berdych    62 64

Berdych won the pair’s only previous meeting in straight sets at 2011 Chennai.

Berdych and Dodig are 2 of the 49 men aged 30 or over to start this year’s Wimbledon main draw. This is a Wimbledon record for the most 30-somethings in the men’s singles event. The Grand Slam record for most men aged 30 or over is 51 at 2016 Roland Garros.

BERDYCH    v    DODIG

30    Age    31
9    ATP Ranking     74
12    Titles    1
125-51    Career Grand Slam Record    15-22
32-12    Wimbledon Record    4-4
565-295    Career Record    118-138
53-24    Career Record – Grass    17-13
23-12    2016 Record    7-10
0-1    2016 Record – Grass    1-2
19-8    Career Five-Set Record    6-5
2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    2
188-157    Career Tiebreak Record    59-53
6-6    2016 Tiebreak Record    6-1

•    2010 finalist BERDYCH is contesting his 13th consecutive Wimbledon. Last year here as No. 6 seed he fell in the round of 16 (l. Gilles Simon).

•    Berdych has lost in the 1st round here twice before – on his Wimbledon debut in 2004 (l. Julien Benneteau) and in 2012 (l. Ernests Gulbis).

•    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.

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Berdych reached his 6th straight quarterfinal at the Australian Open (l. Federer) and his 3rd career quarterfinal at Roland Garros (l. Djokovic).

•    Also in 2016, Berdych reached 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.

•    1 of Berdych’s 12 career singles titles has come on grass – at 2007 Halle (d. Marcos 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 Roger 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 has not lost to a player ranked as low as No. 74 Dodig at a Grand Slam since he fell to No. 109 Gael Monfils in the 1st round at 2013 Roland Garros. He has twice lost to a player ranked as low as Dodig at Wimbledon – falling in the 1st round to No. 80 Julien Benneteau in 2004 and No. 87 Ernests Gulbis in 2012.

•    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.

•    DODIG is competing in singles at Wimbledon for the first time since 2013.
•    Dodig failed to qualify here last year, falling to Horacio Zeballos in the final round of qualifying. He missed 2014 Wimbledon with a rib injury.

•    Dodig’s best Grand Slam performance is reaching the round of 16 here in 2013 (l. David Ferrer), when he benefitted from the retirements of Philipp Kohlshcreiber in the 1st round and Igor Sijsling in the 3rd round. He was the 5th Croatian man in the Open Era to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon. He also reached his first Grand Slam doubles final at 2013 Wimbledon with Marcelo Melo, falling to No. 1 seeds Bob/Mike Bryan.

•    In Grand Slam play in 2016, Dodig reached the 2nd round at Roland Garros (d. Mikhail Youzhny, l. Fernando Verdasco) but fell in the 1st round at the Australian Open (l. Quentin Halys).

•    Dodig’s best result in 2016 is reaching the quarterfinals at Munich (l. Dominic Thiem) – the only time he has recorded back-to-back Tour-level match-wins in 2016. He also reached the final at the Canberra Challenger (AUS) (l. Paolo Lorenzi) and the semifinals at the Irving Challenger (USA) (l. Marcel Granollers).

•    Dodig has lost 15 of his last 16 matches against Top 10 opposition. His only win against a Top 10 player in that time came against No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at 2013 Tokyo. Dodig has defeated a Top 10 player on grass once before – when he defeated No. 5 Tsonga at 2012 Queen’s.

•    Dodig’s best Grand Slam win came against No. 18 Kohlschreiber – the No. 16 seed – in the 1st round here in 2013. Prior to then, the last time he defeated a seeded opponent at a Grand Slam was at the 2010 US Open when he defeated No. 27 Fernando Gonzalez. He has a 4-8 record against seeded opposition at the majors.

•    Dodig warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the 2nd round at Nottingham (d. Julien Benneteau, l. Kevin Anderson)  after a 1st round defeat at ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Tatsuma Ito). He is a former grass court finalist – finishing runner up as No. 4 seed at 2011 ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Dmitry Tursunov).

•    Dodig entered the men’s doubles here as No. 5 seed with Melo. The pair will play Paul Henri Mathieu/Benoit Paire in the 1st round.

•    Dodig has played Davis Cup since 2002 and has a 13-26 overall win-loss record. He won the doubles alongside Franko Skugor in Croatia’s 3-2 World Group first round tie against Belgium in March. Croatia will play USA in the World Group quarterfinals in Portland on 15-17 July.

•    Dodig is coached by his brother, Mladen Dodig.

NO. 11 DAVID GOFFIN (BEL) v (Q) EDOUARD ROGER-VASSELIN (FRA)
Head-to-head: first Tour-level meeting
2008     Mons Challenger     Hard (I)     R32    Roger-Vasselin    61 63
2012     Le Gosier Challenger     Hard (O)     SF     Goffin         75 64

Goffin and Roger-Vasselin have never met at Tour-level but have played twice in Challenger events, each recording one win.

Goffin has never lost to a player ranked as low as No. 186 Roger-Vasselin at a major. The lowest-ranked player to defeat him at a Grand Slam is No. 78 Marcos Baghdatis at the 2015 Australian Open. The last time Goffin lost to a player ranked this low at Tour-level was at 2014 Casablanca when he was defeated by No. 273 Roberto Carballes Baena.

GOFFIN    v    ROGER-VASSELIN

25    Age    32
11    ATP Ranking    186
2    Titles    0
23-16    Career Grand Slam Record    15-24
6-4    Wimbledon Record    4-7
122-91    Career Record    84-124
12-13    Career Record – Grass    16-18
29-12    2016 Record    2-2
3-1    2016 Record – Grass    1-0
7-3    Career Five-Set Record    3-6
1    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
36-39    Career Tiebreak Record    40-53
8-9    2016 Tiebreak Record    2-0

•    GOFFIN reached the 2nd round after defeating wild card Alexander Ward 62 63 62 in the 1st round on Monday. This is his 5th straight appearance at Wimbledon and his 17th appearance at a Grand Slam overall.

•    Last year here, Goffin recorded his best Wimbledon result by reaching the round of 16 (l. Stan Wawrinka). He was only the 4th Belgian man in the Open Era to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon after Dick Norman, Xavier Malisse and Olivier Rochus.

•    Goffin’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the quarterfinals at 2016 Roland Garros (l. Dominic Thiem). He was just the 2nd Belgian man to reach the last 8 at Roland Garros after Filip Dewulf (1997-98) and only the 3rd Belgian man in the Open Era to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal after Dewulf and Malisse (2002 Wimbledon).

•    Also in Grand Slam play this year, Goffin reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. Roger Federer). He was the 4th Belgian man to reach the last 16 at the Australian Open and the first since Rochus in 2005.

•    Also in 2016, Goffin reached the semifinals at back-to-back Masters-1000 events at Indian Wells
(l. Milos Raonic) and Miami (l. Novak Djokovic). He plays here on a career-high ranking of No. 11, first achieved after he reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros.

•    Goffin is bidding to record back-to-back Tour-level match-wins on grass for the 5th time. He warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the quarterfinals at Halle (l. Federer).

•    Goffin’s career-best results on grass are reaching the final at 2015 ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Nicolas Mahut) and the round of 16 at 2015 Wimbledon.

•    Goffin plays here as No. 11 seed – his highest Grand Slam seeding.

•    Goffin was taught to play tennis by his father, who is a tennis coach at the Barchon Club in Liege.

•    Goffin is coached by Thierry van Cleemput and Thomas Johansson. He trains at the Belgian Tennis Federation in Mons.

•    Qualifier ROGER-VASSELIN defeated Teymuraz Gabashvili 16 63 64 64 in the 1st round to record his first Grand Slam victory since the 2015 Australian Open.
•    This is Roger-Vasselin’s first Grand Slam singles appearance since 2015 Roland Garros. He failed to qualify at 2015 Wimbledon, the 2015 US Open and the 2016 Australian Open. This is his 8th Wimbledon appearance and his 25th Grand Slam overall.

•    Roger-Vasselin defeated Eduardo Struvay (COL) 64 63, Julian Reister (GER) 61 76(3) and Dennis Novak (AUT) 26 75 76(5) 64 to qualify for the Wimbledon main draw for the 5th time. He heads the list together with Alejandro Falla, Ken Flach and Jimmy Wang for most successful attempts to qualify for Wimbledon.

•    Roger-Vasselin is bidding to reach the 3rd round and equal his best Grand Slam performance. He has reached the 3rd round as a wild card at 2007 Roland Garros (l. Juan Monaco), as a qualifier at 2007 Wimbledon (l. Richard Gasquet) and as a direct acceptance at the 2014 Australian Open (l. Kevin Anderson).

•    Roger-Vasselin has been struggling with a hip injury over the past year and has played a limited schedule. This is just his 3rd Tour-level event of the year. He reached the 2nd round as a qualifier at Montpellier
(d. Gael Monfils, l. John Millman) and lost his opening match as a lucky loser at Barcelona (l. Radek Stepanek). He failed to qualify at 6 other events this year and contested 2 Challenger events.

•    Roger-Vasselin’s victory over No. 17 Monfils in the 1st round at 2016 Montpellier ended a run of 5 straight defeats against Top 20 opposition. He has a 7-39 Tour-level win-loss record against Top 20 opponents overall.

•    Roger-Vasselin is bidding to record his 3rd victory over a Top 20 player at a Grand Slam having defeated No. 20 Juan Ignacio Chela in the 2nd round at 2007 Wimbledon and No. 17 Tommy Robredo in the 1st round at the 2015 Australian Open. He has a 2-11 win-loss record against Top 20 opposition overall at the majors.

•    Roger-Vasselin is a former Top 40 player having reached a career-high ranking of No. 35 in February 2014. He plays here at No. 186.

•    Roger-Vasselin has won 11 career doubles titles including 2014 Roland Garros with Julien Benneteau (d. Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez). They became the first French pairing to win the Roland Garros men’s doubles title since Henri Leconte/Yannick Noah in 1984.

•    Roger-Vasselin has entered the men’s doubles here with Benneteau. They will play Lopez/Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the 1st round.

•    Roger-Vasselin’s father, Christophe, reached the semifinals at 1983 Roland Garros, defeating Jimmy Connors in the quarterfinals before losing to Yannick Noah. The Roger-Vasselins are one of 4 father and son pairs to rank in the Top 100 of the ATP World Tour Rankings along with Phil and Taylor Dent, Leif and Joachim Johansson and Fred and Sandon Stolle.

•    Roger-Vasselin is currently without a coach.

NO. 13 DAVID FERRER (ESP) v NICOLAS MAHUT (FRA)
Head-to-head: Ferrer leads 1-0
2011     Paris-1000    Hard (I)     R32     Ferrer     64 64

Ferrer won the pair’s only previous meeting in 2011. The pair has never met on grass but both are multiple winners of the ’s-Hertogenbosch tournament.

Ferrer and Mahut are 2 of the 49 men aged 30 or over to start this year’s Wimbledon main draw. This is a Wimbledon record for the most 30-somethings in the men’s singles event. The Grand Slam record for most men aged 30 or over is 51 at 2016 Roland Garros.

FERRER    v    MAHUT

34    Age    34
14    ATP Ranking    51
26    Titles    4
138-53    Career Grand Slam Record    22-42
26-12    Wimbledon Record    7-10
680-324    Career Record    148-186
41-20    Career Record – Grass    61-34
23-13    2016 Record    15-13
2-2    2016 Record – Grass    6-1
20-11    Career Five-Set Record    3-8
4    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
153-135    Career Tiebreak Record    74-103
6-4    2016 Tiebreak Record    6-7

•    FERRER is bidding to reach the 3rd round here for the 8th time. The last time he lost at a Grand Slam before the 3rd round was on his last appearance here in 2014.

•    Ferrer advanced to the 2nd round after defeating Dudi Sela 62 61 61 in the 1st round on Monday.

•    Ferrer missed Wimbledon last year with an elbow injury, bringing an end to his run of 50 consecutive Grand Slam appearances. He sits in 7th place on the Open Era list for the most consecutive appearances at the majors.

•    Ferrer’s best Wimbledon result is a quarterfinal finish as No. 7 seed in 2012 (l. Andy Murray) and as No. 4 seed in 2013 (l. Juan Martin del Potro).

•    Ferrer’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the 2013 Roland Garros final (l. Rafael Nadal). He set an Open Era record for most appearances at a major before reaching the final (42).

•    Ferrer warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the quarterfinals at ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Gilles Muller) (after receiving a 1st round bye) but fell in the 1st round at Halle (l. Andreas Seppi).

•    Ferrer was one of 24 grass court titlists to start in the 2016 Wimbledon men’s main draw. He lifted the trophy at
’s-Hertogenbosch as top seed in both 2008 (d. Marc Gicquel) and 2012 (d. Philipp Petzschner). He has won 26 Tour-level titles overall.

•    At the Grand Slams in 2016, Ferrer reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open (l. Murray) and the round of 16 at Roland Garros (l. Tomas Berdych). It was his earliest exit at Roland Garros since he fell in the round of 16 in 2011.

•    Also in 2016, Ferrer reached the semifinals at Auckland (l. Jack Sock), Buenos Aires (l. Nicolas Almagro) and Geneva (l. Marin CIlic).

•    Ferrer dropped out of the Top 10 for the first time since October 2010 in May after losing in the 3rd round at Rome-1000 (l. Lucas Pouille),

•    Ferrer has won 4 of his last 5 matches against French players at Wimbledon. His only defeat in that time came to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the round of 16 at 2011 Wimbledon.
•    Ferrer has twice lost to a player ranked as low as today’s opponent at Wimbledon – falling to No. 81 Garcia-Lopez in the 1st round in 2005 and to No. 118 Andrey Kuznetsov in the 2nd round in 2014.

•    Ferrer is coached by Francisco Fogues.

•    MAHUT is bidding to reach the 3rd round here and equal his best Wimbledon – and Grand Slam – performance. He advanced to the 2nd round here after defeating Brydan Klein 76(0) 64 64 in the opening round.

•    Mahut’s best Grand Slam performance is reaching the 3rd round here in 2006 (l. Roger Federer), at the 2012 Australian Open (l. Novak Djokovic) and twice at Roland Garros – in 2012 (l. Federer) and 2015 (l. Gilles Simon).

•    Last year here, Mahut defeated Filip Krajinovic in the 1st round, before falling in the 2nd round to Tomas Berdych.

•    Mahut’s best result in 2016 is successfully defending the title at ’s-Hertogenbosch as a wild card (d. Gilles Muller). He also reached the semifinals as a qualifier at Rotterdam (l. Martin Klizan) and the quarterfinals as a qualifier at Sydney (l. Viktor Troicki). These are the only times this year that Mahut has record back-to-back Tour-level match-wins.

•    As well as winning ’s-Hertogenbosch, Mahut also warmed up for Wimbledon at Queen’s but lost in the opening round to eventual champion Andy Murray.

•    In Grand Slam play in 2016, Mahut reached the 2nd round at the Australian Open (l. Gael Monfils) and at Roland Garros where he was forced to retire with a left knee injury when trailing Marcel Granollers 63 62 1-0.

•    Mahut has won just one of his last 10 matches against seeded opponents at Grand Slams. That win came against No. 24 Ernests Gulbis at 2015 Roland Garros. He has a 4-24 win-loss record against seeds at the majors.

•    Mahut has never defeated a Spanish player at a Grand Slam. He has lost all 6 of his previous meetings with Spanish opposition at the majors.

•    Mahut was one of 24 grass court titlists to start in the 2016 Wimbledon men’s main draw. He has won 3 titles at ’s-Hertogenbosch – in 2013 (d. Stan Wawrinka), 2015 (d. David Goffin) and this year (d. Muller), and also 2013 Newport (d. Lleyton Hewitt). All four of his career titles have come on grass.

•    Mahut was one of 16 Frenchmen to start the men’s singles draw at Wimbledon this year – an Open Era record. The previous record was 15 in 2007, 2011 and 2013.

•    Mahut has not defeated a player ranked as high as No. 14 today’s opponent since he defeated No. 10 Stan Wawrinka at 2013 ’s-Hertogenbosch.

•    Mahut is a Grand Slam doubles champion. Playing alongside Pierre-Hugues Herbert, he won the US Open men’s doubles title in 2015 (d. Jamie Murray/John Peers). Mahut and Herbert became the first all-French team in history to win the US Open men’s doubles title. The pair has entered the doubles here and are top seeds. They will face Adrian Mannarino/Lucas Pouille in the first round.

•    In 2010, as a qualifier, Mahut lost to John Isner 64 36 67(7) 76(3) 7068 in the 1st round in the longest tennis match in history in terms of number of games and duration. The match lasted 11 hours 5 minutes and totalled 183 games. The final set alone lasted 8 hours 11 minutes. Mahut served 103 aces in the match and Isner 113, which broke all records for number of aces served in a men’s singles match.

•    Mahut is coached by Mark Woodforde, who won 6 men’s doubles titles and a mixed doubles title here, in doubles and Jerome Haehnel, who lost in the 1st round here in 2005, and Gabriel Urpi in singles.

NO. 16 GILLES SIMON (FRA) v GRIGOR DIMITROV (BUL)
Head-to-head: Simon leads 5-1
2009     Marseille             Hard (I)     R32     Simon         46 63 75
2009     Queen’s             Grass (O)     R32     Simon        76(7) 76(5)
2012     Nice                 Clay (O)     R16     Simon         63 63
2012     Olympic Tennis Event – London     Grass (O)     R32     Simon         63 63
2016     Brisbane             Hard (O)     R32     Dimitrov     63 76(10)
2016    Monte Carlo-1000        Clay (O)     R32     Simon         64 63

The pair have met on 6 occasions, with Simon winning 5 of those matches including the 2 that have been played on grass – at 2009 Queen’s and at the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event.

Dimitrov won the first of their 2 meetings in 2016 – at Brisbane – but Simon won their most recent match at Monte Carlo-1000.

SIMON    v    DIMITROV

31    Age    25
20    ATP Ranking    37
12    Titles    4
71-40    Career Grand Slam Record    29-23
17-10    Wimbledon Record    11-6
391-270    Career Record    196-130
38-27    Career Record – Grass    27-18
19-14    2016 Record    19-14
2-2    2016 Record – Grass    1-2
19-11    Career Five-Set Record    4-5
2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
124-129    Career Tiebreak Record    80-69
7-6    2016 Tiebreak Record    12-5

•    SIMON advanced to the 2nd round here for the 9th time after defeating Janko Tipsarevic 46 64 75 63 in the 1st round.

•    Simon’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the quarterfinals at the 2009 Australian Open (l. Rafael Nadal) and at 2015 Wimbledon (l. Roger Federer). This is Simon’s 11th appearance at Wimbledon and his 41st Grand Slam overall.

•    Prior to coming here, Simon reached the quarterfinals at Stuttgart (l. Juan Martin del Potro) but lost in the 1st round at Queen’s (l. Kyle Edmund).

•    Also in 2016, Simon reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open, where he lost in 5-sets to Novak Djokovic, and the quarterfinals at Miami-1000 (l. David Goffin). He reached the 3rd round at Roland Garros (l. Viktor Troicki).

•    Simon has a 19-11 Tour-level win-loss record in 5-set matches and a 2-1 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon. He also played a 5-set match in Wimbledon qualifying in 2005, when he let a 2-sets-to-love lead slip against Andreas Seppi.

•    Simon’s best result on grass came at 2013 Eastbourne where, as No. 2 seed, he reached the final (l. Feliciano Lopez). As well as reaching the quarterfinals here in 2015, he also reached the semifinals at 2015 Queen’s (l. Kevin Anderson).

•    Simon has won 12 career singles titles, most recently at 2015 Marseille (d. Gael Monfils). None of his 12 career singles titles have come on grass. Along with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, he is the joint-3rd most successful Frenchman in the Open Era in terms of titles won behind Yannick Noah (23 titles) and Richard Gasquet (13).

•    Simon reached a career-high ranking of No. 6 in January 2009 and plays here ranked No. 20.

•    Simon was one of 16 Frenchmen to start in the main draw here – an Open Era record. The previous record was 15 in 2007, 2011 and 2013.

•    Simon was one of the 49 men aged 30 or over to start this year’s Wimbledon main draw – an Open Era record for the most 30-somethings in the men’s draw here. The Grand Slam record for most men aged 30 or over is 51 – set at 2016 Roland Garros.
•    Simon is coached by Jan de Witt. His fitness trainer is Paul Quetin.

•    DIMITROV’S 63 64 62 victory over qualifier Bjorn Fratangelo in the 1st round here ended a run of 6 straight Tour-level defeats.

•    Last year here Dimitrov recorded a 3rd round finish (l. Richard Gasquet). This is his 7th Wimbledon appearance and his 24th Grand Slam overall.

•    Dimitrov is bidding to win back-to-back matches for the first time since he reached the final at Istanbul (l. Diego Schwartzman). Also in 2016, he reached the final at Sydney (l. Viktor Troicki) and the semifinals at Delray Beach
(l. Rajeev Ram).

•    In Grand Slam play this year Dimitrov reached the 3rd round at the Australian Open (l. Roger Federer) but lost to Troicki in the 1st round in 5 sets at Roland Garros. He has a 4-5 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall and a 1-1 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon.

•    Prior to coming here Dimitrov lost in the 1st round at Stuttgart (l. Juan Martin del Potro) and Queen’s (l. Janko Tipsarevic). He is a grass court titlist having won the title at 2014 Queen’s (d. Feliciano Lopez).

•    Dimitrov’s Grand Slam highlight is reaching the Wimbledon semifinals in 2014. He defeated defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in straight sets in the quarterfinals before losing to Djokovic. He was just the 2nd Bulgarian player to reach the last 4 at a major after Tsvetana Pironkova at 2010 Wimbledon and broke into the Top 10 for the first time at No. 9 as a result.

•    Dimitrov recorded a career-high ranking of No. 8 in August 2014 but plays here at No. 37

•    Dimitrov finished 2008 as No. 3 in the ITF Junior Rankings after winning the boys’ singles titles at Wimbledon
(d. Henri Kontinen) and the US Open (d. Devin Britton).

•    Dimitrov was part of the ITF 14 & Under European Team in Europe in 2004-05 and the ITF 16 & Under European A Team in Europe in 2006, funded by the Grand Slam Development Fund.

•    Dimitrov is coached by Franco Davin. His physio is Azdine Bousnana.

NO. 18 JOHN ISNER (USA) v MARCOS BAGHDATIS (CYP)  

Head-to-head: Isner leads 6-0
2009    Los Angeles        Hard (O)    R16    Isner        63 76(11)
2011    Montreal-1000        Hard (O)    R64    Isner        63 64
2011    Winston-Salem        Hard (O)    QF    Isner        16 63 64
2011     US Open        Hard (O)    R128    Isner         76(2) 76(11) 26 64
2013    Washington        Hard (O)    QF    Isner        67(5) 64 64
2015     Atlanta            Hard (O)    FR    Isner        63 63

A 7th career meeting for the 2 players, but their first away from the North American hard court circuit.

Isner defeated Baghdatis to win his 10th – and most recent – career title in their last meeting at 2015 Atlanta.

ISNER    v    BAGHDATIS

31    Age    31
17    ATP Ranking (27 June)    40
10    Titles    4
51-32    Career Grand Slam Record    58-43
7-7    Wimbledon Record    19-10
302-187    Career Record    328-230
31-18    Career Record – Grass    47-31
14-10    2016 Record    19-12
3-1    2016 Record – Grass    4-3
6-14    Career Five-Set Record    16-8
1    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    3
297-175    Career Tiebreak Record    138-103
16-16    2016 Tiebreak Record    11-3

•    ISNER is bidding to reach the 2nd round here for the 6th time.

•    Isner has twice lost in the 1st round at Wimbledon – falling to Ernests Gulbis on his debut here in 2008 and to Alejandro Falla as No. 11 seed in 2012.

•    Last year here Isner equalled his best Wimbledon performance by reaching the 3rd round (l. Marin Cilic). He also reached the 3rd round in 2014 (l. Feliciano Lopez). This is his 8th Wimbledon appearance.

•    Isner’s 64 36 67(7) 76(3) 70-68 1st round defeat of Nicolas Mahut at 2010 Wimbledon played over 3 days set the record for the longest tennis match in history in terms of number of games and duration. The match lasted 11 hours 5 minutes and totalled 183 games. The final set alone lasted 8 hours 11 minutes. In comparison, the fewest games played through 7 rounds to win a Grand Slam Open Era men’s singles title is 147, by Guillermo Vilas at the 1977 US Open.

•    Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam at which Isner has failed to reach the round of 16. He has had better results at other grass court events, winning 2 career grass court titles at Newport in 2011 (d. Oliver Rochus) and 2012
(d. Lleyton Hewitt). He was also a semifinalist at 2013 Newport (l. Hewitt) and a quarterfinalist at the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event held at the All England Club (l. Roger Federer).

•    Isner warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the 2nd round at Queen’s (d. Juan Martin del Potro, l. Gilles Muller). He also won 2 matches on grass in USA’s 3-1 Davis Cup victory over Australia at Kooyong in March.

•    Isner has played Davis Cup for USA since 2010, compiling a 12-9 win-loss record. USA will host Croatia in the World Group quarterfinals in Portland on 15-17 July.

•    Isner’s career-best Grand Slam performance is reaching the quarterfinals at the 2011 US Open (l. Andy Murray). This is his 33rd Grand Slam overall.

•    In Grand Slam play in 2016, Isner reached the round of 16 at both the Australian Open (l. David Ferrer) and at Roland Garros (l. Murray). His other 2016 highlights include reaching the  semifinals at Houston (l. Jack Sock) and the round of 16 at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Kei Nishikori).

•    Isner is currently without a coach. His fitness trainer is Kyle Morgan.
•    Former Grand Slam finalist BAGHDATIS is bidding to reach the 2nd round here for the 8th time.

•    Last year here, Baghdatis advanced to the 3rd round for the first time since 2012, falling to David Goffin. This is his 11th Wimbledon appearance and his 44th Grand Slam overall.

•    Baghdatis is a former Wimbledon semifinalist. He reached the last 4 here as No. 18 seed in 2006, defeating Andy Murray in the round of 16 and Lleyton Hewitt in the quarterfinals, before losing to Rafael Nadal. In 2007, he went on to reach the quarterfinals as No. 10 seed (l. Novak Djokovic).

•    Baghdatis’s career-best grass court performance away from Wimbledon is reaching the final at 2007 Halle
(l. Tomas Berdych) and the semifinals at 2015 Nottingham (l. Denis Istomin).

•    Baghdatis has lost 14 of his last 15 matches against Top 20 opposition at the Grand Slams. His only win in that time came against No. 20 Kevin Anderson at the 2013 US Open. He has defeated a Top 20 opponent at Wimbledon on 2 occasions – defeating No. 9 Hewitt in 2006 and No. 4 Nikolay Dayvdenko in 2007.

•    Baghdatis warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the quarterfinals at both Halle (l. Alexander Zverev) and Nottingham (l. Pablo Cuevas) after a 1st round defeat at Stuttgart (l. Jan-Lennard Struff).

•    Also in 2016 Baghdatis reached the final at Dubai (l. Stan Wawrinka) and the quarterfinals as a wild card at Montpellier (l. Richard Gasquet) and as a direct acceptance at Houston (l. Jack Sock).

•    Baghdatis’s best Grand Slam performance is finishing runner-up unseeded at the 2006 Australian Open. He defeated 3 Top 10 players before losing to No. 1 Roger Federer in the final.

•    At the Grand Slams in 2016, Baghdatis fell in the 1st round at the Australian Open (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga) and reached the 2nd round at Roland Garros, defeating Gilles Muller before losing to Tsonga in 5-sets. He has a 3-2 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon and a 16-8 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    Baghdatis is a former Top 10 player. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 8 on 21 August 2006 but plays here ranked No. 40.

•    Baghdatis has not lost a Davis Cup singles rubber since 2003. He won 4 singles matches at the Europe Zone Group III event in Tallinn, Estonia in March to extend his winning streak to 36 – surpassing Bjorn Borg (33 straight wins) and setting a new Davis Cup record for consecutive wins.

•    Baghdatis was a member of the ITF Touring Team (funded by the Grand Slam Development Fund) to the 1999 Orange Bowl.

•    Baghdatis is coached by Dejan Vojnovic.

NO. 19 BERNARD TOMIC (AUS) v FERNANDO VERDASCO (ESP)
Head-to-head: Tomic leads 4-1
2009    Brisbane         Hard (O)     R32     Verdasco     64 62
2012     Australian Open    Hard (O)    R128    Tomic        46 67(3) 64 62 75
2014    Stockholm        Hard (I)        QF    Tomic        06 64 76(6)
2015    Shanghai        Hard (O)    R64    Tomic        63 76(3)
2016    Queen’s         Grass (O)    R16    Tomic        67(2) 64 64

A 2nd meeting for the 2 players in as many weeks, having also played at Queen’s earlier this month. Tomic won that encounter to extend his winning streak against Verdasco to 4.

Their only previous Grand Slam meeting went to 5-sets with Tomic fighting back from two-sets-to-love down to win.

TOMIC    v    VERDASCO

23    Age    32
19    ATP Ranking (27 June)    53
3    Titles    7
34-25    Career Grand Slam Record    94-52
10-6    Wimbledon Record    22-13
148-130    Career Record    447-323
24-21    Career Record – Grass    44-30
19-15    2016 Record    18-13
5-3    2016 Record – Grass    2-2
7-2    Career Five-Set Record    22-19
2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    5
85-74    Career Tiebreak Record    172-182
7-12    2016 Tiebreak Record    10-9

•    TOMIC is making his 7th appearance at Wimbledon and his 27th Grand Slam overall. Last year here he lost to Novak Djokovic in the 3rd round.

•    Tomic’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the quarterfinals as a qualifier at 2011 Wimbledon (l. Djokovic). He was the youngest man since Boris Becker in 1986 to reach the last 8 here.

•    At the Grand Slams in 2016, Tomic reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. Andy Murray) and the 2nd round at Roland Garros (l. Borna Coric).

•    Tomic’s 2016 highlight is reaching the final at Acapulco (l. Dominic Thiem). He also reached the semfinals at Brisbane and Queen’s, losing to Milos Raonic on both occasions. As well as playing at Queen’s prior to coming here, he also reached the quarterfinals at ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Nicolas Mahut).

•    Tomic reached a career-high ranking of No. 17 following his semifinal finish at Brisbane earlier this year and plays here at No. 19. He has won 3 career singles titles, all of which have come on hard court – most recently at 2015 Bogota (d. Adrian Mannarino).

•    Tomic has won all 3 of his 5-set matches at Wimbledon. He has a 7-2 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    Tomic had an outstanding junior career, winning the 2008 Australian Open junior title at the age of 15, and the 2009 US Open junior title. He was twice a semifinalist at junior Wimbledon, as No. 1 seed in 2008 (l. Henri Kontinen) and as No. 3 seed in 2009 (l. Andrey Kuznetsov).

•    Tomic is coached by his father John.

•    Lefthander VERDASCO is bidding to reach the 2nd round at Wimbledon for the 11th time.

•    Verdasco’s best Wimbledon performance came in 2013 when he reached the quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Andy Murray in 5 sets. This is his 14th straight Wimbledon appearance and his 53rd Grand Slam overall.

•    Last year here Verdasco reached the 3rd round after recording back-to-back 5-set wins over Martin Klizan 46 62 63 67(5) 1311 and Dominic Thiem 57 64 57 63 64 before falling to Stan Wawrinka. He has a 22-19 win-loss record in 5-set matches and a 4-5 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon.

•    Verdasco’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the semifinals as No. 14 seed at the 2009 Australian Open, losing to Rafael Nadal 67(4) 64 76(2) 67(1) 64 in 5 hours 14 minutes.

•    Verdasco has played at every Grand Slam event since making his debut at 2003 Wimbledon. This is his 53rd straight major. Only 1 man has a longer active streak: Feliciano Lopez (58) [see Preview page 7].

•    Prior to coming here, Verdasco reached the 2nd round at Queen’s (d. Stan Wawrinka, l. today’s opponent) and the 3rd round at Nottingham (d. Victor Estrella Burgos, l. Kevin Anderson) (after receiving a 1st round bye).

•    Verdasco’s best result in 2016 is winning the title at Bucharest (d. Lucas Pouille) – his first title since April 2014.

•    None of Verdasco’s 7 career titles have come on grass. He has reached one grass court final, at 2008 Nottingham (l. Ivo Karlovic).

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Verdasco reached the 2nd round at the Australian Open (d. Rafael Nadal, l. Dudi Sela) and the 3rd round at Roland Garros (l. Kei Nishikori).

•    Verdasco is a former Top 10 player having recorded a career-high ranking of No. 7 in April 2009. He plays here ranked No. 53.

•    Verdasco is coached by David Sanchez and Sergio Perez.

NO. 30 ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV (UKR) v DANIEL EVANS (GBR)
Head-to-head: first meeting

DOLGOPOLOV    v    EVANS

27    Age    26
33    ATP Ranking    91
2    Titles    0
27-23    Career Grand Slam Record    3-5
8-6    Wimbledon Record    1-3
187-166    Career Record    15-28
22-16    Career Record – Grass    6-10
16-10    2016 Record    3-4
3-1    2016 Record – Grass    3-2
7-7    Career Five-Set Record    1-3
2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
76-74    Career Tiebreak Record    12-16
7-1    2016 Tiebreak Record    5-4

•    DOLGOPOLOV is bidding to reach the 3rd round here and equal his best Wimbledon performance.

•    Dolgopolov advanced to the 2nd round here for the 5th straight year after defeating Evgeny Donskoy 62 64 36 76(3).

•    Dolgopolov’s best Wimbledon result is reaching the 3rd round here on 2 occasions – in 2013 (l. David Ferrer) and 2014 (l. Grigor Dimitrov). This is his 7th straight appearance at Wimbledon and his 24th appearance at a Grand Slam overall.

•    Last year here Dolgopolov lost to Ivo Karlovic 57 63 64 67(4) 13-11 in the 2nd round. He has a 0-4 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon and a 7-7 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall. He has not won a 5-set match since defeating Jessie Levine in the 1st round at the 2012 US Open.

•    Dolgopolov recorded his best Grand Slam result at the 2011 Australian Open where he reached the quarterfinals
(l. Andy Murray). He defeated No. 13 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and No. 4 seed Robin Soderling to become just the second Ukrainian man to reach the last 8 at a major.

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Dolgopolov reached the 2nd round at the Australian Open (d. Ricardas Berankis,
l. Roger Federer) but missed Roland Garros with a left abdomen strain.

•    Prior to coming here, Dolgopolov reached the quarterfinals at Nottingham (l. Gilles Muller). His career-best grass court results are reaching the semifinals at both 2010 Eastbourne (l. Michael Llodra) and 2015 Nottingham (l. Sam Querrey).

•    Dolgopolov’s best result in 2016 is reaching the semifinals at Acapulco (l. Bernard Tomic). He also reached the quarterfinals at Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona and Nottingham – the only other times he has recorded back-to-back Tour-level match-wins this year.

•    Dolgopolov reached a career-high ranking of No. 13 in January 2012, but plays here ranked No. 33.

•    Dolgopolov has played tennis since he was 3 years old. His father used to coach countryman Andrei Medvedev, and Dolgopolov used to practice with the former world No. 4.

•    Dolgopolov is coached by 1998 Roland Garros semifinalist Felix Mantilla, who reached the 2nd round at Wimbledon on 4 occasions.

•    EVANS is bidding to reach the 3rd round here and equal his best Grand Slam result.

•    Evans defeated Jan-Lennard Struff 63 67(6) 76(7) 75 in the 1st round to record his first Wimbledon match-win.

•    Evans’ best Grand Slam result is reaching the 3rd round as a qualifier at the 2013 US Open (l. Tommy Robredo). He recorded the best win of his career when he defeated No. 12 Kei Nishikori in the 1st round there.

•    Evans has advanced beyond the 1st round at a Grand Slam for the 2nd time on his 6th Grand Slam appearance. As well as reaching the 3rd round at the 2013 US Open, he fell in the 1st round at Wimbledon as a wild card in 2009 (l. Nikolay Davydenko), 2011 (l. Florian Mayer) and 2014 (l. Andrey Kuznetsov) and as a qualifier at the 2016 Australian Open (l. Feliciano Lopez). He did not attempt to qualify for 2016 Roland Garros.

•    Evans failed to qualify for Wimbledon last year. As a wild card, he fell to Yuichi Sugita in the final round of qualifying. He also failed to qualify for Wimbledon as a wild card in both 2010 and 2013.

•    Evans plays mainly on the Challenger circuit. His best results in 2016 are winning the titles at Drummondvillle (CAN) (d. Edward Corrie) and Taipei (TPE) (d. Konstantin Kravchuk). He also finished runner-up at Dallas (USA) (l. Kyle Edmund) and Busan (KOR) (l. Kravchuk).

•    Evans warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the 3rd round at Nottingham (l. Pablo Cuevas) after a 1st round defeat as a wild card at Queen’s (l. Paul-Henri Mathieu). He ended an 8-match Tour-level losing streak by defeating Liam Broady in the 1st round at Nottingham – his first Tour-level match-win since he defeated Jurgen Melzer at 2014 Queen’s (l. Kevin Anderson).

•    Also on grass in 2016, Evans reached the 2nd round at the Surbiton Challenger (GBR) and fell in the 1st round at the Manchester Challenger (GBR).

•    Evans’ best grass court results are reaching the 3rd round as a wild card at 2013 Queen’s (l. Juan Martin del Potro) and as a direct acceptance at 2016 Nottingham – the only times he has recorded back-to-back Tour-level match-wins on grass.

•    Evans’ career-best result is reaching the semifinals as a lucky loser at 2014 Zagreb (l. Tommy Haas).

•    Evans has a 1-3 win-loss record in 5-set matches – all 4 of those matches have come in Davis Cup. He has played Davis Cup since 2009 and was part of the British team defeated Japan 3-1 in the World Group first round in March. Great Britain will play Serbia in the quarterfinals on 15-17 July.

•    Evans is coached by Mark Hilton.

 

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Wimbledon Order of Play for June 29, 2016

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THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
INTENDED ORDER OF PLAY FOR WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE

CENTRE COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START
1 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [3] 33 vs Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 34
2 Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] 1 vs Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 4
3 Roger Federer (SUI) [3] 33 vs Marcus Willis (GBR) 36
No.1 COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START
1 Monica Puig (PUR) 47 vs Johanna Konta (GBR) [16] 48 T/F 1/6 1/2
2 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 46 vs Gilles Simon (FRA) [16] 48
3 Andreas Seppi (ITA) 29 vs Milos Raonic (CAN) [6] 32
No.2 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 87 vs Bernard Tomic (AUS) [19] 88 T/F 6/4 3/6 3/6 6/3 0/0
2 Daniel Evans (GBR) 37 vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) [30] 40
3 Simona Halep (ROU) [5] 65 vs Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 68
4 Jana Cepelova (SVK) 125 vs Garbine Muguruza (ESP) [2] 128
No.3 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Dominic Thiem (AUT) [8] 65 vs Florian Mayer (GER) 66 T/F 1/2
2 Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 63 vs Belinda Bencic (SUI) [7] 64
3 Marin Cilic (CRO) [9] 49 vs Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 51
4 Venus Williams (USA) [8] 97 vs Maria Sakkari (GRE) 100
COURT 12 – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Heather Watson (GBR) 5 vs Annika Beck (GER) 6
2 Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 45 vs Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 46 T/F 6/3 2/1
3 Julien Benneteau (FRA) 61 vs Kei Nishikori (JPN) [5] 64
4 Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 94 vs Angelique Kerber (GER) [4] 96
COURT 18 – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Ivan Dodig (CRO) 79 vs Tomas Berdych (CZE) [10] 80 T/F 6/7(5) 7/5 1/6 1/4
2 Petra Kvitova (CZE) [10] 49 vs Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 50
3 David Goffin (BEL) [11] 17 vs Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 19
4 Samantha Stosur (AUS) [14] 113 vs Sabine Lisicki (GER) 115
COURT 4 – 11:30 START
1 Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 75 vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 76
2 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 51 vs Johanna Larsson (SWE) 52
3 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) / Kveta Peschke (CZE) 21 vs
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) / Roberta Vinci (ITA) 22
4 Raquel Atawo (USA) / Abigail Spears (USA) [10] 25 vs Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) / Xinyun Han (CHN) 26
COURT 5 – 11:30 START
1 Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 23 vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [21] 24 T/F 5/7 6/1 0/0
2 Sloane Stephens (USA) [18] 9 vs Shuai Peng (CHN) 10
3 Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 58 vs Gilles Muller (LUX) 60
4 Yifan Xu (CHN) / Saisai Zheng (CHN) [9] 9 vs Darija Jurak (CRO) / Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 10
COURT 6 – 11:30 START
1 Donald Young (USA) 91 vs Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 92 T/F 6/4 0/2
2 Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 10 vs Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 11
3 Mona Barthel (GER) 70 vs Kiki Bertens (NED) [26] 72
4 Nao Hibino (JPN) / Alicja Rosolska (POL) 7 vs Vania King (USA) / Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) [13] 8
COURT 7 – 11:30 START
1 Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 53 vs Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 54 T/F 6/3 4/3
2 Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 5 vs Sam Querrey (USA) [28] 8
3 Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 42 vs Steve Johnson (USA) 44
COURT 8 – 11:30 START
1 John Isner (USA) [18] 105 vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 106
2 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [11] 17 vs Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 18
3 Sara Errani (ITA) [20] 73 vs Alize Cornet (FRA) 75
4 Lucie Safarova (CZE) [28] 121 vs Samantha Crawford (USA) 123
COURT 9 – 11:30 START
1 Julia Boserup (USA) 61 vs Tatjana Maria (GER) 62 T/F 4/3
2 Mandy Minella (LUX) 11 vs Anna Tatishvili (USA) 12
3 Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 117 vs Elina Svitolina (UKR) [17] 120
COURT 10 – 11:30 START
1 Albano Olivetti (FRA) 107 vs Matthew Barton (AUS) 108 T/F 7/6(7) 6/6
2 Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 7 vs Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [31] 8
3 Jack Sock (USA) [27] 25 vs Robin Haase (NED) 28
4 Carina Witthoeft (GER) 90 vs Kurumi Nara (JPN) 91
COURT 11 – 11:30 START
1 Federico Delbonis (ARG) 117 vs Fabio Fognini (ITA) 118
2 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) [15] 81 vs Misaki Doi (JPN) 83
3 Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 86 vs Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 87
COURT 14 – 11:30 START
1 Jiri Vesely (CZE) 67 vs Igor Sijsling (NED) 68 T/F 6/2 6/4 1/1
2 Anett Kontaveit (EST) 55 vs Barbora Strycova (CZE) [24] 56
3 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) [22] 105 vs Marina Erakovic (NZL) 108
4 Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 101 vs Daria Kasatkina (RUS) [29] 104
COURT 15 – 11:30 START
1 Karin Knapp (ITA) 35 vs Ana Konjuh (CRO) 36
2 Monica Niculescu (ROU) 19 vs Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 20
3 Denisa Allertova (CZE) 110 vs Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) [12] 112
COURT 16 – 11:30 START
1 Alexander Zverev (GER) [24] 73 vs Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 74 T/F 6/3 6/4 3/0
2 Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 14 vs David Ferrer (ESP) [13] 16
3 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 78 vs Madison Keys (USA) [9] 80
4 Tara Moore (GBR) / Conny Perrin (SUI) 43 vs Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) / Monica Puig (PUR)
COURT 17 – 11:30 START
1 Andrea Petkovic (GER) [32] 57 vs Nao Hibino (JPN) 58 T/F 3/6 7/5 5/1
2 Lucas Pouille (FRA) [32] 89 vs Marius Copil (ROU) 90
3 Lukas Lacko (SVK) 54 vs Ivo Karlovic (CRO) [23] 56
COURT 19 – 11:30 START
1 Gastao Elias (POR) 85 vs Radu Albot (MDA) 86 T/F 6/3 2/6 5/7 1/2
2 Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 21 vs Denis Istomin (UZB) 23
3 Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) [14] 57 vs
Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) / Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 58

 

MATCHES TO BE ARRANGED
NOT BEFORE 17.00
1 Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) [3] 17 vs Ashleigh Barty (AUS) / Laura Robson (GBR) 18
2 Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE) [6] 33 vs Chen Liang (CHN) / Yafan Wang (CHN) 34
NOT BEFORE 17.30
3 Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) / Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 11 vs Marcin Matkowski (POL) / Leander Paes (IND) 12
4 Brydan Klein (GBR) / Alexander Ward (GBR) 23 vs Pablo Cuevas (URU) / Marcel Granollers (ESP) [15] 24
5 Wesley Koolhof (NED) / Matwe Middelkoop (NED) 21 vs Alexander Bury (BLR) / Igor Zelenay (SVK)
6 Treat Huey (PHI) / Max Mirnyi (BLR) [12] 25 vs Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) / Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 26

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2016 Wimbledon – Day 2 Results

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS – WIMBLEDON, GREAT BRITAIN
JUNE 27 – JULY 10, 2016

RESULTS – JUNE 28, 2016

Ladies First Round
(1) Serena Williams (USA) def. Amra Sadikovic (SUI) 6-2 6-4
(13) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) def. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 7-5 6-4
[27] Coco Vandeweghe (USA) def. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 6-2 7-6(3)
(6) Roberta Vinci (ITA) def. Alison Riske (USA) 6-2 5-7 6-3
(19) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) def. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 7-5 6-3
Katerina Siniakova (CZE) def. Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 6-3 7-5
[30] Caroline Garcia (FRA) def. Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 6-2 6-3
Daria Gavrilova (AUS) def. Qiang Wang (CHN) 2-6 6-3 6-4
Tara Moore (GBR) def. Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-3 6-2
Elena Vesnina (RUS) def. Tamira Paszek (AUT) 7-5 6-2
Christina McHale (USA) def. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 7-5 6-2
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) def. Marina Melnikova (RUS) 7-5 6-2
Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) def. Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 6-3 3-6 7-5
Timea Babos (HUN) def. Katie Swan (GBR) 6-2 6-3

 

Gentlemen’s first round

(2) Andy Murray def. Liam Broday 62 63 64
(4) Stan Wawrinka def. Taylor Fritz 76(4) 61 67(2) 64
(7) Richard Gasquet def. Aljaz Bedene 63 64 63
(12) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga def. Inigo Cervantes 64 765 64
(14) Roberto Bautista Agut def. Jordan Thompson 63 63 63
(15) Nick Krygios def. Radek Stepanek 64 63 67(9) 61
(22) Feliciano Lopez def. Rajeev Ram 76(5) 64 64
(25) Viktor Troicki def. Tristan Lamasine 64 62 62
(26) Benoit Paire def. Franko Skugor 36 76(2) 26 63 10-8
(31) Joao Sousa def. Dmitry Tursunov 36 76(2) 46 63 75
Benjamin Becker def. Facundo Bagnis 63 63 61
Dustin Brown def. Dusan Lajovic 46 63 36 63 64
Juan Martin del Potro def. Stephane Robert 61 75 60
Marcel Granollers def. Victor Estrella Burgos 62 64 26 64
Mikhail Kukushkin def. Martin Klizan 76(7) 76(5) 64
Yen-Hsun Lu def. Alexander Kudryavtsev 64 61 64
John Millman def. Albert Montanes 75 46 57 64 63
Juan Monaco def. Taro Daniel 75 46 63 62
Gilles Muller def. Santiago Giraldo 64 76(3) 67(5) 36 15-13
Dennis Novikov def. Luke Saville 46 64 75 64
Albert Ramos-Vinolas def. Vasek Pospisil 64 36 63 64

 

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Serena Williams and Andy Murray Reach Wimbledon Second Round with Straight Set Victories

(June 28, 2016) Defending champion Serena Williams recorded her 80th match win at the All England Club and raised her record in first round major matches to 63-1 when she defeated No. 148 qualifier Amra Sadikovic 6-2, 6-4 on day two of Wimbledon.

The match was more competitive than the scoreline demonstrated. “I never underestimate anyone,” said Williams. “It was a really good match but I don’t think it was tougher than I thought. It was definitely tough, but I always expect the best from everyone.”

“I started fast, that’s about it,” Williams said, evaluating her match.

Her 27-year-old opponent who was making her debut in a major, had retired from the sport in 2014, but was inspired to comeback of her Swiss countrywoman Timea Bacsinszky.

“I’m always shouting at myself and pushing myself, so it’s absolutely nothing different,” she said.

The world No. 1 needs one more major win to equal Steffi Graf’s record of 22 in the Open Era. The 21-time major champion came up short in the finals of the French and Australian Opens.

Williams will face fellow American Christina McHale in the second round.

No. 2 seed and 2013 Wimbledon winner Andy Murray is into the second round. Murray had a 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 victory over British countryman Liam Broady, ranked 235 in the world, who received a wild card into the tournament.

Murray needed just an hour and 42 minutes to complete the match. He’ll face Taipei’s Yen-Hsun Lu, ranked 76th in the world, who beat Russian Alexander Kudryavtsev 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.

Fourth seed Stan Wawrinka fought off American up-and-comer Taylor Fritz 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-4. The two-time major winner will take on 2009 U.S, Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in a tough second round match.

“For sure, I think we  all happy that he’s back on the tour, hopefully without any injury (so) he can play for long now,” Wawrinka said. “He’s always been a great champion, a great player to watch.”

 

Juan Martin del Potro played his first match a a major in over two years, beating Stephane Robert 6-1, 7-5, 6-0. The last time he played at Wimbledon was in 2013 when he lost in the semifinals to Novak Djokovic.

The Argentine ranked 165 due to wrist surgeries is happy to be back on the court.

“I’m enjoying tennis again,” he said. “I’m starting to talk about tennis and (not) about my wrist. 

“I would like to stay here on tour for (a few more) years. I think I’m close to get that goal.”

Del Potro leads in his head-to-head record against Wawrinka 3-2. he last played the Swiss in 2012.

Nick Kyrgios had to fend off 37-year-old veteran Radek Stepanek in four sets on Tuesday – 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (9), 6-1 .

“To be honest, that’s a nightmare first round for anyone at Wimbledon. No one wants to play Radek here. I could pick 90 guys in the draw that I would rather have played first round,” Kyrgios said to press. “It was a fun match. We’re great friends. I knew it was going to be tough. When I lost the third set, I wasn’t really expecting anything less for him to compete and fight.”

Stepanek was trying to become the oldest man to win a match at a major since Jimmy Commors in 1992.

 

The Australian Kyrgios will get another tricky opponent in the second round when he takes on Germany’s serve-and-volleying  Dustin Brown who survived in five sets against Dusan Lajovic 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.  Brown defeated Rafael Nadal last year at Wimbledon in the second round.

Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki is still without a win at a major this year. The Dane lost in the first round of Melbourne and did play the French Open due to an ankle injury. She’s fallen in the rankings to No. 45 and will drop further due to her opening round loss to No. 14 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 6-4.

“It’s been uphill,” Wozniacki said of her 11-11 season. “But you just have to keep fighting, keep going at it, keep working hard, and hope eventually that’s going to turn and you’re going to take the chances you’re going to get.”

Wozniacki, chosen to carry the flag for Denmark in the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Rio, does not know if she will be eligible to participate. She did not fulfill her Fed Cup requirements due to injury.

 

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2016 Wimbledon – Day 2 Men’s Preview

2016 WIMBLEDON
DAY 2 MEN’S NOTES
Tuesday 28 June
1st Round Bottom Half

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Featured matches

No. 2 Andy Murray (GBR) v (WC) Liam Broady (GBR)
No. 4 Stan Wawrinka (SUI) v Taylor Fritz (USA)
No. 7 Richard Gasquet (FRA) v Aljaz Bedene (GBR)
No. 8 Dominic Thiem (AUT) v Florian Mayer (GER)
No. 10 Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Ivan Dodig (CRO)
No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Inigo Cervantes (ESP)
No. 15 Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v (WC) Radek Stepanek (CZE)
No. 18 John Isner (USA) v Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
No. 19 Bernard Tomic (AUS) v Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Stephane Robert (FRA) v Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)

•    World No. 2 Andy Murray gets his quest for a 2nd Wimbledon title underway with a 1st round encounter against compatriot Liam Broady on Centre Court. It is the first time there has been an all-British meeting at a Grand Slam since the 2006 US Open and the first time it has happened at Wimbledon since 2001.

•    2-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, who has lost in the 1st round here 5 times, will hope to avoid another early upset when he takes on promising 18-year-old Taylor Fritz on No.1 Court. A victory for Fritz would see the teenager record his first Grand Slam match-win, and become the lowest-ranked player to defeat Wawrinka at a major since No. 70 Lleyton Hewitt defeated him in the 1st round here in 2013.

•    2 of the pre-Wimbledon tournament winners Dominic Thiem and Florian Mayer face off on No.3 Court today. Thiem won the title at Stuttgart while Mayer lifted the trophy at Halle. No Stuttgart winner has ever won the Wimbledon title but the Halle champion has been crowned champion on 4 occasions.

•    At 37 years 226 days Radek Stepanek is looking to become the oldest man to win a match at a Grand Slam since Jimmy Connors at the 1992 US Open when he takes to No.2 Court against Nick Kyrgios. The Aussie youngster will have other ideas however as he seeks to replicate the kind of form which saw him reach the last 8 here in 2014.

•    Juan Martin del Potro returns to Grand Slam action for the first time since the 2014 Australian Open when he meets veteran Stephane Robert on Court 12. The Argentine missed most of the 2014 and 2015 seasons after having 3 separate surgeries on his left wrist.


NO. 2 ANDY MURRAY (GBR) v (WC) LIAM BROADY (GBR)  
Head-to-head: first meeting

This is 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. The last time there was an all-British encounter at Wimbledon was in 2001 when Barry Cowan defeated Mark Hilton in the 1st round and Tim Henman defeated Martin Lee in the 2nd round.

Murray and Broady are 2 of the 15 British players (men and women) to start in the singles main draws here – the most since 2006, when there were also 15. There are 9 British men starting the singles draw – the most since 2006 when 10 men started the singles draw here.

Murray has a 16-1 win-loss record against players at their home Grand Slam. His only loss to a player at their home major came against Gael Monfils at 2006 Roland Garros. He has defeated all 4 of the Australian players he has faced at the Australian Open, 8 of the 9 French players he has met at Roland Garros and all 4 of the American players he has played at the US Open. This is his first meeting with a Brit at Wimbledon.

Murray has played a Brit twice before – when he defeated Aljaz Bedene and Kyle Edmund at 2016 Queen’s. This is Broady’s first Tour-level meeting with a Brit.

Murray has never lost to a player ranked as low as No. 234 today’s opponent at Tour-level. The lowest-ranked player to defeat Murray is No. 154 Jean-Rene Lisnard at 2006 AMS Monte Carlo. The highest-ranked player Broady has defeated is No. 138 Marinko Matosevic in the 1st round here last year. He has a 0-3 record against Top 100 players.

    MURRAY    v    BROADY

    29    Age    22
    2    ATP Ranking (27 June)    235
    37    Titles    0
    165-39    Career Grand Slam Record    1-1
    46-9    Wimbledon Record    1-1
    585-171    Career Record    1-3
    95-17    Career Record – Grass    1-3
    33-6    2016 Record    0-1
    5-0    2016 Record – Grass    0-1
    22-7    Career Five-Set Record    1-0
    9    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
    167-103    Career Tiebreak Record    0-2
    10-5    2016 Tiebreak Record    0-1

•    2013 Wimbledon champion 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 Novak 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 has always won his opening match at Wimbledon. The last time he lost a Grand Slam 1st round match was at the 2008 Australian Open (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga). This is his 11th appearance here.

•    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 is one of 6 Grand Slam champions to start in the men’s main draw along with Marin Cilic, Juan Martin del Potro, Djokovic, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka.

•    Murray is the leading British man all-time in terms of Grand Slam match-wins with a 165-39 win-loss record.

•    Murray 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.

•    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. Great Britain will face Serbia in the quarterfinals in Belgrade on 15-17 July.

•    Murray reunited with Ivan Lendl, who coached him between 2012 and 2014, at 2016 Queen’s. His assistant coach is Jamie Delgado.

•    Wild card and lefthander BROADY is bidding to reach the 2nd round and equal his best Grand Slam performance.  

•    Last year here on his Grand Slam debut as a wild card Broady defeated Marinko Matosevic in 5 sets in the 1st round before losing to David Goffin in straight sets in the 2nd round. This is his 2nd Grand Slam appearance. He failed to qualify here in 2011 and 2012.

•    Broady’s 1st round victory here last year against Matosevic was his first Tour-level match-win in the first 5-set match of his career. It was his first match-win on grass (at any level) since July 2013 when he reached the semifinals at the Great Britain F14 Futures (l. Marcus Willis).

•    Broady has played primarily on the Challenger Circuit in 2016. His best performances are reaching the semifinals at Taipei (TPE) (l. Konstantin Kravchuk) and the quarterfinals at Busan (KOR) (l. John Millman).

•    Prior to coming here Broady reached the 2nd round as a wild card at the Surbiton Challenger (GBR) (d. Tim Smyczek, l. Luke Saville) but lost in the 1st round as a wild card at the Manchester Challenger (GBR) (l. Sam Groth), the Ilkley Challenger (GBR) (l. Grega Zemlja) and as a wild card at Nottingham (l. Daniel Evans).

•    This is Broady’s 4th career Tour-level event. In addition to 2015 Wimbledon and 2016 Nottingham, he also played as a wild card at 2012 Queen’s, where he lost in the 1st round to Gilles Muller. All 3 of his Tour-level events have been on grass.

•    Broady was ranked No. 2 in the ITF junior rankings in 2012. He finished runner-up at 2011 Junior Wimbledon
(l. Luke Saville) and at the 2012 Junior US Open (l. Filip Peliwo). He also won the 2010 Junior Wimbledon doubles title with Tom Farquharson and the 2012 Junior Australian Open doubles title with Joshua Ward-Hibbert.

•    Broady’s sister Naomi entered the women’s event here. She lost to No. 17 seed Elina Svitolina 62 63 in the 1st round on Monday.

•    Broady is coached by Nathan Rooney. His physical trainer is Ric Moylan.


NO. 4 STAN WAWRINKA (SUI) v TAYLOR FRITZ (USA)

Head-to-head: first meeting

    WAWRINKA    v    FRITZ

    31    Age    18
    5    ATP Ranking (27 June)    65
    14    Titles    0
    111-43    Career Grand Slam Record    0-2
    17-11    Wimbledon Record    0-0
    420-243    Career Record    10-12
    26-23    Career Record – Grass    2-4
    27-9    2016 Record    9-11
    0-1    2016 Record – Grass    1-3
    23-19    Career Five-Set Record    0-1
    6    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
    168-160    Career Tiebreak Record    5-2
    11-5    2016 Tiebreak Record    5-2
        
•    Last year here, WAWRINKA equalled his best Wimbledon performance by reaching the quarterfinals (l. Richard Gasquet). He also reached the quarterfinals in 2014 (l. Roger Federer) to complete a set of Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances.

•    Wawrinka has lost in the 1st round here 5 times – in 2005 (l. Fabrice Santoro), 2007 (l. Michael Llodra), 2010
(l. Denis Istomin), 2012 (l. Jurgen Melzer) and 2013 (l. Lleyton Hewitt). His loss to No. 70 Hewitt here in 2013 was the last time he was defeated by a player ranked as low as today’s opponent at a major.

•    Wawrinka is a 2-time Grand Slam champion. He won his first Grand Slam title in his first Grand Slam final at the 2014 Australian Open (d. Rafael Nadal) and also won 2015 Roland Garros (d. Novak Djokovic). He defeated both the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds en route to each of his Grand Slam wins and is the only player to have achieved the feat en route to winning a Grand Slam since Sergi Bruguera won 1993 Roland Garros. He is one of 6 Grand Slam champions to start in the men’s draw here.

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Wawrinka reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open, where he lost to Milos Raonic in 5-sets, and the semifinals at Roland Garros (l. Andy Murray). Aged 31 years 69 days, he was the oldest man to reach the last 4 at Roland Garros since Jimmy Connors (aged 32 years 280 days) in 1985.

•    Wawrinka has a 23-19 win-loss record in 5-set matches and a 1-4 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon.

•    Wawrinka warmed up for this year’s Wimbledon at Queen’s, where he fell to Fernando Verdasco in the 1st round. His career best grass court performances are reaching the final at 2013 ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Nicolas Mahut) and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2014 and 2015.

•    Wawrinka has played in every major since making his Grand Slam debut at 2005 Roland Garros. This is his 46th consecutive Grand Slam appearance and his 12th straight Wimbledon appearance.

•    Wawrinka has been seeded at every Grand Slam event he has played since the 2008 Australian Open. He is in joint-6th place with Tommy Robredo on the list for most consecutive seedings at a major with 35.

•    Wawrinka was the 2003 Roland Garros junior champion (d. Brian Baker) – the only junior Grand Slam event he contested.

•    Wawrinka started working with former world No. 2 Magnus Norman, whose best result at Wimbledon was reaching the 3rd round in 1997 and 1999, in 2013.

•    FRITZ is bidding to reach the 2nd round on his Wimbledon debut and record his best Grand Slam result.

•    Fritz is making his 3rd Grand Slam appearance. He lost in the 1st round on his 2 previous appearances at a major – as a qualifier at the 2016 Australian Open, where he fell to Jack Sock in 5-sets, and as a direct acceptance at 2016 Roland Garros (l. Borna Coric). He failed to qualify as a wild card at the US Open in 2014 and 2015.

•    Fritz’s career-best result is reaching his first Tour-level final in just his 3rd Tour-level event as a wild card at 2016 Memphis (l. Kei Nishikori). He was the 5th 18-year-old American to reach a Tour-level final in the last 30 years after Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, Andy Roddick and Pete Sampras. He broke into the Top 100 for the first time as a result.

•    Also in 2016, Fritz reached the quarterfinals as a qualifier at Acapulco (l. Sam Querrey). In Challenger play, he won the title at the Happy Valley Challenger (AUS) (d. Dudi Sela) and reached the semiifnals at the Le Gosier Challenger (GUD) (l. Malek Jaziri).

•    Fritz warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the 2nd round at Stuttgart (d. Fabrice Martin, l. Roger Federer). He climbed to a career-high ranking of No. 63 as a result. He fell in the 1st round as a wild card at Halle (l. Yuichi Sugita) and as a direct acceptance at Nottingham (l. Adrian Mannarino).

•    Fritz is bidding to record just his 3rd Tour-level match-win on grass. As well as defeating Martin at 2016 Nottingham, he also reached the 2nd round at 2015 Nottingham (d. Pablo Carreno Busta, l. Feliciano Lopez). This is his 5th Tour-level event on grass.

•    Fritz is bidding to end a 5-match losing streak against Top 20 opposition. The highest-ranked player he has defeated is No. 29 Steve Johnson at 2016 Memphis.

•    Fritz ended 2015 as the junior world No. 1 and was presented with the ITF Junior World Champion award during 2016 Roland Garros. In 2015, he won the boys’ singles title at the US Open (d. Tommy Paul) and finished runner-up in the boys’ singles at Roland Garros (l. Paul). He reached the semifinals of the boys’ singles at Wimbledon in 2014
(l. Noah Rubin) and 2015 (l. Reilly Opelka).

•    Also at junior level in 2015, Fritz finished runner-up at the inaugural ITF Junior Masters in Chengdu (l. Andrey Rublev). His runner-up finish saw him earn $13,000 in travel grants to help with his senior career.

•    Fritz, the youngest man in the draw at 18 years 256 days, is one of 3 teenagers to start the men’s main draw here along with Borna Coric and Alexander Zverev.

•    Both of Fritz’s parents were professional tennis players. His mother, Kathy, is a former Top 10 player.

•    Fritz got engaged to Raquel Pedraza during 2016 Roland Garros, proposing in front of the Eiffel Tower.

•    Fritz is coached by David Nainkin and Christian Groh. His fitness trainer is Rodney Marshall.

NO. 7 RICHARD GASQUET (FRA) v ALJAZ BEDENE (GBR)
Head-to-head: first meeting

    GASQUET    v    BEDENE

    30    Age    26
    10    ATP Ranking (27 June)    56
    13    Titles    0
    92-45    Career Grand Slam Record    4-12
    25-10    Wimbledon Record    1-3
    441-252    Career Record    49-64
    53-25    Career Record – Grass    5-8
    19-8    2016 Record    10-14
    0-1    2016 Record – Grass    2-2
    11-13    Career Five-Set Record    2-0
    2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
    151-130    Career Tiebreak Record    26-23
    5-2    2016 Tiebreak Record    8-8

•    Last year here, GASQUET equalled his best Wimbledon performance, and his best performance at a Grand Slam, by reaching the semifinals (l. Novak Djokovic). He also reached the last four here in 2007 (l. Roger Federer) and at the 2013 US Open (l. Rafael Nadal). This is his 11th Wimbledon appearance and his 47th major overall.

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Gasquet missed the Australian Open with a back injury, but reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the first time (l. Andy Murray).

•    In 2016, Gasquet won the title in his first tournament of the year at Montpellier (d. Paul-Henri Mathieu) and reached the round of 16 at 4 other events – Indian Wells-1000 (l. Marin Cilic), Miami-1000 (l. Tomas Berdych), Madrid-1000
(l. Kei Nishikori) and Rome-1000 (l. Nishikori).

•    Prior to coming here, Gasquet fell in the 1st round at Queen’s (l. Steve Johnson). His career-best grass court performance is winning the titles at Nottingham in 2005 (d. Max Mirnyi) and 2006 (d. Jonas Bjorkman).

•    Gasquet is one of 16 Frenchmen to start in the singles draw at Wimbledon this year – an Open Era record. The previous record was 15 in 2007, 2011 and 2013.

•    Gasquet was named ITF Junior Boys’ World Champion in 2002 after winning the boys’ singles at Roland Garros
(d. Laurent Recouderc) and the US Open (d. Marcos Baghdatis). He never played at Junior Wimbledon.

•    Gasquet is coached by Sergi Bruguera, who reached the round of 16 at 1994 Wimbledon, and Sebastien Grosjean, who is a 2-time Wimbledon semifinalist.

•    BEDENE is bidding to record his 50th Tour-level match-win.

•    Last year here Bedene recorded his first Wimbledon match-win when he defeated Radek Stepanek in 5-sets in the 1st round before losing to Viktor Troicki in the 2nd round. He is contesting his 4th Wimbledon and his 13th Grand Slam event overall.

•    Bedene’s best Grand Slam performance came at 2016 Roland Garros, where he reached the 3rd round (l. Novak Djokovic).

•    Prior to coming here, Bedene reached the 2nd round at both ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Bernard Tomic) and Queen’s
(l. Andy Murray).

•    Bedene’s best result of the year is reaching the semifinals at Chennai (l. Borna Coric). That result, and reaching the 3rd round at Roland Garros, are the only times he has recorded back-to-back Tour-level match-wins this year. He also reached the final at the Irving Challenger (USA) (l. Marcel Granollers).

•    Bedene is bidding for his first victory over a Top 10 opponent on his 10th attempt. The highest-ranked player he has defeated is No. 11 Gilles Simon at 2015 Winston Salem.

•    Bedene is one of 15 British players in the men’s and women’s singles’ draws at Wimbledon – the most since 2006 when there were also 15. 8 of them did not use wildcard entry. The last time as many as 8 British players played in the main draw at Wimbledon without using a wildcard was in 1985. 9 British men start the main draw here this year – the most since 2006 when there were 10.

•    Bedene was a member of the 18 & Under International Team in North America in 2007, funded by the Grand Slam Development Fund.

•    Bedene changed nationality from Slovenian to British in March 2015.

•    Bedene is coached by James Davidson. His fitness trainer is Martin Skinner.


NO. 8 DOMINIC THIEM (AUT) v FLORIAN MAYER (GER)
Head-to-head: Mayer leads 1-0
2016    Halle     Grass (O)     SF     Mayer     63 64

Florian Mayer won the pair’s only previous meeting, on grass in the semifinals at Halle earlier this month.

Thiem and Mayer are 2 of the pre-Wimbledon tournament winners. Thiem won the title at Stuttgart, while Mayer lifted the trophy at Halle.

    THIEM    v    MAYER

    22    Age    32
    8    ATP Ranking (27 June)    80
    7    Titles    2
    16-10    Career Grand Slam Record    36-37
    1-2    Wimbledon Record    15-9
    111-70    Career Record    228-221
    8-7    Career Record – Grass    33-18
    47-12    2016 Record    7-4
    6-1    2016 Record – Grass    6-1
    2-2    Career Five-Set Record    8-5
    1    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    3
    48-44    Career Tiebreak Record    81-74
    18-10    2016 Tiebreak Record    3-2

•    THIEM is bidding to reach the 2nd round and equal his best Wimbledon performance.

•    Last year here Thiem reached the 2nd round (d. Dudi Sela, l. Fernando Verdasco). On his only other appearance here in 2014 he lost to Luke Saville in the 1st round. This is his 3rd Wimbledon appearance and his 11th Grand Slam overall.

•    Thiem’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the semifinals at 2016 Roland Garros (l. Novak Djokovic). He became the 3rd Austrian man in history to reach a Grand Slam semifinal after Thomas Muster and Jurgen Melzer. He broke into the Top 10 for the first time at No. 7 as a result and plays here at No. 8.

•    Also in Grand Slam play in 2016 Thiem recorded a 3rd round finish at the Australian Open (l. David Goffin).

•    Thiem warmed up for Wimbledon by winning his first grass court title at Stuttgart (d. Philipp Kohlschreiber) and reaching the semifinals at Halle (l. today’s opponent).

•    Thiem’s title victory at Stuttgart ensured he has won titles on 3 different surfaces in 2016. He also won the titles at Buenos Aires (d. Nicolas Almagro), Acapulco (d. Bernard Tomic) and Nice (d. Alexander Zverev). He has won 47 matches so far in 2016 – the most of any player.

•    Thiem is a former junior world No. 2. He reached the boys’ singles final at Roland Garros as No. 14 seed in 2011, losing to Bjorn Fratangelo 36 63 86. As well as reaching the junior Roland Garros final, Thiem’s best junior result is winning the 2011 Orange Bowl.

•    Thiem joined the Austrian military as part of the country’s mandatory national service for 6 months from November 2014-April 2015, but continued to play on Tour during that time.

•    Thiem has been coached by Gunter Bresnik in Vienna since 2004. His physical trainer is Alex Stober.

•    MAYER is looking for his first match-win at Wimbledon since 2012. Last year here he lost to Juan Monaco in the 1st round.

•    Mayer’s Grand Slam highlight is reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2004 (l. Sebastien Grosjean) and 2012 (l. Novak Djokovic). This is his 10th Wimbledon appearance and his 38th Grand Slam overall.

•    Prior to coming here Mayer won his 2nd career title at Halle (d. Alexander Zverev) – 5 years after he won his first title at 2011 Bucharest (d. Pablo Andujar). At No. 192 he was the lowest-ranked player to win a title since No. 240 Nicolas Mahut at 2013 ‘s-Hertogenbosch. He also reached the quarterfinals as a qualifier at Stuttgart (l. Roger Federer).  

•    Mayer spent 12 months off the Tour between April 2014 and March 2015 with a groin injury He played 13 tournaments in 2015, finishing his season when he retired at the US Open with a torn right adductor tendon which kept him off the Tour until April 2016.

•    In Grand Slam play this year Mayer missed the Australian Open due to a right adductor injury and lost to Malek Jaziri in the 1st round at Roland Garros.

•    Mayer is bidding to end a 10-match losing streak against Top 10 players at the Grand Slams. He has recorded just one victory over a Top 10 player at the majors – when he defeated No. 3 Guillermo Coria in the 2nd round at 2004 Wimbledon. He has a 1-11 win-loss record against Top 10 players at the majors overall.

•    Mayer is on a 5-match winning streak in 5-set matches. He has an 8-5 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall and a 2-1 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon.

•    Mayer is one of the 49 men aged 30 or over to start this year’s Wimbledon main draw. This is a Wimbledon record for the most 30-somethings in the men’s singles event. The Grand Slam record for most men aged 30 or over is 51 at 2016 Roland Garros.

•    Mayer is coached by Tobias Summerer.

NO. 10 TOMAS BERDYCH (CZE) v IVAN DODIG (CRO)
Head-to-head: Berdych leads 1-0
2011     Chennai     Hard (O)     R16     Berdych    62 64

Berdych won the pair’s only previous meeting in straight sets at 2011 Chennai.

Berdych and Dodig are 2 of the 49 men aged 30 or over to start this year’s Wimbledon main draw. This is a Wimbledon record for the most 30-somethings in the men’s singles event. The Grand Slam record for most men aged 30 or over is 51 at 2016 Roland Garros.

    BERDYCH    v    DODIG

    30    Age    31
    9    ATP Ranking (27 June)    74
    12    Titles    1
    125-51    Career Grand Slam Record    15-22
    32-12    Wimbledon Record    4-4
    565-295    Career Record    118-138
    53-24    Career Record – Grass    17-13
    23-12    2016 Record    7-10
    0-1    2016 Record – Grass    1-2
    19-8    Career Five-Set Record    6-5
    2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    2
    188-157    Career Tiebreak Record    59-53
    6-6    2016 Tiebreak Record    6-1

•    2010 finalist BERDYCH is contesting his 13th consecutive Wimbledon. Last year here as No. 6 seed he fell in the round of 16 (l. Gilles Simon).

•    Berdych has lost in the 1st round here twice before – on his Wimbledon debut in 2004 (l. Julien Benneteau) and in 2012 (l. Ernests Gulbis).

•    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.

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Berdych reached his 6th straight quarterfinal at the Australian Open (l. Federer) and his 3rd career quarterfinal at Roland Garros (l. Djokovic).

•    Also in 2016, Berdych reached 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.

•    1 of Berdych’s 12 career singles titles has come on grass – at 2007 Halle (d. Marcos 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 Roger 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 has not lost to a player ranked as low as No. 74 Dodig at a Grand Slam since he fell to No. 109 Gael Monfils in the 1st round at 2013 Roland Garros. He has twice lost to a player ranked as low as Dodig at Wimbledon – falling in the 1st round to No. 80 Julien Benneteau in 2004 and No. 87 Ernests Gulbis in 2012.

•    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.

•    DODIG is competing in singles at Wimbledon for the first time since 2013.

•    Dodig failed to qualify here last year, falling to Horacio Zeballos in the final round of qualifying. He missed 2014 Wimbledon with a rib injury.

•    Dodig’s best Grand Slam performance is reaching the round of 16 here in 2013 (l. David Ferrer), when he benefitted from the retirements of Philipp Kohlshcreiber in the 1st round and Igor Sijsling in the 3rd round. He was the 5th Croatian man in the Open Era to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon. He also reached his first Grand Slam doubles final at 2013 Wimbledon with Marcelo Melo, falling to No. 1 seeds Bob/Mike Bryan.  

•    In Grand Slam play in 2016, Dodig reached the 2nd round at Roland Garros (d. Mikhail Youzhny, l. Fernando Verdasco) but fell in the 1st round at the Australian Open (l. Quentin Halys).  

•    Dodig’s best result in 2016 is reaching the quarterfinals at Munich (l. Dominic Thiem) – the only time he has recorded back-to-back Tour-level match-wins in 2016. He also reached the final at the Canberra Challenger (AUS) (l. Paolo Lorenzi) and the semifinals at the Irving Challenger (USA) (l. Marcel Granollers).

•    Dodig has lost 15 of his last 16 matches against Top 10 opposition. His only win against a Top 10 player in that time came against No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at 2013 Tokyo. Dodig has defeated a Top 10 player on grass once before – when he defeated No. 5 Tsonga at 2012 Queen’s.

•    Dodig’s best Grand Slam win came against No. 18 Kohlschreiber – the No. 16 seed – in the 1st round here in 2013. Prior to then, the last time he defeated a seeded opponent at a Grand Slam was at the 2010 US Open when he defeated No. 27 Fernando Gonzalez. He has a 4-8 record against seeded opposition at the majors.

•    Dodig warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the 2nd round at Nottingham (d. Julien Benneteau, l. Kevin Anderson)  after a 1st round defeat at ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Tatsuma Ito). He is a former grass court finalist – finishing runner up as No. 4 seed at 2011 ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Dmitry Tursunov).

•    Dodig entered the men’s doubles here as No. 5 seed with Melo. The pair will play Paul Henri Mathieu/Benoit Paire in the 1st round.

•    Dodig has played Davis Cup since 2002 and has a 13-26 overall win-loss record. He won the doubles alongside Franko Skugor in Croatia’s 3-2 World Group first round tie against Belgium in March. Croatia will play USA in the World Group quarterfinals in Portland on 15-17 July.

•    Dodig is coached by his brother, Mladen Dodig.


NO. 12 JO-WILFRIED TSONGA (FRA) v INIGO CERVANTES (ESP)
Head-to-head: first meeting

    TSONGA    v    CERVANTES
    
    31    Age    26
    12    ATP Ranking (27 June)    75
    12    Titles    0
    100-33    Career Grand Slam Record    1-3
    24-8    Wimbledon Record    1-1
    368-172    Career Record    14-24
    40-17    Career Record – Grass    1-2
    17-9    2016 Record    10-16
    0-0    2016 Record – Grass    0-1
    14-7    Career Five-Set Record    1-0
    3    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
    171-125    Career Tiebreak Record    5-10
    6-6    2016 Tiebreak Record    5-7

•    This is TSONGA’S 9th Wimbledon appearance and his 34th major overall. He has never lost in the 1st round here.

•    Last year here, Tsonga lost to Ivo Karlovic in the 3rd round.

•    Tsonga’s best Wimbledon performance is reaching the semifinals on 2 occasions – in 2011 (l. Novak Djokovic) and in 2012 (l. Andy Murray).

•    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.

•    Tsonga’s victory over Marcos Baghdatis in the 2nd round at Roland Garros was his 100th Grand Slam match-win. He is looking to close the gap on Jean Borotra (103 Grand Slam match-wins) and Henri Cochet (102) on the list of Frenchmen with the most Grand Slam match-wins.

•    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 did not compete in a grass-court warm-up prior to coming here. In the Open Era, just 7 different men have won the Wimbledon title without playing warm-up event on grass.
    
•    Tsonga is one of 16 Frenchmen in the men’s singles draw at Wimbledon this year – an Open Era record. The previous record was 15 in 2007, 2011 and 2013.

•    Tsonga has won 14 of the 18 matches he has played against Spanish opposition at Grand Slams. He has never lost to a Spanish player at Wimbledon.

•    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 is coached by Thierry Ascione and Nicolas Escude, who reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2001.

•    CERVANTES is contesting his 2nd Wimbledon and his 4th major overall.

•    Cervantes’ best performance here – and at a major – is reaching the 2nd round as a qualifier on his Grand Slam debut in 2012 (l. Mikhail Youzhny).

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Cervantes made his debut at the Australian Open but fell in the 1st round to Evgeny Donskoy. He also made his debut at Roland Garros, losing in the 1stg round to Dominic Thiem.

•    Prior to coming here, Cervantes lost in the 1st round at ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Igor Sijsling) in his only grass-court warm-up event.

•    Cervantes’ best result of the year is reaching the semifinals at Sao Paulo (l. Pablo Carreno Busta). This is the only time he has recorded back-to-back Tour-level match-wins in 2016.

•    Cervantes has never beaten a French player in a Tour-level match. He has lost both his previous meetings with French opponents, to Lucas Pouille at 2015 Hamburg and to Benoit Paire at 2016 Monte Carlo-1000.

•    Cervantes has never defeated a player ranked as high as No. 12 today’s opponent. The best win of his career came against No. 34 Dmitry Tursunov at 2014 Barcelona. The highest-ranked player Cervantes has faced is No. 14 Milos Raonic at 2016 Indian Wells-1000.

•    Cervantes is coached by Javier Ferrer and Israel Vior. His fitness trainer is Jaume Ros.
        


NO. 15 NICK KYRGIOS (AUS) v (WC) RADEK STEPANEK (CZE)
Head-to-head: Kyrgios leads 1-0
2013     Roland Garros     Clay (O)     R128     Kyrgios     76(4) 76(8) 76(11)

    KYRGIOS    v    STEPANEK

    21    Age    37
    18    ATP Ranking (27 June)    121
    1    Titles    5
    20-12    Career Grand Slam Record    57-52
    7-2    Wimbledon Record    19-13
    59-39    Career Record    378-296
    9-5    Career Record – Grass    43-28
    23-9    2016 Record    7-6
    0-1    2016 Record – Grass    2-1
    3-1    Career Five-Set Record    15-24
    2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    6
    49-30    Career Tiebreak Record    159-150
    15-3    2016 Tiebreak Record    1-6

•    KYRGIOS is making his 3rd Wimbledon appearance and his 13th appearance at a major overall. Last year here he recorded a round of 16 finish (l. Richard Gasquet).

•    On his Wimbledon debut as a wild card in 2014, Kyrgios became the first man to reach the quarterfinals on their Wimbledon debut since Florian Mayer in 2004. Ranked No. 144, he defeated world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the round of 16 to become the lowest-ranked player to defeat a world No. 1 at a Grand Slam since No. 193 Andrei Olhovskiy defeated Jim Courier in the 3rd round at 1992 Wimbledon. Aged 19 years 70 days, he was the first teenager to defeat a No. 1 at a major since Nadal (aged 19 years 2 days) defeated Roger Federer at 2005 Roland Garros.

•    Kyrgios’ best Grand Slam result is reaching the quarterfinals here in 2014 (l. Milos Raonic) and at the 2015 Australian Open (l. Andy Murray).

•    Kyrgios warmed up for Wimbledon at Queen’s, where he fell to Raonic in the 1st round.

•    Kyrgios’ best result in 2016 is winning his first career title at Marseille (d. Marin Cilic), unseeded he defeated 2 Top 10 players (Gasquet and Tomas Berdych) plus Grand Slam champion Cilic to win the title.

•    In Grand Slam play this year Kyrgios lost in the 3rd round at both the Australian Open (l. Berdych) and Roland Garros (l. Gasquet).

•    Kyrgios is on a 3-match winning streak in 5-set matches. He won his only 5-set match at Wimbledon against Gasquet in the 2nd round here in 2014, saving 9 match points to equal the record for the most match points saved by a winner of a Grand Slam match in the Open Era. He has a 3-1 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    Kyrgios is a 2-time Wimbledon junior doubles champion, winning the title in 2012 (with Andrew Harris) and 2013 (with Thanasi Kokkinakis). He has also won the 2012 Junior Roland Garros doubles title (with Harris) and the 2013 junior Australian Open singles title (d. Kokkinakis).

•    At 37 years 226 days wild card STEPANEK is looking to become the oldest man to win a match at a Grand Slam since Jimmy Connors (40 years 11 days) reached the 2nd round at the 1992 US Open.

•    Stepanek is bidding to become the oldest man to win a match at Wimbledon since Connors (38 years 308 days) reached the 3rd round at 1991 Wimbledon.  

•    Last year here Stepanek lost in the 1st round in 5 sets to Aljaz Bedene. This is his 14th Wimbledon appearance and his 53rd Grand Slam overall.

•    Stepanek’s best Wimbledon – and Grand Slam – result is reaching the quarterfinals at 2006 Wimbledon where as No. 14 seed he lost to Jonas Bjorkman in 5 sets. It was his 3rd straight 5-set match, having comeback from 0-2 down to defeat Juan Carlos Ferrero in the 3rd round and then defeated Fernando Verdasco in the round of 16. He has a 6-5 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon and a 15-24 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    On grass this year Stepanek reached the quarterfinals as a qualifier at Stuttgart (l. Philipp Kohlschreiber).

•    Stepanek has won just 7 Tour-level matches this year. His best results in 2016 are reaching the quarterfinals at Stuttgart and the 3rd round as a qualifier at Barcelona (l. Andrey Kuznetsov).

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Stepanek reached the 2nd round as a qualifier at the Australian Open (l. Stan Wawrinka) and lost in the 1st round as a qualifier at Roland Garros having extended Andy Murray to 5-sets.

•    Stepanek struggled with a back injury in 2015, only starting his season in April and winning just 7 Tour-level matches all year. He dropped out of the Top 100 in April 2015 for the first time since July 2007. He dropped as low as No. 369 in the rankings on 20 July – his lowest ranking since December 2001. He plays here at No. 121.

•    Stepanek is a 2-time Grand Slam men’s doubles champion having won the 2012 Australian Open and the 2013 US Open titles with Leander Paes. He has won 18 career doubles titles, most recently at 2015 Bogota with Edouard Roger-Vasselin. He has entered the men’s doubles here with Nenad Zimonjic. The No. 14 seeds will play Steve Johnson/Sam Querrey in the 1st round.

•    Stepanek is coached by Petr Korda, who reached the quarterfinals here in 1998.


NO. 18 JOHN ISNER (USA) v MARCOS BAGHDATIS (CYP)    

Head-to-head: Isner leads 6-0
2009    Los Angeles        Hard (O)    R16    Isner        63 76(11)
2011    Montreal-1000        Hard (O)    R64    Isner        63 64
2011    Winston-Salem        Hard (O)    QF    Isner        16 63 64
2011     US Open        Hard (O)    R128    Isner         76(2) 76(11) 26 64
2013    Washington        Hard (O)    QF    Isner        67(5) 64 64
2015     Atlanta            Hard (O)    FR    Isner        63 63

A 7th career meeting for the 2 players, but their first away from the North American hard court circuit.

Isner defeated Baghdatis to win his 10th – and most recent – career title in their last meeting at 2015 Atlanta.

    ISNER    v    BAGHDATIS

    31    Age    31
    17    ATP Ranking (27 June)    40
    10    Titles    4
    51-32    Career Grand Slam Record    58-43
    7-7    Wimbledon Record    19-10
    302-187    Career Record    328-230
    31-18    Career Record – Grass    47-31
    14-10    2016 Record    19-12
    3-1    2016 Record – Grass    4-3
    6-14    Career Five-Set Record    16-8
    1    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    3
    297-175    Career Tiebreak Record    138-103
    16-16    2016 Tiebreak Record    11-3

•    ISNER is bidding to reach the 2nd round here for the 6th time.

•    Isner has twice lost in the 1st round at Wimbledon – falling to Ernests Gulbis on his debut here in 2008 and to Alejandro Falla as No. 11 seed in 2012.

•    Last year here Isner equalled his best Wimbledon performance by reaching the 3rd round (l. Marin Cilic). He also reached the 3rd round in 2014 (l. Feliciano Lopez). This is his 8th Wimbledon appearance.

•    Isner’s 64 36 67(7) 76(3) 70-68 1st round defeat of Nicolas Mahut at 2010 Wimbledon played over 3 days set the record for the longest tennis match in history in terms of number of games and duration. The match lasted 11 hours 5 minutes and totalled 183 games. The final set alone lasted 8 hours 11 minutes. In comparison, the fewest games played through 7 rounds to win a Grand Slam Open Era men’s singles title is 147, by Guillermo Vilas at the 1977 US Open.

•    Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam at which Isner has failed to reach the round of 16. He has had better results at other grass court events, winning 2 career grass court titles at Newport in 2011 (d. Oliver Rochus) and 2012
(d. Lleyton Hewitt). He was also a semifinalist at 2013 Newport (l. Hewitt) and a quarterfinalist at the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event held at the All England Club (l. Roger Federer).

•    Isner warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the 2nd round at Queen’s (d. Juan Martin del Potro, l. Gilles Muller). He also won 2 matches on grass in USA’s 3-1 Davis Cup victory over Australia at Kooyong in March.

•    Isner has played Davis Cup for USA since 2010, compiling a 12-9 win-loss record. USA will host Croatia in the World Group quarterfinals in Portland on 15-17 July.

•    Isner’s career-best Grand Slam performance is reaching the quarterfinals at the 2011 US Open (l. Andy Murray). This is his 33rd Grand Slam overall.

•    In Grand Slam play in 2016, Isner reached the round of 16 at both the Australian Open (l. David Ferrer) and at Roland Garros (l. Murray). His other 2016 highlights include reaching the  semifinals at Houston (l. Jack Sock) and the round of 16 at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Kei Nishikori).

•    Isner is currently without a coach. His fitness trainer is Kyle Morgan.

•    Former Grand Slam finalist BAGHDATIS is bidding to reach the 2nd round here for the 8th time.

•    Last year here, Baghdatis advanced to the 3rd round for the first time since 2012, falling to David Goffin. This is his 11th Wimbledon appearance and his 44th Grand Slam overall.

•    Baghdatis is a former Wimbledon semifinalist. He reached the last 4 here as No. 18 seed in 2006, defeating Andy Murray in the round of 16 and Lleyton Hewitt in the quarterfinals, before losing to Rafael Nadal. In 2007, he went on to reach the quarterfinals as No. 10 seed (l. Novak Djokovic).

•    Baghdatis’s career-best grass court performance away from Wimbledon is reaching the final at 2007 Halle
(l. Tomas Berdych) and the semifinals at 2015 Nottingham (l. Denis Istomin).

•    Baghdatis has lost 14 of his last 15 matches against Top 20 opposition at the Grand Slams. His only win in that time came against No. 20 Kevin Anderson at the 2013 US Open. He has defeated a Top 20 opponent at Wimbledon on 2 occasions – defeating No. 9 Hewitt in 2006 and No. 4 Nikolay Dayvdenko in 2007.

•    Baghdatis warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the quarterfinals at both Halle (l. Alexander Zverev) and Nottingham (l. Pablo Cuevas) after a 1st round defeat at Stuttgart (l. Jan-Lennard Struff).

•    Also in 2016 Baghdatis reached the final at Dubai (l. Stan Wawrinka) and the quarterfinals as a wild card at Montpellier (l. Richard Gasquet) and as a direct acceptance at Houston (l. Jack Sock).

•    Baghdatis’s best Grand Slam performance is finishing runner-up unseeded at the 2006 Australian Open. He defeated 3 Top 10 players before losing to No. 1 Roger Federer in the final.

•    At the Grand Slams in 2016, Baghdatis fell in the 1st round at the Australian Open (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga) and reached the 2nd round at Roland Garros, defeating Gilles Muller before losing to Tsonga in 5-sets. He has a 3-2 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon and a 16-8 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    Baghdatis is a former Top 10 player. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 8 on 21 August 2006 but plays here ranked No. 40.

•    Baghdatis has not lost a Davis Cup singles rubber since 2003. He won 4 singles matches at the Europe Zone Group III event in Tallinn, Estonia in March to extend his winning streak to 36 – surpassing Bjorn Borg (33 straight wins) and setting a new Davis Cup record for consecutive wins.

•    Baghdatis was a member of the ITF Touring Team (funded by the Grand Slam Development Fund) to the 1999 Orange Bowl.

•    Baghdatis is coached by Dejan Vojnovic.

NO. 19 BERNARD TOMIC (AUS) v FERNANDO VERDASCO (ESP)
Head-to-head: Tomic leads 4-1
2009    Brisbane         Hard (O)     R32     Verdasco     64 62
2012     Australian Open    Hard (O)    R128    Tomic        46 67(3) 64 62 75
2014    Stockholm        Hard (I)        QF    Tomic        06 64 76(6)
2015    Shanghai        Hard (O)    R64    Tomic        63 76(3)
2016    Queen’s         Grass (O)    R16    Tomic        67(2) 64 64

A 2nd meeting for the 2 players in as many weeks, having also played at Queen’s earlier this month. Tomic won that encounter to extend his winning streak against Verdasco to 4.

Their only previous Grand Slam meeting went to 5-sets with Tomic fighting back from two-sets-to-love down to win.

    TOMIC    v    VERDASCO

    23    Age    32
    19    ATP Ranking (27 June)    53
    3    Titles    7
    34-25    Career Grand Slam Record    94-52
    10-6    Wimbledon Record    22-13
    148-130    Career Record    447-323
    24-21    Career Record – Grass    44-30
    19-15    2016 Record    18-13
    5-3    2016 Record – Grass    2-2
    7-2    Career Five-Set Record    22-19
    2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    5
    85-74    Career Tiebreak Record    172-182
    7-12    2016 Tiebreak Record    10-9

•    TOMIC is making his 7th appearance at Wimbledon and his 27th Grand Slam overall. Last year here he lost to Novak Djokovic in the 3rd round.

•    Tomic’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the quarterfinals as a qualifier at 2011 Wimbledon (l. Djokovic). He was the youngest man since Boris Becker in 1986 to reach the last 8 here.
 
•    At the Grand Slams in 2016, Tomic reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. Andy Murray) and the 2nd round at Roland Garros (l. Borna Coric).  

•    Tomic’s 2016 highlight is reaching the final at Acapulco (l. Dominic Thiem). He also reached the semfinals at Brisbane and Queen’s, losing to Milos Raonic on both occasions. As well as playing at Queen’s prior to coming here, he also reached the quarterfinals at ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Nicolas Mahut).

•    Tomic reached a career-high ranking of No. 17 following his semifinal finish at Brisbane earlier this year and plays here at No. 19. He has won 3 career singles titles, all of which have come on hard court – most recently at 2015 Bogota (d. Adrian Mannarino).

•    Tomic has won all 3 of his 5-set matches at Wimbledon. He has a 7-2 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    Tomic had an outstanding junior career, winning the 2008 Australian Open junior title at the age of 15, and the 2009 US Open junior title. He was twice a semifinalist at junior Wimbledon, as No. 1 seed in 2008 (l. Henri Kontinen) and as No. 3 seed in 2009 (l. Andrey Kuznetsov).

•    Tomic is coached by his father John.

•    Lefthander VERDASCO is bidding to reach the 2nd round at Wimbledon for the 11th time.

•    Verdasco’s best Wimbledon performance came in 2013 when he reached the quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Andy Murray in 5 sets. This is his 14th straight Wimbledon appearance and his 53rd Grand Slam overall.

•    Last year here Verdasco reached the 3rd round after recording back-to-back 5-set wins over Martin Klizan 46 62 63 67(5) 1311 and Dominic Thiem 57 64 57 63 64 before falling to Stan Wawrinka. He has a 22-19 win-loss record in 5-set matches and a 4-5 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon.

•    Verdasco’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the semifinals as No. 14 seed at the 2009 Australian Open, losing to Rafael Nadal 67(4) 64 76(2) 67(1) 64 in 5 hours 14 minutes.

•    Verdasco has played at every Grand Slam event since making his debut at 2003 Wimbledon. This is his 53rd straight major. Only 1 man has a longer active streak: Feliciano Lopez (58) [see Preview page 7].

•    Prior to coming here, Verdasco reached the 2nd round at Queen’s (d. Stan Wawrinka, l. today’s opponent) and the 3rd round at Nottingham (d. Victor Estrella Burgos, l. Kevin Anderson) (after receiving a 1st round bye).

•    Verdasco’s best result in 2016 is winning the title at Bucharest (d. Lucas Pouille) – his first title since April 2014.

•    None of Verdasco’s 7 career titles have come on grass. He has reached one grass court final, at 2008 Nottingham (l. Ivo Karlovic).

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Verdasco reached the 2nd round at the Australian Open (d. Rafael Nadal, l. Dudi Sela) and the 3rd round at Roland Garros (l. Kei Nishikori).

•    Verdasco is a former Top 10 player having recorded a career-high ranking of No. 7 in April 2009. He plays here ranked No. 53.

•    Verdasco is coached by David Sanchez and Sergio Perez.

STEPHANE ROBERT (FRA) v JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO (ARG)
Head-to-head: first meeting

    ROBERT    v    DEL POTRO

    36    Age    27
    79    ATP Ranking (27 June)    165
    0    Titles    18
    10-17    Career Grand Slam Record    63-26
    1-3    Wimbledon Record    14-6
    28-49    Career Record    325-135
    3-5    Career Record – Grass    32-14
    6-6    2016 Record    11-7
    1-1    2016 Record – Grass    3-2
    2-3    Career Five-Set Record    4-9
    1    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
    19-15    Career Tiebreak Record    109-85

•    ROBERT is making his 4th Wimbledon appearance. He has only won one match here in 3 previous attempts – in 2013 (d. Alejandro Falla, l. Benoit Paire). This is Robert’s 18th appearance at a major.

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Robert reached the 3rd round as a qualifier at the Australian Open (l. Gael Monfils) and equalled his career-best performance at Roland Garros by reaching the 2nd round as a wild card (l. Alexander Zverev).

•    In 2014, Robert became the first lucky loser to reach the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. Andy Murray). This is his best Grand Slam performance.
    
•    Robert’s best result in 2016 is reaching the 3rd round at the Australian Open – the only time he has recorded back-to-back Tour-level match-wins this year. He also won the New Delhi Challenger (IND) (d. Saketh Myneni) and reached the final at both the Guadalajara Challenger (MEX) (l. Malek Jaziri) and the Prague Challenger (CZE) (l. Adam Pavlasek).

•    Prior to coming here, Robert reached the 2nd round as a qualifier at Nottingham (l. Pablo Cuevas).

•    Robert is one of 16 Frenchmen in the men’s singles draw at Wimbledon this year – an Open Era record. The previous record was 15 in 2007, 2011 and 2013.

•    Robert has entered the men’s doubles draw here alongside Dudi Sela. The pair will play Marcos Baghdatis/Mikhail Youzhny in the 1st round.

•    Robert is one of 49 men aged 30 or over to start this year’s Wimbledon main draw. This is a Wimbledon record for the most 30-somethings in the men’s singles event. The Grand Slam record for most men aged 30 or over is 51 at 2016 Roland Garros.

•    DEL POTRO is contesting his 7th Wimbledon and his 28th major overall. This is his first appearance at a Grand Slam since the 2014 Australian Open.

•    Del Potro underwent left wrist surgery in March 2014 and made his comeback in January 2015. He contested 2 events in 2015 before having further surgery on his left wrist. He made his return from a 3rd wrist surgery at 2016 Delray Beach in February, where he reached the semifinals (l. Sam Querrey).

•    Del Potro withdrew from Roland Garros this year to focus on the grass season.
    
•    Del Potro’s best Grand Slam performance is winning the 2009 US Open (d. Roger Federer). His best performance at Wimbledon came on his last appearance here in 2013, when he reached the semifinals (l. Novak Djokovic).

•    Prior to coming here, Del Potro reached the semifinals at Stuttgart (l. Philipp Kohlschreiber) but fell in the opening round at Queen’s (l. John Isner).
    
•    Del Potro’s best result in 2016 is reaching the semifinals at Delray Beach (l. Querrey) and at Stuttgart
(l. Kohlschreiber). He also reached the quarterfinals at Munich (l. Kohlschreiber).

•    Del Potro is on an 8-match winning streak against French opposition. He has not lost to a French player since 2013 Rome, when he fell to Benoit Paire. He has won 42 of his 53 matches against French opponents.

•    Del Potro is working with Dani Vallverdu for 2016 Wimbledon.
    
**Statistics provided by the ITF and Grand Slam Media

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