June 28, 2016

Novak Djokovic Wins French Open Title to Complete “Career Grand Slam” and win Fourth Straight Major Title

Djokovic thumbs up-001

(June 5, 2016) Novak Djokovic became the first man since Rod Laver won a calendar Grand Slam in 1969 to win four straight major titles, winning the French Open on Sunday over Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to complete a career Grand Slam. Djokovic is just the third man to hold all four majors titles at the same time which includes Don Budge 1938 and Rod Laver in 1962 and 1969.

The title gives No. 1 Djokovic his 12 major titles, tying him with Roy Emerson on the all-time list, behind Roger Federer with 17, Rafael Nadal and Pete Sampras with 14. The Serb is the eighth man to complete a career “Grand Slam” joining Don Budge, Fred Perry, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal. The 29-year-old is now 12-11 in major finals.

“It’s a thrilling moment,” said Djokovic. “One of the most beautiful I have had in my career. “It’s incredibly flattering to know that Rod Laver is the last one that managed to do that. There are not many words that can describe it. It’s one of the ultimate challenges that you have as a tennis player. I’m very proud and very thrilled. It’s hard for me to reflect on what has happened before and what’s going to happen after. I’m just so overwhelmed with having this trophy next to me that I’m just trying to enjoy this moment.”

“Perhaps the greatest moment of my career.”

After completing the victory, Djokovic took a page out of former Roland Garros champion Gustavo Kuerten’s book, by drawing a heart in the clay and laying on his back inside it to celebrate.

“The most important thing for me is that I wrote down that heart, like Guga did,” Djokovic said after the match. “He gave me the permission to do this. The most important is that I felt the love, and drawing a heart means I will remain on this court with you every day.”

“This is Novak’s day,” Murray said during the trophy ceremony. “Winning all four Grand Slams at once is a great achievement. This is something that is so rare in tennis. What he’s achieved the last 12 months is phenomenal. I’m proud to be part of it today.”

Djokovic has now won 28 matches in a row in major tournaments dating back to last year’s French Open final.

His collection of majors: 6 Australian Opens, 1 Roland Garros, 3 Wimbledons and two U.S. Opens.

The French Open crown marks his 65 title, which puts him at number six on the all-time list behind Jimmy Connors (109), Ivan Lendl (94), Roger Federer (88), John McEnroe (77) and Rafael Nadal (69).

Djokovic is now halfway through a calendar Grand Slam, winning the Australian and French Opens. The last time a man won the first two majors in a year was Jim Courier in 1992.

 

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Garbine Muguruza Defeats Serena Williams to Win Roland Garros for First Major Title

(June 4, 2016) Garbine Muguruza joined the list of first-time major winners when she defeated 21-time major champion and world No. 1 Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 to capture the Roland Garros title on Saturday in Paris. Muguruza denied history for Williams as the American was trying to win her 22nd major, which would have equaled Steffi Graf for most in Open Era. The Spanish woman reversed the result of last year’s Wimbledon final where she lost to Williams.

For the woman born in Venezuela, it was just the sixth tournament title of her career and first on clay.

Muguruza broke Williams’ powerful serve twice in each set. The 22-year old fought off break points in the fourth game of the first set to stay even at 2-2 and broke serve for 3-2. Williams evened things up and broke in the eighth game for 4-4. They stayed even until the eleventh game when Muguruza broke serve and fended off break points to close the set 7-5.

The second set began with three straight service breaks. Muguruza held onto the break lead and missed out on four match points on Williams’ serve in ninth game. She closed out the match on her serve with a lob winner on the line which she did not realize landed in. Even Williams applauded the winning shot.

Muguruza became the first Spanish woman to win Paris since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in 1998.

There were reports that Williams was dealing a with adductor injury. Asked about it, she said: “It was OK. I’m not one to ever make excuses and say, like, ‘Oh, my adductor was hurting,’ or whatever. At the end of the day I didn’t play the game I needed to play to win and she did. Adductor or not, she played to win.”

Williams talked about how close the match was:”She won the first set by one point. I mean, that just goes to show you, you really have to play the big points well, and she played the big points really well.”

“She has a bright future, obviously.”

“She knows how to play on the big stage and … clearly, she knows how to win Grand Slams.”

“Garbine played unbelievable.” “The only thing I can do is just keep trying.”

“I can’t explain with words what this day means to me,” Muguruza said.

“I have grown up playing on clay,” Muguruza said during the trophy presentation, “so for Spain, and for me, this is amazing.”

Muguruza will see her ranking move up from No. 4 to No. 2 as of Monday.

 

More to follow…..

 

 

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Tale of the Tape – Novak Djokovic Versus Andy Murray for Roland Garros Title

2016 Roland Garros
Men’s Day 15 Preview
Sunday 5 June
Final

NO. 1 NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) v NO. 2 ANDY MURRAY (GBR)

2016 Roland Garros marks the 115th edition of the French Championships and the 86th tournament since the event became international in 1925. It is also the 193rd Grand Slam tournament of the Open Era, the first of which was 1968 Roland Garros, making this the 49th French Open.

Prize money and ATP ranking points

Today’s champion receives €2,000,000 in prize money, while the runner-up collects €1,000,000. In total, the men’s singles prize fund for 2016 Roland Garros is €12,032,000, a 15.6% increase on 2015. The winner is also awarded 2000 ATP ranking points, with the runner-up receiving 1200.

ATP rankings update

Djokovic and Murray will remain at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, when the ATP rankings are updated on Monday 6 June. Here’s how the rest of the Top 10 will look on Monday.

1    Novak Djokovic
2    Andy Murray
3    Roger Federer
4    Rafael Nadal
5    Stan Wawrinka
6    Kei Nishikori
7    Dominic Thiem
8    Tomas Berdych
9    Milos Raonic
10    Richard Gasquet

No. 1 v No. 2

The last time the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds met in the Roland Garros final was in 2014, when No. 1 Rafael Nadal defeated No. 2 Djokovic. It is the 9th time the Top 2 seeds have met in the Roland Garros final in the Open Era, with the No. 2 seed holding a 6-2 win-loss record against the No. 1 seed in finals here. The only victories for the No. 1 seed over the No. 2 seed here came in 1978, when No. 1 Bjorn Borg defeated No. 2 Guillermo Vilas, and 2014, when No. 1 Nadal defeated No. 2 Djokovic.
This the 4th consecutive meeting between the Top 2 seeds at a Grand Slam. The last time the No. 2 seed defeated the No. 1 seed in a Grand Slam final was at the 2013 US Open, when Nadal defeated Djokovic.
The last time the No. 1 seed played the No. 2 seed in a Grand Slam final when neither player had won that Grand Slam before was at 1984 Roland Garros, when No. 2 Ivan Lendl beat No. 1 John McEnroe.

2016 leaders
Djokovic is in 1st place while Murray is in 5th place for the most Tour-level match-wins in 2016.

Most wins in 2016
Novak Djokovic    43-3
Dominic Thiem         41-11
Kei Nishikori        32-10
Rafael Nadal         29-8
Andy Murray        28-5

Murray is in joint-3rd place for most clay court wins in 2016 with an 18-2 win-loss record this year. Djokovic is in 6th place with a 15-2 win-loss record on clay so far this year.

Most clay court wins in 2016
Dominic Thiem        25-6
Rafael Nadal        21-4
Pablo Carreno Busta    18-11
Andy Murray         18-2
Pablo Cuevas        17-6
Novak Djokovic    15-2

Djokovic tops the list for the most titles won this year with 5. Murray, meanwhile, is bidding to win his 2nd title of 2016 and join the 5 men to have won multiple titles this year.

Most titles in 2016
Novak Djokovic        5         Doha, Australian Open, Indian Wells-1000, Miami-1000, Madrid-1000
Dominic Thiem          3          Buenos Aires, Acapulco, Nice
Stan Wawrinka             3           Chennai, Dubai, Geneva
Pablo Cuevas            2            Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
Rafael Nadal             2           Monte Carlo-1000, Barcelona

Head-to-head: Djokovic leads 23-10
2006    AMS Madrid        Hard (I)        R16    Djokovic    16 75 63
2007    AMS Indian Wells    Hard (O)    SF    Djokovic    62 63
2007    AMS Miami        Hard (O)    SF    Djokovic    61 60
2008    AMS Monte Carlo    Clay (O)    R16    Djokovic    60 64
2008    AMS Toronto        Hard (O)    QF    Murray        63 76(3)
2008    AMS Cincinnati        Hard (O)    FR    Murray        76(4) 76(5)
2009    Miami-1000        Hard (O)    FR    Murray        62 75
2011    Australian Open    Hard (O)    FR    Djokovic    64 62 63
2011    Rome-1000        Clay (O)    SF    Djokovic    61 36 76(2)
2011    Cincinnati-1000        Hard (O)    FR    Murray        64 3-0 ret. (right shoulder injury)
2012    Australian Open    Hard (O)    SF    Djokovic    63 36 67(4) 61 75
2012    Dubai            Hard (O)    SF    Murray        62 75
2012    Miami-1000        Hard (O)    FR    Djokovic    61 76(4)
2012    Olympic Tennis Event    Grass (O)    SF    Murray        75 75
2012    US Open        Hard (O)    FR    Murray        76(10) 75 26 36 62
2012    Shanghai-1000        Hard (O)    FR    Djokovic    57 76(11) 63
2012    ATP World Tour Finals    Hard (I)        RR    Djokovic    46 63 75
2013    Australian Open    Hard (O)    FR    Djokovic    67(2) 76(3) 63 62
2013    Wimbledon        Grass (O)    FR    Murray        64 75 64
2014     Miami-1000        Hard (O)    QF    Djokovic    75 63
2014    US Open        Hard (O)    QF    Djokovic    76(1) 67(1) 62 64
2014    Beijing            Hard (O)    SF    Djokovic    63 64
2014     Paris-1000        Hard (I)        QF    Djokovic    75 62
2015    Australian Open    Hard (O)    FR    Djokovic    76(5) 67(4) 63 60
2015     Indian Wells-1000    Hard (O)    SF    Djokovic    62 63
2015    Miami-1000        Hard (O)    FR    Djokovic    76(3) 46 60
2015    Roland Garros     Clay (O)    SF    Djokovic    63 63 57 57 61
2015    Montreal-1000        Hard (O)    FR    Murray        64 46 63
2015    Shanghai-1000        Hard (O)    SF    Djokovic    61 63
2015    Paris-1000        Hard (I)        FR    Djokovic    62 64
2016    Australian Open    Hard (O)    FR    Djokovic    61 75 76(3)
2016     Madrid-1000        Clay (O)    FR    Djokovic    62 36 63
2016     Rome-1000        Clay (O)    FR    Murray        63 63
Djokovic has won 12 of his last 14 matches against Murray. His only losses in that time came in the finals at 2015 Montreal-1000 and 2016 Rome-1000. Djokovic has a 9-7 win-loss record against Murray in Tour-level finals.

Djokovic has a 7-2 win-loss record against Murray at the Grand Slams, and a 4-2 win-loss record against Murray in Grand Slam finals. The only player Djokovic has beaten on more occasions than Murray at a Grand Slam is Roger Federer (defeated 9 times).

It will be the 7th meeting between these 2 players in a Grand Slam final which puts them in joint 2nd position on the all-time leaderboard for most match-ups in a Grand Slam final.

Most head-to-heads in Grand Slam finals (Open Era)
Head-to-head    Grand Slam final meetings
Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal    8
Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray    7
7
Andre Agassi v Pete Sampras
Ivan Lendl v Mats Wilander    5
5

Murray and Djokovic are the closest Grand Slam finalists by age. Murray is just 7 days older than Djokovic. The previous closest Grand Slam finalists in terms of age were Guillermo Vilas and Jimmy Connors who met at the 1977 US Open when Vilas was 16 days older than Connors.

Djokovic has a 4-1 win-loss record against Murray on a clay court.

The winner of this final will enter the list for the most attempts to win Roland Garros. Djokovic will go top of the list for the most attempts before winning the title here if he wins, while Murray will go joint-6th in the list with Albert Costa if he wins the title here:
Attempts to win Roland Garros (Open Era)
Novak Djokovic    12??
Andre Agassi
Andres Gomez
Roger Federer
Stan Wawrinka    11
11
11
11
Thomas Muster    10
Albert Costa
Andy Murray    9
9??

DJOKOVIC    v    MURRAY

29    Age    29
6’2”/1.88m    Height    6’3”/1.91m
99,673,404    Career Earnings (US$)    45,157,463
1    ATP Ranking    2
64    Titles    36
11 titles    Best Grand Slam result    2 titles
220-34    Career Grand Slam Record    165-38
54-11    Roland Garros Record    34-8
729-149    Career Record    580-170
176-43    Career Record – Clay    98-40
43-3    2016 Record    28-5
15-2    2016 Record – Clay    18-2
27-8    Career Five-Set Record    22-7
4    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    9
200-112    Career Tiebreak Record    165-102
12-2    2016 Tiebreak Record    8-4

Road to the Final
DJOKOVIC    Time        Time    MURRAY
d. Yen-Hsun Lu 64 61 61
d. (Q) Steve Darcis 75 63 64    1:30
2:17    1st round
2nd round    3:41
3:34    d. (Q) Radek Stepanek 36 36 60 63 75
d. (WC) Mathias Bourgue 62 26 46 62 63
d. Aljaz Bedene 62 63 63    2:02    3rd round    1:56    d. No. 27 Ivo Karlovic 61 64 76(3)
d.  No. 14 Roberto Bautista Agut 36 64 61 75
d.  No. 7 Tomas Berdych 63 75 63
d. No. 13 Dominic Thiem 62 61 64    3:11
2:06
1:48
Round of 16
Quarterfinals
Semifinals    2:40
3:24
2:35    d.  No. 15 John Isner 76(9) 64 63
d. No. 9 Richard Gasquet 57 76(3) 60 62
d. No. 3 Stan Wawrinka 64 62 46 62

total time on court     12:54    (IBM time)      17:50    total time on court

•    DJOKOVIC is bidding to win his first Roland Garros title and become the 3rd man in history to complete a non-calendar year Grand Slam. Only Don Budge and Rod Laver have held all 4 Grand Slam titles at the same time.

•    Budge completed his non-calendar year Grand Slam at 1938 Roland Garros before going on to win the calendar Grand Slam by winning all 4 major tournaments in a single year in 1938. Laver won all 4 majors in 1962 and 1969 – his win at the 1962 US Open completed his set of major titles.

•    Djokovic is looking to become just the 8th man – and 2nd oldest – in history to complete the career Grand Slam after Andre Agassi, Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Federer, Rod Laver, Nadal and Fred Perry. He is one of 11 men to have collected 3 of the 4 major titles in the Open Era.
Career Grand Slam achievers
Player    Completed at…    Age^
Don Budge    1938 Roland Garros     22 years 357 days
Rod Laver    1962 US Open    24 years 32 days
Rafael Nadal    2010 US Open     24 years 101 days
Fred Perry    1935 Roland Garros    26 years 15 days
Roger Federer    2009 Roland Garros    27 years 203 days
Roy Emerson    1964 Wimbledon    27 years 244 days
Novak Djokovic    2016 Roland Garros??    29 years 14 days
Andre Agassi    1999 Roland Garros    29 years 38 days
^ Age as at the end of the tournament

•    Of the 7 men to possess a career Grand Slam, 4 of them ‘completed the set’ at Roland Garros: Perry in 1935, Budge in 1938, Agassi in 1999 and Federer in 2009.

•    Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam title that Djokovic has not won. He has won 11 Grand Slam titles – at the Australian Open in 2008 (d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga), 2011 (d. Andy Murray), 2012 (d. Nadal), 2013 (d. Murray), 2015
(d. Murray) and 2016 (d. Murray), Wimbledon in 2011 (d. Nadal), 2014 (d. Federer) and 2015 (d. Federer) and the US Open in 2011 (d. Nadal) and 2015 (d. Federer).

•    Having won the 2016 Australian Open, Djokovic is looking to become the first man in 24 years to hold the first 2 legs of the calendar Grand Slam.
Australian Open-Roland Garros double
1933        Jack Crawford
1938        Don Budge
1953        Ken Rosewall
1956        Lew Hoad
1962        Rod Laver
1963        Roy Emerson
1967        Roy Emerson
1969        Rod Laver
1988        Mats Wilander
1992        Jim Courier

•    Djokovic is looking to avoid becoming the first player in history to lose their first 4 Roland Garros finals. Federer is the only other player in history to have lost 4 Roland Garros finals (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011) but he won the title in 2009.

•    Djokovic is bidding to become only the 4th player in the Open Era (after Federer, Goran Ivanisevic and Ivan Lendl) to win a specific Grand Slam tournament after having lost their first 3 finals at that Grand Slam event. No other players in the Open Era have lost more finals before winning the title at any one Grand Slam.
No. of final appearances at one Grand Slam event before winning first title (Open Era)
Player    No. of appearances in the final at any one Grand Slam before winning the title    Years
Roger Federer    4 Roland Garros finals    Lost 2006, 2007, 2008. Won 2009
Goran Ivanisevic    4 Wimbledon finals    Lost 1992, 1994, 1998. Won 2001
Ivan Lendl    4 US Open finals    Lost 1982, 1983, 1984. Won 1985

•    Djokovic has an 11-8 win-loss record in his 19 previous Grand Slam finals and a 0-3 win-loss record in Roland Garros finals.
Djokovic’s record in Grand Slam finals
Grand Slam    Final Result
2007 US Open    l. Roger Federer 76(4) 76(2) 64
2008 Australian Open    d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 46 64 63 76(2)
2010 US Open    l. Rafael Nadal 64 57 64 62
2011 Australian Open    d. Andy Murray 64 62 63
2011 Wimbledon    d. Rafael Nadal 64 61 16 63
2011 US Open    d. Rafael Nadal 62 64 67(3) 61
2012 Australian Open    d. Rafael Nadal 57 64 62 67(5) 75
2012 Roland Garros    l. Rafael Nadal 64 63 26 75
2012 US Open    l. Andy Murray 76(10) 75 26 36 62
2013 Australian Open    d. Andy Murray 67(2) 76(3) 63 62
2013 Wimbledon    l. Andy Murray 64 75 64
2013 US Open    l. Rafael Nadal 62 36 64 61
2014 Roland Garros    l. Rafael Nadal 36 75 62 64
2014 Wimbledon    d. Roger Federer 67(7) 64 76(4) 57 64
2015 Australian Open    d. Andy Murray 76(5) 67(4) 63 60
2015 Roland Garros    l. Stan Wawrinka 46 64 63 64
2015 Wimbledon    d. Roger Federer 76(1) 67(10) 64 63
2015 US Open    d. Roger Federer 64 57 74 74
2016 Australian Open    d. Andy Murray 61 75 76(3)

•    Djokovic has reached his 6th consecutive Grand Slam final and taken sole ownership of 3rd place on the list for the most consecutive major finals reached in the Open Era. Roger Federer is the only man in the Open Era have reached 6 or more consecutive Grand Slam finals.

Player    Consecutive Grand Slam finals
1    Roger Federer    10 – 2005 Wimbedon – 2007 US Open
2    Roger Federer    8 – 2008 Roland Garros – 2010 Australian Open
3    Novak Djokovic    6 – 2015 Australian Open – 2016 Roland Garros
4    Rafael Nadal    5 – 2011 Roland Garros – 2012 Roland Garros

•    Djokovic has reached his 20th Grand Slam final and moved into equal-2nd place with Rafael Nadal on the all-time list of most appearances in Grand Slam finals, behind Roger Federer (28).

•    Djokovic has reached his 4th Roland Garros final and moved into equal-6th place on the list for most appearances in the Roland Garros final in the Open Era.

•    Djokovic is bidding to record his 28th straight Grand Slam match-win and record his longest Grand Slam winning streak. He has not lost a Grand Slam match since he was defeated by Stan Wawrinka in the 2015 Roland Garros final. He also won 27 straight Grand Slam matches when winning the titles at 2011 Wimbledon, the 2011 US Open and the 2012 Australian Open, and finished runner-up at 2012 Roland Garros.

•    Djokovic is bidding to record his 55th match-win at Roland Garros and close the gap on Guillermo Vilas in 3rd place on the list for most Roland Garros victories in history.

All time win-loss at Roland Garros
Rafael Nadal                                   72-2
Roger Federer                                 65-16
Guillermo Vilas                                58-17
Novak Djokovic                             54-11
Ivan Lendl                                        53-12
Jaroslav Drobny                           53-14

•    Djokovic is bidding to become the first top seed to win the title here since Rafael Nadal in 2014. The No. 1 seed has won the title at Roland Garros on just 2 occasions in the last 14 years, with Nadal triumphing as top seed here in 2011 and 2014. Overall, in the 84 French Championships played since seeding began here in 1925, the top seed has won the title 26 times.

•    Djokovic is the only male Serbian Grand Slam champion and also the only Serbian man to appear in a Grand Slam final.

•    By winning his round of 16 match here against Bautista Agut, Djokovic became the first player to surpass $100m in career prize money.

•    By defeating Darcis in the 2nd round, Djokovic recorded his 50th match-win at Roland Garros. He is one of just 3 players to have recorded 50 match-wins at each of the Grand Slams in the Open Era after Federer and Serena Williams. Djokovic has a 54-11 win-loss record here compared with 57-6 at the Australian Open, 52-8 at Wimbledon and 57-9 at the US Open.

•    Djokovic has a 5-2 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Roland Garros and a 28-8 Tour-level win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    Last year here Djokovic reached his 3rd Roland Garros final (l. Wawrinka 46 64 63 64). He also reached the final here in 2012 and 2014, losing to Nadal on both occasions. Djokovic is making his 12th straight appearance at Roland Garros and his 46th consecutive appearance at a major.

•    Djokovic has played 3 clay court events in the lead up to this year’s Roland Garros. He won the title at Madrid-1000
(d. Murray), reached the final at Rome-1000 (l. Murray) and lost in the 2nd round at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Jiri Vesely) – his earliest Tour-level defeat since losing to Grigor Dimitrov in the 2nd round at 2013 Madrid-1000.

•    Djokovic has won 5 titles so far this year. As well as winning at Madrid, he won Doha (d. Nadal), the Australian Open, Indian Wells-1000 (d. Milos Raonic) and Miami-1000 (d. Kei Nishikori) – to extend his streak of winning at least 2 titles every year since winning his first at 2006 Amersfoort (d. Nicolas Massu).

•    12 of Djokovic’s 64 career singles titles have come on clay, compared with 49 on hard court and 3 on grass.

•    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 Roland Garros semifinalist Boris Becker. He has also been coached by Marian Vajda since June 2006. His wider team includes physios Miljan Amanovic and Gebhard Phil-Gritsch.

•    MURRAY is attempting to become the 2nd British man in history to win the Roland Garros title after Fred Perry, who won the title here in 1935. Murray is just the 3rd British man to reach the final here since the event became international in 1925:
British men in the final of the French Championships (since 1925)
Year    Player    Final result
1935    Fred Perry    d. Gottfried von Cramm 63 36 61 63
1936    Fred Perry    l. Gottfried von Cramm 60 26 62 26 60
1937    Bunny Austin    l. Henner Henkel 61 64 63
2016    Andy Murray    v Novak Djokovic

•    Murray is bidding to become the 3rd British player – man or woman – in history to win Roland Garros. As well as Perry in 1935, Sue Barker won the Roland Garros women’s title in 1976.
•    If Murray wins today he will become the 9th man in history to win 3 of the 4 Grand Slam titles and finish as runner-up at the 4th. Murray, who has won the US Open and Wimbledon, has finished runner-up at the Australian Open on 5 occasions.
Winning 3 Grand Slam titles and runner-up at 4th
Player     Missing Grand Slam title    Runner-up appearances
Ken Rosewall    Wimbledon    4 (1954/1956/1970/1974)
Novak Djokovic    Roland Garros???    3 (2012/2014/2015)
Ivan Lendl    Wimbledon    2 (1986-87)
Jean Borotra    US Open    1 (1926)
Jack Crawford     US Open     1 (1933)
Frank Sedgman    Roland Garros    1 (1952)
Lew Hoad    US Open    1 (1956)
Stefan Edberg    Roland Garros    1 (1989)

•    If Murray loses today he will join Jim Courier (won Australian Open and Roland Garros, lost Wimbledon and the US Open) and Fred Stolle (won Roland Garros and the US Open, lost Australia and Wimbledon) as the only 3 men in history to have won 2 of the 4 Grand Slam titles and finished as runner-up at the other 2.

•    Murray is bidding to become the 21st man in the Open Era to win 3 or more Grand Slam titles. He is also looking to become the 16th man in the Open Era to win at least 3 of the 4 Grand Slam titles.

•    Murray is a 2-time Grand Slam champion, having defeated today’s opponent in the final on both occasions. He became the first British male Grand Slam winner since Fred Perry won the 1936 US Open at the 2012 US Open, before becoming the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon title in 2013.

•    Murray is bidding to become the 2nd man in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title after coming back from 0-2 down in his opening round match. Pat Rafter is the only man in the Open Era to have won a Grand Slam after coming back from 0-2 down in his opening round match – defeating Hicham Arazi 46 46 63 63 61 in the first round at the 1998 US Open before going on to win the title.

•    Murray is bidding to become the 2nd man in the Open Era to win the Roland Garros title having been extended to 5-sets in both his 1st and 2nd round matches after Gaston Gaudio in 2004. It is the 2nd time Murray has been extended to 5-sets in both his 1st and 2nd round matches at a Grand Slam, having also played 2 five-set matches in the opening 2 rounds at the 2005 US Open.

•    Murray is bidding to defeat a No. 1 ranked player at a Grand Slam for the 3rd time in his career. His only wins over No. 1 players at the majors came against Rafael Nadal in the semifinals at the 2008 US Open and against today’s opponent in the 2013 Wimbledon final. He has 0-3 win-loss record against players ranked No. 1 at Roland Garros and a 2-11 win-loss record against players ranked No. 1 at the Grand Slams overall.

•    Since he defeated today’s opponent in the 2013 Wimbledon final, Murray has won just 2 of his last 15 meetings against players ranked No. 1. His only wins in that time came in defeating Djokovic to win the titles at 2015 Montreal-1000 and at 2016 Rome-1000.

•    Having defeated No. 1 Djokovic in the final at Rome-1000, Murray is bidding to record successive match-wins over players ranked No. 1 for the 3rd time in his career. He recorded 4 straight wins over No. 1 opposition from 2006-2009, defeating Roger Federer at 2006 AMS Cincinnnati and 2008 Dubai, and Rafael Nadal at the 2008 US Open and 2009 Rotterdam. He also defeated No.1 opposition in back-to-back matches by defeating Federer at both the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event and 2012 Shanghai-1000.

•    By reaching his 10th Grand Slam final, Murray has equalled Fred Perry for the most appearances in a Grand Slam final by a British man (since the Challenge Round was abolished at Wimbledon in 1922):

Player    Appearances in a Grand Slam final
Fred Perry    10 – US Championships 1933-34, 1936, Australian Championships 1934-35, French Championships 1935-36, Wimbledon 1934-36
Andy Murray    10 – US Open 2008, 2012, Australian Open 2010-11, 2013, 2015-16, Wimbledon 2012-13, Roland Garros – 2016

•    By reaching the final here, Murray has equalled Boris Becker in 12th place on the list for the most Grand Slam finals reached in the Open Era with 10. Only 3 active players have reached more Grand Slam finals than Murray – Roger Federer (27), Rafael Nadal (20) and today’s opponent (20).
•    By reaching the Roland Garros final for the first time, Murray has become the 10th man in the Open Era to reach the final at all 4 Grand Slam events. He is the 3rd oldest to achieve the feat:

Age to complete the set of Grand Slam final appearances (Open Era)
Player    Completed at…    Age^
Jim Courier    1993 Wimbledon    22 years 321 days
Rafael Nadal    2010 US Open    24 years 101 days
Andre Agassi    1995 Australian Open    24 years 275 days
Roger Federer    2006 Roland Garros    24 years 307 days
Novak Djokovic    2012 Roland Garros    25 years 19 days
Stefan Edberg    1991 US Open    25 years 232 days
Ivan Lendl    1986 Wimbledon    26 years 121 days
Andy Murray    2016 Roland Garros    29 years 21 days
Rod Laver*    1969 US Open    31 years 31 days
Ken Rosewall*    1971 Australian Open     36 years 73 days
^ Age as at the end of the tournament
* Also reached all 4 Slam finals in the pre-Open Era

•    Murray is bidding to record his 166th Grand Slam match-win today and close the gap on John McEnroe (167) in 9th place on the Open Era list for most victories at the majors. By reaching the semifinals here, Murray overtook Boris Becker (163) to take sole ownership of 10th place on the Open Era list.

•    Murray is bidding to extend his record for the most Roland Garros match-wins by a British man in history:

Most Roland Garros match-wins by a British man (all-time)
Player    Win-loss record
1.    Andy Murray    34-8
2.    Fred Perry    28-5
3.    Bunny Austin    23-6
4.    Patrick Hughes    21-6
5=   Billy Knight
Bobby Wilson    19-10
19-9

•    Murray is on an 11-match winning streak – his longest Tour-level winning streak on clay. His previous longest winning streak on clay was winning 10 matches in a row in winning the titles at 2015 Munich and 2015 Madrid-1000 before conceding a walkover due to fatigue against David Goffin in the 2nd round at 2015 Rome-1000.

•    Murray has never played more than 2 five-set matches at the same Grand Slam event. As well as contesting 2 five-set matches here, Murray also contested 2 five-set matches at the 2005 US Open (d. Andrei Pavel in the 1st round, l. Arnaud Clement in the 2nd round) and at 2014 Roland Garros (d. Philipp Kohlschreiber in the 3rd round,
d. Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals).

•    Murray’s win over Stepanek in the 1st round was his 9th career comeback from 0-2 down – putting him in joint-3rd place on the Open Era list for the most 0-2 comebacks with Vitas Gerulaitis, Todd Martin and Roger Federer. Only Aaron Krickstein and Becker have achieved more 0-2 comebacks at Tour-level in the Open Era with 10.

•    Murray’s win over Bourgue was his 10th 5-set match-win in his last 11 five-set matches. His only 5-set defeat in that time came against today’s opponent in the semifinals at 2015 Roland Garros. Murray has a 7-2 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Roland Garros and a 22-7 five set win-loss record overall.

•    By reaching the final here, Murray has recorded his best Roland Garros performance. His previous best performance here was reaching the semifinals in 2011 (l. Nadal), 2014 (l. Nadal) and 2015, when he lost to today’s opponent 63 63 57 57 61 in a match that was played over 2 days due to rain. This is his 9th Roland Garros appearance.

•    Murray warmed up for Roland Garros by winning the title at Rome-1000 and reaching the final at Madrid-1000
(l. today’s opponent) and the semifinals at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Nadal). Also in 2016 Murray reached his 5th Australian Open final, losing to today’s opponent.

•    Murray plays here seeded No. 2 – his highest seeding at Roland Garros. He has now been seeded No. 2 at all 4 Grand Slam events.

•    Murray reached the semifinals of the boys’ singles as top seed at 2005 Roland Garros (l. Marin Cilic).
•    In March, Murray helped defending champions Great Britain reach the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals for the 3rd year in a row. He won both of his singles matches in the first round tie against Japan in Birmingham, defeating Taro Daniel and Nishikori to help Great Britain defeat Japan 3-1. Great Britain plays Serbia in the quarterfinals in Belgrade on 15-17 July.

•    Murray is coached by former ATP pro Jamie Delgado.

*Statistics courtesy of the ITF

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Serena Williams Reaches French Open Final Versus Muguruza; Djokovic To Face Murray for Title

 

(June 3, 2016) The world’s top tennis players Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are seeking to make their own histories this weekend at Roland Garros.

Serena Williams advanced to her fourth French Open final besting Kiki Bertens 7-6(7), 6-4. The 34-year-old will take on 22-year-old Spaniard Garbine Murguza in Saturday’s women’s final. Should Williams win, she’ll tie Steffi Graf for most major titles in the Open Era at 22.

Djokovic has reached his fourth Roland Garros final in five years defeating up-and-comer No. 13 Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. The Serb is looking complete a career Grand Slam. The French Open title would complete the set.

Djokovic will face off against No. 2 Andy Murray who reached his first Roland Garros final beating defending champion Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. Murray is the first British man since 1937 to reach the final.

Murray won his last encounter against Djokovic, on clay at the Italian Open.

“I’m extremely proud,” said Murray on-court. “I never expected to reach the final here.”
“I’d always struggled on the clay and then in the past two years I’ve had some of my best results. I hope I can put on a good match for the crowd on Sunday.

“I knew today if I wanted to win I was going to have to play one of my best clay-court matches. Stan’s record here the past two years has been unbelievable. He was playing better every match here. I played one of my best matches today. I’m looking forward to the final now.”

This will be a rematch of the Australian Open final.

“I’m sure that it’s going to be a final with a lot of emotions and a lot of exchanges from the baseline, because we have similar styles of game,” Djokovic said. “I know his game, he knows mine.”
“It’s another Grand Slam title up for grabs for both Andy and myself,” Djokovic said. “One thing I know I can expect when I get on the court with him is it’s going to be a very physical battle.”
This will be Djokovic’s 20th major final and Murray’s 10th.

If Djokovic wins on Sunday, he be the eighth man to win all majors in a career joining Don Budge, Fred Perry, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal.

 

“The first set wasn’t easy,” Williams said of Bertens in French during her on-court interview. “I needed to play better because she was playing very well, but I’m very happy to win today.”

Williams had to fight off two set points in the first set.

Bertens became the first Dutch woman since 1977 to reach the semifinals.

Serena Williams is in her 27th major final going up against Muguruza on Saturday. The two met in the final of last year’s Wimbledon. The American has a 3-1 record against the Spanish woman. The lone loss came in the second round of Roland Garros.

Serena leads No. 4 seed Muguruza 3-1 in their head-to-head, but Muguruza’s lone win came here in Paris, when the Spaniard stunned the top seed in the second round in 2014.

Muguruza moves up to No. 3 in the world by reaching the final. She’ll jump to No. 2 in the world, if she wins the title.

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2016 Roland Garros Day 13 Order of Play

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June 3, 2016

Philippe-Chatrier Court 1:00 PM

Women’s singles semifinal
Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Kiki Bertens (NED)
Not Before: 3:00 PM
Men’s singles semifinal
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2]

Suzanne-Lenglen Court 1:00 PM

Women’s singles semifinal
Garbine Muguruza (ESP) [4] vs. Samantha Stosur (AUS) [21]
Not Before: 3:00 PM
Men’s singles semifinal
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Dominic Thiem (AUT) [13]

Court 1 11:00 AM Start

Women’s Doubles – Semifinal

Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)[7]

Katerina Siniakova (CZE) Elena Vesnina (RUS)[7]

Not Before: 1:00 PM

Men’s Doubles – Semifinal

Feliciano Lopez (ESP)[15] vs. Ivan Dodig (CRO)[3]

Marc Lopez (ESP)[15] Marcelo Melo (BRA)[3]

Men’s Doubles – Semifinal

Mike Bryan (USA)[5] vs. Lukasz Kubot (POL)[9]

Bob Bryan (USA)[5] Alexander Peya (AUT)[9]

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2016 Roland Garros – Day 13 Men’s Preview

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Friday, June 3, 2016
Semifinals

No. 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) v No. 13 Dominic Thiem (AUT)
No. 2 Andy Murray (GBR) v No. 3 Stan Wawrinka (SUI)

A look at the semifinalists…

Player    Country    Age    Ranking    Best Roland Garros performance    Best Grand Slam performance
No. 1 Novak Djokovic    SRB    29    1    RU 2012, 2014, 2015    11 titles
No. 2 Andy Murray    GBR    29    2    SF 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016    2 titles
No. 3 Stan Wawrinka    SUI    31    4    W 2015    2 titles
No. 13 Dominic Thiem    AUT    22    15    SF 2016    SF 2016 Roland Garros

•    Novak Djokovic will look to keep his hopes of completing his Grand Slam set alive by defeating Dominic Thiem for a place in his 20th Grand Slam final. Thiem is looking for his first victory over the world No. 1 as he looks to continue his run at what has been his breakthrough Grand Slam.
•    Andy Murray, meanwhile, is seeking to end a 3-match losing streak against Stan Wawrinka and become the first British man to reach the Roland Garros final since Bunny Austin in 1937. If he is to achieve the feat, he will also have to end a 6-match losing streak against Top 4 opposition at the majors.
•    Defending champion Wawrinka is hoping to remain on course to successfully retain his Roland Garros title. Just 8 men have successfully defended the title here in the Open Era.
•    Murray has spent the most time on court of the 4 semifinalists with 15 hours 15 minutes of match time under his belt so far at this year’s Roland Garros, while Djokovic, despite several interruptions to his matches due to rain, has been on court for the least amount of time at just 11 hours 6 minutes.

NO. 1 NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) v NO. 13 DOMINIC THIEM (AUT)

Head-to-head: Djokovic leads 2-0
2014    Shanghai-1000        Hard (O)    R32    Djokovic    63 64
2016    Miami-1000        Hard (O)    R16    Djokovic    63 64

A 3rd career meeting between the 2 players but their first at a Grand Slam.

Thiem has never taken a set off Djokovic.

Djokovic has not lost to a player ranked as low as No. 15 Thiem at a Grand Slam since losing to No. 27 Jurgen Melzer in the quarterfinals here in 2010.
Possible final head-to-heads
Murray    Wawrinka
Djokovic    23-10    19-4
Thiem    0-2    1-2

DJOKOVIC    v    THIEM

29    Age    22
6’2”/1.88m    Height    6’1”/1.85m
1    ATP Ranking    15
64    Titles    6
219-34    Career Grand Slam Record    16-9
11 titles    Best Grand Slam result    Roland Garros semifinalist 2016
53-11    Roland Garros Record    7-2
728-149    Career Record    105-68
175-43    Career Record – Clay    59-23
42-3    2016 Record    41-10
14-2    2016 Record – Clay    25-5
27-8    Career Five-Set Record    2-2
4    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
200-112    Career Tiebreak Record    45-43
12-2    2016 Tiebreak Record    15-9

Road to the Semifinals
DJOKOVIC    Time        Time    THIEM
d. Yen-Hsun Lu 64 61 61
d. (Q) Steve Darcis 75 63 64    1:30
2:17    1st round
2nd round    2:38
2:25    d. Inigo Cervantes 36 62 75 61
d. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 75 64 76(3)
d. Aljaz Bedene 62 63 63    2:02    3rd round    2:50    d. Alexander Zverev 67(4) 63 63 63
d.  No. 14 Roberto Bautista Agut 36 64 61 75
d. No. 7 Tomas Berdych 63 75 63    3:11
2:06    Round of 16
Quarterfinals    2:53
2:51    d. Marcel Granollers 62 67(2) 61 64
d. No. 12 David Goffin 46 76(7) 64 61

total time on court    11:06    (IBM time)    13:37    total time on court

•    DJOKOVIC is bidding to reach his 6th consecutive Grand Slam final and take sole ownership of 3rd place on the list for the most consecutive major finals reached in the Open Era. Roger Federer is the only man in the Open Era have reached 6 or more consecutive Grand Slam finals.

Player    Consecutive Grand Slam finals
1    Roger Federer    10 – 2005 Wimbedon – 2007 US Open
2    Roger Federer    8 – 2008 Roland Garros – 2010 Australian Open
3    Novak Djokovic??    6 – 2015 Australian Open – 2016 Roland Garros??
4    Rafael Nadal    5 – 2011 Roland Garros – 2012 Roland Garros

•    Djokovic is bidding to reach his 20th Grand Slam final and move into equal-2nd place with Rafael Nadal on the all-time list of most appearances in Grand Slam finals [see table overleaf]:

1    Roger Federer    28
2=    Novak Djokovic??
Rafael Nadal    20??
20
4    Ivan Lendl    19
5    Pete Sampras    18
6    Rod Laver    17

•    Djokovic is bidding to reach his 4th Roland Garros final and move into equal-6th place on the list for most appearances in the Roland Garros final in the Open Era:

Roland Garros finals reached (Open Era)
Player    No. of GS semifinals
Rafael Nadal    9
Bjorn Borg    6
Ivan Lendl
Mats Wilander
Roger Federer    5
5
5
Novak Djokovic??
Guillermo Vilas    4??
4

•    Djokovic is through to his 30th Grand Slam semifinal. He has a 19-10 win-loss record in his 29 previous Grand Slam semifinals and a 3-4 win-loss record in his 7 previous semifinals at Roland Garros:

Grand Slam    Semifinal Result    Eventual finish
2007 Roland Garros    l. Rafael Nadal 75 64 62
2007 Wimbledon    l. Nadal 36 61 4-1 ret. (infected toe blister)
2007 US Open    d. David Ferrer 64 64 63    Runner-up
2008 Australian Open    d. Roger Federer 75 63 76(5)    Winner
2008 Roland Garros    l. Nadal 64 62 76(3)
2008 US Open    l. Federer 63 57 75 62
2009 US Open    l. Federer 76(3) 75 75
2010 Wimbledon    l. Tomas Berdych 63 76(9) 63
2010 US Open    d. Federer 57 61 57 62 75    Runner-up
2011 Australian Open    d. Federer 76(3) 75 64    Winner
2011 Roland Garros    l. Federer 76(5) 63 36 76(5)
2011 Wimbledon    d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 76(4) 62 67(9) 63    Winner
2011 US Open    d. Federer 67(7) 46 63 62 75    Winner
2012 Australian Open     d. Andy Murray 63 36 67(4) 61 75    Winner
2012 Roland Garros    d. Federer 64 75 63    Runner-up
2012 Wimbledon    l. Federer 63 36 64 63
2012 US Open    d. Ferrer 26 61 64 62    Runner-up
2013 Australian Open     d. Ferrer 62 62 61    Winner
2013 Roland Garros    l. Nadal 64 36 61 67(3) 97
2013 Wimbledon    d. Juan Martin del Potro 75 46 76(2) 67(6) 63    Runner-up
2013 US Open    d. Stan Wawrinka 26 76(4) 36 63 64    Runner-up
2014 Roland Garros    d. Ernests Gulbis 63 63 36 63    Runner-up
2014 Wimbledon    d. Grigor Dimitrov 64 36 76(2) 76(7)    Winner
2014 US Open    l. Kei Nishikori 64 16 76(4) 63
2015 Australian Open     d. Wawrinka 76(1) 36 64 46 60    Winner
2015 Roland Garros    d. Murray 63 63 57 57 61    Runner-up
2015 Wimbledon    d. Richard Gasquet 76(2) 64 64    Winner
2015 US Open    d. Marin Cilic 60 61 62    Winner
2016 Australian Open    d. Federer 61 62 36 63    Winner
2016 Roland Garros    v. Dominic Thiem    ??

•    By reaching his 30th Grand Slam semifinal, Djokovic has closed the gap on Roger Federer (39 semifinals) and Jimmy Connors (31) on the list for the most Grand Slam semifinal appearances in the Open Era.

•    Djokovic is bidding to record his 27th straight Grand Slam match-win and equal his longest Grand Slam winning streak. He has not lost a Grand Slam match since he was defeated by Stan Wawrinka in the 2015 Roland Garros final. His longest Grand Slam match-winning streak is 27, which took in the titles at 2011 Wimbledon, the 2011 US Open and the 2012 Australian Open, and a runner-up finish at 2012 Roland Garros.
•    Djokovic is bidding to record his 54th match-win at Roland Garros and take sole ownership of 4th place on the list for most Roland Garros victories in history.

All time win-loss at Roland Garros
Rafael Nadal                                   72-2
Roger Federer                                 65-16
Guillermo Vilas                                58-17
Novak Djokovic                             53-11
Ivan Lendl                                        53-12
Jaroslav Drobny                            53-14

•    The top seed has failed to reach the final here just once in the last 5 years – when Djokovic fell to Nadal in the 2013 semifinals.

•    By reaching his 8th Roland Garros semifinal, Djokovic has taken sole ownership of 2nd place on the list for most appearances in the last 4 here in the Open Era behind Rafael Nadal (9 Roland Garros semifinals). He has reached 9 US Open semifinals, 7 Wimbledon semifinals and 6 Australian Open semifinals.

•    Djokovic has reached his 6th consecutive Roland Garros semifinal and taken sole ownership of the record for most consecutive Roland Garros semifinal appearances reached in the Open Era ahead of Roger Federer (2005-09) and Rafael Nadal (2010-14), who each reached 5 consecutive semifinals here.

•    Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam title that Djokovic has not won. He has won 11 Grand Slam titles – at the Australian Open in 2008 (d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga), 2011 (d. Andy Murray), 2012 (d. Nadal), 2013 (d. Murray), 2015
(d. Murray) and 2016 (d. Murray), Wimbledon in 2011 (d. Nadal), 2014 (d. Federer) and 2015 (d. Federer) and the US Open in 2011 (d. Nadal) and 2015 (d. Federer).

•    Djokovic is looking to become just the 8th man – and 2nd oldest – in history to complete the career Grand Slam after Andre Agassi, Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Federer, Rod Laver, Nadal and Fred Perry. He is one of 11 men to have collected 3 of the 4 major titles in the Open Era.
Career Grand Slam achievers
Player    Completed at…    Age^
Don Budge    1938 Roland Garros     22 years 357 days
Rod Laver    1962 US Open    24 years 32 days
Rafael Nadal    2010 US Open     24 years 101 days
Fred Perry    1935 Roland Garros    26 years 15 days
Roger Federer    2009 Roland Garros    27 years 203 days
Roy Emerson    1964 Wimbledon    27 years 244 days
Novak Djokovic    2016 Roland Garros??    29 years 14 days
Andre Agassi    1999 Roland Garros    29 years 38 days
^ Age as at the end of the tournament

•    Of the 7 men to possess a career Grand Slam, 4 of them ‘completed the set’ at Roland Garros: Perry in 1935, Budge in 1938, Agassi in 1999 and Federer in 2009.

•    By winning his round of 16 match here against Bautista Agut, Djokovic became the first player to surpass $100m in career prize money.

•    By defeating Darcis in the 2nd round, Djokovic recorded his 50th match-win at Roland Garros. He is one of just 3 players to have recorded 50 match-wins at each of the Grand Slams in the Open Era after Federer and Serena Williams. Djokovic has a 53-11 win-loss record here compared with 57-6 at the Australian Open, 52-8 at Wimbledon and 57-9 at the US Open.

•    Djokovic has a 5-2 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Roland Garros and a 28-8 Tour-level win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    Last year here Djokovic reached his 3rd Roland Garros final (l. Wawrinka 46 64 63 64). He also reached the final here in 2012 and 2014, losing to Nadal on both occasions. Djokovic is making his 12th straight appearance at Roland Garros and his 46th consecutive appearance at a major.

•    Djokovic has played 3 clay court events in the lead up to this year’s Roland Garros. He won the title at Madrid-1000
(d. Murray), reached the final at Rome-1000 (l. Murray) and lost in the 2nd round at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Jiri Vesely) – his earliest Tour-level defeat since losing to Grigor Dimitrov in the 2nd round at 2013 Madrid-1000.

•    Djokovic has won 5 titles so far this year. As well as winning at Madrid, he won Doha (d. Nadal), the Australian Open, Indian Wells-1000 (d. Milos Raonic) and Miami-1000 (d. Kei Nishikori) – to extend his streak of winning at least 2 titles every year since winning his first at 2006 Amersfoort (d. Nicolas Massu).

•    12 of Djokovic’s 64 career singles titles have come on clay, compared with 49 on hard court and 3 on grass.

•    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 Roland Garros semifinalist Boris Becker. He has also been coached by Marian Vajda since June 2006. His wider team includes physios Miljan Amanovic and Gebhard Phil-Gritsch.

•    THIEM is bidding to become the 2nd Austrian player – man or woman – in history to reach a Grand Slam final. 1995 Roland Garros champion Thomas Muster is the only Austrian player to reach the last 2 at a major.

•    At 22 years 276 days, Thiem is bidding to become the youngest player to reach a Grand Slam final since Andy Murray (22 years 261 days) at the 2010 Australian Open. He would be the youngest player to reach the Roland Garros final since Rafael Nadal (22 years 5 days) in 2008.

•    By reaching the semifinals here, Thiem is projected to break in to the Top 10 for the first time at No. 7 when the new ATP rankings are released on Monday 6 June. If he wins the title here he will be No. 6.

•    Thiem is bidding to become the first No. 13 seed to reach a Grand Slam final since Alex Corretja finished runner-up here in 2001. The No. 13 seed has won the Roland Garros men’s singles title once in the Open Era – when Andre Agassi won here in 1999.

•    Thiem is looking to record his first victory over a world No. 1 player on his 4th attempt. The highest-ranked player he has defeated is No. 2 Roger Federer at 2016 Rome-1000. He has a 0-2 win-loss record against Top 10 players at the majors.

•    All 4 of Thiem’s victories against Top 10 players have come on clay. He has a 4-14 win-loss record against Top 10 players overall.

•    If Thiem reaches the Roland Garros final on his 3rd appearance here he would go into joint-11th place on the Open Era list for least appearances before reaching the last 2 here. Alberto Berasategui, Jim Courier, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Zeljko Franulovic, Andres Gimeno, Jan Kodes, Carlos Moya and Niki Pilic also reached their first Roland Garros final on their 3rd appearance here.

•    By reaching the semifinals here, Thiem has recorded his best Grand Slam result. His previous best result at a major was reaching the last 16 on his US Open debut in 2014 (l. Tomas Berdych). This is his 3rd straight Roland Garros appearance and his 10th Grand Slam overall.

•    By reaching the semifinals here, Thiem has recorded his best Roland Garros result. His previous best result here was reaching the 2nd round on his debut in 2014 (d. Paul-Henri Mathieu. l. Nadal) and in 2015 (d. Aljaz Bedene,
l. Pablo Cuevas).

•    Thiem is in 2nd place on the list for the most Tour-level match-wins in 2016, behind today’s opponent:

2016 Tour-level match-wins
Novak Djokovic    42-3
Dominic Thiem    41-10
Kei Nishikori    32-10
Rafael Nadal    29-8

•    Prior to coming here Thiem recorded his 100th career match-win in the final at Nice (d. Alexander Zverev). It was his 3rd title of the year having also triumphed at Buenos Aires (d. Nicolas Almagro) and Acapulco (d. Bernard Tomic). 5 of his 6 career singles titles have come on clay. He is one of 3 players to have won multiple clay court titles so far this year along with Cuevas and Nadal.

•    Thiem has won the most matches (25) on clay so far this season. As well as winning 2 titles on the surface, he also reached the final at Munich (l. Philipp Kohlschreiber), the semifinals at Rio de Janeiro (l. Guido Pella) and the 3rd round at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Nadal). He lost in the 1st round at Madrid-1000 (l. Juan Martin del Potro).

•    Clay is Thiem’s best surface, with 59 of his 105 Tour-level victories coming on the surface. By contrast, he has a 44-39 win-loss record on hard courts and a 2-6 win-loss record on grass.

•    Thiem has a 2-2 win-loss record in 5-set matches with his most recent 5-set victory coming against Gastao Elias in Austria’s Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I tie against Portugal. He has never played a 5-set match here.

•    Thiem entered the men’s doubles event here with Dusan Lajovic. The pair lost to No. 12 seeds Radek Stepanek/Nenad Zimonjic 63 62 in the 1st round.

•    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.

NO. 2 ANDY MURRAY (GBR) v NO. 3 STAN WAWRINKA (SUI)

Head-to-head: Murray leads 8-7
2005    Davis Cup (WG-PO)    Clay (I)        R2    Wawrinka    63 76(5) 64
2006    AMS Miami        Hard (O)    R128    Wawrinka    75 36 64
2008    Doha            Hard (O)    FR    Murray        64 46 62
2008    Marseille        Hard (I)        R16    Murray        36 76(5) 61
2008    AMS Rome        Clay (O)    R32    Wawrinka    62 76(5)
2008    AMS Toronto        Hard (O)    R16    Murray        62 06 64
2008    US Open        Hard (O)    R16    Murray        61 63 63
2009    Wimbledon        Grass (O)    R16    Murray        26 63 63 57 63
2010    US Open        Hard (O)    R32    Wawrinka    67(3) 76(4) 63 63
2011    Shanghai-1000        Hard (O)    R16     Murray        64 36 63
2012    Olympic Tennis Event    Grass (O)    R64    Murray        63 63
2012    Tokyo            Hard (O)    QF    Murray        62 36 62
2013     Monte Carlo-1000    Clay (O)    R16    Wawrinka     61 62
2013    US Open        Hard (O)    QF    Wawrinka    64 63 62
2015    ATP World Tour Finals    Hard (I)        RR    Wawrinka    76(4) 64

A 16th career meeting between the 2 players and their 5th at a Grand Slam.

Murray has lost his last 3 meetings with Wawrinka, having not defeated the Swiss since 2012 Tokyo.

Wawrinka has won all 3 of their clay court meetings in straight sets, and dropped just 3 games in their most recent clay court meeting at 2013 Monte Carlo-1000.

Murray and Wawrinka have a 2-2 win-loss record against each other at the Grand Slams, though Wawrinka has won both of their last 2 meetings at a major.
Possible final head-to-heads
Djokovic     Thiem
Murray    10-23    2-0
Wawrinka    4-19    2-1

MURRAY    v    WAWRINKA

29    Age    31
6’3”/1.91m    Height    6’0”/1.83m
2    ATP Ranking    4
36    Titles    14
164-38    Career Grand Slam Record    111-42
2 titles     Best Grand Slam Result    2 titles
33-8    Roland Garros Record    32-10
579-170    Career Record    420-241
97-40    Career Record – Clay    161-78
27-5    2016 Record    27-7
17-2    2016 Record – Clay    12-3
22-7    Career Five-Set Record    23-19
9    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    6
165-102    Career Tiebreak Record    168-159
8-4    2016 Tiebreak Record    11-4

Road to the Semifinals
MURRAY    Time        Time    WAWRINKA
d. (Q) Radek Stepanek 36 36 60 63 75
d. (WC) Mathias Bourgue 62 26 46 62 63    3:41
3:34    1st round
2nd round    3:11
2:07    d. Lukas Rosol 46 61 36 63 64
d. Taro Daniel 76(7) 63 64
d. No. 27 Ivo Karlovic 61 64 76(3)    1:56    3rd round    1:59    d. No. 30 Jeremy Chardy 64 63 75
d.  No. 15 John Isner 76(9) 64 63
d. No. 9 Richard Gasquet 57 76(3) 60 62    2:40
3:24    Round of 16
Quarterfinals    2:56
1:56    d. No. 22 Viktor Troicki 76(5) 67(7) 63 62
d. Albert Ramos-Vinolas 62 61 76(7)

total time on court    15:15    (IBM time)    12:09    total time on court

•    MURRAY is attempting to become the first British man in the Open Era to reach the Roland Garros final. Only 2 British men have reached the final here since the event became international in 1925:

British men in the final of the French Championships (since 1925)
Year    Player    Final result
1935    Fred Perry    Defeated Gottfried von Cramm 63 36 61 63
1936    Fred Perry    Lost Gottfried von Cramm 60 26 62 26 60
1937    Bunny Austin    Lost to Henner Henkel 61 64 63

•    Murray is bidding to reach his 10th Grand Slam final and equal Fred Perry for the most appearances in a Grand Slam final by a British man (since the Challenge Round was abolished at Wimbledon in 1922):

Player    Appearances in a Grand Slam final
Fred Perry    10 – US Championships 1933-34, 1936, Australian Championships 1934-35, French Championships 1935-36, Wimbledon 1934-36
Andy Murray    9 – US Open 2008, 2012, Australian Open 2010-11, 2013, 2015-16, Wimbledon 2012-13

•    Murray is bidding to equal Boris Becker in 12th place on the list for the most Grand Slam finals reached in the Open Era with 10. Only 3 active players have reached more Grand Slam finals than Murray – Roger Federer (27), Rafael Nadal (20) and Novak Djokovic (19)* [*Djokovic is bidding to reach his 20th Grand Slam final here].

•    Murray is also bidding to reach the Roland Garros final for the first time and become the 10th man in the Open Era to reach the final at all 4 Grand Slam events. Djokovic is the last man to reach the final at all 4 Grand Slam events at 2012 Roland Garros. Murray would be the 3rd oldest to achieve the feat:

Age to complete the set of Grand Slam final appearances (Open Era)
Player    Completed at…    Age^
Jim Courier    1993 Wimbledon    22 years 321 days
Rafael Nadal    2010 US Open    24 years 101 days
Andre Agassi    1995 Australian Open    24 years 275 days
Roger Federer    2006 Roland Garros    24 years 307 days
Novak Djokovic    2012 Roland Garros    25 years 19 days
Stefan Edberg    1991 US Open    25 years 232 days
Ivan Lendl    1986 Wimbledon    26 years 121 days
Andy Murray??    2016 Roland Garros??    29 years 21 days??
Rod Laver*    1969 US Open    31 years 31 days
Ken Rosewall*    1971 Australian Open     36 years 73 days
^ Age as at the end of the tournament
* Also reached all 4 Slam finals in the pre-Open Era

•    Murray has reached his 19th Grand Slam semifinal and extended his record for the most Grand Slam semifinal appearances by a British man ahead of Fred Perry (13 semifinals). Murray has reached the semifinals at the Australian Open 6 times, Roland Garros 4 times, Wimbledon 6 times and the US Open 3 times.

•    Murray has a 0-3 win-loss record in semifinals here, compared with 2-1 at the US Open, 2-4 at Wimbledon and 5-1 at the Australian Open. He went on to reach the final after contesting his first semifinal at both the US Open and Australian Open, but lost in 3 Wimbledon semifinals before reaching the final in his 4th.

Murray’s Grand Slam semifinal appearances
Grand Slam    Opponent    Result
2008 US Open    Rafael Nadal    d. 62 76(5) 46 64
2009 Wimbledon    Andy Roddick    l. 64 46 76(7) 76(5)
2010 Australian Open    Marin Cilic    d. 36 64 64 62
2010 Wimbledon    Rafael Nadal    l. 64 76(6) 64
2011 Australian Open    David Ferrer    d. 46 76(2) 61 76(2)
2011 Roland Garros    Rafael Nadal    l. 64 75 64
2011 Wimbledon    Rafael Nadal    l. 57 62 62 64
2011 US Open    Rafael Nadal    l. 64 62 36 62
2012 Australian Open     Novak Djokovic    l. 63 36 67(4) 61 75
2012 Wimbledon    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga    d. 63 64 36 75
2012 US Open    Tomas Berdych    d. 57 62 61 76(7)
2013 Australian Open    Roger Federer    d. 64 67(5) 63 67(2) 62
2013 Wimbledon    Jerzy Janowicz    d. 67(2) 64 64 63
2014 Roland Garros    Rafael Nadal    l. 63 62 61
2015 Australian Open    Tomas Berdych    d. 67(6) 60 63 75
2015 Roland Garros    Novak Djokovic    l. 63 63 57 57 61
2015 Wimbledon    Roger Federer    l. 75 75 64
2016 Australian Open    Milos Raonic    d. 46 75 67(4) 64 62
2016 Roland Garros    v Stan Wawrinka    ??

•    Murray is bidding to record his 165th Grand Slam match-win today and close the gap on John McEnroe (167) in 9th place on the Open Era list for most victories at the majors. By reaching the semifinals here, Murray overtook Boris Becker (163) to take sole ownership of 10th place on the Open Era list.

•    Murray is bidding to end a 6-match losing streak against Top 4 opposition at the Grand Slams. He has not defeated a Top 4 opponent at a major since defeating No. 1 Djokovic in the final at 2013 Wimbledon. He has a 5-18 win-loss record against Top 4 opposition at the majors overall.

•    Murray is bidding to defeat a Top 4 player on clay for the 3rd time. He has a 2-10 win-loss record against Top 4 opposition on clay, with his only wins coming against No. 4 Nadal at 2015 Madrid-1000 and No. 1 Djokovic in the final at 2016 Rome-1000.

•    By reaching the semifinals here for the 4th time, Murray has moved into joint-8th place on the list for most Roland Garros semifinal appearances in the Open Era:

Most Roland Garros semifinal appearances (Open Era)
Rafael Nadal    9
Novak Djokovic    8
Roger Federer    7
Bjorn Borg
Mats Wilander    6
6
Andre Agassi
Ivan Lendl    5
5
Sergi Bruguera
Jimmy Connors
Jim Courier
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Andy Murray
Guillermo Vilas    4
4
4
4
4
4

•    By reaching the last 4 here, Murray has reached his 19th Grand Slam semifinal and moved into joint-8th place with Stefan Edberg and John McEnroe on the Open Era list for most Grand Slam semifinals reached. Federer (39 semifinals), Djokovic (30) and Nadal (23) are the only active players to reach the last 4 at a Grand Slam on more occasions than Murray.

•    Murray is the only British player – man or woman – to have reached 4 semifinals at Roland Garros. Murray is one of just 4 British players along with Fred Perry (1935-36), Bunny Austin (1935, 1937) and Ann Jones (1968-69) to reach multiple semifinals here.

•    Murray is bidding to extend his record for the most Roland Garros match-wins by a British man in history:
Most Roland Garros match-wins by a British man (all-time)
Player    Win-loss record
1.    Andy Murray    33-8
2.    Fred Perry    28-5
3.    Bunny Austin    23-6
4.    Patrick Hughes    21-6
5=   Billy Knight
Bobby Wilson    19-10
19-9

•    Murray has now reached the semifinals at 5 of the last 6 Grand Slam events he has contested since falling to Djokovic in the quarterfinals at the 2014 US Open. The only time he has failed to reach the last 4 at a major in that time was when he fell to Kevin Anderson in the round of 16 at the 2015 US Open.

•    Murray is bidding to record his 11th straight win and record his longest Tour-level winning streak on clay. He has won 10-match straight matches on clay, having won the title at Rome-1000 (d. Djokovic) prior to coming here – equalling his longest Tour-level winning streak on the surface. He also won 10 matches in a row in winning the titles at 2015 Munich and 2015 Madrid-1000 before conceding a walkover due to fatigue against David Goffin in the 2nd round at 2015 Rome-1000.

•    By defeating No. 1 Djokovic in the final at Rome-1000 prior to coming here, Murray ended a 6-match losing streak against Top 4 opposition. He has won just 4 of his last 23 matches against Top 4 opposition at Tour-level.

•    Murray has never played more than 2 five-set matches at the same Grand Slam event. As well as contesting 2 five-set matches here, Murray also contested 2 five-set matches at the 2005 US Open (d. Andrei Pavel in the 1st round, l. Arnaud Clement in the 2nd round) and at 2014 Roland Garros (d. Philipp Kohlschreiber in the 3rd round,
d. Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals).

•    Murray’s win over Stepanek in the 1st round was his 9th career comeback from 0-2 down – putting him in joint-3rd place on the Open Era list for the most 0-2 comebacks with Vitas Gerulaitis, Todd Martin and Roger Federer. Only Aaron Krickstein and Becker have achieved more 0-2 comebacks at Tour-level in the Open Era with 10.

•    Murray’s win over Bourgue was his 10th 5-set match-win in his last 11 five-set matches. His only 5-set defeat in that time came against Djokovic in the semifinals at 2015 Roland Garros. Murray has a 7-2 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Roland Garros and a 22-7 five set win-loss record overall.

•    It is the first time Murray has been extended to 5-sets in both his 1st and 2nd round matches at a Grand Slam. Gaston Gaudio in 2004 is the only man to have won the Roland Garros title having been extended to 5-sets in both his 1st and 2nd round matches in the Open Era.

•    By reaching the semifinals here, Murray has equalled his best Roland Garros performance. He also reached the semifinals here last year, when he lost to Djokovic 63 63 57 57 61 in a match that was played over 2 days due to rain, and fell to Nadal at this stage in both 2011 and 2014. This is his 9th Roland Garros appearance.

•    Murray is one of the 3 Grand Slam champions to reach the semifinals from the 5 who started the men’s main draw here. He became the first British male Grand Slam winner since Fred Perry won the 1936 US Open at the 2012 US Open (d. Djokovic), before becoming the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon title in 2013 (d. Djokovic).

•    Murray is bidding to add to his US Open and Wimbledon titles and become the 16th man in the Open Era to win at least 3 of the 4 Grand Slam titles [see Preview page 2].

•    Murray warmed up for Roland Garros by winning the title at Rome-1000 and reaching the final at Madrid-1000
(l. Djokovic) and the semifinals at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Nadal). Also in 2016 Murray reached his 5th Australian Open final, losing to Djokovic.

•    Murray plays here seeded No. 2 – his highest seeding at Roland Garros. He has now been seeded No. 2 at all 4 Grand Slam events.

•    Murray reached the semifinals of the boys’ singles as top seed at 2005 Roland Garros (l. Marin Cilic).

•    In March, Murray helped defending champions Great Britain reach the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals for the 3rd year in a row. He won both of his singles matches in the first round tie against Japan in Birmingham, defeating Taro Daniel and Nishikori to help Great Britain defeat Japan 3-1. Great Britain plays Serbia in the quarterfinals in Belgrade on 15-17 July.

•    Murray is coached by former ATP pro Jamie Delgado.

•    Defending champion WAWRINKA is bidding to reach his 3rd Grand Slam final and his 2nd at Roland Garros.

•    Aged 31 years 69 days, Wawrinka is looking to become the oldest man to reach the final at Roland Garros since Niki Pilic finished runner-up here aged 33 years 280 days in 1973. Wawrinka is the oldest man to reach the semifinals at Roland Garros since Jimmy Connors reached the last 4 here aged 32 years 280 days in 1985.

•    By reaching the semifinals here, Roland Garros has become Wawrinka’s most successful Grand Slam in terms of matches won. He has a 32-10 win-loss record here, compared with 31-10 at the Australian Open, 17-11 at Wimbledon and 31-11 at the US Open.

•    Wawrinka is one of 3 Swiss players – men or women – to have reached a Grand Slam final in history alongside Roger Federer (27 Grand Slam finals) and Martina Hingis (12).

•    Wawrinka is bidding to record his 10th straight-win and record a new career-best Tour-level winning streak on clay. He also recorded 9 straight victories in winning the title at 2013 Oeiras through to the final at 2013 Madrid-1000, and in winning the title at 2015 Roland Garros through to the quarterfinals at 2016 Monte Carlo-1000. His career-best Tour-level winning streak is 13 matches (winning the title at 2014 Chennai through the round of 16 at 2014 Indian Wells-1000).

•    Wawrinka is bidding to become the first No. 3 seed to reach a Grand Slam final since No. 3 Rafael Nadal won the title here in 2013.

•    Wawrinka is bidding to record his 8th victory over a Top 2 opponent on his 43rd attempt. His most recent victory over a Top 2 player came against today’s opponent at the 2015 ATP World Tour Finals. He has a 4-8 win-loss record against Top 2 players at the Grand Slams, with his 4 victories occurring in his last 6 matches with them at the majors. He has won 2 of the 3 matches he has played against Top 2 opposition at Roland Garros.

•    Wawrinka, who won the junior title here in 2003, was also the first former boys’ champion to win the title here since Mats Wilander in 1988 and at 30 years 71 days was the oldest male champion since Andres Gomez in 1990. The last boys’ champion to win multiple titles at Roland Garros was Wilander, who won the men’s title here in 1982, 1985 and 1988.

•    Wawrinka, who won 2015 Roland Garros aged 30 years 71 days, is looking to become the 5th man in the Open Era to win 2 or more Grand Slams titles after turning 30. Andre Agassi was the last man to achieve the feat, winning the Australian Open in 2001 at 30 years, 274 days and again aged 32 years, 272 days in 2003.

•    Wawrinka is looking to become the 8th man in the Open Era to successfully defend the Roland Garros title. If he can retain his crown it will be the 17th time in the Open Era that the French Open title has been successfully defended [see Preview page 5].

•    Wawrinka has reached his 6th Grand Slam semifinal. Just 3 Swiss men have reached a Grand Slam semifinal in history – Federer (39), Wawrinka (6) and Marc Rosset (1).

•    Wawrinka’s 1st round win over Rosol improved his 5-set win-loss record to 23-19 and improved his 5-set win-loss record at Roland Garros to 8-2. By winning in 5 sets, Wawrinka avoided becoming the first defending Roland Garros champion to lose their opening match here since 1956 champion Lew Hoad fell in the 3rd round (after receiving 2 opening round byes) in 1957.

•    Wawrinka broke through to win his first Grand Slam title in his first Grand Slam final at the 2014 Australian Open
(d. Nadal 63 62 36 63). He was the first player to defeat the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds en route to a Grand Slam title since Sergei Bruguera won 1993 Roland Garros. He repeated the feat when winning 2015 Roland Garros.

•    Last year here Wawrinka won the title, defeating Novak Djokovic in 46 64 63 64 in the final. He was the first man to win Roland Garros a year after losing in the 1st round since 2002 champion Albert Costa, who had lost in the 1st round in Paris in 2001.

•    Wawrinka warmed up for Roland Garros by winning the title at Geneva (d. Marin Cilic). He also reached the quarterfinals at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Nadal) and the 3rd round at Rome-1000 (l. Juan Monaco) but lost his opening match at Madrid-1000 (l. Nick Kyrgios).

•    Also in 2016, Wawrinka successfully defended his Chennai title (d. Borna Coric) and won Dubai (d. Marcos Baghdatis). He reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open, losing to Raonic.

•    Wawrinka has played in every major since making his Grand Slam debut at 2005 Roland Garros. This is his 12th straight Roland Garros appearance and his 45th consecutive Grand Slam appearance.

•    Wawrinka is coached by 2000 Roland Garros finalist Magnus Norman.

*All stats courtesy of the International Tennis Federation

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Roland Garros Day 12 Results

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ROLAND GARROS – PARIS, FRANCE
MAY 22 – JUNE 05 2016

RESULTS – THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016
Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
[1] Serena Williams (USA) d. Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 5-7 6-4 6-1
Kiki Bertens (NED) d. [8] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 7-5 6-2

Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic (SRB)[1] d. Tomas Berdych (CZE)[7] 6-3 7-5 6-3

Dominic Thiem (AUT)[13] d. David Goffin (BEL)[12] 4-6 7-6(7) 6-4 6-1

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2016 Roland Garros Day 12 Order of Play

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Philippe-Chatrier Court 1:00 PM

MEN’S SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE) [7]
Not Before: 3:00 PM
WOMEN’S SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)
MIXED DOUBLES – SEMIFINAL
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) [6]/Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) [6]vs. T.B.D.

Suzanne-Lenglen Court 1:00 PM

MEN’S SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Dominic Thiem (AUT) [13] vs. David Goffin (BEL) [12]
Not Before: 3:00 PM
WOMEN’S SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Kiki Bertens (NED) vs. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [8]
MIXED DOUBLES – SEMIFINAL
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [3]/Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) [3]vs. T.B.D.

Court 1 11:00 AM

MEN’S DOUBLES – QUARTERFINAL
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [15]/Marc Lopez (ESP) [15] vs. Julien Benneteau (FRA)/Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
MIXED DOUBLES – QUARTERFINAL
Martina Hingis (SUI)/Leander Paes (IND) vs. Elena Vesnina (RUS) [5]/Bruno Soares (BRA) [5]

PERRIER MEN’S LEGENDS OVER 45
Arnaud Boetsch (FRA)/Henri Leconte (FRA) vs.Sergi Bruguera (ESP)/Goran Ivanisevic (CRO)
PERRIER MEN’S LEGENDS OVER 45
Yannick Noah (FRA)/Cedric Pioline (FRA) vs. Mikael Pernfors (SWE)/Mats Wilander (SWE)

Court 2 11:00 AM

PERRIER MEN’S LEGENDS UNDER 45
Arnaud Clement (FRA)/Nicolas Escude (FRA) vs. Michael Chang (USA)/Alex Corretja (ESP)
MIXED DOUBLES – QUARTERFINAL
Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) [7]/Max Mirnyi (BLR) [7] vs. Sania Mirza (IND) [2]/Ivan Dodig (CRO) [2]

PERRIER PERRIER WOMEN’S LEGENDS DOUBLES
Tracy Austin-Holt (USA)/Kim Clijsters (BEL) vs. Conchita Martinez (ESP)/Nathalie Tauziat (FRA)
PERRIER MEN’S LEGENDS UNDER 45
Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)/Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs. Thomas Enqvist (SWE)/Magnus Norman (SWE)

Court 3 11:00 AM

PERRIER PERRIER WOMEN’S LEGENDS DOUBLES
Lindsay Davenport (USA)/Martina Navratilova (USA) vs. Marion Bartoli (FRA)/Sandrine Testud (FRA)

Court 6 11:00 AM

MEN’S WHEELCHAIR SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Shingo Kunieda (JPN) vs. Joachim Gerard (BEL) [2]
WOMEN’S WHEELCHAIR SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Aniek Van Koot (NED) vs. Yui Kamiji (JPN) [2]
MEN’S WHEELCHAIR SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Stephane Houdet (FRA) [1] vs. Michael Jeremiasz (FRA)
MEN’S WHEELCHAIR DOUBLES – SEMIFINAL
Gustavo Fernandez (ARG)/Joachim Gerard (BEL) vs. Shingo Kunieda (JPN) [2]/Gordon Reid (GBR) [2]

Court 8 11:00 AM

MEN’S WHEELCHAIR SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Stefan Olsson (SWE) vs. Gustavo Fernandez (ARG)
MEN’S WHEELCHAIR SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Gordon Reid (GBR) vs. Nicolas Peifer (FRA)
WOMEN’S WHEELCHAIR SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Sabine Ellerbrock (GER) vs. Charlotte Famin (FRA)
WOMEN’S WHEELCHAIR DOUBLES – SEMIFINAL
Marjolein Buis (NED)/Lucy Shuker (GBR) vs. Yui Kamiji (JPN) [2]/Jordanne Whiley (GBR) [2]

Court 10 11:00 AM

WOMEN’S WHEELCHAIR SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Lucy Shuker (GBR) vs. Marjolein Buis (NED)
WOMEN’S WHEELCHAIR SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Jiske Griffioen (NED) [1] vs. Jordanne Whiley (GBR)

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Roland Garros Day 11 Results

Samantha Stosur

Samantha Stosur

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016
Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
[4] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. Shelby Rogers (USA) 7-5, 6-3
[21] Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 6-4, 7-6(6)

Women’s Singles – Fourth Round
[1] Serena Williams (USA) d. [18] Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-1, 6-1
[8] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. [9] Venus Williams (USA) 6-2, 6-4
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) d. [12] Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 7-5, 7-5
Kiki Bertens (NED) d. [15] Madison Keys (USA) 7-6(4), 6-3

Women’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
[7] Makarova/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) d. [3] Chan/Chan (TPE/TPE) 6-1, 6-3
[5] Garcia/Mladenovic (FRA/FRA) d. Bertens/Larsson (NED/SWE) 7-5, 6-3
Krejcikova/Siniakova (CZE/CZE) d. [6] Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) 6-3, 7-6(9)
Gasparyan/Kuznetsova (RUS/RUS) d. [9] Xu/Zheng (CHN/CHN) 6-2, 6-4

Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals

Andy Murray (GBR)[2] d. Richard Gasquet (FRA)[9] 57 76(3) 60 62
Stan Wawrinka (SUI)[3] d.Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 62 61 76(7)

Men’s Singles – Fourth Round

Novak Djokovic (SRB)[1] d. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)[14] 36 64 61 75
David Ferrer (ESP)[11] vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE)[7] 63 75 63
David Goffin (BEL)[12] d. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 46 62 62 63
Dominic Thiem (AUT)[13] d. Marcel Granollers (ESP) 26 76(2) 61 64

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2016 Roland Garros Day 11 Order of Play

Order of Play June 1, 2016

Philippe-Chatrier Court 11:00 AM

WOMEN’S SINGLES – ROUND 4
Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Elina Svitolina (UKR) [18]
MEN’S SINGLES – ROUND 4
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) [14]
To Finish 3-6 6-4 4-1
Not Before: 2:00 PM
MEN’S SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Richard Gasquet (FRA) [9] vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2]
WOMEN’S SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Samantha Stosur (AUS) [21] vs. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)

Suzanne-Lenglen Court 11:00 AM

WOMEN’S SINGLES – ROUND 4
Venus Williams (USA) [9] vs. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [8]
MEN’S SINGLES – ROUND 4
David Ferrer (ESP) [11] vs Tomas Berdych (CZE) [7]
To Finish 2-1
Not Before: 2:00 PM
MEN’S SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) vs. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3]
WOMEN’S SINGLES – QUARTERFINAL
Shelby Rogers (USA) vs. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) [4]

Court 1 11:00 AM

WOMEN’S SINGLES – ROUND 4
Kiki Bertens (NED) vs. Madison Keys (USA) [15]
MEN’S SINGLES – ROUND 4
Ernests Gulbis (LAT) vs David Goffin (BEL) [12]
To Finish 3-0
MIXED DOUBLES – ROUND 2
Alize Cornet (FRA)/Jonathan Eysseric (FRA) vs. Sania Mirza (IND) [2]/Ivan Dodig (CRO) [2]

PERRIER MEN’S LEGENDS UNDER 45
Arnaud Clement (FRA)/Nicolas Escude (FRA) vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)/Carlos Moya (ESP)
PERRIER MEN’S LEGENDS OVER 45
Arnaud Boetsch (FRA)/Henri Leconte (FRA) vs. Pat Cash (AUS)/John McEnroe (USA)

Court 2 11:00 AM

WOMEN’S SINGLES – ROUND 4
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) [12] vs. Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)
MEN’S SINGLES – ROUND 4
Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs Dominic Thiem (AUT) [13]
To Finish 2-6 7-6(2)
WOMEN’S DOUBLES – QUARTERFINAL
Caroline Garcia (FRA) [5]/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [5] vs. Kiki Bertens (NED)/Johanna Larsson (SWE)

PERRIER MEN’S LEGENDS OVER 45
Mikael Pernfors (SWE)/Mats Wilander (SWE) vs. Mansour Bahrami (FRA)/Richard Krajicek (NED)
MIXED DOUBLES – QUARTERFINAL
Coco Vandeweghe (USA) [8]/Bob Bryan (USA) [8] vs. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [3]/Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) [3]
PERRIER PERRIER WOMEN’S LEGENDS DOUBLES
Tracy Austin-Holt (USA)/Kim Clijsters (BEL) vs. Iva Majoli (CRO)/Arantxa Sanchez (ESP)

Court 3 11:00 AM

MEN’S DOUBLES – QUARTERFINAL
Ivan Dodig (CRO) [3]/Marcelo Melo (BRA) [3] vs. Rohan Bopanna (IND) [6]/Florin Mergea (ROU) [6]
WOMEN’S DOUBLES – QUARTERFINAL
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [7]/Elena Vesnina (RUS) [7] vs Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) [3]/Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) [3]
To Finish 6-1 1-2

PERRIER PERRIER WOMEN’S LEGENDS DOUBLES
Marion Bartoli (FRA)/Sandrine Testud (FRA) vs. Anastasia Myskina (RUS)/Jana Novotna (CZE)

MIXED DOUBLES – ROUND 2
Elena Vesnina (RUS) [5]/Bruno Soares (BRA) [5] vs Andreja Klepac (SLO)/Treat Huey (PHI)
To Finish 7-5 1-1
MEN’S DOUBLES – QUARTERFINAL
Lukasz Kubot (POL) [9]/Alexander Peya (AUT) [9] vs. Pablo Cuevas (URU)/Marcel Granollers (ESP)

Court 4 11:00 AM

GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 1
Amina Anshba (RUS) [16] vs. Michaela Gordon (USA)
BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) [9] vs. Riccardo Balzerani (ITA)
GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Olga Danilovic (SRB) vs. Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) [13]
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Riccardo Balzerani (ITA)/Yuta Shimizu (JPN) vs. Liam Caruana (USA)/Sam Riffice (USA)
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Maria Carle (ARG)/Melany Krywoj (ARG) vs. Paula Arias Manjon (ESP)/Olga Danilovic (SRB)
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Jaimee Fourlis (AUS)/Karman Thandi (IND) vs. Amina Anshba (RUS) [3]/Elena Rybakina (RUS) [3]
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Jade Bornay (FRA)/Diane Parry (FRA) vs. Baijing Lin (AUS)/Anastasia Zarytska (UKR)

Court 5 11:00 AM

BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 1
Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) [1] vs Daniel AltMayer (GER)
To Finish 4-6 6-1 3-2
BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Patrik Rikl (CZE) vs. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) [5]
GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Usue Maitane Arconada (USA) [9] vs. Mira Antonitsch (AUT)
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Jay Clarke (GBR) [4]/Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) [4] vs. Khumoun Sultanov (UZB)/Tung-Lin Wu (TPE)
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Geoffrey Blancaneaux (FRA)/Kenneth Raisma (EST) vs. Jaimee Floyd Angel (FRA)/Clement Tabur (FRA)
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Yshai Oliel (ISR)/Patrik Rikl (CZE) vs. Alexei Popyrin (AUS) [6]/Yibing Wu (CHN) [6]

Court 6 11:00 AM

WOMEN’S DOUBLES – QUARTERFINAL
Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE) vs. Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) [6]/Lucie Hradecka (CZE) [6]
MEN’S DOUBLES – QUARTERFINAL
Mike Bryan (USA) [5]/Bob Bryan (USA) [5] vs Marcin Matkowski (POL) [16]/Leander Paes (IND) [16]
To Finish 4-3
WOMEN’S DOUBLES – QUARTERFINAL
Yi-Fan Xu (CHN) [9]/Saisai Zheng (CHN) [9] vs.Margarita Gasparyan (RUS)/Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
MIXED DOUBLES – QUARTERFINAL
Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) [1]/Jamie Murray (GBR) [1] vs. Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) [6]/Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) [6]
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Pavel Kotov (RUS)/Nathan Ponwith (USA) vs. Maxence Broville (FRA)/Constant De La Bassetiere (FRA)
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Juliette Colard (FRA)/Manon Leonard (FRA) vs. Usue Maitane Arconada (USA) [2]/Kayla Day (USA) [2]

Court 8 11:00 AM

GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 1
Ylena In-Albon (SUI) vs Ines Ibbou (ALG)
To Finish 5-3
BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Jurij Rodionov (AUT) [12] vs. Benjamin Sigouin (CAN)
GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Ioana Minca (ROU) vs. Caty McNally (USA)
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Dan Added (FRA)/Matteo Martineau (FRA) vs. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP) [8]/Yosuke Watanuki (JPN) [8]
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Eduard Guell Bartrina (ESP)/Nicola Kuhn (ESP) vs. Ergi Kirkin (TUR)/Alberto Lim (PHI)
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Emily Appleton (GBR) [4]/Katie Swan (GBR) [4] vs. Georgia Craciun (ROU)/Oana Gavrila (ROU)

Court 10 11:00 AM

BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 1
Pavel Kotov (RUS) vs. John McNally (USA) [15]
Not Before: 12:00 PM
MEN’S DOUBLES – ROUND 3
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [15]/Marc Lopez (ESP) [15] vs Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) [1]/Nicolas Mahut (FRA) [1]
To Finish 7-6(7) 3-0
BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) vs. Yunseong Chung (KOR) [7]
GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Kayla Day (USA) [3] vs. Varvara Gracheva (RUS)
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Yuki Naito (JPN)/Ayano Shimizu (JPN) vs. Eleni Christofi (GRE)/Ines Ibbou (ALG)
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Yunseong Chung (KOR)/Orlando Luz (BRA) vs. Juan Martin Jalif (ARG)/Francisco Vittar (ARG)
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Ayumi Miyamoto (JPN)/Chihiro Muramatsu (JPN) vs. Varvara Gracheva (RUS)/Lucie Kankova (CZE)

Court 13 11:00 AM

GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 1
Mirjam Bjorklund (SWE) vs. Amanda Anisimova (USA) [2]
BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Gianni Ross (USA) vs. Casper Ruud (NOR) [10]
BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Yibing Wu (CHN) [13] vs. Marvin Moeller (GER)
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Elliot Benchetrit (FRA)/Evan Furness (FRA) vs. Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) [3]/Casper Ruud (NOR) [3]
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Tatiana Pieri (ITA)/Lucrezia Stefanini (ITA) vs. Michaela Gordon (USA)/Maria Mateas (USA)
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Jurij Rodionov (AUT)/Louis Tessa (FRA) vs. Constantin Bittoun Kouzmine (FRA)/Marvin Moeller (GER)

Court 14 11:00 AM

GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 1
Melany Krywoj (ARG) vs. Manon Leonard (FRA)
BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Genaro Alberto Olivieri (ARG) [14] vs. Elliot Benchetrit (FRA)
BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Blake Ellis (AUS) vs. Nathan Ponwith (USA)
GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Dayana Yastremska (UKR) [5] vs. Karman Thandi (IND)
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Toru Horie (JPN)/Gianni Ross (USA) vs. Alex De Minaur (AUS)/Blake Ellis (AUS)

Court 15 11:00 AM

BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 1
Alex De Minaur (AUS) [6] vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG)
To Finish 6-4
BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Orlando Luz (BRA) vs. Felix Auger Aliassime (CAN) [11]
BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Alberto Lim (PHI) vs. Ulises Blanch (USA) [3]
GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Rebeka Masarova (SUI) [12] vs. Claire Liu (USA)
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Ulises Blanch (USA) [1]/Mate Valkusz (HUN) [1] vs. Brandon Holt (USA)/Vasil Kirkov (USA)
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves (BRA)/Ryan James Storrie (GBR) vs. Felix Auger Aliassime (CAN) [2]/Denis Shapovalov (CAN) [2]
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Anastasia Detiuc (MDA) [8]/Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) [8] vs. Claire Liu (USA)/Charlotte Robillard-Millette (CAN)

Court 16 11:00 AM

GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 1
Mylene Halemai (FRA) vs. Maria Mateas (USA)
BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Djurabeck Karimov (UZB) [8] vs. Yshai Oliel (ISR)
GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Iga Swiatek (POL) vs. Mai Hontama (JPN)
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Youssef Hossam (EGY) [5]/Djurabeck Karimov (UZB) [5] vs. Gabriel Decamps (BRA)/Duarte Vale (POR)
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Mai Hontama (JPN) [7]/Wushuang Zheng (CHN) [7] vs. Mayuka Aikawa (JPN)/Ylena In-Albon (SUI)
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Federica Bilardo (ITA)/Iga Swiatek (POL) vs. Jodie Burrage (GBR) [6]/Panna Udvardy (HUN) [6]
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Malene Helgo (NOR)/Katarina Zavatska (UKR) vs. Amanda Anisimova (USA)/Caty McNally (USA)

Court 17 11:00 AM

GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 1
Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (FRA) [14] vs Ayano Shimizu (JPN)
To Finish 3-2
BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Geoffrey Blancaneaux (FRA) vs. Louis Wessels (GER)
GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Federica Bilardo (ITA) vs. Elena Rybakina (RUS) [8]
GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Emmanuelle Salas (FRA) vs. Morgan Coppoc (USA)
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Piotr Matuszewski (POL)/Kacper Zuk (POL) vs. Benjamin Sigouin (CAN)/Louis Wessels (GER)
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Loudmilla Bencheikh (FRA)/Mylene Halemai (FRA) vs. Mira Antonitsch (AUT)/Mirjam Bjorklund (SWE)
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Olesya Pervushina (RUS) [1]/Anastasia Potapova (RUS) [1] vs. Emiliana Arango (COL)/Morgan Coppoc (USA)

Court 18 11:00 AM

GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 1
Lucie Kankova (CZE) vs Yasmine Mansouri (FRA)
To Finish 3-0
BOYS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Juan Carlos Manuel Aguilar (BOL) vs. Mate Valkusz (HUN) [2]
GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Alexandra Sanford (USA) vs. Anastasia Potapova (RUS) [4]
GIRLS’ SINGLES – ROUND 2
Katarina Zavatska (UKR) vs. Monika Kilnarova (CZE)
BOYS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
John McNally (USA) [7]/Jeffrey John Wolf (USA) [7] vs. Juan Carlos Manuel Aguilar (BOL)/Genaro Alberto Olivieri (ARG)
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Chloe Cirotte (FRA)/Yasmine Mansouri (FRA) vs. Lara Escauriza (PAR)/Ioana Minca (ROU)
GIRLS’ DOUBLES – ROUND 1
Monika Kilnarova (CZE)/Dominique Schaefer (PER) vs. Sofia Kenin (USA) [5]/Alexandra Sanford (USA) [5]

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