June 29, 2017

Davis Cup and Fed Cup Finals Will Be Held Together Beginning in 2018

(June 28, 2018) The International Tennis Federation has announced that from 2018 and onward, the Davis Cup and Fed Cup finals will be staged together. It will be called the World Cup of Tennis finals.

 

Press Release from the ITF:

Geneva selected as preferred bid to host combined World Cup of Tennis finals

as part of historic reforms for Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

 

  • Palexpo to host festival of tennis including Davis Cup and Fed Cup finals
  • Combined finals to unlock new revenues for tennis development, increased prize money and player bonus pool
  • Part of wide-ranging reform package that already includes best-of-3 sets for Davis Cup singles matches
  • ITF AGM will be asked to approve reform package in August 2017

 

The ITF Board of Directors has selected Geneva as the preferred bid to host the World Cup of Tennis finals – a new combined season-ending event including the finals of Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. The finals are the centrepiece of a series of historic reforms that will transform Davis Cup and Fed Cup, the largest annual team competitions in sport.

 

The ITF AGM will be asked to approve the full reform package at its meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in August 2017.

 

The new event, which would start in November 2018 for a three-year period, would be staged on hard court at Palexpo. The venue has staged over ten Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties, with a capacity of over 18,000 spectators.

 

Geneva was chosen by the Board at their meeting in Frankfurt on Tuesday from a shortlist of six cities across three continents that also included Copenhagen (Denmark), Istanbul (Turkey), Miami (USA), Turin (Italy), and Wuhan (China). All six cities submitted world-class bids to host a combined Davis Cup and Fed Cup event, reflecting the consensus in the market that combined finals would be more attractive for fans, sponsors and broadcasters. In total, more than 20 cities expressed interest in hosting the new season-ending event.

 

The Board will receive feedback from the Davis Cup and Fed Cup Committees on the potential format of the event that could also include the Fed Cup semifinals in a move that would allow the Fed Cup World Group to expand from eight to 16 teams. The traditional home-and-away format will continue for all other rounds of Davis Cup and Fed Cup.

 

The World Cup of Tennis finals will be a true festival of tennis that will raise the ITF’s flagship team competitions to a new level and bring certainty to hosting and venue standards. The finals will also unlock new revenues that will be put into increased prize money, player participation incentives and worldwide tennis development.

 

ITF President David Haggerty said: “The creation of the World Cup of Tennis finals is at the heart of a series of reforms that represent the most significant changes in the history of Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. Change is needed to ensure that we maximise the full potential of these iconic and historic competitions. We’ve consulted widely and listened carefully, and believe we will deliver an exceptional new event for fans, players and nations.”

 

Having a pre-selected venue will give the finals a fitting global platform, a model that has proved highly successful in other sports, such as the UEFA Champions League and NFL’s Super Bowl.

 

Haggerty added: “By providing Geneva with a full year to organise and promote the event, it will be able to fully maximise the competition’s potential, elevating venue and hosting standards to a consistent Grand Slam level and delivering the very best athlete and fan experience.

 

“All six cities were highly capable and presented outstanding bids, and each would have been an excellent choice. In the end, the Board felt that Geneva offered the best conditions for hosting this exciting and innovative new event, and will deliver a truly world-class event.”

 

President of Swiss Tennis Rene Stammbach said: “Together with my Swiss Tennis Board, Palexpo Chairman Robert Hensler, and over half a million tennis fans in Switzerland and the many more abroad, I’m delighted that Geneva – the Swiss capital of Davis Cup and Fed Cup home ties – has been chosen as the preferred bid for this prestigious ITF team competition. If approved by the ITF AGM, this year-end festival will be a highlight of the international tennis agenda from 2018, and contribute to the growth of the game in Switzerland.”

 

The ITF’s wide-ranging reform package is designed to enhance Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas for all stakeholders, including players and National Associations. Other reforms previously approved by the Board include playing all Davis Cup singles matches as best-of-three sets, and guaranteeing Davis Cup and Fed Cup finalists the choice of hosting their first-round tie in the following year.

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British Tennis Player Dan Evans Tests Positive for Cocaine

Dan Evans

(June 23, 2017) Twenty-seven-year-old British tennis player Dan Evans said on Friday that he tested positive for cocaine in April during a news conference which he organized.

The International Tennis Federation established that Evans failed a doping test on April 24 at the Barcelona Open (Press Release is listed below the article). Evans will be provisionally suspended as of June 26.

The 50th-ranked Evans made a statement and did not take questions during his news conference.

“It’s really important you know this was taken out of competition and the context was completely unrelated to tennis.”

“I made a mistake and I must face up to it. I can only deeply apologize from the bottom of my heart.”

 

Tennis Anti-Doping Programme statement regarding Daniel Evans

PRESS RELEASE

23 June 2017

 

Following the statement made by Daniel Evans today, the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP) can confirm the following:

 

  • On 24 April 2017, Mr Evans, a 27-year-old player from Great Britain, provided an anti-doping sample to the TADP in association with his participation in the Barcelona Open, an ATP World Tour event, held in Barcelona, Spain.

 

  • That sample was analysed by a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory in Montreal, Canada, and was found to contain cocaine and its metabolite. Cocaine is a Non-Specified substance prohibited under category S6 of the 2017 WADA Prohibited List (stimulants), and therefore is also prohibited under the TADP.

 

  • In accordance with Article 2.1 of the TADP, Mr Evans was charged on 16 June with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.

 

  • Mr Evans has accepted the finding of cocaine in his sample collected on 24 April.

 

  • As positive tests for Non-Specified Substances carry a mandatory Provisional Suspension, Mr Evans will be provisionally suspended with effect from 26 June, under Article 8.3.1(c) of the 2017 TADP, pending determination of the case.

 

The Tennis Anti-Doping Programme is a comprehensive and internationally recognised drug-testing programme that applies to all players competing at Grand Slam tournaments and events sanctioned by the ITF, ATP, and WTA. Players are tested for substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency and, upon a finding that an Anti-Doping Rule Violation has been committed, sanctions are imposed in accordance with the requirements of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme and World Anti-Doping Code. More background information on the Programme, sanctions, tennis statistics and related information can be found at www.itftennis.com/antidoping.

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2017 Roland Garros – Day 15 Men’s Preview

Rafael Nadal

Stan Wawrinka

2017 ROLAND GARROS

DAY 15 Men’s Preview

Sunday 11 June

Final

 

3 STAN WAWRINKA (SUI) v NO. 4 RAFAEL NADAL (ESP)

 

2017 Roland Garros marks the 116th edition of the French Championships and the 87th tournament since the event became international in 1925. It is also the 197th Grand Slam tournament of the Open Era, the first of which was 1968 Roland Garros, making this the 50th French Open.

 

Prize money and ATP ranking points

 

Today’s champion receives €2,100,000 in prize money, while the runner-up collects €1,060,000. In total, the men’s singles prize fund for 2017 Roland Garros is €13,548,000, a 12.6% increase on 2016. The winner is also awarded 2000 ATP ranking points, with the runner-up receiving 1200.

 

ATP rankings update

 

The winner of today’s final will move up to No. 2, with the runner-up at No. 3, when the ATP rankings are updated on Monday 12 June. If he wins today, Wawrinka will rise to a career-high ranking. If Nadal wins, he will climb to his highest ranking since October 2014. Last year’s champion Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, drops to No. 4 – his lowest ranking since October 2009. Here’s how the Top 10 will look on Monday:

 

1 Andy Murray
2 Nadal/Wawrinka??
3 Nadal/Wawrinka??
4 Novak Djokovic
5 Roger Federer
6 Milos Raonic
7 Marin Cilic
8 Dominic Thiem
9 Kei Nishikori
10 Alexander Zverev

 

No. 3 v No. 4

The last time the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds met in the Roland Garros final was in 2013, when No. 3 Nadal defeated No. 4 David Ferrer. It is the 3rd time the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds have met in the Roland Garros final in the Open Era. The other occasion these seeds have met was in 1990, when No. 4 seed Andres Gomez defeated No. 3 seed Andre Agassi.

 

This is the 10th time the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds have met in a Grand Slam final in the Open Era.

 

 

2017 leaders

Nadal is in 1st place on the list for the most Tour-level match-wins in 2017. Wawrinka is in 6th place on the list and will move up to joint-4th place on the list if he wins today.

 

Most wins in 2017

Rafael Nadal                42-6

Dominic Thiem             34-13

David Goffin                 31-12

            Pablo Carreno Busta     27-14

Alexander Zverev          27-10

Stan Wawrinka             26-8

 

Nadal is in 1st place on the list for most clay court wins in 2017. Wawrinka is in joint-8th place – along with Marin Cilic, Novak Djokovic, David Goffin, Kei Nishikori and Horacio Zeballos – and will move up to joint-7th if he wins today.

 

Most clay court wins in 2017

            Rafael Nadal                23-1

            Dominic Thiem              22-5

Albert Ramos-Vinolas    21-11

Pablo Carreno Busta     20-8

Alexander Zverev          16-4

Pablo Cuevas                14-7

Diego Schwartzman       13-10

Stan Wawrinka             12-3

 

Roger Federer, Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Alexander Zverev top the list for the most titles won this year with 3. Wawrinka, who won the title at Geneva prior to coming here, is bidding to win his 2nd title of 2017 and join the 6 men to have won multiple titles this year.

 

Most titles in 2017

Roger Federer               3          Australian Open, Indian Wells-1000, Miami-1000

Rafael Nadal                 3          Monte Carlo-1000, Barcelona, Madrid-1000

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga        3          Rotterdam, Marseille, Lyon
Alexander Zverev          3          Montpellier, Munich, Rome-1000

Grigor Dimitrov             2          Brisbane, Sofia

Jack Sock                     2          Auckland, Delray Beach

 

Head-to-head: Nadal leads 15-3

2007     Australian Open           Hard (O)           R32      Nadal               62 62 62

2007     Stuttgart                       Clay (O)            FR        Nadal                64 75

2007     AMS Paris                    Hard (I)             R16      Nadal                64 63

2009     Miami-1000                   Hard (O)           R16      Nadal                76(2) 76(4)

2010     Rome-1000                   Clay (O)            QF        Nadal                64 61

2010     Toronto-1000                 Hard (O)           R32      Nadal                76(12) 63

2010     Shanghai-1000              Hard (O)           R32      Nadal                64 64

2012     Monte Carlo-1000          Clay (O)            QF        Nadal                75 64

2013     Madrid-1000                  Clay (O)            FR        Nadal                62 64

2013     Roland Garros             Clay (O)            QF        Nadal               62 63 61

2013     Shanghai-1000              Hard (O)           QF        Nadal                76(10) 61

2013     ATP World Tour Finals   Hard (I)             RR        Nadal                76(5) 76(6)

2014     Australian Open           Hard (O)           FR        Wawrinka         63 62 36 63

2015     Rome-1000                   Clay (O)            QF        Wawrinka          76(7) 62

2015     Shanghai-1000              Hard (O)           QF        Nadal                62 61

2015     Paris-1000                     Hard (I)             QF        Wawrinka          76(8) 76(7)

2015     ATP World Tour Finals   Hard (I)             RR        Nadal                63 62

2016     Monte Carlo-1000          Clay (O)            QF        Nadal                61 64

 

A 19th Tour-level meeting between the 2 players, and their 4th at a Grand Slam. Wawrinka won the only previous Grand Slam final the pair have contested, at the 2014 Australian Open. Since the beginning of 2014, the head-to-head is tied at 3-3.

 

Nadal has a 2-1 win-loss record against Wawrinka in Tour-level finals, with both of his 2 wins coming on clay.

 

This is the 8th time the pair have met on clay. Nadal has a 6-1 win-loss record against Wawrinka on clay, with his only defeat coming at 2015 Rome-1000.

Wawrinka and Nadal are the first pair of players aged 30 or over to contest a Roland Garros final since 1969, when 30-year-old Rod Laver defeated 34-year-old Ken Rosewall. Wawrinka is the 2nd player in the Open Era to reach multiple Roland Garros finals after turning 30 – after Rosewall in 1968-69. Nadal is the 8th different player in the Open Era to reach a Roland Garros final after turning 30.

 

WAWRINKA                                                 v                                                      NADAL

 

32                                                        Age                                                        31*

6’0”/1.83m                                  Height                                   6’1”/1.85m

29,378,107                     Career Earnings (US$)                      83,573,172

3                                                ATP Ranking                                                4

16                                                       Titles                                                       72

3 titles                               Best Grand Slam Result                       14 titles

130-45                            Career Grand Slam Record                            215-32

38-11                                  Roland Garros Record                                   78-2

465-260                                       Career Record                                        848-180

173-82                                  Career Record – Clay                                   388-35

26-8                                             2017 Record                                              42-6

12-3                                       2017 Record – Clay                                       23-1

26-20                                 Career Five-Set Record                                  19-9

6                                 Comebacks from 0-2 Down                                 3

194-175                              Career Tiebreak Record                              208-134

14-5                                   2017 Tiebreak Record                                     8-3

                                                                                          *Turned 31 on 3 June

 

 

WAWRINKA Time Time NADAL
d. (Q) Jozef Kovalik 62 76(6) 63

d. Alexandr Dolgopolov 64 76(5) 75

1:57

2:34

1st round

2nd round

1:52

1:49

d. Benoit Paire 61 64 61

d. Robin Haase 61 64 63

d. No. 28 Fabio Fognini 76(2) 60 62 1:52 3rd round 1:31 d. Nikoloz Basilashvili 60 61 60
d. No. 15 Gael Monfils 75 76(7) 62

d. No. 7 Marin Cilic 63 63 61

 

2:43

1:40

 

Round of 16

Quarterfinals

1:51

0:51

d. No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut 61 62 62

d. No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta 62 2-0 ret.

(left abdominal muscle)

d. No. 1 Andy Murray 67(6) 63 57 76(3) 61

 

4:34 Semifinals 2:07 d. No. 6 Dominic Thiem 63 64 60
total time on court 15:20 (IBM time) 10:01 total time on court

                                                                      Road to the Final

 

 

  • WAWRINKA is bidding to win his 4th Grand Slam title and his 2nd at Roland Garros.

 

  • Wawrinka is bidding to become the 2nd man in the Open Era to win their first 4 Grand Slam finals after Roger Federer, who won his first 7 Grand Slam finals. As well as Federer and Wawrinka, 4 other men in the Open Era – Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg and Gustavo Kuerten – won their first 3 Grand Slam finals, but all (except Kuerten, who didn’t reach another final) finished runner-up in their 4th.

    

Roger Federer Won first 7 Grand Slam finals – 2003 Wimbledon, 2004 Australian Open, 2004 Wimbledon, 2004 US Open, 2005 Wimbledon, 2005 US Open, 2006 Australian Open. Finished runner-up in 8th at 2006 Roland Garros.
Stan Wawrinka Won first 3 Grand Slam finals – 2014 Australian Open, 2015 Roland Garros, 2016 US Open, 2017 Roland Garros??
Born Borg Won first 3 Grand Slam finals – 1974-75 Roland Garros, 1976 Wimbledon.

Finished runner-up in 4th at 1976 US Open.

Jimmy Connors Won first 3 Grand Slam finals – 1974 Australian Open, 1974 Wimbledon, 1974 US Open. Finished runner-up in 4th at 1975 Australian Open.
Stefan Edberg Won first 3 Grand Slam finals – 1985 Australian Open, 1987 Australian Open, 1988 Wimbledon. Finished runner-up in 4th at 1989 Roland Garros.
Gustavo Kuerten Won first 3 Grand Slam finals – 1997, 2000, 2001 Roland Garros.

 

  • Aged 32 years 75 days, Wawrinka is bidding to become the 3rd oldest man in the Open Era to win Roland Garros after 34-year-old Andres Gimeno in 1972 and 33-year-old Ken Rosewall in 1968. He is looking to become the first man in the Open Era to win multiple Roland Garros titles after turning 30.

 

  • Wawrinka, who won 2015 Roland Garros aged 30 years 71 days and the 2016 US Open aged 31 years 167 days, is looking to become the 3rd man in the Open Era to win 3 or more Grand Slams titles after turning 30. Rod Laver and Rosewall are the only men to have won 3 or more Grand Slam titles after turning 30:

              Players aged over 30 to win 2 or more Grand Slams (all-time)

Player
Titles won aged over 30
Years
Rod Laver 4 1969
Ken Rosewall 4 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972
Andre Agassi 2 2001, 2003
Jimmy Connors 2 1982, 1983
Stan Wawrinka 2 2015, 2016
Roger Federer 2 2012, 2017

 

  • Wawrinka is bidding to win his 4th Grand Slam title and move into joint-15th place on the list for most Open Era Grand Slam titles won with Jim Courier, Rosewall and Guillermo Vilas.

 

  • Wawrinka is bidding to become the first Swiss player – man or woman – in history to win Roland Garros on multiple occasions. Wawrinka, the 2015 champion, and Federer, who won the title here in 2009 are the only Swiss players to have won the title here.

 

  • Wawrinka, who won the boys’ singles title here in 2003 (d. Brian Baker), is bidding to become the 5th former Roland Garros boys’ champion to go on and win the men’s title here on multiple occasions. Only 6 of the 70 different Roland Garros boys’ champions have gone on to win the men’s singles title. They are:

 

     Junior Champion            Men’s Champion
Ken Rosewall

Roy Emerson

Andres Gimeno

Mats Wilander

Ivan Lendl

Stan Wawrinka

            1952                        1953 and 1968

1954                        1963 and 1967

1955                               1972

1981                     1982, 1985 and 1988

1978                     1984, 1986 and 1987

2003                              2015

 

  • Roland Garros is Wawrinka’s joint-most successful Grand Slam event in terms of matches and titles won along with the US Open.

 

Grand Slam Titles won Win-loss record Finals reached
Australian Open 1 36-11 1
Roland Garros 1 38-11 1
Wimbledon 0 18-12 0
US Open 1 38-11 1

 

  • Wawrinka is through to his 2nd Roland Garros final. Federer (2006-2009, 2011) and Martina Hingis (1997, 1999) are the only other Swiss players to have reached the final here in history. Federer (28 Grand Slam finals), Hingis (12) and Wawrinka (4) are the only Swiss players to reach a Grand Slam final.

 

  • By reaching the final here, Wawrinka has 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.

 

  • By reaching his 2nd final here, Wawrinka has become the 20th man in the Open Era to reach the Roland Garros final on multiple occasions. He joins Michael Chang, Alex Corretja, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Jan Kodes, Laver, Ilie Nastase, Rosewall and Robin Soderling in joint-12th place on the list for most appearances in the Roland Garros final in the Open Era.

 

  • By reaching his 4th Grand Slam final, Wawrinka has joined Chang, Lleyton Hewitt, Goran Ivanisevic, Pat Rafter and Marat Safin in joint-23rd place on the list for most Grand Slam finals reached in the Open Era.

 

  • Wawrinka’s best Roland Garros performance is winning the title in 2015, defeating Djokovic 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. At 30 years 71 days he was the oldest male champion since Andres Gomez in 1990.

 

  • Wawrinka has won 3 Grand Slam titles at 3 different majors. He also won the 2014 Australian Open
    (d. today’s opponent) and the 2016 US Open (d. Djokovic). At the Australian Open, he was the first player to defeat the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds en route to a Grand Slam title since Sergi Bruguera won 1993 Roland Garros. At the US Open, he became the oldest US Open champion since Rosewall in 1970.

 

  • Wawrinka is bidding to record his 11th straight win and extend his career-best Tour-level winning streak on clay, having defended his title at Geneva prior to coming here. His previous best winning streak on clay was 9 straight wins, which he has achieved on 3 other occasions – in winning the title at 2013 Oeiras through to the final at 2013 Madrid-1000, in winning the title at 2015 Roland Garros through to the quarterfinals at 2016 Monte Carlo-1000, and in winning the title at 2016 Geneva through to the semifinals at 2016 Roland Garros.

 

  • By defeating Murray in 5 sets in the semifinals here, Wawrinka improved his career 5-set win-loss record to 26-20. He has a 9-2 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Roland Garros.

 

  • By defeating Murray in the semifinals here, Wawrinka defeated a world No. 1 for the 4th time in his career. All 3 of his previous wins against players ranked No. 1 came in Grand Slam finals – against today’s opponent in the 2014 Australian Open final and against Djokovic in both the 2015 Roland Garros and 2016 US Open finals. He has a 4-20 win-loss record against players ranked No. 1 overall.

 

  • On his title defence here last year, Wawrinka lost to Murray in 4 sets in the semifinals.

 

  • Wawrinka warmed up for Roland Garros by defending his title at Geneva (d. Mischa Zverev) after 3rd round finishes at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Pablo Cuevas) and Rome-1000 (l. John Isner). He lost his opening match at Madrid-1000
    (l. Benoit Paire). 7 of his 16 career titles have come on clay.

 

  • Also in 2017 Wawrinka reached his 4th Masters-1000 final at Indian Wells, falling to Federer, the semifinals at both the Australian Open (l. Federer) and Brisbane (l. Kei Nishikori), and the round of 16 at Miami-1000
    (l. Alexander Zverev).

 

  • Wawrinka has played in every major since making his Grand Slam debut at 2005 Roland Garros. This is his 13th straight Roland Garros appearance and his 49th consecutive Grand Slam appearance, which puts him in 10th place on the list for the most consecutive appearances at the majors in history.

 

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

 

  • NADAL is bidding to become the first player, man or woman, in the Open Era – and only the 2nd player in history – to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event. Margaret Court is the only player in history to have won 10 or more titles at one Grand Slam event, winning the Australian title on 11 occasions in 1960-66, 1969-71, and 1973.

 

Most titles at the same Grand Slam tournament (men and women)

Player Grand Slam Titles Years
Margaret Court Australian Open* 11 1960-66, 1969-71, 1973
Rafael Nadal Roland Garros 10?? 2005-08, 2010-2014, 2017??
Martina Navratilova Wimbledon 9 1978-79, 1982-87, 1990

*Known as Australian Championships before 1969

 

  • Nadal is bidding to further extend the record he set at 2013 Roland Garros for the most men’s Grand Slam titles at any one event.

 

Most titles at the same Grand Slam tournament (men)

Player Grand Slam Titles Years
Rafael Nadal Roland Garros 9?? 2005-08, 2010-2014, 2017??
Richard Sears US Championships 7 1881-87*
William Renshaw Wimbledon 7 1881-86, 1889
Bill Larned US Championships 7 1901-02, 1907-11*
Bill Tilden US Championships 7 1920-25, 1929
Pete Sampras Wimbledon 7 1993-95, 1997-2000
Roger Federer Wimbledon 7 2003-07, 2009, 2012

*Challenge round played through 1911 at US Championships

 

  • Nadal is looking to win his 15th Grand Slam title and take sole ownership of 2nd place on the all-time list for most Grand Slam titles won ahead of Pete Sampras. [See table overleaf]

 

 

Grand Slam titles won (all-time)

Player No. of GS titles
Roger Federer 18
Rafael Nadal 15??
Pete Sampras 14
Novak Djokovic

Roy Emerson

12

12

Bjorn Borg

Rod Laver

11

11

Active players in bold

 

  • If he wins today, at 31 years 8 days Nadal will be the oldest player – man or woman – in history to win 15 Grand Slam titles.

 

Age of 15-time Grand Slam winners

Player 15th Grand Slam title Age
Rafael Nadal?? 2017 Roland Garros?? 31 years 8 days
Serena Williams 2012 US Open 30 years 348 days
Martina Navratilova 1986 US Open 29 years 324 days
Chris Evert 1983 Roland Garros 28 years 166 days
Margaret Court 1970 Wimbledon 27 years 353 days
Roger Federer 2009 Wimbledon 27 years 331 days
Helen Wills Moody 1932 Roland Garros 26 years 244 days
Steffi Graf 1994 Australian Open 24 years 230 days

 

  • This is Nadal’s 22nd Grand Slam final. He has a 14-7 win-loss record in Grand Slam finals, going into today’s match. He has reached back-to-back major finals for the first time since he reached 3 Grand Slam finals in a row from the 2013 US Open through 2014 Roland Garros.

     Nadal in Grand Slam finals

Event Result
2005 Roland Garros d. Mariano Puerta 67(6) 63 61 75
2006 Roland Garros d. Roger Federer 16 61 64 76(4)
2006 Wimbledon l. Roger Federer 60 76(5) 67(2) 63
2007 Roland Garros d. Roger Federer 63 46 63 64
2007 Wimbledon l. Roger Federer 76(7) 46 76(3) 26 62
2008 Roland Garros d. Roger Federer 61 63 60
2008 Wimbledon d. Roger Federer 64 64 67(5) 67(8) 97
2009 Australian Open d. Roger Federer 75 36 76(3) 36 62
2010 Roland Garros d. Robin Soderling 64 62 64
2010 Wimbledon d. Tomas Berdych 63 75 64
2010 US Open d. Novak Djokovic 64 57 64 62
2011 Roland Garros d. Roger Federer 75 76(3) 57 61
2011 Wimbledon l. Novak Djokovic 64 61 16 63
2011 US Open l. Novak Djokovic 62 64 67(3) 61
2012 Australian Open l. Novak Djokovic 57 64 62 67(5) 75
2012 Roland Garros d. Novak Djokovic 64 63 26 75
2013 Roland Garros d. David Ferrer 63 62 63
2013 US Open d. Novak Djokovic 62 36 64 61
2014 Australian Open l. Stan Wawrinka 63 62 36 63
2014 Roland Garros d. Novak Djokovic 36 75 62 64
2017 Australian Open l. Roger Federer 64 36 61 36 63
2017 Roland Garros v Stan Wawrinka

 

  • Nadal is bidding to win his 53rd career clay court title at Roland Garros. By winning his 50th clay court title at Monte Carlo-1000, he set an Open Era record for the most career clay court titles ahead of Guillermo Vilas (49).

 

  • Nadal is looking to become the first No. 4 seed to win a Grand Slam title since he won his first major title, as No. 4 seed, by defeating Mariano Puerta in the final here in 2005. Roger Federer is the last No. 4 seed to have reached the final at a Grand Slam, when he finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic at 2014 Wimbledon. Nadal defeated the last No. 4 seed to reach the final at Roland Garros – David Ferrer in 2013.

 

  • Nadal has won 7 of his last 8 meetings with Top 5 opposition at the Grand Slams. His only defeat to a Top 5 player at a major since falling to No. 1 Djokovic in the final at the 2012 Australian Open came against No. 1 Djokovic in the quarterfinals here in 2015. He has a 24-9 win-loss record against Top 5 opponents at the majors overall.

 

  • Nadal is through to the Roland Garros final without dropping a set for the 5th time in his career. He also reached the final here without dropping a set in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012. He went on to win the title without dropping a set in 2008 and 2010. [NB Nadal has played 16 completed sets here this year due to Pablo Carreno Busta’s retirement in the quarterfinals]

 

  • Nadal has dropped just 29 games in reaching the final here – the 2nd fewest games dropped into a Grand Slam final in the Open Era where the best-of-5 set format has been played*. Bjorn Borg dropped 27 games in reaching the 1978 final. Borg also holds the Open Era record for the fewest games dropped in winning a Grand Slam title (where the best-of-5 format has been played throughout the tournament). [*NB Guillermo Vilas dropped 26 games in reaching the final at the 1977 US Open, but the opening 4 rounds were best-of-3 sets]

 

Fewest games dropped in winning a Grand Slam title*

Bjorn Borg 32 – 1978 Roland Garros
Bjorn Borg 38 – 1980 Roland Garros
Rafael Nadal 41 – 2008 Roland Garros

*Where all matches played were best-of-5-sets

 

  • Nadal has played just 2 five-set matches at Roland Garros – he came back from 1-2 down to defeat John Isner in the 1st round in 2011 and also defeated Djokovic in 5 sets in the 2013 semifinals. He has a 19-9 win-loss record in
    5-set matches overall.

 

  • Nadal is the leading performer in Roland Garros history. He has a 78-2 win-loss record at Roland Garros, ahead of Federer (65-16), Djokovic (59-12) and Vilas (58-17).

 

  • Roland Garros is Nadal’s most successful Grand Slam in terms of match-wins, titles won and finals reached.

 

Grand Slam Titles won Win-loss record Finals reached
Australian Open 1 51-11 4
Roland Garros 10?? 78-2 10
Wimbledon 2 40-9 5
US Open 2 46-10 3

 

  • By reaching the final here, Nadal became the 3rd man in history to make 10 appearances in the final at one Grand Slam event after Bill Tilden (10 US Open finals) and Roger Federer (10 Wimbledon finals).

 

  • By reaching his 22nd Grand Slam final, Nadal took sole ownership of 2nd place on the all-time list for most Grand Slam finals reached in the Open Era ahead of Djokovic.

 

Grand Slam finals reached (all-time)

Player No. of GS finals
Roger Federer 28
Rafael Nadal 22
Novak Djokovic 21
Ivan Lendl 19
Pete Sampras 18
Rod Laver 17

Active players in bold

 

  • Nadal has reached his 10th Roland Garros final and extended his record for the most final appearances here ahead of 2nd-placed Borg (6 Roland Garros final appearances). He has never lost a Roland Garros final.

 

  • By defeating Dominic Thiem in Friday’s semifinals, Nadal improved his win-loss record in Grand Slam semifinals to 22-3. He has a 10-0 win-loss record in semifinals here.

 

  • By defeating Carreno Busta in the quarterfinals here, Nadal recorded his 100th best-of-5-sets match-win on clay. He has a 101-2 win-loss record in best-of-5-sets matches on clay, with his only defeats coming at Roland Garros – in the round of 16 in 2009 (l. Robin Soderling) and the quarterfinals in 2015 (l. Djokovic).

 

  • Nadal’s 3rd round win over Nikoloz Basilashvili here was the first time a man has dropped just one game in a completed match at Roland Garros since 2008, when Tomas Berdych defeated wild card Robert Smeets 61 60 60 in the 1st round and Ferrer defeated Fabrice Santoro 60 61 60 in the 2nd round.

 

  • Nadal’s 3rd round win over Basilashvili was his best victory in a best-of-5-sets match on clay in terms of games dropped. He has dropped 3 games or fewer in a completed best-of-5-set match on clay on 7 occasions:

 

Nadal dropping 3 games or fewer in best-of-5-set matches on clay

Event Result Games dropped
2008 Roland Garros – R16 d. Fernando Verdasco 61 60 62 3
2008 Roland Garros – QF d. Nicolas Almagro 61 61 61 3
2009 Davis Cup – WG 1R d. Janko Tipsarevic 61 60 62 3
2012 Roland Garros – R16 d. Juan Monaco 62 60 60 2
2014 Roland Garros – R128 d. Robby Ginepri 60 63 60 3
2016 Roland Garros – 128 d. Sam Groth 61 61 61 3
2017 Roland Garros – R32 d. Nikoloz Basilashvili  60 61 60 1

 

  • At the 2010 US Open, Nadal became the 7th man in history to win all 4 Grand Slam titles. He was the 3rd-youngest in history and the youngest man in the Open Era, to do so.

 

  • Last year here, Nadal gave a walkover ahead of his 3rd round match with Marcel Granollers due to a wrist injury. This is Nadal’s 13th successive Roland Garros and his 48th appearance at a major.

 

  • Nadal is one of only 2 players to have won multiple clay court titles this year along with Alexander Zverev. He won his 10th titles at both Monte Carlo-1000 (d. Albert Ramos-Vinolas) and Barcelona (d. Thiem) – becoming the first man in the Open Era to win a singles tournament on 10 occasions – and his 30th Masters 1000 title at Madrid (d. Thiem).

 

  • Nadal has been coached by his uncle Toni since the age of 4. He added 1998 Roland Garros champion Carlos Moya to his coaching team ahead of the 2017 season.

*** Statistics courtesy of Grand Slam Media and the ITF

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2017 Roland Garros – Day 13 Men’s Preview

2017 ROLAND GARROS

Day 13 Men’s Preview

Friday 9 June

 

Featured matches

 

Semifinals

 

No. 1 Andy Murray (GBR) v No. 3 Stan Wawrinka (SUI)

No. 4 Rafael Nadal (ESP) v No. 6 Dominic Thiem (AUT)

 

 

A look at the semifinalists…

 

Player Country Age Ranking Best Roland Garros performance Best Grand Slam performance
No. 1 Andy Murray GBR 30 1 RU 2016 3 titles
No. 3 Stan Wawrinka SUI 32 3 W 2015 3 titles
No. 4 Rafael Nadal ESP 31 4 W 2005-08, 2010-14 14 titles
No. 6 Dominic Thiem AUT 23 7 SF 2016-17 SF 2016-17 Roland Garros

 

On court today…

 

  • Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka are first on Court Philippe Chatrier in a repeat of last year’s semifinal. Murray won that clash in 4 sets – and victory again today would see him become just the 7th man in the Open Era to reach the finals at all 4 Grand Slam events on multiple occasions. 2015 champion Wawrinka will be looking to avenge that defeat and, at 32 years 75 days, become the oldest Roland Garros finalist since 33-year-old Niki Pilic finished runner-up here in 1973.

 

  • Nine-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal takes on Dominic Thiem in the 2nd match on Chatrier in a clash between the 2 form players on clay in 2017 – both men have won 22 matches on the surface this year. Thiem, who has already defeated Nadal twice on the Spaniard’s favourite surface, is bidding to become just the 3rd man to defeat Nadal on clay on 3 or more occasions at Tour-level after Novak Djokovic and Gaston Gaudio.

 

  • None of Wawrinka, Nadal or Thiem have dropped a set in reaching the semifinals here – the first time as many as 3 men have reached the last 4 at a Grand Slam without dropping a set since the 1988 Australian Open, when Pat Cash, Ivan Lendl and Mats Wilander achieved the feat. It is the first time as many as 3 men have reached the last 4 without dropping a set at Roland Garros in the Open Era.

 

  • The average age of the 4 semifinalists here this year is 29 years 105 days. This ranks 2nd in the Open Era for highest average age of semifinalists at Roland Garros (behind 1968, when it was 33 years 224 days) and 14th in the Open Era for highest average age of semifinalists at any Grand Slam.

 

 

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

Head-to-head: Murray leads 10-7

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     London 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

2016     Roland Garros                         Clay (O)            SF        Murray             64 62 46 62

2016     ATP World Tour Finals               Hard (I)             RR        Murray              64 62

 

An 18th career meeting between the 2 players. It is their 6th meeting at a Grand Slam and their 2nd straight Roland Garros semifinal. Murray leads their head-to-heads at Grand Slams 3-2.

 

Murray is facing a Top 5 opponent for just the 2nd time in 2017. His only previous meeting with a Top 5 player this year came in the final at Doha, where he fell to No. 2 Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

 

Murray’s victory against Wawrinka in the semifinals here last year is the only time he has defeated a Top 5 player at Roland Garros in 5 previous attempts.

 

With Murray and Wawrinka both aiming to reach their 2nd final here, the winner of today’s match will become the 20th man in the Open Era to reach the Roland Garros final on multiple occasions. The victor will join Michael Chang, Alex Corretja, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Jan Kodes, Rod Laver, Ilie Nastase, Ken Rosewall and Robin Soderling in joint 12th-place on the list for most appearances in the Roland Garros final in the Open Era.

 

The pair are 2 of the 3 Grand Slam champions to have reached the semifinals here from the 6 who started the men’s main draw. Murray is a 3-time major champion, having won the title at the 2012 US Open, and at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016. Wawrinka also has 3 major titles, having won at the 2014 Australian Open, 2015 Roland Garros and the 2016 US Open.

 

Murray and Wawrinka are 2 of the 3 men aged 30 or over through to the semifinals here – equalling the Open Era record for the most 30-somethings through to the semifinals at a major. 3 men aged 30 or over also reached the semifinals at 1968 Roland Garros and at the 2017 Australian Open.

 

MURRAY                                                    v                                                  WAWRINKA

 

30                                                        Age                                                        32

6’3”/1.91m                                  Height                                   6’0”/1.83m

1                                                ATP Ranking                                                3

45                                                       Titles                                                       16

3 titles                               Best Grand Slam Result                        3 titles

184-41                            Career Grand Slam Record                            129-45

39-9                                   Roland Garros Record                                  37-11

651-181                                       Career Record                                        464-260

107-45                                  Career Record – Clay                                   172-82

21-7                                             2017 Record                                              25-8

9-4                                        2017 Record – Clay                                       11-3

23-9                                  Career Five-Set Record                                 25-20

9                                 Comebacks from 0-2 Down                                 6

189-110                              Career Tiebreak Record                              193-174

9-3                                     2017 Tiebreak Record                                    13-4

 

 

 

 

Possible final head-to-heads

Nadal Thiem
Murray 7-17 2-1
Wawrinka 3-15 3-1

 

Road to the semifinals

MURRAY Time Time WAWRINKA
d. Andrey Kuznetsov 64 46 62 60

d. Martin Klizan 67(3) 62 62 76(3)

2:32

3:34

1st round

2nd round

1:57

2:34

d. (Q) Jozef Kovalik 62 76(6) 63

d. Alexandr Dolgopolov 64 76(5) 75

d. No. 29 Juan Martin Del Potro 76(8) 75 60 2:53 3rd round 1:52 d. No. 28 Fabio Fognini 76(2) 60 62
d. Karen Khachanov 63 64 64 2:04 Round of 16 2:43 d. No. 15 Gael Monfils 75 76(7) 62
d. No. 8 Kei Nishikori 26 61 76(0) 61 2:39 Quarterfinals 1:40 d. No. 7 Marin Cilic 63 63 61

 

total time on court 13:42 (IBM time) 10:46 total time on court

 

  • MURRAY is attempting to become the 2nd British man in history to reach multiple Roland Garros finals after Fred Perry. Only 3 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
2017 Andy Murray Lost to Novak Djokovic 36 61 62 64

 

  • Murray is bidding to reach his 12th Grand Slam final and extend his lead over 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 Grand Slam finals
Andy Murray 11 – US Open 2008, 2012; Australian Open 2010-11, 2013, 2015-16; Wimbledon 2012-13, 2016; Roland Garros 2016
Fred Perry 10 – US Championships 1933-34, 1936; Australian Championships 1934-35; French Championships 1935-36; Wimbledon 1934-36

 

  • Murray is looking to reach his 12th Grand Slam final and take sole ownership of 9th place on the Open Era list for most Grand Slam finals reached in the Open Era ahead of Stefan Edberg, John McEnroe and Mats Wilander. [NB Rafael Nadal is looking to take sole ownership of 2nd place on the list today]

 

Grand Slam finals reached (Open Era)

Player No. of GS finals
Roger Federer 28
Rafael Nadal 22??
Novak Djokovic 21
Ivan Lendl 19
Pete Sampras 18
Bjorn Borg 16
Andre Agassi

Jimmy Connors

15

15

Andy Murray?? 12??
Stefan Edberg

John McEnroe

Mats Wilander

11

11

11

Active players in bold

 

  • Murray is bidding to become the 7th man in the Open Era to record multiple appearances in the finals at all 4 Grand Slam events. (See table overleaf)

 

 

 

 

 

Player Appearances in Grand Slam finals (Open Era)
Andre Agassi 6 US Open finals, 4 Australian Open finals, 3 Roland Garros finals, 2 Wimbledon finals
Novak Djokovic 7 US Open finals, 6 Australian Open finals, 4 Roland Garros finals, 4 Wimbledon finals
Roger Federer 10 Wimbledon finals, 7 US Open finals, 6 Australian Open finals, 5 Roland Garros finals
Ivan Lendl 8 US Open finals, 5 Roland Garros finals, 4 Australian Open finals, 2 Wimbledon finals
Rafael Nadal 9 Roland Garros finals, 5 Wimbledon finals, 4 Australian Open finals, 3 US Open finals
Ken Rosewall* 2 Australian Open finals, 2 Roland Garros finals, 2 Wimbledon finals, 2 US Open finals
Andy Murray?? 5 Australian Open finals, 3 Wimbledon finals, 2 US Open finals, 2 Roland Garros finals??

* Also reached 8 Slam finals pre-Open Era

 

  • Murray has a 1-3 win-loss record in semifinals here, compared with 2-1 at the US Open, 3-4 at Wimbledon and 5-1 at the Australian Open.

 

                                            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 Stan Wawrinka d. 64 62 46 62
2016 Wimbledon Tomas Berdych d. 63 63 63
2017 Roland Garros Stan Wawrinka ??

 

  • Murray has won just one of his last 8 meetings with Top 5 opposition at the Grand Slams. His only victory against a Top 5 player at a major since he defeated No. 1 Novak Djokovic to win the title at 2013 Wimbledon came against today’s opponent in the semifinals here last year.

 

  • Murray is bidding to record a 6th clay court victory over a Top 5 player on his 19th attempt. This is his first encounter with a Top 5 opponent on clay this season.

 

  • Roland Garros is Murray’s least successful Grand Slam in terms of match-wins and finals reached.

 

Grand Slam Titles won Win-loss record Finals reached
Australian Open 0 48-12 5
Roland Garros 0 39-9 2??
Wimbledon 2 53-9 3
US Open 1 44-11 2

 

  • By reaching the semifinals here for the 5th time, Murray has equalled Andre Agassi and his coach Ivan Lendl in joint-6th place on the list for most Roland Garros semifinal appearances in the Open Era. Rafael Nadal (10 semifinals), Djokovic (8), Roger Federer (7), Bjorn Borg (6) and Wilander (6) are the only men to have reached the last 4 more often in the Open Era.

 

  • By reaching his 4th consecutive Roland Garros semifinal, Murray has moved into joint-4th place on the list for most consecutive Roland Garros semifinal appearances in the Open Era. Only Djokovic (6 – 2011-16), Federer (5 – 2005-09) and Nadal (5 – 2010-14) have reached more consecutive semifinals here. Murray also holds the longest active streak of semifinal appearances at Roland Garros.

 

  • By reaching his 21st Grand Slam semifinal, Murray has closed the gap on Pete Sampras (23 semifinals) in 7th place on the Open Era list for most Grand Slam semifinals reached. Federer (41 semifinals), Djokovic (31) and Nadal (25) are the only active players to reach the last 4 at a Grand Slam on more occasions than Murray.

 

  • Murray has reached his 21st Grand Slam semifinal and extended his record for the most Grand Slam semifinal appearances by a British man ahead of Perry (13 semifinals). Murray has reached the semifinals at the Australian Open 6 times, Roland Garros 5 times, Wimbledon 7 times and the US Open 3 times.

 

  • Murray is bidding to extend his record for the most Roland Garros match-wins by a British man. He has a 39-9 win-loss record here, ahead of Perry (28-5), Bunny Austin (23-6), Patrick Hughes (21-6), Billy Knight (19-10) and Bobby Wilson (19-9).

 

  • Murray is the only British player – man or woman – to have reached 5 semifinals at Roland Garros. Murray is one of just 4 British players along with Perry (1935-36), Austin (1935, 1937) and Ann Jones (1968-69) to reach multiple semifinals here.

 

  • By defeating Karen Khachanov in the round of 16 here, Murray recorded his 650th Tour-level match-win. He was the 15th man to reach the 650 match-wins milestone.

 

  • Last year here Murray recorded his best Roland Garros performance by reaching the final for the first time, falling to Djokovic in 4 sets. He became the 10th man in the Open Era to reach the final at all 4 Grand Slam events.

 

  • Murray is a 3-time Grand Slam champion. He won the 2012 US Open title (d. Djokovic) and became the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years in 2013 (d. Djokovic) before winning the title again in 2016 (d. Milos Raonic). He is one of 3 Grand Slam champions to reach the semifinals here from the 6 that started in the men’s main draw.

 

  • Murray is bidding to become just the 2nd British man to win Roland Garros after Perry, who won the title here in 1935.

 

  • Murray is bidding to add to his US Open and 2 Wimbledon titles and become the 17th man in the Open Era to win at least 3 of the 4 Grand Slam titles (see Preview page 4).

 

  • Murray warmed up for Roland Garros by reaching the semifinals at Barcelona (l. Dominic Thiem) and the 3rd round at both Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Albert Ramos-Vinolas) and Madrid-1000 (l. Borna Coric). He lost to Fabio Fognini in the 2nd round at Rome-1000 (after receiving a 1st round bye).

 

  • Also in 2017, Murray won his 45th Tour-level title at Dubai (d. Verdasco). He finished runner-up at Doha
    (l. Djokovic) but fell in the round of 16 at the Australian Open, where world No. 50 Mischa Zverev became the lowest-ranked player to defeat Murray at a major since No. 51 Juan Ignacio Chela at the 2006 Australian Open.

 

  • Murray is seeded No. 1 at a Grand Slam for the 2nd time, having also been seeded No. 1 at this year’s Australian Open. He is the first British man to be seeded No. 1 at Roland Garros since Austin in 1937.

 

  • Murray is coached by Ivan Lendl, who won Roland Garros in 1984, 1986 and 1987, and former world No. 121 Jamie Delgado.

 

  • WAWRINKA is bidding to reach his 4th Grand Slam final and his 2nd at Roland Garros.

 

  • Aged 32 years 75 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.

 

  • Wawrinka is bidding to reach his 4th Grand Slam final and join Michael Chang, Lleyton Hewitt, Goran Ivanisevic, Pat Rafter and Marat Safin in joint-23rd place on the list for most Grand Slam finals reached in the Open Era.

 

  • Wawrinka is one of 3 Swiss players – men or women – to have reached a Grand Slam final in history alongside Roger Federer (28 Grand Slam finals) and Martina Hingis (12). [NB. Written prior to Timea Bacsinszky’s semifinal match with Jelena Ostapenko on Thursday]

 

  • Wawrinka is bidding to record his 10th straight win and record a new career-best Tour-level winning streak on clay, having defended his title at Geneva prior to coming here. By reaching the semifinals here, he equalled his career-best Tour-level winning streak on clay of 9 straight wins, which he has achieved on 3 other occasions – in winning the title at 2013 Oeiras through to the final at 2013 Madrid-1000, in winning the title at 2015 Roland Garros through to the quarterfinals at 2016 Monte Carlo-1000, and in winning the title at 2016 Geneva through to the semifinals at 2016 Roland Garros.

 

  • Wawrinka is bidding to defeat a world No. 1 for the 4th time in his career. All 3 of his wins against players ranked No. 1 have come in Grand Slam finals – against Rafael Nadal in the 2014 Australian Open final and against Novak Djokovic in both the 2015 Roland Garros and 2016 US Open finals. He has a 3-20 win-loss record against players ranked No. 1 overall.

 

  • Wawrinka has reached the semifinals at 4 of the last 5 Grand Slams. He is through to his 9th Grand Slam semifinal overall. He has a 1-1 win-loss record in semifinals here, compared with 1-2 at both the Australian Open and the US Open. He has never reached a semifinal at Wimbledon.

 

                                            Wawrinka’s Grand Slam semifinal appearances

Grand Slam Opponent Result
2013 US Open Novak Djokovic l. 26 76(4) 36 63 64
2014 Australian Open Tomas Berdych d. 63 67(1) 76(3) 76(4)
2015 Australian Open Novak Djokovic l. 76(1) 36 64 46 60
2015 Roland Garros Jo-Wilfried Tsonga d. 63 67(1) 76(3) 64
2015 US Open Roger Federer l. 64 63 61
2016 Roland Garros Andy Murray l. 64 62 46 62
2016 US Open Kei Nishikori d. 46 75 64 62
2017 Australian Open Roger Federer l. 75 63 16 46 63
2017 Roland Garros v Andy Murray ??

 

  • Wawrinka has dropped just 54 games in reaching the semifinals here – the joint-fewest games he has dropped in reaching the semifinals at a Grand Slam. He also dropped 54 games in reaching the semifinals at 2015 Roland Garros.

 

  • By reaching the semifinals here, Wawrinka has reached 3 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals for the first time in his career. He is also through to his 3rd straight Roland Garros semifinal – the first time he has reached 3 consecutive semifinals at a single Grand Slam event.

 

  • By reaching his 9th Grand Slam semifinal, Wawrinka has taken sole ownership of 20th place on the list for most Grand Slam semifinals reached in the Open Era ahead of Chang, Vitas Gerulaitis, Hewitt and Tony Roche, who all reached 8 Grand Slam semifinals.

 

  • Wawrinka is looking to become the 3rd man in the Open Era to win 3 or more Grand Slam titles after turning 30. Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall are the only men to have won 3 or more Grand Slam titles after turning 30 [see Preview page 8].

 

  • Roland Garros is Wawrinka’s 2nd most successful Grand Slam event in terms of matches won. If he wins today, it will become his joint-most successful Grand Slam in terms of matches won along with the US Open.

 

Grand Slam Titles won Win-loss record Finals reached
Australian Open 1 36-11 1
Roland Garros 1 37-11 1
Wimbledon 0 18-12 0
US Open 1 38-11 1

 

  • Wawrinka’s best Roland Garros performance is winning the title in 2015, defeating Djokovic 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. At 30 years 71 days was the oldest male champion since Andres Gomez in 1990.

 

  • Wawrinka has won 3 Grand Slam titles at 3 different majors. He also won the 2014 Australian Open
    (d. Nadal) and the 2016 US Open (d. Djokovic). At the Australian Open, he was the first player to defeat the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds en route to a Grand Slam title since Sergi Bruguera won 1993 Roland Garros. At the US Open, aged 31 years 167 days, he became the oldest US Open champion since Rosewall in 1970.

 

  • On his title defence here last year, Wawrinka lost to today’s opponent in 4 sets in the semifinals.

 

  • Wawrinka warmed up for Roland Garros by defending his title at Geneva (d. Mischa Zverev) after 3rd round finishes at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Pablo Cuevas) and Rome-1000 (l. John Isner). He lost his opening match at Madrid-1000 (l. Benoit Paire). 7 of his 16 career titles have come on clay.

 

  • Also in 2017 Wawrinka reached his 4th Masters-1000 final at Indian Wells, falling to Federer, the semifinals at both the Australian Open (l. Federer) and Brisbane (l. Kei Nishikori), and the round of 16 at Miami-1000
    (l. Alexander Zverev).

 

  • Wawrinka has played in every major since making his Grand Slam debut at 2005 Roland Garros. This is his 13th straight Roland Garros appearance and his 49th consecutive Grand Slam appearance, which puts him in 10th place on the list for the most consecutive appearances at the majors in history.

 

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

 

 

 

4 RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) v NO. 6 DOMINIC THIEM (AUT)

 

Head-to-head: Nadal leads 4-2

2014     Roland Garros             Clay (O)           R64      Nadal               62 62 63

2016     Buenos Aires                Clay (O)            SF        Thiem               64 46 76(4)

2016     Monte Carlo-1000          Clay (O)            R16      Nadal                75 63

2017     Barcelona                     Clay (O)            FR        Nadal                64 61

2017     Madrid-1000                  Clay (O)            FR        Nadal                76(8) 64

2017     Rome-1000                   Clay (O)            QF        Thiem               64 63

 

A 7th meeting between the 2 players and their 2nd here – and at a Grand Slam. All of their previous meetings have been on clay.

 

This is the 4th consecutive tournament meeting for Nadal and Thiem, who have met in the last 3 tournaments they have contested at Barcelona, Madrid-1000 and Rome-1000.

 

Thiem is bidding to become the 3rd man to defeat Nadal on clay on 3 or more occasions at Tour-level after Novak Djokovic (7 clay court wins against Nadal) and Gaston Gaudio (3). He is one of just 7 men to have recorded multiple clay court match-wins against Nadal along with Djokovic, Gaudio, Roger Federer (2), David Ferrer (2), Fabio Fognini (2) and Andy Murray (2).

 

In 5 of the previous 6 meetings between Nadal and Thiem, the winner of their match has gone on to win the title. That pattern ended in their most recent encounter at 2017 Rome-1000, when Thiem defeated Nadal before falling to Djokovic in the semifinals.

 

The winner of today’s match will take sole occupancy of 1st place on the list for the most clay court match-wins in 2017. Nadal and Thiem are currently joint top of the list with 22 clay-court match-wins each this year.

 

     2017 Tour-level clay-court match-wins

Rafael Nadal

Dominic Thiem

22-1

22-4

Albert Ramos-Vinolas 21-11
Pablo Carreno Busta 20-8
Alexander Zverev 16-4

 

Nadal and Thiem occupy the Top 2 positions for the most Tour-level match-wins in 2017.

 

2017 Tour-level match-wins

Rafael Nadal 41-6
Dominic Thiem 34-12
David Goffin 31-12
Pablo Carreno Busta 27-14
Alexander Zverev 27-10

 

NADAL                                                      v                                                       THIEM

 

31*                                                        Age                                                        23

6’1”/1.85m                                  Height                                   6’1”/1.85m

4                                                ATP Ranking                                                7

72                                                       Titles                                                        8

14 titles                              Best Grand Slam Result      SF 2016, 2017 Roland Garros

214-32                            Career Grand Slam Record                             28-13

77-2                                   Roland Garros Record                                   12-3

847-180                                       Career Record                                         156-94

387-35                                  Career Record – Clay                                    81-29

41-6                                             2017 Record                                            34-12

22-1                                       2017 Record – Clay                                       22-4

19-9                                  Career Five-Set Record                                   3-2

3                                 Comebacks from 0-2 Down                                 1

208-134                              Career Tiebreak Record                                 60-56

8-3                                     2017 Tiebreak Record                                     9-7

                                              *Turned 31 on 3 June

Possible final head-to-heads

Murray Wawrinka
Nadal 17-7 15-3
Thiem 1-2 1-3

 

 

Road to the Semifinals

NADAL Time Time THIEM
d. Benoit Paire 61 64 61

d. Robin Haase 61 64 63

1:52

1:49

1st round

2nd round

1:20

2:23

d. Bernard Tomic 64 60 62

d. (Q) Simone Bolelli 75 61 63

d. Nikoloz Basilashvili 60 61 60 1:31 3rd round 2:03 d. No. 25 Steve Johnson 61 76(4) 63
d. No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut 61 62 62

d. No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta 62 2-0 ret.

(left abdominal muscle)

1:51

0:51

Round of 16

Quarterfinals

1:39

2:15

d. Horacio Zeballos 61 63 61

d. No. 2 Novak Djokovic 76(5) 63 60

total time on court 7:54 (IBM time) 9:40 total time on court

 

 

  • 9-time champion NADAL is bidding to become the 3rd man in history to make 10 appearances in the final at one Grand Slam event after Bill Tilden (10 US Open finals) and Roger Federer (10 Wimbledon finals).

 

  • Nadal is looking to reach his 22nd Grand Slam final and take sole ownership of 2nd place on the all-time list for most Grand Slam finals reached in the Open Era ahead of Novak Djokovic.

 

Grand Slam finals reached (all-time)

Player No. of GS finals
Roger Federer 28
Rafael Nadal 22??
Novak Djokovic 21
Ivan Lendl 19
Pete Sampras 18
Rod Laver 17

Active players in bold

 

  • Nadal is bidding to reach his 10th Roland Garros final and extend his record for the most final appearances here ahead of 2nd-placed Bjorn Borg (6 Roland Garros final appearances).

 

  • Nadal has dropped just 22 games in reaching the semifinals here – the fewest games dropped into a Grand Slam semifinal in the Open Era where five best-of-5 set matches have been played. Borg holds the Open Era record for the fewest games dropped into a Grand Slam final (where the best-of-5 format has been played throughout the tournament) – dropping just 27 games in reaching the final at 1978 Roland Garros.

 

Fewest games dropped in reaching a Grand Slam final*

Bjorn Borg 27 – 1978 Roland Garros
Bjorn Borg 31 – 1980 Roland Garros
Rafael Nadal 35 – 2012 Roland Garros

(*In the current 128-draw format where all-matches played were best-of-5-sets)

[NB Guillermo Vilas dropped 26 games in reaching the final at the 1977 US Open, but the opening 4 rounds were best-of-3 sets]

[Andres Gimeno dropped 33 games in reaching the 1969 Australian Open final, but the format was a 64-draw]

 

  • Nadal has never lost in the semifinals here. He has won all 9 of the semifinals he has contested at Roland Garros en route to the titles in 2005-08 and 2010-2014.

 

  • Nadal has a 21-3 win-loss record in Grand Slam semifinals. The last time he lost a semifinal at one of the majors was when he suffered his worst Grand Slam defeat (in terms of games won), losing 62 62 62 to Juan Martin del Potro at the 2009 US Open.

 

  • By reaching the semifinals here, Nadal is guaranteed to climb to at least No. 3 in the world – his highest ranking since March 2015 – when the ATP rankings are updated on Monday 12 June. He will rise to No. 2 – his highest ranking since October 2014 – unless Stan Wawrinka outperforms him here.

 

  • Nadal is the leading performer in Roland Garros history. He has a 77-2 win-loss record at Roland Garros, ahead of Federer (65-16), Novak Djokovic (59-12) and Guillermo Vilas (58-17).
  • Roland Garros is Nadal’s most successful Grand Slam in terms of match-wins, titles won and finals reached.

 

Grand Slam Titles won Win-loss record Finals reached
Australian Open 1 51-11 4
Roland Garros 9 77-2 10??
Wimbledon 2 40-9 5
US Open 2 46-10 3

 

  • Nadal is bidding to become the first player in the Open Era – and only the 2nd player in history – to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event. Margaret Court is the only player in history to have won 10 or more titles at one Grand Slam event, winning the Australian Open on 11 occasions between 1960 and 1973 [see Preview page 1].

 

  • Nadal is bidding to further extend the record he set at 2013 Roland Garros for the most men’s Grand Slam titles at any one event. He won the title here in 2005-08 and 2010-14. He is the only man in history to have won 5 titles in a row at Roland Garros.

 

  • Nadal is bidding to win his 53rd career clay court title at Roland Garros. By winning his 50th clay court title at Monte Carlo-1000, he set an Open Era record for the most career clay court titles ahead of Vilas (49).

 

  • By defeating Pablo Carreno Busta in the quarterfinals here, Nadal recorded his 100th best-of-5-sets match-win on clay. He has a 100-2 win-loss record in best-of-5-sets matches on clay, with his only defeats coming at Roland Garros – in the round of 16 in 2009 (l. Robin Soderling) and the quarterfinals in 2015 (l. Djokovic).

 

  • By reaching his 25th Grand Slam semifinal, Nadal has closed the gap on Andre Agassi in 5th place on the Open Era list for most Grand Slam semifinal appearances. Only Federer (41), Djokovic (31), Jimmy Connors (31), Ivan Lendl (28) and Agassi (26) have reached more major semifinals than Nadal.

 

  • By reaching his 10th Roland Garros semifinal, Nadal has extended the record he set in 2014 for most Roland Garros semifinal appearances in the Open Era ahead of Djokovic (8), Federer (7), Borg (6) and Mats Wilander (6).

 

  • By reaching his 10th semifinal here, Nadal has become just the 5th man in the Open Era to reach 10 semifinals at a single Grand Slam event. Federer has achieved the feat at 3 of the majors, while Connors has done so at 2 Grand Slams.

 

Players to reach 10 semifinals at a single Grand Slam event (Open Era)

Roger Federer 13 Australian Open semifinals, 11 Wimbledon semifinals, 10 US Open semifinals
Jimmy Connors 14 US Open semifinals, 11 Wimbledon semifinals
Andre Agassi 10 US Open semifinals
Novak Djokovic 10 US Open semifinals
Rafael Nadal 10 Roland Garros semifinals

 

  • Nadal’s 3rd round win over Basilashvili here was the first time a man has dropped just one game in a completed match at Roland Garros since 2008, when Tomas Berdych defeated wild card Robert Smeets 61 60 60 in the 1st round and David Ferrer defeated Fabrice Santoro 60 61 60 in the 2nd round.

 

  • Nadal’s 3rd round win over Basilashvili was his best victory in a best-of-5-sets match on clay in terms of games dropped. He has dropped 3 games or fewer in a completed best-of-5-set match on clay on 7 occasions:

 

Nadal dropping 3 games or fewer in best-of-5-set matches on clay

Event Result Games dropped
2008 Roland Garros – R16 d. Fernando Verdasco 61 60 62 3
2008 Roland Garros – QF d. Nicolas Almagro 61 61 61 3
2009 Davis Cup – WG 1R d. Janko Tipsarevic 61 60 62 3
2012 Roland Garros – R16 d. Juan Monaco 62 60 60 2
2014 Roland Garros – R128 d. Robby Ginepri 60 63 60 3
2016 Roland Garros – 128 d. Sam Groth 61 61 61 3
2017 Roland Garros – R32 d. Nikoloz Basilashvili  60 61 60 1

 

  • Last year here, Nadal gave a walkover ahead of his 3rd round match with Marcel Granollers due to a wrist injury. This is Nadal’s 13th successive Roland Garros and his 48th appearance at a major.

 

  • Nadal is one of only 2 players to have won multiple clay court titles this year along with Alexander Zverev. He won his 10th titles at both Monte Carlo-1000 (d. Albert Ramos-Vinolas) and Barcelona (d. today’s opponent) – becoming the first man in the Open Era to win a singles tournament on 10 occasions – and his 30th Masters 1000 title at Madrid (d. today’s opponent).

 

  • Nadal has been coached by his uncle Toni since the age of 4. He added 1998 Roland Garros champion Carlos Moya to his coaching team ahead of the 2017 season.

 

  • 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 final at a major.

 

  • At 23 years 281 days, Thiem is looking to become the youngest man to reach a Grand Slam final since Novak Djokovic (23 years 253 days) and Andy Murray (23 years 260 days) played each other in the final at the 2011 Australian Open. He would be the youngest man to reach the Roland Garros final since today’s opponent (22 years 5 days) in 2008.

 

  • Thiem is bidding to become the first No. 6 seed to reach the final at Roland Garros since Yevgeny Kafelnikov won the title in 1996. The last No. 6 seed to reach a Grand Slam final was Milos Raonic at 2016 Wimbledon and the last No. 6 seed to win a major was Juan Martin del Potro at the 2009 US Open.

 

  • Thiem is bidding to record his 82nd Tour-level match-win on clay and join Hans Kary in 6th place on the list for most Tour-level clay court matches won by an Austrian man.

 

        Clay court matches won by an Austrian man (Tour-level)

Thomas Muster 426-127
Horst Skoff 178-123
Jurgen Melzer 123-114
Gilbert Schaller 103-96
Stefan Koubek 95-94
Hans Kary 82-126
Dominic Thiem 81-29
Markus Hipfl 56-54

 

  • Thiem is bidding to record his 29th Grand Slam match-win and close the gap on Stefan Koubek in 3rd place on the list for most Grand Slam matches won by an Austrian man.

 

    Grand Slam matches won by an Austrian man

Thomas Muster 77-38
Jurgen Melzer 59-53
Stefan Koubek 31-38
Dominic Thiem 28-13
Hermann Artens 19-12

 

  • Thiem’s victory against Djokovic was the 250th Tour-level match of his career. He has a 156-94 win-loss record at Tour-level, with 81 of his Tour-level victories coming on clay. By contrast, he has a 66-57 win-loss record on hard courts and a 9-8 win-loss record on grass.

 

  • Roland Garros is Thiem’s most successful Grand Slam event in terms of matches won. He has a 12-3 win-loss record here, compared with 8-3 at the US Open, 6-4 at the Australian Open and 2-3 at Wimbledon.

 

  • By reaching the semifinals here, Thiem has become the 2nd Austrian man in history to reach multiple Grand Slam semifinals after Muster, who reached the last 4 at the Australian Open in 1989 and 1997 and at Roland Garros in 1990 and 1995.

 

  • By defeating Djokovic in the quarterfinals here, Thiem improved his win-loss record against Top 5 players on clay to 6-6. He has a 7-15 win-loss record against Top 5 opposition overall.

 

  • Thiem has dropped 39 games en route to reaching the semifinals here – he dropped 76 games when he reached this stage here last year.

 

  • By reaching the semifinals here for a 2nd consecutive year, Thiem has equalled his best Grand Slam performance. He also reached the last 4 here last year (l. Djokovic). This is his 4th straight Roland Garros appearance and his 14th Grand Slam overall.
  • Thiem warmed up for Roland Garros by reaching the finals at Barcelona and Madrid-1000, losing to today’s opponent on both occasions. He is the only player to have defeated today’s opponent on clay this season, winning in the quarterfinals at Rome-1000 before falling to Djokovic in the semifinals.

 

  • Earlier this year, Thiem won his 8th career title at Rio de Janeiro, defeating Pablo Carreno Busta in the final. He also reached the quarterfinals at Brisbane (l. Grigor Dimitrov), Sydney (l. Dan Evans), Rotterdam (l. Pierre-Hugues Herbert), Acapulco (l. Sam Querrey) and Indian Wells-1000 (l. Stan Wawrinka), and the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. David Goffin).

 

  • Thiem is seeded No. 6 at this year’s tournament – his highest Grand Slam seeding. He has been seeded at the past 7 Grand Slams, with his previous highest seeding being No. 8 (at 2016 Wimbledon, the 2016 US Open and the 2017 Australian Open).

 

  • Thiem recorded a career-high ranking of No. 7 after reaching the semifinals here last year, becoming the 3rd Austrian man – and first since Melzer in 2011 – to reach the Top 10. He plays here at the same ranking.

 

  • 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 physio is Alex Stober.

***Statistics courtesy of Grand Slam Media and the ITF.

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Halep Rallies to Beat Svitolina, Thiem Bounces Djokovic; Murray, Nadal and Wawrinka Move into Final Four at Roland Garros

Simona Halep

(June 7, 2017) No. 3 seed Simona Halep rallied from 6-3, 5-1 down, saving a match point in the second set to beat Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinals of the French Open on Wednesday 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-0. She’ll be facing No. 2 seed Karolina Pliskova for a place in the final. The Czech knocked out the last French singles player Caroline Garcia 7-6(3), 6-4.

Svitolina led 5-0 in the first set, then lost three games in a row before claiming the first set.

“I just sat down at 5- 2, and I said that the match is lost. That’s it. It’s over,” Halep said to media. “And then I started to feel more relaxed, maybe because I thought it’s finished, and it came.”

“But I believed that it’s gonna come, it’s gonna turn something around, and that’s it. I’m just happy. I am not thinking about how it was. I just take the fight thing, that I was fighting till the end, and I enjoy.”

“I think today I showed that I’m stronger mentally. I stayed there till the end.”

Halep lost in the final of the 2014 French Open to Maria Sharapova.

Halep will also be in a battle not just to advance to the final but to reach No. 1. Should she beat Pliskova and win the title, she would become No. 1. Should Pliskova win she’ll be No. 1.

Halep, who was runner-up at Roland Garros in 2014, will next face second-seeded Karolina Pliskova.

 

 

“Before this tournament I was struggling on clay with almost everything,” Pliskova said. “I didn’t have my weapons on my side and the movement was terrible.

“I don’t think it’s better, but somehow I’m just winning. Today I can finally say I felt a little bit better on the court compared to the last matches.”

“We’ve played few times,” Pliskova said of her next challenger. “It’s definitely is gonna be tough. She’s running well. I don’t know the weather forecast for tomorrow. If it’s like this, it’s gonna be tricky, because she’s almost everywhere and not missing much.

“I think I’ll have to be more aggressive than I was today, because today was more about, I would say, Caro being aggressive, and then only sometimes me. But with Simona, I have to be more aggressive, go into her serve a little bit and put pressure on her. And still to be able to hold my serve, that’s going to be the key.”

“I’m just gonna try to play like I have nothing to lose. I’m in the semifinals. I’ll just try to play my best tennis this time.”

Halep leads in their head-to-head 4-1.

 

Dominic Theim reached his second straight French Open semifinal with a 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-0 win over defending champion Novak Djokovic.

“All in all, it was decided I think in the first set,” said Djokovic to media. “I tried. I lost that crucial break in the beginning of the second, and he started serving better, backing it up with the first shot. He deserved to win. He was definitely the better player on the court today.”

Theim will be taking on nine-time champion and fourth seed Rafael Nadal who advanced when No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta had to retire from the match with an injury whith Nadal up 6-2, 2-0.

“It’s great for me to be in the semifinals again, to defend that,” No. 6 seed Thiem said. “And of course, I think on Friday, the toughest opponent ever here in Roland Garros. It’s going to be the fourth match against him in five or six weeks. Not really any big secrets. He’s again in his best shape. So it’s going be the toughest match that you can imagine.”

Theim handed Nadal his only loss of the clay season in the quarterfinals of Rome.

 

 

Just 12 months ago Djokovic was holding all four majors.

“The win here last year has brought a lot of different emotions. Obviously, it was a thrill and complete fulfillment, I guess,” Djokovic said.  “I have lived on that wave of excitement, I guess, ’til the U.S. Open or so. And at the U.S. Open, I just was emotionally very flat and found myself in a situation that I hadn’t faced before in (my) professional tennis career.”

 

Djokovic, who split from his longtime team and brought on Andre Agassi for the first week of the French Open said:

“It’s obviously tough to get out of it and figure out the way how to move ahead. At least I’m trying.”

“I know that I have achieved the biggest heights in this sport, and that memory and that experience gives me enough reason to believe that I can do it again.”

No. 1 Andy Murray recovered from a first set drubbing to move into the final four in Paris, beating 8th seed Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(0),  6-1.

Murray will take on 2015 French Open winner Stan Wawrinka next. Wawrinka beat No. 7 seed Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 to advance.

Nadal, Theim and Wawrinka march into the semifinals without dropping a set.

 

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2017 Roland Garros – Day 11 Men’s Preview

Rafael Nadal

2017 ROLAND GARROS

DAY 11 Men’s Preview

Wednesday 7 June

 

Featured matches

 

Quarterfinals

 

No. 1 Andy Murray (GBR) v No. 8 Kei Nishikori (JPN)

No. 2 Novak Djokovic (SRB) v No. 6 Dominic Thiem (AUT)

No. 3 Stan Wawrinka (SUI) v No. 7 Marin Cilic (CRO)

No. 4 Rafael Nadal (ESP) v No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)

 

Player Country Age Ranking Best Roland Garros performance Best Grand Slam performance
No. 1 Andy Murray GBR 30 1 RU 2016 3 titles
No. 2 Novak Djokovic SRB 30 2 W 2016 12 titles
No. 3 Stan Wawrinka SUI 32 3 W 2015 3 titles
No. 4 Rafael Nadal ESP 31 4 W 2005-08, 2010-14 14 titles
No. 6 Dominic Thiem AUT 23 7 SF 2016 SF 2016 Roland Garros
No. 7 Marin Cilic CRO 28 8 QF 2017 1 title
No. 8 Kei Nishikori JPN 27 9 QF 2015, 2017 RU 2014 US Open
No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta ESP 25 21 QF 2017 QF 2017 Roland Garros

A look at the quarterfinalists…

 

 

On court today…

 

  • In the 2 quarterfinal matches originally scheduled for Tuesday, Rafael Nadal takes on Pablo Carreno Busta and Novak Djokovic faces Dominic Thiem. Nadal is looking to reach his 10th Roland Garros semifinal and extend the record he set in 2014 for most Roland Garros semifinal appearances in the Open Era. Djokovic, who is aiming to reach his 9th semifinal here, could equal Nadal’s record should he win and Nadal lose today.

 

  • World No. 1 Andy Murray will attempt to reach his 5th Roland Garros semifinal when he takes on Kei Nishikori on Court Philippe Chatrier today. Despite leading their head-to-head 8-2, he will be wary of the threat posed by Nishikori, who defeated him at this stage at the US Open last year. Should he defeat the Japanese No. 1, he will join Andre Agassi and Ivan Lendl in 6th place on the list for most Roland Garros semifinal appearances in the Open Era.

 

  • Marin Cilic is bidding to end a 7-match losing streak against world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in their last 8 clash and reach his first Roland Garros semifinal. As well as becoming the first Croatian man to reach the last 4 here since 2006, victory today would see him join Wawrinka and Andres Gomez at the top of the list for most attempts before reaching the last 4 here – both of whom, like Cilic if he wins today, reached the semifinals on their 11th Roland Garros appearances.

 

 

1 ANDY MURRAY (GBR) v NO. 8 KEI NISHIKORI (JPN)

Head-to-head: Murray leads 8-2

2011     Shanghai-1000                          Hard (O)           SF        Murray              63 60

2012     Australian Open                       Hard (O)           QF        Murray             63 63 61

2013     Brisbane                                   Hard (O)           SF        Murray              64 2-0 ret. (left knee)

2014     ATP World Tour Finals               Hard (I)             RR       Nishikori           64 64

2015     Madrid-1000                              Clay (O)            SF        Murray              63 64

2015     Montreal-1000                           Hard (O)           SF        Murray              63 60

2016     Davis Cup (WG-1R)                   Hard (I)             R4        Murray              75 76(6) 36 46 63

2016     Rio Olympic Tennis Event          Hard (O)           SF        Murray              61 64

2016     US Open                                  Hard (O)           QF        Nishikori          16 64 46 61 75

2016     ATP World Tour Finals               Hard (I)             RR        Murray              67(9) 64 64

 

An 11th career meeting between the 2 players – including their 3rd in a Grand Slam quarterfinal – but only their 2nd encounter on clay.

 

Murray won their first meeting at major for the loss of just 7 games in the last 8 at the 2012 Australian Open, but Nishikori came back from 1-2 down to win in 5 sets in their only other meeting at a Grand Slam in the quarterfinals at last year’s US Open.

 

Murray and Nishikori also went to 5 sets in Davis Cup last year, with Murray winning their 4th rubber clash in 4 hours and 54 minutes to hand Great Britain victory over Japan.

 

Murray won their only previous meeting on a clay court in straight sets in the semifinals at 2015 Madrid-1000 – en route to his first Masters-1000 title on clay.

 

Possible semifinal head-to-heads

  Wawrinka Cilic
Murray 10-7 12-3
Nishikori 4-4 7-6

 

MURRAY                                                    v                                                   NISHIKORI

 

30                                                        Age                                                        27

1                                                ATP Ranking                                                9

45                                                       Titles                                                       11

183-41                            Career Grand Slam Record                             67-29

38-9                                   Roland Garros Record                                   15-6

650-181                                       Career Record                                        325-150

106-45                                  Career Record – Clay                                    73-28

20-7                                             2017 Record                                              24-8

8-4                                        2017 Record – Clay                                       12-4

23-9                                  Career Five-Set Record                                  16-6

9                                 Comebacks from 0-2 Down                                 2

188-110                              Career Tiebreak Record                                 95-68

8-3                                     2017 Tiebreak Record                                     5-5

 

Road to the Quarterfinals

MURRAY Time   Time NISHIKORI
d. Andrey Kuznetsov 64 46 62 60

d. Martin Klizan 67(3) 62 62 76(3)

2:32

3:34

1st round

2nd round

3:02
1:57
d. Thanasi Kokkinakis 64 16 64 64

d. Jeremy Chardy 63 60 76(5)

d. No. 29 Juan Martin Del Potro 76(8) 75 60 2:53 3rd round 3:51 d. Hyeon Chung 75 64 67(4) 06 64
d. Karen Khachanov 63 64 64 2:04 Round of 16 2:34 d. Fernando Verdasco 06 64 64 60
         
total time on court 11:03 (IBM time) 11:24 total time on court

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • MURRAY is bidding to reach the semifinals here for the 5th time and equal Andre Agassi and his coach Ivan Lendl in joint-6th place on the list for most Roland Garros semifinal appearances in the Open Era. [NB Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are looking to reach their 10th and 9th Roland Garros semifinals respectively]

 

No. of Roland Garros semifinal appearances (Open Era)

Rafael Nadal?? 10??
Novak Djokovic?? 9??
Roger Federer

Bjorn Borg

Mats Wilander

7

6

6

Andre Agassi

Ivan Lendl

Andy Murray??

5

5

5??

 

  • Murray is looking to reach his 4th consecutive Roland Garros semifinal and move into joint-4th place on the list for most consecutive Roland Garros semifinal appearances in the Open Era. [NB Djokovic is looking to reach his 7th straight Roland Garros semifinal here]

 

Consecutive Roland Garros semifinal appearances (Open Era)

Player Consecutive RG SF appearances Years
Novak Djokovic 7??* 2011-17??
Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal

5

5

2005-09

2010-14

Andy Murray

Rafael Nadal

Mats Wilander

4??*

4

4

2014-17??

2005-08

1982-85

   *active streak

 

  • Murray is bidding to reach his 21st Grand Slam semifinal and close the gap on Pete Sampras (23 quarterfinals) in 7th place on the Open Era list for most Grand Slam semifinals reached. Roger Federer (41 semifinals), Djokovic (31*) and Rafael Nadal (24*) are the only active players to reach the last 4 at a Grand Slam on more occasions than Murray. [NB *Written prior to Djokovic and Nadal’s quarterfinal matches here]

 

  • Murray is bidding to reach his 21st Grand Slam semifinal and extend 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 7 times and the US Open 3 times.

 

  • Murray is bidding to avoid becoming the first top seed to lose before the semifinals at Roland Garros since Federer lost to Robin Soderling in the quarterfinals in 2010.

 

  • Murray is bidding to reach his 5th Roland Garros semifinal He is one of just 4 British players along with Perry (1935-36), Bunny Austin (1935, 1937) and Ann Jones (1968-69) to have reached multiple semifinals here.

 

  • Murray is bidding to extend his record for the most Roland Garros match-wins by a British man. He has a 38-9 win-loss record here, ahead of Perry (28-5), Austin (23-6), Patrick Hughes (21-6), Billy Knight (19-10) and Bobby Wilson (19-9).

 

  • By reaching his 7th quarterfinal here, Murray has extended his lead for the most Roland Garros quarterfinals reached by a British man in history ahead of Perry (5 Roland Garros quarterfinals) and Austin (4).

 

  • Murray has lost in the quarterfinals here twice before, falling to Fernando Gonzalez in 2009 and to David Ferrer in 2012. This is his 10th Roland Garros appearance and his 45th Grand Slam overall.

 

  • Murray is one of the 4 men aged 30 or over to reach the quarterfinals here from the 49 who started in the main draw – the joint-highest number of 30-somethings to reach the last 8 at a Grand Slam in the Open Era. It is the 11th time 4 players aged 30 or over have reached the last 8 at a major in the Open Era. The record for the most 30-somethings through to the semifinals at a major is 3 – at 1968 Roland Garros and at the 2017 Australian Open.

 

  • By defeating Karen Khachanov in the round of 16 here, Murray recorded his 650th Tour-level match-win. He was the 15th man to reach the 650 match-wins milestone.

 

  • Last year here Murray recorded his best Roland Garros performance by reaching the final, where he lost to Djokovic 36 61 62 64. He was the 3rd British man in history – and the first since Austin in 1937 – to reach the Roland Garros final. He also became the 10th man in the Open Era to reach the final at all 4 Grand Slam events.

 

  • Murray is a 3-time Grand Slam champion. He won the 2012 US Open title (d. Djokovic) and became the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years in 2013 (d. Djokovic) before winning the title again in 2016 (d. Milos Raonic). He was one of 5 Grand Slam champions to reach quarterfinals here from the 6 that started in the men’s main draw.

 

  • Murray is bidding to become just the 2nd British man to win Roland Garros after Perry, who won the title here in 1935.

 

  • Murray is bidding to add to his US Open and 2 Wimbledon titles and become the 17th man in the Open Era to win at least 3 of the 4 Grand Slam titles (see Preview page 4).

 

  • Murray warmed up for Roland Garros by reaching the semifinals at Barcelona (l. Dominic Thiem) and the 3rd round at both Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Albert Ramos-Vinolas) and Madrid-1000 (l. Borna Coric). He lost to Fabio Fognini in the 2nd round at Rome-1000 (after receiving a 1st round bye).

 

  • Also in 2017, Murray won his 45th Tour-level title at Dubai (d. Verdasco). He finished runner-up at Doha
    (l. Djokovic) but fell in the round of 16 at the Australian Open, where world No. 50 Mischa Zverev became the lowest-ranked player to defeat Murray at a major since No. 51 Juan Ignacio Chela at the 2006 Australian Open.

 

  • Murray is seeded No. 1 at a Grand Slam for the 2nd time, having also been seeded No. 1 at this year’s Australian Open. He is the first British man to be seeded No. 1 at Roland Garros since Austin in 1937.

 

  • Murray is coached by Ivan Lendl, who won Roland Garros in 1984, 1986 and 1987, and former world No. 121 Jamie Delgado.

 

  • NISHIKORI is bidding to become the 3rd Japanese player – man or woman – in history to reach the semifinals at Roland Garros. Jiro Satoh (1931, 1933) and Kimiko Date-Krumm (1995) are the only Japanese players to reach the last 4 here.

 

  • Nishikori is bidding to reach his 3rd Grand Slam semifinal and become the 2nd Japanese man to reach 3 or more semifinals at a major after Jiro Satoh.

 

Japanese men to reach Grand Slam semifinals (all-time)

Jiro Satoh 5 – 1931, 1933 Roland Garros,
1932-33 Wimbledon,
1932 Australian Championships
Kei Nishikori

Zenzo Shimizu

2 – 2014, 2016 US Open

2 – 1920-21 Wimbledon

Ichiya Kumagai 1 – 1918 US Championships

 

  • By reaching his 7th Grand Slam quarterfinal, Nishikori has taken sole ownership of the all-time record for most Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances by a Japanese man ahead of Satoh (6), Zenzo Shimizu (3), Ichiya Kumagi (1), Shuzo Matsuoka (1) and Ryosuki Nunoi (1).

 

  • By reaching the quarterfinals here for the 2nd time, Nishikori has become only the 2nd Japanese player – man or woman – to reach the last 8 at Roland Garros on multiple occasions after Satoh. Satoh (1931, 1933) is the only other Japanese man to reach the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, while Kazuko Sawamatsu (1975) and Date-Krumm (1995) are the only Japanese women to reach the last 8 here.

 

  • Nishikori is bidding to reach the semifinals here for the first time on his 7th Roland Garros appearance. If he wins today, he will join 11 other men in reaching the last 4 for the first time on their 7th appearance here – Tomas Berdych, Alex Corretja, Phil Dent, Roger Federer, Francois Jauffret, Henri Leconte, Ivan Ljubicic, Fernando Meligeni, Yannick Noah, Marc Rosset and Pete Sampras.

 

  • By reaching the quarterfinals here, Nishikori has equalled his best Roland Garros performance. He also reached the last 8 here in 2015, becoming the first Japanese man to reach the last 8 at Roland Garros in 82 years, before falling to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 5 sets.

 

  • Nishikori is bidding to defeat a world No. 1 for the 3rd time in his career. He has a 2-14 win-loss record against players ranked No. 1 at Tour-level, with his only wins coming against Novak Djokovic in the semifinals at 2011 Basel and in the semifinals at the 2014 US Open. He has a 1-3 win-loss record against No. 1 opposition at the majors.

 

  • Nishikori has lost all 4 of his previous matches against players ranked No. 1 on clay. The highest-ranked player he has defeated on clay is No. 2 Roger Federer in the 3rd round at 2013 Madrid-1000 – one of only 2 occasions in which he has defeated a Top 5 player on clay in 10 previous attempts, having also defeated No. 5 David Ferrer in the semifinals at 2014 Madrid-1000.

 

  • By defeating Hyeon Chung in the 3rd round here, Nishikori claimed sole occupancy of 1st place on the list for most Roland Garros match-wins by a Japanese man. He has a 15-6 win-loss record at Roland Garros, ahead of Jiro Satoh (13-3).

 

  • Nishikori’s victory against Chung in the 3rd round improved his win-loss record in 5-set matches at Roland Garros to 3-1. He has a 16-6 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

 

  • Last year here as No. 5 seed Nishikori reached the round of 16 (l. Richard Gasquet). This is his 7th appearance at Roland Garros and his 31st Grand Slam overall.

 

  • At the 2014 US Open, Nishikori became the first Asian male to contest a Grand Slam final after defeating 3 Top 10 players – Milos Raonic, Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic – in consecutive matches before falling to Marin Cilic in the title match.

 

  • Nishikori’s best result on clay in 2017 is finishing runner-up as top seed at Buenos Aires (l. Alexandr Dolgopolov). He also reached the semifinals at Geneva (l. Mischa Zverev), the quarterfinals at Madrid-1000 (where he gave a walkover to Djokovic due to a right wrist injury) and the 3rd round at Rome-1000 (l. Juan Martin del Potro), but fell in the 1st round at Rio de Janeiro (l. Thomaz Bellucci).

 

  • Also in 2017, Nishikori finished runner-up at Brisbane (l. Grigor Dimitrov). He reached back-to-back quarterfinals at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Jack Sock) and Miami-1000 (l. Fabio Fognini), and the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. Roger Federer).

 

  • Nishikori has won 11 career singles titles, 2 of which have come on clay – at Barcelona in 2014 (d. Santiago Giraldo) and 2015 (d. Pablo Andujar).

 

  • 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 (Matsuoka). He plays here ranked No. 9, five 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. 8 – his lowest Grand Slam seeding since he was seeded No. 10 at the 2014 US Open. It is his lowest seeding here since 2014, when he was seeded No. 9.

 

  • 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 won Roland Garros in 1989, joined his team in 2014.

 

 

 

2 NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) v NO. 6 DOMINIC THIEM (AUT)

Head-to-head: Djokovic leads 5-0

2014     Shanghai-1000              Hard (O)           R32      Djokovic           63 64

2016     Miami-1000                   Hard (O)           R16      Djokovic           63 64

2016     Roland Garros             Clay (O)           SF        Djokovic           62 61 64

2016     ATP World Tour Finals   Hard (I)             RR        Djokovic           67(10) 60 62

2017     Rome-1000                   Clay (O)            SF        Djokovic           61 60

 

A 6th meeting for the 2 players, their 3rd on clay and their 2nd at Roland Garros, with Djokovic winning their only previous Grand Slam encounter for the loss of just 7 games in the semifinals here last year.

 

Djokovic dropped just a single game in the most recent meeting between the 2 players in the semifinals at Rome-1000 last month.

 

Possible semifinal head-to-heads

  Nadal Carreno Busta
Djokovic 26-24 2-0
Thiem 2-4 4-0

 

DJOKOVIC                                                  v                                                       THIEM

 

30                                                        Age                                                        23

2                                                ATP Ranking                                                7

67                                                       Titles                                                        8

233-37                            Career Grand Slam Record                             27-13

59-11                                  Roland Garros Record                                   11-3

775-161                                       Career Record                                         155-94

189-46                                  Career Record – Clay                                    80-29

24-6                                             2017 Record                                            33-12

12-3                                       2017 Record – Clay                                       21-4

28-9                                  Career Five-Set Record                                   3-2

4                                 Comebacks from 0-2 Down                                 1

215-122                              Career Tiebreak Record                                 59-56

7-4                                     2017 Tiebreak Record                                     8-7

 

Road to the Quarterfinals

DJOKOVIC Time   Time THIEM
d. Marcel Granollers 63 64 62

d. Joao Sousa 61 64 63

2:27

2:07

1st round

2nd round

1:20

2:23

d. Bernard Tomic 64 60 62

d. (Q) Simone Bolelli 75 61 63

d. Diego Schwartzman 57 63 36 61 61 3:19 3rd round 2:03 d. No. 25 Steve Johnson 61 76(4) 63
d.  No. 19 Albert Ramos-Vinolas 76(5) 61 63 2:27 Round of 16 1:39 d. Horacio Zeballos 61 63 61
         
total time on court 10:20 (IBM time) 7:25 total time on court

 

  • Defending champion DJOKOVIC is bidding to reach his 32nd Grand Slam semifinal and take sole occupancy of 2nd place on the list ahead of Jimmy Connors for the most Grand Slam semifinal appearances in the Open Era.

 

Grand Slam semifinal appearances (Open Era)

Roger Federer 41
Novak Djokovic?? 32??
Jimmy Connors

Ivan Lendl

Andre Agassi

31

28

26

Rafael Nadal??

Pete Sampras

25??

23

                                    

  • Djokovic is bidding to reach his 9th Roland Garros semifinal. He could equal Rafael Nadal’s Open Era record for most semifinal appearances here should he win and Nadal lose in the quarterfinals. (See table overleaf)

 

  

  No. of Roland Garros semifinal appearances (Open Era)

Rafael Nadal?? 10??
Novak Djokovic?? 9??
Roger Federer

Bjorn Borg

Mats Wilander

7

6

6

 

  • Djokovic is looking to reach his 7th consecutive Roland Garros semifinal and extend his Open Era record for most consecutive Roland Garros semifinal appearances. [NB Andy Murray could move into joint-4th place on the list if he reaches his 4th consecutive semifinal here]

 

Consecutive Roland Garros semifinal appearances (Open Era)

Player Consecutive RG SF appearances Years
Novak Djokovic 6* 2011-16
Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal

5

5

2005-09

2010-14

Rafael Nadal

Mats Wilander

4

4

2005-08

1982-85

   *active streak

 

  • Djokovic is bidding to record his 234th Grand Slam match-win and take sole occupancy of 2nd place ahead of Connors on the all-time list for most Grand Slam match-wins.

 

                                  All Grand Slams (all-time)          

Rank Player Win-loss
1
2=
Roger Federer

Jimmy Connors

314-51

233-49

  Novak Djokovic 233-37
4

5

Andre Agassi

Ivan Lendl

224-53

222-49

 

  • Djokovic is bidding to record his 60th match-win at Roland Garros. By defeating Ramos-Vinolas in the round of 16 here, he took sole ownership of 3rd place on the all-time list for most matches won at Roland Garros ahead of Guillermo Vilas. Only Nadal (76) and Roger Federer (65) have won more matches here.

 

  • Roland Garros is Djokovic’s 2nd most successful Grand Slam event in terms of matches won and semifinals reached, but the only Grand Slam at which he has failed to win multiple titles:

 

Grand Slam Titles won Win-loss record Semifinals reached
Australian Open 6 58-7 6
Roland Garros 1 59-11 8
Wimbledon 3 54-9 7
US Open 2 62-10 10

 

  • By reaching his 11th Roland Garros quarterfinal, Djokovic has equalled Federer’s Open Era record of 11 appearances in the last 8 here along with Nadal, who also reached his 11th Roland Garros quarterfinal this year.

 

  • By reaching his 8th straight quarterfinal here, Djokovic has taken sole ownership of 2nd place on the list for most consecutive Roland Garros quarterfinal appearances in the Open Era ahead of Connors (7). Federer (2005-13) heads the list with 9 straight appearances in the last 8 here.

 

  • By reaching his 38th Grand Slam quarterfinal, Djokovic has closed the gap on Connors (41 quarterfinals) in 2nd place on the list for the most Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances in the Open Era. Federer heads the list with 49 appearances in the last 8 at a major.

 

  • Djokovic’s 5-set victory against Schwartzman in the 3rd round here improved his win-loss record in 5-set matches at Roland Garros to 6-2. He has a 29-9 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

 

  • Djokovic has a 26-8 win-loss record in 5-set matches at the Grand Slams. He is one of only 3 men to have won 26 or more 5-set matches at the majors, behind Pete Sampras (29) and level with Lleyton Hewitt (26).

 

  • Djokovic is looking to avoid becoming the 12th defending champion to lose in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. 2014 champion Nadal was the last defending champion to lose in the last 8 here in 2015.

 

  • Djokovic is bidding to become the first man in the Open Era – and only the 3rd man in history – to win each of the 4 Grand Slams twice. Roy Emerson and Rod Laver are the only men to have won each Grand Slam on 2 or more occasions. [NB: While Laver completed the feat in 1969, some of the titles were won before the start of the Open Era]

 

  • Last year here, Djokovic completed the career Grand Slam by winning his first Roland Garros title, defeating Andy Murray in the final. It was his 12th Grand Slam crown – to add to his triumphs at the Australian Open in 2008 (d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga), 2011 (d. 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 making his 50th consecutive Grand Slam appearance at 2017 Roland Garros, which puts him in equal-7th place with David Ferrer and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on the list for the most consecutive Grand Slams played in history. He has not missed a Grand Slam since his debut at the 2005 Australian Open. This is his 13th appearance at Roland Garros.

 

  • Djokovic warmed up for Roland Garros by reaching the final at Rome-1000 (l. Alexander Zverev), the semifinals at Madrid-1000 (l. Nadal) and the quarterfinals at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. David Goffin). It is the first time since 2012 that he has not won at least one clay court tournament ahead of Roland Garros.

 

  • Earlier in 2017, Djokovic won the title at Doha (d. Murray) and reached the quarterfinals at Acapulco and the round of 16 at Indian Wells-1000, losing to Nick Kyrgios on both occasions. He failed to defend his title at the Australian Open, where he fell to wild card Denis Istomin in the 2nd round. He withdrew from Miami-1000 due to an elbow injury.

 

  • 13 of Djokovic’s 67 career singles titles have come on clay, compared with 51 on hard court and 3 on grass.

 

  • Djokovic has made 2 Davis Cup appearances in 2017, winning the 2 singles rubbers he has contested to help Serbia defeat both Russia in the World Group first round in Nis in February and Spain in the quarterfinals in Belgrade in April. Serbia will face France in Lille in the World Group semifinals in September.

 

  • Djokovic announced 1999 Roland Garros champion Andre Agassi as his coach ahead of the tournament. He parted company with his long-term coach Marian Vajda and physiotherapists Miljan Amanovic and Gebhard Phil-Gritsch earlier in May.

 

  • THIEM is contesting the 250th Tour-level match of his career today.

 

  • Thiem is bidding to reach the semifinals here for the 2nd straight year and become the 2nd Austrian man in history to reach multiple Grand Slam semifinals after Thomas Muster.

 

Austrians in Grand Slam semifinals

Thomas Muster 1989, 1997 Australian Open
1990, 1995 Roland Garros
Dominic Thiem 2016, 2017?? Roland Garros
Jurgen Melzer 2010 Roland Garros

 

  • By reaching the quarterfinals here, Thiem has become the 2nd Austrian man in the Open Era to reach multiple Roland Garros quarterfinals. Thomas Muster, who reached the last 8 here in 1990, 1995 and 1998 is the only other Austrian man to achieve the feat.

 

  • Roland Garros is Thiem’s most successful Grand Slam event in terms of matches won. He has an 11-3 win-loss record here, compared with 8-3 at the US Open, 6-4 at the Australian Open and 2-3 at Wimbledon.

 

  • Thiem is in 2nd place on the list for the most Tour-level match-wins in 2017, behind Rafael Nadal. (See table overleaf)

 

 

2017 Tour-level match-wins

Rafael Nadal 40-6
Dominic Thiem 33-12
David Goffin 31-12
Pablo Carreno Busta

Alexander Zverev

27-13

27-10

 

  • Thiem is in joint-1st place on the list for the most Tour-level clay court match-wins in 2017.

 

2017 Tour-level clay court match-wins

Rafael Nadal 21-1
Albert Ramos-Vinolas 21-11
Dominic Thiem 21-4
Pablo Carreno Busta 20-7
Alexander Zverev 16-4

Players still competing at 2017 Roland Garros in bold

 

  • Last year here Thiem recorded his best Grand Slam performance by reaching the semifinals (l. today’s opponent). This is his 4th straight Roland Garros appearance and his 14th Grand Slam overall.

 

  • Thiem warmed up for Roland Garros by reaching the finals at Barcelona and Madrid-1000, losing to Nadal on both occasions. He is the only player to have defeated Nadal on clay this season, winning in the quarterfinals at Rome-1000 before falling to today’s opponent in the semifinals.

 

  • Earlier this year, Thiem won his 8th career title at Rio de Janeiro, defeating Pablo Carreno Busta in the final. He also reached the quarterfinals at Brisbane (l. Grigor Dimitrov), Sydney (l. Dan Evans), Rotterdam (l. Pierre-Hugues Herbert), Acapulco (l. Sam Querrey) and Indian Wells-1000 (l. Stan Wawrinka), and the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. David Goffin).

 

  • Clay is Thiem’s best surface, with 80 of his 155 Tour-level victories coming on the surface. By contrast, he has a 66-57 win-loss record on hard courts and a 9-8 win-loss record on grass.

 

  • Thiem recorded a career-high ranking of No. 7 after reaching the semifinals here last year, becoming the 3rd Austrian man – and first since Jurgen Melzer in 2011 – to reach the Top 10. He plays here at the same ranking.

 

  • Thiem is seeded No. 6 at this year’s tournament – his highest Grand Slam seeding. He has been seeded at the past 7 Grand Slams, with his previous highest seeding being No. 8 (at 2016 Wimbledon, the 2016 US Open and the 2017 Australian Open).

 

  • 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 physio is Alex Stober.

 

 

 

3 STAN WAWRINKA (SUI) v NO. 7 MARIN CILIC (CRO)

 

Head-to-head: Wawrinka leads 11-2

2006     Umag                           Clay (O)            R16      Wawrinka          64 26 64

2006     Vienna                         Hard (I)             R32      Wawrinka          64 61

2007     Stuttgart                       Clay (O)            R16      Wawrinka          64 61

2008     Roland Garros             Clay (O)           R64      Wawrinka         76(3) 76(4) 61

2010     Chennai                        Hard (O)           FR        Cilic                  76(2) 76(3)

2010     Australian Open           Hard (O)           R32      Cilic                 46 64 63 63

2011     Indian Wells-1000          Hard (O)           R32      Wawrinka          75 63

2014     Monte Carlo-1000          Clay (O)            R32      Wawrinka          60 62

2014     Cincinnati-1000              Hard (O)           R16      Wawrinka          36 60 61

2014     ATP World Tour Finals   Hard (I)             RR       Wawrinka          63 46 63

2015     Shanghai-1000              Hard (O)           R16      Wawrinka          75 67(7) 64

2016     Geneva                         Clay (O)            FR        Wawrinka          64 76(11)

2016     ATP World Tour Finals   Hard (I)             RR       Wawrinka          76(3) 76(3)

 

A 14th meeting for the 2 players and their 3rd at a Grand Slam – but their first meeting at a major for over 7 years.

 

Cilic is bidding to end a 7-match losing streak against Wawrinka – his only victories came over the space of 2 weeks in January 2010, defeating Wawrinka in the final to win the title at Chennai and then triumphing in their most recent Grand Slam meeting at the Australian Open. He has won just 3 sets in their 7 encounters since then.

 

Wawrinka and Cilic are 2 of the 5 Grand Slam champions to have reached the quarterfinals here from the 6 who started the men’s main draw. Wawrinka is a 3-time major champion, having won the title at the 2014 Australian Open, 2015 Roland Garros and the 2016 US Open, while Cilic’s only Grand Slam triumph to date came at the 2014 US Open.

 

The pair are also the only former Roland Garros boys’ singles champions to have reached the quarterfinals from the 8 who started in the men’s main draw – Wawrinka won the junior title in 2003, while Cilic won in 2005. In 2015, Wawrinka became the first former junior champion to win the men’s singles title here since Mats Wilander in 1988.

 

Neither Wawrinka nor Cilic has dropped a set in reaching the last 8 here this year. Of the 8 quarterfinalists, Cilic has spent the least time on court in his opening 4 matches.

 

Cilic is contesting his first match against a Top 5 player this year.

 

Possible semifinal head-to-heads

  Murray Nishikori
Wawrinka 7-10 4-4
Cilic 3-12 6-7

 

WAWRINKA                                                 v                                                        CILIC

 

32                                                        Age                                                        28

3                                                ATP Ranking                                                8

16                                                       Titles                                                       17

128-45                            Career Grand Slam Record                             88-35

36-11                                  Roland Garros Record                                  20-10

463-260                                       Career Record                                        407-220

171-82                                  Career Record – Clay                                   101-63

24-8                                             2017 Record                                            17-10

10-3                                       2017 Record – Clay                                       12-3

25-20                                 Career Five-Set Record                                 24-12

6                                 Comebacks from 0-2 Down                                 5

193-174                              Career Tiebreak Record                              149-132

13-4                                   2017 Tiebreak Record                                     5-5

 

 

Road to the Quarterfinals

WAWRINKA Time   Time CILIC
d. (Q) Jozef Kovalik 62 76(6) 63

d. Alexandr Dolgopolov 64 76(5) 75

1:57

2:34

1st round

2nd round

1:41

1:38

d. Ernests Gulbis 63 63 63

d. Konstantin Kravchuk 63 62 62

d. No. 28 Fabio Fognini 76(2) 60 62 1:52 3rd round 1:48 d. Feliciano Lopez 61 63 63
d. No. 15 Gael Monfils 75 76(7) 62 2:43 Round of 16 0:49 d. Kevin Anderson 63 3-0 ret. (left thigh)
         
total time on court 9:06 (IBM time) 5:56 total time on court

 

  • WAWRINKA is bidding to reach 3 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals for the first time in his career. He has recorded back-to-back semifinal appearances at the majors on 3 occasions – at the 2013 US Open-2014 Australian Open, at the 2015 Australian Open-2015 Roland Garros and at the 2016 US Open-2017 Australian Open.

 

  • Wawrinka is bidding to reach his 3rd straight Roland Garros semifinal. He has never 3 consecutive semifinals at a single Grand Slam event, but reached back-to-back semifinals at the Australian Open in 2014-15, Roland Garros in 2015-16 and the US Open in 2015-16.

 

  • Wawrinka is bidding to reach his 9th Grand Slam semifinal and become the 20th man in the Open Era to reach the milestone. He is bidding to take sole ownership of 20th place on the list for most Grand Slam semifinals reached in the Open Era – moving ahead of Michael Chang, Vitas Gerulaitis, Lleyton Hewitt and Tony Roche, who all reached 8 Grand Slam semifinals.

 

  • Just 3 Swiss men have reached a Grand Slam semifinal in history – Federer (41), Wawrinka (8) and Marc Rosset (1).

 

  • Aged 32 years 75 days, Wawrinka is bidding to become 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. Wawrinka is the oldest man through to the quarterfinals here this year.

 

  • Roland Garros is Wawrinka’s joint-2nd most successful Grand Slam event in terms of matches won, but his 3rd most successful in terms of semifinals reached:

 

Grand Slam Titles won Win-loss record Semifinals reached
Australian Open 1 36-11 3
Roland Garros 1 36-11 2
Wimbledon 0 18-12 0
US Open 1 38-11 3

 

  • Wawrinka has dropped just 47 games in reaching the quarterfinals here – the fewest games he has dropped in reaching the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam since 2015 Roland Garros. The fewest games he has dropped in reaching the last 8 at a major is 37 – at the 2014 Australian Open. The fewest games he has dropped in reaching the semifinals at a Grand Slam is 54 – at 2015 Roland Garros.

 

  • Wawrinka is bidding to record his 9th straight win and equal his career-best Tour-level winning streak on clay, having defended his title at Geneva prior to coming here. His career-best Tour-level winning streak on clay is 9 straight wins which he achieved on 3 occasions – in winning the title at 2013 Oeiras through to the final at 2013 Madrid-1000, in winning the title at 2015 Roland Garros through to the quarterfinals at 2016 Monte Carlo-1000, and in winning the title at 2016 Geneva through to the semifinals at 2016 Roland Garros.

 

  • By reaching his 15th Grand Slam quarterfinal, Wawrinka moved into joint-18th place on the list for the most Grand Slam quarterfinals reached in the Open Era with 6 other men – Arthur Ashe, Tomas Berdych, Jim Courier, Lleyton Hewitt, Ken Rosewall and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

 

  • Wawrinka has lost in the quarterfinals here on one previous occasion – in 2013 when, as No. 9 seed, he fell to eventual champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets.

 

  • Wawrinka is one of the 4 men aged 30 or over through to the quarterfinals here from the 49 who started in the men’s main draw – equalling the Open Era record for most 30-somethings to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam. It is the 11th time that 4 men aged 30 or over have reached the last 8 at a major in the Open Era. The record for most men aged 30 or over through to the semifinals at a Grand Slam is 3 – at 1968 Roland Garros and the 2017 Australian Open.

 

  • Wawrinka’s best Roland Garros performance is winning the title in 2015, defeating Novak Djokovic 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. At 30 years 71 days was the oldest male champion since Andres Gomez in 1990.

 

  • Wawrinka has won 3 Grand Slam titles at 3 different majors. He also won the 2014 Australian Open
    (d. Nadal) and the 2016 US Open (d. Djokovic). At the Australian Open, he was the first player to defeat the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds en route to a Grand Slam title since Sergi Bruguera won 1993 Roland Garros. At the US Open, aged 31 years 167 days, he became the oldest US Open champion since Ken Rosewall in 1970.

 

  • Wawrinka is looking to become the 3rd man in the Open Era to win 3 or more Grand Slam titles after turning 30. Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall are the only men to have won 3 or more Grand Slam titles after turning 30 [see Preview page 8].

 

  • On his title defence here last year, Wawrinka lost to Andy Murray in 4 sets in the semifinals.

 

  • Wawrinka warmed up for Roland Garros by defending his title at Geneva (d. Mischa Zverev) after 3rd round finishes at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Pablo Cuevas) and Rome-1000 (l. John Isner). He lost his opening match at Madrid-1000 (l. Benoit Paire). 7 of his 16 career titles have come on clay.

 

  • Also in 2017 Wawrinka reached his 4th Masters-1000 final at Indian Wells, falling to Federer, the semifinals at both the Australian Open (l. Federer) and Brisbane (l. Kei Nishikori), and the round of 16 at Miami-1000 (l. Alexander Zverev).

 

  • Wawrinka has played in every major since making his Grand Slam debut at 2005 Roland Garros. This is his 13th straight Roland Garros appearance and his 49th consecutive Grand Slam appearance, which puts him in 10th place on the list for the most consecutive appearances at the majors in history.

 

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

 

  • CILIC is bidding to become the first Croatian man to reach the semifinals at Roland Garros since Ivan Ljubicic reached the last 4 here in 2006.

 

  • Cilic is bidding to become the 2nd man representing Croatia to reach the semifinals here in the Open Era. Ljubicic is the only other man to have reached the last 4 while representing Croatia. [NB Zeljko Franulovic, who reached the semifinals here in 1970-71, and Niki Pilic, who reached the last 4 here 1973, were both born in Croatia but played under the flag of Yugoslavia.]

 

  • Cilic is bidding to reach his 4th Grand Slam semifinal. The only Croatian player – man or woman – to reach more Grand Slam semifinals is Goran Ivanisevic, who made 7 appearances in the last 4 at the majors.

 

  • If Cilic reaches the semifinals here on his 11th Roland Garros appearance he will be joint top of the list for most attempts before reaching the semifinals here. Andres Gomez and today’s opponent also reached the semifinals for the first time on their 11th appearance here.

 

     Attempts to reach Roland Garros semifinals (Open Era)

Marin Cilic??

Andres Gomez

Stan Wawrinka

11??

11

11

David Ferrer

Cedric Pioline

10

10

 

  • Cilic is bidding to defeat a Top 5 player on clay for the first time on his 8th attempt. The highest-ranked players he has defeated on clay are No. 6 David Ferrer in the 2nd round at 2011 Rome-1000 and No. 6 Milos Raonic in the final at Istanbul earlier this year. He has lost both of his previous matches with Top 5 opposition at Roland Garros.

 

  • Cilic has won 4 of his last 6 meetings with Top 5 opposition. The only players he has lost to in that time were No. 1 Andy Murray and No. 3 today’s opponent at the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals. He has not defeated a Top 5 player at a major since beating No. 3 Roger Federer in the semifinals at the 2014 US Open. He has a 3-12 win-loss record against Top 5 players at the Grand Slams.

 

  • By reaching the quarterfinals for the first time at his 11th Roland Garros, Cilic has moved into 3rd place on the Open Era list for the most attempts before reaching the quarterfinals here. Only Richard Gasquet (13 appearances) and Tommy Haas (12) reached the quarterfinals for the first time after more appearances here.

 

  • By reaching the quarterfinals here, Cilic completed a set of Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances – he is just the 2nd Croatian man to achieve the feat in the Open Era after Ivanisevic. This is his 38th Grand Slam overall.
  • By defeating Lopez in the 3rd round here, Cilic recorded his 100th Tour-level match-win on clay and became the 3rd Croatian man to record 100 Tour-level clay court match-wins – after Ivanisevic (119) and Ljubicic (105).

 

  • By reaching the quarterfinals here for the first time, Cilic has recorded his best Roland Garros result. His previous best performance here was reaching the round of 16 in 2009 (l. Murray), 2010 (l. Robin Soderling) and 2015 (l. Ferrer).

 

  • Last year here Cilic lost in the 1st round, falling to qualifier Marco Trungelliti in 4 sets.

 

  • Cilic warmed up for Roland Garros by winning the title at Istanbul, defeating Raonic in the final. The victory maintained his record of winning at least one Tour-level title every year since 2008. He also reached the quarterfinals at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Albert Ramos-Vinolas) and Rome-1000 (l. John Isner), but lost his opening match at Madrid-1000 (l. Alexander Zverev).

 

  • Cilic’s other highlights in 2017 include reaching the semifinals at Acapulco (l. Rafael Nadal) and the quarterfinals at Rotterdam (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga). However, he fell in the 2nd round at the Australian Open
    (l. Dan Evans) and lost his opening matches at both Indian Wells-1000 (l. Taylor Fritz) and Miami-1000 (l. Jeremy Chardy).

 

  • Cilic won the only 5-set match he has contested at Roland Garros – he defeated Leonardo Mayer in 5 sets in the 3rd round in 2010. He has a 25-12 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

 

  • Cilic has won 17 career titles including 2 on clay – at 2012 Umag (d. Marcel Granollers) and Istanbul this year.

 

  • Cilic reached a career-high ranking of No. 6 in November 2016. He plays here at No. 8.

 

  • Cilic is coached by Jonas Bjorkman, who reached the round of 16 here in 1996 and 2007, and Ivan Cinkus.

 

 

 

4 RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) v NO. 20 PABLO CARRENO BUSTA (ESP)

 

Head-to-head: Nadal leads 3-0

2015     Rio de Janeiro   Clay (O)            R16      Nadal                75 63

2016     Doha                Hard (O)           R32      Nadal                67(5) 63 61

2016     Rio de Janeiro   Clay (O)            R32      Nadal                61 64

 

A 4th meeting for the 2 players and their 3rd on clay, but their first at a Grand Slam. Nadal has not dropped a set in either of their 2 previous clay court meetings.

 

This is the 82nd all-Spanish clash at Roland Garros in the Open Era.

 

This is the 14th all-Spanish meeting in the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam, and the first since Nadal defeated David Ferrer in 4 sets here in 2014. Of the 14 meetings, 10 have come at Roland Garros.

 

By reaching the quarterfinals, Nadal and Carreno Busta have guaranteed Spanish representation in the semifinals here for the first time since 2014 when Nadal went on to win his 9th Roland Garros title.

 

Nadal has a 13-0 win-loss record against his fellow Spanish players at Roland Garros and a 20-3 win-loss record against Spaniards at the Grand Slams overall. His only defeats to Spanish players at the majors came against David Ferrer at both the 2007 US Open and the 2011 Australian Open, and Fernando Verdasco at the 2016 Australian Open.

 

Nadal is looking to record his 22nd clay court match-win of the season today, while Carreno Busta is aiming for his 21st. Nadal is currently joint top of the list for most Tour-level clay-court match-wins in 2017, while Carreno Busta is in 4th place on the list.

 

     2017 Tour-level clay-court match-wins

Rafael Nadal 21-1
Albert Ramos-Vinolas 21-11
Dominic Thiem 21-4
Pablo Carreno Busta 20-7
Alexander Zverev 16-4

Players still competing at 2017 Roland Garros in bold

 

Nadal and Carreno Busta are also both in the Top 5 for most Tour-level match-wins in 2017. Nadal heads the list, while Carreno Busta is in joint-4th.

 

2017 Tour-level match-wins

Rafael Nadal 40-6
Dominic Thiem 33-12
David Goffin 31-12
Pablo Carreno Busta 27-13
Alexander Zverev 27-13

Players still competing at 2017 Roland Garros in bold

 

Nadal has not lost a clay court match to a player ranked as low as No. 21 today’s opponent since falling No. 45 Pablo Cuevas in the semifinals at 2016 Rio de Janeiro.

 

Nadal and Carreno Busta won a doubles title together at 2016 Beijing, defeating Jack Sock/Bernard Tomic in the final.

Possible semifinal head-to-heads

  Djokovic Thiem
Nadal 24-26 4-2
Carreno Busta 0-2 0-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NADAL                                                      v                                           CARRENO BUSTA

 

31*                                                        Age                                                        25

4                                                ATP Ranking                                               21

72                                                       Titles                                                        3

213-32                            Career Grand Slam Record                             13-14

76-2                                   Roland Garros Record                                    6-4

846-180                                       Career Record                                         102-97

386-35                                  Career Record – Clay                                    62-51

40-6                                             2017 Record                                            27-13

21-1                                       2017 Record – Clay                                       20-7

19-9                                  Career Five-Set Record                                   3-6

3                                 Comebacks from 0-2 Down                                 1

208-134                              Career Tiebreak Record                                 44-40

8-3                                     2017 Tiebreak Record                                    11-5

                                              *Turned 31 on 3 June

 

Road to the Quarterfinals

NADAL Time   Time CARRENO BUSTA
d. Benoit Paire 61 64 61

d. Robin Haase 61 64 63

1:52

1:49

1st round

2nd round

1:36

2:41

d. Florian Mayer 64 62 62

d. Taro Daniel 75 64 46 60

d. Nikoloz Basilashvili 60 61 60 1:31 3rd round 2:19 d. No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov 75 63 64
d. No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut 61 62 62 1:51 Round of 16 4:17 d. No. 5 Milos Raonic 46 76(2) 67(6) 64 86
         
total time on court 7:03 (IBM time) 10:53 total time on court

 

  • 9-time champion NADAL is looking to win his 100th best-of-5-sets match on clay. He has a 99-2 win-loss record in best-of-5-sets matches on clay. His only defeats came at Roland Garros – in the round of 16 in 2009 (l. Robin Soderling) and the quarterfinals in 2015 (l. Novak Djokovic).

 

  • Nadal is bidding to reach his 25th Grand Slam semifinal and close the gap on Andre Agassi in 5th place on the Open Era list for most Grand Slam semifinal appearances. Djokovic is looking reach his 32nd major semifinal today.

 

Grand Slam semifinal appearances (Open Era)

Roger Federer 41
Novak Djokovic?? 32??
Jimmy Connors

Ivan Lendl

Andre Agassi

31

28

26

Rafael Nadal??

Pete Sampras

25??

23

 

  • Nadal is bidding to reach his 10th Roland Garros semifinal and extend the record he set in 2014 for most Roland Garros semifinal appearances in the Open Era. Djokovic could equal Nadal’s record should he win and Nadal lose in the quarterfinals.

 

No. of Roland Garros semifinal appearances (Open Era)

Rafael Nadal?? 10??
Novak Djokovic?? 9??
Roger Federer

Bjorn Borg

Mats Wilander

7

6

6

 

  • Nadal is bidding to become just the 5th man in the Open Era to reach 10 semifinals at a single Grand Slam event. Roger Federer has achieved the feat at 3 of the majors, while Jimmy Connors has done so at 2 Grand Slams. (See table overleaf)

 

 

 

 

 

Players to reach 10 semifinals at a single Grand Slam event (Open Era)

Roger Federer 13 Australian Open semifinals, 11 Wimbledon semifinals, 10 US Open semifinals
Jimmy Connors 14 US Open semifinals, 11 Wimbledon semifinals
Andre Agassi 10 US Open semifinals
Novak Djokovic 10 US Open semifinals
Rafael Nadal?? 10 Roland Garros semifinals??

 

  • Nadal has dropped just 20 games in reaching the quarterfinals here – the 2nd fewest games he has dropped in reaching the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam. The fewest games he has dropped in reaching the last 8 at a major is 19 – at 2012 Roland Garros. The fewest games he has dropped in reaching the semifinals at a Grand Slam is 25 – at 2008 Roland Garros.

 

  • By reaching his 11th quarterfinal here, Nadal equalled Federer’s Open Era record for most Roland Garros quarterfinals. Djokovic also reached his 11th Roland Garros quarterfinal here.

 

  • By reaching his 31st Grand Slam quarterfinal, Nadal closed the gap on Ivan Lendl in 5th place on the list for most Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances in the Open Era. Only Federer (49 major quarterfinals), Connors (41), Djokovic (38), Andre Agassi (36) and Lendl (34) have reached the last 8 at a Grand Slam more often than Nadal.

 

  • Nadal has lost in the quarterfinals here on one previous occasion – when he fell in straight sets to Novak Djokovic in 2015.

 

  • Nadal is the leading performer in Roland Garros history. He has a 76-2 win-loss record at Roland Garros, ahead of Roger Federer (65-16), Novak Djokovic (59-11) and Guillermo Vilas (58-17).

 

  • Roland Garros is Nadal’s most successful Grand Slam in terms of match-wins, titles won and semifinals reached.

 

Grand Slam Titles won Win-loss record Semifinals reached
Australian Open 1 51-11 5
Roland Garros 9 76-2 10??
Wimbledon 2 40-9 5
US Open 2 46-10 5

 

  • Nadal’s 3rd round win over Basilashvili was the first time a man has dropped just one game in a completed match at Roland Garros since 2008, when Tomas Berdych defeated wild card Robert Smeets 61 60 60 in the 1st round and David Ferrer defeated Fabrice Santoro 60 61 60 in the 2nd round.

 

  • Nadal’s 3rd round win over Basilashvili was his best victory in a best-of-5-sets match on clay in terms of games dropped. He has dropped 3 games or fewer in best-of-5-set matches on clay on 7 occasions:

 

Nadal dropping 3 games or fewer in best-of-5-set matches on clay

Event Result Games dropped
2008 Roland Garros – R16 d. Fernando Verdasco 61 60 62 3
2008 Roland Garros – QF d. Nicolas Almagro 61 61 61 3
2009 Davis Cup – WG 1R d. Janko Tipsarevic 61 60 62 3
2012 Roland Garros – R16 d. Juan Monaco 62 60 60 2
2014 Roland Garros – R128 d. Robby Ginepri 60 63 60 3
2016 Roland Garros – 128 d. Sam Groth 61 61 61 3
2017 Roland Garros – R32 d. Nikoloz Basilashvili  60 61 60 1

 

  • Nadal is bidding to become the first player in the Open Era – and only the 2nd player in history – to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event. Margaret Court is the only player in history to have won 10 or more titles at one Grand Slam event, winning the Australian Open on 11 occasions between 1960 and 1973 [see Preview page 1].

 

  • Nadal is bidding to further extend the record he set at 2013 Roland Garros for the most men’s Grand Slam titles at any one event. He won the title here in 2005-08 and 2010-14. He is the only man in history to have won 5 titles in a row at Roland Garros.

 

  • Last year here, Nadal gave a walkover ahead of his 3rd round match with Marcel Granollers due to a wrist injury. This is Nadal’s 13th successive Roland Garros and his 48th appearance at a major.
  • Nadal is one of only 2 players to have won multiple clay court titles this year along with Alexander Zverev. He won his 10th titles at both Monte Carlo-1000 (d. Albert Ramos-Vinolas) and Barcelona (d. Dominic Thiem) – becoming the first man in the Open Era to win a singles tournament on 10 occasions – and his 30th Masters 1000 title at Madrid (d. Thiem).

 

  • Nadal is bidding to win his 53rd career clay court title at Roland Garros. By winning his 50th clay court title at Monte Carlo-1000, he set an Open Era record for the most career clay court titles ahead of Vilas (49).

 

  • Nadal has been coached by his uncle Toni since the age of 4. He added 1998 Roland Garros champion Carlos Moya to his coaching team ahead of the 2017 season.

 

  • CARRENO BUSTA is contesting his 200th Tour-level match today.

 

  • Carreno Busta is bidding to become the 13th Spanish man to reach the semifinals at Roland Garros in the Open Era. Only 2 other active Spanish players have made the last 4 here – today’s opponent (9 times) and David Ferrer (twice).

 

  • By reaching the quarterfinals here, Carreno Busta has recorded his best Grand Slam result. His previous best result at a major was reaching the 3rd round at the US Open in both 2014 (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga) and 2016
    (l. Dominic Thiem) and at the Australian Open this year (l. Denis Istomin).

 

  • Carreno Busta earned his career-best win in the round of 16 by defeating No. 6 Milos Raonic. He ended a 16-match losing streak against Top 10 opposition to record his first win over a Top 10 player. It was his first victory against a Top 10 player at a Grand Slam in 6 attempts.

 

  • Carreno Busta’s 5-set victory against Raonic was his first victory in a 5-set match at Roland Garros. He has a 1-2 win-loss record in 5-set matches here and a 3-6 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

 

  • Carreno Busta has won 6 of his last 7 matches against lefthanded players. The only lefthander he has lost to in that time is Federico Delbonis in the 2nd round at Miami-1000 earlier this year. He has a 13-16 win-loss record against lefthanded players overall.

 

  • If he wins today, Carreno Busta is projected to rise to No. 14 in the world. By reaching the quarterfinals here he will rise to a career-high ranking of No. 17 when the new rankings are released on Monday 12 June. He rose to a previous career-high ranking of No. 18 in May this year after winning the title at Estoril and plays here at No. 21.

 

  • Carreno Busta’s previous best result at Roland Garros was reaching the 2nd round here in 2015 (l. Jack Sock) and 2016, when he fell to Aljaz Bedene in 5-sets. This is his 5th appearance at Roland Garros and 15th Grand Slam overall.

 

  • Carreno Busta’s best result in 2017 is winning his first clay court title at Estoril, defeating Gilles Muller in the final. Also on clay in 2017, he reached the final at Rio de Janeiro (l. Thiem), the semifinals at Buenos Aires
    (l. Alexandr Dolgopolov) and Sao Paulo (l. Pablo Cuevas) and the 3rd round at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Novak Djokovic) and Barcelona (l. Yuichi Sugita) (after receiving a 1st round bye). He lost in the 2nd round at Rome-1000 (l. Roberto Bautista Agut) and the 1st round at Madrid-1000 (l. Benoit Paire).

 

  • Elsewhere in 2017, Carreno Busta reached the semifinals at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Stan Wawrinka), the quarterfinals at Sydney (l. Andrey Kuznetsov) and the 3rd round at the Australian Open. He lost his opening match at Miami-1000.

 

  • Clay is Carreno Busta’s strongest surface. He has a 62-51 win-loss record on clay, compared to 40-41 on hard courts and 0-5 on grass.

 

  • Carreno Busta plays here seeded No. 20 – it is the 2nd time he has been seeded at a Grand Slam, after he was seeded No. 30 at the Australian Open this year.

 

  • Carreno Busta has won 3 career singles titles. In addition to winning at Estoril earlier this year, he won 2 titles on hard courts in 2016 – at Winston-Salem (d. Bautista Agut) and Moscow (d. Fabio Fognini). He has also won 3 doubles titles – on clay at 2016 Quito with Guillermo Duran and at 2017 Rio de Janeiro with Cuevas, and on hard courts at 2016 Beijing with today’s opponent.

 

  • Carreno Busta entered the men’s doubles here with Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. The pair, who reached the final at the 2016 US Open together, were No. 10 seeds but gave a walkover to Rogerio Dutra Silva/Paolo Lorenzi in the 1st round due to Garcia-Lopez’s left thigh injury.

 

  • Carreno Busta made his Davis Cup debut in 2016. He played his first live rubbers in Spain’s 3-2 World Group first round victory over Croatia in Osijek in February, winning the decisive 5th rubber against Nikola Mektic. He fell to Viktor Troicki as Spain lost 4-1 to Serbia in the World Group quarterfinals in Belgrade in April.

 

  • Carreno Busta is coached by Samuel Lopez and Cesar Fagueras. His physical trainer is Walter Navarro.

 

 *** All statistics courtesy of Grand Slam media and the ITF

 

 

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Unseeded Teen Ostapenko and 30th Seed Bacsinszky Reach Roland Garros Semifinals

(June 6, 2017) Nineteen-year-old Jelena Ostapenko, ranked 47th in the world, became the first Latvian to reach a major tournament semifinal on a rainy Tuesday in Paris when she defeated former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Ostapenko, who turns 20 on Thursday will play 30th seed Timea Bacsinszky next, who also has a birthday on June 8, except she’s eight years older. The Swiss Bacsinszky knocked out Paris fan favorite 13th seed Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-4, 6-4. This is the Swiss’ second Roland Garros semifinal, she reached the final four two years ago.

Ostapenko lost the first five games of the match against Wozniacki, won the next four in a row, only to be broken in the tenth game, giving the set to Wozniacki.

The Latvian, known for her aggressive play raced out to a 5-2 lead in the second set, when the rains came and delayed play twice – three hours and then a 30 minute delay. Her dominant play remained when the match resumed and she continued to paint the lines with winners and never looked back winning the second and third sets 6-2, 6-2.

“I had to be aggressive all match,” said the winner.

Caroline Wozniacki

“Her shots are hard to read,” Wozniacki said to media.

“She goes for the lines. Going in, she’s tough to read, you don’t really feel comfortable. It’s hard to read her shots.”

 

Ostapenko hit 38 winners in the match raising her head-to-head record over the Dane to 4-0. She’s the youngest French Open semifinalist since 2007, when Ana Ivanovic reached the final four.

“We had all the seasons rolled into one today. We had a hurricane, a sandstorm, and we almost had snow, too,” Bacsinszky said to the crowd after her win over Mladenovic. “It was really tough to keep my concentration all day long. I feel exhausted – and I’m sure you do, too.”

“I knew she would be a formidable opponent.”

“Today I was very, very far from my best tennis and it was still a close two sets, I’d be silly not to be positive about that,” said a disappointed Mladenovic.

 

For Bacsinszky it’s her second semifinal at the French Open, she lost to Serena Williams in 2015. In the last three years, the Swiss reached the semis twice and the quarterfinals last year, clearly her best major. “It’s the tournament closest to my heart,” Bacsinszky said.  Back in 2014 she had to go through qualifying at Roland Garros.

“To play a semifinal of Roland Garros on your birthday, I think it’s really nice,” said Ostapenko. “I hope I can enjoy it…When I came here I didn’t expect to be in the semis, but I’m playing better and better every match. I’m getting more confident, so if I keep it up, I think anything can happen.”

 

Both men’s quarterfinal matches including nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic were postponed until Wednesday.

 

The other two women’s quarterfinals which take place on Wednesday will feature No. 2 seed Czech Karolina Pliskova against the last remaining Frenchwoman No. 28 Caroline Garcia and No. 3 seed Simona Halep of Romania versus No. 5 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.

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ITF Approves Davis Cup and Fed Cup Reforms

ITF Approves Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Reforms

 

From the International Tennis Federation:

(June 6, 2017) The ITF Board of Directors has approved a series of reforms for Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas that have been recommended by the Davis Cup and Fed Cup Committees. The ITF AGM will be asked to approve these changes at its meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in August 2017.

 

The wide-ranging reform package includes:

 

  • All singles matches in Davis Cup will be played as best-of-three sets, rather than best-of-five sets. Davis Cup will retain its three-day format, with doubles still played on the Saturday over the best-of-five sets.
  • The finalists in both Davis Cup and Fed Cup will be guaranteed the choice of hosting their first-round tie in the following year.
  • Hosting costs for national associations will be reduced.
  • The dead rubber policy will be amended to reduce the number of dead rubbers.

 

Bids to host fixed venue finals for Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas have been received and are being assessed. The Board will reconvene later this month.

 

ITF President David Haggerty said: “Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas are two of the most iconic team competitions in sport, but there is no doubt change is needed to ensure that we maximise their full potential. While still needing AGM approval, we are confident that our National Associations will see that to vote for these reforms is to vote for the long-term future of our competitions and our sport.”

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2017 Roland Garros – Day 10 Men’s Preview

Rafael Nadal

2017 ROLAND GARROS

Day 10 Men’s Preview

Tuesday 6 June

 

Featured matches

 

Quarterfinals Bottom Half

 

No. 2 Novak Djokovic (SRB) v No. 6 Dominic Thiem (AUT)

No. 4 Rafael Nadal (ESP) v No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)

 

 

Player Country Age Ranking Best Roland Garros performance Best Grand Slam performance
No. 1 Andy Murray GBR 30 1 RU 2016 3 titles
No. 2 Novak Djokovic SRB 30 2 W 2016 12 titles
No. 3 Stan Wawrinka SUI 32 3 W 2015 3 titles
No. 4 Rafael Nadal ESP 31 4 W 2005-08, 2010-14 14 titles
No. 6 Dominic Thiem AUT 23 7 SF 2016 SF 2016 Roland Garros
No. 7 Marin Cilic CRO 28 8 QF 2017 1 title
No. 8 Kei Nishikori JPN 27 9 QF 2015, 2017 RU 2014 US Open
No 20. Pablo Carreno Busta ESP 25 21 QF 2017 QF 2017 Roland Garros

A look at the quarterfinalists…

 

 

On court today…

 

  • Nine-time Roland Garros champion Nadal, who takes on a fellow Spaniard for the second straight match in Pablo Carreno Busta, is bidding to become the first man in the Open Era to reach 10 semifinals here in the 2nd match on Court Philippe Chatrier. If he defeats Carreno Busta, Nadal will become just the 5th man in the Open Era to reach 10 semifinals at a single Grand Slam event. Carreno Busta, who is already guaranteed to climb to a career-high ranking after producing his best Grand Slam performance here, would rise as high as No. 14 in the world if he can pull off a stunning upset of Nadal.

 

  • In a repeat of their semifinal match here last year, Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem go head-to-head in the quarterfinals in the 2nd match on Court Suzanne Lenglen today. Defending champion Djokovic is looking to reach his 7th straight Roland Garros semifinal and record his 234th Grand Slam match-win – one that would see him move ahead of Jimmy Connors and take sole occupancy of 2nd place on the all-time list for most Grand Slam match-wins.

 

  • There are 4 men aged 30 or over through to the quarterfinals here – tying the Open Era record for the most 30-somethings to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam. It is the 11th time 4 over 30s have reached the last 8 at a major in the Open Era. The record for the most 30-somethings through to the semifinals at a major is 3 – at 1968 Roland Garros and at the 2017 Australian Open.

 

 

2 NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) v NO. 6 DOMINIC THIEM (AUT)

Head-to-head: Djokovic leads 5-0

2014     Shanghai-1000              Hard (O)           R32      Djokovic           63 64

2016     Miami-1000                   Hard (O)           R16      Djokovic           63 64

2016     Roland Garros             Clay (O)           SF        Djokovic           62 61 64

2016     ATP World Tour Finals   Hard (I)             RR        Djokovic           67(10) 60 62

2017     Rome-1000                   Clay (O)            SF        Djokovic           61 60

 

A 6th meeting for the 2 players, their 3rd on clay and their 2nd at Roland Garros, with Djokovic winning their only previous Grand Slam encounter for the loss of just 7 games in the semifinals here last here.

 

Djokovic dropped just a single game in the most recent meeting between the 2 players in the semifinals at Rome-1000 last month.

 

Possible semifinal head-to-heads

Nadal Carreno Busta
Djokovic 26-24 2-0
Thiem 2-4 4-0

 

DJOKOVIC                                                  v                                                       THIEM

 

30                                                        Age                                                        23

2                                                ATP Ranking                                                7

67                                                       Titles                                                        8

233-37                            Career Grand Slam Record                             27-13

59-11                                  Roland Garros Record                                   11-3

775-161                                       Career Record                                         155-94

189-46                                  Career Record – Clay                                    80-29

24-6                                             2017 Record                                            33-12

12-3                                       2017 Record – Clay                                       21-4

28-9                                  Career Five-Set Record                                   3-2

4                                 Comebacks from 0-2 Down                                 1

215-122                              Career Tiebreak Record                                 59-56

7-4                                     2017 Tiebreak Record                                     8-7

 

Road to the Quarterfinals

DJOKOVIC Time Time THIEM
d. Marcel Granollers 63 64 62

d. Joao Sousa 61 64 63

2:27

2:07

1st round

2nd round

1:20

2:23

d. Bernard Tomic 64 60 62

d. (Q) Simone Bolelli 75 61 63

d. Diego Schwartzman 57 63 36 61 61 3:19 3rd round 2:03 d. No. 25 Steve Johnson 61 76(4) 63
d.  No. 19 Albert Ramos-Vinolas 76(5) 61 63 2:27 Round of 16 1:39 d. Horacio Zeballos 61 63 61
total time on court 10:20 (IBM time) 7:25 total time on court

 

  • Defending champion DJOKOVIC is bidding to reach his 32nd Grand Slam semifinal and take sole occupancy of 2nd place on the list ahead of Jimmy Connors for the most Grand Slam semifinal appearances in the Open Era.

 

Grand Slam semifinal appearances (Open Era)

Roger Federer 41
Novak Djokovic?? 32??
Jimmy Connors

Ivan Lendl

Andre Agassi

31

28

26

Rafael Nadal??

Pete Sampras

25??

23

                                    

  • Djokovic is bidding to reach his 9th Roland Garros semifinal. He could equal Rafael Nadal’s Open Era record for most semifinal appearances here should he win and Nadal lose in the quarterfinals. (See table overleaf)

 

  

  No. of Roland Garros semifinal appearances (Open Era)

Rafael Nadal?? 10??
Novak Djokovic?? 9??
Roger Federer

Bjorn Borg

Mats Wilander

7

6

6

 

  • Djokovic is looking to reach his 7th consecutive Roland Garros semifinal and extend his Open Era record for most consecutive Roland Garros semifinal appearances. [NB Andy Murray could move into joint-4th place on the list if he reaches his 4th consecutive semifinal here]

 

Consecutive Roland Garros semifinal appearances (Open Era)

Player Consecutive RG SF appearances Years
Novak Djokovic 6* 2011-16
Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal

5

5

2005-09

2010-14

Rafael Nadal

Mats Wilander

4

4

2005-08

1982-85

   *active streak

 

  • Djokovic is bidding to record his 234th Grand Slam match-win and take sole occupancy of 2nd place ahead of Connors on the all-time list for most Grand Slam match-wins.

 

                                  All Grand Slams (all-time)          

Rank Player Win-loss
1
2=
Roger Federer

Jimmy Connors

314-51

233-49

  Novak Djokovic 233-37
4

5

Andre Agassi

Ivan Lendl

224-53

222-49

 

  • Djokovic is bidding to record his 60th match-win at Roland Garros. By defeating Ramos-Vinolas in the round of 16 here, he took sole ownership of 3rd place on the all-time list for most matches won at Roland Garros ahead of Guillermo Vilas. Only Nadal (76) and Roger Federer (65) have won more matches here.

 

  • Roland Garros is Djokovic’s 2nd most successful Grand Slam event in terms of matches won and semifinals reached, but the only Grand Slam at which he has failed to win multiple titles:

 

Titles won Win-loss record Semifinals reached
Australian Open 6 58-7 6
Roland Garros 1 59-11 8
Wimbledon 3 54-9 7
US Open 2 62-10 10

 

  • By reaching his 11th Roland Garros quarterfinal, Djokovic has equalled Federer’s Open Era record of 11 appearances in the last 8 here along with Nadal, who also reached his 11th Roland Garros quarterfinal this year.

 

  • By reaching his 8th straight quarterfinal here, Djokovic has taken sole ownership of 2nd place on the list for most consecutive Roland Garros quarterfinal appearances in the Open Era ahead of Connors (7). Federer (2005-13) heads the list with 9 straight appearances in the last 8 here.

 

  • By reaching his 38th Grand Slam quarterfinal, Djokovic has closed the gap on Connors (41 quarterfinals) in 2nd place on the list for the most Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances in the Open Era. Federer heads the list with 49 appearances in the last 8 at a major.

 

  • Djokovic’s 5-set victory against Schwartzman in the 3rd round here improved his win-loss record in 5-set matches at Roland Garros to 6-2. He has a 29-9 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

 

  • Djokovic has a 26-8 win-loss record in 5-set matches at the Grand Slams. He is one of only 3 men to have won 26 or more 5-set matches at the majors, behind Pete Sampras (29) and level with Lleyton Hewitt (26).

 

  • Djokovic is looking to avoid becoming the 12th defending champion to lose in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. 2014 champion Nadal was the last defending champion to lose in the last 8 here in 2015.

 

  • Djokovic is bidding to become the first man in the Open Era – and only the 3rd man in history – to win each of the 4 Grand Slams twice. Roy Emerson and Rod Laver are the only men to have won each Grand Slam on 2 or more occasions. [NB: While Laver completed the feat in 1969, some of the titles were won before the start of the Open Era.]

 

  • Last year here, Djokovic completed the career Grand Slam by winning his first Roland Garros title, defeating Andy Murray in the final. It was his 12th Grand Slam crown – to add to his triumphs at the Australian Open in 2008 (d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga), 2011 (d. 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 making his 50th consecutive Grand Slam appearance at 2017 Roland Garros, which puts him in equal-7th place with David Ferrer and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on the list for the most consecutive Grand Slams played in history. He has not missed a Grand Slam since his debut at the 2005 Australian Open. This is his 13th appearance at Roland Garros.

 

  • Djokovic warmed up for Roland Garros by reaching the final at Rome-1000 (l. Alexander Zverev), the semifinals at Madrid-1000 (l. Nadal) and the quarterfinals at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. David Goffin). It is the first time since 2012 that he has not won at least one clay court tournament ahead of Roland Garros.

 

  • Earlier in 2017, Djokovic won the title at Doha (d. Murray) and reached the quarterfinals at Acapulco and the round of 16 at Indian Wells-1000, losing to Nick Kyrgios on both occasions. He failed to defend his title at the Australian Open, where he fell to wild card Denis Istomin in the 2nd round. He withdrew from Miami-1000 due to an elbow injury.

 

  • 13 of Djokovic’s 67 career singles titles have come on clay, compared with 51 on hard court and 3 on grass.

 

  • Djokovic has made 2 Davis Cup appearances in 2017, winning the 2 singles rubbers he has contested to help Serbia defeat both Russia in the World Group first round in Nis in February and Spain in the quarterfinals in Belgrade in April. Serbia will face France in Lille in the World Group semifinals in September.

 

  • Djokovic announced 1999 Roland Garros champion Andre Agassi as his coach ahead of the tournament. He parted company with his long-term coach Marian Vajda and physiotherapists Miljan Amanovic and Gebhard Phil-Gritsch earlier in May.

 

  • THIEM is contesting the 250th Tour-level match of his career today.

 

  • Thiem is bidding to reach the semifinals here for the 2nd straight year and become the 2nd Austrian man in history to reach multiple Grand Slam semifinals after Thomas Muster.

 

Austrians in Grand Slam semifinals

Thomas Muster 1989, 1997 Australian Open
1990, 1995 Roland Garros
Dominic Thiem 2016, 2017?? Roland Garros
Jurgen Melzer 2010 Roland Garros

 

  • By reaching the quarterfinals here, Thiem has become the 2nd Austrian man in the Open Era to reach multiple Roland Garros quarterfinals. Thomas Muster, who reached the last 8 here in 1990, 1995 and 1998 is the only other Austrian man to achieve the feat.

 

  • Roland Garros is Thiem’s most successful Grand Slam event in terms of matches won. He has an 11-3 win-loss record here, compared with 8-3 at the US Open, 6-4 at the Australian Open and 2-3 at Wimbledon.

 

  • Thiem is in 2nd place on the list for the most Tour-level match-wins in 2017, behind Rafael Nadal. (See table overleaf)

 

 

2017 Tour-level match-wins

Rafael Nadal 40-6
Dominic Thiem 33-12
David Goffin 31-12
Pablo Carreno Busta

Alexander Zverev

27-13

27-10

 

  • Thiem is in joint-1st place on the list for the most Tour-level clay court match-wins in 2017.

 

2017 Tour-level match-wins

Rafael Nadal 21-1
Albert Ramos-Vinolas 21-11
Dominic Thiem 21-4
Pablo Carreno Busta 20-7
Alexander Zverev 16-4

Players still competing at 2017 Roland Garros in bold

 

  • Last year here Thiem recorded his best Grand Slam performance by reaching the semifinals (l. today’s opponent). This is his 4th straight Roland Garros appearance and his 14th Grand Slam overall.

 

  • Thiem warmed up for Roland Garros by reaching the finals at Barcelona and Madrid-1000, losing to Nadal on both occasions. He is the only player to have defeated Nadal on clay this season, winning in the quarterfinals at Rome-1000 before falling to today’s opponent in the semifinals.

 

  • Earlier this year, Thiem won his 8th career title at Rio de Janeiro, defeating Pablo Carreno Busta in the final. He also reached the quarterfinals at Brisbane (l. Grigor Dimitrov), Sydney (l. Dan Evans), Rotterdam (l. Pierre-Hugues Herbert), Acapulco (l. Sam Querrey) and Indian Wells-1000 (l. Stan Wawrinka), and the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. David Goffin).

 

  • Clay is Thiem’s best surface, with 80 of his 155 Tour-level victories coming on the surface. By contrast, he has a 66-57 win-loss record on hard courts and a 9-8 win-loss record on grass.

 

  • Thiem recorded a career-high ranking of No. 7 after reaching the semifinals here last year, becoming the 3rd Austrian man – and first since Jurgen Melzer in 2011 – to reach the Top 10. He plays here at the same ranking.

 

  • Thiem is seeded No. 6 at this year’s tournament – his highest Grand Slam seeding. He has been seeded at the past 7 Grand Slams, with his previous highest seeding being No. 8 (at 2016 Wimbledon, the 2016 US Open and the 2017 Australian Open).

 

  • 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 physio is Alex Stober.

 

 

 

4 RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) v NO. 20 PABLO CARRENO BUSTA (ESP)

 

Head-to-head: Nadal leads 3-0

2015     Rio de Janeiro   Clay (O)            R16      Nadal                75 63

2016     Doha                Hard (O)           R32      Nadal                67(5) 63 61

2016     Rio de Janeiro   Clay (O)            R32      Nadal                61 64

 

A 4th meeting for the 2 players and their 3rd on clay, but their first at a Grand Slam. Nadal has not dropped a set in either of their 2 previous clay court meetings.

 

This is the 82nd all-Spanish clash at Roland Garros in the Open Era.

 

This is the 14th all-Spanish meeting in the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam, and the first since Nadal defeated David Ferrer in 4 sets here in 2014. Of the 14 meetings, 10 have come at Roland Garros.

 

By reaching the quarterfinals, Nadal and Carreno Busta have guaranteed Spanish representation in the semifinals here for the first time since 2014 when Nadal went on to win his 9th Roland Garros title.

 

Nadal has a 13-0 win-loss record against his fellow Spanish players at Roland Garros and a 20-3 win-loss record against Spaniards at the Grand Slams overall. His only defeats to Spanish players at the majors came against David Ferrer at both the 2007 US Open and the 2011 Australian Open, and Fernando Verdasco at the 2016 Australian Open.

 

Nadal is looking to record his 22nd clay court match-win of the season today, while Carreno Busta is aiming for his 21st. Nadal is currently joint top of the list for most Tour-level clay-court match-wins in 2017, while Carreno Busta is in 4th place on the list.

 

     2017 Tour-level clay-court match-wins

Rafael Nadal 21-1
Albert Ramos-Vinolas 21-11
Dominic Thiem 21-4
Pablo Carreno Busta 20-7
Alexander Zverev 16-4

Players still competing at 2017 Roland Garros in bold

 

Nadal and Carreno Busta are also both in the Top 5 for most Tour-level match-wins in 2017. Nadal heads the list, while Carreno Busta is in joint-4th.

 

2017 Tour-level match-wins

Rafael Nadal 40-6
Dominic Thiem 33-12
David Goffin 31-12
Pablo Carreno Busta 27-13
Alexander Zverev 27-13

Players still competing at 2017 Roland Garros in bold

 

Nadal has not lost a clay court match to a player ranked as low as No. 21 today’s opponent since falling No. 45 Pablo Cuevas in the semifinals at 2016 Rio de Janeiro.

 

Nadal and Carreno Busta won a doubles title together at 2016 Beijing, defeating Jack Sock/Bernard Tomic in the final.

Possible semifinal head-to-heads

Djokovic Thiem
Nadal 24-26 4-2
Carreno Busta 0-2 0-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NADAL                                                      v                                           CARRENO BUSTA

 

31*                                                        Age                                                        25

4                                                ATP Ranking                                               21

72                                                       Titles                                                        3

213-32                            Career Grand Slam Record                             13-14

76-2                                   Roland Garros Record                                    6-4

846-180                                       Career Record                                         102-97

386-35                                  Career Record – Clay                                    62-51

40-6                                             2017 Record                                            27-13

21-1                                       2017 Record – Clay                                       20-7

19-9                                  Career Five-Set Record                                   3-6

3                                 Comebacks from 0-2 Down                                 1

208-134                              Career Tiebreak Record                                 44-40

8-3                                     2017 Tiebreak Record                                    11-5

                                              *Turned 31 on 3 June

 

Road to the Quarterfinals

NADAL Time Time CARRENO BUSTA
d. Benoit Paire 61 64 61

d. Robin Haase 61 64 63

1:52

1:49

1st round

2nd round

1:36

2:41

d. Florian Mayer 64 62 62

d. Taro Daniel 75 64 46 60

d. Nikoloz Basilashvili 60 61 60 1:31 3rd round 2:19 d. No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov 75 63 64
d. No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut 61 62 62 1:51 Round of 16 4:17 d. No. 5 Milos Raonic 46 76(2) 67(6) 64 86
total time on court 7:03 (IBM time) 10:53 total time on court

 

  • 9-time champion NADAL is looking to win his 100th best-of-5-sets match on clay. He has a 99-2 win-loss record in best-of-5-sets matches on clay. His only defeats came at Roland Garros – in the round of 16 in 2009 (l. Robin Soderling) and the quarterfinals in 2015 (l. Novak Djokovic).

 

  • Nadal is bidding to reach his 25th Grand Slam semifinal and close the gap on Andre Agassi in 5th place on the Open Era list for most Grand Slam semifinal appearances. Djokovic is looking reach his 32nd major semifinal today.

 

Grand Slam semifinal appearances (Open Era)

Roger Federer 41
Novak Djokovic?? 32??
Jimmy Connors

Ivan Lendl

Andre Agassi

31

28

26

Rafael Nadal??

Pete Sampras

25??

23

 

  • Nadal is bidding to reach his 10th Roland Garros semifinal and extend the record the Open Era record he set in 2014 for most Roland Garros semifinal appearances in the Open Era. Djokovic could equal Nadal’s record should he win and Nadal lose in the quarterfinals.

 

No. of Roland Garros semifinal appearances (Open Era)

Rafael Nadal?? 10??
Novak Djokovic?? 9??
Roger Federer

Bjorn Borg

Mats Wilander

7

6

6

 

  • Nadal is bidding to become just the 5th man in the Open Era to reach 10 semifinals at a single Grand Slam event. Roger Federer has achieved the feat at 3 of the majors, while Jimmy Connors has done so at 2 Grand Slams. (See table overleaf)

 

 

 

 

 

Players to reach 10 semifinals at a single Grand Slam event (Open Era)

Roger Federer 13 Australian Open semifinals, 11 Wimbledon semifinals, 10 US Open semifinals
Jimmy Connors 14 US Open semifinals, 11 Wimbledon semifinals
Andre Agassi 10 US Open semifinals
Novak Djokovic 10 US Open semifinals
Rafael Nadal?? 10 Roland Garros semifinals??

 

  • Nadal has dropped just 20 games in reaching the quarterfinals here – the 2nd fewest games he has dropped in reaching the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam. The fewest games he has dropped in reaching the last 8 at a major is 19 – at 2012 Roland Garros. The fewest games he has dropped in reaching the semifinals at a Grand Slam is 25 – at 2008 Roland Garros.

 

  • By reaching his 11th quarterfinal here, Nadal equalled Federer’s Open Era record for most Roland Garros quarterfinals. Djokovic also reached his 11th Roland Garros quarterfinal here.

 

  • By reaching his 31st Grand Slam quarterfinal, Nadal closed the gap on Ivan Lendl in 5th place on the list for most Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances in the Open Era. Only Federer (49 major quarterfinals), Connors (41), Djokovic (38), Andre Agassi (36) and Lendl (34) have reached the last 8 at a Grand Slam more often than Nadal.

 

  • Nadal has lost in the quarterfinals here on one previous occasion – when he fell in straight sets to Novak Djokovic in 2015.

 

  • Nadal is the leading performer in Roland Garros history. He has a 76-2 win-loss record at Roland Garros, ahead of Roger Federer (65-16), Novak Djokovic (59-11) and Guillermo Vilas (58-17).

 

  • Roland Garros is Nadal’s most successful Grand Slam in terms of match-wins, titles won and semifinals reached.

 

Grand Slam Titles won Win-loss record Semifinals reached
Australian Open 1 51-11 5
Roland Garros 9 76-2 10??
Wimbledon 2 40-9 5
US Open 2 46-10 5

 

  • Nadal’s 3rd round win over Basilashvili was the first time a man has dropped just one game in a completed match at Roland Garros since 2008, when Tomas Berdych defeated wild card Robert Smeets 61 60 60 in the 1st round and David Ferrer defeated Fabrice Santoro 60 61 60 in the 2nd round.

 

  • Nadal’s 3rd round win over Basilashvili was his best victory in a best-of-5-sets match on clay in terms of games dropped. He has dropped 3 games or fewer in best-of-5-set matches on clay on 7 occasions:

 

Nadal dropping 3 games or fewer in best-of-5-set matches on clay

Event Result Games dropped
2008 Roland Garros – R16 d. Fernando Verdasco 61 60 62 3
2008 Roland Garros – QF d. Nicolas Almagro 61 61 61 3
2009 Davis Cup – WG 1R d. Janko Tipsarevic 61 60 62 3
2012 Roland Garros – R16 d. Juan Monaco 62 60 60 2
2014 Roland Garros – R128 d. Robby Ginepri 60 63 60 3
2016 Roland Garros – 128 d. Sam Groth 61 61 61 3
2017 Roland Garros – R32 d. Nikoloz Basilashvili  60 61 60 1

 

  • Nadal is bidding to become the first player in the Open Era – and only the 2nd player in history – to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event. Margaret Court is the only player in history to have won 10 or more titles at one Grand Slam event, winning the Australian Open on 11 occasions between 1960 and 1973 [see Preview page 1].

 

  • Nadal is bidding to further extend the record he set at 2013 Roland Garros for the most men’s Grand Slam titles at any one event. He won the title here in 2005-08 and 2010-14. He is the only man in history to have won 5 titles in a row at Roland Garros.

 

  • Last year here, Nadal gave a walkover ahead of his 3rd round match with Marcel Granollers due to a wrist injury. This is Nadal’s 13th successive Roland Garros and his 48th appearance at a major.
  • Nadal is one of only 2 players to have won multiple clay court titles this year along with Alexander Zverev. He won his 10th titles at both Monte Carlo-1000 (d. Albert Ramos-Vinolas) and Barcelona (d. Dominic Thiem) – becoming the first man in the Open Era to win a singles tournament on 10 occasions – and his 30th Masters 1000 title at Madrid (d. Thiem).

 

  • Nadal is bidding to win his 53rd career clay court title at Roland Garros. By winning his 50th clay court title at Monte Carlo-1000, he set an Open Era record for the most career clay court titles ahead of Vilas (49).

 

  • Nadal has been coached by his uncle Toni since the age of 4. He added 1998 Roland Garros champion Carlos Moya to his coaching team ahead of the 2017 season.

 

  • CARRENO BUSTA is contesting his 200th Tour-level match today.

 

  • Carreno Busta is bidding to become the 13th Spanish man to reach the semifinals at Roland Garros in the Open Era. Only 2 other active Spanish players have made the last 4 here – today’s opponent (9 times) and David Ferrer (twice).

 

  • By reaching the quarterfinals here, Carreno Busta has recorded his best Grand Slam result. His previous best result at a major was reaching the 3rd round at the US Open in both 2014 (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga) and 2016
    (l. Dominic Thiem) and at the Australian Open this year (l. Denis Istomin).

 

  • Carreno Busta earned his career-best win in the round of 16 by defeating No. 6 Milos Raonic. He ended a 16-match losing streak against Top 10 opposition to record his first win over a Top 10 player. It was his first victory against a Top 10 player at a Grand Slam in 6 attempts.

 

  • Carreno Busta’s 5-set victory against Raonic was his first victory in a 5-set match at Roland Garros. He has a 1-2 win-loss record in 5-set matches here and a 3-6 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

 

  • Carreno Busta has won 6 of his last 7 matches against lefthanded players. The only lefthander he has lost to in that time is Federico Delbonis in the 2nd round at Miami-1000 earlier this year. He has a 13-16 win-loss record against lefthanded players overall.

 

  • If he wins today, Carreno Busta is projected to rise to No. 14 in the world. By reaching the quarterfinals here he will rise to a career-high ranking of No. 17 when the new rankings are released on Monday 12 June. He rose to a previous career-high ranking of No. 18 in May this year after winning the title at Estoril and plays here at No. 21.

 

  • Carreno Busta’s previous best result at Roland Garros was reaching the 2nd round here in 2015 (l. Jack Sock) and 2016, when he fell to Aljaz Bedene in 5-sets. This is his 5th appearance at Roland Garros and 15th Grand Slam overall.

 

  • Carreno Busta’s best result in 2017 is winning his first clay court title at Estoril, defeating Gilles Muller in the final. Also on clay in 2017, he reached the final at Rio de Janeiro (l. Thiem), the semifinals at Buenos Aires
    (l. Alexandr Dolgopolov) and Sao Paulo (l. Pablo Cuevas) and the 3rd round at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Novak Djokovic) and Barcelona (l. Yuichi Sugita) (after receiving a 1st round bye). He lost in the 2nd round at Rome-1000 (l. Roberto Bautista Agut) and the 1st round at Madrid-1000 (l. Benoit Paire).

 

  • Elsewhere in 2017, Carreno Busta reached the semifinals at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Stan Wawrinka), the quarterfinals at Sydney (l. Andrey Kuznetsov) and the 3rd round at the Australian Open. He lost his opening match at Miami-1000.

 

  • Clay is Carreno Busta’s strongest surface. He has a 62-51 win-loss record on clay, compared to 40-41 on hard courts and 0-5 on grass.

 

  • Carreno Busta plays here seeded No. 20 – it is the 2nd time he has been seeded at a Grand Slam, after he was seeded No. 30 at the Australian Open this year.

 

  • Carreno Busta has won 3 career singles titles. In addition to winning at Estoril earlier this year, he won 2 titles on hard courts in 2016 – at Winston-Salem (d. Bautista Agut) and Moscow (d. Fabio Fognini). He has also won 3 doubles titles – on clay at 2016 Quito with Guillermo Duran and at 2017 Rio de Janeiro with Cuevas, and on hard courts at 2016 Beijing with today’s opponent.

 

  • Carreno Busta entered the men’s doubles here with Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. The pair, who reached the final at the 2016 US Open together, were No. 10 seeds but gave a walkover to Rogerio Dutra Silva/Paolo Lorenzi in the 1st round due to Garcia-Lopez’s left thigh injury.

 

  • Carreno Busta made his Davis Cup debut in 2016. He played his first live rubbers in Spain’s 3-2 World Group first round victory over Croatia in Osijek in February, winning the decisive 5th rubber against Nikola Mektic. He fell to Viktor Troicki as Spain lost 4-1 to Serbia in the World Group quarterfinals in Belgrade in April.

 

  • Carreno Busta is coached by Samuel Lopez and Cesar Fagueras. His physical trainer is Walter Navarro.

 

 

 **** All statistics courtesy of  Grand Slam Media and the ITF.

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2017 Roland Garros – Day 9 Schedule of Play

2017 Roland Garros

Day 9 Schedule of Play

June 5, 2017

 

Philippe-Chatrier Court
11:00 AM
Women’s Singles – Round 4
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) [21]
vs. Simona Halep (ROU) [3]
Men’s Singles – Round 4
Andy Murray (GBR) [1]
vs. Karen Khachanov (RUS)
Men’s Singles – Round 4
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3]
vs. Gael Monfils (FRA) [15]
Women’s Singles – Round 4
Caroline Garcia (FRA) [28]
vs. Alizé Cornet (FRA)

Suzanne-Lenglen Court
11:00 AM
Women’s Singles – Round 4
Elina Svitolina (UKR) [5]
vs. Petra Martic (CRO)
Men’s Singles – Round 4
Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
vs. Kei Nishikori (JPN) [8]
Men’s Singles – Round 4
Kevin Anderson (RSA)
vs. Marin Cilic (CRO) [7]
Women’s Singles – Round 4
Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR)
vs. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) [2]

Court 1
11:00 AM
Women’s Doubles – Round 3
Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
vs. Daria Gavrilova (AUS)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
Women’s Doubles – Round 3
Andreja Klepac (SLO) [15]
María José Martinez Sanchez (ESP) [15]
vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [2]
Elena Vesnina (RUS) [2]
Women’s Doubles – Round 3
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) [1]
Lucie Safarova (CZE) [1]
vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [14]
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [14]
Men’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
Jamie Murray (GBR) [5]
Bruno Soares (BRA) [5]
vs. Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)
Donald Young (USA)

Court 2
11:00 AM
Boys’ Singles – Round 1
Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) [1]
vs. Jaimee Floyd Angele (FRA)
Not Before: 12:00 PM
Women’s Doubles – Round 3
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) [6]
Katerina Siniakova (CZE) [6]
vs. Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) [12]
Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) [12]
Men’s Doubles – Quarterfinals
Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) [16]
Robert Farah (COL) [16]
vs. Julio Peralta (CHI)
Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
Mixed Doubles – Quarterfinals
Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
Marcin Matkowski (POL)
vs. Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
Rajeev Ram (USA)
Mixed Doubles – Quarterfinals
Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) [7]
Rohan Bopanna (IND) [7]
vs. Sania Mirza (IND) [2]
Ivan Dodig (CRO) [2]

Court 3
11:00 AM
Girls’ Singles – Round 1
Yuki Naito (JPN)
vs. Yasmine Mansouri (FRA)
Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Matteo Martineau (FRA)
vs. Brian Cernoch (USA)
Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Whitney Osuigwe (USA) [7]
vs. Giulia Morlet (FRA)
Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Maxence Broville (FRA)
Matteo Martineau (FRA)
vs. Artem Dubrivnyy (RUS)
Marvin Moeller (GER)

Court 4
11:00 AM
Girls’ Singles – Round 1
Anhzelika Isaeva (RUS)
vs. Oona Orpana (FIN)
Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Lara Schmidt (GER)
vs. Elena Rybakina (RUS) [11]
Girls’ Singles – Round 1
Caty McNally (USA)
vs. Alina Charaeva (RUS)
Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Juan Pablo Grassi Mazzuchi (ARG)
Thiago Agustin Tirante (ARG)
vs. Olukayode Alafia Damina Ayeni (USA) [7]
Trent Bryde (USA) [7]

Court 5
11:00 AM
Girls’ Singles – Round 1
Anastasia Potapova (RUS) [1]
vs. Kaja Juvan (SLO)
Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Sofya Lansere (RUS)
vs. Thaisa Grana Pedretti (BRA)
Girls’ Singles – Round 1
Anastasia Kharitonova (RUS)
vs. Emiliana Arango (COL)
Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Maria Camila Osorio Serrano (COL)
Thaisa Grana Pedretti (BRA)
vs. Maja Chwalinska (POL)
Iga Swiatek (POL)
Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Sofya Lansere (RUS)
Kamilla Rakhimova (RUS)
vs. Amina Anshba (RUS)
Kaja Juvan (SLO)

Court 6
11:00 AM
Boys’ Singles – Round 1
Hugo Gaston (FRA)
vs. Trent Bryde (USA) [8]
Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Danny Thomas (USA)
vs. Clement Tabur (FRA)
Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Amina Anshba (RUS)
vs. Marta Kostyuk (UKR) [4]
Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Ryan Nijboer (NED)
Alexandre Rotsaert (USA)
vs. Hugo Gaston (FRA)
Clement Tabur (FRA)
Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Timofey Skatov (RUS)
Nikolay Vylegzhanin (RUS)
vs. Alan Fernando Rubio Fierros (MEX)
Duarte Vale (POR)

Court 8
11:00 AM
Boys’ Singles – Round 1
Tibo Colson (BEL)
vs. Yshai Oliel (ISR) [7]
Boys’ Singles – Round 1
Alexey Zakharov (RUS)
vs. Zizou Bergs (BEL)
Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Olesya Pervushina (RUS) [12]
vs. Daniela Vismane (LAT)
Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Taylor Johnson (USA) [3]
Claire Liu (USA) [3]
vs. Anri Nagata (JPN)
Ekaterina Vishnevskaya (RUS)
Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Anhzelika Isaeva (RUS)
Tatiana Pieri (ITA)
vs. Olesya Pervushina (RUS) [2]
Anastasia Potapova (RUS) [2]

Court 10
11:00 AM
Boys’ Singles – Round 1
Axel Geller (ARG)
vs. Alexandre Rotsaert (USA)
Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Bertus Kruger (RSA)
vs. Oliver Crawford (USA) [10]
Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Zsombor Piros (HUN) [4]
vs. Simon Carr (IRL)
Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Axel Geller (ARG)
Nicolas Mejia (COL)
vs. Yshai Oliel (ISR) [8]
Benjamin Sigouin (CAN) [8]

Court 14
11:00 AM
Girls’ Singles – Round 1
Ylena In-Albon (SUI)
vs. Manon Leonard (FRA)
Boys’ Singles – Round 1
Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN)
vs. Corentin Moutet (FRA) [2]
Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Constantin Bittoun Kouzmine (FRA)
vs. Duarte Vale (POR) [16]
Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Loudmilla Bencheikh (FRA)
Manon Leonard (FRA)
vs. Mai Hontama (JPN) [7]
Yuki Naito (JPN) [7]
Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Maelys Bougrat (FRA)
Emeline Dartron (FRA)
vs. En Shuo Liang (TPE) [6]
Xin Yu Wang (CHN) [6]

Court 15
11:00 AM
Boys’ Singles – Round 1
Timofey Skatov (RUS)
vs. Yuta Shimizu (JPN) [9]
Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Jurij Rodionov (AUT) [12]
vs. Sam Riffice (USA)
Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Michael Vrbensky (CZE)
vs. Blake Ellis (AUS)
Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP) [3]
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) [3]
vs. Sam Riffice (USA)
Gianni Ross (USA)

Court 16
11:00 AM
Girls’ Singles – Round 1
Naho Sato (JPN)
vs. Elysia Bolton (USA)
Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Marta Paigina (RUS)
vs. Emily Appleton (GBR) [13]
Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) [6]
Sebastian Korda (USA) [6]
vs. Nikita Mashtakov (UKR)
Marko Miladinovic (SRB)
Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Emily Appleton (GBR) [5]
Elena Rybakina (RUS) [5]
vs. Hailey Baptiste (USA)
Elysia Bolton (USA)

Court 17
11:00 AM
Boys’ Singles – Round 1
Louis Dussin (FRA)
vs. Naoki Tajima (JPN)
Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Ondrej Styler (CZE)
vs. Alexei Popyrin (AUS) [3]
Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Bianca Andreescu (CAN) [3]
vs. Xiyu Wang (CHN)
Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Bertus Kruger (RSA)
Valentin Royer (FRA)
vs. Dan Added (FRA)
Zizou Bergs (BEL)
Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Bianca Andreescu (CAN) [1]
Carson Branstine (CAN) [1]
vs. Maria Jose Portillo Ramirez (MEX)
Sofia Sewing (USA)

Court 18
11:00 AM
Girls’ Singles – Round 1
Mai Hontama (JPN) [16]
vs. Francesca Jones (GBR)
Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Paula Arias Manjon (ESP)
vs. Hailey Baptiste (USA)
Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Varvara Gracheva (RUS)
vs. Xin Yu Wang (CHN)
Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Paula Arias Manjon (ESP)
Olga Danilovic (SRB)
vs. Pei Hsuan Chen (TPE)
Naho Sato (JPN)

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