June 28, 2017

Topsy–Turvy Tuesday Sees Top Three Seeds Murray, Wawrinka and Raonic Lose at Queen’s Club

Andy Murray

By Wendy M. Grossman

LONDON (June 20, 2017) Many seemingly easy finishing shots are missed in tennis because the player is thinking a split-second ahead to its safe landing. That fractional percentage point of lost concentration can make the difference between the tournament winner and the first-round loser. The smart tennis player learns to focus as much as possible on the now, taught to be mindful before it was a thing.

 

This makes for a serious mismatch between players and the journalists who cover them. Journalists this week are vying to read the tea leaves for prospective Wimbledon winners, while the players are just trying to get through their first-round matches here at Queen’s.

 

By tea time on Tuesday journalists’ ideas had collapsed. Aljaz Bedene withdrew with a wrist injury, leaving Andy Murray to play lucky loser Jordan Thompson, an Australian player so obscure that no one knew anything about him; Milos Raonic, last year’s Queen’s and Wimbledon finalist, was up against Thanasin Kokkinakis, freshly returned from injury; and Stan Wawrinka was facing 2014 Queen’s finalist Feliciano “the grass Spaniard” Lopez.

 

On Sunday, Stan Wawrinka said he wanted only to think about adapting to grass in time for this match, his first round here at Queen’s. But no: how did he think about his chances of becoming the ninth player in history to have won all four Grand Slam titles in a couple of weeks’ time? Wawrinka felt that was a long way away: “To win a Grand Slam is very tough. There are many things to do.” Or becoming number one? That, he suggested, is an even longer way away and much more difficult, if you look at the Race numbers. And then this, re Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray haven’t been displaying particularly good form this year so far, and Rafael Nadal is complaining about his knees…so a better opportunity?

 

“And Roger?” Wawrinka asked, laughing? Um, well, he lost first round at Stuttgart, right? Wawrinka finally conceded that the draw might be more open this year, while still downplaying it as a better chance for him personally.

 

Raonic, who said on Sunday that he needed to be “more exertive energy-wise” when playing last year’s Wimbledon final, dropped his first set in a tiebreak after failing to take advantage of eight break point chances. Twelve games later, he had three set points, the first two on the Kokkinakis serve. The first disappeared into a wide-serve/down-the-line combination, the second to a service winner. At 6-5, on his own serve, Raonic slapped the third set point into the net. It took Kokkinakis three tries to fashion a match point on his own serve – and that one he took to win 7-6,7-6.

 

Despite the vastly different result, Raonic commented afterwards that he didn’t think this match was much different from his first-round match last year. In that match, too, he struggled to take advantage of his opportunities, though he managed to find a path through in a way he didn’t this year. “I wasn’t efficient in those moments,” he said, explaining this. Overall, “I was a bit too passive.” Kokkinakis, jubilant over the “best win of my career”, said his strategy was simple: “Get on top of the point before he can.” Also, he admitted, “A lot of it is hoping  he misses first serves, and he did a couple of those when it mattered.”

 

We were hearing a lot more about Kokkinakis a couple of years ago. Since then, the list of injured body parts reads like an ER inventory of a crash victim: “Obviously the shoulder was the big one. I tore my oblique, I had osteitis pubis, I tore my pec, I had an elbow issue, and I’m still dealing with my groin and shoulder issues, and my back is stiff.” His injury count dates back to the juniors: he missed seven months at 15, and another seven months at 17. A player of this fragility will struggle to win seven best-of-five matches in a row, as Kei Nishikori could tell him. Kokkinakis’ fellow Australian, Nick Kyrgios, similarly dropped his first set to Donald Young after an alarming slip-and-fall, and then retired with a wrist injury.

 

Wawrinka faced the toughest customer, as Lopez was fresh off the Stuttgart final two days ago. Lopez won in two tight sets, 7-6,7-5. Afterwards, Wawrinka said he thought he was serving well, and that for a first match on grass it “wasn’t that bad”.

 

But, Murray! Bidding for his sixth title here, three-time defending Queen’s champion, number one in the world, and defending Wimbledon champion…playing a guy ranked number 90  in the world who only got into the draw by signing in and hanging around just in case. On Sunday, Murray had been talking about how valuable he finds the week between the French Open and Queen’s that debuted last year after 20 years of negotiation.

 

“It’s so much better having the extra week to let your body get used to grass again,” he said. His game, he said, is better now than it was before the French Open but is still far from where he wants it to be. “You have to be doing everything well to win Slams.”

 

Thompson, however, seemed to view the occasion as an exciting lottery win and went all out to celebrate with aces, service winners, and solid play. Murray, who appeared to be in a somewhat sour mood, meanwhile obliged by knocking forehands long, not returning as well as he can at his best, and never taking charge for more than a point or two in a row. Once Thompson took the first set tiebreak, he stayed in charge, winning the contest 7-6,6-2.

 

Murray called the loss “a big blow”. When asked what happened, he said, “He played better than me.”

 

While the loss of the top three seeds leaves giant holes in the draw, it doesn’t leave it without serious grass contenders. There are still three former Queen’s champions left: Sam Querrey (2010), fourth seed Marin Cilic (2012), and Grigor Dimitrov (2014), plus (besides Lopez) former finalists Nicholas Mahut (2007) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2011, also a two-time Wimbledon semi-finalist), and 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomáš Berdych. All of their next matches appear to be winnable; the most interesting are Querrey, who plays Thompson next, and Berdych, who faces this season’s dark horse, Denis Shapovalov.

 

It might be worth keeping your eye on that one. Shapovalov is last year’s Wimbledon junior champion. Just two months past his 18th birthday, he has a big serve and a wicked one-handed backhand. Against 44th-ranked Kyle Edmund, he was able to place serves that kicked so high that Edmund, 6’2″, couldn’t reach them. Queen’s is only his fourth ATP tournament, and the first where he qualified instead of getting a wild card – so he’s already won three matches in a row on a surface he never had the opportunity to play on growing up in Canada.

 

Murray’s, Wawrinka’s, and Raonic’s losses all have one thing in common: all pitted top players in their first competitive grass-court match since last year’s Wimbledon against players who had already found this year’s footing. Thompson lost in the second round of qualifying, but he won four matches (the first over Shapovalov) last week at the Surbiton Challenger, where he lost in the final and he’d played (and lost) a qualifying match at ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Shapovalov lost first round in the main draw at Surbiton, but had won three qualifying matches to get there, plus a qualifying match he lost at Nottingham. The same might be said of Federer’s second-round loss to Tommy Haas at Stuttgart: Haas had to play and win his first round, where Federer had a bye.

 

So, two comments. First, Berdych, playing Shapovalov next, has already played two grass-court matches this year, losing to Lopez in the second round at Stuttgart. If Shapovalov wins this match it may really mean something. Second, don’t write off any of these top guys come the first week of Wimbledon. The year so far appears to be Federer’s and Nadal’s, but you can bet neither of them is thinking that far ahead.

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With Andy Murray Seeking a Sixth Queen’s Club Crown, Tournament Expands Capacity

By Wendy M. Grossman

 

LONDON, England (June 18, 2017) Tournament infrastructure tends to follow champions. As the percentage of American top players has fallen so has the number of United States-based tournaments. This may seem counter intuitive because three of the year’s biggest events are still held in the US, but the many middle-tier events that used to populate the calendar have been traded to Asia and Eastern Europe, where the game is growing. Similarly, several tournaments with long histories vanished from post-Becker/Graf Germany, Somehow, Queen’s survived despite the 77-year wait for a British Wimbledon champion – or a British Queen’s Club champion. The shortness of the grass season and the proximity of Queen’s Club to Wimbledon means this tournament has never wanted for top players. Even so: the principle is arguably visible here: the tournament, which was upgraded to a 500 event while shrinking the draw from 56 to 32 in 2015, has added 2,500 seats this year that will accommodate fans wanting to see Andy Murray, the winningest player in Queen’s history, win his sixth title.

Besides Murray there are four other British players in the singles draw: Aljaz Bedene and Kyle Edmund are in by virtue of their rankings, and James Ward and Cameron Norrie were granted wild cards. At least one of these five will be eliminated before the second round: Murray opens against Bedene. Probably at least one more will exit, since the first round pits Norrie against Sam Querrey, Ward against qualifier Julien Benneteau, and Edmund against qualifier Shapovalov. In the doubles draw, Kyle Edmund shares a wild card with Thanasi Kokkinakis, Domoinic Inglot does the same with Nick Kyrgios, and Jamie Murray appears with Bruno Soares, fresh off their title win in Stuttgart, as the third seeds.

In the singles, Murray is of course the top seed; with Nadal’s withdrawal Wawrinka (whose best showing here is the 2014 semifinal) is second, Raonic (last year’s finalist) third, and Cilic (a two-time former finalist) fourth.

Increasing seating capacity by about a third is an interesting trick for a tennis club situated in the middle of one of London’s more expensive districts. Years ago, Wimbledon, facing a similar problem, was able to expand by annexing adjacent Aorangi Park. Queen’s, like Miami (for legal reasons), the French Open, and many other events, has no such option. Homeowners in London facing such a conundrum have lately been upsetting their neighbors by burrowing underground to create the enlarged spaces they crave. Tennis players prefer open skies. They might be equally resistant to being asked to play on courts stacked like 3D chess boards, although for us it would be a fascinating spectacle. So growth, if it’s going to happen, will have to be squeezed into the existing premises.

Most of the expansion appears to have extended the seating upwards around the Centre and Number 1 Courts. The price seems to be narrower passageways. On Court 5 this afternoon, where Stefan Kozlov was playing a qualifying match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert, spectators were limited to a between-courts walkway so narrow that a steward was heard to fret because someone had deployed a folding seat.

Watching qualifying matches is always instructive, and a wise parent with children who aspire to become tennis pros would do better to take them to watch events on the lower rungs of the ITF circuit and qualifying events than to stake them to seats at Grand Slam finals. This week, Kozlov is the 150th-best person in the world at what he does and Herbert is 75th – and yet there they are, having spent their own coin to get here, trying to produce their best stuff to get into this tournament in front of perhaps 30 people. And these guys are the lucky ones. Hundreds of others have practiced just as much and aspired just as much and been repaid with much *less* success.

Years ago, Alicia Molik attributed her rise from the top 30 to the top ten to realizing that every match turned on just a few points. Win those, and…and in this afternoon’s error-strewn match Kozlov seemed to prove this contention. Serving at 3-5 in the first set, Herbert double-faulted to give his opponent two break points, and although he went on to save three set points you had the sense that Kozlov had, very slightly, the edge in holding his nerve. At 5-4, Kozlov had to save a break point, but three points later took the set with a service winner and another shot long from Herbert. Not much later, the match was over, 6-4,6-2 to Kozlov, who now gets to play Steve Johnson, probably on Tuesday.

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Lucas Pouille and Gilles Muller Take Titles in Stuttgart and ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Gilles Muller

(June 18, 2017) Gilles Muller and Lucas Pouille won titles on the ATP World tour this week.

 

With his children in the ‘s-Hertogenbosch crowd, Muller celebrated Father’s Day with a win over another father,  Ivo Karlovic 7-6(5), 7-6 (4) for the Ricoh Open title. This was Mulller’s second title on the ATP World Tour.

 

The final between 38-year-old Karlovic and 34-year-old Muller was the oldest ATP World Tour final since Hong Kong in 1977, when 42-year-old Ken Rosewall defeated 30-year-old Ilie Nastase
Muller said: “I think we should make a suggestion to the ATP that we just start with the tie-break next time! It’s always tough to play Ivo and I’m glad I could beat him. I had many friends and a lot of family coming, so it’s been a great week here.”

 

All seven sets they have played against each other have all been tiebreak sets.

“It’s been an excellent week,” Karlovic said. “I’m really happy. Gilles had an unbelievable week and it’s nice he could win on Father’s Day!”

 

Lucas Pouille

In Stuttgart, Lucas Pouille won his ATP third title, beating Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 for the Mercedes Cup title.

Pouille survived a match point in his opening round.

“It was a very tough match, Pouille said. “The second-set tie-break was very important and the key to winning the match. I took my opportunities a little bit more than him, so that made the difference. Obviously If you win the first tournament of the grass season, you’re very confident.  Every tournament is different, so I’ll need to focus again and get ready for my first match in Halle.”

“It was a very good week for me overall,” Lopez said.  It’s tough for me to be happy after such a close match, but he deserved the win today. I’ve been very loyal to this tournament. I grew up watching all my friends win this tournament, but everyone here has made it even better than it was in the past.”

 

This was 23-year-old Pouille’s third final of the year.
 

 

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Donna Vekic Beats No. 8 Johanna Konta for Nottigham Title

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: Donna Vekic of Croatia lifts the trophy after victory in her Women’s Singles Final match against Johanna Konta of Great Britain during day 7 of the Aegon Open Nottingham at the Nottingham Tennis Centre on June 18, 2017 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for LTA)

(June 18, 2017) World No. 70 Donna Vekic of Croatia came from a set down to beat No. 8 Johanna Konta 2-6, 7-6(3), 7-5 in the Aegon Open Nottingham final and collect her second WTA title.

 

The 20-year-old Vekic upset the WTA International tournament top seed and British No. 1 in just under two-and-a-half hours.

 

After lifting the Elena Baltacha Trophy, which is named after the late former British No. 1, Vekic said: “It is something I have been dreaming of since I got my first title and something that kept me going, because this feeling is amazing. There’s no way to describe it. It just keeps me motivated to work even harder.

 

“To be honest, I really didn’t expect to win today. I was just hoping to get into the match, especially after the first set because I was struggling to find rhythm. I was just trying to focus on myself, serve as well as I can and try to be aggressive.”

 

“It’s pretty amazing. I’m really happy. The last time I won a final, I wasn’t allowed to have champagne.”

 

“Credit to her for playing incredibly well, especially at the end,” Konta said. “I’m very happy that I got to play five great matches on the grass. We just want to get as much time on the surface as possible heading into Wimbledon. I’m really happy that I got to come back and play here in Nottingham.

 

“Overall, I think I fought and played the best that I could today. There are things that I would have liked to have done better, but I think the majority of the credit has to go to Donna. She continuously raised her level as the match went on. She served better and better so I do think she definitely won it in the end.”

 

For Vekic, it’s her second WTA tournament title. She won her first back in 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. It’s also her second win over a Top Ten player.

 

Brits Laura Robson and Jocelyn Rae lost 6-4, 4-6, 10-4 in the WTA International doubles final to Australians Monique Adamczak and Storm Sanders.

 

In the ATP Challenger singles final, Israeli third seed Dudi Sela came from a set down to defeat fourth seed Thomas Fabbiano of Italy 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

 

In the Netherlands, unseeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia won her first title on the WTA tour, beating Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-2, 6-3 to win the Ricoh Open at ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

The win moves her ranking up to No. 36, a career high for her.

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Rafael Nadal First To Qualify For ATP World Tour Finals

INTERNATIONAUX DE FRANCE – ROLAND GARROS 2017 – PARIS (FRA) – REMISE DE PRIX – SIMPLE HOMMES – FINALE – WAWRINKA/NADAL – NADAL Rafael (ESP) ET SON PERE NADAL Sebastian – PHOTO : PHILIPPE MONTIGNY / FFT

NADAL FIRST TO QUALIFY FOR 2017 NITTO ATP FINALS

ATP World Tour: (June 13, 2017) LONDON – Rafael Nadal will look to add the Nitto ATP Finals trophy to his impressive collection when he returns to The O2 this November. The Spaniard becomes the first player to clinch a berth at the prestigious season-ending tournament, to be staged 12-19 November in London, after winning his record 10th Roland Garros title on Sunday in Paris.

“I’ve had a great season so far and I am happy to have already qualified for London,” said Nadal. “I could not play last year because of injury so I look forward to returning in November.”

Since first qualifying in 2005, Nadal has earned a place in the elite eight-man field for 13 straight seasons. He achieved his best results in 2010 and ‘13, when he finished runner-up to Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic respectively.

This season, Nadal has compiled an ATP-best 43-6 match record with four titles. In addition to becoming the first player in the Open Era to claim 10 titles at a single Grand Slam tournament, he joined Novak Djokovic at the top of the all-time ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title leaders list, taking his haul to 30 with his triumphs at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and Mutua Madrid Open. He also won the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell title and reached three other finals, at the Australian Open, Miami Open presented by Itau (l. to Federer at both) and Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco.

Six-time champion Federer – winner of the Australian Open, BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open titles – is next in line to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals and returns to action this week on grass at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart. Dominic Thiem stands third in the Emirates ATP Race to London, and is followed in the standings by Stan Wawrinka, Alexander Zverev, Djokovic and defending champion Andy Murray.

The Nitto ATP Finals welcomes more than 250,000 fans to The O2 arena each year, as well as generating a global TV viewership of more than 100 million, as the ATP’s best eight singles players and doubles teams compete over eight days at the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world.

 

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“La Décima” – Rafael Nadal Wins Tenth French Open for 15th Major Title

(June 11, 2017) Rafael Nadal became the first man or woman in the Open Era to win one major ten times. The Spaniard dismissed No. 3 Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to win his tenth Roland Garros title on Sunday in Paris.

 

The victory gives Nadal his 15th major title – he now stands alone in second place on the all-time list jumping ahead of Pete Sampras at 14, just three majors behind Roger Federer.

 

“I play my best at all events, but the feeling here is impossible to describe. It’s impossible to compare it to another place,” Nadal said. “The nerves, the adrenaline, I feel on the court are impossible to compare to another feeling. This is the most important event in my career.”

 

“He’s playing the best he’s ever played. That’s for sure,” said Wawrinka.

“Nothing to say about today.” “You were too good.”

“It was the Rafa I was expecting. We saw how he has been playing since the beginning of the season, fit, aggressive, his level has been incredible,” said the 32-year-old Wawrinka.

 

Nadal is an amazing 79-2 at the French Open.

 

Nadal completed the tournament without losing a set, and losing only 35 games. Only Bjorn Borg winning in Paris in 1978 lost fewer -32.

Nadal will move up in the rankings to world No. 2 and Wawrinka will remain at No. 3.

 

More to follow..

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Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko Upsets No. 3 Simona Halep to Win Roland Garros for First Major Title

Jelena Ostapenko

 

(June 10, 2017) Latvia’s Jelena Ostpenko became the first unseeded woman to win the French Open since 1933 when she rallied from 6-4, 3-0 down to defeat No. 3 seed and 2014 finalist Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Not only was this the Latvian’s first major, but first title on the tour level.

 

She denied the Romanian both a major and the No. 1 ranking. Had Halep won, she would have moved up to No. 1 in the world.

“I still can’t believe I won,” the 20-year-old Ostapenko said on court after the win. “It was always my dream, when I was a child I was watching players here. I’m just so happy. I’ve just enjoyed it so much. I have no words.”

Halep looked as though she was on her way to her first major leading 6-4, 3-0 with points for 4-0.  Ostapenko held her nerve and won six out of the next seven games to level the match.

Ostapenko had to fight back again in the third set, from 1-3 down, winning the next five games.

Luck was on the Latvian’s side when holding for a 5-3 lead in the third, she hit a backhand that ticked the top of the net, which appeared to be going out but fell in on Halep’s side of the net.

“I’m really happy to win here,” Ostapenko said after the match. “I think I still cannot believe it, because it was my dream and now it came true.

“I think I’m going to only understand in maybe couple of days or couple of weeks.”

This is only Ostapenko’s eight major tournament that she’s played in.

“All the credit for what you’ve done,” Halep said to Ostapenko during the trophy presentation. It’s an amazing thing. Enjoy, be happy, and keep it going, because you’re like a kid.”

A clearly disappointed Halep said she was sick to her stomach with emotion and that maybe she was not ready to win the title.

“It’s a tough moment for me, but it’s gonna go away, I hope, with time. I will keep working, because I really want to repeat what I have done this tournament. We will see what is gonna be.”

 

“I knew I’m already in the final and I’m playing such a great player like Simona,” noted Ostapenko. “I was losing 6-4, 3-0, and then in my mind I was just like, ‘I’m just going to enjoy the match, and I will try to fight until the last point.’

“And then I stayed aggressive and the match turned my way.”

Ostapenko came into the tournament ranked No. 47, she leaves with the No. 12 ranking going into grass court season. Halep moves up to No. 2 in the world.

 

 

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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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Rafael Nadal Goes For Tenth French Open Title Against Stan Wawrinka in Final

Rafael Nadal

 

(June 9, 2017) Rafael Nadal will go for an unprecedented tenth French Open title on Sunday, while Stan Wawrinka ties to keep his record in major finals perfect. Both men won their semifinal matches on Friday in very different ways to reach the final.

 

No. 4 Nadal had a very easy time with the man who handed him his only clay court season loss this year. The Spaniard dominated the sixth seed, Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-3. 6-4, 6-0 to reach his tenth Roland Garros final.

 

For the third seed Wawrinka, he won a five-set struggle against the No. 1 seed Andy Murray 6-7(8), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-1 in four hours and 34 minutes. Last year he lost to Murray in the semifinals of Paris.

Nadal goes into the final having only dropped 29 games through six matches.

“I don’t care about the games I lost or not, or sets, or these kind of things,” Nadal said to media. “Only thing I care is I have been playing very well during the whole event.”

 

 

Stan Wawrinka

“I’m extremely confident about what I do, about how I feel, about all the hard work I have accomplished over the past days, weeks, months, years,” said Wawrinka of his win. “I know that mentally, when I’m there, it’s difficult to beat me.”

“I’m really happy to be in the final,” said Wawrinka. “I think it was quite a tough match today. A big battle. I want to enjoy it a lot, because, as I say, it’s not all the time you can say you’re going to play a final of a Grand Slam, especially in Paris. I really want to enjoy that.”

It will be a battle between two former French Open champions not only for the title but also for the No. 2 ranking on Sunday. Nadal holds a 15-3 head-to-head record against his Swiss opponent. Nadal is 14-7 in major finals, while Wawrinka is 3-0.

In the all-thirty-something final, Wawrinka at 32 will be the oldest finalist since 1973.

 

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2017 Roland Garros – Day 13 Schedule of Play

2017 Roland Garros

Day 13 Schedule of Play

June 9, 2017

 

Philippe-Chatrier Court
12:45 PM
Men’s Singles – Semifinal
Andy Murray (GBR) [1]
vs. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3]

Not Before: 3:30 PM
Men’s Singles – Semifinal
Rafael Nadal (ESP) [4]
vs. Dominic Thiem (AUT) [6]

Suzanne-Lenglen Court
11:00 AM
Men’s Legends Over 45
Pat Cash (AUS)
Michael Chang (USA)
vs. John McEnroe (USA)
Cedric Pioline (FRA)

Not Before: 12:30 PM
Men’s Doubles – Semifinal
Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) [16]
Robert Farah (COL) [16]
vs. Ryan Harrison (USA)
Michael Venus (NZL)

Women’s Doubles – Semifinal
Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
vs. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) [6]
Katerina Siniakova (CZE) [6]

Women’s Doubles – Semifinal
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) [1]
Lucie Safarova (CZE) [1]
vs. Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) [3]
Martina Hingis (SUI) [3]

Men’s Legends Under 45
Arnaud Clement (FRA)
Nicolas Escude (FRA)
vs. Thomas Enqvist (SWE)
Magnus Norman (SWE)

Court 1
11:00 AM
Girls’ Singles – Semifinal
Marta Paigina (RUS)
vs. Claire Liu (USA) [6]

Women’s Legends
Lindsay Davenport (USA)
Martina Navratilova (USA)
vs. Anastasia Myskina (RUS)
Nathalie Tauziat (FRA)

Boys’ Singles – Semifinal
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) [3]
vs. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP)

Women’s Legends
Tracy Austin-Holt (USA)
Kim Clijsters (BEL)
vs. Conchita Martinez (ESP)
Chanda Rubin (USA)

Court 2
11:00 AM
Boys’ Singles – Semifinal
Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) [1]
vs. Nicola Kuhn (ESP) [11]

Boys’ Doubles – Semifinal
Jurij Rodionov (AUT) [4]
Michael Vrbensky (CZE) [4]
vs. Vasil Kirkov (USA)
Danny Thomas (USA)

Boys’ Doubles – Semifinal
Nicola Kuhn (ESP) [1]
Zsombor Piros (HUN) [1]
vs. Sam Riffice (USA)
Gianni Ross (USA)

Court 3
11:00 AM
Girls’ Singles – Semifinal
Whitney Osuigwe (USA) [7]
vs. Elena Rybakina (RUS) [11]

Girls’ Doubles – Semifinal
Ayumi Miyamoto (JPN)
Xiyu Wang (CHN)
vs. Olesya Pervushina (RUS) [2]
Anastasia Potapova (RUS) [2]

Girls’ Doubles – Semifinal
Bianca Andreescu (CAN) [1]
Carson Branstine (CAN) [1]
vs. Maria Lourdes Carle (ARG)
Francesca Jones (GBR)

Court 6
11:00 AM
Men’s Wheelchair Singles – Semifinal
Alfie Hewett (GBR)
vs. Shingo Kunieda (JPN)

Women’s Wheelchair Singles – Semifinal
Marjolein Buis (NED)
vs. Yui Kamiji (JPN) [2]

Men’s Wheelchair Doubles – Semifinal
Stephane Houdet (FRA) [1]
Nicolas Peifer (FRA) [1]
vs. Shingo Kunieda (JPN)
Stefan Olsson (SWE)

Women’s Wheelchair Doubles – Semifinal
Diede De Groot (NED)
Jordanne Whiley (GBR)
vs. Marjolein Buis (NED) [2]
Yui Kamiji (JPN) [2]

Court 8
11:00 AM
Men’s Wheelchair Singles – Semifinal
Gustavo Fernandez (ARG)
vs. Nicolas Peifer (FRA)

Women’s Wheelchair Singles – Semifinal
Aniek Van Koot (NED)
vs. Sabine Ellerbrock (GER)

Men’s Wheelchair Doubles – Semifinal
Gustavo Fernandez (ARG)
Maikel Scheffers (NED)

vs. Alfie Hewett (GBR) [2]
Gordon Reid (GBR) [2]

Women’s Wheelchair Doubles – Semifinal
Jiske Griffioen (NED) [1]
Aniek Van Koot (NED) [1]
vs. Sabine Ellerbrock (GER)
Charlotte Famin (FRA)

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