August 31, 2016

Andy Murray Wins Second Wimbledon Title

(July 10, 2016) Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon title on Sunday with a 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2) victory over No. 6 seed Milos Raonic. The world No. 2 has become the first British man since Fred Perry 1934-6 to win multiple Wimbledon titles.

Raonic, Canada’s first player in the Wimbledon final had no answers to in trying to break Murray’s serve. Murray was a wall which Raonic could not penetrate making only 12 unforced errors in the entire match. Raonic was broken once in the match, in the seventh game of the first set.

“This one’s going to sting,” Raonic said of the loss.

Murray, who last won the title back in 2013, was very emotional about the victory, was in tears in his chair after the match. During the trophy presentation, the Scot talked about his feelings.

“Last time, I was so relieved. I felt, just so much stress and pressure and didn’t really get the chance to enjoy it as much,” he said.

“This is the most important tournament for me every year,” Murray said in his on-court interview. I’ve had some great moments here and also some tough losses. The wins feel extra special because of the tough losses. I’m proud to have my hands on the trophy again.

“I played really good stuff today. Milos has had a great few weeks on the grass and had some unbelievable wins. His match against Roger in the semis was a great, great match. He is one of the hardest workers out there, always trying to improve and get better.”

“It’s been a phenomenal two weeks and a phenomenal week just before that at Queen’s,” said the 25-year-old Raonic. I keep plugging away every single day to give myself chances. There’s nothing I want more than to be back here.”

Just three weeks ago, in the Queen’s Club tournament Murray beat Raonic in three tough sets.

Murray is now 7-3 against Raonic.

 

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Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon Title, Tying Steffi Graf with 22 Major Titles

(July 9, 2016) Serena Williams defeated Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 to win her seventh Wimbledon title and her 22nd major to equal the Open Era record of Steffi Graf on Saturday. This match was a rematch of the Australian Open final back in January, this time, Williams won the match.

Margaret court, holder of 24 majors is the all-time leader, as most of her titles came before Open Era began in 1968.

With the win the 34-year-old Williams is the oldest woman to win a major.

Williams reached 21 majors at last year’s Wimbledon. She lost in the semis of the U.S. Open, having won the first three majors of 2015. She fell in the finals of of the first two majors of 2016, the Australian Open and Roland Garros.

The world No. 1 dominated the match with her serving, hitting 13 aces, winning 38 out of 43 points on her first serve. She hit a total of 39 winners (including the aces) with 24 unforced errors, winning a total of 72 points. She was 2 for 6 on break point chances. The American broke the German’s serve in the 12th game of the first set and the eighth game of the second set.

“You know I love playing her,” Williams said during the trophy presentation. “She brings out the best tennis out of me. And off the court she is a great person.”

“It’s been incredibly difficult not to think about (winning major No. 22). I’ve had two tries this year and lost to two incredibly difficult opponents, one is Angelique actually.”

“It makes the victory even sweeter to know how hard I had to work for it.”

“It was really super competitive,” Williams said later on ESPN. “I think the difference was I knew I needed to hold serve today because I really wasn’t feeling her serve well. The conditions were windy, so I absolutely had to hold serve.”

“This court definitely feels like home. In fact I have a match later in doubles!”

It was a double win for Serena as she and her sister Venus went on to win their 14 major doubles title together as well as their sixth Wimbledon title beating fifth seeds Timea Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-4. the Williams sisters are now a perfect 14-0 in major doubles finals as a duo

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2016 Wimbledon Men’s Final Tale of the Tape: Andy Murray vs. Milos Raonic

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2016 WIMBLEDON

DAY 13 MEN’S NOTES

Sunday 10 July

Singles Final

 

 

2 ANDY MURRAY (GBR) v NO. 6 MILOS RAONIC (CAN)

 

(Seed) Player Country Age Ranking Best Wimbledon performance Best Grand Slam performance
(2) Andy Murray GBR 29 2 W  13 W US Open 12, Wimbledon 13
(6) Milos Raonic CAN 25 7 FR 16 FR Wimbledon 16

 

2016 Wimbledon sees the 130th staging of The Lawn Tennis Championships, which began in 1877 with Britain’s Spencer Gore defeating compatriot William Marshall 61 62 64 for the inaugural title. This is the 49th staging of The Championships in the Open Era, the first being in 1968 when Australia’s Rod Laver defeated countryman Tony Roche 63 64 62. 2016 Wimbledon is the 194th Grand Slam tournament of the Open Era.

 

Prize money and ATP Ranking points

 

Today’s champion receives £2,000,000 in prize money, while the runner-up collects £1,000,000. In total, the men’s singles prize fund at 2016 Wimbledon is £10,856,000, a 5.1% increase on 2015. The winner is also awarded 2000 ATP Ranking points, with the runner-up receiving 1200.

 

ATP Rankings update

 

Murray will remain at No. 2 in the rankings regardless of the result of the final. If Raonic wins the title, he will rise to No. 5 when the ATP Rankings are released on Monday 11 July:

 

Projected rankings

Position Player ATP Ranking points
1. Novak Djokovic 15040
2. Andy Murray 9395/10195
3. Roger Federer 5945
4. Rafael Nadal 5290
5. Stan Wawrinka 4720
6. Kei Nishikori 4290
7. Milos Raonic 4285/5085
8. Tomas Berdych 3490
9. Dominic Thiem 3175
10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2995

 

No. 2 v No. 6

 

The last time the No. 2 seed faced the No. 6 seed in the final at a Grand Slam was at 2009 Wimbledon when No. 2 Roger Federer defeated No. 6 Andy Roddick in 5-sets.

 

Raonic is bidding to become the first No. 6 seed to win Wimbledon since Michael Stich defeated Boris Becker in 1991 – the only occasion in the Open Era that a No. 6 seed has defeated the No. 2 seed in a Grand Slam final.

 

The last No. 6 seed to win a Grand Slam title was Juan Martin del Potro at the 2009 US Open (d. Federer). The last time a No. 2 seed won a Grand Slam title was at the 2013 US Open, when No. 2 Rafael Nadal defeated No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

 

Grand Slam Final debut

 

Raonic is looking to become the 38th man in the Open Era to win their first Grand Slam title in their maiden final. The last man to win a Grand Slam title in their maiden final was Marin Cilic at the 2014 US Open.

 

Murray is making his 11th appearance in a Grand Slam final – but this is the first time he has faced an opponent other than Federer or Djokovic at this stage.

 

Match-win leaders

Raonic is looking to close the gap on Murray in 3rd place on the list for the most match-wins in 2016 so far:

Most wins in 2016*

Rank Player Win-loss
1. Dominic Thiem 48-13
2.

3.

4.

5.

Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray

Milos Raonic

Kei Nishikori

46-4

39-6

37-8

36-11

             *through 2016 Wimbledon semifinals; Players in bold are still active at 2016 Wimbledon

Raonic is also aiming to tie Murray at the top of the list for most grass court wins in 2016 so far:

Most grass court wins in 2016*

Rank Player Win-loss
1. Andy Murray 11-0
2=

 

 

 

Roger Federer

Steve Johnson

Gilles Muller

Milos Raonic

10-3

10-3

10-4

10-1

             *through 2016 Wimbledon semifinals; Players in bold are still active at 2016 Wimbledon

 

Most titles in 2016

 

Murray is one of the 7 men to have won multiple titles this year. In total, 24 male players have won at least one title this year – including Raonic who won at Brisbane.

 

Most titles in 2016

Novak Djokovic             6          Doha, Australian Open, Indian Wells-1000, Miami-1000, Madrid-1000, Roland Garros

Dominic Thiem              4          Buenos Aires, Acapulco, Nice, Stuttgart

Stan Wawrinka             3          Chennai, Dubai, Geneva
Roberto Bautista Agut   2          Auckland, Sofia

Pablo Cuevas               2          Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Andy Murray                 2          Rome-1000, Queen’s

Rafael Nadal                 2          Monte Carlo-1000, Barcelona

 

2016 Wimbledon match stats so far…

 

Player Aces Double Faults 1st serve points won 2nd serve points won Break points saved Service games win-loss
Andy Murray 52 6 78% 57% 19/27 85-8
Milos Raonic 154 28 83% 59% 22/27 116-5

 

Head-to-head: Murray leads 6-3

2012            Miami-1000                        Hard (O)           R32      Murray             WO

2012            Barcelona                          Clay (O)            QF       Raonic              64 76(3)

2012            Toronto-1000                     Hard (O)           R16      Raonic              WO

2012            US Open                           Hard (O)           R16      Murray             64 64 62

2012            Tokyo                               Hard (O)           SF        Raonic              63 67(5) 76(4)

2014            Indian Wells-1000              Hard (O)           R16      Raonic              46 75 63

2014            ATP World Tour Finals       Hard (I)             RR       Murray             63 75

2015            Madrid-1000                      Clay (O)            QF       Murray              64 75

2016            Australian Open               Hard (O)           SF        Murray             46 75 67(4) 64 62

2016            Monte Carlo-1000              Clay (O)            QF       Murray              62 60

2016            Queen’s                             Grass (O)         FR        Murray              67(5) 64 63

 

A 10th career meeting for Murray and Raonic. Murray is on a 5-match winning streak against Raonic, and has won both of their meetings at a Grand Slam, including at the Australian Open this year in the only 5-set match the pair have contested. Murray also won their only meeting on grass, in the final at Queen’s this year.

 

This is the first time that the finalists at Queen’s have met in the Wimbledon final since 1988. That year Stefan Edberg defeated Boris Becker in the Wimbledon final to avenge his loss to Becker in the final at Queen’s.

 

                          MURRAY                                       v                                        RAONIC

 

29                                          Age                                          25

6’3”/1.91m                                  Height                                  6’5”/1.96m

2                                    ATP Ranking                                    7

37                                         Titles                                          8

171-39                     Career Grand Slam Record                      57-21

52-9                             Wimbledon Record                             16-5

2 Titles                       Best Grand Slam Result     2016 Wimbledon Finalist

591-171                              Career Record                              244-111

101-17                         Career Record – Grass                         28-14

39-6                                  2016 Record                                  37-8

11-0                            2016 Record – Grass                            10-1

23-7                          Career Five-Set Record                          8-5

9                         Comebacks from 0-2 Down                         1

168-103                      Career Tiebreak Record                       155-93

11-5                           2016 Tiebreak Record                           20-6

 

Road to the Final

MURRAY Time   Time RAONIC
d. (WC) Liam Broady 62 63 64

d. Yen-Hsun Lu 63 62 61

1:43

1:40

1st round

2nd round

1:54

1:58

d. Pablo Carreno Busta 76(4) 62 64

d. Andreas Seppi 76(5) 64 62

d. John Millman 63 75 62 2:11 3rd round 2:16 d. No. 27 Jack Sock 76(2) 64 76(1)
d. No. 15 Nick Kyrgios 75 61 64

d. No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 76(10) 61 36 46 61

1:43

3:54

Round of 16

Quarterfinals

3:03

2:32

d. No. 11 David Goffin 46 36 64 64 64

d. No. 28 Sam Querrey 64 75 57 64

d. No. 10 Tomas Berdych 63 63 63 1:58 Semifinals 3:25 d. No. 3 Roger Federer 63 67(3) 46 75 63
         
total time on court 13:07 (IBM time) 15:04 total time on court

 

  • 2013 champion MURRAY is bidding to win his 2nd Wimbledon – and 3rd Grand Slam – title.

 

  • Murray is bidding to become the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon titles since Fred Perry, who won the title here from 1934-36.

 

  • Murray is bidding to win his 2nd Wimbledon title and become the 12th male player to win multiple Wimbledon titles in the Open Era after Roger Federer (7 titles), Pete Sampras (7), Bjorn Borg (5), Boris Becker (3), Novak Djokovic (3), John McEnroe (3), Jimmy Connors (2), Stefan Edberg (2), Rod Laver (2), Rafael Nadal (2) and John Newcombe (2).

 

  • Murray is bidding to become the 21st man in the Open Era to win 3 or more Grand Slam titles. If he wins, Murray would join Arther Ashe, Jan Kodes and Gustavo Kuerten in winning 3 Grand Slam titles in the Open Era.

 

  • Murray is bidding to end a 3-match losing streak in Grand Slam finals. Just 3 men in the Open Era, Murray included, have lost more Grand Slam finals in a row:

 

Player No. of consecutive Grand Slam final defeats
Ivan Lendl 4 – 1981 Roland Garros, 1982 US Open, 1983 US Open, 1983 Australian Open
Andy Roddick 4 – 2004 Wimbledon, 2005 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open, 2009 Wimbledon
Andy Murray 4 – 2008 US Open, 2010 Australian Open, 2011 Australian Open, 2012 Wimbledon

 

  • Murray is bidding to avoid becoming the first man in the Open Era to lose in the final of the first 3 Grand Slam events of the calendar year. Jimmy Connors is the only man in the Open Era to lose 3 Grand Slam finals in one year – at the Australian Open (l. Newcombe), Wimbledon (l. Ashe) and US Open (l. Manuel Orantes) in 1975. Rafael Nadal is the only man in the Open Era to lose 3 consecutive Grand Slam finals – falling to Novak Djokovic in the final at 2011 Wimbledon, the 2011 US Open and the 2012 Australian Open.

 

  • Murray, who has a 2-8 win-loss record in Grand Slam finals, is looking to avoid losing his 9th Grand Slam final. Just 2 men in the Open Era have lost more Grand Slam finals than Murray.

 

Most Grand Slam finals lost (Open Era)

Ivan Lendl 11
Roger Federer 10
Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray

8
8

 

  • Murray is just the 8th different man in the Open Era to reach the first 3 Grand Slam finals in a calendar year. Rod Laver (1969), Bjorn Borg (1978, 1980 and 1981), John McEnroe (1984), Ivan Lendl (1986), Jim Courier (1993), Roger Federer (2006, 2007 and 2009) and Novak Djokovic (2015) have also achieved the feat.

 

  • If Murray, who has a 171-39 win-loss record at the majors, wins today he will take sole ownership of 10th place on the list for most Grand Slam match-wins in history ahead of Ken Rosewall. He is the leading British man of all-time in terms of Grand Slam match-wins.

                                                     All Grand Slams (all-time)

Rank Player Win-loss
1
2
Roger Federer

Jimmy Connors

307-51

233-49

3 Andre Agassi 224-53
4

5

6

Ivan Lendl

Novak Djokovic

Roy Emerson

222-49

223-35

210-48

7

8

Pete Sampras

Rafael Nadal

203-38

200-30

9

10=

Stefan Edberg

Ken Rosewall

Andy Murray

178-47

171-34

171-39

 

  • By reaching his 11th Grand Slam final, Murray has taken sole ownership of the record for most appearances in a Grand Slam final by a British man (since the Challenge Round was abolished at Wimbledon in 1922):

 

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

 

  • By reaching his 11th Grand Slam final, Murray has equalled Stefan Edberg, John McEnroe and Mats Wilander in 14th place on the list for the most Grand Slam finals reached in the Open Era. Only 3 active players have reached more Grand Slam finals than Murray – Roger Federer (27), Rafael Nadal (20) and Novak Djokovic (20).

 

  • By reaching his 3rd Wimbledon final, Murray has equalled Stefan Edberg, John Newcombe and Andy Roddick in 10th place on the Open Era list for most Wimbledon finals reached.

 

  • If he wins today, Murray will close the gap on Novak Djokovic in 6th place on the Open Era list for most Wimbledon match-wins.

 

Wimbledon Win-loss*

Jimmy Connors                         84-18

Roger Federer                          84-11

Boris Becker                             71-12

Pete Sampras                           63-7

John McEnroe                          59-11

Novak Djokovic                         54-9

Andy Murray                            52-9    

Bjorn Borg                                51-4

Stefan Edberg                           49-12

Goran Ivanisevic                       49-14
Ivan Lendl                                 48-14

              *Through the semifinals at 2016 Wimbledon

  • In 2013, Murray became the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years – since Perry in 1936 – after defeating Djokovic 64 75 64 in the final. The triumph, on his 8th Wimbledon appearance, saw him go 2nd on the list for the most attempts before winning the Wimbledon title behind Goran Ivanisevic (14).

 

  • Murray won his first Grand Slam title at the 2012 US Open, becoming the first British man to win a Grand Slam title since Perry at the 1936 US Championships. He defeated Djokovic 76(10) 75 26 36 62 in the final.

 

  • Murray is on a 6-match winning streak in 5-set matches. He has a 23-7 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall and a 4-1 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon.

 

  • Murray is on a 11-match winning streak having warmed up for Wimbledon by winning his 5th Queen’s title (d. Milos Raonic), becoming the first man to win 5 titles at the tournament. 7 of his 37 career singles titles have come on grass.

 

  • Murray’s 1st round win over Liam Broady was the first all-British men’s meeting at a Grand Slam since the 2006 US Open when Tim Henman defeated Greg Rusedski in the 1st round. It was the first at Wimbledon since 2001 when Barry Cowan defeated Mark Hilton in the 1st round and Tim Henman defeated Martin Lee in the 2nd round.

 

  • Murray has won 2 singles titles in 2016. As well as winning the title at Queen’s, he also won Rome-1000
    (d. Djokovic). In Grand Slam play this year he reached the final at both the Australian Open and Roland Garros, losing to Djokovic on both occasions. He was the first British man since Bunny Austin in 1937 to reach the Roland Garros final.

 

  • By reaching the 2016 Roland Garros final, Murray joined Jim Courier (won Australian Open and Roland Garros, lost Wimbledon and the US Open) and Fred Stolle (won Roland Garros and the US Open, lost Australia and Wimbledon) as the only 3 men in history to have won 2 of the 4 Grand Slam titles and finished as runner-up at the other 2.

 

  • Murray helped Great Britain to reach the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals for the 3rd straight time earlier this year. He won both of his singles matches and combined with his brother Jamie to win the doubles in the first round tie against Japan. He has been named in the Great Britain team to face Serbia in the quarterfinals in Belgrade on 15-17 July.

 

  • Murray will defend his singles gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Event. He will play in the singles and doubles event (with his brother Jamie). It will be his 3rd Olympic Games after 2008 Beijing and 2012 London.

 

  • Murray reunited with Ivan Lendl, an 8-time Grand Slam champion and a finalist here in 1986 and 1987, at 2016 Queen’s. His assistant coach is Jamie Delgado, who played at Wimbledon 23 times (at any level).

 

  • RAONIC is bidding to become the first Canadian man in history to win a Grand Slam title. He would become the 55th different man to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era and the 150th different man to win a major title in history.

 

  • Raonic is the 2nd Canadian player – man or woman – to reach a Grand Slam final after Eugenie Bouchard, who finished runner-up at 2014 Wimbledon.

 

  • Raonic is bidding to become just the 4th man in the Open Era to win his first grass court title at Wimbledon. Michael Stich (1991), Andre Agassi (1992) and Novak Djokovic (2011) are the only men to have won their first grass court title here.

 

  • Raonic is looking to become the first player outside of the ‘Big Four’ (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic and today’s opponent) to win Wimbledon since 2002, when Lleyton Hewitt won the title here. He is also the first player outside those 4 to reach the final here since 2010, when Nadal defeated Tomas Berdych.

 

  • Raonic’s compatriot Denis Shapovalov has also reached the boys’ final here. The last time a nation had representation in both the men’s final and the boys’ final at Wimbledon was in 2009 when USA’s Andy Roddick finished runner-up in the men’s event and Jordan Cox finished runner-up in the boys’ event.

 

  • The last time a nation had representation in both the men’s final and the boys’ final at a Grand Slam was at 2014 Roland Garros when Spain’s Nadal won the men’s event and Jaume Munar finished runner-up in the boys’ event. The last time a man and boy from the same nation won a Grand Slam was at 2002 Wimbledon when Lleyton Hewitt won the men’s event and Todd Reid won the boys event for Australia.

 

  • Raonic is bidding to win the Wimbledon title on his 6th appearance here. Arthur Ashe, Stefan Edberg, Jan Kodes and Richard Krajicek all won Wimbledon on their 6th appearance here.

 

  • Raonic is the looking to become the first non-European title winner at Wimbledon since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002. The last non-European man to win a Grand Slam title was Juan Martin del Potro at the 2009 US Open. Roddick was the last non-European finalist here in 2009; Kei Nishikori was the last non-European Grand Slam finalist at the 2014 US Open.

 

  • Raonic plays here at No. 6 – his highest seeding at Wimbledon. His highest Grand Slam seeding came at the 2014 US Open, where he was seeded No. 5.

 

  • Aged 25 years 196 days, Raonic is bidding to become the youngest man to win Wimbledon since Djokovic (aged 24 years 42 days) in 2011. He would be the youngest man to win a Grand Slam title since Djokovic (24 years 252 days) at the 2012 Australian Open.

 

  • Raonic is looking to record back-to-back match-wins against Top 3 opposition for the first time. By defeating No. 3 Federer in the semifinals here, Raonic ended a 5-match losing streak against Top 3 opposition. He has a 5-23 win-loss record against Top 3 opposition overall and a 1-4 win-loss record against Top 3 opposition at the majors.

 

  • Raonic has defeated a Top 10 player on grass for the first time to improve his win-loss record against Top 10 opposition on grass to 1-4.

 

  • Raonic sits in 2nd place on the list for the most tiebreaks won at Tour-level in 2016.

 

Tiebreaks won at Tour-level in 2016

John Isner 22-17
Milos Raonic 20-6
Gilles Muller 18-11
Dominic Thiem 18-13
Sam Querrey 17-11

 

  • Last year here, as No. 7 seed, Raonic fell to Nick Kyrgios in the 3rd round. This is his 6th straight appearance at Wimbledon and his 22nd appearance at a Grand Slam overall.

 

  • By defeating Goffin in the round of 16 here, Raonic recorded his first career comeback from 0-2 down. He also defeated Federer in 5 sets in the semifinals to record his second 5-set match-win at Wimbledon and improve his win-loss record in 5-set matches to 8-5.

 

  • By reaching the final here Raonic has recorded his best Grand Slam performance. His previous best result at a major was reaching the semifinals at 2014 Wimbledon (l. Federer) and at the 2016 Australian Open (l. today’s opponent).

 

  • Raonic’s 2016 highlights also include winning his 8th career title at Brisbane, where he defeated Federer in the final, and finishing runner-up at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Djokovic). He lost in the round of 16 at Roland Garros (l. Albert Ramos-Vinolas).

 

  • Raonic will compete in the singles and doubles (with Vasek Pospisil) at the Olympic Tennis Event this summer after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June.

 

  • Raonic was born in Montenegro but moved to Canada in 1994. He started playing tennis age 8.

 

  • Raonic added 3-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe to his coaching team at 2016 Queen’s. He also works with former world No. 1 Carlos Moya, who reached the round of 16 here in 2004, and Ricardo Piatti. His fitness trainer is Dalibor Sirola and his physiotherapist is Claudio Zimaglia.

 

****Statistics provided by the ITF and Grand Slam Media

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Milos Raonic Rallies Past Roger Federer; Will Play Andy Murray for Wimbledon Title

Milos Raonic

Milos Raonic

(July 8, 2016) No. 6 Milos Raonic became the first Canadian to reach the Wimbledon final when he rallied past seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in his semifinal on Friday.

Federer, who seemed to be in control of his service games in the fourth set, making headway into Raonic’s service games, but on the cusp of reaching a tiebreak, blew a 40-0 lead, hit toe double faults in a row, to be broken for the set and the momentum switched to Raonic, who never let it go.

“This one clearly hurts, because I felt I could have had it. So close,” said Federer. “It was really so, so close.”

Federer fell flat on his face, literally and figuratively in the fifth set and Raonic sprinted to a 4-1 lead and never looked back.

“I was able to finish,” Federer said, commenting about the fall. “But I don’t slip a lot. I don’t ever fall down. It was a different fall for me than I’ve ever had.”

He admitted in press that after slipping on the grass that he did not feel the same afterwards.

As for the 25-year-old Raonic, he survives and advances. “I sort of persevered,” he said.  “I was sort of plugging away.”

Two years ago, The Swiss beat the Canadian in the semifinals.

“Two years ago, I bottled up all the difficulties I had on court and never got it out,” Raonic said. “I was quite more vocal and a lot more positive on court.”

“I was struggling through many parts of the match,” he continued. “He gave me a little opening towards the end of the fourth. I made the most of it.”

“You’re playing who Roger is today,” Raonic added, “not who he’s been the past few years.”

 

Raonic will be joined in the final by 2013 champion and second seed Andy Murray. The Scot reached his third Wimbledon final and third major final of the year easily passing 10th seed Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. This will be the 11th major final of Murray’s career.

It will be the first major final where he won’t face either Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer. Murray is 2-8 in major finals.

“Obviously, first time I’ll play a Slam final against someone that isn’t Roger or Novak. So, yeah, that’s different,” Murray said to media. “But you never know how anyone’s going to deal with the pressures of a Slam final. So just have to go out there and concentrate on my side. Do what I can to prepare well for it and see what happens.”

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2016 Wimbledon – Day 11 Men’s Preview

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

2016 WIMBLEDON

DAY 11 MEN’S NOTES

Friday 8 July

Semifinals

 

No. 2 Andy Murray (GBR) v No. 10 Tomas Berdych (CZE)

No. 3 Roger Federer (SUI) v No. 6 Milos Raonic (CAN)

 

A quick look at the semifinalists…

Player Country Age ATP Rank Best Wimbledon Performance Best Grand Slam Performance Grass Court Titles
(2) Andy Murray GBR 29 2 W  13 W US Open 12, Wimbledon 13 7
(3) Roger Federer SUI 34 3 W  03-07, 09, 12 17 titles 15
(6) Milos Raonic CAN 25 7 SF 14, 16 SF Wimbledon 14, 16, Aus Open 16 0
(10) Tomas Berdych CZE 30 9 RU 10 RU Wimbledon 10 1

 

  • At 13 hours 19 minutes, Berdych has spent the most time on court of the 4 semifinalists while Federer has spent the least – at just 9 hours 53 minutes.

 

  • Federer, who has never lost a Wimbledon semifinal, is bidding to reach his 11th Wimbledon final and his 28th at a Grand Slam, while Raonic is bidding to become the first Canadian man – and only the 2nd Canadian player after Eugenie Bouchard – to reach a Grand Slam final.

 

  • Murray is looking to reach the final here for the 3rd time. If he defeats 2010 finalist Berdych, he will reach his 11th Grand Slam final overall and take sole occupancy of the record for the most Grand Slam final appearances by a British man ahead of Fred Perry.

 

  • Murray and Raonic are bidding to win their semifinals and set a repeat of the 2016 Queen’s final. If both players reach the final here, it will be the first time the Queen’s finalists have met in the Wimbledon final since 1988. That year Stefan Edberg defeated Boris Becker in the Wimbledon final to avenge his loss to Becker in the Queen’s final.

Possible final head-to-heads

Murray trails Federer 11-14 Murray leads Raonic 6-3
Federer leads Berdych 16-6 Raonic leads Berdych 4-2

 

Match-win leaders
Murray and Raonic both feature in the Top 5 list for the most Tour-level match-wins in 2016. Of the 4 semifinalists, Federer has recorded the fewest match-wins in 2016:

2016 match-win leaders*

Rank Player Win-loss
1. Dominic Thiem 48-13
2. Novak Djokovic 46-4
3.

4=

Andy Murray

Kei Nishikori

Milos Raonic

38-6

36-11
36-8

———-

10.

21.

——————————–

Tomas Berdych

Roger Federer

———————-

28-12

21-6

* through 2016 Wimbledon quarterfinals; Players in bold are still active at 2016 Wimbledon

 

2 ANDY MURRAY (GBR) v NO. 10 TOMAS BERDYCH (CZE)

Head-to-head: Murray leads 8-6

2005     Basel                            Carpet (I)          R16      Murray             64 26 64

2006     Adelaide                       Hard (O)           R16      Berdych            76(2) 46 61

2010     Roland Garros             Clay (O)           R16      Berdych           64 75 63

2011     Paris-1000                    Hard (I)            QF       Berdych            46 76(5) 64

2012     Dubai                           Hard (O)           QF       Murray             63 75

2012     Monte Carlo-1000         Clay (O)           QF       Berdych            67(4) 62 63

2012     US Open                      Hard (O)          SF        Murray             57 62 61 76(7)

2012     ATP World Tour Finals  Hard (I)            RR       Murray             36 63 64

2013     Madrid-1000                 Clay (O)           QF       Berdych            76(3) 64

2013     Cincinnati-1000             Hard (O)           QF       Berdych            63 64

2015     Australian Open          Hard (O)          SF        Murray             67(6) 60 63 75

2015     Miami-1000                   Hard (O)           SF        Murray             64 64

2015     Shanghai-1000              Hard (O)           QF       Murray             61 63

2016     Madrid-1000                 Clay (O)           QF       Murray             63 62

 

Murray and Berdych have now completed a set of Grand Slam meetings. Murray leads their previous Grand Slam encounters 2-1 and has also won their last 4 meetings. This is their 15th Tour-level meeting but their first on grass.

 

Possible final head-to-heads

  Federer Raonic
Murray 11-14 6-3
Berdych 6-16 2-4

 

MURRAY                                       v                                      BERDYCH

29                                          Age                                          30

6’3”/1.91m                                  Height                                  6’5”/1.96m

2                                    ATP Ranking                                    9

37                                         Titles                                         12

170-39                     Career Grand Slam Record                     130-51

2 titles                        Best Grand Slam Result      2010 Wimbledon finalist

51-9                             Wimbledon Record                            37-12

590-171                              Career Record                              570-295

100-17                         Career Record – Grass                         58-24

38-6                                  2016 Record                                 28-12

10-0                            2016 Record – Grass                             5-1

23-7                          Career Five-Set Record                          20-8

9                         Comebacks from 0-2 Down                         2

168-103                      Career Tiebreak Record                      192-158

11-5                           2016 Tiebreak Record                           10-7

 

Road to the Semifinals

MURRAY Time   Time BERDYCH
d. (WC) Liam Broady 62 63 64

d. Yen-Hsun Lu 63 62 61

1:43

1:40

1st round

2nd round

3:24

1:24

d. Ivan Dodig 76(5) 57 61 76(2)

d. Benjamin Becker 64 61 62

d. John Millman 63 75 62 2:11 3rd round 2:40 d. No. 24 Alexander Zverev 63 64 46 61
d. No. 15 Nick Kyrgios 75 61 64

d. No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 76(10) 61 36 46 61

1:43

3:54

Round of 16

Quarterfinals

3:56

1:55

d. Jiri Vesely 46 63 76(8) 67(9) 63

d. No. 32 Lucas Pouille 76(4) 63 62

         
total time on court 11:11 (IBM time) 13:19 total time on court

 

  • 2013 champion MURRAY is bidding to reach his 11th Grand Slam final and take sole ownership of the record for most appearances in a Grand Slam final by a British man (since the Challenge Round was abolished at Wimbledon in 1922):

 

Player Appearances in a Grand Slam final
Andy Murray 10 – US Open 2008, 2012, Australian Open 2010-11, 2013, 2015-16, Wimbledon 2012-13, Roland Garros 2016
Fred Perry 10 – US Championships 1933-34, 1936, Australian Championships 1934-35, French Championships 1935-36, Wimbledon 1934-36
  • Murray is bidding to reach his 3rd Wimbledon final and equal Stefan Edberg, John Newcombe and Andy Roddick in 10th place on the Open Era list for most Wimbledon finals reached.

 

  • Murray is bidding to equal Stefan Edberg, John McEnroe and Mats Wilander in 14th place on the list for the most Grand Slam finals reached in the Open Era with 11. Only 3 active players have reached more Grand Slam finals than Murray – Roger Federer (27*), Rafael Nadal (20) and Novak Djokovic (20). [*Federer is bidding to reach his 28th Grand Slam final here.]

 

  • If Murray, who has a 170-39 win-loss record at the majors, wins today he will equal Ken Rosewall in 10th place on the list for most Grand Slam match-wins in history. He is the leading British man of all-time in terms of Grand Slam match-wins.

                                                     All Grand Slams (all-time)

Rank Player Win-loss
1
2
Roger Federer

Jimmy Connors

307-50

233-49

3 Andre Agassi 224-53
4

5

6

Ivan Lendl

Novak Djokovic

Roy Emerson

222-49

223-35

210-48

7

8

Pete Sampras

Rafael Nadal

203-38

200-30

9

10

Stefan Edberg

Ken Rosewall

178-47

171-34

 

  • Murray has reached his 7th Wimbledon semifinal and equalled Novak Djokovic and his coach Ivan Lendl in 6th place on the Open Era list for most appearances in the last 4 here:

 

                                       Most Wimbledon semifinal appearances (Open Era)

Jimmy Connors

Roger Federer

11

11

Boris Becker 9
John McEnroe

Pete Sampras

8

8

Novak Djokovic 7
Ivan Lendl

Andy Murray

7

7

 

  • Murray has reached his 20th Grand Slam semifinal and taken sole ownership of 8th place on the Open Era list for most Grand Slam semifinals reached. Federer (40 semifinals), Djokovic (30) and Nadal (23) are the only active players to reach the last 4 at a Grand Slam on more occasions than Murray.

 

Most Grand Slam semifinal appearances (Open Era)

Roger Federer 40
Jimmy Connors 31
Novak Djokovic 30
Ivan Lendl 28
Andre Agassi 26
Pete Sampras

Rafael Nadal

23

23

Andy Murray 20

 

  • Murray has reached the semifinals at the Australian Open 6 times, Roland Garros 4 times, Wimbledon 7 times and the US Open 3 times. He has an 10-9 win-loss record in Grand Slam semifinals and a 2-4 semifinal win-loss record here [see table overleaf]:

 

 

 

 

 

                                            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 v Tomas Berdych ??

 

  • Murray has now reached the semifinals at 6 of the last 7 Grand Slam events he has contested since falling to Djokovic in the quarterfinals at the 2014 US Open. The only occasion he has failed to reach the last 4 at a major in that time was when he fell to Kevin Anderson in the round of 16 at the 2015 US Open.

 

  • If he wins today, Murray will take sole ownership of 7th place on the Open Era list for most Wimbledon match-wins.

Wimbledon Win-loss*

Jimmy Connors                         84-18

Roger Federer                          84-10

Boris Becker                             71-12

Pete Sampras                           63-7

John McEnroe                          59-11

Novak Djokovic                         54-9

Bjorn Borg                                51-4

Andy Murray                            51-9

Stefan Edberg                           49-12

Goran Ivanisevic                       49-14
Ivan Lendl                                 48-14

                   *Through the quarterfinals at 2016 Wimbledon

  • Murray is on a 6-match winning streak in 5-set matches. He has a 23-7 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall and a 4-1 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon.

 

  • Murray’s 1st round win over Liam Broady was the first all-British men’s meeting at a Grand Slam since the 2006 US Open when Tim Henman defeated Greg Rusedski in the 1st round. It was the first at Wimbledon since 2001 when Barry Cowan defeated Mark Hilton in the 1st round and Tim Henman defeated Martin Lee in the 2nd round.

 

  • Murray is bidding to become the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon titles since Perry, who won the title here from 1934-36 [see Preview page 2].

 

  • In 2013, Murray became the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years – since Perry in 1936 – after defeating Djokovic 64 75 64 in the final. The triumph, on his 8th Wimbledon appearance, saw him go 2nd on the list for the most attempts before winning the Wimbledon title behind Goran Ivanisevic (14).

 

  • Murray won his first Grand Slam title at the 2012 US Open, becoming the first British man to win a Grand Slam title since Perry at the 1936 US Championships. He defeated Djokovic 76(10) 75 26 36 62 in the final. He was one of the 2 Grand Slam champions through to the semifinals here from the 6 to start in the men’s main draw along with Federer.

 

  • Murray is on a 10-match winning streak having warmed up for Wimbledon by winning his 5th Queen’s title (d. Milos Raonic), becoming the first man to win 5 titles at the tournament. 7 of his 37 career singles titles have come on grass.

 

  • Murray has won 2 singles titles in 2016. As well as winning the title at Queen’s, he also won Rome-1000
    (d. Djokovic). In Grand Slam play this year he reached the final at both the Australian Open and Roland Garros, losing to Djokovic on both occasions. He was the first British man since Bunny Austin in 1937 to reach the Roland Garros final.

 

  • By reaching the 2016 Roland Garros final, Murray joined Jim Courier (won Australian Open and Roland Garros, lost Wimbledon and the US Open) and Fred Stolle (won Roland Garros and the US Open, lost Australia and Wimbledon) as the only 3 men in history to have won 2 of the 4 Grand Slam titles and finished as runner-up at the other 2.

 

  • Murray helped Great Britain to reach the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals for the 3rd straight time earlier this year. He won both of his singles matches and combined with his brother Jamie to win the doubles in the first round tie against Japan. He has been named in the Great Britain team to face Serbia in the quarterfinals in Belgrade on 15-17 July.

 

  • Murray will defend his singles gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Event. He will play in the singles and doubles event (with his brother Jamie). It will be his 3rd Olympic Games after 2008 Beijing and 2012 London.

 

  • Murray reunited with Ivan Lendl, an 8-time Grand Slam champion and a finalist here in 1986 and 1987, at 2016 Queen’s. His assistant coach is Jamie Delgado, who played at Wimbledon 23 times (at any level).

 

  • BERDYCH is bidding to reach the Wimbledon final for the 2nd time and equal his best Grand Slam performance.

 

  • Berdych is bidding to join Ivan Lendl as the only Czech men in the Open Era to reach multiple Wimbledon finals. Jan Kodes is the only other Czech man to have reached the Wimbledon final. Kodes is the only Czech Wimbledon men’s singles champion, having won the title in 1973 by defeating Alex Metreveli 61 98 63.

 

Czech men in Wimbledon final (Open Era)

Player Year
Jan Kodes 1973
Ivan Lendl 1986-87
Tomas Berdych 2010, 2016??

 

  • If he wins today, Berdych will become the 4th Czech man to reach multiple Grand Slam finals in the Open Era.

 

Player No. of Grand Slam finals reached
Ivan Lendl 19
Jan Kodes 5
Tomas Berdych?? 2??
Petr Korda 2

 

  • The last 10 seed to reach a Grand Slam final was Kei Nishikori at the 2014 US Open. The No. 10 seed has reached a Grand Slam final 6 times, but never at Wimbledon.

 

  • Berdych is on a 17-match losing streak against Top 2 opposition. The last time he defeated a Top 2 player was at 2013 Cincinnati-1000, when he defeated No. 2 today’s opponent. He has defeated a Top 2 opponent on 2 occasions at the Grand Slams – No. 2 Roger Federer at 2010 Wimbledon and No. 1 Federer at the 2012 US Open.

 

  • Berdych has become the 3rd Czech man to reach multiple Wimbledon semifinals after Kodes and Lendl. Berdych, who has reached 6 Grand Slam semifinals, has equalled Jan Kodes in 2nd place on the list of most Grand Slam semifinals reached by a Czech player behind Lendl (27).

Czech men in Wimbledon semifinals (Open Era)

Player Year
Jan Kodes 1972-73
Ivan Lendl 1983-84, 1986-90
Tomas Berdych 2010, 2016
  • By defeating Jiri Vesely in the round of 16 here, Berdych improved his win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon to 5-0. He has a 20-8 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

 

  • Berdych’s best result here – and at a Grand Slam – came as No. 12 seed in 2010 when he finished runner-up. He defeated No. 1 Federer in the quarterfinals and No. 3 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals before losing to Rafael Nadal 63 75 64 in the final.

 

  • Last year here as No. 6 seed Berdych fell in the round of 16 (l. Gilles Simon). This is his 13th consecutive Wimbledon appearance.

 

  • As well as reaching the semifinals here and the quarterfinals at the Australian Open (l. Federer) and Roland Garros
    (l. Djokovic), Berdych reached the semifinals at Doha (l. Djokovic) and Marseille (l. Nick Kyrgios) and the quarterfinals at Dubai (l. Kyrgios), Miami-1000 (l. Djokovic) and Madrid-1000 (l. today’s opponent).

 

  • Berdych warmed up for Wimbledon at Halle, where he fell to Marcos Baghdatis in the 1st round.

 

  • One of Berdych’s 12 career singles titles has come on grass – at 2007 Halle (d. Baghdatis).

 

  • Berdych has been a permanent fixture in the Top 10 since 5 July 2010. He has been seeded at every Grand Slam event he has played since the 2005 US Open and sits in 2nd place behind Federer (59) on the list for the most consecutive seedings at a Grand Slam with 44. He plays here seeded No. 10 – his lowest Grand Slam seeding since 2010 Wimbledon when he was seeded No. 12.

 

  • Since making his debut at the 2003 US Open, Berdych has played in every Grand Slam event. This is his 52nd straight Grand Slam appearance which puts him in 6th place on the men’s list for the longest streak of Open Era Grand Slam singles appearances.

 

  • Berdych will play in the singles and doubles (with Radek Stepanek) at the Olympic Tennis Event on 6-14 August after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June.

 

  • Berdych is a 2-time Davis Cup champion, having helped Czech Republic to the titles in 2012 and 2013. He was part of the Czech team that defeated Germany 3-2 in the 2016 World Group first round in Hannover in March. Czech Republic will play France in the World Group quarterfinals on 15-17 July.

 

  • Berdych is currently without a coach, having split with Dani Vallverdu following Rome-1000. His fitness coach is Azuz Simcich and his physio is Per Bastholt.

 

 

3 ROGER FEDERER (SUI) v NO. 6 MILOS RAONIC (CAN)

Head-to-head: Federer leads 9-2

2012     Indian Wells-1000         Hard (O)           R32      Federer            67(4) 62 64

2012     Madrid-1000                 Clay (O)            R32      Federer            46 75 76(4)

2012     Halle                            Grass (O)         QF       Federer            67(4) 64 76(3)

2013     Australian Open          Hard (O)           R16      Federer            64 76(4) 62

2014     Wimbledon                  Grass (O)         SF        Federer            64 64 64

2014     Cincinnati-1000             Hard (O)           SF        Federer            62 63

2014     Paris-1000                    Hard (I)             QF       Raonic              76(5) 75

2014     ATP World Tour Finals Hard (I)             RR       Federer            61 76(0)

2015     Brisbane                       Hard (O)           FR        Federer            64 67(2) 64

2015     Indian Wells-1000         Hard (O)           SF        Federer            75 64

2016     Brisbane                       Hard (O)           FR        Raonic              64 64

 

A 12th career meeting between the 2 players, their 3rd at a Grand Slam and their 3rd on grass.

 

This is a repeat of the 2014 Wimbledon semifinal, which Federer won in straight sets. Federer also won their only other Grand Slam meeting in straight sets in the round of 16 at the 2013 Australian Open.

 

Raonic ended a 3-match losing streak against Federer to win their most recent encounter in the final at Brisbane this year. Both of his 2 career wins over Federer have come on a hard court.

 

Federer will remain at No. 3 in the world regardless of the outcome of today’s match. Raonic will move up to No. 5 if he wins the tournament.

 

Possible final head-to-heads

  Murray Berdych
Federer 14-11 16-6
Raonic 3-6 4-2

 

FEDERER                                       v                                        RAONIC

 

34                                          Age                                          25

6’1”/1.85m                                  Height                                  6’5”/1.96m

3                                    ATP Ranking                                    7

88                                         Titles                                          8

17 titles                       Best Grand Slam result                    3 semifinals

307-50                     Career Grand Slam Record                      56-21

84-10                            Wimbledon Record                             15-5

1080-244                             Career Record                              243-111

152-22                         Career Record – Grass                         27-14

21-6                                  2016 Record                                  36-8

10-2                            2016 Record – Grass                             9-1

24-19                         Career Five-Set Record                          7-5

10                        Comebacks from 0-2 Down                         1

394-215                      Career Tiebreak Record                       155-92

8-5                            2016 Tiebreak Record                           20-5

 

Road to the Semifinals

FEDERER Time   Time RAONIC
d. Guido Pella 76(5) 76(3) 63

d. (Q) Marcus Willis 60 63 64

2:06

1:25

1st round

2nd round

1:54

1:58

d. Pablo Carreno Busta 76(4) 62 64

d. Andreas Seppi 76(5) 64 62

d. Daniel Evans 64 62 62 1:27 3rd round 2:16 d. No. 27 Jack Sock 76(2) 64 76(1)
d. Steve Johnson 62 63 75 1:37 Round of 16 3:03 d. No. 11 David Goffin 46 36 64 64 64
d. No. 9 Marin Cilic 67(4) 46 63 76(9) 63 3:18 Quarterfinals 2:32 d. No. 28 Sam Querrey 64 75 57 64
         
total time on court 9:53 (IBM time) 11:42 total time on court

 

  • 7-time Wimbledon champion FEDERER is bidding, at 34 years 336 days, to become the oldest man to reach the Wimbledon final since Ken Rosewall (39 years 246 days) finished runner-up here in 1974. He would also be the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam final since Andre Agassi finished as runner-up at the 2005 US Open aged 35 years 135 days.
  • Federer is bidding to record his 85th match-win at Wimbledon and take sole ownership of the record for most Wimbledon victories. Federer has an 84-10 win-loss record at Wimbledon and is currently tied with Jimmy Connors who has an 84-18 record.

 

  • Federer is looking to reach his 11th Wimbledon final and extend the all-time record that he took sole ownership of at 2012 Wimbledon.

                                                             Wimbledon finals reached (all-time)

Player No. of finals
Roger Federer 11??
Boris Becker

Arthur Gore

Pete Sampras

7
Bjorn Borg

Jimmy Connors

Rod Laver

6

 

  • Federer is also looking to reach his 28th Grand Slam final, and extend the all-time record that he took sole ownership of at 2009 Wimbledon. Federer has a 26-12 win-loss record in Grand Slam semifinals and has never lost a semifinal at Wimbledon:

Grand Slam finals reached (all-time)

Player No. of GS finals
Roger Federer 28??
Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal

20
Ivan Lendl 19
Pete Sampras 18
Rod Laver 17

 

  • Wimbledon is Federer’s most successful Grand Slam event in terms of titles won, matches won and finals reached. He has reached just one Grand Slam final away from Wimbledon – at the 2015 US Open – since he finished as runner-up at 2011 Roland Garros.

 

  Titles won Win-loss record Finals reached
Australian Open 4 80-13 5
Roland Garros 1 65-16 5
Wimbledon 7 84-10 10
US Open 5 78-11 7

 

  • Federer is on a 3-match losing streak against Top 10 opposition. He has won just one of the 4 matches he has played against Top 10 opponents this year – defeating No. 6 Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.

 

  • Federer is looking to extend his record for the most Grand Slam singles wins by a man or woman in history. His win against Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals here improved his Grand Slam win-loss record to 307-50 and saw him take sole ownership of the record, ahead of Martina Navratilova (306-49), Serena Williams (303-42) and Chris Evert (299-37).

 

  • Federer’s 5-set win against Cilic in the quarterfinals was his 10th career comeback from 0-2 down, which saw him equal Aaron Krickstein and Boris Becker at the top of the list for most comebacks from 0-2 down. It was his 3rd comeback from 0-2 down at Wimbledon, which saw him equal Feliciano Lopez, Tim Mayotte and Tom Okker at the top of the list for most comebacks from 0-2 down at Wimbledon.

 

  • If he wins the title, Federer will become the first player to save match points and win the men’s singles event at Wimbledon since 1960, when Neale Fraser saved 5 match points in his quarterfinal en route to the title. Federer saved 3 match points in the 4th set of his quarterfinal with Cilic. Djokovic was the last man to achieve the feat at a Grand Slam, saving 2 match points in his semifinal with Federer before going on to win the title at the 2011 US Open.

 

  • Federer’s quarterfinal with Cilic was the first 5-set match he has contested since the 2014 US Open, when he also came from 0-2 down to defeat Gael Monfils. Federer has played multiple 5-set matches at the same Wimbledon just once before – in 2001, when he won 5-setters against Xavier Malisse in the 2nd round and Pete Sampras in the round of 16 before losing to Tim Henman in the quarterfinals. Overall, he has a 24-19 win-loss record in 5-set matches.

 

 

  • By reaching his 11th semifinal here, Federer has equalled Connors’ record for most appearances in the Wimbledon semifinals.

 

  • Federer has also extended the record he broke at 2012 Wimbledon for the most Grand Slam semifinal appearances. This is his 40th Grand Slam semifinal, ahead of Connors on 31 and Novak Djokovic on 30.

 

  • Federer’s 3rd round victory over Daniel Evans was his 150th Tour-level grass court match-win. He is the most successful active player on grass with a 152-22 career win-loss record.

 

  • Federer is in 2nd place for the most consecutive Wimbledon appearances with 18 behind Connors, who has 19 consecutive appearances here. Federer is also 2nd to Connors (21) for most total appearances at Wimbledon.

 

  • Federer is bidding to become the first man in history to win 8 Wimbledon titles. He would become just the second man in history to win 8 titles at the same Grand Slam event. Rafael Nadal became the first man to achieve this feat by winning the 8th of his 9 Roland Garros titles in 2013.

 

  • Federer is also bidding to win his 18th Grand Slam title and equal Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova in 5th-place on the all-time Grand Slam singles titles list [see Preview page 4]. He has held the all-time men’s record since winning his 15th title at 2009 Wimbledon.

 

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

 

  • Federer holds the Open Era record for the most career grass court titles with 15 titles on the surface. In addition to 7 titles at Wimbledon, his other 8 titles were won at 2003-06, 2008 and 2013-15 Halle.

 

  • In Grand Slam play this year, Federer reached the semifinals at the Australian Open (l. Djokovic) and withdrew from Roland Garros with a back injury. It was the first time he had missed a Grand Slam since the 1999 US Open and ended his record run of 65 consecutive appearances at the Grand Slams.

 

  • Prior to coming here Federer failed to defend his title at Halle, losing 76(4) 57 63 to Alexander Zverev in the semifinals.

 

  • Also in 2016, Federer reached the final at Brisbane (l. today’s opponent) and the semfinals at Stuttgart (l. Dominic Thiem). It is the first time that he has failed to win a title before Wimbledon since 2000.

 

  • Federer will represent Switzerland at the Olympic Tennis Event this year after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June. He will be one of 2 Swiss men in the singles (alongside Stan Wawrinka) and will also play doubles with Wawrinka. This will be Federer’s 4th Olympic Games – he won individual silver at London 2012 and doubles gold with Wawrinka at Beijing 2008.

 

  • Federer is coached by former world No. 3 Ivan Ljubicic, who reached the 3rd round here 3 times, and Switzerland’s Davis Cup captain Severin Luthi.

 

  • RAONIC is bidding to become the first Canadian man in history to reach a Grand Slam final.

 

  • Raonic is looking to become just the 2nd Canadian player – man or woman – to reach a Grand Slam final. Eugenie Bouchard is the only other Canadian player in history to reach a Grand Slam final – at 2014 Wimbledon.

 

  • Raonic is looking to reach the final on his 6th Wimbledon appearance. Arthur Ashe, Kevin Curren, Stefan Edberg, Jan Kodes, Richard Krajicek and Aleksandr Metreveli all reached their first Wimbledon final on their 6th appearance here.

 

  • Raonic is bidding to become the first non-European male finalist at Wimbledon since Andy Roddick in 2009. The last non-European man to reach a Grand Slam final is Kei Nishikori at the 2014 US Open.

 

  • Raonic is bidding to become the first No. 6 seed to reach the Wimbledon final since Roddick lost to Roger Federer in the 2009 final. Just 5 players seeded No. 6 have reached the Wimbledon final in the Open Era. The last No. 6 seed to go on and win the title here was Michael Stich in 1991. Andy Murray was the last No. 6 seed to reach a Grand Slam final – at the 2015 Australian Open.

 

  • Aged 25 years 196 days, Raonic is bidding to become the youngest man to reach the Wimbledon final since Murray (aged 25 years 54 days) in 2012.
  • Raonic is bidding to end a 5-match losing streak against Top 3 opposition. He has not defeated a Top 3 opponent since defeating No. 3 today’s opponent in the final at 2016 Brisbane. He has a 4-23 win-loss record against Top 3 opposition overall.

 

  • Raonic is bidding to defeat a Top 3 opponent at a Grand Slam for the first time. He has a 0-4 win-loss record against Top 3 opposition at the majors. The highest ranked player he has defeated at a major is No. 4 Stan Wawrinka in the round of 16 at the 2016 Australian Open.

 

  • Raonic is bidding to defeat a Top 10 player on grass for the first time. He has lost all 4 of his career meetings with Top 10 players on grass. The highest-ranked player he has defeated on the surface is No. 11 David Goffin in the round of 16 here.

 

  • Raonic is bidding to become just the 4th man in the Open Era to win his first grass court title at Wimbledon. Michael Stich (1991), Andre Agassi (1992) and Novak Djokovic (2011) are the only men to have won their first grass court title here.

 

  • Raonic has won 9 of his last 10 Tour-level matches. Prior to coming here, he reached his first grass court final at Queen’s (l. Murray). If Raonic wins today and Murray defeats Tomas Berdych in the other semifinal, it will be the first time the Queen’s finalists have met in the Wimbledon final since 1988. That year Stefan Edberg defeated Boris Becker in the Wimbledon final to avenge his loss to Becker in the Queen’s final.

 

  • By reaching his 3rd Grand Slam semifinal, Raonic has equalled Bouchard for the most Grand Slam semifinals reached by a Canadian player – man or woman – in history. Raonic and Bouchard (2014 Australian Open, 2014 Roland Garros, 2014 Wimbledon) are the only Canadian players to reach multiple Grand Slam semifinals in history.

 

  • By reaching his 2nd Wimbledon semifinal, Raonic has become the first Canadian player – man or woman – to reach multiple semifinals at Wimbledon. At 2014 Wimbledon, he became the first Canadian man to reach the semifinals at a Grand Slam since Robert Powell in 1908.

 

  • Raonic sits in 2nd place on the list for the most tiebreaks won at Tour-level in 2016.

 

Tiebreaks won at Tour-level in 2016

John Isner 22-17
Milos Raonic 20-5
Gilles Muller 18-11
Dominic Thiem 18-13
Sam Querrey 17-11

 

  • Raonic is through to his 2nd Grand Slam semifinal of 2016. He became the first Canadian man to reach the semifinals at the Australian Open (l. Murray) and reached the round of 16 at Roland Garros (l. Albert Ramos-Vinolas).

 

  • If he wins today, Raonic will take sole ownership of 4th place on the list of most Tour-level match-wins in 2016:

 

   2016 Tour-level match-wins*

Dominic Thiem 48-13
Novak Djokovic 46-4
Andy Murray 38-6
Kei Nishikori

Milos Raonic

36-11

36-8

*Through quarterfinals at 2016 Wimbledon

 

  • Last year here, as No. 7 seed, Raonic fell to Nick Kyrgios in the 3rd round. This is his 6th straight appearance at Wimbledon and his 22nd appearance at a Grand Slam overall.

 

  • By defeating Goffin in the round of 16 here, Raonic recorded his first career comeback from 0-2 down. It was also the first 5-set match he has contested at Wimbledon and improved his win-loss record in 5-set matches to 7-5.

 

  • Raonic’s 2016 highlights also include winning his 8th career title at Brisbane, where he recorded his 2nd career win over today’s opponent in the final, and finishing runner-up at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Djokovic).

 

  • Raonic plays here at No. 6 – his highest seeding at Wimbledon. His highest Grand Slam seeding came at the 2014 US Open, where he was seeded No. 5.
  • Raonic will compete in the singles and doubles (with Vasek Pospisil) at the Olympic Tennis Event this summer after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June.

 

  • Raonic was born in Montenegro but moved to Canada in 1994. He started playing tennis age 8.

 

  • Raonic added 3-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe to his coaching team at 2016 Queen’s. He also works with former world No. 1 Carlos Moya, who reached the round of 16 here in 2004, and Ricardo Piatti. His fitness trainer is Dalibor Sirola and his physiotherapist is Claudio Zimaglia.

****Statistics provided by the ITF and Grand Slam Media

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Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber to Face-Off for Wimbledon Title

(July 7, 2016) It will be a rematch of the Australian Open final in the Wimbledon Ladies’ final on Saturday, as 21-time major champion, No. 1 Serena Williams will take on reigning Australian Open winner No. 4 seed Angelique Kerber. Kerber beat Williams for her first major in Melbourne.

Serena Williams took less than an hour to dismiss 50th-ranked Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0 to move into the final. Kerber prevented an all-Williams final beating Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4. Serena will be attempting to win her 22nd major, which would equal the Open Era record set by Steffi Graf.

Serena has now reached the finals of the first three majors of 2016 but is 0-2 in finals. “For anyone else in this whole planet, it would be a wonderful accomplishment,” Serena said in reaction to this fact. “For me, it’s about, obviously, holding the trophy and winning, which would make it a better accomplishment for me. For me, it’s not enough. But I think that’s what makes me different. That’s what makes me Serena.”

Serena nailed 11 aces in the 48-minute match, 28 winners and just seven unforced errors.

“I couldn’t do anything today,” Vesnina said. I felt I had no chance today.

Vesnina went 0-2 against Serena on Thursday. She lost in doubles to the Williams sisters with her partner Ekaterina Makarova 7-6(1), 4-6, 6-2.

Angelique Kerber goes into the final having not lost a set in the tournament.

“It’s just amazing to beat Venus in the semis. It’s always a tough match against her,” Kerber said after the match. “I’m just so happy about my game and to make my first final at Wimbledon.”

Serena Williams holds a 5-2 record against Kerber.

Venus’ Wimbledon is not over, the Williams sisters are in the doubles semifinals and have won five Wimbledon doubles title together, 13 total major doubles titles as a team.

More to follow…

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Roger Federer Rallies From Two Sets Down To Reach 11th Wimbledon Semifinal

(July 6, 2016) Roger Federer kept his hopes alive of winning a record eighth Wimbledon title when he rallied from two sets down and saved three match points to beat ninth seed Marin Cilic 6-7(4), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(9), 6-3 to reach the semifinals on Wednesday on Centre Court. It was a little revenge for the Swiss who was destroyed by Cilic in the 2014 U.S, Open semifinals.

“Well, a lot happened out there,” Federer said to the BBC about the tenth time in his career coming back from a two-set deficit. “I knew I was in so much trouble in the third, and then again in the fourth.”

“I’m really, really pleased and just ecstatic I was able to come through somehow.”
The win for the third seeded Federer marks the 11th time he’s reached the semifinals of the All-England Club, tying Jimmy Connors and he also claims a record 307th match victory at a major, passing Martina Navratilova at 306. He also equaled Jimmy Connors with number of match wins at Wimbledon at 84.

This will be the 17-time major champion’s 40th major semifinal.

“I fought. I tried. I believed, and in the end I got it done, and so it’s great on so many levels,” Federer said to media.

Federer will face No. 6 seed Milos Raonic in the final four. The Canadian stopped the run of 28th seed American Sam Querrey, who upset Novak Djokovic in the third round, 6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4.
Also advancing to his second Wimbledon semifinal was No. 10 Tomas Berdych beating No. 32 Lucas Pouille 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-2.

2013 Wimbledon winner and No. 2 Andy Murray held off No. 12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (10), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1 for the last spot in the final four on Centre Court.

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2016 Wimbledon – Day 10 Men’s Preview

Sam Querrey Fila

2016 WIMBLEDON
DAY 10 MEN’S NOTES
Wednesday 6 July
Quarterfinals
Featured matches

 

No. 2 Andy Murray (GBR) v No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
No. 3 Roger Federer (SUI) v No. 9 Marin Cilic (CRO)
No. 6 Milos Raonic (CAN) v No. 28 Sam Querrey (USA)
No. 10 Tomas Berdych (CZE) v No. 32 Lucas Pouille (FRA)

A quick look at the quarterfinalists…

Player    Country    Age    ATP Rank    Best Wimbledon Performance    Best Grand Slam Performance    Grass Court Titles
(2) Andy Murray     GBR    29    2    W  13    W US Open 12, Wimbledon 13    7
(3) Roger Federer    SUI    34    3    W  03-07, 09, 12    17 titles    15
(6) Milos Raonic    CAN    25    7    SF 14    SF Wimbledon 14, Aus Open 16    0
(9) Marin Cilic    CRO    27    13    QF 14-16    W  US Open  14    1
(10) Tomas Berdych    CZE    30    9    RU 10    RU Wimbledon 10    1
(12) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga    FRA    31    12    SF 11, 12    RU Aus Open 08    0
(28) Sam Querrey    USA    28    41    QF 16    QF Wimbledon 16    1
(32) Lucas Pouille    FRA    22    30    QF 16    QF Wimbledon 16    0

•    7-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer and 2013 champion Andy Murray are both looking to progress to the final 4 and climb the list for most Wimbledon semifinal appearances. Federer is looking to equal Jimmy Connors’ record of 11 Wimbledon semifinal appearances while Murray is looking to reach the semifinals here for the 7th time.

•    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille are both through to the quarterfinals here for France – the 2nd straight year that 2 Frenchmen have featured in the last 8 at Wimbledon, but only the 2nd time since 1991. A surprise win for both Tsonga, who faces No. 2 seed Andy Murray on Centre Court, and Pouille, who takes on No. 10 seed Tomas Berdych on No. 1 Court, would see 2 Frenchmen feature in the semifinals at Wimbledon for the first time since 1929.

•    First time Grand Slam quarterfinalist Sam Querrey is looking to give USA its first Wimbledon semifinalist since 2009 when he takes on fellow North American Milos Raonic on No. 1 Court. The big-serving Canadian has his own goals however, as he aims to become the first Canadian player to reach the last 4 at SW19 on multiple occasions.

NO. 2 ANDY MURRAY (GBR) v NO. 12 JO-WILFRIED TSONGA (FRA)    

Head-to-head: Murray leads 12-2
2007    Metz            Hard (I)        QF    Murray        63 63
2008    Australian Open    Hard (O)    R128    Tsonga        75 64 06 76(5)
2009    Montreal-1000        Hard (O)    SF    Murray        64 76(8)
2010    Wimbledon        Grass (O)    QF    Murray        67(5) 76(5) 62 62
2010    Shanghai-1000        Hard (O)    QF    Murray        62 62
2011    Queen’s        Grass (O)    FR    Murray        36 76(2) 64
2012    Wimbledon        Grass (O)    SF    Murray        63 64 36 75
2012    ATP World Tour Finals    Hard (I)        RR    Murray        62 76(3)
2013    Queen’s        Grass (O)    SF    Murray        46 63 62
2014    Miami-1000        Hard (O)    R16    Murray        64 61
2014     Toronto-1000        Hard (O)    QF    Tsonga        76(5) 46 64
2014    US Open        Hard (O)    R16    Murray        75 75 64
2015    Davis Cup (WG-QF)    Grass (O)    R2    Murray         75 76(10) 62
2015    Montreal-1000        Hard (O)    QF    Murray        64 64

A 15th career meeting between the 2 players.

Murray has won 3 of his 4 Grand Slam meetings with Tsonga – including at Wimbledon in 2010 and 2012. His only defeat to Tsonga at a Grand Slam came in their first meeting at a major at the 2008 Australian Open.

Murray has a 5-0 win-loss record against Tsonga on grass, but has dropped a set in 4 of their 5 meetings on the surface.
Possible semifinal head-to-heads
Berdych    Pouille
Murray    8-6    1-0
Tsonga    3-7    1-0

MURRAY    v    TSONGA

29    Age    31
2    ATP Ranking    12
37    Titles    12
169-39    Career Grand Slam Record    104-33
50-9    Wimbledon Record    28-8
589-171    Career Record    372-172
99-17    Career Record – Grass    44-17
37-6    2016 Record    21-9
9-0    2016 Record – Grass    4-0
22-7    Career Five-Set Record    15-7
9    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    4
167-103    Career Tiebreak Record    173-126
10-5    2016 Tiebreak Record    8-7

Road to the Quarterfinals
MURRAY    Time        Time    TSONGA
d. (WC) Liam Broady 62 63 64
d. Yen-Hsun Lu 63 62 61    1:43
1:40    1st round
2nd round    2:00
1:23    d. Inigo Cervantes 64 76(5) 64
d. Juan Monaco 61 64 63
d. John Millman 63 75 62    2:11    3rd round    4:25    d. No. 18 seed John Isner 67(3) 36 76(5) 62 19-17
d. No. 15 Nick Kyrgios 75 61 64    1:43    Round of 16    0:24    d. No. 7 Richard Gasquet 4-2 ret. (back)

total time on court    7:17    (IBM time)    8:12    total time on court

•    2013 champion MURRAY is bidding to record his 100th Tour-level match-win on grass. If he wins today, he would become just the 2nd active man to record 100 Tour-level match-wins on grass after Roger Federer (151 wins).

•    Murray is looking to reach his 7th Wimbledon semifinal and equal Novak Djokovic and his coach Ivan Lendl in 6th place on the Open Era list for most appearances in the last 4 here:

•    Murray is bidding to reach his 20th Grand Slam semifinal and take sole ownership of 8th place on the Open Era list for most Grand Slam semifinals reached. Federer (39 semifinals*), Djokovic (30) and Rafael Nadal (23) are the only active players to reach the last 4 at a Grand Slam on more occasions than Murray. [NB *Written prior to Federer’s quarterfinal match.]

•    If he wins today, Murray will equal Bjorn Borg in 7th place on the Open Era list for most Wimbledon match-wins. By defeating Nick Kyrgios in the round of 16 here, Murray recorded his 50th match-win at Wimbledon and took sole ownership of 8th place on the list of Open Era match-wins here. His victory over Millman in the 3rd round was his 49th Wimbledon match-win, moving him ahead of his coach Ivan Lendl.

Wimbledon Win-loss*
Jimmy Connors            84-18
Roger Federer            83-10
Boris Becker            71-12
Pete Sampras            63-7
John McEnroe            59-11
Novak Djokovic            54-9
Bjorn Borg            51-4
Andy Murray            50-9
Stefan Edberg            49-12
Goran Ivanisevic        49-14
Ivan Lendl            48-14
*Through the round of 16 at 2016 Wimbledon

•    Murray is bidding to extend his 26-match winning streak against Frenchmen at the Grand Slams. The last Frenchman to defeat Murray at a major was today’s opponent at the 2008 Australian Open. Murray has a 27-3 win-loss record against French players at the Grand Slams overall.

•    Murray is on an 18-match winning streak against French opposition at Tour-level. He has not lost to a French player at Tour-level since falling to Gilles Simon at 2015 Rotterdam.

•    The last time Murray lost to a player ranked outside the Top 10 was at the 2015 US Open, when he was defeated by No. 14 Kevin Anderson in the round of 16. Since then all his losses have come against Top 5 opposition.

•    Murray is through to the quarterfinals here for the 9th consecutive year. He has lost in the quarterfinals here twice before – in 2008 (l. Nadal) and as defending champion in 2014 (l. Grigor Dimitrov). This is his 11th Wimbledon appearance and his 42nd Grand Slam overall.

•    By reaching his 9th consecutive Wimbledon quarterfinal, Murray has moved into equal-4th place with John McEnroe and Pete Sampras on the Open Era list for the most quarterfinal appearances here. Only Jimmy Connors (14), Roger Federer (14) and Boris Becker (11) have reached more Wimbledon quarterfinals in the Open Era.

•    By reaching his 9th straight Wimbledon quarterfinal, Murray has equalled Pete Sampras in 3rd place on the list for most consecutive Open Era appearances in the last 8 here behind Jimmy Connors (11 consecutive appearances) and Roger Federer (10).

•    By reaching the quarterfinals here, Murray has now reached the quarterfinals at 21 of the last 22 Grand Slam events he has contested since falling to Stan Wawrinka in the 3rd round at the 2010 US Open. The only time he has failed to reach the last 8 at a major in that time was when he fell to Anderson in the round of 16 at the 2015 US Open. [NB. He missed 2013 Roland Garros with a back injury.]

•    Murray is on a 5-match winning streak in 5-set matches. He has a 22-7 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall and a 3-1 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon.

•    Murray’s 1st round win over Broady was the first all-British men’s meeting at a Grand Slam since the 2006 US Open when Tim Henman defeated Greg Rusedski in the 1st round. It was the first at Wimbledon since 2001 when Barry Cowan defeated Mark Hilton in the 1st round and Tim Henman defeated Martin Lee in the 2nd round.

•    Murray is bidding to become the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon titles since Fred Perry, who won the title here from 1934-36 [see Preview page 2].

•    In 2013, Murray became the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years – since Perry in 1936 – after defeating Djokovic 64 75 64 in the final. The triumph, on his 8th Wimbledon appearance, saw him go 2nd on the list for the most attempts before winning the Wimbledon title behind Goran Ivanisevic (14).

•    Murray won his first Grand Slam title at the 2012 US Open, becoming the first British man to win a Grand Slam title since Perry at the 1936 US Championships. He defeated Djokovic 76(10) 75 26 36 62 in the final. He was one of the 3 Grand Slam champions through to the quarterfinals here from the 6 to start in the men’s main draw along with Marin Cilic and Roger Federer.

•    Murray is the leading British man of all-time in terms of Grand Slam match-wins with a 169-39 win-loss record.

•    Murray is on a 9-match winning streak having warmed up for Wimbledon by winning his 5th Queen’s title (d. Milos Raonic), becoming the first man to win 5 titles at the tournament. 7 of his 37 career singles titles have come on grass.

•    Murray has won 2 singles titles in 2016. As well as winning the title at Queen’s, he also won Rome-1000
(d. Djokovic). In Grand Slam play this year he reached the final at both the Australian Open and Roland Garros, losing to Djokovic on both occasions. He was the first British man since Bunny Austin in 1937 to reach the Roland Garros final.

•    By reaching the 2016 Roland Garros final, Murray joined Jim Courier (won Australian Open and Roland Garros, lost Wimbledon and the US Open) and Fred Stolle (won Roland Garros and the US Open, lost Australia and Wimbledon) as the only 3 men in history to have won 2 of the 4 Grand Slam titles and finished as runner-up at the other 2.

•    Murray helped Great Britain to reach the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals for the 3rd straight time earlier this year. He won both of his singles matches and combined with his brother Jamie to win the doubles in the first round tie against Japan. He has been named in the Great Britain team to face Serbia in the quarterfinals in Belgrade on 15-17 July.

•    Murray will defend his singles gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Event. He will play in the singles and doubles event (with his brother Jamie). It will be his 3rd Olympic Games after 2008 Beijing and 2012 London.

•    Murray reunited with Ivan Lendl, an 8-time Grand Slam champion and a finalist here in 1986 and 1987, at 2016 Queen’s. His assistant coach is Jamie Delgado, who played at Wimbledon 23 times (at any level).

•    TSONGA is bidding to reach the semifinals here for the 3rd time and equal his best Wimbledon result.

•    Tsonga is bidding to reach his 7th Grand Slam semifinal and close the gap on Rene Lacoste in 3rd place on the list for most Grand Slam semifinals reached by a Frenchman in history.

Grand Slam semifinals reached by a Frenchman (all-time)
Jean Borotra
Henri Cochet    15
15
Rene Lacoste    11
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga    7??

•    Tsonga is bidding to reach his 3rd Wimbledon semifinal and climb the list for the most Wimbledon semifinals reached by a Frenchman in history.

•    Tsonga’s best Wimbledon performance is reaching the semifinals on 2 occasions – in 2011 (l. Novak Djokovic) and in 2012 (l. today’s opponent).

•    Tsonga is bidding to record his 29th Wimbledon match-win and take sole ownership of 5th place on the list for the most Wimbledon match-wins by a Frenchman. By defeating Richard Gasquet in the round of 16 here, Tsonga equalled Gasquet and Rene Lacoste in joint-5th place on the all-time list.

•    Tsonga is one of 2 Frenchmen to reach the quarterfinals here along with Lucas Pouille, It is the 2nd straight year 2 Frenchmen have reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and only the 2nd time since 1991 that 2 Frenchmen have reached the last 8 here. The last time 2 Frenchmen reached the semifinals at a Grand Slam was at the 2001 Australian Open (Arnaud Clement, Sebastien Grosjean). The last time 2 Frenchmen reached the semifinals at Wimbledon was in 1929, when Henri Cochet went on to defeat Jean Borotra in the final.

•    Tsonga has lost 14 of his last 15 matches against Top 2 opposition. His only win over a Top 2 player in that time came against No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the round of 16 at 2014 Toronto-1000. He has defeated a Top 2 player at a Grand Slam once before – when he defeated No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals at the 2008 Australian Open.

•    By reaching the quarterfinals here, Tsonga has taken sole occupancy of the record for the most Grand Slam match-wins by a Frenchman:

•    By reaching his 4th Wimbledon quarterfinal, Tsonga has equalled Cedric Pioline in 1st place on the list for the most quarterfinal appearances here by a Frenchman in the Open Era.

•    Tsonga’s 5-set win over Isner in the 3rd round was his 4th career comeback from 0-2 down and his 2nd 0-2 comeback at Wimbledon. He also came back from 0-2 down against Roger Federer here in the quarterfinals in 2011. Tsonga has won all 6 of the 5-set matches he has contested at Wimbledon and has a 15-7 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    By defeating Gasquet in the round of 16 here, Tsonga ended a 6-match losing streak against Top 10 opposition on grass. It was his first win over a Top 10 player on grass since he defeated Federer in 5-sets here in 2011. He has a 4-8 win-loss record against Top 10 opposition on grass overall.

•    Last year here, Tsonga lost to Ivo Karlovic in the 3rd round. This is his 9th Wimbledon appearance and his 34th major overall.

•    Tsonga’s best Grand Slam performance is finishing as runner-up at the 2008 Australian Open. Unseeded, he defeated 3 Top 10 players before losing to Djokovic in the final.

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Tsonga reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. Kei Nishikori) and was forced to retire with an adductor injury in the 3rd round at Roland Garros when leading Ernests Gulbis 5-2.

•    In 2016, Tsonga’s best performances are reaching the semifinals at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Gael Monfils), the quarterfinals at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Djokovic) and the round of 16 in Melbourne.

•    Tsonga’s best grass court result is reaching the final at 2011 Queen’s (l. Murray) and the semifinals at Wimbledon.

•    Tsonga has been named in the French team to play against Czech Republic in the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals on 15-17 July in Trinec.

•    Tsonga will play in the singles and doubles (with Gasquet) at the Olympic Tennis Event after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June. Tsonga is an Olympic silver medallist in men’s doubles – he and Michael Llodra lost to Bob and Mike Bryan at the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event, which was held at the All England Club.

•    Tsonga reached the semifinals at 2003 Junior Wimbledon, losing to eventual champion Florin Mergea. He also won the 2003 US Open boys’ title and finished the year ranked junior world No. 2 behind Marcos Baghdatis.

•    Tsonga started working with Nicolas Escude, who was a Wimbledon quarterfinalist in 2001, and Thierry Ascione, who lost in the 1st round here in 2004 and 2008, in October 2013.

NO. 3 ROGER FEDERER (SUI) v NO. 9 MARIN CILIC (CRO)
Head-to-head: Federer leads 5-1
2008     Paris-1000         Hard (I)     R16     Federer         63 64
2011    Monte Carlo-1000     Clay (O)     R16     Federer     64 63
2011     US Open         Hard (O)     R32     Federer    63 46 64 62
2012     Shanghai-1000        Hard (O)     QF     Federer        63 64
2014     Toronto-1000         Hard (O)     R16     Federer     76(5) 67(3) 64
2014     US Open         Hard (O)     SF     Cilic         63 64 64

A 7th Tour-level meeting between the 2 players and their 3rd at a Grand Slam but their first on grass. They have split their previous 2 Grand Slam meetings.

Federer and Cilic are 2 of the 3 Grand Slam champions left in the men’s main draw along with Andy Murray. In 2012, Federer equalled William Renshaw and Pete Sampras’s record of 7 Wimbledon titles by winning his 17th Grand Slam title overall (d. Andy Murray). He also won the title at Wimbledon in 2003-07 and 2009. Cilic won his first major title at the 2014 US Open, defeating Kei Nishikori in the final. He was the first Croatian to win a Grand Slam title since Ivanisevic at 2001 Wimbledon.

Possible semifinal head-to-heads
Raonic    Querrey
Federer    9-2    3-0
Cilic    1-1    4-0

FEDERER    v    CILIC

34    Age    27
3    ATP Ranking    13
88    Titles    14
306-50    Career Grand Slam Record    81-32
83-10    Wimbledon Record    21-8
1079-244    Career Record    365-199
151-22    Career Record – Grass    48-22
20-6    2016 Record    23-13
9-2    2016 Record – Grass    7-2
23-19    Career Five-Set Record    23-9
9    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    4
393-214    Career Tiebreak Record    134-123
7-4    2016 Tiebreak Record    7-13

Road to the Quarterfinals
FEDERER    Time        Time    CILIC
d. Guido Pella 76(5) 76(3) 63
d. (Q) Marcus Willis 60 63 64    2:06
1:25    1st round
2nd round    1:50
2:51    d. Brian Baker 63 75 63
d. Sergiy Stakhovsky 62 67(6) 64 64
d. Daniel Evans 64 62 62    1:27    3rd round    1:50    d. (Q) Lukas Lacko 63 63 64
d. Steve Johnson 62 63 75    1:37    Round of 16    0:45    d. No. 5 Kei Nishikori 61 5-1 ret. (rib)

total time on court    6:35    (IBM time)    7:16    total time on court

•    7-time Wimbledon champion FEDERER is looking to take sole ownership of the record for the most Grand Slam singles wins by a man or woman in history. He has a 306-50 win-loss record in Grand Slam matches and is currently joint top of the list with Martina Navratilova (306-49) ahead of Serena Williams (302-42*) and Chris Evert (299-37). *Through the quarterfinals at 2016 Wimbledon.

•    Federer is bidding to record his 84th match-win at Wimbledon and equal Jimmy Connors who heads the list for most Wimbledon victories with an 84-18 win-loss record here. Federer has an 83-10 win-loss record at Wimbledon.

•    Federer is bidding to reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the 11th time and equal Connors at the top of the list for most appearances in a Wimbledon semifinal.

No. of Wimbledon semifinals (Open Era)
Jimmy Connors    11
Roger Federer    11??
Boris Becker    9
John McEnroe    8
Pete Sampras    8

•    Federer is bidding to reach his 40th Grand Slam semifinal to extend the record he broke at 2012 Wimbledon for the most Grand Slam semifinal appearances:

Grand Slam semifinals reached (Open Era)
Player    No. of GS semifinals
Roger Federer    40??
Jimmy Connors    31
Novak Djokovic    30
Ivan Lendl    28
Andre Agassi    26

•    Wimbledon is Federer’s most successful Grand Slam event in terms of titles won and matches won and is his 2nd-most successful Grand Slam event in terms of semifinals reached, behind the Australian Open.

Titles won    Win-loss record    Semifinals reached
Australian Open    4    80-13    12
Roland Garros     1    65-16    7
Wimbledon    7    83-10    11??
US Open    5    78-11    10

•    At 34 years 336 days, Federer is looking to become the oldest man in the Open Era to reach the Wimbledon semifinals since Ken Rosewall (39 years 246 days) finished as runner-up here in 1974. He would also be the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since Andre Agassi finished as runner-up at the 2005 US Open aged 35 years 135 days.

•    Federer has reached the quarterfinals here for the 14th time and equalled Jimmy Connors’ record for most Wimbledon Open Era quarterfinals reached.

•    Federer has reached his 48th Grand Slam quarterfinal. By reaching the quarterfinals at 2014 Wimbledon, he took sole occupancy of 1st place for the most Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances in the Open Era ahead of Connors.

•    Federer’s 3rd round victory over Evans was his 150th Tour-level grass court match-win. He is the most successful active player on grass with a 151-22 career win-loss record.

•    Federer is in 2nd place for the most consecutive Wimbledon appearances with 18 behind Connors, who has 19 consecutive appearances here. Federer is also 2nd to Connors (21) for most total appearances at Wimbledon.

•    Federer is bidding to become the first man in history to win 8 Wimbledon titles. He would become just the second man in history to win 8 titles at the same Grand Slam event. Rafael Nadal became the first man to achieve this feat by winning the 8th of his 9 Roland Garros titles in 2013.

•    At 34 years 336 days, Federer is looking to become the oldest man in the Open Era to win Wimbledon. He would also be the oldest man to win a Grand Slam since Ken Rosewall won the 1972 Australian Open aged 37 years 62 days.

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

•    Federer holds the Open Era record for the most career grass court titles with 15 titles on the surface. In addition to 7 titles at Wimbledon, his other 8 titles were won at 2003-06, 2008 and 2013-15 Halle.

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Federer reached the semifinals at the Australian Open (l. Djokovic) and withdrew from Roland Garros with a back injury. It was the first time he had missed a Grand Slam since the 1999 US Open and ended his record run of 65 consecutive appearances at the Grand Slams.

•    Prior to coming here Federer failed to defend his title at Halle, losing 76(4) 57 63 to Alexander Zverev in the semifinals.

•    Also in 2016, Federer reached the final at Brisbane (l. Milos Raonic) and the semfinals at Stuttgart (l. Dominic Thiem). It is the first time that he has failed to win a title before Wimbledon since 2000.

•    Federer will represent Switzerland at the Olympic Tennis Event this year after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June. He will be one of 2 Swiss men in the singles (alongside Stan Wawrinka) and will also play doubles with Wawrinka. This will be Federer’s 4th Olympic Games – he won individual silver at London 2012 and doubles gold with Wawrinka at Beijing 2008.

•    Federer is coached by former world No. 3 Ivan Ljubicic, who reached the 3rd round here 3 times, and Switzerland’s Davis Cup captain Severin Luthi.

•    CILIC is bidding to reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time. He would become just the 3rd Croatian man to reach the last 4 at Wimbledon in the Open Era after Goran Ivanisevic (1990, 1992, 1994-95, 1998, 2001) and Mario Ancic (2004).

•    If Cilic reaches the semifinals here on his 10th Wimbledon appearance he will be equal 3rd on the list for most attempts to reach the last 4 here:

•    Cilic has won just one of his last 21 matches against Top 3 players. His only victory in that time came against today’s opponent at the 2014 US Open. 2 of his 3 victories over Top 3 opponents have come at the majors – he also defeated No. 2 Andy Murray at the 2009 US Open.

•    Cilic has reached his 3rd Wimbledon quarterfinal and tied Ancic in 2nd place on the list of appearances by Croatian men in Wimbledon quarterfinals. Ancic reached 3 quarterfinals – in 2004, 2006 and 2008. Ivanisevic tops the list with 7 quarterfinals here.

•    By reaching the quarterfinals here Cilic has equalled his best Wimbledon result. He also reached the last 8 here in 2014 and 2015, losing to Djokovic on both occasions. This is his 10th straight Wimbledon appearance and his 35th Grand Slam overall.

•    Cilic is on a 5-match winning streak in 5-set matches. He has not lost a 5-set match since he was defeated by Djokovic at 2014 Wimbledon. He has won 5 of his 8 five-set matches at Wimbledon and has a 23-9 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    Prior to coming here, Cilic reached the semifinals at Queen’s (l. Murray) but lost to Radek Stepanek in the 2nd round at Stuttgart (following a 1st round bye).

•    In Grand Slam play in 2016, Cilic reached the 3rd round at the Australian Open (l. Roberto Bautista Agut) but fell in the 1st round to Marco Trungelliti at Roland Garros. It was the 7th time he had lost in the 1st round at a major in 34 Grand Slam events.

•    Cilic’s best results in 2016 are is reaching the finals at Marseille (l. Nick Kyrgios) and Geneva (l. Stan Wawrinka).

•    In 2012 Cilic contested the 2nd longest men’s singles match in Wimbledon history, defeating Sam Querrey 76(6) 64 67(2) 67(3) 1715 in the 3rd round in 5 hours 31 minutes.

•    Cilic has won 14 career singles titles, most recently at 2015 Moscow (d. Bautista Agut). Just one of his titles has come on grass – at 2012 Queen’s when he defeated David Nalbandian by default. Cilic was trailing 76(3) 3-4 when Nalbandian was defaulted for unsportsmanlike conduct after kicking the front of a sponsor’s advertising board which struck a linesman’s leg.

•    Cilic reached the quarterfinals of the boys’ singles at 2005 Wimbledon (l. Robin Haase). He finished the year at No. 2 in the ITF Junior Rankings behind Donald Young after winning junior Roland Garros (d. Antal van der Duim) and reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and the US Open.

•    Cilic has been named in Croatia’s team to face USA in the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals in Portland, Oregon on 15-17 July.

•    Cilic will represent Croatia at the Olympic Tennis Event this year after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June. He will be one of 2 Croatian men in the singles (alongside Borna Coric) and will also play doubles with Marin Draganja.

•    Cilic is coached by 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic.

 

NO. 6 MILOS RAONIC (CAN) v NO. 28 SAM QUERREY (USA)
Head-to-head: Querrey leads 2-1
2012     Wimbledon    Grass (O)     R64     Querrey     67(3) 76(7) 76(8) 64
2012     Paris-1000     Hard (I)        R16    Querrey    63 76(1)
2013    San Jose    Hard (I)        SF    Raonic        64 62
2013     Miami-1000    Hard (O)    R32    Querrey    w/o (strep throat)

A 4th career meeting for the 2 players and their 2nd at Wimbledon. Querrey won on that occasion, which was also the only time the players have met on a grass court.

The match will be the 19th time in the Open Era that Canadians have faced Americans in the men’s singles at Wimbledon. There have been 11 wins for Americans and 7 wins for Canadians in that period, but Raonic won the the 2 most recent encounters, defeating Jack Sock this year and in 2014.

Of the 8 sets that Raonic and Querrey have played, 4 have been decided by tiebreaks. Both players are in the Top 5 on the list for most tiebreaks won at Tour-level in 2016. Raonic is in 2nd place, having won 20 tiebreaks, while Querrey is 5th with 17:
Tiebreaks won at Tour-level in 2016
John Isner    22-17
Milos Raonic    20-5
Gilles Muller    18-11
Dominic Thiem    18-13
Sam Querrey    17-11

Both players have recorded their first 5-set wins from 0-2 down at Wimbledon this year. Raonic’s win against David Goffin in the round of 16 was also the first 5-set match that he has contested at Wimbledon and improved his win-loss record in 5-set matches to 7-5. Querrey defeated Lukas Rosol in 5-sets in the 1st round, improving his win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon to 2-4 – he has a 4-10 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

Querrey could re-enter the Top 20 – at No. 20 – for the first time since July 2013 if he wins this match (and Lucas Pouille loses his quarterfinal with Tomas Berdych). He has a career-high ranking of No. 17. Raonic will remain at No. 7 provided he reaches at least the same stage as Tomas Berdych. He will move up to No. 5 if he wins the tournament.
Possible semifinal head-to-heads
Federer     Cilic
Raonic    2-9    1-1
Querrey    0-3    0-4

RAONIC    v    QUERREY

25    Age    28
7    ATP Ranking    41
8    Titles    8
55-21    Career Grand Slam Record    39-37
14-5    Wimbledon Record    12-8
242-111    Career Record    281-226
26-14    Career Record – Grass    49-30
35-8    2016 Record    24-14
8-1    2016 Record – Grass    8-3
7-5    Career Five-Set Record    4-10
1    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
155-92    Career Tiebreak Record    138-136
20-5    2016 Tiebreak Record    17-11

Road to the Quarterfinals
RAONIC    Time        Time    QUERREY
d. Pablo Carreno Busta 76(4) 62 64
d. Andreas Seppi 76(5) 64 62    1:54
1:58    1st round
2nd round    3:22
1:36    d. Lukas Rosol 67(6) 67(5) 64 62 12-10
d. Thomaz Bellucci 64 63 62
d. No. 27 Jack Sock 76(2) 64 76(1)    2:16    3rd round    2:58    d. No. 1 Novak Djokovic 76(6) 61 36 76(5)
d. No. 11 David Goffin 46 36 64 64 64    3:03    Round of 16    2:00    d. Nicolas Mahut 64 76(5) 64

total time on court    9:11    (IBM time)    9:55    total time on court

•    RAONIC is bidding to reach his 3rd Grand Slam semifinal and tie Eugenie Bouchard for the most Grand Slam finals reached by a Canadian player – man or woman – in history.

Player    Grand Slam semifinals reached
Eugenie Bouchard    3 (2014 Australian Open, 2014 Roland Garros, 2014 Wimbledon)
Milos Raonic    2 (2014 Wimbledon, 2016 Australian Open)
Carling Bassett-Seguso    1 (1984 US Open)
Robert Powell    1 (1908 Wimbledon)

•    Raonic is also looking to become the first Canadian player – man or woman – to reach multiple semifinals at Wimbledon. At 2014 Wimbledon, he became the first Canadian man to reach the semifinals at a Grand Slam since Robert Powell in 1908.

•    Raonic is aiming to reach 2 Grand Slam semifinals in the same year for the first time. In January, he became the first Canadian man to reach the semifinals at the Australian Open (l. Andy Murray).

•    If he wins today, Raonic will tie Kei Nishikori for 4th place on the list of most Tour-level match-wins in 2016:

2016 Tour-level match-wins*
Dominic Thiem    48-13
Novak Djokovic    46-4
Andy Murray    37-6
Kei Nishikori    36-11
Milos Raonic    35-8
*Through round of 16 at 2016 Wimbledon

•    Raonic has lost just one of his last 17 meetings with American opposition. His only defeat in that time came at 2015 Miami-1000 when he lost to John Isner. He has a 26-9 win-loss record against Americans overall.

•    By reaching his 5th Grand Slam quarterfinal, Raonic now tops the list for the most Grand Slam quarterfinals reached by a Canadian player – man or woman – in history. He has also reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in 2015 and 2016, 2014 Roland Garros and 2014 Wimbledon. Bassett-Seguso and Bouchard have 4 Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances each and Powell has 3.

•    By reaching this stage, he has also become just the 2nd Canadian player – man or woman – to reach multiple quarterfinals here, after Robert Powell reached this stage here in 1908, 1910 and 1912.

•    Last year here, as No. 7 seed, Raonic fell to Nick Kyrgios in the 3rd round. This is his 6th straight appearance at Wimbledon and his 22nd appearance at a Grand Slam overall.

•    As well as reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open, in Grand Slam play this year Raonic also reached the round of 16 at Roland Garros (l. Albert Ramos-Vinolas).

•    Prior to coming here, Raonic reached his first grass court final at Queen’s (l. Murray).

•    Raonic’s 2016 highlights also include winning his 8th career title at Brisbane, where he recorded his 2nd career win over Federer in the final, and finishing runner-up at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Djokovic).

•    Raonic plays here at No. 6 – his highest seeding at Wimbledon. His highest Grand Slam seeding came at the 2014 US Open, where he was seeded No. 5.

•    Raonic will compete in the singles and doubles (with Vasek Pospisil) at the Olympic Tennis Event this summer after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June.

•    Raonic was born in Montenegro but moved to Canada in 1994. He started playing tennis age 8.

•    Raonic added 3-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe to his coaching team at 2016 Queen’s. He also works with former world No. 1 Carlos Moya, who reached the round of 16 here in 2004, and Ricardo Piatti. His fitness trainer is Dalibor Sirola and his physiotherapist is Claudio Zimaglia.

•    QUERREY is bidding to become the first American man through to the semifinals at a Grand Slam since Andy Roddick reached the semifinals here in 2009.

•    By reaching the quarterfinals here, Querrey has recorded his best Grand Slam performance. His previous best Grand Slam performance was reaching the round of 16 on 3 occasions – at 2010 Wimbledon (l. Andy Murray) and at the US Open in 2008 (l. Rafael Nadal) and 2010 (l. Stan Wawrinka).

•    Querrey is looking to record his 50th Tour-level match win on grass. He has a 49-30 win-loss record on grass, compared to 40-52 on clay and 192-142 on hard court.

•    No. 41 Sam Querrey is bidding to become the lowest-ranked player to reach the Wimbledon semifinals since No. 75 Marat Safin and No. 94 Rainer Schuettler both reached the semifinals here in 2008.

•    Querrey is the first American man to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon since Mardy Fish fell in the last 8 in 2011. He is also the first American man to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam since John Isner and Roddick fell in the last 8 at the 2011 US Open.

•    By defeating No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the 3rd round, Querrey became the first American to beat a world No. 1 at Wimbledon since Kevin Curren defeated John McEnroe in the quarterfinals in 1985. He was the first American to beat a World No. 1 at a Grand Slam since Andre Agassi defeated Lleyton Hewitt in the semifinals at the 2002 US Open. He was the first man to defeat Djokovic before the round of 16 at a major since Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated Djokovic in the 3rd round at 2009 Roland Garros.

•    Querrey’s win against Djokovic was his first win against Top 10 opposition at a Grand Slam – he had lost his previous 9 matches against Top 10 opponents at the majors. Prior to this tournament, the highest-ranked opponent he had defeated at a Grand Slam was No. 14 Ivo Karlovic in the 3rd round at the 2008 US Open.

•    Last year here, Querrey lost to Roger Federer in the 2nd round. This is his 9th Wimbledon appearance and his 38th Grand Slam overall.

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Querrey retired due to cramping after the 4th set of his 1st round match against Dusan Lajovic at the Australian Open and lost to Bjorn Fratangelo in the 1st round at Roland Garros. By reaching the quarterfinals here, Querrey has won back-to-back matches at a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2014 US Open, where he lost in the 3rd round to Djokovic.

•    In 2012 Querrey contested the 2nd longest men’s singles match in Wimbledon history, losing in the 3rd round to Marin Cilic 76(6) 64 67(2) 67(3) 17-15 in 5 hours 31 minutes.

•    Prior to this tournament, Querrey’s best grass court result is winning the title as No. 7 seed at 2010 Queen’s
(d. Mardy Fish). He has also reached 2 other finals on grass – at 2009 Newport (l. Rajeev Ram) and 2015 Nottingham (l. Denis Istomin).

•    Querrey warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the semifinals as No. 5 seed at ’s-Hertogenbosh, losing to eventual champion Nicolas Mahut. He also reached the 2nd round as No. 5 seed at Nottingham (l. Marcos Baghdatis) but fell in the 1st round at Queen’s (l. Roberto Bautista Agut).

•    Querrey’s best result this year is winning his 8th career title at Delray Beach (d. Ram). He also reached the semifinals at Memphis (l. Kei Nishikori), Acapulco (l. Dominic Thiem) and ’s-Hertogenbosch.

•    Querrey entered the men’s doubles here with Steve Johnson. They lost to No. 14 seeds Radek Stepanek/Nenad Zimonjic 76(4) 63 in the 1st round.

•    Querry is coached by Craig Boynton, who also works with Steve Johnson.

NO. 10 TOMAS BERDYCH (CZE) v NO. 32 LUCAS POUILLE (FRA)
Head-to-head: first meeting

Berdych and Pouille meet for the first time. It is Berdych’s 15th Grand Slam quarterfinal while Pouille has reached this stage for the first time.
Possible semifinal head-to-heads
Murray    Tsonga
Berdych    6-8    7-3
Pouille    0-1    0-1

BERDYCH    v    POUILLE

30    Age    22
9    ATP Ranking    30
12    Titles    0
129-51    Career Grand Slam Record    6-9
36-12    Wimbledon Record    4-1
569-295    Career Record    35-35
57-24    Career Record – Grass    4-4
27-12    2016 Record    19-13
4-1    2016 Record – Grass    4-2
20-8    Career Five-Set Record    1-1
2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
191-158    Career Tiebreak Record    23-8
9-7    2016 Tiebreak Record    11-3

Road to the Quarterfinals
BERDYCH    Time        Time    POUILLE
d. Ivan Dodig 76(5) 57 61 76(2)
d. Benjamin Becker 64 61 62    3:24
1:24    1st round
2nd round    2:05
1:28    d. (Q) Marius Copil 64 46 64 61
d. Donald Young 64 63 63
d. No. 24 Alexander Zverev 63 64 46 61    2:40    3rd round    2:48    d. Juan Martin del Potro 67(4) 76(6) 75 61
d. Jiri Vesely 46 63 76(8) 67(9) 63    3:56    Round of 16    2:56    d. No. 19 Bernard Tomic 64 46 36 64 10-8

total time on court    11:24    (IBM time)    9:16    total time on court

•    BERDYCH is bidding to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon for the first time since he reached the final here in 2010.

•    Berdych is also bidding to become the 3rd Czech man to reach multiple Wimbledon semifinals after Jan Kodes and Ivan Lendl. They are the only Czech men in the Open Era to reach the last 4 here. If Berdych wins today and reaches his 6th Grand Slam semifinal he would equal Jan Kodes in 2nd place on the list of most Grand Slam semifinals reached by a Czech player. Ivan Lendl heads the list with 27 Grand Slam semifinal appearances ahead of Kodes (6) and Berdych (5).
Czech men in Wimbledon semifinals (Open Era)
Player    Year
Jan Kodes    1972-73
Ivan Lendl    1983-84, 1986-90
Tomas Berdych??    2010, 2016??

•    By defeating Jiri Vesely in the round of 16 here, Berdych improved his win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon to 5-0. He has a 20-8 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    Berdych is through to his 3rd consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal, having also reached his 6th straight quarterfinal at the Australian Open (l. Federer) and his 3rd quarterfinal at Roland Garros (l. Djokovic) earlier this year.

•    By reaching his 4th quarterfinal here, Berdych has taken sole ownership of 2nd place on the list of Czechs with most appearances in the Wimbledon quarterfinals ahead of Kodes (3). Lendl tops the list with 7 Wimbledon quarterfinal appearances.

•    Berdych is through to his 15th Grand Slam quarterfinal. He is in 2nd place behind Lendl (34) on the list of Czechs with the most appearances in Grand Slam quarterfinals.

•    Berdych’s best result here – and at a Grand Slam – came as No. 12 seed in 2010 when he finished runner-up. He defeated No. 1 Roger Federer in the quarterfinals and No. 3 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals before losing to Rafael Nadal 63 75 64 in the final. Last year here as No. 6 seed he fell in the round of 16 (l. Gilles Simon). This is his 13th consecutive Wimbledon appearance.

•    As well as reaching 3 Grand Slam quarterfinals, Berdych’s other 2016 highlights include reaching the semifinals at Doha (l. Djokovic) and Marseille (l. Nick Kyrgios) and the quarterfinals at Dubai (l. Kyrgios), Miami-1000 (l. Djokovic) and Madrid-1000 (l. Andy Murray).

•    Berdych warmed up for Wimbledon at Halle, where he fell to Marcos Baghdatis in the 1st round.

•    One of Berdych’s 12 career singles titles has come on grass – at 2007 Halle (d. Baghdatis).

•    Berdych has been a permanent fixture in the Top 10 since 5 July 2010. He has been seeded at every Grand Slam event he has played since the 2005 US Open and sits in 2nd place behind Federer (59) on the list for the most consecutive seedings at a Grand Slam with 44. He plays here seeded No. 10 – his lowest Grand Slam seeding since 2010 Wimbledon when he was seeded No. 12.

•    Since making his debut at the 2003 US Open, Berdych has played in every Grand Slam event. This is his 52nd straight Grand Slam appearance which puts him in 6th place on the men’s list for the longest streak of Open Era Grand Slam singles appearances.

•    Berdych will play in the singles and doubles (with Radek Stepanek) at the Olympic Tennis Event on 6-14 August after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June.

•    Berdych is a 2-time Davis Cup champion, having helped Czech Republic to the titles in 2012 and 2013. He was part of the Czech team that defeated Germany 3-2 in the 2016 World Group first round in Hannover in March. Czech Republic will play France in the World Group quarterfinals on 15-17 July.

•    Berdych is currently without a coach, having split with Dani Vallverdu following Rome-1000. His fitness coach is Azuz Simcich and his physio is Per Bastholt.

•    POUILLE is through to the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam for the first time. Prior to this tournament, his best Grand Slam performance was reaching the 2nd round at Roland Garros as a wild card on his Grand Slam debut in 2013 (l. Grigor Dimitrov) and as No. 29 seed in 2016 (l. Andrej Martin).

•    If he wins today, Pouille will become the 11th man in the Open Era to reach the Wimbledon semifinals on his 2nd appearance. The most recent man to achieve the feat was Jerzy Janowicz, who reached the semifinals on his 2nd appearance here in 2013.

•    Pouille is bidding to become the first No. 32 seed to reach the semifinals at a Grand Slam. The lowest seed to ever reach a Grand Slam semifinal is No. 31 Rainer Schuettler at the 2003 Australian Open.

•    By reaching the quarterfinals here Pouille is projected to rise to a career-high ranking of No. 21 unless Sam Querrey reaches the final. If he wins today, Pouille could rise as high as No. 18. He will also become the No. 4 ranked French player (behind Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet and Gael Monfils) after surpassing Benoit Paire and Gilles Simon.

•    Pouille has won 3 of his 8 meetings with Top 10 opposition. His career best win came against No. 8 David Ferrer at Miami-1000 this year. This is his first meeting with a Top 10 opponent at a Grand Slam.

•    Pouille’s win against No. 19 Tomic was his first win against a seeded player at a Grand Slam. It was also his first  5-set match win, having lost his only previous 5-set match to Gael Monfils at the 2015 Australian Open.

•    Pouille is one of 2 Frenchmen to reach the quarterfinals here along with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, It is the 2nd straight year 2 Frenchmen have reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and only the 2nd time since 1991 that 2 Frenchmen have reached the last 8 here. The last time 2 Frenchmen reached the semifinals at a Grand Slam was at the 2001 Australian Open (Arnaud Clement, Sebastien Grosjean). The last time 2 Frenchmen reached the semifinals at Wimbledon was in 1929, when Henri Cochet went on to defeat Jean Borotra in the final.

•    Last year here on his Wimbledon debut, Pouille lost in the 1st round to Kevin Anderson. He has lost in the 1st round in 7 of his 9 previous Grand Slam appearances. He failed to qualify here in 2014. This is his 2nd Wimbledon appearance and his 10th Grand Slam overall.

•    By defeating Copil in the 1st round here, Pouille recorded his first Tour-level match-win on grass and ended an 8-match losing streak on grass at any level. He had won just 3 matches on grass at Tour, Challenger or Futures level prior to coming here – in qualifying for the main draw at 2013 ’s-Hertogebosch.

•    Prior to coming here, Pouille fell in the 1st round at both Stuttgart (l. John Millman) and Halle (l. Kei Nishikori).

•    Pouille’s highlights in 2016 are reaching his first Tour-level final at Bucharest (l. Fernando Verdasco) and his first Masters-1000 semifinal as a lucky loser at Rome-1000 (l. Andy Murray). He also reached the quarterfinals at Brisbane (l. Milos Raonic), the round of 16 at Miami-1000 (l. Gilles Simon) and the 3rd round as a wild card at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga).

•    Pouille broke into the Top 50 for the first time at No. 31 after reaching the semifinals at Rome-1000 and reached a career-high ranking of No. 29 after reaching the 2nd round at Roland Garros. He plays here ranked No. 30. He was seeded at a Grand Slam for the first time at 2016 Roland Garros at No. 29, but plays here seeded No. 32.

•    Pouille reached a career-high ranking of No. 23 on the junior circuit. He reached the quarterfinals of the boys’ event at the 2011 Australian Open and the 2nd round as a wild card at 2010 junior Roland Garros. He never played at junior Wimbledon. He was a member of the French team that finished runner-up to USA at the 2008 World Junior Tennis Finals.

•    Pouille has entered the men’s doubles here with Adrian Mannarino. The pair lost to No. 1 seeds and compatriots Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut in the 1st round when Mannarino was forced to retired with an elbow injury.

•    Pouille is set to make his Davis Cup debut for France later this month after Yannick Noah named him in the team for the World Group quarterfinal against Czech Republic in Trinec on 15-17 July alongside Tsonga, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

•    Pouille is coached by Emmanuel Planque.

****Statistics provided by the ITF and Grand Slam Media

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Serena and Venus Williams Reach Wimbledon Semifinals

(July 5, 2016) Serena and Venus Williams could be on a path to another family final. No. 1 Serena Williams had a 6-4, 6-4 win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, while sister Venus joined select company beating 96th-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6(5), 6-2 to reach the semifinals at 36-years-old. Venus joins Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King as the only players to reach a major semifinal after turning 36.

 

“The good part is I always felt like I had the game,” said the eighth seeded Venus after the match. “This is always a plus, when you know you have the game. So you just have to keep working until things fall into place.”

 

This is the first time since 2009, that both sisters have reached the semifinals of Wimbledon in the same year.  Both went on to reach the final where Serena won.

 

“I love playing the game, I always have,” Venus said. “When you’re winning matches it makes it that much sweeter. I can’t lie about that.”

 

“The wins and the losses they all lead to these big moments,” Venus said to media. “You can’t always have this big moment. If you’re Serena Williams, I guess that happens a lot. As Venus Williams, this is an awesome day.”

Venus will take on Australian Open champion and No. 4 seed Angelique Kerber who beat No. 5 Simona Halep 7-5, 7-6 (2). Kerber has a 3-2 career edge in head-to-head meetings against Venus.

 

Serena will play 50th-ranked Elena Vesnina who beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2. Vesnina’s victory makes her the first unseeded woman in the final four of Wimbledon since 2010.

“It would be great,” Serena said about the chance to play her sister in the final on Saturday. “Obviously, she’s such a tough opponent. But I want her to win so bad – obviously not in the final if I’m there. But, if I’m not there, I desperately want her to win.”

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2016 Wimbledon – Day 8 Men’s Preview

Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios

2016 WIMBLEDON

DAY 8 MEN’S NOTES

Monday 4 July

 

Round of 16

Featured matches

 

No. 2 Andy Murray (GBR) v No. 15 Nick Kyrgios (AUS)

No. 3 Roger Federer (SUI) v Steve Johnson (USA)

No. 5 Kei Nishikori (JPN) v No. 9 Marin Cilic (CRO)
No. 6 Milos Raonic (CAN) v No. 11 David Goffin (BEL)

No. 7 Richard Gasquet (FRA) v No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
No. 10 Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Jiri Vesely (CZE)

No. 19 Bernard Tomic (AUS) v No. 32 Lucas Pouille (FRA)

No. 28 Sam Querrey (USA) v Nicolas Mahut (FRA)

 

A quick look at the round of 16…

 

Player Country Age ATP Rank Best Wimbledon Performance Best Grand Slam Performance Grass Court Titles
(2) Andy Murray GBR 29 2 W  13 W US Open 12, Wimbledon 13 7
(3) Roger Federer SUI 34 3 W  03-07, 09, 12 17 titles 15
(5) Kei Nishikori JPN 26 6 R16 14, 16 RU US Open 14 0
(6) Milos Raonic CAN 25 7 SF 14 SF Wimbledon 14, Aus Open 16 0
(7) Richard Gasquet FRA 30 10 SF 07, 15 SF Wimbledon 07, 15, US Open 13 2
(9) Marin Cilic CRO 27 13 QF 14, 15 W  US Open  14 1
(10) Tomas Berdych CZE 30 9 RU 10 RU Wimbledon 10 1
(11) David Goffin BEL 25 11 R16  15, 16 QF Roland Garros 16 0
(12) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA 31 12 SF 11, 12 RU Aus Open 08 0
(15) Nick Kyrgios AUS 21 18 QF 14 QF Wimbledon 14, Aus Open 15 0
(19) Bernard Tomic AUS 23 19 QF 11 QF Wimbledon 11 0
(28) Sam Querrey USA 28 41 R16 10, 16 R16 US Open 08, 10, Wimbledon 10, 16 1
(32) Lucas Pouille FRA 22 30 R16 16 R16 Wimbledon 16 0
Steve Johnson USA 26 29 R16 16 R16 Wimbledon 16 1
Nicolas Mahut FRA 34 51 R16 16 R16 Wimbledon 16 4
Jiri Vesely CZE 22 64 R16 16 R16 Wimbledon 16 0

 

2 ANDY MURRAY (GBR) v NO. 15 NICK KYRGIOS (AUS)

 

Head-to-head: Murray leads 4-0

2014                  Toronto-1000                                   Hard (O)  R32             Murray                                               6-2 6-2

2015                  Australian Open                            Hard (O)   QF             Murray                                              6-3 7-6(5) 6-3

2015                  French Open                                   Clay (O)  R32             Murray                                              6-4 6-2 6-3

2015                  US Open                                           Hard (O) R128            Murray                                              7-5 6-3 4-6 6-1

2016                   Hopman Cup                                    Hard (I)      R1             Kyrgios                                              6-4 7-6(5)

 

Murray and Kyrgios have now met at all 4 Grand Slam events. This is their first grass court meeting. Murray has dropped just one set to Kyrgios in 4 previous Tour-level meetings.

 

Murray is bidding to maintain his record of never having lost a Tour-level match against an Australian. He has won all 18 of his previous Tour-level meetings against Australian opposition. [NB He lost to today’s opponent at the 2016 Hopman Cup.]

 

Murray has not lost to a player ranked as low as No. 18 today’s opponent at a Grand Slam since he was defeated by No. 27 Stan Wawrinka in the 3rd round at the 2010 US Open.

 

                          MURRAY                                       v                                       KYRGIOS

 

29                                          Age                                          21

2                                    ATP Ranking                                   18

37                                         Titles                                          1

168-39                     Career Grand Slam Record                      23-12

49-9                             Wimbledon Record                             10-2

588-171                              Career Record                               62-39

98-17                         Career Record – Grass                          12-5

36-6                                  2016 Record                                  26-9

8-0                             2016 Record – Grass                             3-1

22-7                          Career Five-Set Record                          4-1

9                         Comebacks from 0-2 Down                         2

167-103                      Career Tiebreak Record                        49-33

10-5                           2016 Tiebreak Record                           15-6

 

  • 2013 champion MURRAY is bidding to reach his 9th consecutive Wimbledon quarterfinal and move into equal-4th place on the Open Era list for the most quarterfinal appearances here.

 

                                         Most Wimbledon quarterfinal appearances (Open Era)

Jimmy Connors 14
Roger Federer?? 14??
Boris Becker 11
John McEnroe

Andy Murray??

Pete Sampras

9

9??

9

Bjorn Borg

Novak Djokovic

Tim Henman

8
8

8

 

  • Murray is looking to reach his 9th straight Wimbledon quarterfinal and equal Pete Sampras in 3rd place on the list for most consecutive Open Era appearances in the last 8 here behind Jimmy Connors (11 consecutive appearances) and Roger Federer (10).

 

  • Murray has reached the quarterfinals at 20 of the last 21 Grand Slam events he has contested since falling to Stan Wawrinka in the 3rd round at the 2010 US Open. The only time he has failed to reach the last 8 at a major in that time was when he fell to Kevin Anderson in the round of 16 at the 2015 US Open. [NB. He missed 2013 Roland Garros with a back injury.]

 

  • Murray advanced to the round of 16 after defeating wild card Liam Broady 62 63 64 in the 1st round on Tuesday, Yen-Hsun Lu 63 62 61 in the 2nd round on Thursday and John Millman 63 75 62 in the 3rd round on Saturday. This is his 11th Wimbledon appearance.

 

  • Murray is bidding to record his 50th match-win at Wimbledon and take sole ownership of 8th place on the list of Open Era match-wins here. His victory over Millman in the 3rd round was his 49th Wimbledon match-win, moving him ahead of his coach Ivan Lendl.

 

Win-loss*

Jimmy Connors                         84-18

Roger Federer                         82-10

Boris Becker                             71-12

Pete Sampras                           63-7

John McEnroe                          59-11

Novak Djokovic                         54-9

Bjorn Borg                                51-4

Stefan Edberg                           49-12

Goran Ivanisevic                       49-14

Andy Murray                            49-9
Ivan Lendl                                 48-14

              *Through the 3rd round at 2016 Wimbledon

  • If Murray wins today he will face either No. 7 Richard Gasquet or No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals. Murray leads Gasquet 8-3 and Tsonga 12-2 in previous meetings. Murray is on a 26-match winning streak against Frenchmen at the majors. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the 2008 Australian Open was the last Frenchman to defeat Murray at a major.

 

  • Murray is on a 5-match winning streak in 5-set matches. He has a 22-7 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall and a 3-1 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon.

 

  • Murray’s 1st round win over Broady was the first all-British men’s meeting at a Grand Slam since the 2006 US Open when Tim Henman defeated Greg Rusedski in the 1st round. It was the first at Wimbledon since 2001 when Barry Cowan defeated Mark Hilton in the 1st round and Tim Henman defeated Martin Lee in the 2nd round.

 

  • Murray is bidding to become the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon titles since Fred Perry, who won the title here from 1934-36 [see Preview page 2].

 

  • In 2013, Murray became the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years – since Perry in 1936 – after defeating Novak Djokovic 64 75 64 in the final. The triumph, on his 8th Wimbledon appearance, saw him go 2nd on the list for the most attempts before winning the Wimbledon title behind Goran Ivanisevic (14).

 

  • Murray won his first Grand Slam title at the 2012 US Open, becoming the first British man to win a Grand Slam title since Perry at the 1936 US Championships. He defeated Djokovic 76(10) 75 26 36 62 in the final. He was one of the 3 Grand Slam champions through to the round of 16 here from the 6 to start in the men’s main draw along with Marin Cilic and Roger Federer.

 

  • Murray is the leading British man of all-time in terms of Grand Slam match-wins with a 168-39 win-loss record.

 

  • Murray is on an 8-match winning streak having warmed up for Wimbledon by winning his 5th Queen’s title (d. Milos Raonic), becoming the first man to win 5 titles at the tournament. 7 of his 37 career singles titles have come on grass.

 

  • Murray has won 2 singles titles in 2016. As well as winning the title at Queen’s, he also won Rome-1000
    (d. Djokovic). In Grand Slam play this year he reached the final at both the Australian Open and Roland Garros, losing to Djokovic on both occasions. He was the first British man since Bunny Austin in 1937 to reach the Roland Garros final.

 

  • By reaching the 2016 Roland Garros final, Murray joined Jim Courier (won Australian Open and Roland Garros, lost Wimbledon and the US Open) and Fred Stolle (won Roland Garros and the US Open, lost Australia and Wimbledon) as the only 3 men in history to have won 2 of the 4 Grand Slam titles and finished as runner-up at the other 2.

 

  • Murray helped Great Britain to reach the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals for the 3rd straight time earlier this year. He won both of his singles matches and combined with his brother Jamie to win the doubles in the first round tie against Japan. Great Britain will face Serbia in the quarterfinals in Belgrade on 15-17 July.

 

  • Murray will defend his singles gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Event. He has been named in the singles and will play in the doubles event with his brother Jamie. It will be his 3rd Olympic Games after 2008 Beijing and 2012 London.

 

  • Murray reunited with Ivan Lendl, an 8-time Grand Slam champion and a finalist here in 1986 and 1987, at 2016 Queen’s. His assistant coach is Jamie Delgado, who played at Wimbledon 23 times (at any level).

 

  • KYRGIOS is bidding to reach the quarterfinals here for the 2nd time and equal his best Grand Slam performance.

 

  • Kyrgios is one of 2 Australian men into the round of 16 here, alongside Bernard Tomic. The last time there were multiple Australian men in the round of 16 here was in 2004 when Lleyton Hewitt and Mark Philippoussis reached the last 16. The last time there were multiple Australian men in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam was at 2000 Wimbledon when Philippoussis and Patrick Rafter reached the last 8.

 

  • Kyrgios is bidding to become the 10th Australian man in the Open Era to reach multiple Wimbledon quarterfinals. The 9 Australian men to have reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals on multiple occasions in the Open Era are: Pat Cash (4 appearances), Colin Dibley (2), Hewitt (5), Rod Laver (3), John Newcombe (4), Philippoussis (4), Rafter (3), Tony Roche (4) and Ken Rosewall (3). [NB Bernard Tomic is also looking to achieve the feat.]

 

  • If Kyrgios wins today he will face either No. 7 Richard Gasquet or No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals. Kyrgios trails Gasquet 2-5 in previous meetings and has never played Tsonga.

 

  • Kyrgios has a 2-7 win-loss record against Top 10 opposition at the majors with both of those victories coming at Wimbledon. He defeated No. 1 Rafael Nadal here in 2014 and No. 8 Milos Raonic here last year.

 

  • Kyrgios advanced to the round of 16 after defeating wild card Radek Stepanek 64 63 67(9) 61, wild card Dustin Brown 67(3) 61 26 64 64 and No. 22 Feliciano Lopez 63 67(2) 63 64 in the first 3 rounds.

 

  • Kyrgios’s 2nd round victory over Brown was his 4th straight victory in 5-set matches and his 2nd 5-set match-win at Wimbledon. He won his only other 5-set match here against Gasquet in the 2nd round in 2014, saving 9 match points to equal the record for the most match points saved by a winner of a Grand Slam match in the Open Era. He has a 4-1 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

 

  • Last year here Kyrgios recorded a round of 16 finish (l. Gasquet). This is his 3rd Wimbledon appearance and his 13th appearance at a major overall.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  • Kyrgios is currently without a coach.

 

 

3 ROGER FEDERER (SUI) v STEVE JOHNSON (USA)

Head-to-head: first meeting

 

FEDERER                                       v                                      JOHNSON

 

34                                          Age                                          26

3                                    ATP Ranking                                   29

88                                         Titles                                          1

305-50                     Career Grand Slam Record                      13-16

82-10                            Wimbledon Record                              4-3

1078-244                             Career Record                               78-81

150-22                         Career Record – Grass                         17-11

19-6                                  2016 Record                                 16-15

8-2                             2016 Record – Grass                            10-2

23-19                         Career Five-Set Record                          3-6

9                         Comebacks from 0-2 Down                         1

393-214                      Career Tiebreak Record                        47-57

7-4                            2016 Tiebreak Record                           14-9

 

  • 7-time Wimbledon champion FEDERER is looking to equal Martina Navratilova for the most Grand Slam singles wins by a man or woman in history. Navratilova has a 306-49 win-loss record at the Grand Slams, ahead of Federer (305-50), Chris Evert (299-37) and Serena Williams (300-42).

 

  • Federer is bidding to reach the quarterfinals here for the 14th time and equal Jimmy Connors who holds the Wimbledon Open Era record for most quarterfinals reached with 14.

 

No. of Wimbledon quarterfinals (Open Era)

Jimmy Connors 14
Roger Federer 14??
Boris Becker 11
John McEnroe 9
Pete Sampras 9

 

  • Federer is bidding to reach his 48th Grand Slam quarterfinal. By reaching the quarterfinals at 2014 Wimbledon, he took sole occupancy of 1st place for the most Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances in the Open Era ahead of Connors.

Most Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances (Open Era)

Player No. of appearances
Roger Federer 48??
Jimmy Connors 41
Andre Agassi

Novak Djokovic

36

36

Ivan Lendl 34

 

  • Wimbledon is Federer’s most successful Grand Slam event in terms of titles won, matches won and quarterfinals reached.

 

  Titles won Win-loss record Quarterfinals reached
Australian Open 4 80-13 12
Roland Garros 1 65-16 11
Wimbledon 7 82-10 14??
US Open 5 78-11 11

 

  • Federer advanced to the round of 16 after defeating Guido Pella 76(5) 76(3) 63, qualifier Marcus Willis 60 63 64 and Daniel Evans 64 62 62 in the opening 3 rounds. His 3rd victory over Evans was his 150th Tour-level grass court match-win.

 

  • Federer is in 2nd place for the most consecutive Wimbledon appearances with 18 behind Connors, who has 19 consecutive appearances here. Federer is also 2nd to Connors (21) for most total appearances at Wimbledon.

 

  • Federer is bidding to become the first man in history to win 8 Wimbledon titles. He would become just the second man in history to win 8 titles at the same Grand Slam event. Rafael Nadal became the first man to achieve this feat by winning the 8th of his 9 Roland Garros titles in 2013.

 

  • At 34 years 336 days, Federer is looking to become the oldest man in the Open Era to win Wimbledon. He would also be the oldest man to win a Grand Slam since Ken Rosewall won the 1972 Australian Open aged 37 years 62 days.

 

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

 

  • In 2012, Federer equalled William Renshaw and Pete Sampras’s record of 7 Wimbledon titles by winning his 17th Grand Slam title overall (d. Andy Murray). He also won the title at Wimbledon in 2003-07 and 2009.

 

  • Federer is in 2nd place on the Open Era list for most match-wins at Wimbledon with an 82-10 win-loss record. Connors heads the list with an 84-18 win-loss record here.

 

  • Federer holds the Open Era record for the most career grass court titles with 15 titles on the surface. In addition to 7 titles at Wimbledon, his other 8 titles were won at 2003-06, 2008 and 2013-15 Halle.

 

  • Federer is the most successful active player on grass with a 150-22 career win-loss record.

 

  • In Grand Slam play this year, Federer reached the semifinals at the Australian Open (l. Djokovic) and withdrew from Roland Garros with a back injury. It was the first time he had missed a Grand Slam since the 1999 US Open and ended his record run of 65 consecutive appearances at the Grand Slams.

 

  • Prior to coming here Federer failed to defend his title at Halle, losing 76(4) 57 63 to Alexander Zverev in the semifinals.

 

  • Also in 2016, Federer reached the final at Brisbane (l. Milos Raonic) and the semfinals at Stuttgart (l. Dominic Thiem). It is the first time that he has failed to win a title before Wimbledon since 2000.

 

  • Federer is coached by former world No. 3 Ivan Ljubicic, who reached the 3rd round here 3 times, and Switzerland’s Davis Cup captain Severin Luthi.

 

  • JOHNSON is bidding to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam for the first time.

 

  • Johnson is one of 2 Americans through to the round of 16 here along with Sam Querrey– the first time multiple American men have reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon since Brian Baker and Mardy Fish lost at this stage in 2012. The last time multiple Americans reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon was in 2000, when Andre Agassi, Jan-Michael Gambill and Pete Sampras achieved the feat.

 

  • Johnson and Querrey are bidding to become the first American men to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon since Mardy Fish fell in the last 8 in 2011. They are also looking to become the first American men to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam since John Isner and Andy Roddick fell in the last 8 at the 2011 US Open.
  • Johnson defeated Malek Jaziri 75 76(2) 64, Jeremy Chardy 61 76(6) 63 and Grigor Dimitrov 67(6) 76(3) 64 62 in the opening 3 rounds to reach the round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the first time.

 

  • Johnson’s previous best Grand Slam performance was a 3rd round finish as a wild card at the 2012 US Open
    (l. Richard Gasquet), at the Australian Open in 2015 (l. Kei Nishikori) and 2016 (l. David Ferrer) and at 2015 Roland Garros (l. Stan Wawrinka).

 

  • Last year here Johnson reached the 2nd round (d. Lukas Lacko, l. Dimitrov). This is his 4th straight Wimbledon appearance.

 

  • Johnson is on a 8-match winning streak. His best result in 2016 is winning his first career title at Nottingham
    (d. Pablo Cuevas). Prior to coming here he also reached the quarterfinals at Queen’s (l. Marin Cilic) and lost his opening round match at ’s-Hertogenbosch to Stefan Kozlov. He plays here on his career-high ranking of No. 29.

 

  • Johnson defeated No. 10 Richard Gasquet in the 1st round at 2016 Queen’s to end a run of 13 straight defeats to Top 10 opponents. He has a 1-13 win-loss record against Top 10 players overall and a 0-3 win-loss record against Top 10 players at the majors.

 

  • In Grand Slam play this year Johnson reached the 3rd round at the Australian Open but lost in the 1st round at Roland Garros (l. Fernando Verdasco). This is his 17th Grand Slam overall.

 

  • Johnson has a 3-6 win-loss record in 5-set matches and has a 1-1 win-loss record in 5-sets matches at Wimbledon.

 

  • Johnson entered the men’s doubles here with Sam Querrey. They lost their 1st round match against No. 14 seeds Radek Stepanek/Nenad Zimonjic 76(4) 63 on Saturday.

 

  • Johnson played college tennis. He was 2011 NCAA singles champion and led USC to their third consecutive NCAA team title.

 

  • Johnson is coached by Craig Boynton.

 


 

5 KEI NISHIKORI (JPN) v NO. 9 MARIN CILIC (CRO)

Head-to-head: Nishikori leads 7-3

2008     Indian Wells-1000         Hard (O)           R128    Cilic                  62 64

2010     US Open                      Hard (O)           R64      Nishikori          57 76(6) 36 76(3) 61

2011     Chennai                        Hard (O)           R32      Nishikori           46 76(0) 62

2012     US Open                      Hard (O)           R32      Cilic                 63 64 67(3) 63

2013     Memphis                       Hard (I)             QF       Nishikori           64 62

2014     Brisbane                       Hard (O)           QF       Nishikori           64 57 62

2014     Barcelona                     Clay (O)            QF       Nishikori           61 63

2014     US Open                      Hard (O)           FR        Cilic                 63 63 63

2015     Washington                  Hard (O)           SF        Nishikori           36 61 64

2015     Tokyo                           Hard (O)           QF       Nishikori           36 75 63

 

An 11th meeting between Nishikori and Cilic, but their first at Wimbledon – and on grass. The pair has met on 3 previous occasions at a Grand Slam, including the 2014 US Open final, which Cilic won in straight sets. Their other 2 Grand Slam meetings also came at the US Open. Cilic leads 2-1 in Grand Slam meetings, but Nishikori leads the overall head-to-head 7-3 and has won their 2 most recent matches.

 

                        NISHIKORI                                      v                                          CILIC

 

26                                          Age                                          27

6                                    ATP Ranking                                   13

11                                         Titles                                         14

55-26                      Career Grand Slam Record                      80-32

11-6                             Wimbledon Record                             20-8

279-131                              Career Record                              364-199

28-18                         Career Record – Grass                         47-22

36-10                                 2016 Record                                 22-13

4-0                             2016 Record – Grass                             6-2

13-5                          Career Five-Set Record                          23-9

2                         Comebacks from 0-2 Down                         4

82-58                        Career Tiebreak Record                      134-123

9-5                            2016 Tiebreak Record                           7-13

 

  • NISHIKORI is looking to reach his 1st Wimbledon quarterfinal – and become just the 2nd Japanese player, man or woman, to complete a set of quarterfinal appearances at the Grand Slams after Kimiko Date-Krumm.

 

  • Nishikori advanced to the round of 16 here for the 2nd time after defeating Sam Groth 64 63 75, Julien Benneteau 46 64 64 62 and Andrey Kuznetsov 75 63 75 in the opening 3 rounds. This is his 8th Wimbledon appearance and his 28th Grand Slam overall.

 

  • Nishikori is bidding to become just the 2nd Japanese man to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in the Open Era. Shuzo Matsuoka is the only Japanese man to have reached the quarterfinals here in 1995 (l. Pete Sampras).

 

  • Nishikori has never beaten a player ranked as high as No. 13 today’s opponent at Wimbledon. His best win here came in the 3rd round this year against No. 42 Kuznetsov.

 

  • If Nishikori wins today, he will face either No. 3 seed Roger Federer or Steve Johnson in the quarterfinals. Nishikori has a 2-4 win-loss record against Federer and lost the only match that the pair have played on grass – at 2014 Halle. He has won all 4 of his previous meetings with Johnson.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  • Nishikori warmed up for Wimbledon at Halle, winning his 1st round match before giving a walkover in the 2nd round to Florian Mayer due to a rib injury.

 

  • By reaching the round of 16 here, Nishikori has equalled his best grass court result. He also reached the semifinals at 2011 Eastbourne (l. Janko Tipsarevic), the quarterfinals at the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event (l. Juan Martin del Potro), the round of 16 at 2014 Wimbledon and the semifinals at 2015 Halle (l. Andreas Seppi) – the only 4 other occasions in which he has won 3 consecutive Tour-level matches on grass.

 

  • 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. 6, two spots lower than his career-high ranking of No. 4 which he achieved in March 2015 after reaching the final at Acapulco.

 

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

 

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

 

  • Nishikori was born in Shimane, Japan, but moved to Florida aged 14. He is coached by Dante Bottini and trains at the Bollettieri Academy. Michael Chang, who reached the quarterfinals here in 1994, joined his team in 2014.
  • CILIC is bidding to reach his 3rd Wimbledon quarterfinal and tie Mario Ancic in 2nd place on the list of appearances by Croatian men in Wimbledon quarterfinals. Ancic reached 3 quarterfinals – in 2004, 2006 and 2008. Goran Ivanisevic tops the list with 7 quarterfinals here.

 

  • Cilic advanced to the round of 16 after defeating Brian Baker 63 75 63, Sergiy Stakhovsky 62 67(6) 64 64 and qualifier Lukas Lacko 63 63 64 in the opening 3 rounds.

 

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

 

  • Cilic has not beaten a player seeded as high as No. 5 today’s opponent at Wimbledon. His best result against a seeded player here came in 2014 when, as No. 26 seed, he defeated No. 6 Tomas Berdych in the 3rd round. He has a 4-4 win-loss record against seeded players at Wimbledon.

 

  • Cilic has won just one of his last 14 meetings with Top 10 opposition. His only win in that time came at 2016 Indian Wells-1000, where he defeated No. 10 Richard Gasquet in the round of 16. He has not beaten a player ranked as high as No. 6 today’s opponent since he defeated No. 3 Roger Federer in the semifinals at 2014 US Open.

 

  • If Cilic wins today, he will face either No. 3 seed Federer or Steve Johnson in the quarterfinals. Cilic has won both of his previous meetings with Johnson – including in the quarterfinals at Queen’s this year – but has won just one of his 6 matches against Federer.

 

  • Cilic is on a 5-match winning streak in 5-set matches. He has not lost a 5-set match since he was defeated by Djokovic at 2014 Wimbledon. He has won 5 of his 8 five-set matches at Wimbledon and has a 23-9 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

 

  • Cilic won his first major title at the 2014 US Open, defeating today’s opponent in the final. He was the first Croatian to win a Grand Slam title since Ivanisevic at 2001 Wimbledon. Of the 6 Grand Slam champions who started in the men’s main draw, 3 are through to the round of 16 – Federer, Andy Murray and Cilic.

 

  • Prior to coming here, Cilic reached the semifinals at Queen’s (l. Murray) but lost to Radek Stepanek in the 2nd round at Stuttgart (following a 1st round bye).

 

  • In Grand Slam play in 2016, Cilic reached the 3rd round at the Australian Open (l. Roberto Bautista Agut) but fell in the 1st round to Marco Trungelliti at Roland Garros. It was the 7th time he had lost in the 1st round at a major in 34 Grand Slam events.

 

  • Cilic’s best result in 2016 is reaching the finals at Marseille (l. Nick Kyrgios) and Geneva (l. Stan Wawrinka).

 

  • In 2012 Cilic contested the 2nd longest men’s singles match in Wimbledon history, defeating Sam Querrey 76(6) 64 67(2) 67(3) 1715 in the 3rd round in 5 hours 31 minutes.

 

  • Cilic has won 14 career singles titles, most recently at 2015 Moscow (d. Bautista Agut). Just one of his titles has come on grass – at 2012 Queen’s when he defeated David Nalbandian by default. Cilic was trailing 76(3) 3-4 when Nalbandian was defaulted for unsportsmanlike conduct after kicking the front of a sponsor’s advertising board which struck a linesman’s leg.

 

  • Cilic reached the quarterfinals of the boys’ singles at 2005 Wimbledon (l. Robin Haase). He finished the year at 2 in the ITF Junior Rankings behind Donald Young after winning junior Roland Garros (d. Antal van der Duim) and reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and the US Open.

 

  • Cilic will represent Croatia at the Olympic Tennis Event this year after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June. He will be one of 2 Croatian men in the singles (alongside Borna Coric) and will also play doubles with Marin Draganja.

 

  • Cilic is coached by 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic.

 

6 MILOS RAONIC (CAN) v NO. 11 DAVID GOFFIN (BEL)

Head-to-head: Tied 1-1

2011     Australian Open Qualifying Draw            Hard (O)           R128    Raonic              62 ret.

2014     Basel                                                    Hard (I)             QF       Goffin               67(3) 63 64

2016     Indian Wells-1000                                 Hard (O)           SF        Raonic              63 36 63

 

A 3rd Tour-level meeting for the 2 players, but their first away from a hard court. Both of their previous Tour-level meetings have required a decisive final set.

 

Neither Raonic nor Goffin has ever played a 5-set match at Wimbledon. Raonic has a 6-5 win-loss record in 5-set matches, while Goffin, who is on a 5-match winning streak in 5-set matches, has a 7-3 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

 

RAONIC                                        v                                        GOFFIN

 

25                                          Age                                          25

7                                    ATP Ranking                                   11

8                                          Titles                                          2

54-21                      Career Grand Slam Record                      25-16

13-5                             Wimbledon Record                              8-4

241-111                              Career Record                               124-91

25-14                         Career Record – Grass                         14-13

34-8                                  2016 Record                                 31-12

7-1                             2016 Record – Grass                             5-1

6-5                           Career Five-Set Record                          7-3

0                         Comebacks from 0-2 Down                         1

155-92                       Career Tiebreak Record                        36-39

20-5                           2016 Tiebreak Record                            8-9

 

  • RAONIC is bidding to reach his 5th Grand Slam quarterfinal and take sole ownership of first place on the list for the most Grand Slam quarterfinals reached by a Canadian player – man or woman – in history.

 

Player Grand Slam quarterfinals reached
Carling Bassett-Seguso 4 (1983 Australian Open, 1984, 1986 Roland Garros, 1984 US Open)
Eugenie Bouchard 4 (2014-15 Australian Open, 2014 Roland Garros, 2014 Wimbledon)
Milos Raonic 4 (Australian Open 2015-16, 2014 Roland Garros, 2014 Wimbledon)
Robert Powell 3 (1908, 1910, 1912 Wimbledon)

 

  • Raonic is bidding to become the 2nd Canadian player – man or woman – to reach multiple quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Robert Powell is the only Canadian player to reach multiple quarterfinals here – in 1908, 1910 and 1912.

 

  • Raonic is bidding to record his 2nd career victory over a Top 20 player at Wimbledon. His only match-win over a Top 20 player here came against No. 12 Kei Nishikori in the round of 16 in 2014. Raonic has a 5-11 win-loss record against Top 20 opposition at the Grand Slams overall.

 

  • Raonic has won 4 of his last 5 matches against seeded opposition at the Grand Slams. His only defeat in that time came against No. 2 Andy Murray in 5-sets in the semifinals at the 2016 Australian Open. Raonic has a 2-2 win-loss record against seeded players at Wimbledon and an 11-14 win-loss record against seeded players at the Grand Slams overall.

 

  • Raonic advanced to the round of 16 here for the 2nd time after defeating Pablo Carreno Busta 76(4) 62 64, Andreas Seppi 76(5) 64 62 and No. 27 seed Jack Sock 76(2) 64 76(1).

 

  • If Raonic wins today, he will play either No. 28 seed Sam Querrey or Nicolas Mahut in the quarterfinals. He trails Querrey 1-2 but has never played Mahut.

 

  • Last year here, as No. 7 seed, Raonic fell to Nick Kyrgios in the 3rd round. This is his 6th straight appearance at Wimbledon and his 22nd appearance at a Grand Slam overall.

 

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

 

  • At the Grand Slams in 2016, Raonic became the first Canadian man in history to reach the semifinals at the Australian Open and reached the round of 16 at Roland Garros (l. Albert Ramos-Vinolas).

 

  • Prior to coming here, Raonic reached his first grass court final at Queen’s (l. Murray).

 

  • Raonic’s 2016 highlights also include winning his 8th career title at Brisbane, where he recorded his 2nd career win over Federer in the final, and finishing runner-up at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Novak Djokovic).

 

  • Raonic plays here at No. 6 – his highest seeding at Wimbledon. His highest Grand Slam seeding came at the 2014 US Open, where he was seeded No. 5.

 

  • Raonic was born in Montenegro but moved to Canada in 1994. He started playing tennis age 8.

 

  • Raonic added 3-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe to his coaching team at 2016 Queen’s. He also works with former world No. 1 Carlos Moya, who reached the round of 16 here in 2004, and Ricardo Piatti. His fitness trainer is Dalibor Sirola and his physiotherapist is Claudio Zimaglia.

 

  • GOFFIN is bidding to reach the quarterfinals here for the first time and equal his best Grand Slam result.

 

  • Goffin is bidding to become the 2nd Belgian man in the Open Era to reach the quarterfinals here after 2002 semifinalist Xavier Malisse.

 

  • Goffin is also bidding to become just the 2nd Belgian man in the Open Era to reach multiple Grand Slam quarterfinals. Filip Dewulf is the only Belgian man in the Open Era to reach multiple Grand Slam quarterfinals – at Roland Garros in 1997 and 1998.

 

  • If he wins today, Goffin would become just the 5th Belgian man in history to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Paul De Borman (1904), Willie De Warzee (1904, 1908), Jean Washer (1924) and Malisse (2002) are the only Belgian men in history to reach the quarterfinals here.

 

  • Goffin advanced to the round of 16 here for the 2nd straight year after defeating wild card Alexander Ward 62 63 62, qualifier Edouard Roger-Vasselin 64 60 63 and Denis Istomin 64 63 26 61 in the opening 3 rounds.

 

  • Goffin is bidding to end an 8-match losing streak against Top 10 players at the Grand Slams and record his first victory over a Top 10 player at a major. He has a 3-28 win-loss record against Top 10 players at Tour-level overall.

 

  • Goffin is bidding to record his first match-win over a Top 20 player on grass. The highest-ranked player he has defeated on grass is No. 28 Bernard Tomic at 2012 Wimbledon.

 

  • By reaching the round of 16 here, Goffin has equalled his best Wimbledon result. He also reached the round of 16 here last year (l. Stan Wawrinka).

 

  • By reaching the round of 16 here for the 2nd time, Goffin has become the 2nd Belgian man to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon on multiple occasions after Malisse in 2002, 2004, 2011-12. This is his 5th straight appearance at Wimbledon and his 17th appearance at a Grand Slam overall.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  • If Goffin wins today, he will play either No. 28 seed Sam Querrey or Nicolas Mahut in the quarterfinals. He leads Querrey 1-0 and is level with Mahut at 1-1 in their previous meetings.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


 

7 RICHARD GASQUET (FRA) v NO. 12 JO-WILFRIED TSONGA (FRA)

Head-to-head: tied 4-4

2007     Wimbledon                  Grass (O)         R16      Gasquet           64 63 64

2007     Lyon                             Carpet (I)          R16      Tsonga             64 64

2007     AMS Paris                    Hard (I)            R32      Gasquet           75 76(3)

2008     Australian Open          Hard (O)          R16      Tsonga            62 67(5) 76(6) 63

2009     Brisbane                       Hard (O)           QF       Gasquet           16 64 62

2009     Rome-1000                   Clay (O)           R64      Gasquet           76(2) 64

2009     Tokyo                           Hard (O)           R16      Tsonga             46 62 62

2013     Australian Open          Hard (O)          R16      Tsonga            64 36 63 62

 

A 9th career meeting between the 2 players and their 4th at a Grand Slam. This is their 2nd meeting at Wimbledon, having played each other for the first time at Tour-level at this stage here in 2007, when Gasquet won in straight sets in their only career meeting on grass. Tsonga has won both of their Grand Slam meetings since then.

 

Gasquet is bidding to defeat Tsonga for the first time since 2009 Rome-1000.

 

Gasquet and Tsonga are 2 of the 4 French men to reach the round of 16 here along with Nicolas Mahut and Lucas Pouille – the most since 1929, when Jean Borotra, Henri Cochet, Christian Boussus and Pierre Henri Landry reached this stage. There have not been as many as 3 French men in the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam since 1947 Roland Garros, when Marcel Bernard, Pierre Pellizza and Yvon Petra achieved the feat.

 

If he wins today, Tsonga will take sole occupancy of the record for the most Grand Slam match-wins by a Frenchman. He is currently level with Jean Borotra in joint-1st on 103 Grand Slam match-wins. Gasquet sits in 4th place on the list.

 

Most Grand Slam match-wins by a Frenchman

Player Grand Slam win-loss
Jean Borotra

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Henri Cochet

Richard Gasquet

103-23

103-33

102-14

95-45

 

The winner of today’s match will climb the list for the most quarterfinal appearances at Wimbledon by a Frenchman in the Open Era. If Tsonga wins, he will tie Cedric Pioline in first place. If Gasquet wins, he will equal Guy Forget, Sebastien Grosjean, Henri Leconte and Tsonga in joint-2nd place.

 

                                   Most Wimbledon quarterfinals reached by a Frenchman (Open Era)

Cedric Pioline 4
Guy Forget

Sebastien Grosjean

Henri Leconte

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

3

3

3

3

Richard Gasquet 2

 

Gasquet and Tsonga are both bidding to climb the list for the most Wimbledon match-wins by a Frenchman. If Gasquet wins, he would take sole ownership of 5th place on the list. If Tsonga wins, he would join Gasquet and Rene Lacoste in joint-5th place.

Most Wimbledon wins by a Frenchman (all-time)

Jean Borotra 55-10
Henri Cochet 43-8
Jacques Brugnon 37-19
Christian Boussus 30-13
Richard Gasquet

Rene Lacoste

28-10

28-4

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 27-8
Henri Leconte 26-13

 

This is just the 3rd all-French meeting in the round of 16 at Wimbledon in the Open Era. Tsonga has featured in both of the 2 previous all-French meetings in the round of 16 here – losing to today’s opponent in 2007 but defeating Julien Benneteau at this stage in 2010.

 

Tsonga and Gasquet will be doubles partners at the 2016 Olympic Tennis Event after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June. Both are former Olympic doubles medallists – Tsonga won silver with Michael Llodra and Gasquet won bronze with Julien Benneteau at London 2012 at the All England Club.

 

Gasquet has won 10 of his last 11 matches against French opposition, with his only defeat to a French player in that time coming against Lucas Pouille at 2016 Monte Carlo-1000. Tsonga has won 6 of his last 7 matches against French opposition, with his only defeat in that time coming against Gael Monfils at 2016 Monte Carlo-1000.

 

GASQUET                                      v                                       TSONGA

 

30                                          Age                                          31

10                                   ATP Ranking                                   12

13                                         Titles                                         12

95-45                      Career Grand Slam Record                     103-33

28-10                            Wimbledon Record                             27-8

444-252                              Career Record                              371-172

56-25                         Career Record – Grass                         43-17

22-8                                  2016 Record                                  20-9

3-1                             2016 Record – Grass                             3-0

11-13                         Career Five-Set Record                          15-7

2                         Comebacks from 0-2 Down                         4

152-130                      Career Tiebreak Record                      173-126

6-2                            2016 Tiebreak Record                            8-7

 

  • GASQUET is bidding to reach the quarterfinals here for the 3rd time.

 

  • Gasquet advanced to the round of 16 after defeating Aljaz Bedene 63 64 63, Marcel Granollers 46 75 63 61 and Albert Ramos-Vinolas 26 76(5) 62 63 in the opening 3 rounds here.

 

  • Last year here Gasquet equalled his best Wimbledon performance, and his best performance at a Grand Slam, by reaching the semifinals (l. Novak Djokovic). He also reached the last four here in 2007 (l. Roger Federer) and at the 2013 US Open (l. Rafael Nadal). This is his 11th Wimbledon appearance and his 47th major overall.

 

  • In Grand Slam play this year, Gasquet missed the Australian Open with a back injury, but reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the first time (l. Andy Murray).

 

  • In 2016, Gasquet won the title in his first tournament of the year at Montpellier (d. Paul-Henri Mathieu) and reached the round of 16 at 4 other events – Indian Wells-1000 (l. Marin Cilic), Miami-1000 (l. Tomas Berdych), Madrid-1000
    (l. Kei Nishikori) and Rome-1000 (l. Nishikori).

 

  • Prior to coming here, Gasquet fell in the 1st round at Queen’s (l. Steve Johnson). His career-best grass court performance is winning the titles at Nottingham in 2005 (d. Max Mirnyi) and 2006 (d. Jonas Bjorkman).

 

  • If he wins today, Gasquet will play either No. 2 seed Murray or No. 15 seed Nick Kyrgios in the quarterfinals. He trails Murray 3-8 but leads Kyrgios 5-2 in their previous meetings.

 

  • Gasquet was named ITF Junior Boys’ World Champion in 2002 after winning the boys’ singles at Roland Garros
    (d. Laurent Recouderc) and the US Open (d. Marcos Baghdatis). He never played at Junior Wimbledon.

 

  • Gasquet is coached by Sergi Bruguera, who reached the round of 16 at 1994 Wimbledon, and Sebastien Grosjean, who is a 2-time Wimbledon semifinalist.

 

  • TSONGA is bidding to reach the quarterfinals here for the first time since 2012.

 

  • Tsonga advanced to the round of 16 after defeating Inigo Cervantes 64 76(5) 64, Juan Monaco 61 64 63 and No. 18 seed John Isner 67(3) 36 76(5) 62 1917 in the opening 3 rounds.

 

  • Tsonga’s 5-set win over Isner in the 3rd round was his 4th career comeback from 0-2 down and his 2nd 0-2 comeback at Wimbledon. He also came back from 0-2 down against Roger Federer here in the quarterfinals in 2011. Tsonga has won all 6 of the 5-set matches he has contested at Wimbledon and has a 15-7 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

 

  • Tsonga is bidding to end a 6-match losing streak against Top 10 opposition on grass. He has not defeated a Top 10 player on grass since defeating Federer here in 5-sets in 2011. He has a 3-8 win-loss record against Top 10 opposition on grass overall.

 

  • Last year here, Tsonga lost to Ivo Karlovic in the 3rd round. This is his 9th Wimbledon appearance and his 34th major overall.

 

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

 

  • Tsonga’s best Grand Slam performance is finishing as runner-up at the 2008 Australian Open. Unseeded, he defeated 3 Top 10 players before losing to Djokovic in the final.

 

  • In Grand Slam play this year, Tsonga reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. Kei Nishikori) and was forced to retire with an adductor injury in the 3rd round at Roland Garros when leading Ernests Gulbis 5-2.

 

  • In 2016, Tsonga’s best performances are reaching the semifinals at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Gael Monfils), the quarterfinals at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Djokovic) and the round of 16 in Melbourne.

 

  • If he wins today, Tsonga will play either No. 2 seed Murray or No. 15 seed Nick Kyrgios in the quarterfinals. He trails Murray 2-12 but has never faced Kyrgios.

 

  • Tsonga’s best grass court result is reaching the final at 2011 Queen’s (l. Murray) and the semifinals at Wimbledon.

 

  • Tsonga reached the semifinals at 2003 Junior Wimbledon, losing to eventual champion Florin Mergea. He also won the 2003 US Open boys’ title and finished the year ranked junior world No. 2 behind Marcos Baghdatis.

 

  • Tsonga started working with Nicolas Escude, who was a Wimbledon quarterfinalist in 2001, and Thierry Ascione, who lost in the 1st round here in 2004 and 2008, in October 2013.

 

10 TOMAS BERDYCH (CZE) v JIRI VESELY (CZE)

Head-to-head: Berdych leads 1-0

2015    Shenzhen         Hard (O)           QF       Berdych            63 62

 

A 2nd career meeting for Berdych and Vesely. Berdych won their only previous meeting comfortably, defeating Vesely in straight sets at Shenzhen last year.

 

This is the first time that there have been multiple Czech men in the round of 16 at a Grand Slam since 2009 Wimbledon, when Berdych and Radek Stepanek reached this stage.

 

It is the first all-Czech meeting at Wimbledon since 2008 when Stepanek defeated Jan Hernych in the 1st round. The last time there was an all-Czech meeting at a Grand Slam was at 2015 Roland Garros when Berdych defeated Stepanek in the 2nd round.

 

Vesely is one of just 4 men to reach the round of 16 here without dropping a set, along with Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Milos Raonic.

 

BERDYCH                                      v                                        VESELY

 

30                                          Age                                          22*

9                                    ATP Ranking                                   64

12                                         Titles                                          1

128-51                     Career Grand Slam Record                      10-12

35-12                            Wimbledon Record                              6-2

568-295                              Career Record                               54-68

56-24                         Career Record – Grass                           9-6

26-12                                 2016 Record                                 14-14

3-1                             2016 Record – Grass                             5-2

19-8                          Career Five-Set Record                          2-3

2                         Comebacks from 0-2 Down                         0

190-157                      Career Tiebreak Record                        35-37

8-6                            2016 Tiebreak Record                           7-12

*Turns 23 on 10 July

 

  • 2010 finalist BERDYCH is bidding to reach his 4th Wimbledon quarterfinal. This is his 13th consecutive Wimbledon appearance.

 

  • Berdych is aiming to reach his 3rd consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal, having reached his 6th straight quarterfinal at the Australian Open (l. Federer) and his 3rd quarterfinal at Roland Garros (l. Djokovic) earlier this year.

 

  • Berdych advanced to the round of 16 after defeating Ivan Dodig 76(5) 57 61 76(2), Benjamin Becker 64 61 62 and No. 24 seed Alexander Zverev 63 64 46 61 in the opening 3 rounds.

 

  • Berdych is on an 11-match winning-streak against his compatriots. He has not lost to another Czech player since he was defeated by Robin Vik at 2006 Dubai. Overall, he has a 14-3 win-loss record against his countrymen.

 

  • Berdych is looking to take sole ownership of 2nd place on the list of Czechs with most appearances in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. He is currently tied in 2nd place with Jan Kodes. Ivan Lendl tops the list with 7 Wimbledon quarterfinal appearances. Berdych is aiming to reach his 15th Grand Slam quarterfinal – he is 2nd place behind Lendl (34) on the list of Czechs with the most appearances in Grand Slam quarterfinals.

 

  • Berdych has not lost to a player ranked as low as No. 64 today’s opponent at a Grand Slam since the 1st round at 2013 Roland Garros where he was defeated by No. 109 Gael Monfils. His last defeat to a player ranked this low at Wimbledon was in 2012, when he lost to No. 87 Ernests Gulbis in the 1st round.

 

  • If Berdych wins today, he will face either No. 19 seed Bernard Tomic or No. 32 seed Lucas Pouille in the quarterfinals. Berdych has beaten Tomic on all 4 of their previous meetings – including 2 matches at Wimbledon – but has never played Pouille.

 

  • Berdych’s best result here – and at a Grand Slam – came as No. 12 seed in 2010 when he finished runner-up. He defeated No. 1 Roger Federer in the quarterfinals and No. 3 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals before losing to Rafael Nadal 63 75 64 in the final. Last year here as No. 6 seed he fell in the round of 16 (l. Gilles Simon).

 

  • As well as reaching 2 Grand Slam quarterfinals, Berdych’s other 2016 highlights include reaching the semifinals at Doha (l. Djokovic) and Marseille (l. Nick Kyrgios) and the quarterfinals at Dubai (l. Kyrgios), Miami-1000 (l. Djokovic) and Madrid-1000 (l. Andy Murray).

 

  • Berdych warmed up for Wimbledon at Halle, where he fell to Marcos Baghdatis in the 1st round.

 

  • One of Berdych’s 12 career singles titles has come on grass – at 2007 Halle (d. Baghdatis).

 

  • Berdych has been a permanent fixture in the Top 10 since 5 July 2010. He has been seeded at every Grand Slam event he has played since the 2005 US Open and sits in 2nd place behind Federer (59) on the list for the most consecutive seedings at a Grand Slam with 44. He plays here seeded No. 10 – his lowest Grand Slam seeding since 2010 Wimbledon when he was seeded No. 12.

 

  • Since making his debut at the 2003 US Open, Berdych has played in every Grand Slam event. This is his 52nd straight Grand Slam appearance which puts him in 6th place on the men’s list for the longest streak of Open Era Grand Slam singles appearances.

 

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

 

  • Berdych will play in the singles and doubles (with Radek Stepanek) at the Olympic Tennis Event on 6-14 August after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June.

 

  • Berdych is currently without a coach, having split with Dani Vallverdu following Rome-1000. His fitness coach is Azuz Simcich and his physio is Per Bastholt.

 

  • Lefthander VESELY is bidding to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam for the first time.

 

  • Vesely advanced to the round of 16 after defeating qualifier Igor Sijsling 62 64 76(7), No. 8 seed Dominic Thiem 76(4) 76(5) 76(3) and No. 31 seed Joao Sousa 62 62 75 in the opening 3 rounds.

 

  • Vesely’s win over Thiem was his 2nd career victory over a Top 10 player this year, having also defeated No. 1 Novak Djokovic at 2016 Monte Carlo-1000. He has a 2-9 win-loss record over Top 10 players overall and a 1-2 win-loss record against Top 10 players at the majors.

 

  • Vesely is the only lefthander to reach the round of 16 from the 17 who started the men’s draw. The last lefthanders to reach the round of 16 here were Feliciano Lopez and Rafael Nadal in 2014. The last lefthander to reach the quarterfinals here was Fernando Verdasco in 2013.

 

  • If Vesely wins today, he will face either No. 19 seed Bernard Tomic or No. 32 seed Lucas Pouille in the quarterfinals. Vesely lost his only previous match against Tomic. He has never played a Tour-level match against Pouille, but won both when the pair met at the 2013 Bratislava Challenger (SVK) and in qualifying for 2015 Auckland.

 

  • By reaching the round of 16 here, Vesely has recorded his best Grand Slam result. His previous best Grand Slam performance was reaching the 3rd round as a wild card on his Wimbledon debut in 2014 (l. Nick Kyrgios) and as a direct acceptance at the 2015 US Open (l. John Isner).

 

  • Last year here, Vesely fell to wild card James Ward in the 2nd round. This is his 3rd Wimbledon appearance and his 13th Grand Slam overall.

 

  • At the Grand Slams this year, Vesely fell in 5-sets to Renzo Olivo in the 1st round at the Australian Open and reached the 2nd round at Roland Garros (d. Rajeev Ram, l. Nicolas Almagro).

 

  • Vesely won the only 5-set match he has played at Wimbledon, defeating Gael Monfils in 5-sets in the 2nd round in 2014. He has a 2-3 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

 

  • Vesely is contesting his 7th Tour-level grass court event. Prior to coming here, he reached the 2nd round as a lucky loser at Queen’s (d. Jeremy Chardy, l. Milos Raonic) and as a direct acceptance at Nottingham (d. Horacio Zeballos, Gilles Muller).

 

  • Vesely’s best results in 2016 are reaching the semifinals at Marrakech (l. Borna Coric), the quarterfinals at Istanbul (l. Grigor Dimitrov) and the 3rd round at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Gael Monfils) – the only 3 times he has recorded back-to-back Tour-level match-wins prior to coming here this year. He also reached the semifinals at the Rome Challenger (ITA).

 

  • Vesely has won one Tour-level title – as a qualifier at 2015 Auckland (d. Adrian Mannarino). He was the first Czech to win the Auckland crown since Jiri Novak in 1996.

 

  • Vesely reached a career-high ranking of No. 35 in April 2015 after reaching the final at Bucharest. He plays here ranked No. 64.

 

  • Vesely was 2011 ITF Junior World Champion. He won the boys’ singles and doubles titles at the 2011 Junior Australian Open and finished runner-up at the 2011 Junior US Open (l. Oliver Golding). He won a gold medal alongside Golding at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010. He reached the 3rd round on his 2 appearances at Junior Wimbledon in 2010 and 2011.

 

  • Vesely will play in the singles and doubles (with Lukas Rosol) at the Olympic Tennis Event on 6-14 August after the ITF announced the Rio 2016 entries on 30 June.

 

  • Vesely is coached by Jaroslav Machovsky. His fitness coach is Jozef Ivanko.

 


19 BERNARD TOMIC (AUS) v NO. 32 LUCAS POUILLE (FRA)

Head-to-head: first meeting

 

Tomic and Pouille are 2 of the 4 players aged 23 or under who have reached the round of 16 here along with Nick Kyrgios and Jiri Vesely. The last time there were this many players aged 23 or under at this stage of a Grand Slam was at the 2012 US Open when there were also 4 (Marin Cilic, Juan Martin del Potro, Martin Klizan and Milos Raonic). The last time this many players aged 23 or under reached this stage at Wimbledon was in 2010 (Daniel Brands, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Sam Querrey).

 

                            TOMIC                                         v                                       POUILLE

 

23                                          Age                                          22

19                                   ATP Ranking                                   30

3                                          Titles                                          0

37-25                      Career Grand Slam Record                       5-9

13-6                             Wimbledon Record                              3-1

151-130                              Career Record                               34-35

27-21                         Career Record – Grass                           3-4

22-15                                 2016 Record                                 18-13

8-3                             2016 Record – Grass                             3-2

8-2                           Career Five-Set Record                          0-1

2                         Comebacks from 0-2 Down                         0

86-75                        Career Tiebreak Record                         23-8

8-13                           2016 Tiebreak Record                           11-3

 

  • TOMIC is bidding to equal his best Grand Slam performance and reach the quarterfinals here for the 2nd time.

 

  • Tomic progressed to the round of 16 after defeating Fernando Verdasco 46 63 63 36 64, qualifier Radu Albot 76(3) 63 67(6) 63 and No. 14 seed Roberto Bautista Agut 62 64 64 in the opening 3 rounds. His victory against Verdasco in the 1st round improved his 5-set win-loss record to 8-2. He has won all 4 of the 5-set matches he has contested at Wimbledon.

 

  • Tomic is one of 2 Australian men into the round of 16 here, alongside Nick Kyrgios. The last time there were multiple Australian men in the round of 16 here was in 2004 when Lleyton Hewitt and Mark Philippoussis reached the last 16. The last time there were multiple Australian men in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam was at 2000 Wimbledon when Philippoussis and Patrick Rafter reached the last 8.

 

  • If Tomic wins today, he will face either No. 10 seed Tomas Berdych or Jiri Vesely in the quarterfinals. Tomic has won his only match with Vesely, but lost all 4 of his meetings with Berdych including the 2 times they have played at Wimbledon.

 

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

 

  • Tomic’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the quarterfinals as a qualifier at 2011 Wimbledon (l. Djokovic). He was the youngest man since Boris Becker in 1986 to reach the last 8 here. He has reached the round of 16 here once before, in 2013 (l. Berdych), and also reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open on 3 occasions – in 2012 (l. Roger Federer), 2015 (l. Berdych) and 2016 (l. Andy Murray).

 

  • Also at the Grand Slams this year, Tomic reached the 2nd round at Roland Garros (l. Borna Coric).

 

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

 

  • Tomic also played 2 best-of-5-sets matches on grass in Davis Cup action this year. He defeated Jack Sock and lost to John Isner as USA defeated Australia 3-1 in their World Group first round tie in Kooyong in March. Tomic has played Davis Cup since 2010 and has a 16-4 win-loss record in the competition.

 

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

 

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

 

  • Tomic is coached by his father John.

 

  • POUILLE is through to the round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the first time.

 

  • Pouille advanced to the round of 16 here after defeating qualifier Marius Copil 64 46 64 61, Donald Young 64 63 63 and Juan Martin del Potro 67(4) 76(6) 75 61 in the opening 2 rounds.

 

  • By reaching the round of 16 here, Pouille has recorded his best Grand Slam performance. His previous best result at a major was reaching the 2nd round at Roland Garros on 2 occasions – as a wild card on his Grand Slam debut in 2013 (l. Grigor Dimitrov) and as No. 29 seed in 2016 (l. Andrej Martin).

 

  • Pouille is one of 4 Frenchman to reach the round of 16 here along with Richard Gasquet, Nicolas Mahut and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – the most at Wimbledon since 1929 when Henri Cochet, Christian Boussus, Pierre Henri Landry and Jean Borotra reached this stage.

 

  • Pouille has won 5 of his 11 meetings with Top 20 opposition in 2016. His best win came against No. 8 David Ferrer in the 3rd round at 2016 Miami-1000. He has a 6-11 win-loss record against Top 20 opponents at Tour-level and has lost all 4 of his meetings with Top 20 opponents at Grand Slams.

 

  • Pouille has never defeated a seeded player at a Grand Slam. He has lost all 5 of his meetings with seeded opposition at the majors, most recently to Milos Raonic in the 1st round at the 2016 Australian Open.

 

  • If Pouille wins today, he will face either No. 10 seed Tomas Berdych or Jiri Vesely in the quarterfinals. Pouille has never met either player at Tour-level, but lost to Vesely at both the 2013 Bratislava Challenger (SVK) and in qualifying for 2015 Auckland.

 

  • Last year here on his Wimbledon debut, Pouille lost in the 1st round to Kevin Anderson. He has lost in the 1st round in 7 of his 9 previous Grand Slam appearances. He failed to qualify here in 2014. This is his 2nd Wimbledon appearance and his 10th Grand Slam overall.

 

  • By defeating Copil in the 1st round here, Pouille recorded his first Tour-level match-win on grass and ended an 8-match losing streak on grass at any level. He had won just 3 matches on grass at Tour, Challenger or Futures level prior to coming here – in qualifying for the main draw at 2013 ’s-Hertogebosch.

 

  • Prior to coming here, Pouille fell in the 1st round at both Stuttgart (l. John Millman) and Halle (l. Kei Nishikori).

 

  • Pouille’s best results in 2016 are reaching his first Tour-level final at Bucharest (l. Fernando Verdasco) and his first Masters-1000 semifinal as a lucky loser at Rome-1000 (l. Andy Murray). He also reached the quarterfinals at Brisbane
    (l. Milos Raonic), the round of 16 at Miami-1000 (l. Gilles Simon) and the 3rd round as a wild card at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga).

 

  • Pouille broke into the Top 50 for the first time at No. 31 after reaching the semifinals at Rome-1000 and reached a career-high ranking of No. 29 after reaching the 2nd round at Roland Garros. He plays here ranked No. 30. He was seeded at a Grand Slam for the first time at 2016 Roland Garros at No. 29, but plays here seeded No. 32.

 

  • Pouille has never won a 5-set match at Tour-level. He lost to Gael Monfils in the only 5-set match he has contested at the 2015 Australian Open.

 

  • Pouille reached a career-high ranking of No. 23 on the junior circuit. He reached the quarterfinals of the boys’ event at the 2011 Australian Open and the 2nd round as a wild card at 2010 junior Roland Garros. He never played at junior Wimbledon. He was a member of the French team that finished runner-up to USA at the 2008 World Junior Tennis Finals.

 

  • Pouille has entered the men’s doubles here with Adrian Mannarino. The pair lost to No. 1 seeds and compatriots Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut in the 1st round when Mannarino was forced to retired with an elbow injury.

 

  • Pouille is coached by Emmanuel Planque.


 

28 SAM QUERREY (USA) v NICOLAS MAHUT (FRA)

Head-to-head: Mahut leads 2-0

2015     US Open                     Hard (O)           R128    Mahut             75 76(6) 75

2016     ’s-Hertogenbosch          Grass (O)         SF        Mahut               67(5) 64 64

 

A 3rd career meeting for the 2 players and their 2nd at a Grand Slam. Mahut has won both of their 2 previous encounters, including their only meeting on grass en route to winning the title at ’s-Hertogenbosch prior to coming here.

 

Querrey and Mahut are 2 of the 8 grass court titlists through to the round of 16 here from the 24 who started the men’s main draw. Mahut has won 4 Tour-level titles on grass, while Querrey won his only grass court title at 2010 Queen’s.

 

QUERREY                                      v                                        MAHUT

 

28                                          Age                                          34

41                                   ATP Ranking                                   51

8                                          Titles                                          4

38-37                      Career Grand Slam Record                      24-42

11-8                             Wimbledon Record                             9-10

280-226                              Career Record                              150-186

48-30                         Career Record – Grass                         63-34

23-14                                 2016 Record                                 17-13

7-3                             2016 Record – Grass                             8-1

4-10                          Career Five-Set Record                          3-8

1                         Comebacks from 0-2 Down                         1

137-136                      Career Tiebreak Record                       75-103

16-11                          2016 Tiebreak Record                            7-7

 

  • QUERREY is bidding to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal.

 

  • Querrey is one of 2 Americans through to the round of 16 here along with Steve Johnson – the first time multiple American men have reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon since Brian Baker and Mardy Fish lost at this stage in 2012. The last time multiple American men reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon was in 2000, when Andre Agassi, Jan-Michael Gambill and Pete Sampras achieved the feat.

 

  • Querrey and Johnson are bidding to become the first American men to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon since Fish fell in the last 8 in 2011. They are also looking to become the first American men to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam since John Isner and Andy Roddick fell in the last 8 at the 2011 US Open.

 

  • Querrey advanced to the round of 16 after defeating Lukas Rosol 67(6) 67(5) 64 62 12-10 to record his first 5-set win from 0-2 down, Thomaz Bellucci 64 63 62 and No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic 76(6) 61 36 76(5).

 

  • By defeating No. 1 Djokovic in the 3rd round, Querrey became the first American to beat a world No. 1 at Wimbledon since Kevin Curren defeated John McEnroe in the quarterfinals in 1985. He was the first American to beat a World No. 1 at a Grand Slam since Andre Agassi defeated Lleyton Hewitt in the semifinals at the 2002 US Open. He was the first man to defeat Djokovic before the round of 16 at a major since Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated Djokovic in the 3rd round at Roland Garros.

 

  • If he wins today, Querrey will play either No. 6 seed Milos Raonic or No. 11 seed David Goffin in the quarterfinals. He leads Raonic 2-1 but trails Goffin 0-1 in their previous meetings.

 

  • By reaching the round of 16 here, Querrey has equalled his best Grand Slam performance. He also reached the round of 16 here in 2010 (l. Andy Murray) and at the US Open in 2008 (l. Rafael Nadal) and 2010 (l. Stan Wawrinka).

 

  • Last year here, Querrey lost to Roger Federer in the 2nd round. This is his 9th Wimbledon appearance and his 38th Grand Slam overall.

 

  • In Grand Slam play this year, Querrey retired due to cramping after the 4th set of his 1st round match against Dusan Lajovic at the Australian Open and lost to Bjorn Fratangelo in the 1st round at Roland Garros. By reaching the round of 16 here, Querrey has won back-to-back matches at a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2014 US Open, where he lost in the 3rd round to Djokovic.
  • In 2012 Querrey contested the 2nd longest men’s singles match in Wimbledon history, losing in the 3rd round to Marin Cilic 76(6) 64 67(2) 67(3) 17-15 in 5 hours 31 minutes. He has 2-4 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon, and a 4-10 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

 

  • Querrey’s best grass court result is winning the title as No. 7 seed at 2010 Queen’s (d. Mardy Fish). He has also reached 2 other finals on grass – at 2009 Newport (l. Rajeev Ram) and 2015 Nottingham (l. Denis Istomin).

 

  • Querrey warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the semifinals as No. 5 seed at ’s-Hertogenbosh, losing to eventual champion Mahut. He also reached the 2nd round as No. 5 seed at Nottingham (l. Marcos Baghdatis) but fell in the 1st round at Queen’s (l. Roberto Bautista Agut).

 

  • Querrey’s best result this year is winning his 8th career title at Delray Beach (d. Ram). He also reached the semifinals at Memphis (l. Kei Nishikori), Acapulco (l. Dominic Thiem) and ’s-Hertogenbosch.

 

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

 

  • Querrey has entered the men’s doubles here with Steve Johnson. They lost to No. 14 seeds Radek Stepanek/Nenad Zimonjic 76(4) 63 in the 1st round.

 

  • Querry is coached by Craig Boynton, who also works with Steve Johnson.

 

  • MAHUT is through to the round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the first time.

 

  • By reaching the round of 16 here aged 34 years 171 days, Nicolas Mahut has become the oldest man in the Open Era to reach the round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the first time.

 

  • Mahut is one of 4 French men to reach the round of 16 here along with Richard Gasquet, Lucas Pouille and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – the most since 1929, when Jean Borotra, Henri Cochet, Christian Boussus and Pierre Henri Landry reached this stage.

 

  • Mahut advanced to the round of 16 after defeating wild card Brydan Klein 76(0) 64 64, No. 13 seed David Ferrer 61 64 63 and doubles partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert 76(5) 64 36 63. His win against Herbert was his 150th Tour-level match-win.

 

  • Mahut’s victory over No. 14 Ferrer in the 2nd round here is the best Grand Slam match-win of his career and his first victory over a Top 20 player at a major on his 14th attempt.

 

  • By reaching the round of 16 here, Mahut has recorded his best Grand Slam performance. His previous best performance at a major was reaching the 3rd round at Wimbledon in 2006 (l. Roger Federer), at the 2012 Australian Open (l. Novak Djokovic) and twice at Roland Garros – in 2012 (l. Federer) and 2015 (l. Gilles Simon).

 

  • If he wins today, Mahut will play either No. 6 seed Milos Raonic or No. 11 seed David Goffin in the quarterfinals. He leads has never faced Raonic and is level with Goffin at 1-1 in their previous meetings.

 

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

 

  • Mahut’s best results in 2016 are successfully defending the title as a wild card at ’s-Hertogenbosch (d. Gilles Muller) and reaching the semifinals as a qualifier at Rotterdam (l. Martin Klizan) – the only other times he has recorded 3 straight Tour-level match-wins this year.

 

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

 

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

 

  • Mahut has won 4 Tour-level titles – 3 at ’s-Hertogenbosch – in 2013 (d. Stan Wawrinka), 2015 (d. David Goffin) and this year, and also 2013 Newport (d. Lleyton Hewitt). All 4 of his career titles have come on grass.

 

  • Mahut has won 15 career doubles titles with 6 different partners. He became world No. 1 in doubles in June this year but plays here at No. 2.
  • Mahut entered the men’s doubles event here as No. 1 seed with Herbert. The pair defeated compatriots Adrian Mannarino/Lucas Pouille in the 1st round after Mannarino retired with an elbow injury after Herbert/Mahut had taken the opening set 64. Herbert/Mahut will play Stephane Robert/Dudi Sela in the 2nd round.

 

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

 

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

 

**** Statistics provided by the ITF and Grand Slam media

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