June 28, 2016

2016 Wimbledon – Day 2 Men’s Preview

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

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Featured matches

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

This is the first all-British men’s meeting at a Grand Slam since the 2006 US Open when Tim Henman defeated Greg Rusedski in the 1st round. The last time there was an all-British encounter at Wimbledon was in 2001 when Barry Cowan defeated Mark Hilton in the 1st round and Tim Henman defeated Martin Lee in the 2nd round.

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

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

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

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

    MURRAY    v    BROADY

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

•    2013 Wimbledon champion MURRAY is bidding to become the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon titles since Fred Perry, who won the title here from 1934-36 [see Preview page 2].

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Head-to-head: first meeting

    WAWRINKA    v    FRITZ

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

•    Wawrinka has lost in the 1st round here 5 times – in 2005 (l. Fabrice Santoro), 2007 (l. Michael Llodra), 2010
(l. Denis Istomin), 2012 (l. Jurgen Melzer) and 2013 (l. Lleyton Hewitt). His loss to No. 70 Hewitt here in 2013 was the last time he was defeated by a player ranked as low as today’s opponent at a major.

•    Wawrinka is a 2-time Grand Slam champion. He won his first Grand Slam title in his first Grand Slam final at the 2014 Australian Open (d. Rafael Nadal) and also won 2015 Roland Garros (d. Novak Djokovic). He defeated both the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds en route to each of his Grand Slam wins and is the only player to have achieved the feat en route to winning a Grand Slam since Sergi Bruguera won 1993 Roland Garros. He is one of 6 Grand Slam champions to start in the men’s draw here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

•    Wawrinka started working with former world No. 2 Magnus Norman, whose best result at Wimbledon was reaching the 3rd round in 1997 and 1999, in 2013.

•    FRITZ is bidding to reach the 2nd round on his Wimbledon debut and record his best Grand Slam result.

•    Fritz is making his 3rd Grand Slam appearance. He lost in the 1st round on his 2 previous appearances at a major – as a qualifier at the 2016 Australian Open, where he fell to Jack Sock in 5-sets, and as a direct acceptance at 2016 Roland Garros (l. Borna Coric). He failed to qualify as a wild card at the US Open in 2014 and 2015.

•    Fritz’s career-best result is reaching his first Tour-level final in just his 3rd Tour-level event as a wild card at 2016 Memphis (l. Kei Nishikori). He was the 5th 18-year-old American to reach a Tour-level final in the last 30 years after Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, Andy Roddick and Pete Sampras. He broke into the Top 100 for the first time as a result.

•    Also in 2016, Fritz reached the quarterfinals as a qualifier at Acapulco (l. Sam Querrey). In Challenger play, he won the title at the Happy Valley Challenger (AUS) (d. Dudi Sela) and reached the semiifnals at the Le Gosier Challenger (GUD) (l. Malek Jaziri).

•    Fritz warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the 2nd round at Stuttgart (d. Fabrice Martin, l. Roger Federer). He climbed to a career-high ranking of No. 63 as a result. He fell in the 1st round as a wild card at Halle (l. Yuichi Sugita) and as a direct acceptance at Nottingham (l. Adrian Mannarino).

•    Fritz is bidding to record just his 3rd Tour-level match-win on grass. As well as defeating Martin at 2016 Nottingham, he also reached the 2nd round at 2015 Nottingham (d. Pablo Carreno Busta, l. Feliciano Lopez). This is his 5th Tour-level event on grass.

•    Fritz is bidding to end a 5-match losing streak against Top 20 opposition. The highest-ranked player he has defeated is No. 29 Steve Johnson at 2016 Memphis.

•    Fritz ended 2015 as the junior world No. 1 and was presented with the ITF Junior World Champion award during 2016 Roland Garros. In 2015, he won the boys’ singles title at the US Open (d. Tommy Paul) and finished runner-up in the boys’ singles at Roland Garros (l. Paul). He reached the semifinals of the boys’ singles at Wimbledon in 2014
(l. Noah Rubin) and 2015 (l. Reilly Opelka).

•    Also at junior level in 2015, Fritz finished runner-up at the inaugural ITF Junior Masters in Chengdu (l. Andrey Rublev). His runner-up finish saw him earn $13,000 in travel grants to help with his senior career.

•    Fritz, the youngest man in the draw at 18 years 256 days, is one of 3 teenagers to start the men’s main draw here along with Borna Coric and Alexander Zverev.

•    Both of Fritz’s parents were professional tennis players. His mother, Kathy, is a former Top 10 player.

•    Fritz got engaged to Raquel Pedraza during 2016 Roland Garros, proposing in front of the Eiffel Tower.

•    Fritz is coached by David Nainkin and Christian Groh. His fitness trainer is Rodney Marshall.

NO. 7 RICHARD GASQUET (FRA) v ALJAZ BEDENE (GBR)
Head-to-head: first meeting

    GASQUET    v    BEDENE

    30    Age    26
    10    ATP Ranking (27 June)    56
    13    Titles    0
    92-45    Career Grand Slam Record    4-12
    25-10    Wimbledon Record    1-3
    441-252    Career Record    49-64
    53-25    Career Record – Grass    5-8
    19-8    2016 Record    10-14
    0-1    2016 Record – Grass    2-2
    11-13    Career Five-Set Record    2-0
    2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
    151-130    Career Tiebreak Record    26-23
    5-2    2016 Tiebreak Record    8-8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•    BEDENE is bidding to record his 50th Tour-level match-win.

•    Last year here Bedene recorded his first Wimbledon match-win when he defeated Radek Stepanek in 5-sets in the 1st round before losing to Viktor Troicki in the 2nd round. He is contesting his 4th Wimbledon and his 13th Grand Slam event overall.

•    Bedene’s best Grand Slam performance came at 2016 Roland Garros, where he reached the 3rd round (l. Novak Djokovic).

•    Prior to coming here, Bedene reached the 2nd round at both ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Bernard Tomic) and Queen’s
(l. Andy Murray).

•    Bedene’s best result of the year is reaching the semifinals at Chennai (l. Borna Coric). That result, and reaching the 3rd round at Roland Garros, are the only times he has recorded back-to-back Tour-level match-wins this year. He also reached the final at the Irving Challenger (USA) (l. Marcel Granollers).

•    Bedene is bidding for his first victory over a Top 10 opponent on his 10th attempt. The highest-ranked player he has defeated is No. 11 Gilles Simon at 2015 Winston Salem.

•    Bedene is one of 15 British players in the men’s and women’s singles’ draws at Wimbledon – the most since 2006 when there were also 15. 8 of them did not use wildcard entry. The last time as many as 8 British players played in the main draw at Wimbledon without using a wildcard was in 1985. 9 British men start the main draw here this year – the most since 2006 when there were 10.

•    Bedene was a member of the 18 & Under International Team in North America in 2007, funded by the Grand Slam Development Fund.

•    Bedene changed nationality from Slovenian to British in March 2015.

•    Bedene is coached by James Davidson. His fitness trainer is Martin Skinner.


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

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

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

    THIEM    v    MAYER

    22    Age    32
    8    ATP Ranking (27 June)    80
    7    Titles    2
    16-10    Career Grand Slam Record    36-37
    1-2    Wimbledon Record    15-9
    111-70    Career Record    228-221
    8-7    Career Record – Grass    33-18
    47-12    2016 Record    7-4
    6-1    2016 Record – Grass    6-1
    2-2    Career Five-Set Record    8-5
    1    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    3
    48-44    Career Tiebreak Record    81-74
    18-10    2016 Tiebreak Record    3-2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•    Mayer is coached by Tobias Summerer.

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

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

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

    BERDYCH    v    DODIG

    30    Age    31
    9    ATP Ranking (27 June)    74
    12    Titles    1
    125-51    Career Grand Slam Record    15-22
    32-12    Wimbledon Record    4-4
    565-295    Career Record    118-138
    53-24    Career Record – Grass    17-13
    23-12    2016 Record    7-10
    0-1    2016 Record – Grass    1-2
    19-8    Career Five-Set Record    6-5
    2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    2
    188-157    Career Tiebreak Record    59-53
    6-6    2016 Tiebreak Record    6-1

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

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

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

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

•    Also in 2016, Berdych reached the semifinals at Doha (l. Djokovic) and Marseille (l. Nick Kyrgios) and the quarterfinals at Dubai (l. Kyrgios), Miami-1000 (l. Djokovic) and Madrid-1000 (l. Andy Murray).

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

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

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

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

•    Berdych has not lost to a player ranked as low as No. 74 Dodig at a Grand Slam since he fell to No. 109 Gael Monfils in the 1st round at 2013 Roland Garros. He has twice lost to a player ranked as low as Dodig at Wimbledon – falling in the 1st round to No. 80 Julien Benneteau in 2004 and No. 87 Ernests Gulbis in 2012.

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

•    DODIG is competing in singles at Wimbledon for the first time since 2013.

•    Dodig failed to qualify here last year, falling to Horacio Zeballos in the final round of qualifying. He missed 2014 Wimbledon with a rib injury.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•    Dodig is coached by his brother, Mladen Dodig.


NO. 12 JO-WILFRIED TSONGA (FRA) v INIGO CERVANTES (ESP)
Head-to-head: first meeting

    TSONGA    v    CERVANTES
    
    31    Age    26
    12    ATP Ranking (27 June)    75
    12    Titles    0
    100-33    Career Grand Slam Record    1-3
    24-8    Wimbledon Record    1-1
    368-172    Career Record    14-24
    40-17    Career Record – Grass    1-2
    17-9    2016 Record    10-16
    0-0    2016 Record – Grass    0-1
    14-7    Career Five-Set Record    1-0
    3    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
    171-125    Career Tiebreak Record    5-10
    6-6    2016 Tiebreak Record    5-7

•    This is TSONGA’S 9th Wimbledon appearance and his 34th major overall. He has never lost in the 1st round here.

•    Last year here, Tsonga lost to Ivo Karlovic in the 3rd round.

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

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

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

•    Tsonga’s victory over Marcos Baghdatis in the 2nd round at Roland Garros was his 100th Grand Slam match-win. He is looking to close the gap on Jean Borotra (103 Grand Slam match-wins) and Henri Cochet (102) on the list of Frenchmen with the most Grand Slam match-wins.

•    In 2016, Tsonga’s best performances are reaching the semifinals at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Gael Monfils), the quarterfinals at Indian Wells-1000 (l. Djokovic) and the round of 16 in Melbourne.
    
•    Tsonga did not compete in a grass-court warm-up prior to coming here. In the Open Era, just 7 different men have won the Wimbledon title without playing warm-up event on grass.
    
•    Tsonga is one of 16 Frenchmen in the men’s singles draw at Wimbledon this year – an Open Era record. The previous record was 15 in 2007, 2011 and 2013.

•    Tsonga has won 14 of the 18 matches he has played against Spanish opposition at Grand Slams. He has never lost to a Spanish player at Wimbledon.

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

•    Tsonga is coached by Thierry Ascione and Nicolas Escude, who reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2001.

•    CERVANTES is contesting his 2nd Wimbledon and his 4th major overall.

•    Cervantes’ best performance here – and at a major – is reaching the 2nd round as a qualifier on his Grand Slam debut in 2012 (l. Mikhail Youzhny).

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Cervantes made his debut at the Australian Open but fell in the 1st round to Evgeny Donskoy. He also made his debut at Roland Garros, losing in the 1stg round to Dominic Thiem.

•    Prior to coming here, Cervantes lost in the 1st round at ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Igor Sijsling) in his only grass-court warm-up event.

•    Cervantes’ best result of the year is reaching the semifinals at Sao Paulo (l. Pablo Carreno Busta). This is the only time he has recorded back-to-back Tour-level match-wins in 2016.

•    Cervantes has never beaten a French player in a Tour-level match. He has lost both his previous meetings with French opponents, to Lucas Pouille at 2015 Hamburg and to Benoit Paire at 2016 Monte Carlo-1000.

•    Cervantes has never defeated a player ranked as high as No. 12 today’s opponent. The best win of his career came against No. 34 Dmitry Tursunov at 2014 Barcelona. The highest-ranked player Cervantes has faced is No. 14 Milos Raonic at 2016 Indian Wells-1000.

•    Cervantes is coached by Javier Ferrer and Israel Vior. His fitness trainer is Jaume Ros.
        


NO. 15 NICK KYRGIOS (AUS) v (WC) RADEK STEPANEK (CZE)
Head-to-head: Kyrgios leads 1-0
2013     Roland Garros     Clay (O)     R128     Kyrgios     76(4) 76(8) 76(11)

    KYRGIOS    v    STEPANEK

    21    Age    37
    18    ATP Ranking (27 June)    121
    1    Titles    5
    20-12    Career Grand Slam Record    57-52
    7-2    Wimbledon Record    19-13
    59-39    Career Record    378-296
    9-5    Career Record – Grass    43-28
    23-9    2016 Record    7-6
    0-1    2016 Record – Grass    2-1
    3-1    Career Five-Set Record    15-24
    2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    6
    49-30    Career Tiebreak Record    159-150
    15-3    2016 Tiebreak Record    1-6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•    At 37 years 226 days wild card STEPANEK is looking to become the oldest man to win a match at a Grand Slam since Jimmy Connors (40 years 11 days) reached the 2nd round at the 1992 US Open.

•    Stepanek is bidding to become the oldest man to win a match at Wimbledon since Connors (38 years 308 days) reached the 3rd round at 1991 Wimbledon.  

•    Last year here Stepanek lost in the 1st round in 5 sets to Aljaz Bedene. This is his 14th Wimbledon appearance and his 53rd Grand Slam overall.

•    Stepanek’s best Wimbledon – and Grand Slam – result is reaching the quarterfinals at 2006 Wimbledon where as No. 14 seed he lost to Jonas Bjorkman in 5 sets. It was his 3rd straight 5-set match, having comeback from 0-2 down to defeat Juan Carlos Ferrero in the 3rd round and then defeated Fernando Verdasco in the round of 16. He has a 6-5 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Wimbledon and a 15-24 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    On grass this year Stepanek reached the quarterfinals as a qualifier at Stuttgart (l. Philipp Kohlschreiber).

•    Stepanek has won just 7 Tour-level matches this year. His best results in 2016 are reaching the quarterfinals at Stuttgart and the 3rd round as a qualifier at Barcelona (l. Andrey Kuznetsov).

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Stepanek reached the 2nd round as a qualifier at the Australian Open (l. Stan Wawrinka) and lost in the 1st round as a qualifier at Roland Garros having extended Andy Murray to 5-sets.

•    Stepanek struggled with a back injury in 2015, only starting his season in April and winning just 7 Tour-level matches all year. He dropped out of the Top 100 in April 2015 for the first time since July 2007. He dropped as low as No. 369 in the rankings on 20 July – his lowest ranking since December 2001. He plays here at No. 121.

•    Stepanek is a 2-time Grand Slam men’s doubles champion having won the 2012 Australian Open and the 2013 US Open titles with Leander Paes. He has won 18 career doubles titles, most recently at 2015 Bogota with Edouard Roger-Vasselin. He has entered the men’s doubles here with Nenad Zimonjic. The No. 14 seeds will play Steve Johnson/Sam Querrey in the 1st round.

•    Stepanek is coached by Petr Korda, who reached the quarterfinals here in 1998.


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

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

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

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

    ISNER    v    BAGHDATIS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•    Isner is currently without a coach. His fitness trainer is Kyle Morgan.

•    Former Grand Slam finalist BAGHDATIS is bidding to reach the 2nd round here for the 8th time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•    Baghdatis is coached by Dejan Vojnovic.

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

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

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

    TOMIC    v    VERDASCO

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

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

•    Tomic’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the quarterfinals as a qualifier at 2011 Wimbledon (l. Djokovic). He was the youngest man since Boris Becker in 1986 to reach the last 8 here.
 
•    At the Grand Slams in 2016, Tomic reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. Andy Murray) and the 2nd round at Roland Garros (l. Borna Coric).  

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

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

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

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

•    Tomic is coached by his father John.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•    Verdasco is coached by David Sanchez and Sergio Perez.

STEPHANE ROBERT (FRA) v JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO (ARG)
Head-to-head: first meeting

    ROBERT    v    DEL POTRO

    36    Age    27
    79    ATP Ranking (27 June)    165
    0    Titles    18
    10-17    Career Grand Slam Record    63-26
    1-3    Wimbledon Record    14-6
    28-49    Career Record    325-135
    3-5    Career Record – Grass    32-14
    6-6    2016 Record    11-7
    1-1    2016 Record – Grass    3-2
    2-3    Career Five-Set Record    4-9
    1    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
    19-15    Career Tiebreak Record    109-85

•    ROBERT is making his 4th Wimbledon appearance. He has only won one match here in 3 previous attempts – in 2013 (d. Alejandro Falla, l. Benoit Paire). This is Robert’s 18th appearance at a major.

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Robert reached the 3rd round as a qualifier at the Australian Open (l. Gael Monfils) and equalled his career-best performance at Roland Garros by reaching the 2nd round as a wild card (l. Alexander Zverev).

•    In 2014, Robert became the first lucky loser to reach the round of 16 at the Australian Open (l. Andy Murray). This is his best Grand Slam performance.
    
•    Robert’s best result in 2016 is reaching the 3rd round at the Australian Open – the only time he has recorded back-to-back Tour-level match-wins this year. He also won the New Delhi Challenger (IND) (d. Saketh Myneni) and reached the final at both the Guadalajara Challenger (MEX) (l. Malek Jaziri) and the Prague Challenger (CZE) (l. Adam Pavlasek).

•    Prior to coming here, Robert reached the 2nd round as a qualifier at Nottingham (l. Pablo Cuevas).

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

•    Robert has entered the men’s doubles draw here alongside Dudi Sela. The pair will play Marcos Baghdatis/Mikhail Youzhny in the 1st round.

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

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

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

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

•    Prior to coming here, Del Potro reached the semifinals at Stuttgart (l. Philipp Kohlschreiber) but fell in the opening round at Queen’s (l. John Isner).
    
•    Del Potro’s best result in 2016 is reaching the semifinals at Delray Beach (l. Querrey) and at Stuttgart
(l. Kohlschreiber). He also reached the quarterfinals at Munich (l. Kohlschreiber).

•    Del Potro is on an 8-match winning streak against French opposition. He has not lost to a French player since 2013 Rome, when he fell to Benoit Paire. He has won 42 of his 53 matches against French opponents.

•    Del Potro is working with Dani Vallverdu for 2016 Wimbledon.
    
**Statistics provided by the ITF and Grand Slam Media

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Wimbledon Order of Play for June 28, 2016

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THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
INTENDED ORDER OF PLAY FOR TUESDAY 28 JUNE

CENTRE COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START
1 Serena Williams (USA) [1] 1 vs Amra Sadikovic (SUI) 2
2 Liam Broady (GBR) 127 vs Andy Murray (GBR) [2] 128
3 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 15 vs Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [13] 16

No.1 COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START
1 Taylor Fritz (USA) 95 vs Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [4] 96
2 Monica Puig (PUR) 47 vs Johanna Konta (GBR) [16] 48
3 Petra Kvitova (CZE) [10] 49 vs Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 50

No.2 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Nick Kyrgios (AUS) [15] 113 vs Radek Stepanek (CZE) 114
2 Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 87 vs Bernard Tomic (AUS) [19] 88
3 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [3] 33 vs Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 34
4 Heather Watson (GBR) 5 vs Annika Beck (GER) 6

No.3 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Richard Gasquet (FRA) [7] 97 vs Aljaz Bedene (GBR) 98
2 Alison Riske (USA) 31 vs Roberta Vinci (ITA) [6] 32
3 Dominic Thiem (AUT) [8] 65 vs Florian Mayer (GER) 66
4 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [11] 17 vs Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 18

COURT 12 – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Inigo Cervantes (ESP) 111 vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [12] 112
2 Stephane Robert (FRA) 93 vs Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 94
3 Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 45 vs Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 46
4 Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 7 vs Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [31] 8

COURT 18 – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) [19] 41 vs Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 42
2 Ivan Dodig (CRO) 79 vs Tomas Berdych (CZE) [10] 80
3 John Isner (USA) [18] 105 vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 106
4 Sloane Stephens (USA) [18] 9 vs Shuai Peng (CHN) 10

COURT 4 – 11:30 START
1 John Millman (AUS) 123 vs Albert Montanes (ESP) 124
2 Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 37 vs Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 38
3 Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 75 vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 76

COURT 5 – 11:30 START
1 Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 71 vs Joao Sousa (POR) [31] 72
2 Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 23 vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [21] 24
3 Lucas Pouille (FRA) [32] 89 vs Marius Copil (ROU) 90

COURT 6 – 11:30 START
1 Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 101 vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 102
2 Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 39 vs Caroline Garcia (FRA) [30] 40
3 Donald Young (USA) 91 vs Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 92

COURT 7 – 11:30 START
1 Tristan Lamasine (FRA) 103 vs Viktor Troicki (SRB) [25] 104
2 Rajeev Ram (USA) 119 vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [22] 120
3 Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 53 vs Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 54
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COURT 8 – 11:30 START
1 Daria Gavrilova (AUS) 43 vs Qiang Wang (CHN) 44
2 Benjamin Becker (GER) 77 vs Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 78
3 Tara Moore (GBR) 13 vs Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 14
4 Monica Niculescu (ROU) 19 vs Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 20

COURT 9 – 11:30 START
1 Luke Saville (AUS) 69 vs Dennis Novikov (USA) 70
2 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) [14] 81 vs Jordan Thompson (AUS) 82
3 Julia Boserup (USA) 61 vs Tatjana Maria (GER) 62

COURT 10 – 11:30 START
1 Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 125 vs Alexander Kudryavtsev (RUS) 126
2 Elena Vesnina (RUS) 59 vs Tamira Paszek (AUT) 60
3 Albano Olivetti (FRA) 107 vs Matthew Barton (AUS) 108

COURT 11 – 11:30 START
1 Benoit Paire (FRA) [26] 121 vs Franko Skugor (CRO) 122
2 Santiago Giraldo (COL) 59 vs Gilles Muller (LUX) 60 T/F 6/4 7/6(3) 6/7(5) 3/6 11/11
3 Federico Delbonis (ARG) 117 vs Fabio Fognini (ITA) 118
4 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 51 vs Johanna Larsson (SWE) 52

COURT 14 – 11:30 START
1 Christina McHale (USA) 3 vs Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 4
2 Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 21 vs Marina Melnikova (RUS) 22
3 Jiri Vesely (CZE) 67 vs Igor Sijsling (NED) 68

COURT 15 – 11:30 START
1 Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 29 vs Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) 30
2 Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 83 vs Martin Klizan (SVK) 84
3 Karin Knapp (ITA) 35 vs Ana Konjuh (CRO) 36

COURT 16 – 11:30 START
1 Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 115 vs Dustin Brown (GER) 116
2 Katie Swan (GBR) 27 vs Timea Babos (HUN) 28
3 Alexander Zverev (GER) [24] 73 vs Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 74

COURT 17 – 11:30 START
1 Taro Daniel (JPN) 109 vs Juan Monaco (ARG) 110
2 Andrea Petkovic (GER) [32] 57 vs Nao Hibino (JPN) 58
3 Coco Vandeweghe (USA) [27] 25 vs Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 26

COURT 19 – 11:30 START
1 Marcel Granollers (ESP) 99 vs Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) 100
2 Gastao Elias (POR) 85 vs Radu Albot (MDA) 86
3 Mandy Minella (LUX) 11 vs Anna Tatishvili (USA) 12

MATCHES TO BE ARRANGED
NOT BEFORE 17.00
1 Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 63 vs Belinda Bencic (SUI) [7] 64
2 Anett Kontaveit (EST) 55 vs Barbora Strycova (CZE) [24] 56

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2016 Wimbledon – Day 1 Women’s Results

Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS – WIMBLEDON, GREAT BRITAIN
$19,174,575
JUNE 27 – JULY 10, 2016

RESULTS – JUNE 26, 2016
Women’s Singles – First Round
[2] G. Muguruza (ESP) d C. Giorgi (ITA) 62 57 64
[4] A. Kerber (GER) d [W] L. Robson (GBR) 62 62
[5] S. Halep (ROU) d A. Schmiedlova (SVK) 64 61
[8] V. Williams (USA) d D. Vekic (CRO) 76(3) 64
[9] M. Keys (USA) d L. Siegemund (GER) 63 61
[12] C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) d S. Zhang (CHN) 63 46 64
[14] S. Stosur (AUS) d M. Linette (POL) 75 63
[15] Ka. Pliskova (CZE) d Y. Wickmayer (BEL) 62 06 86
[17] E. Svitolina (UKR) d N. Broady (GBR) 62 63
[20] S. Errani (ITA) d P. Tig (ROU) 64 64
[22] J. Jankovic (SRB) d S. Voegele (SUI) 62 62
[Q] E. Alexandrova (RUS) d [23] A. Ivanovic (SRB) 62 75
C. Witthoeft (GER) d [25] I-C. Begu (ROU) 61 64
[26] K. Bertens (NED) d J. Ostapenko (LAT) 63 62
[28] L. Safarova (CZE) d B. Mattek-Sands (USA) 67(7) 76(3) 75
[29] D. Kasatkina (RUS) d V. Duval (USA) 60 75
S. Lisicki (GER) d S. Rogers (USA) 61 63
[Q] M. Sakkari (GRE) d S. Zheng (CHN) 63 62
A. Friedsam (GER) d Z. Diyas (KAZ) 64 60
D. Allertova (CZE) d M. Gasparyan (RUS) 63 30 ret
V. Lepchenko (USA) d T. Pereira (BRA) 57 76(3) 62
L. Arruabarrena (ESP) d O. Govortsova (BLR) 62 16 86
K. Flipkens (BEL) d N. Gibbs (USA) 63 61
F. Schiavone (ITA) d A. Sevastova (LAT) 76(7) 64
[Q] J. Cepelova (SVK) d M. Duque-Marino (COL) 75 75
S. Crawford (USA) d [Q] P. Kania (POL) 75 63
[Q] M. Erakovic (NZL) d I. Falconi (USA) 46 63 108
M. Barthel (GER) d D. Kovinic (MNE) 62 76(3)
K. Nara (JPN) d M. Brengle (USA) 62 67(5) 63
A. Cornet (FRA) d P. Hercog (SLO) 63 60
Y. Shvedova (KAZ) d J. Goerges (GER) 75 64
M. Doi (JPN) d L. Chirico (USA) 61 62

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2016 Wimbledon – Day 1 Men’s Results

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS – WIMBLEDON, GREAT BRITAIN
$19,174,575
JUNE 27 – JULY 10, 2016

RESULTS – JUNE 26, 2016
Gentlemen’s Singles – First Round

(1) Novak Djokovic d James Ward 60 76(3) 64
(3) Roger Federer d Guido Pella 76(5) 76(3) 63
(5) Kei Nishikori d Sam Groth 64 63 75
(6) Milos Raonic d Pablo Carreno Busta 76(4) 62 64
(9) Marin Cilic d Brian Baker 63 75 63
(11) David Goffin d Alexander Ward 62 63 62
(13) David Ferrer d Dudi Sela 62 61 61
(16) Gilles Simon d Janko Tipsarevic 46 64 75 63
Denis Istomin d (20) Kevin Anderson 46 67(13) 64 76(2) 63
Pierre-Hugues Herbert d (21) Philipp Kohlschreiber 75 63 36 63
(23) Ivo Karlovic d Borna Coric 76(10) 76(7) 64
(27) Jack Sock d Ernests Gulbis 64 64 64
(28) Sam Querrey d Lukas Rosol 67(6) 67(5) 64 62 12-10
(30) Alexandr Dolgopolov d Evgeny Donskoy 62 64 36 76(3)
Nicolas Almagro d Rogerio Dutra Silva 63 76(5) 57 36 63
Thomaz Bellucci d Ruben Bemelmans 36 64 63 16 86
Julien Benneteau d UKR Illya Marchenko 64 62 76(10)
Grigor Dimitrov d Bjorn Fratangelo 63 64 62
Damir Dzumhur d Denis Kudla 76(5) 75 26 16 63
Robin Haase d Diego Schwartzman 26 62 63 26 75
Steve Johnson d Malek Jaziri 75 76(2) 64
Lukas Lacko d Paolo Lorenzi 64 67(5) 75 63
Nicolas Mahut d Brydan Klein 76 64 64
Adrian Mannarino d Kyle Edmund 62 75 64
Edouard Roger-Vasselin d Teymuraz Gabashvili 16 63 64 64
Andreas Seppi d Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 62 64 60
Sergiy Stakhovsky d Yoshihito Nishioka 63 64 64
Marcus Willis d Ricardas Berankis 63 63 64

 

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Djokovic, Federer Advance, Muguruza Extended, Ivanovic Beaten on First Day of 2016 Wimbledon

(June 27, 2016) Top seed Novak Djokovic, going for his fifth major tournament win in a row and the third leg of the “Grand Slam” opened his defense at Wimbledon with a 6-0, 7-6(3) win over No. 177 British wild card James Ward. The Serb was halfway to a “triple bagel” (6-0, 6-0, 6-0) before Ward got on the board.

“I honestly didn’t expect myself to start that well,” said Djokovic. “Nine games in a row, 6 0, 3 0. I thought it was just a matter of time when James would win his first game. I knew that the reaction of the crowd, and his own reaction, will be the way it was.

“As a home player, he enjoyed a lot of support today, especially when he won his first game. That’s when the energy kind of shifted on his side. He felt huge relief obviously winning the first game. On the other hand, I maybe dropped the concentration a little bit. The second set was quite close. Credit to him for serving well.

“The first part of the match was almost flawless, so I’m very pleased with the way I started Wimbledon.”

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer was pushed by No. 52 Guido Pella 7-6(5), 7-6(3), 6-3. The Swiss broke the Argentine’s serve once – in the second-to-last game of the match.
Pella is now 0-4 in tour grass court matches.

“I was very happy with the way I played. If I would have used my chances earlier in the first and second set, maybe things would have been a bit easier.” Federer said. “I’m happy I made it in three straight sets.”

Federer’s win sets up a contest with the “Cinderella” of the tournament in the second round. No. 772 Marcus Willis, a British qualifier, advanced with a straight set win over Ricardas Berankis. Willis, a teaching pro came through both pre-qualifying and qualifying to reach the main draw.

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

 

New French Open and last year’s Wimbledon finalist, Garbine Muguruza was pushed to a third set before advancing over Italy’s Camila Giorgi 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.

Five-time Wimbledon winner Venus Williams beat Croatia’s Donna Vekic 7-6(3), 6-4 in her opening match. This is Williams’ 19th time competing at the All England Club.

Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic was an upset victim on Monday, losing to a qualifier ranked 223rd making her major tournament debut. The Serb seeded 23rd lost to Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-2, 7-5. Also exiting on the women’s side was 25th seed Irina-Camelia losing 6-1, 6-4 to Germany’s Carina Witthoeft.

Ivanovic told media that her injury caused her many miss hits.

Upsets on the men’s side of the draw on day one were twentieth seed Kevin Anderson and 21st seed Philipp Kohlschreiber.

In the comeback of the day, 28th seed Sam Querrey, rallied from two sets down to beat Lukas Rosol 6-7 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-2, 12-10. back in 2012 Rosol stunned Rafael Nadal in the second round of Wimbledon.

Related articles:

2016 Wimbledon Day 1 Men’s Results

2016 Wimbledon Day 1 Women’s Results

2016 Wimbledon – Day 2 Men’s Preview

 

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

(June 27, 2016) World No. 772 Marcus Willis advanced to the second round of Wimbledon on Monday with a victory over No. 54th-ranked Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

The 25-year-old left-handed Brit who came into the tournament as a qualifier, became the lowest ranked qualifier to reach the second round of a major since No. 923 Jared Palmer did it at the 1988 U.S. Open. Palmer defeated wild card Jeff Tarango in the first round before losing to Ronald Agenor in the second round.

Willis is the lowest-ranked player to reach the second round at Wimbledon since No. 861 Tommy Haas in 2015. In the first round, Haas defeated No. 86 Dusan Lajovic – who was ranked 775 places higher. By contrast, Willis’ opponent, No. 54 Ricardas Berankis, is ranked 718 places higher.

Willis, who was a promising junior back in 2007, reaching the Top 15, was the last man invited to participate in a special playoff for British players to gain a wild card entry into Wimbledon qualifying.

The last time a British wildcard into men’s singles qualifying reached the 2nd round of the main draw was No. 661 Chris Eaton in 2008 (d. No. 114 Boris Pashanski, l. Dmitry Tursunov). This was also the last time that any British qualifier won a main draw men’s singles match.

Injuries and a lack of motivation derailed his career and his hope to have a pro career.

“Tore my hamstring twice,” he told media. “Hurt my knee earlier this year. Had a bit of a rough phase. I was down, struggling to get out of bed in the morning.”

“I was a bit of a loser. I was overweight.”

“I just looked myself in the mirror (and) said, ‘You’re better than this.'”

“I was bigged up a lot,” he said. “Then I got dropped in the real world. I lost a lot of confidence, made some bad decisions and went out too much. Lifestyle wasn’t good.”

“I didn’t have the drive. I found it three years ago.
Willis, a teaching pro, was contemplating moving to Philadelphia to teach tennis, but his girlfriend encouraged him to keep playing.
“I met the girl. She told me not to (quit), so I didn’t,” Willis said. “Do what I’m told.”

Willis’ goal for now is to be a top 100 player.

“I want this, week-in and week-out, he said. It’s going to take a lot of hard work, and I’ve got a lot of improving to do as well.”

Willis’ next match will be a Herculean task – he’ll play 7 -time Wimbledon champion and 17-time major champion Roger Federer on Wednesday. Federer defeated Guido Pella 7-6(5), 7-6(3), 6-3.

“I’m not sure he can play on grass,” Willis said jokingly.
“I get to play on a stadium court. This is what I dreamed of when I was younger. I’m going to go out there and try to win the tennis match. I probably won’t. I might not.”

“I think it’s one of the best stories in a long time in our sport,” Federer said. “This is the kind of stories we need in our sport.”
“I’m very excited to be playing him, actually, Federer continued. “It’s not something that I get to do very often.”

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2016 Wimbledon – Day 1 Men’s Preview

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

2016 WIMBLEDON
DAY 1 MEN’S NOTES
Monday 27 June
1st Round Top Half

 

Featured matches

No. 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) v (WC) James Ward (GBR)
No. 3 Roger Federer (SUI) v Guido Pella (ARG)
No. 5 Kei Nishikori (JPN) v Sam Groth (AUS)
No. 6 Milos Raonic (CAN) v Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
No. 9 Marin Cilic (CRO) v Brian Baker (USA)
No. 11 David Goffin (BEL) v (WC) Alexander Ward (GBR)
No. 13 David Ferrer (ESP) v Dudi Sela (ISR)
Kyle Edmund (GBR) v Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
Ricardas Berankis (LTU) v (Q) Marcus Willis (GBR)

On court on Monday

•    Novak Djokovic begins his title defence with a 1st round clash against British wild card James Ward on Centre Court. Djokovic is looking to become just the second man in history to win 5 consecutive Grand Slam titles. Don Budge, who won 6 consecutive Grand Slam events, is the only man to have achieved this feat.

•    7-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer returns to Grand Slam action for the first time since the Australian Open with a 1st round encounter against Guido Pella on Centre Court. The Swiss maestro is looking to add to his 302 Grand Slam victories and close the gap on Martina Navratilova for the most Grand Slam singles wins by a man or woman.

•    Milos Raonic, who has arrived at the All England Club with a 3-time Wimbledon champion in his corner in John McEnroe, will be confident of opening his 2016 campaign with a win when he takes on Pablo Carreno Busta on No. 2 Court. The Spaniard, a clay court specialist, has lost all 4 of the competitive matches he has played on grass at Tour, Challenger, Futures or Junior level.

•    Brits Kyle Edmund, Daniel Evans, Brydan Klein, Alexander Ward, James Ward and Marcus Willis take to the courts today. 9 British men start the main draw here this year – the most since 2006 when there were 10.

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

NO. 1 NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) v (WC) JAMES WARD (GBR)
Head-to-head: first meeting

Djokovic has not lost to a player ranked as low as No. 177 today’s opponent since he retired due to illness while trailing No. 319 Filip Krajinovic in the quarterfinals at 2010 Belgrade. The only other time he has lost to a player ranked as low as Ward is at 2006 Barcelona, when he fell to No. 178 Daniel Gimeno Traver.

The lowest-ranked player Djokovic has lost to at a Grand Slam is No. 75 Marat Safin in the 2nd round at 2008 Wimbledon.

Ward is playing a world No. 1 for the first time. He has played against Top 10 opposition twice before – losing to No. 8 Fernando Verdasco at 2009 Wimbledon and No. 8 Milos Raonic at 2015 Queen’s. The highest-ranked player Ward has defeated is No. 14 Stan Wawrinka at 2011 Queen’s.

DJOKOVIC    v    WARD

29    Age    29
1    ATP Ranking (20 June)    177
65    Titles    0
221-34    Career Grand Slam Record    3-10
52-8    Wimbledon Record    3-6
730-149    Career Record    25-52
67-15    Career Record – Grass    13-25
44-3    2016 Record    0-2
0-0    2016 Record – Grass    0-2
27-8    Career Five-Set Record    5-3
4    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
200-112    Career Tiebreak Record    13-20
12-2    2016 Tiebreak Record    0-0

•    Top seed and defending Wimbledon champion DJOKOVIC is bidding to maintain his record of always reaching the 2nd round here. The last time he lost in the 1st round at any Grand Slam event was at the 2006 Australian Open
(l. Paul Goldstein).

•    The top seed has lost in the 1st round at Wimbledon just once in the Open Era, when Lleyton Hewitt lost to Ivo Karlovic in the opening round in 2003 [see Preview page 8]. This was also the last time the defending champion lost in the 1st round here. Among all Grand Slams, a defending champion has lost in the 1st round just 4 times in the Open Era.

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

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

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

•    Djokovic is bidding to extend his 28-match Grand Slam winning streak. He has not lost a Grand Slam match since he was defeated by Stan Wawrinka in the 2015 Roland Garros final.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•    Wild card WARD is bidding to reach the 2nd round at a Grand Slam for only the 3rd time in 11 appearances.

•    Last year here as a wild card Ward recorded his best Grand Slam result by reaching the 3rd round, falling to Vasek Pospisil in 5 sets. He broke into the Top 100 at a career-high No. 89 as a result.

•    Ward is bidding to end a 7-match Tour-level losing streak. He has not won a match at Tour-level since defeating Luca Vanni and Jiri Vesely to reach the 3rd round at 2015 Wimbledon.

•    This is Ward’s 7th Wimbledon appearance and his 11th Grand Slam overall. He has fallen in the 1st round on 8 of his 10 previous Grand Slam appearances, including 4 times at Wimbledon – in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

•    In Grand Slam play this year, Ward lost in the 2nd round of qualifying for the Australian Open (d. Peter Polansky,
l. Dennis Novikov) and fell in the 1st round of qualifying for Roland Garros (l. Matteo Donati). He has qualified for a Grand Slam on 2 occasions in 19 attempts – at the 2012 Australian Open and 2014 Roland Garros.

•    Ward warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the quarterfinals at the Manchester Challenger (GBR) (l. Dustin Brown). He fell in the 1st round as a wild card at both Queen’s (l. Gilles Muller) and Nottingham (l. Malek Jaziri) – the only Tour-level events he has contested in 2016. He failed to qualify at Stuttgart.

•    Ward’s best result in 2016 is reaching Challenger quarterfinals on clay at Tallahassee (USA) (l. Quentin Halys) and on grass at Manchester – the only times he has won back-to-back matches at any level this year.

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

•    Ward was part of the Great Britain team that won its first Davis Cup title in 79 years in 2015. Great Britain will travel to Serbia in the World Group quarterfinals in Belgrade on 15-17 July.

•    Ward has entered the men’s doubles here as a wild card with Kyle Edmund. He has only once progressed beyond the 1st round in the doubles event here in 5 attempts – reaching the 2nd round on his Wimbledon debut alongside Alex Bogdanovic in 2009.

•    Ward is coached by Morgan Phillips.

NO. 3 ROGER FEDERER (SUI) v GUIDO PELLA (ARG)
Head-to-head: first meeting

FEDERER    v    PELLA

34    Age    26
3    ATP Ranking (20 June)    51
88    Titles    0
302-50    Career Grand Slam Record    3-8
79-10    Wimbledon Record    0-1
1075-244    Career Record    24-35
147-22    Career Record – Grass    0-3
16-6    2016 Record    13-13
5-2    2016 Record – Grass    0-1
23-19    Career Five-Set Record    2-3
9    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
391-214    Career Tiebreak Record    15-22
5-4                              2016 Tiebreak Record    7-10

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

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

•    Federer is also looking to close the gap on Martina Navratilova for the most Grand Slam singles wins by a man or woman. Navratilova has a 306-49 win-loss record at the Grand Slams, ahead of Federer (302-50), Chris Evert (299-37) and Serena Williams (297-42).

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

•    The last time Federer fell in the 1st round at a Grand Slam was at 2003 Roland Garros (l. Luis Horna). He has lost in the 1st round here 3 times, on his debut as a wild card in 1999, in 2000 and as No. 7 seed in 2002.

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

•    Federer is in 2nd place on the Open Era list for most match-wins at Wimbledon with a 79-10 win-loss record. Jimmy Connors heads the list with an 84-18 win-loss record here.

•    This is Federer’s 18th consecutive appearance at Wimbledon, putting him in 2nd place behind Jimmy Connors, who has 19 consecutive appearances here. Federer is also 2nd to Connors (21) for most total appearances at Wimbledon.

•    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 147-22 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 one of 49 men aged 30 or over to start this year’s Wimbledon main draw – an Open Era record for the most 30-somethings in the men’s draw here. The Grand Slam record for most men aged 30 or over is 51 – set at 2016 Roland Garros.

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

•    Lefthander PELLA is looking to record his first Wimbledon – and Tour-level grass court – match-win.

•    Pella has played here just once before in 2013 when he retired at 3-4 down in the 5th set of his 1st round match against Jesse Levine with a right hamstring tear. He failed to qualify here in 2015.

•    Prior to coming here Pella lost to Benjamin Becker in the 2nd round at Nottingham (following a 1st round bye). He has lost his opening round match at all 3 of the grass court events he has contested having also lost in the 1st round at 2013 Queen’s (l. Daniel Evans).

•    Pella reached his first Tour-level final at Rio de Janeiro in February, losing to Pablo Cuevas. He broke into the Top 50 for the first time as a result and reached a career-high ranking of No. 39 in March. He plays here at No. 51.

•    In Grand Slam play this year Pella reached the 2nd round at both the Australian Open (d. Steve Darcis,
l. Feliciano Lopez) and Roland Garros (d. Diego Schwartzman, l. Gilles Simon). This is his 2nd Wimbledon appearance and his 9th Grand Slam overall.

•    3 of Pella’s 4 Grand Slam matches in 2016 have been extended to 5-sets. His victory over Darcis at the 2016 Australian Open was his most recent victory in a 5-set match. Following his losses to both Lopez and Simon, he now has a 2-3 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

•    Pella is bidding to reach the 2nd round here and equal his best Grand Slam result. As well as reaching the 2nd round at the 2016 Australian Open and 2016 Roland Garros, he also reached the 2nd round at 2013 Roland Garros (d. Ivan Dodig, l. Novak Djokovic).

•    Pella is looking to record his 2nd victory over a Top 10 player in his 4th attempt. The highest-ranked player he has defeated is No. 10 Janko Tipsarevic at 2013 Dusseldorf.

•    Pella has entered the men’s doubles here with compatriot Horacio Zeballos. They will play fellow countrymen Guillermo Duran/Maximo Gonzalez in the 1st round.

•    Pella is coached by Gustavo Marcaccio. His physical trainer is Juan Galvan.

NO. 5 KEI NISHIKORI (JPN) v SAM GROTH (AUS)
Head-to-head: Nishikori leads 1-0
2015     Washington     Hard (O)     QF     Nishikori     64 64

NISHIKORI    v    GROTH

26    Age    28
6    ATP Ranking (20 June)    123
11    Titles    0
52-26    Career Grand Slam Record    7-10
8-6    Wimbledon Record    2-2
276-131    Career Record    35-52
25-18    Career Record – Grass    13-10
33-10    2016 Record    3-11
1-0    2016 Record – Grass    1-2
13-5    Career Five-Set Record    1-0
2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
82-58    Career Tiebreak Record    37-35
9-5    2016 Tiebreak Record    1-9

•    NISHIKORI is making his 8th appearance at Wimbledon and his 28th appearance at a Grand Slam.

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

•    Nishikori has lost in the 1st round here on 3 occasions – in 2008 (l. Marc Gicquel), as a wild card in 2010 (l. Rafael Nadal) and in 2011 (l. Lleyton Hewitt).

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

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

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

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

•    The last time Nishikori lost to a player ranked outside the Top 100 was at the 2013 US Open when he was defeated in the 1st round by No. 179 Daniel Evans. [NB He gave a walkover to No. 192 Mayer at 2016 Halle.]

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

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

•    Nishikori was born in Shimane, Japan, but moved to Florida aged 14. He is coached by Dante Bottini and trains at the Bollettieri Academy. Michael Chang, who reached the quarterfinals here in 1994, joined his team in 2014.
•    GROTH is making his 3rd straight appearance at Wimbledon and his 11th appearance at a Grand Slam. He failed to qualify here in 2009 and 2013.

•    Last year here Groth equalled his best Grand Slam result by reaching the 3rd round (l. Roger Federer). He also reached the 3rd round at the 2015 Australian Open (l. Bernard Tomic).

•    Groth is looking to record only his 4th Tour-level match-win this year. His only Tour-level wins this year came at the Australian Open (d. Adrian Mannarino, l. Andy Murray), Miami-1000 (d. Victor Estrella Burgos, l. Dominic Thiem) and Stuttgart (d. Illya Marchenko, l. Thiem).

•    Groth enters Wimbledon with a 3-11 Tour-level win-loss record in 2016, having lost in the 1st round at 7 of the 10 Tour-level events he has contested. He also lost to John Isner in Australia’s 3-1 defeat to USA in Davis Cup in March.

•    Groth is looking for his career best match-win today. The highest-ranked player he has defeated is No. 14 Feliciano Lopez at 2015 Stuttgart. He has lost all 7 of his previous match-ups with a Top 10 player.

•    Prior to coming here, Groth reached the 2nd round at Stuttgart and the quarterfinals at the Manchester Challenger (GBR) (l. Denis Kudla). He failed to qualify at Queen’s and Nottingham.

•    Groth reached a career-high ranking of No. 53 in August 2015 after reaching the quarterfinals at Washington
(l. today’s opponent). He plays here at No. 123 – his lowest ranking since July 2014.

•    Groth won the only 5-set match he has played – defeating Thanasi Kokkinakis in the 2nd round at the 2015 Australian Open.

•    Groth has entered the men’s doubles here with Robert Lindstedt. They will play Leonardo Mayer/Joao Sousa in the 1st round.

•    Groth reached the Wimbledon Junior boys’ doubles final in 2005 with Andrew Kennaugh (GBR) (l. Jesse Levine/Michael Shabaz).

•    Groth is coached by Ben Mathias.

NO. 6 MILOS RAONIC (CAN) v PABLO CARRENO BUSTA (ESP)
Head-to-head: first meeting

RAONIC    v    CARRENO BUSTA

25    Age    24
7    ATP Ranking (20 June)    45
8    Titles    0
51-21    Career Grand Slam Record    5-11
10-5    Wimbledon Record    0-2
238-111    Career Record    53-74
22-14    Career Record – Grass    0-4
31-8    2016 Record    19-16
4-1    2016 Record – Grass    0-1
6-5    Career Five-Set Record    0-4
0    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
151-92    Career Tiebreak Record    23-28
16-5    2016 Tiebreak Record    7-9

•    RAONIC is bidding to maintain his record of always reaching the 2nd round here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

•    Raonic 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.

•    CARRENO BUSTA is bidding to record his first Wimbledon match-win.

•    Carreno Busta is bidding to record his first competitive match-win on grass at any level today. He has a 0-4 win-loss record in the grass court matches he has played at Tour, Challenger, Futures or Junior level – with all 4 of those defeats coming at Tour-level.

•    Last year here Carreno Busta fell to Gael Monfils in the 1st round. He also fell in the 1st round on his debut here in 2014 (l. David Ferrer). He lost his opening matches on his only other career appearances on grass at Nottingham in both 2015 (l. Taylor Fritz) and 2016 (l. Mikhail Youzhny).

•    Carreno Busta is making his 3rd Wimbledon appearance and his 12th appearance at a Grand Slam. He has advanced beyond the 1st round on 4 of his previous 11 appearances at the majors.

•    Carreno Busta’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the 3rd round on his US Open debut in 2014 (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga).

•    Carreno Busta’s best result in 2016 is reaching the final at both Sao Paulo (l. Pablo Cuevas) and Estoril (l. Nicolas Almagro).

•    Carreno Busta is bidding to record his first win against a Top 10 opponent on his 10th attempt. The highest-ranked player he has defeated is No. 15 Feliciano Lopez at 2014 Valencia.

•    Carreno Busta’s best surface is clay. He has a 40-43 Tour-level win-loss record on the surface, compared with 13-27 on hard and 0-4 on grass.

•    Carreno Busta reached a career-high ranking of No. 43 in May after reaching the 2nd round as a wild card at Madrid-1000 (l. Gilles Simon). He plays here at No. 45.

•    Carreno Busta has never won a 5-set match. He has a 0-4 win-loss record in 5-set matches and has never contested a 5-set match at Wimbledon.

•    Carreno Busta entered the men’s doubles event here alongside Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. The pair will play No. 12 seeds Treat Huey/Max Mirnyi in the 1st round.

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

NO. 9 MARIN CILIC (CRO) v BRIAN BAKER (USA)
Head-to-head: first meeting

CILIC    v    BAKER

27    Age    31
13    ATP Ranking (20 June)    595
14    Titles    0
77-32    Career Grand Slam Record    7-10
17-8    Wimbledon Record    3-1
361-199    Career Record    18-35
44-22    Career Record – Grass    4-3
19-13    2016 Record    0-5
3-2    2016 Record – Grass    0-1
23-9    Career Five-Set Record    1-1
4    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
134-122    Career Tiebreak Record    19-15
7-12    2016 Tiebreak Record    1-4

•    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.

•    Cilic won his first major title at the 2014 US Open, defeating Kei Nishikori in the final. He was the first Croatian to win a Grand Slam title since Goran Ivanisevic at 2001 Wimbledon. 6 Grand Slam champions started this year’s men’s main draw.

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

•    In Grand Slam play in 2016, Cilic reached the 3rd round at the Australian Open (l. Roberto Bautista Agut) but fell in the 1st round to Marco Trungelliti at Roland Garros. It was the 7th time he had lost in the 1st round at a major in 34 Grand Slam events. This is his 10th straight Wimbledon appearance and his 35th Grand Slam overall.

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

•    No. 595 Baker is the lowest-ranked player Cilic has faced at Tour-level. The previous lowest-ranked player he has faced was No. 553 Janko Tipsarevic at 2016 Queen’s. The lowest-ranked player to defeat Cilic is No. 221 Marius Copil at 2012 Beijing.

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

•    In 2012 Cilic contested the 2nd longest men’s singles match in Wimbledon history, defeating Sam Querrey 76(6) 64 67(2) 67(3) 1715 in the 3rd round in 5 hours 31 minutes. He has won 5 of his 8 five-set matches at Wimbledon and has a 23-9 win-loss record in 5-set matches overall.

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

•    Cilic is coached by 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic.

•    BAKER is making his first appearance at Wimbledon since 2012, where as a qualifier he reached the round of 16
(l. Philipp Kohlschreiber).

•    Baker’s best Grand Slam result is reaching the last 16 here in 2012. This is his 2nd appearance at Wimbledon and his 11th Grand Slam overall.

•    Baker has had an injury interrupted career. Between November 2005 and July 2011 he had 5 surgeries – left hip surgery in November 2005; a sports hernia surgery in 2006; and left hip, right hip and right elbow surgery in 2008. He played just 2 Challenger events during this period. He took 3 years to fully recover from the elbow surgery and returned unranked in July 2011, winning a Futures event in Pittsburgh.

•    Baker had knee surgery in January 2013 after tearing his lateral meniscus during the 2013 Australian Open, returning to the Tour at 2013 Cincinnati-1000. He also underwent DeNovo NT surgery on his right knee at the end of 2014. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 52 in October 2012 but is currently ranked No. 595. He plays here on a protected ranked of No. 56.

•    Baker returned to the Tour for the first time since the 2013 US Open at the 2016 Australian Open, where he lost in the 1st round to Simone Bolelli. He has lost in the 1st round in the 5 Tour-level events he has played this year and is looking for his first Tour-level match-win since he defeated Denis Istomin in the 1st round at 2013 Cincinnati-1000.

•    Also in 2016, Baker reached the 2nd round at the Savannah Challenger (USA) (d. Tommy Paul, l. Denis Kudla) and the Tallahassee Challenger (USA) (d. Tim Smyczek, l. Noah Rubin). His only other victory this year (at any level) came in the 1st round of qualifying for Houston.

•    Prior to coming here Baker lost to Florian Mayer in the 1st round at Halle. 2016 Wimbledon is just the 4th Tour-level grass court event of Baker’s career. As well as reaching the round of 16 at 2012 Wimbledon and losing in the 1st round at 2016 Halle, he also reached the 2nd round at 2004 Newport (d. Wesley Moodie, l. Jeff Morrison).

•    After undergoing elbow surgery in early 2008, Baker enrolled at Belmont University in Nashville where he began pursuing a business degree while serving as an assistant tennis coach. He completed the degree in May 2015.

•    Baker was a successful junior. He reached a career-high ITF Junior Ranking of No. 2 in June 2003, winning a total of 6 junior singles titles and 3 junior doubles titles. The same year he also reached the quarterfinals at junior Wimbledon (l. Chris Guccione). In 2002, he reached the boys’ doubles final at Junior Wimbledon with Rajeev Ram
(l. Florin Mergea/Horia Tecau).

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

•    Baker is being coached by his father Steve at 2016 Wimbledon.

NO. 11 DAVID GOFFIN (BEL) v (WC) ALEXANDER WARD (GBR)
Head-to-head: first Tour-level meeting
2012     Le Gosier Challenger     Hard (O)    R16     Goffin     62 36 76(4)

A first Tour-level meeting for these 2 players. Goffin won on a decisive tiebreak when the pair met at the Le Gosier Challenger in 2012.

GOFFIN    v    WARD

25    Age    26
11    ATP Ranking (20 June)    244
2    Titles    0
22-16    Career Grand Slam Record    0-0
5-4    Wimbledon Record    0-0
121-91    Career Record    0-2
11-13    Career Record – Grass    0-1
28-12    2016 Record    0-1
2-1    2016 Record – Grass    0-1
7-3    Career Five-Set Record    0-0
1    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
36-39    Career Tiebreak Record    1-2
8-9    2016 Tiebreak Record    1-1

•    GOFFIN is bidding to reach the 2nd round here for the 3rd time.

•    Goffin has lost in the 1st round here on 2 occasions – in 2013 (l. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga) and 2014 (l. Andy Murray). This is his 5th straight appearance at Wimbledon and his 17th appearance at a Grand Slam overall.

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

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

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

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

•    Goffin warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the quarterfinals at Halle (l. Federer) – one of only 4 times in which he has won back-to-back matches on grass at Tour-level.

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

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

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

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

•    Wild card WARD is looking to record his first Tour-level match-win on his Grand Slam debut.

•    Ward is contesting just his 3rd career Tour-level event. He fell in the 1st round on his only 2 previous Tour-level appearances – as a qualifier at 2013 Stuttgart (l. Fabio Fognini) and as a wild card at 2016 Nottingham (l. Frank Dancevic).

•    Ward plays primarily on the Challenger and Futures Circuits. His career-best result is reaching the semifinals at the 2016 Bangkok Challenger (THA) (l. Sam Barry). Also in 2016, he won the titles at the Turkey F10 Futures
(d. Demian Raab) and the Tunisia F12 Futures (d. Pedro Sousa).

•    Prior to coming here, Ward reached the quarterfinals as a wild card at the Manchester Challenger (GBR) (l. Peter Gojowczyk), but fell in the 1st round as a wild card at both the Surbiton Challenger (GBR) and at Nottingham. He also fell in the 1st round as a wild card in qualifying for Queen’s. He is on a 4-match losing streak on grass at any level.

•    Ward has unsuccessfully attempted to qualify for Wimbledon on 4 occasions. As a wild card, he lost in the 1st round of qualifying in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015. He has never attempted to qualify for another Grand Slam.

•    Ward reached a career-high ranking of No. 242 earlier this month after reaching the quarterfinals at the Manchester Challenger. He plays here at No. 244.

•    Ward entered the men’s doubles event here as a wild card with Brydan Klein. The pair will play No. 15 seeds Pablo Cuevas/Marcel Granollers in the 1st round.

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

•    Ward is coached by Dani Navarro.

NO. 13 DAVID FERRER (ESP) v DUDI SELA (ISR)

Head-to-head: Ferrer leads 2-1
2008    Beijing            Hard (O)    R16    Sela        63 63
2009    Johannesburg        Hard (O)    R32    Ferrer        62 60
2016    ‘s-Hertogenbosch    Grass (O)    R16    Ferrer        64 64

A 4th career meeting between the 2 players, but their first at a Grand Slam. Ferrer won their only previous meeting on a grass court earlier this month in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

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

FERRER    v    SELA

34    Age    31
14    ATP Ranking (20 June)    71
26    Titles    0
137-53    Career Grand Slam Record    19-33
25-12    Wimbledon Record    4-7
679-324    Career Record    119-160
40-20    Career Record – Grass    20-23
22-13    2016 Record    7-11
1-2    2016 Record – Grass    4-2
20-11    Career Five-Set Record    7-7
4    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    1
153-135    Career Tiebreak Record    52-54
6-4    2016 Tiebreak Record    5-3

•    FERRER is contesting his 13th Wimbledon and his 54th Grand Slam overall.

•    Ferrer has not lost in the 1st round at a Grand Slam event since 2005 Wimbledon, where as No. 17 seed he lost to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. It is the only time he has lost in the 1st round at Wimbledon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•    Ferrer dropped out of the Top 10 for the first time since October 2010 in May after losing in the 3rd round at Rome-1000 (l. Lucas Pouille),
•    Ferrer has twice lost to a player ranked as low as today’s opponent at Wimbledon – falling to No. 81 Garcia-Lopez in the 1st round in 2005 and to No. 118 Andrey Kuznetsov in the 2nd round in 2014.
•    Ferrer is coached by Francisco Fogues.

•    SELA is bidding to reach the 2nd round here for the first time since 2011.

•    Sela has lost in the 1st round in 5 of his 7 previous appearances at Wimbledon – in 2008 (l. Olivier Rochus), 2010 (l. Mikhail Youzhny), 2012 (l. Ivo Karlovic), 2014 (l. Mikhail Kukushkin) and 2015 (l. Dominic Thiem).

•    Sela’s best Grand Slam performance is reaching the round of 16 at 2009 Wimbledon (l. Novak Djokovic). This is his 8th Wimbledon appearance and his 34th appearance at a major overall.

•    At the Grand Slams in 2016, Sela equalled his best Australian Open performance by reaching the 3rd round
(l. Andrey Kuznetsov). He fell in 5-sets to Dustin Brown in the 1st round at Roland Garros. He has a 7-7 win-loss record in 5-set matches but has never played a 5-set match at Wimbledon.

•    Sela warmed up for Wimbledon by reaching the quarterfinals at Nottingham (l. Andreas Seppi) and the 2nd round at ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. today’s opponent). His quarterfinal finish at Nottingham was one of just 3 occasions in which he has recorded 3 straight Tour-level match-wins on grass. He also recorded 3 straight wins on grass in reaching the round of 16 at 2009 Wimbledon and the quarterfinals at 2010 Queen’s.

•    Also in 2016, Sela won the title at the Shenzhen Challenger (CHN) (d. Di Wu) and finished runner-up at both the Happy Valley Challenger (AUS) (l. Taylor Fritz) and the Karshi Challenger (UZB) (l. Marko Tepavac).

•    Sela received a travel grant from the Grand Slam Development Fund in 2001.

•    Sela won his first Tour-level title in doubles at 2016 Istanbul (d. Andres Molteni/Diego Schwartzman) with Flavio Cipolla.

•    Sela entered the men’s doubles event here with Stephane Robert. The pair will play Marcos Baghdatis/Mikhail Youzhny in the 1st round.

•    Sela is coached by Yoav Benzvi.

KYLE EDMUND (GBR) v ADRIAN MANNARINO (FRA)
Head-to-head: first meeting

EDMUND    v    MANNARINO

21    Age    27*
68    ATP Ranking (20 June)    54
0    Titles    0
2-6    Career Grand Slam Record    17-25
0-3    Wimbledon Record    6-5
10-23    Career Record    95-123
3-9    Career Record – Grass    23-19
8-10    2016 Record    18-15
2-2    2016 Record – Grass    5-3
1-2    Career Five-Set Record    3-3
0    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
8-11    Career Tiebreak Record    36-54
7-3    2016 Tiebreak Record    2-7
*Turns 28 on 29 June

•    EDMUND is looking to record his first-ever match-win at Wimbledon. He has lost in the 1st round here on his previous 3 appearances – as a wild card in 2013 (l. Jerzy Janowicz), 2014 (l. Andreas Haider-Maurer) and 2015 (l. Alexandr Dolgopolov).

•    Edmund has lost in the 1st round in 5 of the 7 Grand Slam events he has contested. His only Grand Slam match-wins have come at Roland Garros where he reached the 2nd round as a qualifier in 2015, when he defeated Stephane Robert in 5 sets in the 1st round before giving a walkover to Nick Kyrgios with an abdominal injury, and as a direct acceptance in 2016 (d. Nikoloz Basilashvili, l. John Isner).

•    In Grand Slam play this year, in addition to reaching the 2nd round at Roland Garros, Edmund lost in the 1st round at the Australian Open to Damir Dzumhur in 5-sets. He has a 1-2 win-loss record in 5 set matches and has never played a 5-set match at Wimbledon.

•    Edmund’s best results in 2016 have come on the Challenger Circuit. He won the titles at Dallas (USA) (d. Daniel Evans) and Rome (ITA) (d. Filip Krajinovic) and reached the final at Maui (USA) (l. Di Wu). His best Tour-level performance this year is reaching the quarterfinals as a qualifier at Doha (l. Tomas Berdych) and as a wild card at Queen’s (l. Andy Murray).

•    Prior to coming here as well as reaching the quarterfinals at Queen’s, Edmund recorded a 2nd round finish at Nottingham (d. Lukas Rosol, l. Dolgopolov). He plays here on a career-high ranking of No. 68.

•    Edmund was a successful junior player, reaching a career-high ranking of No. 8 in January 2012. He reached the semifinals at the 2011 Junior US Open and 2013 Junior Wimbledon. He had more success on the doubles court, winning the boys’ doubles titles with Frederico Ferreira Silva at the 2012 US Open and at 2013 Roland Garros.

•    Edmund was also a member of the British Junior Davis Cup team, captained by Greg Rusedski, which won the title in San Luis Potosi, Mexico in 2011.

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

•    Edmund has entered the men’s doubles here as a wild card with compatriot James Ward. The pair will play Argentine duo Federico Delbonis/Diego Schwartzman in the 1st round.

•    Edmund is coached by Ryan Jones.

•    Lefthander MANNARINO is looking to reach the 2nd round here for the 5th time. Last year here he lost to Gael Monfils in the 2nd round.

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

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

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

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

•    Mannarino reached a career-high ranking of No. 27 in July 2015 after finishing runner-up at Bogota. He plays here at No. 54.

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

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

•    Mannarino was one of 17 lefthanded players to start the men’s main draw here. The last lefthander to win the Wimbledon title was Rafael Nadal in 2010.

•    Mannarino has entered the men’s doubles here with compatriot Lucas Pouille. They will face countrymen and top seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut in the 1st round.

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

RICARDAS BERANKIS (LTU) v (Q) MARCUS WILLIS (GBR)
Head-to-head: first meeting

BERANKIS    v    WILLIS

26    Age    25
53    ATP Ranking (20 June)    775
0    Titles    0
9-14    Career Grand Slam Record    0-0
2-3    Wimbledon Record    0-0
77-78    Career Record    0-0
2-10    Career Record – Grass    0-0
7-9    2016 Record    0-0
0-2    2016 Record – Grass    0-0
5-3    Career Five-Set Record    0-0
2    Comebacks from 0-2 Down    0
32-37    Career Tiebreak Record    0-0
1-5    2016 Tiebreak Record    0-0

•    This is BERANKIS’ 4th appearance at Wimbledon and his 15th appearance at a Grand Slam. He is the only player from Lithuania to appear at a Grand Slam event.

•    Last year here, Berankis equalled his best performance at Wimbledon by reaching the 2nd round (l. Marin Cilic). He also reached the 2nd round here on his Grand Slam debut as a qualifier in 2010 (l. Feliciano Lopez).

•    Berankis’ best Grand Slam performance is reaching the 3rd round at the Australian Open in 2011 (l. David Ferrer) and as a qualifier in 2013 (l. Andy Murray).

•    Berankis has not won a Grand Slam match this year. He lost in the 1st round at the Australian Open (l. Alexandr Dolgopolov) and at Roland Garros (l. Nicolas Mahut).

•    Prior to coming here, Berankis lost in the opening round at Halle (l. Malek Jaziri) and in the 2nd round at Nottingham (l. Daniel Evans), having received a 1st round bye.

•    Berankis became the first Lithuanian to reach a Tour-level final as a qualifier at 2012 Los Angeles. Ranked No. 141 he lost to No. 2 seed Sam Querrey in the final.

•    Berankis’ best result in 2016 is reaching the semifinals at Memphis (l. Taylor Fritz). Also this year, Berankis won back-to-back Challenger titles at the Gwangju Challenger (KOR) and the Nanjing Challenger (CHN), defeating Grega Zemlja in both finals.

•    Berankis has a 2-2 win-loss record against British players. His only meeting against a British player in a Grand Slam came at the 2013 Australian Open (l. Murray). He won both of his 2 other meetings with British players in best-of-5-set matches, defeating Evans and James Ward in a Davis Cup tie in 2010.

•    Berankis has lost his last 2 matches against qualifiers, at 2015 ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. Tatsuma Ito) and at 2015 Shenzhen (l. Hiroki Moriya). He won his only previous meeting with a qualifier at a Grand Slam at 2010 Wimbledon
(d. Carsten Ball).

•    Berankis was ITF Junior World Champion in 2007 and finished the year ranked as the No. 1 junior having won the Junior US Open (d. Jerzy Janowicz). He also reached the semifinals at Junior Wimbledon (l. Uladzimir Ignatik) and the Junior Australian Open (l. Brydan Klein).

•    Berankis is coached by Rainer Schuettler, a former world No. 5 who reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 2008, and Dirk Hordorff.

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

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

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

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

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

•    Willis has never faced a player ranked as high as today’s opponent. The highest-ranked opponent he has faced is No. 55 Igor Sijsling at the 2014 Nottingham Challenger (GBR). He has won one of his 4 matches against Top 100 players at any level, when he defeated No. 99 Sugita in the 1st round of qualifying here.

•    Willis and No. 791 Albano Olivetti, who also qualified for the main draw here, are the 2 lowest-ranked players to qualify for the men’s singles main draw at a Grand Slam since No. 1,122 Mark Knowles at 1998 Wimbledon.

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

•    9 British men start the main draw here this year – the most since 2006 when there were 10.

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

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

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Wimbledon Order of Play for June 27, 2016

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THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
INTENDED ORDER OF PLAY FOR MONDAY 27 JUNE

DAY 1 MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

CENTRE COURT 1:00PM

GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] v James Ward (GBR)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Camila Giorgi (ITA) v Garbine Muguruza (ESP) [2]
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Roger Federer (SUI) [3] v Guido Pella (ARG)

 

NO.1 COURT 1:00PM

LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Venus Williams (USA) [8] v Donna Vekic (CRO)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Sam Groth (AUS) v Kei Nishikori (JPN) [5]
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Laura Robson (GBR) v Angelique Kerber (GER) [4]

 

NO.2 COURT 11:30AM

GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Kyle Edmund (GBR) v Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Laura Siegemund (GER) v Madison Keys (USA) [9]
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) v Milos Raonic (CAN) [6]
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Simona Halep (ROU) [5] v Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)

 

NO.3 COURT 11:30AM

LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Samantha Stosur (AUS) [14] v Magda Linette (POL)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Dudi Sela (ISR) v David Ferrer (ESP) [13]
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
David Goffin (BEL) [11] v Alexander Ward (GBR)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Naomi Broady (GBR) v Elina Svitolina (UKR) [17]

 

COURT 12 11:30AM

GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Marin Cilic (CRO) [9] v Brian Baker (USA)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) v Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [23]
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Shuai Zhang (CHN) v Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) [12]
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Gael Monfils (FRA) [17] v Jeremy Chardy (FRA)

 

COURT 18 11:30AM

LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Sabine Lisicki (GER) v Shelby Rogers (USA)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) v Gilles Simon (FRA) [16]
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Daniel Evans (GBR) v Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Jelena Jankovic (SRB) [22] v Stefanie Voegele (SUI)

 

COURT 4 11:30AM

LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Victoria Duval (USA) v Daria Kasatkina (RUS) [29]
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Denis Istomin (UZB) v Kevin Anderson (RSA) [20]

 

COURT 5 11:30AM

LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) [25] v Carina Witthoeft (GER)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Lukas Rosol (CZE) v Sam Querrey (USA) [28]
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Diego Schwartzman (ARG) v Robin Haase (NED)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Danka Kovinic (MNE) v Mona Barthel (GER)

 

COURT 6 11:30AM

LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Saisai Zheng (CHN) v Maria Sakkari (GRE)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Zarina Diyas (KAZ) v Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Andreas Seppi (ITA) v Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Malek Jaziri (TUN) v Steve Johnson (USA)

 

COURT 7 11:30AM

GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) v Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) v Denisa Allertova (CZE)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Teliana Pereira (BRA) v Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Pablo Cuevas (URU) [29] v Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS)

 

COURT 8 11:30AM

GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Borna Coric (CRO) v Ivo Karlovic (CRO) [23]
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Lucie Safarova (CZE) [28] v Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Jack Sock (USA) [27] v Ernests Gulbis (LAT)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Misaki Doi (JPN) v Louisa Chirico (USA)

 

COURT 9 11:30AM

LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) v Olga Govortsova (BLR)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Nicole Gibbs (USA) v Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) v Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) v Francesca Schiavone (ITA)

 

COURT 10 11:30AM

GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) v Lukas Lacko (SVK)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) v Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)

 

COURT 11 11:30AM

LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Jana Cepelova (SVK) v Mariana Duque-Marino (COL)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Samantha Crawford (USA) v Paula Kania (POL)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Julien Benneteau (FRA) v Illya Marchenko (UKR)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Santiago Giraldo (COL) v Gilles Muller (LUX)

 

COURT 14 11:30AM

GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) v Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Sara Errani (ITA) [20] v Patricia Maria Tig (ROU)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) v Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) [30]
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Irina Falconi (USA) v Marina Erakovic (NZL)

COURT 15 11:30AM

GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Damir Dzumhur (BIH) v Denis Kudla (USA)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Alize Cornet (FRA) v Polona Hercog (SLO)

 

COURT 16 11:30AM

GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) [21] v Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) v Julia Goerges (GER)

 

COURT 17 11:30AM

LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Kurumi Nara (JPN) v Madison Brengle (USA)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Brydan Klein (GBR) v Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Ricardas Berankis (LTU) v Marcus Willis (GBR)

TO BE ARRANGED 1
NOT BEFORE: 5:00 PM
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) [15] v Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
NOT BEFORE: 5:00 PM
LADIES’ SINGLES – FIRST ROUND
Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) v Kiki Bertens (NED) [26]

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ESPN Broadcast Schedule for 2016 Wimbledon

 

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ESPN & WIMBLEDON 2016

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)  
Mon, June 27 – Sun, July 10

(no play Sun, 7/3)

6:30 a.m. All TV Courts (up to 15), all day; Live@Wimbledon WatchESPN Live
   
Mon, June 27 – Fri, July 1 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Early Round Action ESPN Live
Sat, July 2 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Early Round Action ESPN Live
Sun, July 3 3 – 6 p.m. Highlights of Week One ABC Tape
Mon, July 4 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Round of 16, No.1 Court & others ESPN2 Live
  8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Round of 16, Centre Court ESPN Live
Tue, July 5 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ladies’ Quarterfinals,

 Centre Court

ESPN Live
  8 – 2 p.m. Ladies’ Quarterfinals, No.1 Court ESPN2 Live
Wed, July 6 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals, Centre Court ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals,

No.1 Court

ESPN2 Live
Thur, July 7 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ladies’ Semifinals ESPN

ESPN Deportes

Live
Fri, July 8 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gentlemen’s Semifinals ESPN

ESPN Deportes

Live
Sat, July 9 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ladies’ Championship

Gentlemen’s Doubles Championship

Ladies’ Doubles Championship

ESPN

ESPN Deportes

Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Ladies’ Championship ABC Tape
Sun, July 10 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship

Mixed Doubles Championship

ESPN

ESPN Deportes

Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ABC Tape

From ESPN

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June 20, 2016

 

ESPN & Wimbledon 2016 – Djokovic Defends Title, Halfway to True Grand Slam
·         First Ball to Last Ball, Exclusive to ESPN
·         Daylong Coverage Totaling 140 Hours on TV – ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC
·         WatchESPN:  1,500 Live Hours from all 15 TV Courts; 3-Box Screen Returns for Semis, Championships
·         “Cross Court Coverage” Returns for Monday-Wednesday the Second Week
·         Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Doubles Championships Live on ESPN on July 9, Mixed Doubles on July 10
·         Serena Defends Crown, the Last Major She Captured, in Quest for Major #22 to tie Graf

 

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, the defending Wimbledon champions, will arrive at the All England Club after very different 12 months and the defense of their titles will play out through the fortnight of ESPN’s exclusive coverage – from first ball to last ball – beginning Monday, June 27.  ESPN will present 140 hours on TV and 1,500 on WatchESPN with action on all 15 televised courts.  The action will climax with the Ladies’ Championship and the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Doubles Championships on ESPN on Saturday, July 9, and the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 10, followed by the Mixed Doubles Championship.  By coincidence, that day will be full of championship competition from Europe as following the Wimbledon telecast, ESPN will air the final match of the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 live from Paris.

 

Highlights

  • The first five weekdays, ESPN begins at 7 a.m. ET for daylong coverage (scheduled to end at 4:30 p.m.).  WatchESPN gets started at 6:30 a.m. with all televised courts (up to 15 at a time).
  • On Saturday, July 2, ESPN again begins at 7 a.m., but with the one-hour Breakfast at Wimbledon before another day full of action (scheduled to end at 5 p.m.).
  • On the “middle Sunday,” July 3 – Wimbledon’s traditional annual day of rest – ABC will broadcast a three-hour review of the first week at 3 p.m.  ABC will also present encore presentations of the finals on the day they take place, July 9 and 10, at 3 p.m.
  • “Cross Court Coverage” returns the first three days of the second week, with ESPN starting at 8 a.m. and focused on Centre Court all day while fans will enjoy a “grounds pass” with matches from No.1 Court and elsewhere on ESPN2 beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 4, and at 8 a.m. on July 5 and 6.
  • From Thursday, July 7, to the Championships, all the action is on ESPN, beginning each day with Breakfast at Wimbledon hosted by Hannah Storm (7 a.m. on July 7-8 leading into the semifinals, 8 a.m. on July 9-10, previewing the Championships).
  • ESPN Deportes will air the semifinals and Championships (July 7-10).
  • Saturday, July 9, will feature the Ladies’ Singles Championship along with the Ladies’ and Gentlemens’ Doubles Championship on ESPN with the Gentlemen’s Championship and Mixed Doubles Championship on Sunday.  All other division championships will be available on WatchESPN.
  • WatchESPN will offer the ESPN and ESPN2 telecasts, and a total of 1,500 hours from all 15 televised courts (Centre, Courts 1-3, 5-12, and 16-18.) presented from first ball to last ball each day, with action available on demand afterwards, plus AELTC’s daily Live@Wimbledon.  As in the past, for the semifinals and championships an additional  feed – “Wimbledon Surround” – will be added with three boxes – the primary TV view, plus two more, each focusing on one player.  Select matches each day will be available in Spanish via ESPNDeportes+.

 

The three-box offering on WatchESPN for the semis and championships, Wimbledon Surround, includes angles focused on each player, in addition to the match.

 

  • WatchESPN is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets, connected devices and smart TVs and available nationwide across all major providers through an affiliated video subscription.

 

The ESPN Tennis Team, the best tennis team in television, at Wimbledon:

  • Darren Cahill, who once reached the US Open semifinals and the Australian Open doubles finals and went on to coach fellow Australian Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi, has worked for ESPN since 2007.  Currently the coach of Simona Halep, he will serve as an analyst for men’s matches.
  • Cliff Drysdale, who was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in July 2013, reached the US Open finals and is a two-time Wimbledon and French Open semifinalist.  He has been with ESPN since its first tennis telecast in 1979.  Drysdale was a leader on the court – a top player for many years who was one of the first to use a two-hand backhand – and off the court, as the first president of the ATP.
  • Chrissie Evert, a Hall of Famer who joined ESPN in 2011, her 18 Major titles include three at Wimbledon.  She recorded the best career win-loss record in history, reached more Major singles finals than any man or woman (34), and reached the semis or better in 34 consecutive Majors (1971-83).  The AP Female Athlete of the Year four times, in 1976 she was the first woman to be the sole recipient of Sports Illustrated’s Sportswoman of the Year.
  • Mary Joe Fernandez, who played in three Major singles finals and won two Majors in doubles, won a Gold Medal in doubles at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics and a Bronze in singles in 1992.  An ESPN analyst since 2000, she leads the United States’ Fed Cup team and coached the 2012 U.S. women’s Olympic team.
  • Chris Fowler, who joined ESPN in 1986 and hosted College GameDay on football Saturdays for 25 years (1990 – 2014), began hosting tennis in 2003, branching out over the years to also call matches. His diverse resume includes hosting World Cup soccer, SportsCenter, college basketball including the Final Four, the X Games and Triple Crown horse racing.  In 2014 he became the lead play caller on ABC’s Saturday night college football, including the new championship game.
  • Brad Gilbert, whose flair and unique nicknames for players has enlivened ESPN’s tennis telecasts since 2004, parlayed his playing career – once reaching the quarterfinals of the US Open and at Wimbledon – into coaching Andre Agassi (six Major titles with Brad), Andy Roddick (US Open victory) and Andy Murray.
  • Jason Goodall will serve as an analyst and again voice features that study the action through statistics and computer graphics, as he does at the Australian Open.  A one-time standout among Juniors in Britain whose career was ended by injury at 21, he later coached Jennifer Capriati as well as ESPN’s Mary Joe Fernandez and Pam Shriver.
  • LZ Granderson, a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine (and formerly a tennis editor) and ESPN.com who has covered the sport for years, will provide his perspective in reports and features.  He often appears on SportsCenter, Outside the Lines and other ESPN programs.  He also works for ABC News as a contributor and has previously worked at CNN and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
  • John McEnroe won seven Major singles championships, including three at Wimbledon, during his storied career, which included 10 more major championships in doubles or mixed doubles.  He also led the U.S. to four Davis Cup titles and won the NCAA’s while attending Stanford.  He has worked the US Open for ESPN since 2009, adding Wimbledon to his ESPN resume this year.
  • Patrick McEnroe, who has worked for ESPN since 1995, was the U.S. Davis Cup captain 2001-2010 and in 2007 the team won its first championship since 1995.  A three-time singles All-American at Stanford – where the team won NCAA titles in 1986 and 1988 – he served as General Manager, USTA Elite Player Development from 2008 – 2015.  He won the 1992 French Open doubles title and reached the 1991 Australian Open semifinals in singles.
  • Chris McKendry returns as host, a role she has filled at all the Majors for ESPN. She joined ESPN in 1996 as a SportsCenter anchor, and later hosted the Little League World Series and X Games.  As of this Spring, she focuses on tennis.  She attended Drexel University on a tennis scholarship.
  • Tom Rinaldi will serve as a reporter and will call matches.  His features and interviews have graced a wide variety of ESPN programs – including SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, E:60 and event telecasts such as Wimbledon, golf’s Majors, college football and more – since 2003, winning numerous Sports Emmy Awards.
  • Hannah Storm, who joined ESPN in 2008 as a SportsCenter anchor, will host Breakfast at Wimbledon leading into the semifinals and Championships.  Previously, she spent five years with CBS’ The Morning Show and for NBC Sports hosted a variety of sports, including Wimbledon.  She also hosts the US Open, and was a producer on two ESPN Films tennis projects:  Unmatched, reviewing the rivalry and friendship between Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, and Venus Vs. about Venus Williams and her fight for gender equity in prize money.
  • Pam Shriver, who started working for ESPN in 1990, long before her Hall of Fame career ended, played in the US Open finals at age 16 (losing to Evert) and three times in the Wimbledon semifinals.  She won 21 Grand Slam titles in women’s doubles (another in Mixed) including five at Wimbledon plus a Gold Medal in doubles at the 1988 Olympics.

 

Surveying the Fields

  • Is there still an ATP “Big Four”?  Is it a Big Five?  Of the last 45 Majors (more than 11 years), five players own every trophy but two:  Roger Federer (17 career Major wins), Rafael Nadal (14), Novak Djokovic (12) and Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka (2 each).  The “Big Four” (all but Wawrinka) comprise 41 of the last 46 Major finalists and 69 of the last 82.
  • Or maybe it’s just a Big One.  Djokovic has captured 11 of the last 22 Majors, reaching the championship 18 times in the last 23, and currently holds all four Major crowns – the first man to do so since Roger Laver won all four in 1969, a true Grand Slam.  Djokovic is halfway to matching that feat, the first man to snag Aussie and French trophies since Jim Courier in 1992.
  • Serena Williams is the defending champion (it was her fourth consecutive Major title), but is “stuck” on 21 Major wins, having fallen just short of tying Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 in New York, Melbourne and Paris.  In that time, there have been three first-time Major winners (Flavia Pennetta, now retired, Angelique Kerber and Garbiñe Muguruza).  Could there be another in London?  A wide-open field makes predictions difficult.  Two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova is always dangerous.  And does Venus Williams (five Venus Rosewater Dishes on her shelf) have one more run in her?
  • Top Doubles Storylines:  The Bryan Brothers (Bob/Mike) have three Wimbledon titles among their record 16 Major doubles crowns, but are 38 and although they reached the final at the recent French Open haven’t won a Major since the 2014 US Open.  In her latest comeback, Martina Hingis has teamed with Sania Mirza to capture three of the last four women’s doubles Major titles.  Also, in mixed doubles Hingis has paired with Leander Paes to win four of the most recent six Majors.

 

MORE TV & DIGITAL MEDIA, AT HOME AND ABROAD

ESPN.com will have previews, reviews, the latest news and videos and more:

  • Courtcast: A multi-tool application with live events via the WatchESPN syndicated player, all-court scoring, match stats, “Scribble Live” conversations, poll questions, rolling Twitter feeds and scrolling bottom line
  • Five Things We Learned: Video series reviewing the top news of the day
  • 60-Second Slice:  Everything from Wimbledon each day in one minute
  • Digital Serve: Daily original videos previewing the next day
  • Baseline Buzz:  Peter Bodo, Greg Garber, Melissa Isaacson and Matt Wilansky weigh in on the hottest topics with a daily, written, roundtable discussion.
  • A special emphasis on Novak Djokovic, as he tries to win his fifth consecutive Grand Slam title and is halfway to a true Grand Slam.

                                                          

espnW.com

  • Complete analysis of the women’s draw when it is announced.
  • Melissa Isaacson will provide on-site coverage for espnW.com (and ESPN.com), including daily columns and analysis of matches.
  • Daily espnW.com analysis segments.
  • Weekly video reports from, discussing play to date.

 

ESPNDeportes.com will provide live scores and draws, in depth news and coverage of Latin American players, columns, blogs, live chats, video, highlights and news, including ESPiando Wimbledon that will recap the day’s play. The site will also feature Slam Central, a special index page dedicated to all four Grand Slams.

 

ESPN Interactive TV, now in its ninth year at Wimbledon, will provide multi-screen coverage with commentary of five matches in addition to ESPN or ESPN2 network programs through the second Monday of the Championships, on WatchESPN and DirecTV.  Fans will also receive interviews, features, press conferences and studio analysis from the All England Club.  Host duties will be shared by Allen Bestwick and Trey Wingo.  Match and studio analysts include former players Jeff Tarango, Chanda Rubin and Fred Stolle, working with Chris Bowers, Doug Adler, and Mark Donaldson. In addition to the video offerings, DirecTV viewers can access results, schedules, draws and other interactive features through the “Red Button” application on their remote. In total, ESPN will provide more than 350 hours of coverage through this unique application.

 

ESPN Classic will cap its month of extensive Wimbledon programming with a 24-hour marathon of 10 matches starting Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m.  The marathon will start with the 2004 Ladies’ Championship (Maria Sharapova vs. Serena Williams) followed at 8:30 p.m. by the 2007 Gentlemen’s Championship (Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal) and the 2008 Ladies’ Championship between the Williams Sisters at 11:30 p.m.  The marathon will conclude with the 2012 Gentlemen’s Championship (Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray) on Friday at 2 p.m. and the 2013 Gentlemen’s Championship (Andy Murray vs. Novak Djokovic).

 

ESPN International, the home of tennis’ Grand Slam events in Latin America and the Caribbean, will provide live Wimbledon coverage to more than 44 countries and 56 million homes via its television and digital platforms throughout the region.  ESPN’s Spanish language pan-regional networks will offer more than 120 hours of live tennis, focused on the top-ranked players in the world, while the regional networks will focus on players of local nationality. In addition to the live coverage, ESPN will offer daily two-hour encore presentations featuring the best match of the day, as well as daily compact airings of feature matches. In Brazil, ESPN is providing more than 170 hours of combined coverage between its ESPN and ESPN+ networks.  The coverage will be aired via simulcast on WatchESPN – ESPN’s Portuguese broadband service.  ESPN Play – ESPN International’s Spanish- and English-language broadband service in Latin America and the Caribbean – will offer 1,400-hours of live coverage from up to 15 courts simultaneously, covering every point from every camera court; ESPN Play will also offer the Wimbledon Surround “three-screen” service for the Gentlemen’s and Ladies Semifinals and Finals.  ESPN’s Spanish-language commentator team at Wimbledon will include Luis Alfredo Alvarez and Edurado Varela calling matches with analysts Javier Frana and Jose Louis Clerc, along with reporter Nicolas Pereira.

 

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2016 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s First Round Head-to-Heads

2016 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s First Round Head-to-Heads (Without Qualifiers)

Singles Head to Head
Career
(Only tour-level main draw matches are counted in head-to-head totals.)
Novak DJOKOVIC v James WARD
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Kyle EDMUND v Adrian MANNARINO
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Lukas ROSOL v Sam QUERREY
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER v Pierre-Hugues HERBERT
Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER LEADS 2 : 0
2014 Halle Grass (O) R16 Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER 6-2 6-4
2016 Stuttgart Outdoor Grass (O) R32 Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER 6-4 6-1

Damir DZUMHUR v Denis KUDLA
TIED 0 : 0
2014 Miami Qualifying Draw Hard (O) R64 Damir DZUMHUR 6-3 6-4

Brydan KLEIN v Nicolas MAHUT
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Dudi SELA v David FERRER
David FERRER LEADS 2 : 1
2008 Beijing Hard (O) R16 Dudi SELA 6-3 6-3
2009 Johannesburg Hard (O) R32 David FERRER 6-2 6-0
2016 ‘s-Hertogenbosch Grass (O) R16 David FERRER 6-4 6-4

David GOFFIN v Alexander WARD
TIED 0 : 0
2012 Le Gosier Challenger Hard (O) R16 David GOFFIN 6-2 3-6 7-6(4)

Nicolas ALMAGRO v Rogerio DUTRA SILVA
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Denis ISTOMIN v Kevin ANDERSON
Kevin ANDERSON LEADS 2 : 0
2013 Sydney Hard (O) QF Kevin ANDERSON 6-4 6-3
2013 Atlanta Hard (O) QF Kevin ANDERSON 6-3 3-6 6-3

Jack SOCK v Ernests GULBIS
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Diego SCHWARTZMAN v Robin HAASE
Robin HAASE LEADS 2 : 0
2013 Hamburg Clay (O) R64 Robin HAASE 7-6(3) 4-6 7-5
2016 Indian Wells Hard (O) R128 Robin HAASE 6-3 6-4

Andreas SEPPI v Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ
Andreas SEPPI LEADS 4 : 1
2007 Monte Carlo Qualifying Draw Clay (O) R16 Andreas SEPPI 6-3 6-3
2008 U.S. Open Hard (O) R64 Andreas SEPPI 6-2 4-6 6-2 6-2
2009 Miami Hard (O) R128 Andreas SEPPI 7-6(6) 6-1
2009 French Open Clay (O) R128 Andreas SEPPI 6-3 6-3 6-1
2012 Doha Hard (O) R16 Andreas SEPPI 7-5 6-3
2015 Zagreb Hard (I) FR Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ 7-6(4) 6-3

Pablo CARRENO BUSTA v Milos RAONIC
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Roger FEDERER v Guido PELLA
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Daniel EVANS v Jan-Lennard STRUFF
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Evgeny DONSKOY v Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV
Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV LEADS 1 : 0
2009 Astana Challenger Hard (I) R32 Evgeny DONSKOY 6-2 7-6(5)
2016 Barcelona Clay (O) R32 Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV 4-6 7-6(9) 6-4
Gael MONFILS v Jeremy CHARDY
Gael MONFILS LEADS 1 : 0
2008 Marrakech Challenger Clay (O) FR Gael MONFILS 7-6(2) 7-6(6)
2009 U.S. Open Hard (O) R128 Gael MONFILS 6-1 6-4 6-3

Malek JAZIRI v Steve JOHNSON
TIED 0 : 0
2012 Izmir Challenger Hard (O) R16 Steve JOHNSON 6-3 5-7 6-4
2014 Dallas Challenger Hard (I) FR Steve JOHNSON 6-4 6-4

Janko TIPSAREVIC v Gilles SIMON
Gilles SIMON LEADS 8 : 2
2008 Rotterdam Hard (I) R16 Gilles SIMON 7-6(4) 7-6(4)
2011 Miami Hard (O) R16 Gilles SIMON 4-6 7-6(3) 6-2
2011 Cincinnati Hard (O) R32 Gilles SIMON 6-7(3) 6-2 6-3
2012 Monte Carlo Clay (O) R16 Gilles SIMON 6-0 4-6 6-1
2012 Madrid Clay (O) R16 Janko TIPSAREVIC 7-6(3) 5-7 6-1
2012 Bangkok Hard (O) SF Gilles SIMON 6-4 6-4
2012 Tokyo Outdoor Hard (O) R32 Janko TIPSAREVIC 4-6 6-3 6-1
2012 Valencia Hard (O) R32 Gilles SIMON 5-4 RET
2013 Miami Hard (O) R16 Gilles SIMON 5-7 6-2 6-2
2015 Bucharest Clay (O) R16 Gilles SIMON 7-5 6-4

Marin CILIC v Brian BAKER
TIED 0 : 0
2016 Wimbledon Grass (O) R128

Borna CORIC v Ivo KARLOVIC
Ivo KARLOVIC LEADS 1 : 0
2015 Bucharest Clay (O) R16 Ivo KARLOVIC 3-6 6-3 6-4

Pablo CUEVAS v Andrey KUZNETSOV
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Santiago GIRALDO v Gilles MULLER
Gilles MULLER LEADS 1 : 0
2012 ‘s-Hertogenbosch Grass (O) R32 Gilles MULLER 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3

Julien BENNETEAU v Illya MARCHENKO
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Sam GROTH v Kei NISHIKORI
Kei NISHIKORI LEADS 1 : 0
2015 Washington Hard (O) QF Kei NISHIKORI 6-4 6-4

Dominic THIEM v Florian MAYER
Florian MAYER LEADS 1 : 0
2016 Halle Grass (O) SF Florian MAYER 6-3 6-4

Dmitry TURSUNOV v Joao SOUSA
Joao SOUSA LEADS 1 : 0
2013 Cincinnati Qualifying Draw Hard (O) R16 Dmitry TURSUNOV 6-1 6-4
2013 St. Petersburg Hard (I) QF Joao SOUSA 6-4 6-3

Alexander ZVEREV v Paul-Henri MATHIEU
Paul-Henri MATHIEU LEADS 1 : 0
2014 Braunschweig Challenger Clay (O) FR Alexander ZVEREV 1-6 6-1 6-4
2014 St Remy Challenger Hard (O) R32 Alexander ZVEREV 6-4 6-2
2015 Aix En Provence Challenger Clay (O) SF Paul-Henri MATHIEU 6-4 4-6 7-5
2016 Montpellier Hard (I) SF Paul-Henri MATHIEU 7-6(11) 7-5
2016 Wimbledon Grass (O) R128

Horacio ZEBALLOS v Mikhail YOUZHNY
Mikhail YOUZHNY LEADS 1 : 0
2009 Moscow Hard (I) R32 Mikhail YOUZHNY 6-1 7-6(5)

Benjamin BECKER v Facundo BAGNIS
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Ivan DODIG v Tomas BERDYCH
Tomas BERDYCH LEADS 1 : 0
2011 Chennai Hard (O) R16 Tomas BERDYCH 6-2 6-4
2016 Wimbledon Grass (O) R128

Roberto BAUTISTA AGUT v Jordan THOMPSON
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Mikhail KUKUSHKIN v Martin KLIZAN
TIED 0 : 0
2010 Furth Challenger Clay (O) R32 Mikhail KUKUSHKIN 7-6(6) 7-5

Fernando VERDASCO v Bernard TOMIC
Bernard TOMIC LEADS 4 : 1
2009 Brisbane Hard (O) R32 Fernando VERDASCO 6-4 6-2
2012 Australian Open Hard (O) R128 Bernard TOMIC 4-6 6-7(3) 6-4 6-2 7-5
2014 Stockholm Hard (I) QF Bernard TOMIC 0-6 6-4 7-6(6)
2015 Shanghai Hard (O) R64 Bernard TOMIC 6-3 7-6(3)
2016 Queen’s Grass (O) R16 Bernard TOMIC 6-7(2) 6-4 6-4

Donald YOUNG v Leonardo MAYER
TIED 1 : 1
2012 Winston-Salem Hard (O) R64 Donald YOUNG 4-6 6-3 6-2
2014 Stockholm Hard (I) R32 Leonardo MAYER 6-4 6-4

Stephane ROBERT v Juan Martin DEL POTRO
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Taylor FRITZ v Stan WAWRINKA
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Richard GASQUET v Aljaz BEDENE
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Marcel GRANOLLERS v Victor ESTRELLA BURGOS
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Vasek POSPISIL v Albert RAMOS-VINOLAS
NO MATCHES PLAYED
John ISNER v Marcos BAGHDATIS
John ISNER LEADS 6 : 0
2009 Los Angeles Hard (O) R16 John ISNER 6-3 7-6(11)
2011 Canadian Open Hard (O) R64 John ISNER 6-3 6-4
2011 Winston-Salem Hard (O) QF John ISNER 1-6 6-3 6-4
2011 U.S. Open Hard (O) R128 John ISNER 7-6(2) 7-6(11) 2-6 6-4
2013 Washington Hard (O) QF John ISNER 6-7(5) 6-4 6-4
2015 Atlanta Hard (O) FR John ISNER 6-3 6-3

Taro DANIEL v Juan MONACO
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Inigo CERVANTES HUEGUN v Jo-Wilfried TSONGA
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Nick KYRGIOS v Radek STEPANEK
Nick KYRGIOS LEADS 1 : 0
2013 French Open Clay (O) R128 Nick KYRGIOS 7-6(4) 7-6(8) 7-6(11)

Dusan LAJOVIC v Dustin BROWN
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Federico DELBONIS v Fabio FOGNINI
Fabio FOGNINI LEADS 2 : 1
2011 Madrid Qualifying Draw Clay (O) R32 Federico DELBONIS 3-6 7-6(4) 6-2
2013 Hamburg Clay (O) FR Fabio FOGNINI 4-6 7-6(8) 6-2
2015 Rio De Janeiro Clay (O) QF Fabio FOGNINI 6-4 6-7(10) 7-6(9)
2016 Buenos Aires Clay (O) R32 Federico DELBONIS 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4

Rajeev RAM v Feliciano LOPEZ
Feliciano LOPEZ LEADS 1 : 0
2010 Johannesburg Hard (O) QF Feliciano LOPEZ 7-6(2) 6-3

John MILLMAN v Albert MONTANES
NO MATCHES PLAYED

Liam BROADY v Andy MURRAY
NO MATCHES PLAYED

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