This is the 1st time in this century that second straight years BNP Paribas Open celebrated first-time Masters winners on both women’s and men’s singles! In 2018: Naomi Osaka and Juan Martin del Potro in 2019 Bianca Andreescu and Dominic Thiem
– It was in the last century (in Miami, 1997) – It happened 8022 days ago – Roger Federer did not turn pro yet – Steffi Graf and Pete Sampras were No.1s – Roy Emerson had the most singles Grand Slam titles – Tiger Woods did not win any major – Hong Kong belonged to United Kingdom – Princess Diana . . .
Bianca Andreescu became – the 1st woman who was born in 2000s and won a Premier Mandatory tournament… – the 1st who won a Premier Mandatory final in singles… – 1st who advanced into the final in BNP Paribas Open and the 1st who won this tournament… She is the youngest champ of BNP Paribas Open this century!
This year is the first time in BNP PARIBAS OPEN tournament history that an Austrian and a Canadian player meet in a semifinal (men’s + women’s singles) when Dominic Thiem will clash with Milos Raonic. Last time when an Austrian male player played here in a semifinal Thomas Muster lost vs Canadian-born Greg Rusedski in 1998. . . .
He was born in Bristol, educated at Millfield School, in Street, Somerset. He started playing tennis at Fishponds and Bristol Lawn Tennis Clubs at the age of 11. In Davis Cup, he represented Great Britain in two ties (1-2 record). In 1968, he made the third round of the men’s singles at the French Open . . .
European men rules Indian Wells’19! After 1987 and 2015, this is the 3rd time in Euro BNP Paribas Open tournament history since 1974 that all of the last 8 players on the men’s side were born in Europe! In 1974: Stefan Edberg, Miroslav Mecir, Mats Wilander, Jakob Hlasek, Yannick Noah, Thierre Tulasne, Boris Becker and Emilio Sanchez. . . .
Bizarre BNP Paribas Open 2019: Yoshihito Nishioka as the last Japanese and Ivo Karlovic as the last Croatian ( as well as the oldest player in the draw) in R16. A Lucky Loser plus a Qualifier from Serbia (Miomir Kecmanović + Filip Krajinovic ) longer ‘alive’ than Novak Djokovic. Men + women No.1s are out . . .
The 20-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer broke and holds numerous records during his illustrious career. Among them, he has some special ones regarding against the players with Greek roots. Reading these miscellaneous facts, it gonna be sure that you will be surprised! Check out this video:
Cori “Coco” Gauff was interviewed after Team USA won ITF Junior Fed Cup’18 in Budapest, Hungary.
Corey Gauff, former Georgia State University basketball player, was interviewed after his daughter, Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff and Team USA won ITF Junior Fed Cup’18 in Budapest, Hungary.