4⃣3⃣ is a mystic number.43rd ranked Yulia Putintseva beat Naomi Osaka at Birmingham Classic and open the way for Ashleigh Barty to quest for the No.1 spot43 years ago -1st Aussie No.1 Evonne Goolagong Cawley43 Grand Slam matches Ashleigh Barty played (25-18 win/loss record)43 years ago – last Aussie champ won the WTA Finals (Evonne Goolagong Cawley)+ last champ at Australian . . .
Legacy and GOAT-status is on the line for Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic …the winner will take it all…
Marketa Vondrousova is in the footsteps of the great Czech Grand Slam players. She reached her first semifinal at her 9⃣th Grand Slam.How many Slams needed for the Czech women players to reach a SF?Martina Navratilova – Hana Mandlikova 7⃣Petra Kvitova – Marketa Vondrousova 9⃣Helena Sukova 1⃣3⃣Jana Novotna 1⃣5⃣Karolina Pliskova 1⃣8⃣
Karen Khachanov is on a hot streak! He has a 1⃣0⃣ match winning streak in Paris! Started in ’18 at Rolex Paris Masters (6 wins, ) indoor, + he added 4 more wins in outdoor ROLAND-GARROS ’19. Defeating seeded players like John Isner, Alexander Sascha Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Novak Djokovic, Juan Martín del Potro.
Top half of the men’s draw: Novak Djokovic, Alexander Sascha Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Karen Khachanov = 1⃣5⃣Grand Slam (including 1⃣ Roland Garros) + 3⃣8⃣ Masters titlesBottom half: Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Rafa Nadal, Kei Nishikori = 4⃣0⃣Grand Slam (including 1⃣3⃣ Roland Garros)+6⃣3⃣Masters titles.
Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal wrote history at Roland Garros! 1⃣st time they had opponents from the same country with the same scoresheets in the same round at a major!Federer – Leoardo Mayer (ARG) 62 63 63Nadal – Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) 62 63 63
3 of the last 5 Slams (after Serena Williams‘ return to the Tour) brought up always issues and incidents: 2018 Roland Garros – walkover before the match vs Maria Sharapova (catsuit case) 2018 Wimbledon – lost vs Angelique Kerber in the Final 2018 US Open – lost vs Naomi Osaka in the Final (Carlos Ramos . . .
Roger Federer owns an excellent 100% record at his milestone Grand Slam matches. He won all and beating Casper Ruud at his 400th matches on major tournaments, his fantastic streak is alive. 100th 2005 US R64 Fabrice Santoro 7-5 7-5 7-6(2)200th 2009 RG SF Juan Martín del Potro 3-6 7-6(2) 2-6 6-1 6-4300th 2013 US R32 Adrian Mannarino 6-3 6-0 6-2400th . . .
After 6208 days – since 2002 – this is the 1st year when David Ferrer‘s name is not on the main draw at Roland Garros!
Winning Internazionali Di Tennis BNL, Foro Italico, Roma as his 1⃣st title this year, Rafael Nadal extended his Open-era record streak of consecutive years winning at least 1+ title to 16 years (2004-2019)