When Marin Cilic beat Ivo Karlovic Kremlin Cup by Bank of Moscow, this was the historic milestone and record: 2 players from the same nation (🇭🇷) with the highest number of aces (total: 2⃣0⃣ 0⃣9⃣1⃣) met each other! Karlovic 13552, Cilic almost half of this with 6539. Still counting!
Happy2⃣2⃣nd birthday Naomi Osaka-only Grand Slam champion in history born on October 16!She is the only female player in history winning her 1⃣st b2⃣b Slam 🏆– US Open Tennis Championships and Australian Open and– the only 1⃣who did it on2⃣diff continents (America/AUS)+born on a 3⃣rd diff. continent (Asia) Naomi Osaka -1⃣st Asian + only 🇯🇵 player who reached No.1⃣ in singles!-only 🇯🇵 player who won Toray Pan Pacific Open tournament without dropping . . .
Daniil Medvedev is the-only 🇷🇺player who won his1⃣st 2⃣Masters b2⃣b;-only player who won his1⃣st 2⃣Masters b2⃣b at Western & Southern Open & at Rolex Shanghai Masters ;-only player in HISTORY who won his1⃣st 2⃣Masters b2⃣b by beating world No1⃣ + lost only1⃣set in these 2⃣Masters!
Players who won their 1⃣st 2⃣Masters 🏆 b2⃣b since 1⃣9⃣7⃣0⃣: ’70 Rod Laver ’78 John McEnroe ’91 Jim Courier’94 Andrey Medvedev ’98 Patrick Rafter ’03 Andy Roddick ’05 Rafael Nadal’07 David Nalbandian ’08 Andy Murray’17 Alexander Zverev ’19 Daniil MedvedevWhat a list & legends!
Since 1990, the following Masters finals including finalists with names containing only ‘e’ vowels:1990 Stockholm: Becker–Edberg1990 Paris: Edberg-Becker1991 Stockholm: Becker-Edberg2014 Cincy: Federer–Ferrer2018 Montreal: Zverev-Federer2019 Shanghai: Medvedev-Zverev *2007 Shanghai: Federer-Ferrer (Tennis Masters Cup Final)
Alexander Zverev became the1⃣st player since Lleyton Hewitt who played in his 1⃣st 6⃣Masters finals against 6⃣different players from 6⃣ different countries! Lleyton Hewitt:2000 Stuttgart Wayne Ferreira RSA2002 IW Tim Henman GBR2002 Cincinnati Carlos Moyá ESP2002 Paris Marat Safin RUS2003 IW Gustavo Kuerten BRA2004 Cincinnati Andre Agassi USA Alexander Zverev:2017 Rome Novak Djokovic SRB2017 Canada Roger Federer SUI2018 Miami John Isner USA2018 Madrid Dominic . . .
Since 1⃣9⃣7⃣0⃣ (inception of the GP Tour Championships/ATP Championships/Super 9/Tennis Masters + ATP Masters 1000), this is the 2⃣nd time when a 🇷🇺and a 🇩🇪 player meet in a Masters final!1993 Hamburg Open Michael Stich vs Andrei Chesnokov2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev. 2⃣6⃣years5⃣months3⃣days ago, on May 10, 1993 was the last time when a 🇷🇺 and a 🇩🇪 player clashed in a Masters final: at Hamburg . . .
Since 2⃣0⃣0⃣9⃣, this is 1⃣st time at Rolex Shanghai Masters 6⃣th time overall (at 9⃣8⃣ Masters tournaments) and 5⃣th time at a Masters on hard court that any member of BIG5 (Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka ) did not reach the last 4⃣ at a Masters!All Masters where the same scenario happened since 2009 are the following:2012 Rolex Paris Masters / hard court2017 Western & Southern Open / hard . . .
After Prague and Chicago, the 3rd edition of the Laver Cup was hosted in Geneva, Switzerland. Team Europe won again, completing a three-peat, however they needed to fight back from 7-11 on the last day. All the rest is in this video:
1⃣st time records in 2019 at Grand Slams: – Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies are the 1⃣st all-🇩🇪 Men’s Doubles team who won a Grand Slam in Open-era (Roland Garros) – Rafael Nadal is the 1⃣st player who won a Grand Slam 1⃣2⃣times (Roland Garros) Bianca Vanessa Andreescu is the 1⃣st 🇨🇦 who won a . . .