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 . . .
Jimmy Connors was 37 years and 51 days old when he won the Tel Aviv Open, his 109th tournament.Roger Federer won his 100th titles (Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships) at the age of 37 years 206 days old.Roger Federer became the 4th oldest title winner in Open-era with 37year 206days: 1.Pancho Gonzales 43 years 273 days, 2. Ken Rosewall . . .