The 1⃣1⃣ champions of Barcelona Open who gave 6⃣➖0⃣ to their opponents in the finals: Tony Trabert (1954), Herbert Flam (1956), Marty Mulligan (1968), Ivan Lendl (1981), Mats Wilander (1983), Thierry Tulasne (1985), Kent Carlsson (1986), Andres Gomez (1990), Gaston Gaudio (2002), Rafael Nadal (2002), Dominic Thiem (2019).
David Ferrer‘s lacrymose farewell from the court of the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona…
Having won the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters beating Dusan Lajovic in the final, Fabio Fognini became the 6⃣3⃣rd champion in 1⃣1⃣3⃣ editions of the Monte-Carlo tennis tournament since 1⃣8⃣9⃣7⃣! Fabio Fognini is the 4⃣th Italian who won the tournament in singles in Monte-Carlo since 1⃣8⃣9⃣7⃣! First Italian was Count Mino Balbi di Robecco in 1922,then Giovanni Palmieri in 1935. Nicola Pietrangeli won 3x (1961,1967-68) now Fabio . . .
All-time list of different winners per nations in Monte-Carlo tournament history since 1897: 1. Spain (7), 2. France – UK (6-6),3. Sweden – USA (5-5), 4. Italy (4), 5. Hungary – Argentina (3-3) All-time list of total titles per nations at Monte-Carlo tournament history: 1. Spain (19), 2. UK (17), 3.France (11), 4.Sweden (8), 5. Italy (6), 6. USA – New Zealand (5-5), 7. Argentina – Hungary – . . .
Flavia Pennetta beat her husband, Fabio Fognini by 5⃣2⃣ days as the oldest Premier/Masters title holder in the family! Flavia Pennetta won BNP Paribas Open at the age of 32 years and 19 days, while Fabio won Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters at the age of 31 years, 10 months and 28 days. Both players are 1⃣0⃣0⃣% record (1-0) in these finals!
Fabio Fognini is the 1⃣st Italian who won ATP Tour Masters since 1990!He is the 1⃣st Italian who won any Grand Prix Tour/Championship Series/ ATP Masters1000 level tournament in 2⃣1⃣st century! Last time Adriano Panatta won in Rome in 1976.
Largest gap in golf & tennis history between major titles: Julius Boros had 4026 days between 1952-1963 U.S. Open Championship , while Aussie legend Ken Rosewall‘s longest drought was 4291 days between 1956 US Open Tennis Championships & 1968 ROLAND-GARROS title! (Misc.: Tiger Woods’s longest span between 2 majors was 3954 days (2008 U.S. Open Championship, while Roger Federer‘s 1666 days btw 2012 Wimbledon and . . .
Roger Federer tied with Tom Okker (109) in the combined total number of titles (singles+doubles) on 5th position of the all-time list. On the same list, Bob Bryan made a tie with Jimmy Connors with 125 tournament titles ranking on 3rd of all-time.
From Roger Federer’s 1st Masters title at Hamburg Masters in 2002 till his latest, 28th Masters title Miami Open 2019, there were a 18-years winning span, 6160 days, 151 Masters tournaments with 32 different winners, 25 players won their first Masters titles (incl. Roger Federer).