KASHIWA, JAPAN – A year ago ago, when the idea of WJP Challenge Tennis born in Toshihide Matsui’s mind, perhaps he even himself did not believe that one day his vision would become a reality. Nevertheless the unforeseen outcome convinced and confirmed that it was worth the tremendous effort of many dedicated people: the event . . .
Alexander Zverev ‘s last 3⃣ matches at #nittoatpfinals (2018-19): vs Roger Federer 75 76 (SF 2018) vs Novak Djokovic 64 63 (F 2018) vs Rafa Nadal 62 64 (RR 2019)
What a year of 2⃣0⃣1⃣9⃣ for Kiki Mladenovic ! Congratulations!– Australian Open Final with Babos Tímea– ROLAND-GARROS 🏆 with Babos Tímea– WTA Finals 🏆(defending title) with Babos Tímea– Fed Cup by BNP Paribas 🏆(3 wins in Final) for 🇫🇷– No.1⃣ in doubles (June 10)!
Julien Benneteau is the 1⃣st man who-beat BIG3 ( Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal/Novak Djokovic ) as a player,– Davis Cup 🏆as a player (2017)– Fed Cup by BNP Paribas 🏆as a captain (2019).
Jannik Sinner is youngest champ in 3-year history of Next Generation Final.’17 Hyeon Chung (21y5m23d)’18 Stefanos Tsitsipas (20y2m29d)’19 Jannik Sinner (18y2m24d)Sinner is younger than the runner-ups:’17 Andrey Rublev (20y22d)’18-19 Alex De Minaur (19y8m24d) & (20y8m23d)
2⃣0⃣1⃣9⃣is the year to be remembered for 🇨🇦 :1⃣st GS singles🏆 for 🇨🇦 (Bianca Andreescu )1⃣st player born in 2000s win a GS singles🏆(Bianca Andreescu )1⃣st Roland Garros junior singles 🏆(Leylah Annie Fernandez )1⃣st WC player to win BNP Paribas Open (Bianca Andreescu )1⃣st 🇨🇦 woman to win Canadian Open in singles ( Bianca Andreescu) Youngest ever ATP 500 Finalist ( Félix Auger-Aliassime )Youngest SFinalist Miami Open (Félix Auger-Aliassime )1⃣st career ATP🏆+1⃣st Masters final (Denis Shapovalov )1⃣st career . . .
BIG4⃣’s wedding dates &1⃣st tournament after their wedding:Roger Federer (04/11/09) Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters W,L (3rd R)Novak Djokovic (07/10/14) Rogers Cup W,L (3rd R)Andy Murray (04/11/15) BMW Open by FWU in Munich W,W,W,W 🏆Rafael Nadal (10/19/19) Rolex Paris Masters ???
Rafael Nadal‘s & Roger Federer‘s stats winning single tournament min🔟x in Open-era: Overall: Nadal-Federer 3⃣-2⃣( Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters / Barcelona Open BancSabadell – Trofeo Conde de Godo /Roland-Garros – Noventi Open / Basel Swiss Indoors )Diff surf: Federer-Nadal 2⃣-1⃣(Grass/HC-Clay)Outdoor: Nadal-Federer 3⃣-1⃣Indoor: Federer-Nadal 1⃣-0⃣As 1⃣st seed: Federer-Nadal 0⃣-0⃣(Federer won Halle & Swiss 9x as 1st)
Roger Federer has 2⃣nd highest winning% among GS male champs w at least 8 singles GS🏆 and at least passed their 38th birthdays ( Björn Borg 1st w 8⃣2⃣.7⃣%). 3. Jimmy Connors 4.Ivan Lendl,5.Henri Cochet, 6.Bill Tilden, 7.Max Decugis, 8. Rod Laver. At the age of 3⃣8⃣, Roger Federer is 1⃣st better than Ken Rosewall, Bill Tilden, Roy Emerson, Henri . . .
Rest in Peace Alexander Volkov who was-￼ 1⃣st player from URS/￼ who reached SF in singles at US Open Tennis Championships (1993);– 1⃣st player in Open-era who represented a country under ￼diff. flags; (URS,CIS,RUS) +reached at least the last 16 in singles at Grand Slam for these 3 nations;– ￼1⃣st ￼player who won Kremlin Cup by Bank . . .