Happy Birthday Nicolas Kiefer ! -1⃣st 🇩🇪 player beat Roger Federer on grass -’02 in Halle; -1⃣st & only 🇩🇪 player beat Roger Federer on 3⃣ different surfaces (hard,carpet,grass) consecutively; -1⃣of 3⃣ 🇩🇪players (Boris Becker & Michael Stich) reached QF in ’97 in Wimbledon which never happened before & after in tennis history.
Happy Birthday Ai Sugiyama !The 1⃣st 🇯🇵 player who-was No.1⃣ (in doubles in 2000),-won back-to-back Slams (Roland Garros + Wimbledon in ’03 with Kim ClijstersShe holds all-time record,for female players, for 6⃣2⃣ consecutive Grand Slam main draw appearances.
Today is 1⃣4⃣0⃣th anniversary of the birth of Dwight Filley Davis Sr., founder of Davis Cup Tennis ! He was an excellent left-handed player, intercollegiate champ of 1899 as a student at Harvard University, Olympian in 1904 at St. Louis, member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame!
Revenge time again in Wimbledon ! Rafael Nadal lost vs Lukas Rosol 6-7(9) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4 in 2012, then beat him 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4 in 2014! Rafael Nadal lost vs Nick Kyrgios 7-6(5) 5-7 7-6(5) 6-3 in 2014, then beat him 6-3 3-6 7-6(5) 7-6(3) in 2019!Check the scores how similar!
Taylor Fritz is -the 3⃣rd player who won his 1⃣st ATP Tour title in Eastbourne (Andreas Seppi in 2011, Mischa Zverev in 2018);-the 2⃣nd 🇺🇸player (Andy Roddick in 2012) who won in Eastbourne;-the youngest among Eastbourne champs in men’s singles (21 years 8month 1day).2019 men’s singles final was the shortest (1hour) in Eastbourne since 2009.
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
Having won 10 of the last 11 games in the final against Johanna Konta, Maria Sakkari claimed her first WTA tournament title (and trophy) at the Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem on May 4, 2019. One day later, her compatriot, Stefanos Tsitsipas kept the Greek success unbroken when he defeated Pablo Cuevas . . .
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).
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 . . .
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 . . .