They both were keen players, competed at Grand Slams and other tournaments. As well as celebrating their birthdays on the same day, July 24! They were the 2⃣ of the greatest tennis contributors of all-time. The 🇬🇧 Arthur Wallis Myers was one of the leading tennis writers of 1⃣st half of 20th century. He was . . .
Yevgeny Kafelnikov was the 1⃣st man who beat Roger Federer on 3⃣ different surfaces (carpet, grass, hard) on 3⃣ consecutive times. 1999 Rotterdam, 2000 Wimbledon, 2000 Stuttgart His record vs Federer is 4⃣-2⃣!
As of today, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, this year Tennis Hall of Fame inductee, is the LAST man who won a singles + doubles titles on the same Grand Slam! He completed this feat in 1996, he beat Michael Stich in singles, and with Daniel Vacek bt Guy Forget and Jakob Hlasek.
2⃣ Tennis Hall of Fame inductees of ’19 – Li Na and Mary Pierce – played once during their career! This was Mary Pierce ‘s last Grand Slam match ( US Open in 2006). Li Na won that match!
In 6⃣5⃣ years of the Tennis Hall of Fame, this is 1⃣st time that all of 3⃣ inductees (Yevgeny Kafelnikov , Li Na, Mary Pierce ) are multiple singles champs and won the same Slams ( Australian Open and Roland Garros ).
Simona Halep is the1st🇷🇴player won b2b WTA tournament on different surfaces;1st🇷🇴👩reached Wimbledon singles final;1st🇷🇴👩reached Australian Open singles final;1st🇷🇴player reached singles Grand Slam finals on 3 different surfaces (clay,grass, hardcourt);1st🇷🇴👩reached 5 singles Grand Slam Finals; 1st🇷🇴player won a Wimbledon singles🏆;1st🇷🇴👩reach No.1+year-end No.1+most weeks No.1 as 🇷🇴player.
Do you know that Novak Djokovic played and won – the longest and the 3⃣rd longest singles final match by time in Grand Slam history (2012 Australian Open final defeating Rafael Nadal , 2019 Wimbledon final beating Roger Federer );– the longest singles final match by time in Australian Open history (2012) 5h 53 min;-the longest singles final match by time in Wimbledon history (2019) 4h 57 min. Novak Djokovic won . . .
John Bromwich & Roger Federer lost Wimbledon final the same way. In 1948, Bromwich had 3⃣MPs at 5-3 in the 5th and served for🏆, in 2019 Federer had 2⃣MPs at 8-7 in the 5th served for🏆. However, both missed to convert their chances and lost the match. As Bromwich mourned in the dressing room and Roger at his speech, they used . . .
Roger Federer is looking for1⃣0⃣2⃣th wins in Wimbledon, 1⃣0⃣3⃣th🏆 of his career, 1⃣0⃣4⃣weeks after his last in Wimbledon 🏆(2017),1⃣0⃣5⃣days after his last Masters🏆(Miami Open).1⃣0⃣6⃣th Australian Open (2018) was his last GS🏆 and1⃣0⃣7⃣matches played in Wimbledon until 2019.
By winning Wimbledon Championships’19, Simona Halep continues to write her own story. Her name is engraved into Wimbledon history.She is the– 1st Romanian tennis player to win back-to-back tournaments on different surfaces;– 1st Romanian woman who reached Wimbledon singles final;– 1st Romanian woman who reached Aussie Open singles final;– 1st Romanian player who reached singles major finals . . .