The 76 consecutive appearances at Grand Slam stages for Bryan brothers concludes in the City (of Light) where their streak began 19 years ago, in the last century. Jaw-dropping, unique, fascinating, what an incomparable durability test accomplished by these two American twin brothers! Once upon a time, in 1999, arguably the successful doubles pairing of . . .
As the second-oldest Grand Slam and the only one to have had an uninterrupted streak since its founding year (1881) is on the way…with a lot of doubts and questions to be answered. The two all-time greatest players – Roger and Rafa – will meet each other at the Grand Slam where they never crossed . . .
Last time when top seeds from men and women side lost on the same day: On September 6 , 2003 Kim Clijsters (No.1) lost vs. Justine Henin in the final of US Open. On September 6, 2003 Andre Agassi (No.1) lost vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero in the semifinal of the Super Saturday. Last time when . . .
Last time when the No.1 and No.2 seeded players in men’s singles did not advance into the QFs at any Grand Slam : 2004-Roland Garros: Federer (1.) lost vs. Gustavo Kuerten in R32; Roddick (2.) lost against Olivier Mutis in R64. 2002-Aussie Open: Hewitt (1.) lost vs. Alberto Martin in R128 (R128); and Kuerten (2.) also . . .
1982 & 2016 alias history repeats itself In the history, it happened once that a female player won the Aussie-US Open double: in 1982, Chris Evert completed it. However, even more interesting the way how she did it regarding the fact that Angelique Kerber did have a chance to repeat Evert’s feat 34 years later. . . .
In the history of US Open (since 1881), it never happened that a Japanese player defeated a player from United Kingdom until now. They played 3 times each other, and interestingly the first two meeting went into 5 sets – like today’s match of Nishikori-Murray: 1928 – Henry “Bunny” Austin beat Teizo Toba 6-1 3-6 . . .
What is the relation between Venus Williams and the number 17?
This is the final day of the 129th Wimbledon Championships. On this day we got the answers to some questions like Djokovic will be the FIRST who defends his title since 2007 and the Serb will equal his coach’s number of titles in Wimbledon? Or Roger Federer – tying now with Bill Tilden as the most Grand Slam finalist at the same Slam – will be a sole record holder of Wimbledon with 8 titles?
On halfway to the final, let’s review some miscellaneous stats regarding the round 16 on the men’s side. Our compilation includes analysis about the seeded players, the efficiencies of the US and AUS players, as well as some interesting stats about the walkovers, the comebacks and five-setters.
There can be only one….who is going to be the 60th Men’s Singles Champion in Paris? Stan or Nole? Can Wawrinka beat again Nole this time on another surface? Will The Swiss player stand in Djokovic’s way to complete his career Grand Slam?