by DB4Tennis Staff The most comprehensive Tennis Grand Slam Online Database STILL LONG ROAD TO THE FINAL… SOME MISCs for the 2nd WEEK OF ROLAND GARROS 1. DOMINANCE OF EUROPEAN PLAYERS @ ROLAND GARROS From 2005 – present EVERY YEAR at least 6 European players reached the Quaterfinals @ RG; From 2006 – present EVERY . . .
14 Grand Slam titles, Career Grand Slam, Olympic Gold medal, 4 Davis Cup trophies, world’s No.1 position, a long list of feats, records, achievements were written next to his and his nephew’s, Rafael Nadal’s name. You can say many arguments pros and cons, who is the best coach of all-time, however one thing is almost . . .
Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray, 3rd times in the Australian Open final. The world No. 1 won all finals, however the only question is: is Murray able to bounce back and break through here in Melbourne winning a Major title in his post-Lendl career. Or Novak will join Perry, Rosewall, Connors, Lendl, Agassi collecting his 8th GS titles, and his 5th AO crown which will be an Open-era record in Melbourne.
MISC FOR WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL: Serena Williams – Maria Sharapova LAST TIME -when total 23 Grand Slam singles titles clashed in a women’s Grand Slam final, it was in Wimbledon in 1999 when Lindsay Davenport (1title) vs. Steffi Graf (22 titles); today Serena Williams (18) will meet Maria Sharapova (5). -when more than 23 Grand . . .
BEFORE QF: Since 1877 (first Wimbledon): – it NEVER happened in the Tennis Grand Slam history that the Best 8 (a quarter final of the Grand Slam) was formed by the players from the following countries: Serbia (or former Yugoslavia) – Djokovic Canada – Raonic Switzerland – Wawrinka Japan – Nishikori Czech (or former Czechoslovakia)-Berdych . . .
Andreas Seppi and the Italian legacy Andreas Seppi, after beating Federer, can be ready to reach his career best as QF if he defeats Kyrgios. The Aussie Open is Seppi’s 40th major, and the match against Kyrgios will be his 20th in Melbourne. Seppi always lost in the R16s, if he can pass this test, . . .
The story of two Australians With Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios, again 2 Australian players advanced into the last 16 at the Aussie Open. Let’s see when happened the same thing and/or whether it was better performances from 2 Aussie players both at their home major and at the all-time Grand Slam history. LAST time . . .
LAST TIME when Gael Monfils won back-to-back 5setters at any Grand Slam, it was in 2006 at Roland Garros. He lost his last 4 Grand Slam in a 5setters: ’14 Roland Garros (vs. Murray), ’14 Wimbledon (vs. Vesely), ’14 US Open (vs. Federer) and now ’15 Aussie Open vs. Janowicz. Benjamin Becker‘s comeback from 0-2 . . .
2 Japanese players (Soeda, Nishikori) in the last 32 again after 43 years? LAST TIME, when 2 Japanese players reached the last 32 at the same Grand Slam, happened in 1972 – Aussie Open (Jun Kuki & Kiyoshi Tanabe), however the main draw consist of 64 players in 1972. Hewitt is the LAST Mohican! Lleyton . . .