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Masters and Russian have common history

All current 9⃣Masters had at least 1⃣🇷🇺 finalist in men’s singles! 🇷🇺players never won Indian Wells & Rome in men’s singles!The 🇷🇺 Masters champions:Miami: Nikolay Davydenko (2009)Monte-Carlo: Andrei Chesnokov (1990)Madrid: Marat Safin (2004)Canada: Chesnokov (1991), Safin (2000)Cincy: Daniil Medvedev (2019)Shanghai: Davydenko (2009)Paris: Safin (2000, 2002, 2004), Davydenko (2006), Karen Khachanov (2018).

Milestones for 🇧🇪&🇷🇺 players

1⃣st time-🇧🇪 male player in a Masters singles’ Final,-🇧🇪 male player in a singles Final in Cincy,– 🇷🇺 male player in a singles Final in Cincy,-🇧🇪🇷🇺 finalists in a Masters men’s singles Final,-since ’04 (Marat Safin in Madrid/Paris) 🇷🇺 player in b2b Masters singles Final,– 🇷🇺players in both singles Finals in Cincy (Svetlana Kuznetsova & Daniil Medvedev).

2 European,but no BIG4!

This is the 1⃣st time in 2⃣1⃣st century of history in Western & Southern Open that 2⃣European finalists(🇧🇪vs 🇷🇺 ) will fight for the title & none of them are member of Big4⃣! Last time happened this scenario when Thomas Enqvist played vs Tim Henman in 2000 in the final in Cincy.

1st 3-setter in 2 months for Medvedev!

For almost 2⃣months this is the 1⃣st time Daniil Medvedev playing a 3⃣-setter match (in best-of-3 format) in singles! Since June 22 when he played in the semifinal vs Gilles Simon at The Queen’s Club London ,the 🇷🇺 player played 14 matches in singles, won 12, lost 2 all in 2 straight sets.

1st Belgian men’s singles finalist at Masters!

Since 1⃣9⃣7⃣0⃣(inception of Grand Prix Tour Championship Series/ATP Championship Series/Mercedes-Benz Super9/ Tennis Masters Series/ATP Masters / ATP World Tour Masters 1000) Western & Southern Open is the4⃣4⃣8⃣th Masters tournaments & the 1⃣st one where a🇧🇪male player (David Goffin ) reached a singles’s final!

Goffin (re)wrote Belgian history in Cincinnati

David Goffin is the 1⃣st ever 🇧🇪male player who reached a singles’ final in Cincinnati since 1899 (when the tournament was established). He is the 2⃣nd 🇧🇪player after Kim Clijsters who reached the singles’ final in Cincinnati where she beat Maria Sharapova in 2010.

New record at Canadian Open!

Cumulative lengths of 2⃣ Rogers Cup singles’ finals of 2019 set a new record in 🇨🇦Open history: Women’s singles Final: Bianca Vanessa Andreescu vs Serena Williams 19m15sMen’s singles Final: Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev 1h10m28sTotal lengths: 89min43s (less than a soccer match).

Bagel in the Masters final

1⃣st time in Rafael Nadal‘s career he gave a 6⃣-0⃣ set ‘bagel’ in a final besides clay when he beat Daniil Medvedev at Rogers Cup final 63 60.This is the 1⃣st time since 1992 when there was a bagel in the Canadian Open men’s singles final ( Andre Agassi beat Ivan Lendl 36, 62,60).

Beating 1st time Masters finalist back2back

Rafael Nadal beat 1⃣st time ATP Masters finalists in 2⃣straight years back2back at Rogers Cup : in 2018 he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas & and in 2019 Daniil Medvedev. Last time Andre Agassi did it at Miami Open beating Jan-Michael Gambill in 2001 then Roger Federer in ’02.

Fabio’s missed chance

Fabio Fognini missed the chance to be the 1⃣st ever 🇮🇹male player reaching semifinal at Rogers Cup (formely Canadian Open) in the Open-era! He is the 3⃣rd 🇮🇹 who was so close:1972 Adriano Panatta lost in QF vs Ilie Năstase1973 Paolo Bertolucci lost in QF vs Cliff Drysdale1975 Adriano Panatta lost in QF vs Manuel Orantes1976 Paolo Bertolucci lost in QF vs Jaime Fillol Sr.2019 Fabio Fognini lost in QF . . .