|N.DJOKOVIC (No.1) vs. R.GASQUET(No.21)||R.FEDERER(No.2) vs. A.MURRAY(No.3)|
|Year||Players / Nations|
|1986||Lendl (TCH)||Zivojinovic (YUG)||Becker (FRG)||Leconte (FRA)|
|1988||Lendl (TCH)||Becker (FRG)||Edberg (SWE)||Mecir (TCH)|
|1990||Lendl (TCH)||Edberg (SWE)||Ivanisevic (YUG)||Becker (FRG)|
|2006||Federer (SUI)||Bjorkman (SWE)||Baghdatis (CYP)||Nadal (SPA)|
|2007||Federer (SUI)||Gasquet (FRA)||Djokovic (SRB)||Nadal (SPA)|
|2008||Safin (RUS)||Federer (SUI)||Schuettler (GER)||Nadal (SPA)|
|2010||Berdych (TCH)||Djokovic (SRB)||Nadal (SPA)||Murray (GBR)|
|2011||Nadal (SPA)||Murray (GBR)||Tsonga (FRA)||Djokovic (SRB)|
|2012||Djokovic (SRB)||Federer (SUI)||Murray (GBR)||Tsonga (FRA)|
|2015||Djokovic (SRB)||Gasquet (FRA)||Federer (SUI)||Murray (GBR)|
Since 2009, for 7 consecutive years ONLY seeded male players advanced into the semifinals in Wimbledon (All-time record in Wimbledon in men’s singles category!)
No.1 seeded male player has a perfect record in the semifinals of Wimbledon in the Open-era against a player who was seeded No.10 or lower (unseeded or qualifier):
|Year||No. 1 seed||No.10 or lower seeds|
|2004||Federer (SUI)||GroojeanFRA) No.10|
|1975||Connors (USA)||Tanner (USA) No.11|
|2014||Djokovic (SRB)||Dimitrov (BUL) No.11|
|1998||Sampras (USA)||Henman (GBR) No.12|
|2007||Federer (SUI)||Gasquet (FRA) No.12|
|1968||Laver (AUS)||Ashe (USA) No.13|
|Year||No. 1 seed||Qualifiers|
|1977||Connors (USA)||McEnroe (USA)|
|2000||Sampras (USA)||Voltchkov (BLR)|
|Year||No. 1 seed||Unseeded Players|
|1978||Borg (SWE)||Okker (NED)|
|1980||Borg (SWE)||Gottfried (USA)|
|1982||McEnroe (USA)||Mayotte (USA)|
|1984||McEnroe (USA)||Cash (AUS)|
|1986||Lendl (TCH)||Zivojinovic (YUG)|
|1997||Sampras (USA)||Woodbridge (AUS)|
|2006||Federer (SUI)||Bjorkman (SWE)|
|2008||Federer (SUI)||Safin (RUS)|
In the Open-era, it happened 9 times when No.2 seeded male player met No. 3 seeded player in the semifinals of Wimbledon. At the first 6 meetings, always the No. 2 seeded player won, but since 1984 every match-up was won by the No.3 seeded players! Last time 14 years ago…
|Year||No. 2 seeded player||No. 3 seeded player|
|1971||Newcombe (AUS)||Rosewall (AUS)|
|1972||Nastase (ROU)||Orantes (SPA)|
|1973||Kodes (TCH)||Taylor (GBR)|
|1978||Connors (USA)||Gerulaitis (USA)|
|1980||McEnroe (USA)||Connors (USA)|
|1983||McEnroe (USA)||Lendl (TCH)|
|1984||Lendl (TCH)||Connors (USA)|
|1993||Edberg (SWE)||Courier (USA)|
|2001||Agassi (USA)||Rafter (AUS)|
(winners’ names are in bold)
Djokovic 8, Gasquet 0, Federer 17, Murray 2 = 27 Grand Slam titles
The four members of this year’s semifinal have a total 27 Grand Slam titles which means an all-time record in Wimbledon semifinals!
|Year||No. GS titles||Players|
|2015||27*||Djokovic (2), Gasquet (0), Federer (17), Murray (2)|
|2014||23||Djokovic (6), Dimitrov (0), Federer (17), Raonic (0)|
|2012||21||Djokovic (5), Federer (16), Murray (0), Tsonga (0)|
|2000||20||Sampras (12), Voltchkov (0), Rafter (2), Agassi (6)|
*Wimbledon record (all-time)
In 2015, there are the oldest semifinalists in the last decade and of the 21st century in Wimbledon.
Djokovic and Murray 28-28, Gasquet 29 and the oldest member of the best4, Roger Federer is 33 years old.Their ages are total 118 years which is the highest in the last 15 years in the semifinals of Wimbledon!
Here is the 3 oldest semifinals of Wimbledon in the 21st century:
|2015||118||Djokovic (28), Gasquet (29), Federer (33), Murray (28)|
|2001||114||Henman (26), Ivanisevic (29), Rafter (28), Agassi (31)|
|2008||108||Safin (28), Federer (26), Schuettler (32), Nadal (22)|
In the Open-era, walkover never happened in the Semifinals at Wimbledon!
The last walkover in the men’s singles semifinal of Wimbledon happened in 1895 when Herbert Baddeley did not play and his brother Wilfred advanced into the final.
In the Open-era, only one time happened in the men’s singles semifinals of Wimbledon that a player forfeited from the game: In 2007, Novak Djokovic retired in the 3rd set against Rafael Nadal due to his elbow injury.
Comeback from 0-2 down in the semifinal of Wimbledon, it happened 3 times in the Open-era. Last time in 1988.
In the Open-era, 18 5-setters were played in Wimbledon in the semifinals. Last time in 2013, when Djokovic beat Del Potro in five. Federer, Murray, Gasquet never played 5-setters in the semifinal of Wimbledon.