Rafael Nadal gave the 1⃣st ever 6⃣-0⃣ set to Novak Djokovic in their 5⃣4⃣th H2H matches since 2⃣0⃣0⃣6⃣!!! This is the 1⃣st bagel btw the two players! The historic milestone happened in the first set of the final of Internazionali Di Tennis BNL, Foro Italico, Roma.
Beating Novak Djokovic Internazionali Di Tennis BNL, Foro Italico, Roma final, Rafael Nadal broke all-time men’s record for most wins against No.1-ranked players (2⃣0⃣ wins). He broke the tie with Boris Becker who had 19 wins against No.1. players.
After Toni Nadal, the winningest coach of all-time showed up Internazionali Di Tennis BNL, Foro Italico, Roma, Rafael Nadal turned back the time, and started to demolish opponents: 2 matches in 129 minutes, lost only 2 games (61 60 vs Jérémy Chardy and 61 60 vs Nikoloz Basilashvili).
Kiki Mladenovic’s 10 wins w Sascha Bajin in 1 month: Istanbul Open R1 Dayana Yastremska 63 64, R2 Kateryna Kozlova 61 62, Mutua Madrid Open, Q Ivana Jorovic 76 64, Q Laura Siegemund 76 61, R1 Barbora Strýcová 63 61, Internazionali Di Tennis BNL, Foro Italico, Roma Q Fiona Ferro 76 62, Q Amanda Anisimova . . .
Fernando Verdasco is keep his winning streak (4-0) alive vs Dominic Thiem on every surface! 2015 Wimbledon grass 57 64 57 63 64 2017 Rolex Paris Masters hard 64 64 2018 Rio Open clay 64 60 2019 Internazionali Di Tennis BNL, Foro Italico, Roma clay 46 64 75
Stefanos Tsitsipas closing the gap on Big3⃣ (Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer), however only at level non-final matches.The Greek player did not win a set vs Big3⃣ in his 4⃣ final meetings (2x 500, 2×1000 ATP Tour Masters level).His record in that finals: 0⃣–4⃣ with 8⃣ lost sets!
Since 2005, Mutua Madrid Open is the only 1⃣ among the ATP Tour Masters locations where all members of BIG4⃣ won at least 2⃣ Masters titles!(5⃣x Rafael Nadal, 3⃣ – 3⃣x Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer , 2⃣x Andy Murray).
Since 2004, this is the 1⃣st time in Rafael Nadal‘s career that he did not reach any ATP Tour Masters1000 final in the first 4⃣ Masters of the year! He had to wait until the Internazionali Di Tennis BNL, Foro Italico, Roma (5th Masters of the year) to reach his first Masters final in 2019!
Big3 (world No. 1-2-3 ) under attack by NextGen in 2019. Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Roger Federer Australian Open + he beat Rafael Nadal at Mutua Madrid Open. Dominic Thiem beat Roger Federer BNP Paribas Open + Mutua Madrid Open, Daniil Medvedev beat Novak Djokovic Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. What is the next?
Mutua Madrid Open (6years) + China Open (5years) have the longest active streak with European champions among WTA Premier mandatory tournaments! In 2013 was last time when a non-European won in Mutua Madrid Open and China Open (Serena Williams)