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Trivia Roland Garros’15: Best 4 – Men’s singles

Trivia Roland Garros’15: Best 4 – Men’s singles

Since 1891 (first French Championship), it NEVER happened in the history of Roland Garros (ALL-TIME!) that the Best 4 was formed by the players from the following countries:

  • Serbia (or former Yugoslavia) – DJOKOVIC
  • Switzerland – WAWRINKA
  • Great Britain – MURRAY
  • France – TSONGA
Djokovic – Murray

LAST TIME when a British player won a semifinal and advanced into the final of Roland Garros

  • it was 78 years and 7 days ago (May 29, 1937;Bunny Austin beat Christian Boussus);
  • in France it was the Third French Republic and the President was called Albert Lebrun;
  • George VI was the King of England
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt was the President of USA
  • Adolf Hitler was the Chancellor of Germany…

British players reached the Final 5 times in the history of Roland Garros:

  • 1891* Briggs beat Heywood
  • 1897 Archibald Warden beat Paul Lecaron
  • 1935* Fred Perry beat Jack Crawford
  • 1936 Fred Perry beat Christian Boussus
  • 1937 Bunny Austin beat Christian Boussus

*won the title

LENDL(never won Wimbledon as a player) MAURESMO(never won RG as a player)
1st GS with Murray 2012 Aussie Open 2014 Wimbledon
3rd GS with Murray Runner-up(Wimbledon 2012) Runner-up(Melbourne 2015)
4th GS with Murray Champion(US Open 2012) ???(Roland Garros 2015)
Wawrinka – Tsonga

When Wawrinka lost a semifinal at a Grand Slam, he won the following Grand Slam. (In 2013, he lost the SF at US Open, and he won the Aussie Open’14. This year, in Melbourne, he lost the SF again…)

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