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Trivia Roland Garros’15: Men’s singles 2nd week

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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 YEAR 12 or more European players advanced into the Round 16 @ RG;
  • EVERY YEAR there has been an ALL EUROPEAN Finals @ RG;

From 2010 – present

  • EVERY YEAR 13 or more European players advanced into the Round 16 @ RG;
  • EVERY YEAR there has been an ALL EUROPEAN SFs & Finals @ RG;

FINALS (Open-era)

  • 25 times ALL EUROPEAN Finals (53,19%)
  • 16 times at least 1 European reached the final (34%)
  • 6 times there has been no European player in the final (12,76%)

SEMI-FINALS (Open-era)

  • 12 times ALL EUROPEAN SFs (25,53%)
  • 15 times at least 3 European players reached the semi-finals (31,91%)
  • 13 times at least 2 European players reached the semi-finals (27,65%)
  • 6 times at least 1 European player reached the semi-finals (12,76%)
  • 1 time there has been no European player in the semi-final (2,12%)

QUARTER-FINALS (Open-era including 2015)

  • 2 times ALL EUROPEAN QFs (4,16%)
  • 8 times at least 7 European players reached the last 8 (16,66%)
  • 12 times at least 6 European players reached the last 8 (25%)
  • 11 times at least 5 European players reached the last 8 (22,91%)
  • It NEVER happened that NO European players reached the last 8!

ROUND 16 (Open-era including 2015)

  • 6 times 14 European players reached R16 (12,5%)
  • 2 times 13 European players reached R16 (4,16%)
  • 4 times 12 European players reached R16 (8,33%)
  • 8 times 11 European players reached R16 (16,66%)
  • 11 times 10 European players reached R16 (22,91%)
2. REIGN FROM SPAIN @ ROLAND GARROS

Between 1968 – 1996 (in 29 years)

  • 15 times no Spanish players reached the last 8!

Since 1997 (in 19 years)

  • EVERY YEAR at least 1 Spanish player reached the QF @ RG;
  • Total 11 Spanish players reached the QF in the last 19 years @ RG;
  • 7 of this 11 Spanish players reached a Grand Slam final at least once @ RG;
  • 5 of this 11 Spanish players won a Grand Slam at least once @ RG;

Since 1968

  • 18 times Spanish players reached the Finals @ RG (18/47years = 38,2%)

Since 1993

  • 16 times Spanish players reached the Finals @ RG (16/22 years= 81,81%)

Since 1994

  • 4 times ALL SPANISH Finals happened @ RG (4/21 years = 19%)
3. BAD LUCK IN 21st CENTURY FOR USA @ ROLAND GARROS

Between 1968 – 1999 (20th century)

  • 11 times US players reached the final @ RG (11/47 years = 23,40%);
  • 4 times US players won the title @ RG (4/47 years = 8,5%);

Since 2000 – (21st century)

  • US players did not reach the final @ RG;
4. NADAL IS THE YOUNGEST MEMBER OF THE 70-WINS CLUB

Rafael Nadal claimed his 70th wins @ Roland Garros against Jack Sock in the QF. He has the most wins in the history of Roland Garros!
Nadal became the latest member of the club with at least 70-wins at a Grand Slam:

Roger Federer @ Aussie Open (75 wins) – RECORD
Rafael Nadal @ RG (70 wins) – RECORD
Jimmy Connors @ Wimbledon (84 wins) – RECORD
Jimmy Connors @ US Open (98 wins) – RECORD

Rafael Nadal is the youngest player who ever reached this milestone at the age of 28 years and 363 days!
PLAYERS who claimed 70th WINS AT A GRAND SLAM:
1. R.Nadal June 1, 2015 @ Roland Garros @ 28 years and 363 days
2. P.Sampras September 8, 2002 @ US Open @ 31 years and 27 days
3. B.Becker June 26, 1999 @ Wimbledon @ 31 years, 7 months, 4 days
4. J.Connors September 2, 1984 @ US Open @ 32 years
5. R.Federer January 16,2014 @ Aussie Open @ 32 years, 5 months, 8 days
6. I.Lendl September 5, 1992 @ US Open @ 32 years, 5 months, 29 days
7. J.Connors June 28, 1985 @ Wimbledon @ 32 years, 9 months, 26 days
8. R.Federer June 28, 2014 @Wimbledon @ 32 years, 10 months, 20 days
9. R.Federer August 31, 2014 @ US Open @ 33 years, 23 days
10. A.Agassi September 4, 2004 @US Open @ 34 years, 4 months, 6 days
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