Players who won their 1⃣st 2⃣Masters 🏆 b2⃣b since 1⃣9⃣7⃣0⃣: ’70 Rod Laver ’78 John McEnroe ’91 Jim Courier’94 Andrey Medvedev ’98 Patrick Rafter ’03 Andy Roddick ’05 Rafael Nadal’07 David Nalbandian ’08 Andy Murray’17 Alexander Zverev ’19 Daniil MedvedevWhat a list & legends!
Since 1990, the following Masters finals including finalists with names containing only ‘e’ vowels:1990 Stockholm: Becker–Edberg1990 Paris: Edberg-Becker1991 Stockholm: Becker-Edberg2014 Cincy: Federer–Ferrer2018 Montreal: Zverev-Federer2019 Shanghai: Medvedev-Zverev *2007 Shanghai: Federer-Ferrer (Tennis Masters Cup Final)
Alexander Zverev became the1⃣st player since Lleyton Hewitt who played in his 1⃣st 6⃣Masters finals against 6⃣different players from 6⃣ different countries! Lleyton Hewitt:2000 Stuttgart Wayne Ferreira RSA2002 IW Tim Henman GBR2002 Cincinnati Carlos Moyá ESP2002 Paris Marat Safin RUS2003 IW Gustavo Kuerten BRA2004 Cincinnati Andre Agassi USA Alexander Zverev:2017 Rome Novak Djokovic SRB2017 Canada Roger Federer SUI2018 Miami John Isner USA2018 Madrid Dominic . . .
Since 1⃣9⃣7⃣0⃣ (inception of the GP Tour Championships/ATP Championships/Super 9/Tennis Masters + ATP Masters 1000), this is the 2⃣nd time when a 🇷🇺and a 🇩🇪 player meet in a Masters final!1993 Hamburg Open Michael Stich vs Andrei Chesnokov2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev. 2⃣6⃣years5⃣months3⃣days ago, on May 10, 1993 was the last time when a 🇷🇺 and a 🇩🇪 player clashed in a Masters final: at Hamburg . . .
Since 2⃣0⃣0⃣9⃣, this is 1⃣st time at Rolex Shanghai Masters 6⃣th time overall (at 9⃣8⃣ Masters tournaments) and 5⃣th time at a Masters on hard court that any member of BIG5 (Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka ) did not reach the last 4⃣ at a Masters!All Masters where the same scenario happened since 2009 are the following:2012 Rolex Paris Masters / hard court2017 Western & Southern Open / hard . . .
After Prague and Chicago, the 3rd edition of the Laver Cup was hosted in Geneva, Switzerland. Team Europe won again, completing a three-peat, however they needed to fight back from 7-11 on the last day. All the rest is in this video:
1⃣st time records in 2019 at Grand Slams: – Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies are the 1⃣st all-🇩🇪 Men’s Doubles team who won a Grand Slam in Open-era (Roland Garros) – Rafael Nadal is the 1⃣st player who won a Grand Slam 1⃣2⃣times (Roland Garros) Bianca Vanessa Andreescu is the 1⃣st 🇨🇦 who won a . . .
Who guessed years ago that at the end of the 2⃣0⃣1⃣9⃣ Grand Slam season, the standing of Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Grand Slam 🏆 battle would be 2⃣0⃣ – 1⃣9⃣?
Andriy Medvedev lost the final Roland Garros in 1999 from 2⃣-0⃣ sets lead against Andre Agassi ! Daniil Medvedev was close to come back vs Rafael Nadal at US Open final in 2019 from 0⃣-2⃣sets down.
In the last 2⃣years woman players from 🇷🇴 or with 🇷🇴roots advanced into the finals at least once in every Grand Slam:2018 Australian Open: Caroline Wozniacki beat Simona Halep 2018 Roland Garros: Simona Halep beat Sloane Stephens 2019 Wimbledon: Simona Halep beat Serena Williams2019 US Open: Bianca Andreescu beat Serena Williams