FEDERER STORY OF HOPE 2017
Federer's return to the throne
1 - Agnieszka Radwanska at Wimbledon first reached the semifinals of the Grand Slam tournament, and then the final.
1 - for the first time in the history of Wimbledon the doubles tournament was won by a duo who received a wild card. The history includes Briton Jonathan Murray and Dane Frederik Nielsen.
1 - after Wimbledon Victoria Azarenka returned to first place in the WTA rating list, which she already topped this year during 19 weeks after the Australian Open.
1 - Maria Sharapova lost for the first time in her career to Sabina Lisicki. Prior to that, the Russian woman won three matches against her rival, including at last year's Wimbledon.
Men: Roger Federer (Switzerland).
Women: Serena Williams (USA).
Couples. Men: Jonathan Murray / Frederick Nielsen (UK / Denmark).
Couples. Women: Serena Williams / Venus Williams (USA).
Mixed: Lisa Raymond / Mike Brian (USA).
Juniors: Philip Pelivo (Canada).
Juniors: Eugene Bouchard (Canada).
Couples. Juniors: Andrew Harris / Nick Kirgios (Australia).
Couples. Juniors: Eugene Bouchard / Taylor Townsend (Canada / USA).
2 For the second year in a row Tamira Pazhek reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals, where Azarenka lost again. The Austrian tennis player has never managed to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament.
2 For the first time in her career, Maria Kirilenko found herself in the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam tournament. For the first time, she reached this stage at the 2010 Australian Open. Now Kirilenko was close to reaching the semifinals, but in a bitter struggle she lost to Agnieszka Radwanska.
2 - Frederic Nielsen became the second Dane to win the Grand Slam tournament, albeit in a pair. His grandfather Kurt Nielsen won the mixed double at the 1957 US Open. He was in the Wimbledon Singles Finals in 1953 and 1955, but did not succeed.
3 The Grand Slam Final between Roger Federer and Andy Murray ended victory of the Swiss. But this time Andy managed to win one set, which was not in the previous two matches at the US Open-2008 and Australian Open-2010.
3 -th career defeat in the final Agnieszka Radwanska suffered in the match. At the same time, she has 10 WTA titles on her account, and she won the last five finals.
3 - Robert Lindstedt and Jorya Tetzau reached the Wimbledon doubles final for the third time in a row, but never failed to achieve success.
4 weeks in a row after Roland Garros in the rank of the first racket of the world spent Sharapova. So far, she has not managed to gain a foothold at the top for a long time. She was the first for the longest time for seven weeks - from January 29 to March 18, 2007. In total, her stay on the throne so far lasted 21 weeks in total.
4 - at Wimbledon, Murray reached the 4th final of the Grand Slam tournament in his career, but lost that too. The current mentor of the Briton Ivan Lendl at the beginning of his career lost the same number of finals beforem, how to win your first helmet in 1984. And in total, Lendl won eight Grand Slam tournaments.
4 - victory in the semifinals over Angelica Kerber became for Agnieszka Radwanska only the fourth in her career over the top 10 tennis player in tournaments Grand Slam. The previous three were defeated Russian women Maria Sharapova (US Open-2007) and Svetlana Kuznetsova (Australian Open-2008 and Wimbledon-2008).
5 matches this year at Wimbledon were won by Kerber, thanks to which she reached the semifinals. The German woman's previous best result was the third round in 2010. She was eliminated three more times in the first round and once did not qualify.
5 - in terms of the number of victories at Wimbledon, Serena Williams caught up with her older sister Venus. Now both have five titles. More often in the Open Era at Wimbledon, only Martina Navratilova (9) and Steffi Graf (7) won.
6 - Elena Vesnina, paired with Leander Paes, reached her sixth final of the Bolshoi helmet in her career, but she still can't win. Three times the Russian woman played in the decisive matches in doubles and the same amount in the mixed doubles. Seven Russian (Soviet) tennis players reached the finals (in all categories) more often than Vesnina: Natalya Zvereva (14, before crossing the flag of Belarus), Svetlana Kuznetsova (11), Elena Likhovtseva (9), Olga Morozova (8), Larisa Savchenko ( 7, before passing under the Latvian flag), Vera Zvonareva (7), Maria Sharapova (7).
7th time in her career Serena Williams scored a double at the Grand Slam tournament, winning both singles and doubles (US Open 1999, Wimbledon 2002, 2009, 2012, Australian Open 2003, 2009, 2010). On all occasions, she played a pair with Venus Williams. It is noteworthy that only once did Serena not win both finals when she got to them. In 2008, she lost the Wimbledon final in singles to her sister Venus.
7 - Federer caught up with Pete Sampras in the number of titles at Wimbledon in the Open Era. Also, seven victories in the history of Grand Slam tournaments and on the account of William Renshaw (1881 - 1886, 1889), but at that time there was a challenge round - the reigning champion played only one match with a challenger, which was determined based on the results of the traditional tournament through. p>
7 different tennis players have won the last seven Grand Slam tournaments since the Australian Open 2011 - Kim Claysters, Li Na, Petra Kvitova, Samantha Stosur, Victoria Azarenko, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams.
8 - Serena Williams beat Victoria Azarenka in the Wimbledon semifinals. This is the eighth victory of an American tennis player over a Belarusian. The total score of personal meetings in their confrontation is now 8: 1.
8 - Federer beat Murray for the eighth time and equalized the score of personal meetings - 8: 8. Roger won the last three matches against the Briton.
9 - with Agnieszka Radwanska's advance to the Wimbledon Tepe finaln 9 out of 10 tennis players in the top 10 have a Grand Slam final to their credit. Only Kerber has not yet reached this stage (two semifinals).
9 For the first time in a row, Djokovic's and Federer's tournament paths crossed in the semifinals of the Grand Slam tournament, and for the first time at Wimbledon. Since 2008, they have met on the helmet only at this stage of the competition.
9 - in nine Grand Slam tournaments in a row, either Novak Djokovic, or Rafael Nadal, or both at once reached the final ... At this Wimbledon, the series, which lasted from Roland Garros-2010, was interrupted by Federer and Murray.
11 - in the fourth round of Wimbledon, Djokovic once again beat his compatriot Viktor Troitsky. Since the latter won in Umag in 2007, Djokovic has won 11 games in a row.
11 - Petra Kvitova's winning streak at Wimbledon stalled 11 matches. In the quarterfinals, she lost to Serena Williams.
13 For the first time in the Open Era, a 30-year-old tennis player won the Grand Slam tournament. The last one to succeed was Martina Navratilova in 1990. Then she won Wimbledon at the age of 33 years 263 days.
13 - Serena and Venus Williams won the doubles at the 13th Grand Slam tournament. According to this indicator in the Open Era, they occupy the third place. Gigi Fernandez and Natalia Zvereva have 14 titles, while Navratilova and Pam Shriver have won 21 together.
14 Serena Williams won the Grand Slam singles title for the 14th. Now she has exactly twice as many victories as her sister Venus.
14 - the meeting between Federer and South in the Wimbledon quarterfinals became the 14th between them, and in all these matches Roger won. Moreover, the Russian won only 5 games this time (1: 6, 2: 6, 2: 6). Mikhail took fewer games only in Halle-2004 - 2: 6, 1: 6.
15 For the first time in his career Federer was stronger than Novak Djokovic. The account of personal meetings was 15:12.
16 - the meeting at Wimbledon became the 16th in the history of the confrontation between Federer and Murray. It is noteworthy that before that they played with each other only on hard.
17 -th Grand Slam tournament in singles won Federer, and is ahead of the closest rival in this indicator in history tennis - Pete Sampras (14) - already three wins. The title at Wimbledon was the first for the Swiss since the Australian Open-2010, in the final of which he also beat Murray.
20 Serena and Venus Williams won the joint doubles title in their careers. They lost the final only once, in San Diego 1999 to Lindsay Davenport and Corina Morariu.
22 sets each played Federer and Murray in six matches en route to the final. At the same time, Andy spent four and a half hours more than Roger on the court.
24 Federer took part in the Grand Slam final for the 24th time in his career.
24 Ace was served by Serena Williams in the semifinal match against Victoria Azarenka. Thus, she updated her ownthe Wimbledon record set by her in the first week in a match with Zheng Jie (23), and also repeated the WTA record held by Kaye Kanepi. It is noteworthy that for 24 aces, Serena only needed two sets.
Serena Williams and Roger Federer
42 - At Wimbledon, Serena Williams won her 42nd career title. Of the active tennis players, only her sister Venus has more - 43.
46 matches Federer won this season and suffered only six defeats. Only David Ferrer (47) has more wins, having played two more tournaments.
67 - in terms of the number of games won at Wimbledon in the Open Era, Serena Williams moved up to fifth place, ahead of Billy -Jin King, who has 65 wins. After success in the final, Serena got 67. If she wins the next Wimbledon, she will overtake Venus (71) and catch up with Graf (74).
73 - the last Polish representative in the final of the Grand Slam was Jadwiga Jedjejovska. In 1937, she reached the Wimbledon and US Open finals, and in 1939 - at Roland Garros (she was defeated in all). Only 73 years later Agnieszka Radwanska was able to repeat her result at Wimbledon.
74 years have passed since the British tennis player managed to reach the Wimbledon singles final. Bunny Austin did it in 1938. Only this year Murray interrupted this unpleasant streak for the hosts.
75 titles were won by Federer after his success at Wimbledon.
76 - Jonathan Murray became the first Briton in 76 years to win Wimbledon in doubles. In 1936, the purely British duo Pat Hughes / Raymond Tuckey celebrated their success.
102 Aces performed at Wimbledon by Serena Williams. She made the most innings in the tournament, even if you count the men. Philip Kohlschreiber stopped at 98 aces.
286 - A victory at Wimbledon will allow Federer, two years later, to return to first place in the ATP rating list. From July 9-15, Roger will spend his 286th week at the summit, thus on par with Sampras. And it is unlikely that something will prevent the Swiss from surpassing this record next Monday.
853 - in the course of Wimbledon Federer crossed the mark of 850 won matches in his career. The jubilee was the victory over Xavier Maliss in the fourth round. And having beaten Murray in the final, Roger brought their number to 853.
12,300 - Murray's entry to the Wimbledon final caused a huge stir among British tennis fans. Before the final match the ticket price reached 12,300 US dollars.