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Roger by the Numbers during the Grass Court Streak

22.06.2008 | Tennis

59

Open Era grass court winning streak record since his last loss to Mario Ancic in the first round at Wimbledon in 2002


43

Different opponents he has beaten on grass during the streak

 

34

Has won 34 consecutive matches at the All England Club, second in the Open Era to Borg’s 41

 

24

The most aces he’s hit in a match during the streak (in ’07 final vs. Rafael Nadal)

 

16

The number of sets lost in 168 sets played

 

10

Tied (with Pete Sampras) for the most career grass titles in the Open Era

 

9

Has defeated nine Top 10 opponents during the streak, including eight at Wimbledon

 

8

Has only lost eight of 110 sets during his Wimbledon title reign

 

7

Lost his serve seven times in the tournament in last year’s Wimbledon title run

 

6

Trying to become the first player since William Renshaw from 1881-86 to win six straight Wimbledon singles titles

 

5

Last year tied Bjorn Borg’s Open Era record of five consecutive Wimbledon titles (1976-80). Has also won five career titles in Halle

 

4

The most times he’s been broken in a match (three different times – ’07 Wimbledon final vs. Nadal, ’06 Halle QF vs. O. Rochus, ’04 Wimbledon final vs. Roddick). Saved four match points vs. Rochus in ’04 Halle, the only time he’s faced a match point. Also only lost his serve four times in his Wimbledon title run two years ago

 

3

Has beaten three opponents three times each during the streak (Richard Gasquet, Nicolas Kiefer, Andy Roddick)


2

The fewest games he’s won in a set (in ’07 final vs. Nadal) in 168 sets played

 

1

Has been stretched to five sets once during the streak (in ’07 final vs. Nadal)…Also has lost the opening set only once at Wimbledon during the streak (in ’04 Wimbledon final vs. Roddick)

 

 

 

 

By Greg Sharko, ATP

 

 
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07/07/2008 | 01:57 AM
Roger you are a history maker ,you are the coolest player, gentleman , gracious at your loss and you are still THE KING OF SWING
Good Luck at the US OPEN

God Bless
07/06/2008 | 05:16 PM
Quite a feat by Roger. Nothing ever lasts. Change is the way of life. It was painful to watch Sampras come down the mountain, as it is to watch Roger come down the same mountain.
07/03/2008 | 10:43 PM
shhh quiet genius at work. roger you are the best. just beat safin and nadal thn. ooooooooooooooh, how much iwant you o do it. gave a grass court leson to rafa. the clay specialist.rvenge for RG 08.good lucks you man
07/03/2008 | 04:52 PM
Roger you are fantastic ,relly you are a genious as someone said.Good luck for next match.THE BEST.
07/02/2008 | 01:05 AM
Amazing results,
amazing numbers,
AMAZING ROGER !!!!!
Go champion ;)
06/30/2008 | 09:37 PM
dear rog
u r great no one can stop u

usman
06/30/2008 | 04:20 PM
To CooL Roger
i love you
xxxxxx
06/30/2008 | 03:40 AM
Congratulations again on your latest victory.
All the best against Hewitt tomorrow.

All this hoopla over Nadal would not be going on if the organizer s at Wimbledon had not slowed down the the surface this past decade. Now, Nadal is a GREAT grass cou
06/29/2008 | 01:14 AM
+The_Lizard_King, reptilian, are you? I wish whatever you said to turn right back upon you. And furthermore, a pox on you, and the player you support. If you had manners, I am certain you could have found a way to put a couple of English words together! O
06/27/2008 | 07:34 AM
WHAT A NUMBERS
THATS WHY I SAY YOU ARE ''ROGER FEDERER THE GREAT''
I THINK YOU ARE DOING VERY WELL TO SAVE YOUR ENERY AND NOT TALK SO MUCH WITH ALL THOSE JOURNALISTS ALL THE TIME

GOOD LUCK FARTHER MORE IN WIMBLEDON

LOVE ALWAYS....
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