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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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06/23/2008 | 03:55 PM
CONGRATS ROGER!! Such a pleasure watching you play. It was also wonderful to see your beautiful smile. Please keep smiling.

Wishing you the best of luck and health, as always.
06/23/2008 | 03:49 PM
Congratulations on your 60th win on grass Roger!
Pictures from the matches...yep already in the forum...

http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/fanzone/forum/topicview.cfm?uTopicID=23580&uPage=47

06/23/2008 | 03:48 PM
***DEAREST ROGER***

All you needed today was a cup of tea to share with Dominik!!!
Congratualtions again Dear Roger

GO RGOER GO
06/23/2008 | 03:47 PM
hI Rogerholics Friends
For anybody fustrated by ESPN2 coverage you can buy out of fustrations for $25.00 and use Wimby livestream. JMac comments and he is very pro Roger so far and it is very nice to be able to keep the sound on

GO ROGER GO
06/23/2008 | 03:45 PM
Bravo Roger!!!

You played great! J Mac said that you “could not have looked better than that”! That is right!
And thanks for the pleasure of seeing you in great form and great spirits! It was fun to see you two chatting and smiling while sitting on
06/23/2008 | 03:44 PM
****CONGRATULATIONS DEAREST ROGER****

Excellent 1st round match Roger!!
Congratulations on everything you did on CC
Welcome Home

GO ROGER GO
06/23/2008 | 03:42 PM
The best five words in the English Language ?
GAME, SET AND MATCH FEDERER
06/23/2008 | 03:41 PM
John McEnroe is all praises for Roger, ALL praises. Once the match got done, he even said Roger has now given other players something to think about and something about sending a message to those who have written him off and who have predicted his "demise
06/23/2008 | 03:35 PM
thank God i can see the interview too the tv showed a few words Roger also told he played well, yes!!!
06/23/2008 | 03:34 PM
congratulation Roger!!!! you played very very nicely!!! amazing shots you hit!!
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