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Roger by the Numbers during the Grass Court Streak

22.06.2008 | Tennis


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


Different opponents he has beaten on grass during the streak



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



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



The number of sets lost in 168 sets played



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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


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



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 | 03:34 PM
Wonderful game, Roger. Knew you would do it. We all wish you as easy of a time as this one throught the whole tournament. And why not??? We LOVE you!!!!!!
06/23/2008 | 03:34 PM
Roger just thru to the 2nd round in 1:19mins. he will play Robin Soderling next, at least he's given people who have written him off something to talk about.
06/23/2008 | 03:30 PM
amazing volley!!!! and forehand!!!
06/23/2008 | 03:26 PM
Roger's wanting to finish the match very much it's in his eyes, he's going to do that in a little while!!
06/23/2008 | 03:26 PM
Roger broke again to lead 4-1 in the 3rd set. It's almost over guys, nice outing for our Roger, didn't even face a break point and coverted most of his chances. I hope his detractors are watching. It's game on.
06/23/2008 | 03:26 PM
B4 I could finish posting, it's 5-1 already, just one break and it's over.
06/23/2008 | 03:23 PM
What a passing shot for the 0-15!!
What a bakhand shot for the 0-30!!
What a volley for the 0-40!!

Another amazing break
06/23/2008 | 03:22 PM
what a backhand winner was this too!!
06/23/2008 | 03:20 PM
these backhands and not just the winners are amazing too cross line or straight line all of them are very nice!! his serves are very very massive!!!
06/23/2008 | 03:18 PM
Another break for Roger in the 3rd set at 0-40. The match will soon be over. He has played unbelievably well in the beginning of his quest for a 6 straight wimbledon. Go Roger go.