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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 | 03:07 PM
It´s nice to see Roger moving so naturally and feeling so good.

Bye bye 2nd set
06/23/2008 | 03:04 PM
Roger looks so comfortable. His shots are confident. He's making a few forehand errors here and there, but I'm sure he'll improve. Such an amazing player.

He's so cute with all his hair falling over his headband. :) PLUS his hair itself. Oh my Lord! J
06/23/2008 | 03:04 PM
Good Luck sweet Roger!
06/23/2008 | 03:00 PM
I am working but the stat said that you are playing near perfection.
All the best my champ
06/23/2008 | 02:57 PM
I had someone in CA taping the first Roger story on ESPN Classics and he said he couldn't get the whole program as there was some kind of basketball game going on or something. Did anyone else run into this??
I am watching Roger play at Wimbledon now. It
06/23/2008 | 02:50 PM
he's playing on grass so naturally like a newborn child swims in water.
06/23/2008 | 02:48 PM
Someone tell the umpire to begin the 3rd set, the 2nd is already done
06/23/2008 | 02:46 PM
Roger has once again raced to a 3-0 lead again in the 2nd set, what a way to start the 2nd set.
06/23/2008 | 02:45 PM
what a no look was that unbelievable!!!!!!!
06/23/2008 | 02:42 PM
Wow! What accomplishments. Keep on rolling and the best of luck.