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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 | 02:42 PM
Roger's already broken Hbarty in the 2nd set, that's all he needs, to now hold serve and make it real quick. Go Roger go.
06/23/2008 | 02:41 PM
Amazing break!!!
06/23/2008 | 02:40 PM
Roger's taken the first set, all he needed was one break to make it happen, I hope 2ns set will be as fast. Ok, didn't like what Bjorn Borg said about Roger being no 3 and not winning wimbledon this year. I think just like he was happy that Roger stopped
06/23/2008 | 02:38 PM
Nice 1st set
06/23/2008 | 02:33 PM
there were some forehand winnner right away after the start in the first game for example typical Rogers kind full of power!!! those kind when he is in the air and just. pfff. like his backhands have these too when he hits them in that way. and what volle
06/23/2008 | 02:27 PM
what a volley was that too!!!!
06/23/2008 | 02:26 PM
Aww he's smiling! What a beautiful smile he has! :)

Let's go, Roger, let's go! *clap-clap-clap*
06/23/2008 | 02:25 PM
I have my Wimbledon link going now. For some reason, they were showing some BBC news vefore...
06/23/2008 | 02:25 PM
the sweetest smile ever. ever. the one which is loving and humble, humanitarian and friendly!!!!! not hurting and not cynical not disdaining. and the deepest eyes ever. ever!!!which can see the good and admire the small ones too!!! which can see into the
06/23/2008 | 02:19 PM
Good start for Roger. He is up 3-0 already.Go Roger go. even the press has written him off but I sure see him in victory and he will shut up all his detractors inclkuding Djoko. They are already pretedicting Nadal/Djoko finals, I hope they stumble and not