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  • Andy Murray to play exhibition matches at Aspall Tennis Classic

    By Aditya Soni → Saturday, 24 June 2017



    Andy Murray is to warm up for Wimbledon with two exhibition matches at the Aspall Tennis Classic at Hurlingham next week.

    The world number one has added the event into his schedule following his early exit at Queen's Club, where he suffered a shock loss to world number 90 Jordan Thompson on Tuesday.

    The likes of last year's Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tomas Berdych, Lucas Pouille and Tommy Haas are also playing at Hurlingham.

    The exact schedule of Murray's matches has not yet been confirmed but he is likely to play on Tuesday and Friday.

    The Scot said: "It is great to be back at The Hurlingham Club. It's a great setting and an ideal opportunity to get grass court practice ahead of Wimbledon."

    Murray last played at the event in 2014 after he lost in the last 16 at Queen's.

    As defending champion, the 30-year-old will play the first match of the Championships on Wimbledon 2017's Centre Court on July 3.

  • Marin Cilic confident he’s closed gap with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray & Rafael Nadal

    By Aditya Soni →


    Marin Cilic believes he’s closed the gap on Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray and is confident of challenging the usual suspects at Wimbledon.

    The 28-year-old, who will rise to world No. 6 after beating Donald Young to qualify for the semi-finals at Queen’s, has been in excellent form in recent months and reached the quarter-finals of the French Open for the first time earlier this year.

    Despite winning a Grand Slam at the US Open in 2014, Cilic has never really been held in the same regard as the ‘Big Four’ or Stan Wawrinka.

    But he believes the gap between him and them is closing and he’s confident of pushing them hard at Wimbledon.

    When asked if he’d closed the gap with the ‘Big Four’, he replied: ‘I think so.

    ‘You know, it’s such, sometimes, really small margins. For me, during my career, comparing myself to the top guys, I have been different in a way that I was not able to keep that play really consistent as they were.

    ‘I think overall when I would be playing my best, I think I could match them up, definitely. But overall, during the course of the year, it was difficult for me to keep it up.

    ‘But these last 12 months, I have been improving on that, and that is helping me to get closer to the top 5. Now with my own game, getting that level up, I think I’m getting closer into that consistency level as they have, so that’s I think the biggest step for me.

    ‘I think I’m just playing better. Just raised the level a little bit more up. And even, you know, getting closer to Wimbledon, I’m going to definitely prepare a little bit more better playing on grass that much.’

    The Croat once again reiterated his desire to move into the top five this year, and insists he’s confident of achieving that goal.

    ‘I believe in top-five,’ he added.

    ‘Definitely with my improvement so far and looking ahead for the rest of the year, I feel that, you know, my game still can keep up with the level that I’m playing.

    ‘ And also being the right schedule is also extremely important. I know it’s not definitely going to be easy, but I believe in myself and that’s what I’m targeting.’
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    By Aditya Soni →


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  • Sharapova to return in July for World Team Tennis matches

    By Aditya Soni → Friday, 23 June 2017


    Maria Sharapova will return to competitive tennis in July for two World Team Tennis matches.

    Sharapova recently returned to the WTA Tour after a 15-month doping ban. She is skipping Wimbledon because of an injured left thigh that prevented her from competing in qualifiers.

    Sharapova plans to play for the Orange County Breakers -- a team she has played for seven years -- on July 16 and July 24.

    Sharapova had originally planned to return for a hard court tournament in Stanford, California, on July 31.

    The five-time major champion is ranked 179th in the world.
  • Halep accepts wildcard to Wimbledon tuneup in Eastbourne

    By Aditya Soni →


    World No.2 Simona Halep will get her grass court season underway before Wimbledon after all, as she accepted a wildcard to the Aegon International.

    The number of top 10 players competing at the Aegon Internation in Eastbourne next week grew to eight on Thursday, as World No.2 Simona Halep followed World No.1 Angelique Kerber in accepting a wildcard to the tournament.

    “I am very much looking forward to playing in Eastbourne,” Halep said. “The quality of the draw is very high so I’m hoping for some great matches to give me the best possible preparation ahead of Wimbledon.”
    Halep has not played since losing in the final of Roland Garros to Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko, as she withdrew from the Aegon Classic in Birmingham this week with a right ankle injury.

    Added tournament director Gavin Fletcher: “It’s great to have another member of the top 10 fighting it out for this year’s title. Simona is one of the most exciting players to emerge onto the WTA Tour in recent years and we look forward to watching her bring her classic counter-punching style to bear on Devonshire Park’s grass courts.”

    Kerber accepted a wildcard to play in Eastbourne last week, and the World No.1 ranking will again be in play between her, Halep and Karolina Pliskova in the coming weeks.

    Halep will be making her debut in Eastbourne, having reached the quarterfinals in Birmingham in 2015 ahead of the third Grand Slam on the calendar. The Romanian reached the last four at Wimbledon in 2014 for her best-ever result, and was also a quarterfinalist last year.
  • Elina Svitolina may decide to skip Wimbledon because of a foot problem

    By Aditya Soni →


    The world number five was knocked out of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham by Camila Giorgi on Thursday.

    Svitolina has been one of the form players of the season but has only ever won two matches at Wimbledon and does not want to jeopardise her chances of success on hard courts.

    The Ukrainian said: "I'm disappointed I'm out of the tournament, but not disappointed about my performance because I couldn't really show even like 50 per cent of what I can do.

    "I was really looking forward to this year at Wimbledon. But today the court was slippery and it's so bad for my foot.

    "I will do my best. But for the moment it's very uncomfortable, and there is a question, I think, about it, because the season is still long and there is lots of big tournaments as well where I will feel more comfortable and confident on the hard court."

    Svitolina started the Aegon Classic as the highest-ranked player following the withdrawal of world number one Angelique Kerber, but the second seed was out-hit by Italian qualifier Giorgi, who triumphed 6-4 4-6 6-2.

    Giorgi, ranked 102, moves through to a quarter-final clash with Australia's Ashleigh Barty.

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  • Heather Watson, Laura Robson and James Ward handed Wimbledon 2017 wild cards

    By Aditya Soni → Thursday, 22 June 2017


    Heather Watson, Laura Robson and Davis Cup stalwart James Ward are among the players to have been awarded Wimbledon wild cards.

    The All England Club announced the first batch of wild cards on Wednesday but there was no room for last year's hero Marcus Willis.

    The 26-year-old caused a sensation with his run through pre-qualifying and qualifying before going out in the second round against Roger Federer on Centre Court.

    But Willis has made only limited progress since and will again have to make his way through qualifying if he is to create more headlines.

    Watson has dropped outside the top 100 after a difficult 12 months, while Robson continues to work her way slowly back up the rankings following debilitating wrist problems.

    Naomi Broady and 20-year-old Katie Boulter are the other British women to have been given wild cards along with Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas, who has twice reached the fourth round.

    Ward, who played a key role in Britain's Davis Cup triumph of 2015, has been dogged by knee problems, with his ranking slumping to 1,062.

    Joining the 30-year-old are countrymen Brydan Klein and 21-year-old Cameron Norrie, who has just turned professional after finishing his US college career as the top-ranked player.

    German Tommy Haas, who knocked out Roger Federer in Stuttgart last week, has been granted one last appearance at Wimbledon at the age of 39.

    Last year's junior champion Denis Shapovalov is also in despite the unfortunate headlines he made in February when he struck a ball in anger into an umpire's face during a Davis Cup match between Canada and Great Britain.

    The 18-year-old has soared up the rankings and this week defeated Britain's Kyle Edmund at Queen's Club in a repeat of that infamous clash.

    A host of promising British players have had to settle for wild cards into qualifying, including Jay Clarke, Katie Swan and Gabi Taylor.

    Taylor was forced to retire from her junior quarter-final last year after picking up a bacterial infection that saw her spend five days in intensive care.

    The All England Club could add more wild cards in the build-up to the tournament, which begins on July 3, with three spaces left in both the men's and women's main draws.
  • Wimbledon 2017: No primary draw wildcard for Marcus Willis

    By Aditya Soni →



    Marcus Willis must-try to to fight through qualifying after missing on a Maindraw wildcard for Wimbledon.

    The All England Club announced the first batch of wild cards on Wednesday but there was no room for last year's hero.

    The 26-year-old caused a sensation with his run through pre-qualifying and qualifying before going out in the second round against Roger Federer on Centre Court.

    But Willis, ranked 387, has made limited progress since and was only awarded a free pass into qualifying.

    He will, though, definitely be at Wimbledon in the doubles after he and British teenager Jay Clarke were given a wild card.

    Speaking about his chances of a singles wild card earlier this month, Willis told Press Association Sport: ''I'm not confident but hopeful.

    ''I'd really appreciate that. It was a big story last year, the media attention is going to be big, so they might give me one.

    ''I genuinely think I can win some matches. It would bring back some memories, which would be sweet. If not, I'll try and make my way through qualies again.''

    Heather Watson, Laura Robson and Davis Cup stalwart James Ward are among the players who will be in the main draw.

    Watson has dropped outside the top 100 after a difficult 12 months, while Robson continues to work her way slowly back up the rankings following debilitating wrist problems.

    Naomi Broady and 20-year-old Katie Boulter are the other British women to have been given wild cards along with Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas, who has twice reached the fourth round.

    Ward, who played a key role in Britain's Davis Cup triumph of 2015, has been dogged by knee problems, with his ranking slumping to 1,062.

    Joining the 30-year-old are countrymen Brydan Klein and 21-year-old Cameron Norrie, who has just turned professional after finishing his US college career as the top-ranked player.

    German Tommy Haas, who knocked out Roger Federer in Stuttgart last week, has been granted one last appearance at Wimbledon at the age of 39.

    Last year's junior champion Denis Shapovalov is also in despite the unfortunate headlines he made in February when he struck a ball in anger into an umpire's face during a Davis Cup match between Canada and Great Britain.

    The 18-year-old has soared up the rankings and this week defeated Britain's Kyle Edmund at Queen's Club in a repeat of that infamous clash.

    A host of promising British players have had to settle for wild cards into qualifying, including Jay Clarke, Katie Swan and Gabi Taylor.

    Taylor was forced to retire from her junior quarter-final last year after picking up a bacterial infection that saw her spend five days in intensive care.

    The All England Club could add more wild cards in the build-up to the tournament, which begins on July 3, with three spaces left in both the men's and women's main draws.
  • Wimbledon 2017 is Near : Here's Order of Play

    By Aditya Soni → Wednesday, 21 June 2017
    Wimbledon 2017 Schedule and Order of Play


    United Kingdom - a country of traditions that revere the locals and admired by many tourists. United Kingdom - a country of particular historical events, which are gaining more and scope every year. United Kingdom - a Kingdom where all looks grand and elegant, all carried out in a special protocol with a deep sense of native English.

    Wimbledon - is one of the pages of British history and its modern pride. Every year since 1977 the quiet southern province of London - Wimbledon - becomes a place of passions, emotions, excitement, emotion and relaxation.

    This prestigious competition involved the greatest tennis players from around the world. All matches of Wimbledon 2017 Tennis Tournament are held on the grass, that is unique idea in world of Tennis.

    You can check out Wimbledon 2017 Live News, Updates, Live Stream, Photos, Score & Buzz at our website.


    Wimbledon 2017 Tennis starts on Monday 3rd July 2017 and runs until Sunday 16th July 2017. 


    Wimbledon 2017 Tennis .:

    • Qualifying 2017:  26 June - 29 June
    • Championships 2017:  3 July- 16 July 2017


    Wimbledon 2017 Tennis Order of Play .:

    • Note: Schedule is subject to change.

    DateCompetitionCourts
    Mon July 3rdMen's and Ladies' Singles 1st RoundCC, C1, C2, Outside Courts
    Men's Champion opens play on Center Court
    Tue July 4thMen's and Ladies' Singles 1st RoundCC, C1, C2, Outside Courts
    Wed July 5thMen's and Ladies' Singles 2nd RoundCC, C1, C2, Outside Courts
    Thu July 6thMen's and Ladies' Singles 2nd RoundCC, C1, C2, Outside Courts
    Fri July 7thMen's and Ladies' Singles 3rd RoundCC, C1, C2, Outside Courts
    Sat July 8thMen's and Ladies' Singles 3rd RoundCC, C1, C2, Outside Courts
    Sun July 9thNo play
    Mon July 10thMen's and Ladies' Singles 4th RoundCC, C1, C2, Outside Courts
    Tues July 11thLadies' Singles Quarter-FinalsCenter Court & No.1 Court
    Wed July 12thMen's Singles Quarter-FinalsCenter Court & No.1 Court
    Thur July 13thLadies' Singles Semi-FinalsCenter Court
    Fri July 14thMen's Singles Semi-FinalsCenter Court
    Sat July 15thLadies' Singles Final
    Men's Doubles Final
    Ladies' Doubles Final
    Center Court
    Sun 16th JulyMen's Singles Final
    Mixed Doubles Final
    Center Court


    How to Watch Wimbledon 2017 Live Streaming ? .:

    • Wimbledon qualifying matches are live on Eurosport and Eurosport Player.


    How to Buy Tickets of Wimbledon 2017 ? .:

    • Tickets will be available for the Tennis at the Bank of England Sports Centre, Roehampton. you can check out official website here for more info {link}


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  • When are the Wimbledon Championships 2017? Schedule, latest odds and TV coverage – here’s what we know

    By Aditya Soni → Tuesday, 20 June 2017
    WIMBLEDON is drawing ever closer following Rafael Nadal’s tenth victory at the French Open.

    With ticket ballots now closed, there are still other ways you can make the famous tournament which takes place in July, 2017.

    We have all the information ahead of Wimbledon 2017.

    Watch Wimbledon 2017 Live Streaming 




    When is Wimbledon 2017?

    The tournament starts on Monday 3rd July and finishes on Sunday 16th July.

    The men’s singles final and the mixed doubles final will held on the final day.

    Whereas the ladies’ singles final and both the men’s and ladies’ doubles final are both held on the Saturday 15th.

    Andy Murray will look to retain his Wimbledon title in 2017


    When is the draw for Wimbledon?

    The draw for the first round usually takes place a few days before the start of the tournament.

    Depending on who is number one seed, they will be at the opposite end of the draw to the World No.2.

    As the tournament gets under way on July 3, the draw will be held around July 1.


    What TV channel will be showing Wimbledon live?

    The BBC is the host broadcaster and will therefore be showing live tennis throughout the tournament.

    There are still ways to watch the best in action

    How much are tickets?

    The cheapest singles tickets are for the ground courts at £25.

    Men's final tickets will set you back £190.

    Serena Williams will not be participating at Wimbledon after announcing she is pregnant

    How do I apply for Wimbledon 2017 tickets?

    The 2017 public ballot entry is now shut, but there's no need to panic as tickets can still be purchased.

    Return tickets for centre court and No.3 Court will go on sale with Ticketmaster at around 48 hours before the day of play.

    Reserved seating tickets will go on sale each morning at 9:00am for the following day's play.

    The final option is the famous queue. A number of cash only tickets are held back on Centre Court, Court 1 and Court 2 for those who camp out the night before or arrive in the early hours.
  • Wimbledon 2017 Live Streaming - Live Updates : Wimbledon 2017 Tennis

    By Aditya Soni →
    Wimbledon 2017 is arrived and as you can imagine the trilled is gathered in all tennis fans. The tournament will be starting from July 3 and will end it on July 16. The Men's final will be on last day of the Wimbledon 2017. While women's final will be on 15th July which is one day earlier of finals of men.

    Watch Wimbledon 2017 Live Stream | Live Updates | Live News


    When does Wimbledon 2017 start? .:

    • Wimbledon 2017 kicks off on Monday 3rd July, and runs until Sunday 16th July. But this year, for the first time, the BBC will also be providing live coverage of the qualifying matches at the Bank of England Sports Club in Roehampton. This takes place 26th and 29th June ahead of the main event, and can be watched on the BBC Sport website and app.

    How to watch Wimbledon 2017 on TV ? .:

    The coverage of Wimbledon 2017 Live Streaming on BBC1 and BBC2 will be driven as common by moderator and previous professional tennis player Sue Barker. She will have every day from the All England Tennis Club for two weeks, where she will likewise be joined by any semblance of previous Wimbledon champions Boris Becker, Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe and Billie Jean King.

    Additionally joining the line-up will be Vijay Amritraj, Tracy Austin, Jamie Baker, Chris Bradnam, Charlie Brougham, James Burridge, Pat Cash, Andrew Castle, Matt Chilton, Andrew Cotter, Annabel Croft, Barry Davies, Jo Durie, Peter Fleming, Paul Hand, Tim Henman, John Inverdale, John Lloyd, Dan Lobb, John McEnroe, Ronald McIntosh, David Mercer, Nick Mullins, Peter Odgers, Mark Petchey, Louise Pleming, Simon Reed, Gigi Salmon, Sam Smith and Liz Smylie.

    Reports and elements will originate from Lee McKenzie, Ore Oduba, Rishi Persad and Phil Jones.

    BBC1 documentary with Sue Barker .:

    There will also be a BBC1 documentary fronted by Sue Barker looking back at the history of Wimbledon, and putting the focus on some of the greatest players in Wimbledon history – from Bjorn Borg and Billie Jean King to Pete Sampras to Andy Murray. Barker herself has seen The Championships from the inside for 50 years, and now she'll be travelling far and wide to catch up with the biggest names in tennis.



    How to listen to Wimbledon on the radio ? .:

    BBC Radio 5 live promises "100 hours of action" for eager tennis fans. Tony Livesey and Eleanor Oldroyd will be reporting live from the All England Tennis Club throughout The Championships. 

    Over on 5 live sports extra, Karthi Gnanasegaram will present coverage of the day’s early matches. 

    Former tennis champions and experts will be on hand to provide analysis, including Pat Cash, Jana Novotna, Mary Pierce, Leon Smith, Annabel Croft, Mats Wilander, Mark Woodforde, Miles Maclagan, Jeff Tarango, Tracy Austin, Fabrice Santoro, Jeremy Bates, Naomi Broady and Naomi Cavaday.

    Leading the commentary team will be BBC Sport's tennis correspondent Russell Fuller. Others on board include David Law, Gigi Salmon, Jonathan Overend, Vassos Alexander, Iain Carter, Alastair Eykyn, Philip Studd, Delyth Lloyd, Alastair Bruce-Ball and Sara Orchard.


    See matches from every court online

    The BBC Sport website and app will feature 15 live HD video streams to capture the action from every court of Wimbledon 2017 Live Stream , broadcasting at bbc.co.uk/sport. The site will also provide text commentary, audience interaction, rolling highlights, in-depth pundit analysis and infographics.

    Andy Murray, the current men's singles champion, will give Wimbledon fans an insight into his journey on his BBC Sport blog.


    Special coverage on BBC Scotland

    BBC Scotland will have daily reports on the progress of Andy Murray – and any other Scots in the competition, of course.


    BBC Regions and Local Radio

    BBC Regions and Local Radio will follow the progress of all the British players in the Championship, including those in the wheelchair and junior events.


  • weather forecast for Wimbledon 2017 Live

    By Aditya Soni →


    In this article we will discuss about weather forecast for Wimbledon 2017 live which also predicts for Wimbledon 2017 quarterfinal, Wimbledon 2017 semifinal as well as Wimbledon 2017 final for both men's and women's tournament.

    There is no surer sign that late spring has landed than the excitedly expected Wimbledon tennis competition.

    This year, Wimbledon happens between July 3 and July 16. You can watch Wimbledon 2017 quarterfinal , Wimbledon 2017 Semifinal & Wimbledon 2017 Final Live Stream here for free.

    English number one Andy Murray will be wanting to hold his title in the men's singles in the wake of winning a year ago against Milos Raonic.

    His fans will be trusting that he can lift the trophy at the end of the day this July as Wimbledon returns.

    Furthermore he will likewise confront rivalry from top choices Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic at the current year's competition.

    In 2016, Serena Williams secured her seventh win - which equalled her for the record number of single titles at 22 altogether.

    Be that as it may, the US star won't be contending in 2017, attributable to her pregnancy.

    Tickets are being peered toward by fans as the date approaches, with scores set to slip on Center Court over the Wimbledon fortnight.

    We will provide free live streaming of Men's single Wimbledon 2017 quarterfinal live streaming, live stream of men's semifinal and final for wimbledon 2017 on Web, Desktop, android and ios.

    In any case, what does the climate have in store?

    The Met Office says: "A continuation of the somewhat cool, alterable or unsettled climate looks in all likelihood at first.

    "Warm and to a great extent droughts of climate can be normal on occasion, blended with more unsettled conditions.

    "There will be the continuous danger of thundery episodes as well.

    "Temperatures are probably going to continuously recoup to be close typical for the season of year, maybe with some warm or even hot spells.

    "There are feeble signs for more settled conditions towards the finish of the period, however certainty for this is as of now low."


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  • Rafael Nadal Goes For Tenth French Open Title Against Stan Wawrinka in Final

    By Aditya Soni → Saturday, 10 June 2017



    • Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal will go for an unprecedented tenth French Open title on Sunday, while Stan Wawrinka ties to keep his record in major finals perfect. Both men won their semifinal matches on Friday in very different ways to reach the final.

    No. 4 Nadal had a very easy time with the man who handed him his only clay court season loss this year. The Spaniard dominated the sixth seed, Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-3. 6-4, 6-0 to reach his tenth Roland Garros final.

    For the third seed Wawrinka, he won a five-set struggle against the No. 1 seed Andy Murray 6-7(8), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-1 in four hours and 34 minutes. Last year he lost to Murray in the semifinals of Paris.

    Nadal goes into the final having only dropped 29 games through six matches.

    “I don’t care about the games I lost or not, or sets, or these kind of things,” Nadal said to media. “Only thing I care is I have been playing very well during the whole event.”


    • Stan Wawrinka

    “I’m extremely confident about what I do, about how I feel, about all the hard work I have accomplished over the past days, weeks, months, years,” said Wawrinka of his win. “I know that mentally, when I’m there, it’s difficult to beat me.”

    “I’m really happy to be in the final,” said Wawrinka. “I think it was quite a tough match today. A big battle. I want to enjoy it a lot, because, as I say, it’s not all the time you can say you’re going to play a final of a Grand Slam, especially in Paris. I really want to enjoy that.”

    It will be a battle between two former French Open champions not only for the title but also for the No. 2 ranking on Sunday. Nadal holds a 15-3 head-to-head record against his Swiss opponent. Nadal is 14-7 in major finals, while Wawrinka is 3-0.

    In the all-thirty-something final, Wawrinka at 32 will be the oldest finalist since 1973.

  • {Live} Stan Wawrinka v/s Rafael Nadal French Open 2017 Final Live Streaming from Roland Garros

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    Date : 11 - June - 2017


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    French Open 2017 Live final preview: Rafael Nadal v Stan Wawrinka

    French Open 2017 Live final preview: Rafael Nadal v Stan Wawrinka


    2017 ROLAND GARROS

    DAY 15 Men’s Preview

    Sunday 11 June

    Final


    3 STAN WAWRINKA (SUI) v NO. 4 RAFAEL NADAL (ESP)

    2017 Roland Garros marks the 116th edition of the French Championships and the 87th tournament since the event became international in 1925. It is also the 197th Grand Slam tournament of the Open Era, the first of which was 1968 Roland Garros, making this the 50th French Open.

    Prize money and ATP ranking points

    Today’s champion receives €2,100,000 in prize money, while the runner-up collects €1,060,000. In total, the men’s singles prize fund for 2017 Roland Garros is €13,548,000, a 12.6% increase on 2016. The winner is also awarded 2000 ATP ranking points, with the runner-up receiving 1200.

    ATP rankings update

    The winner of today’s final will move up to No. 2, with the runner-up at No. 3, when the ATP rankings are updated on Monday 12 June. If he wins today, Wawrinka will rise to a career-high ranking. If Nadal wins, he will climb to his highest ranking since October 2014. Last year’s champion Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, drops to No. 4 – his lowest ranking since October 2009. Here’s how the Top 10 will look on Monday:

    1 Andy Murray
    2 Nadal/Wawrinka??
    3 Nadal/Wawrinka??
    4 Novak Djokovic
    5 Roger Federer
    6 Milos Raonic
    7 Marin Cilic
    8 Dominic Thiem
    9 Kei Nishikori
    10 Alexander Zverev

    No. 3 v No. 4
    The last time the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds met in the Roland Garros final was in 2013, when No. 3 Nadal defeated No. 4 David Ferrer. It is the 3rd time the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds have met in the Roland Garros final in the Open Era. The other occasion these seeds have met was in 1990, when No. 4 seed Andres Gomez defeated No. 3 seed Andre Agassi.

    This is the 10th time the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds have met in a Grand Slam final in the Open Era.


    2017 leaders
    Nadal is in 1st place on the list for the most Tour-level match-wins in 2017. Wawrinka is in 6th place on the list and will move up to joint-4th place on the list if he wins today.

    Most wins in 2017
    Rafael Nadal                42-6
    Dominic Thiem             34-13
    David Goffin                 31-12
                Pablo Carreno Busta     27-14
    Alexander Zverev          27-10
    Stan Wawrinka             26-8

    Nadal is in 1st place on the list for most clay court wins in 2017. Wawrinka is in joint-8th place – along with Marin Cilic, Novak Djokovic, David Goffin, Kei Nishikori and Horacio Zeballos – and will move up to joint-7th if he wins today.

    Most clay court wins in 2017
                Rafael Nadal                23-1
                Dominic Thiem              22-5
    Albert Ramos-Vinolas    21-11
    Pablo Carreno Busta     20-8
    Alexander Zverev          16-4
    Pablo Cuevas                14-7
    Diego Schwartzman       13-10
    Stan Wawrinka             12-3

    Roger Federer, Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Alexander Zverev top the list for the most titles won this year with 3. Wawrinka, who won the title at Geneva prior to coming here, is bidding to win his 2nd title of 2017 and join the 6 men to have won multiple titles this year.

    Most titles in 2017
    Roger Federer               3          Australian Open, Indian Wells-1000, Miami-1000
    Rafael Nadal                 3          Monte Carlo-1000, Barcelona, Madrid-1000
    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga        3          Rotterdam, Marseille, Lyon
    Alexander Zverev          3          Montpellier, Munich, Rome-1000
    Grigor Dimitrov             2          Brisbane, Sofia
    Jack Sock                     2          Auckland, Delray Beach

    Head-to-head: Nadal leads 15-3
    2007     Australian Open           Hard (O)           R32      Nadal               62 62 62
    2007     Stuttgart                       Clay (O)            FR        Nadal                64 75
    2007     AMS Paris                    Hard (I)             R16      Nadal                64 63
    2009     Miami-1000                   Hard (O)           R16      Nadal                76(2) 76(4)
    2010     Rome-1000                   Clay (O)            QF        Nadal                64 61
    2010     Toronto-1000                 Hard (O)           R32      Nadal                76(12) 63
    2010     Shanghai-1000              Hard (O)           R32      Nadal                64 64
    2012     Monte Carlo-1000          Clay (O)            QF        Nadal                75 64
    2013     Madrid-1000                  Clay (O)            FR        Nadal                62 64
    2013     Roland Garros             Clay (O)            QF        Nadal               62 63 61
    2013     Shanghai-1000              Hard (O)           QF        Nadal                76(10) 61
    2013     ATP World Tour Finals   Hard (I)             RR        Nadal                76(5) 76(6)
    2014     Australian Open           Hard (O)           FR        Wawrinka         63 62 36 63
    2015     Rome-1000                   Clay (O)            QF        Wawrinka          76(7) 62
    2015     Shanghai-1000              Hard (O)           QF        Nadal                62 61
    2015     Paris-1000                     Hard (I)             QF        Wawrinka          76(8) 76(7)
    2015     ATP World Tour Finals   Hard (I)             RR        Nadal                63 62
    2016     Monte Carlo-1000          Clay (O)            QF        Nadal                61 64

    A 19th Tour-level meeting between the 2 players, and their 4th at a Grand Slam. Wawrinka won the only previous Grand Slam final the pair have contested, at the 2014 Australian Open. Since the beginning of 2014, the head-to-head is tied at 3-3.

    Nadal has a 2-1 win-loss record against Wawrinka in Tour-level finals, with both of his 2 wins coming on clay.

    This is the 8th time the pair have met on clay. Nadal has a 6-1 win-loss record against Wawrinka on clay, with his only defeat coming at 2015 Rome-1000.
    Wawrinka and Nadal are the first pair of players aged 30 or over to contest a Roland Garros final since 1969, when 30-year-old Rod Laver defeated 34-year-old Ken Rosewall. Wawrinka is the 2nd player in the Open Era to reach multiple Roland Garros finals after turning 30 – after Rosewall in 1968-69. Nadal is the 8th different player in the Open Era to reach a Roland Garros final after turning 30.

    WAWRINKA                                                 v                                                      NADAL

    32                                                        Age                                                        31*
    6’0”/1.83m                                  Height                                   6’1”/1.85m
    29,378,107                     Career Earnings (US$)                      83,573,172
    3                                                ATP Ranking                                                4
    16                                                       Titles                                                       72
    3 titles                               Best Grand Slam Result                       14 titles
    130-45                            Career Grand Slam Record                            215-32
    38-11                                  Roland Garros Record                                   78-2
    465-260                                       Career Record                                        848-180
    173-82                                  Career Record – Clay                                   388-35
    26-8                                             2017 Record                                              42-6
    12-3                                       2017 Record – Clay                                       23-1
    26-20                                 Career Five-Set Record                                  19-9
    6                                 Comebacks from 0-2 Down                                 3
    194-175                              Career Tiebreak Record                              208-134
    14-5                                   2017 Tiebreak Record                                     8-3
                                                                                              *Turned 31 on 3 June


    WAWRINKA Time
    Time NADAL
    d. (Q) Jozef Kovalik 62 76(6) 63 d. Alexandr Dolgopolov 64 76(5) 75 1:57 2:34 1st round 2nd round 1:52 1:49 d. Benoit Paire 61 64 61 d. Robin Haase 61 64 63
    d. No. 28 Fabio Fognini 76(2) 60 62 1:52 3rd round 1:31 d. Nikoloz Basilashvili 60 61 60
    d. No. 15 Gael Monfils 75 76(7) 62 d. No. 7 Marin Cilic 63 63 61
    2:43 1:40
    Round of 16 Quarterfinals 1:51 0:51 d. No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut 61 62 62 d. No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta 62 2-0 ret.
    (left abdominal muscle)
    d. No. 1 Andy Murray 67(6) 63 57 76(3) 61 4:34 Semifinals 2:07 d. No. 6 Dominic Thiem 63 64 60
    total time on court 15:20 (IBM time) 10:01 total time on court
                                                                          Road to the Final


    • WAWRINKA is bidding to win his 4th Grand Slam title and his 2nd at Roland Garros.

    • Wawrinka is bidding to become the 2nd man in the Open Era to win their first 4 Grand Slam finals after Roger Federer, who won his first 7 Grand Slam finals. As well as Federer and Wawrinka, 4 other men in the Open Era – Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg and Gustavo Kuerten – won their first 3 Grand Slam finals, but all (except Kuerten, who didn’t reach another final) finished runner-up in their 4th.
        
    Roger Federer Won first 7 Grand Slam finals – 2003 Wimbledon, 2004 Australian Open, 2004 Wimbledon, 2004 US Open, 2005 Wimbledon, 2005 US Open, 2006 Australian Open. Finished runner-up in 8th at 2006 Roland Garros.
    Stan Wawrinka Won first 3 Grand Slam finals – 2014 Australian Open, 2015 Roland Garros, 2016 US Open, 2017 Roland Garros??
    Born Borg Won first 3 Grand Slam finals – 1974-75 Roland Garros, 1976 Wimbledon. Finished runner-up in 4th at 1976 US Open.
    Jimmy Connors Won first 3 Grand Slam finals – 1974 Australian Open, 1974 Wimbledon, 1974 US Open. Finished runner-up in 4th at 1975 Australian Open.
    Stefan Edberg Won first 3 Grand Slam finals – 1985 Australian Open, 1987 Australian Open, 1988 Wimbledon. Finished runner-up in 4th at 1989 Roland Garros.
    Gustavo Kuerten Won first 3 Grand Slam finals – 1997, 2000, 2001 Roland Garros.

    • Aged 32 years 75 days, Wawrinka is bidding to become the 3rd oldest man in the Open Era to win Roland Garros after 34-year-old Andres Gimeno in 1972 and 33-year-old Ken Rosewall in 1968. He is looking to become the first man in the Open Era to win multiple Roland Garros titles after turning 30.

    • Wawrinka, who won 2015 Roland Garros aged 30 years 71 days and the 2016 US Open aged 31 years 167 days, is looking to become the 3rd man in the Open Era to win 3 or more Grand Slams titles after turning 30. Rod Laver and Rosewall are the only men to have won 3 or more Grand Slam titles after turning 30:
                  Players aged over 30 to win 2 or more Grand Slams (all-time)
    Player
    Titles won aged over 30
    Years
    Rod Laver 4 1969
    Ken Rosewall 4 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972
    Andre Agassi 2 2001, 2003
    Jimmy Connors 2 1982, 1983
    Stan Wawrinka 2 2015, 2016
    Roger Federer 2 2012, 2017

    • Wawrinka is bidding to win his 4th Grand Slam title and move into joint-15th place on the list for most Open Era Grand Slam titles won with Jim Courier, Rosewall and Guillermo Vilas.

    • Wawrinka is bidding to become the first Swiss player – man or woman – in history to win Roland Garros on multiple occasions. Wawrinka, the 2015 champion, and Federer, who won the title here in 2009 are the only Swiss players to have won the title here.

    • Wawrinka, who won the boys’ singles title here in 2003 (d. Brian Baker), is bidding to become the 5th former Roland Garros boys’ champion to go on and win the men’s title here on multiple occasions. Only 6 of the 70 different Roland Garros boys’ champions have gone on to win the men’s singles title. They are:


         Junior Champion            Men’s Champion
    Ken Rosewall Roy Emerson
    Andres Gimeno
    Mats Wilander
    Ivan Lendl
    Stan Wawrinka
                1952                        1953 and 1968 1954                        1963 and 1967
    1955                               1972
    1981                     1982, 1985 and 1988
    1978                     1984, 1986 and 1987
    2003                              2015

    • Roland Garros is Wawrinka’s joint-most successful Grand Slam event in terms of matches and titles won along with the US Open.

    Grand Slam Titles won Win-loss record Finals reached
    Australian Open 1 36-11 1
    Roland Garros 1 38-11 1
    Wimbledon 0 18-12 0
    US Open 1 38-11 1

    • Wawrinka is through to his 2nd Roland Garros final. Federer (2006-2009, 2011) and Martina Hingis (1997, 1999) are the only other Swiss players to have reached the final here in history. Federer (28 Grand Slam finals), Hingis (12) and Wawrinka (4) are the only Swiss players to reach a Grand Slam final.

    • By reaching the final here, Wawrinka has become the oldest man to reach the final at Roland Garros since Niki Pilic finished runner-up here aged 33 years 280 days in 1973.

    • By reaching his 2nd final here, Wawrinka has become the 20th man in the Open Era to reach the Roland Garros final on multiple occasions. He joins Michael Chang, Alex Corretja, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Jan Kodes, Laver, Ilie Nastase, Rosewall and Robin Soderling in joint-12th place on the list for most appearances in the Roland Garros final in the Open Era.

    • By reaching his 4th Grand Slam final, Wawrinka has joined Chang, Lleyton Hewitt, Goran Ivanisevic, Pat Rafter and Marat Safin in joint-23rd place on the list for most Grand Slam finals reached in the Open Era.

    • Wawrinka’s best Roland Garros performance is winning the title in 2015, defeating Djokovic 46 64 63 64 in the final. He was the first man to win Roland Garros a year after losing in the 1st round since 2002 champion Albert Costa, who had lost in the 1st round in Paris in 2001. At 30 years 71 days he was the oldest male champion since Andres Gomez in 1990.

    • Wawrinka has won 3 Grand Slam titles at 3 different majors. He also won the 2014 Australian Open
      (d. today’s opponent) and the 2016 US Open (d. Djokovic). At the Australian Open, he was the first player to defeat the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds en route to a Grand Slam title since Sergi Bruguera won 1993 Roland Garros. At the US Open, he became the oldest US Open champion since Rosewall in 1970.

    • Wawrinka is bidding to record his 11th straight win and extend his career-best Tour-level winning streak on clay, having defended his title at Geneva prior to coming here. His previous best winning streak on clay was 9 straight wins, which he has achieved on 3 other occasions – in winning the title at 2013 Oeiras through to the final at 2013 Madrid-1000, in winning the title at 2015 Roland Garros through to the quarterfinals at 2016 Monte Carlo-1000, and in winning the title at 2016 Geneva through to the semifinals at 2016 Roland Garros.

    • By defeating Murray in 5 sets in the semifinals here, Wawrinka improved his career 5-set win-loss record to 26-20. He has a 9-2 win-loss record in 5-set matches at Roland Garros.

    • By defeating Murray in the semifinals here, Wawrinka defeated a world No. 1 for the 4th time in his career. All 3 of his previous wins against players ranked No. 1 came in Grand Slam finals – against today’s opponent in the 2014 Australian Open final and against Djokovic in both the 2015 Roland Garros and 2016 US Open finals. He has a 4-20 win-loss record against players ranked No. 1 overall.

    • On his title defence here last year, Wawrinka lost to Murray in 4 sets in the semifinals.

    • Wawrinka warmed up for Roland Garros by defending his title at Geneva (d. Mischa Zverev) after 3rd round finishes at Monte Carlo-1000 (l. Pablo Cuevas) and Rome-1000 (l. John Isner). He lost his opening match at Madrid-1000
      (l. Benoit Paire). 7 of his 16 career titles have come on clay.

    • Also in 2017 Wawrinka reached his 4th Masters-1000 final at Indian Wells, falling to Federer, the semifinals at both the Australian Open (l. Federer) and Brisbane (l. Kei Nishikori), and the round of 16 at Miami-1000
      (l. Alexander Zverev).

    • Wawrinka has played in every major since making his Grand Slam debut at 2005 Roland Garros. This is his 13th straight Roland Garros appearance and his 49th consecutive Grand Slam appearance, which puts him in 10th place on the list for the most consecutive appearances at the majors in history.

    • Wawrinka is coached by 2000 Roland Garros finalist Magnus Norman.

    • NADAL is bidding to become the first player, man or woman, in the Open Era – and only the 2nd player in history – to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event. Margaret Court is the only player in history to have won 10 or more titles at one Grand Slam event, winning the Australian title on 11 occasions in 1960-66, 1969-71, and 1973.

    Most titles at the same Grand Slam tournament (men and women)
    Player Grand Slam Titles Years
    Margaret Court Australian Open* 11 1960-66, 1969-71, 1973
    Rafael Nadal Roland Garros 10?? 2005-08, 2010-2014, 2017??
    Martina Navratilova Wimbledon 9 1978-79, 1982-87, 1990
    *Known as Australian Championships before 1969

    • Nadal is bidding to further extend the record he set at 2013 Roland Garros for the most men’s Grand Slam titles at any one event.

    Most titles at the same Grand Slam tournament (men)
    Player Grand Slam Titles Years
    Rafael Nadal Roland Garros 9?? 2005-08, 2010-2014, 2017??
    Richard Sears US Championships 7 1881-87*
    William Renshaw Wimbledon 7 1881-86, 1889
    Bill Larned US Championships 7 1901-02, 1907-11*
    Bill Tilden US Championships 7 1920-25, 1929
    Pete Sampras Wimbledon 7 1993-95, 1997-2000
    Roger Federer Wimbledon 7 2003-07, 2009, 2012
    *Challenge round played through 1911 at US Championships

    • Nadal is looking to win his 15th Grand Slam title and take sole ownership of 2nd place on the all-time list for most Grand Slam titles won ahead of Pete Sampras. [See table overleaf]


    Grand Slam titles won (all-time)
    Player No. of GS titles
    Roger Federer 18
    Rafael Nadal 15??
    Pete Sampras 14
    Novak Djokovic Roy Emerson 12 12
    Bjorn Borg Rod Laver 11 11
    Active players in bold

    • If he wins today, at 31 years 8 days Nadal will be the oldest player – man or woman – in history to win 15 Grand Slam titles.

    Age of 15-time Grand Slam winners
    Player 15th Grand Slam title Age
    Rafael Nadal?? 2017 Roland Garros?? 31 years 8 days
    Serena Williams 2012 US Open 30 years 348 days
    Martina Navratilova 1986 US Open 29 years 324 days
    Chris Evert 1983 Roland Garros 28 years 166 days
    Margaret Court 1970 Wimbledon 27 years 353 days
    Roger Federer 2009 Wimbledon 27 years 331 days
    Helen Wills Moody 1932 Roland Garros 26 years 244 days
    Steffi Graf 1994 Australian Open 24 years 230 days

    • This is Nadal’s 22nd Grand Slam final. He has a 14-7 win-loss record in Grand Slam finals, going into today’s match. He has reached back-to-back major finals for the first time since he reached 3 Grand Slam finals in a row from the 2013 US Open through 2014 Roland Garros.
         Nadal in Grand Slam finals
    Event Result
    2005 Roland Garros d. Mariano Puerta 67(6) 63 61 75
    2006 Roland Garros d. Roger Federer 16 61 64 76(4)
    2006 Wimbledon l. Roger Federer 60 76(5) 67(2) 63
    2007 Roland Garros d. Roger Federer 63 46 63 64
    2007 Wimbledon l. Roger Federer 76(7) 46 76(3) 26 62
    2008 Roland Garros d. Roger Federer 61 63 60
    2008 Wimbledon d. Roger Federer 64 64 67(5) 67(8) 97
    2009 Australian Open d. Roger Federer 75 36 76(3) 36 62
    2010 Roland Garros d. Robin Soderling 64 62 64
    2010 Wimbledon d. Tomas Berdych 63 75 64
    2010 US Open d. Novak Djokovic 64 57 64 62
    2011 Roland Garros d. Roger Federer 75 76(3) 57 61
    2011 Wimbledon l. Novak Djokovic 64 61 16 63
    2011 US Open l. Novak Djokovic 62 64 67(3) 61
    2012 Australian Open l. Novak Djokovic 57 64 62 67(5) 75
    2012 Roland Garros d. Novak Djokovic 64 63 26 75
    2013 Roland Garros d. David Ferrer 63 62 63
    2013 US Open d. Novak Djokovic 62 36 64 61
    2014 Australian Open l. Stan Wawrinka 63 62 36 63
    2014 Roland Garros d. Novak Djokovic 36 75 62 64
    2017 Australian Open l. Roger Federer 64 36 61 36 63
    2017 Roland Garros v Stan Wawrinka

    • Nadal is bidding to win his 53rd career clay court title at Roland Garros. By winning his 50th clay court title at Monte Carlo-1000, he set an Open Era record for the most career clay court titles ahead of Guillermo Vilas (49).

    • Nadal is looking to become the first No. 4 seed to win a Grand Slam title since he won his first major title, as No. 4 seed, by defeating Mariano Puerta in the final here in 2005. Roger Federer is the last No. 4 seed to have reached the final at a Grand Slam, when he finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic at 2014 Wimbledon. Nadal defeated the last No. 4 seed to reach the final at Roland Garros – David Ferrer in 2013.

    • Nadal has won 7 of his last 8 meetings with Top 5 opposition at the Grand Slams. His only defeat to a Top 5 player at a major since falling to No. 1 Djokovic in the final at the 2012 Australian Open came against No. 1 Djokovic in the quarterfinals here in 2015. He has a 24-9 win-loss record against Top 5 opponents at the majors overall.

    • Nadal is through to the Roland Garros final without dropping a set for the 5th time in his career. He also reached the final here without dropping a set in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012. He went on to win the title without dropping a set in 2008 and 2010. [NB Nadal has played 16 completed sets here this year due to Pablo Carreno Busta’s retirement in the quarterfinals]

    • Nadal has dropped just 29 games in reaching the final here – the 2nd fewest games dropped into a Grand Slam final in the Open Era where the best-of-5 set format has been played*. Bjorn Borg dropped 27 games in reaching the 1978 final. Borg also holds the Open Era record for the fewest games dropped in winning a Grand Slam title (where the best-of-5 format has been played throughout the tournament). [*NB Guillermo Vilas dropped 26 games in reaching the final at the 1977 US Open, but the opening 4 rounds were best-of-3 sets]

    Fewest games dropped in winning a Grand Slam title*
    Bjorn Borg 32 – 1978 Roland Garros
    Bjorn Borg 38 – 1980 Roland Garros
    Rafael Nadal 41 – 2008 Roland Garros
    *Where all matches played were best-of-5-sets

    • Nadal has played just 2 five-set matches at Roland Garros – he came back from 1-2 down to defeat John Isner in the 1st round in 2011 and also defeated Djokovic in 5 sets in the 2013 semifinals. He has a 19-9 win-loss record in
      5-set matches overall.

    • Nadal is the leading performer in Roland Garros history. He has a 78-2 win-loss record at Roland Garros, ahead of Federer (65-16), Djokovic (59-12) and Vilas (58-17).

    • Roland Garros is Nadal’s most successful Grand Slam in terms of match-wins, titles won and finals reached.

    Grand Slam Titles won Win-loss record Finals reached
    Australian Open 1 51-11 4
    Roland Garros 10?? 78-2 10
    Wimbledon 2 40-9 5
    US Open 2 46-10 3

    • By reaching the final here, Nadal became the 3rd man in history to make 10 appearances in the final at one Grand Slam event after Bill Tilden (10 US Open finals) and Roger Federer (10 Wimbledon finals).

    • By reaching his 22nd Grand Slam final, Nadal took sole ownership of 2nd place on the all-time list for most Grand Slam finals reached in the Open Era ahead of Djokovic.

    Grand Slam finals reached (all-time)
    Player No. of GS finals
    Roger Federer 28
    Rafael Nadal 22
    Novak Djokovic 21
    Ivan Lendl 19
    Pete Sampras 18
    Rod Laver 17
    Active players in bold

    • Nadal has reached his 10th Roland Garros final and extended his record for the most final appearances here ahead of 2nd-placed Borg (6 Roland Garros final appearances). He has never lost a Roland Garros final.

    • By defeating Dominic Thiem in Friday’s semifinals, Nadal improved his win-loss record in Grand Slam semifinals to 22-3. He has a 10-0 win-loss record in semifinals here.

    • By defeating Carreno Busta in the quarterfinals here, Nadal recorded his 100th best-of-5-sets match-win on clay. He has a 101-2 win-loss record in best-of-5-sets matches on clay, with his only defeats coming at Roland Garros – in the round of 16 in 2009 (l. Robin Soderling) and the quarterfinals in 2015 (l. Djokovic).

    • Nadal’s 3rd round win over Nikoloz Basilashvili here was the first time a man has dropped just one game in a completed match at Roland Garros since 2008, when Tomas Berdych defeated wild card Robert Smeets 61 60 60 in the 1st round and Ferrer defeated Fabrice Santoro 60 61 60 in the 2nd round.

    • Nadal’s 3rd round win over Basilashvili was his best victory in a best-of-5-sets match on clay in terms of games dropped. He has dropped 3 games or fewer in a completed best-of-5-set match on clay on 7 occasions:

    Nadal dropping 3 games or fewer in best-of-5-set matches on clay
    Event Result Games dropped
    2008 Roland Garros – R16 d. Fernando Verdasco 61 60 62 3
    2008 Roland Garros – QF d. Nicolas Almagro 61 61 61 3
    2009 Davis Cup – WG 1R d. Janko Tipsarevic 61 60 62 3
    2012 Roland Garros – R16 d. Juan Monaco 62 60 60 2
    2014 Roland Garros – R128 d. Robby Ginepri 60 63 60 3
    2016 Roland Garros – 128 d. Sam Groth 61 61 61 3
    2017 Roland Garros – R32 d. Nikoloz Basilashvili  60 61 60 1

    • At the 2010 US Open, Nadal became the 7th man in history to win all 4 Grand Slam titles. He was the 3rd-youngest in history and the youngest man in the Open Era, to do so.

    • Last year here, Nadal gave a walkover ahead of his 3rd round match with Marcel Granollers due to a wrist injury. This is Nadal’s 13th successive Roland Garros and his 48th appearance at a major.

    • Nadal is one of only 2 players to have won multiple clay court titles this year along with Alexander Zverev. He won his 10th titles at both Monte Carlo-1000 (d. Albert Ramos-Vinolas) and Barcelona (d. Thiem) – becoming the first man in the Open Era to win a singles tournament on 10 occasions – and his 30th Masters 1000 title at Madrid (d. Thiem).

    • Nadal has been coached by his uncle Toni since the age of 4. He added 1998 Roland Garros champion Carlos Moya to his coaching team ahead of the 2017 season.
    *** Statistics courtesy of Grand Slam Media and the ITF