1-2-3: Wimbledon focus is on Djokovic, Federer, Nadal-SUN0630

ON THIS POST: MEN’S WIMBLEDON PREVIEW IS ALL ABOUT THE BIG 3

  • Top 3 seeds Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

  • Opening opponents

  • How the Big 3 compare in 2019

  • Big 3 career comparisons

  • All-time grand slam titles

  • Men’s seeds, Vegas odds

  • Wimbledon history, recent winners


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The 133rd edition of Wimbledon begins July 1; men’s championship match is set for July 14


2-1

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia is the top men’s seed

and installed as the favorite

  • List of men seeds, odds at end of post



2, 3

Wimbledon system has world No. 3 Roger Federer seeded 2nd ahead of #2 Rafael Nadal

1 vs 2/3

Djokovic in top half of bracket; Federer and Nadal drawn

together in bottom of bracket

  • 10-2: Djokovic record vs. July 1 opening opponent Philipp Kohlschreiber

  • 6-4, 6-4: Kohlschreiber beat Djokovic in Round of 32 at Indian Wells in March

  • 22: Age of Federer’s opponent Lloyd Harris of South Africa, making Wimbledon debut

  • 258: Ranking of Nadal’s Round 1 opponent Yuichi Sugita of Japan

BIG 3 BY THE NUMBERS IN 2019
Season comparison of top seeds
Novak Djokovic (ND), Roger
Federer (RF) and Rafael Nadal (RN)
RECORD ND RF RN
Overall 28-6 32-4 32-5
Titles 2 3 2
Grand Slams 12-1 6-2 13-1
Masters 1000 13-4 14-2 15-2
Tiebreaks 6-3 12-3 4-3
Versus Top 10 6-2 2-3 5-3
Finals 2-1 3-1 2-1
Deciding set 6-5 7-2 2-2
Clay 15-3 9-2 21-3
Grass 0-0 5-0 0-0
Hard 13-3 18-2 11-2
Indoor 0-0 0-0 0-0
Outdoor 28-6 32-4 32-5
After 1st set win 25-2 30-3 31-1
After 1st set loss 3-4 2-1 1-4
vs. right-handers 24-5 30-3 29-5
vs. left-handers 4-1 2-1 3-0

Big 3 aces, double faults


864-182, 74

Novak Djokovic’s career match record with 74 titles, including

15 grand slams

1,216-264, 102

Roger Federer’s career match record with 102 titles, including

20 grand slams

951-195, 82

Rafael Nadal’s career match record with 82 titles, including

18 grand slams


Big 3 Grand Slam titles

AO-Australian Open; F0-French.; W-Wimbledon; US-U.S. Open

CAREER GRAND SLAM TITLES
A-Australian; F-French;
W-Wimbledon; US-U.S. Open
NO PLAYER A F W US
20 Roger Federer 6 1 8 5
18 Rafael Nadal 1 12 2 3
14 Pete Sampras 2 0 7 5
15 Novak Djokovic 7 1 4 3
12 Roy Emerson 6 2 2 2
11 Björn Borg 0 6 5 0
11 Rod Laver 3 2 4 2
10 Bill Tilden 0 0 0 7
8 Jimmy Connors 1 0 2 5
8 Ivan Lendl 2 3 0 3
8 Andre Agassi 4 1 1 2
8 Ken Rosewall 4 2 0 2
8 Fred Perry 1 1 3 3
7 John McEnroe 0 0 3 4
7 Mats Wilander 3 3 0 1
6 Stefan Edberg 2 0 2 2
6 Boris Becker 2 0 3 1
5 Rod Laver 1 1 2 1
5 John Newcombe 2 0 2 1

88-18

Novak Djokovic’s career record

on grass surfaces with 5 titles

181-26

Roger Federer’s career record

on grass surfaces with 19 titles

66-19

Rafael Nadal’s career record

on grass surfaces with 4 titles


Most Wimbledon men titles

Since 1900

270-42

Djokovic grand slam record

347-56

Federer grand slam record

260-37

Nadal grand slam record


Wimbledon titles by country


2

Since 1927 only 2 unseeded players have won: Boris Becker in 1985, Goran Ivanisevic in 2001

11

Unseeded players who have reached the men’s singles final

WIMBLEDON SEEDS, ODDS
SD-seed; CTY-Country; WR-world rank
SD PLAYER CTY WR ODD
1 Novak Djokovic SRB 1 2-1
2 Roger Federer SUI 3 3-1
3 Rafael Nadal ESP 2 6-1
4 Kevin Anderson RSA 8 20-1
5 Dominic Thiem AUT 4 40-1
6 Alexander Zverev GER 5 12-1
7 Stefanos Tsitsipas GRE 6 20-1
8 Kei Nishikori JPN 7 40-1
9 John Isner USA 12 50-1
10 Karen Khachanov RUS 9 40-1
11 Daniil Medvedev RUS 13 80-1
12 Fabio Fognini ITA 10 300-1
13 Marin Cilic CRO 18 14-1
14 Borna Coric CRO 14 WD*
15 Milos Raonic CAN 17 16-1
16 Gael Monfils FRA 15 150-1
17 Matteo Berrettini ITA 20 33-1
18 Nikoloz Basilashvili GEO 16 150-1
19 Felix Auger-Aliassime CAN 21 25-1
20 Gilles Simon FRA 25 300-1
21 David Goffin BEL 23 80-1
22 Stan Wawrinka SUI 19 66-1
23 Roberto Bautista Agut ESP 22 100-1
24 Diego Schwartzman ARG 24 150-1
25 Alex de Minaur AUS 29 150-1
26 Guido Pella ARG 26 300-1
27 Lucas Pouille FRA 28 100-1
28 Benoit Paire FRA 32 300-1
29 Denis Shapovalov CAN 27 40-1
30 Kyle Edmund GBR 31 60-1
31 Laslo Djere SRB 30 300-1
32 Dusan Lajovic SRB 33 300-1
  • *-Coric withdrew 6/29 with abdominal injury


WIMBLEDON FINALS SINCE 2000
YR CHAMPIONS RUNNER-UP
2018 Novak Djokovic Kevin Anderson
2017 Roger Federer Marin Čilić
2016 Andy Murray Milos Raonic
2015 Novak Djokovic Roger Federer
2014 Novak Djokovic Roger Federer
2013 Andy Murray Novak Djokovic
2012 Roger Federer Andy Murray
2011 Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal
2010 Rafael Nadal Tomáš Berdych
2009 Roger Federer Andy Roddick
2008 Rafael Nadal Roger Federer
2007 Roger Federer Rafael Nadal
2006 Roger Federer Rafael Nadal
2005 Roger Federer Andy Roddick
2004 Roger Federer Andy Roddick
2003 Roger Federer Mark Philippoussis
2002 Lleyton Hewitt David Nalbandian
2001 Goran Ivanišević Patrick Rafter

Source: atp.com; wimbledon.com; westgatesuperbook.com