2019 ATP Tour By The Numbers: Nadal's Streaks; Felix's ATP Rankings Rise


With less than two months to go until the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 10-17 November, ATPTour.com looks at the numbers behind the 2019 ATP Tour season.

SINGLES TITLES LEADERS
Spain’s Rafael Nadal has won the most tour-level titles so far this year, with two Grand Slam championship crowns at Roland Garros (12) and the US Open (4), plus two ATP Masters 1000s at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome (9) and the Coupe Rogers (5) in Montreal. Twenty unseeded players have won titles this season.

Player Titles Clay Grass Hard
1) Rafael Nadal (ESP) 4 2 2
T2) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3 1 1 1
T2) Roger Federer (SUI) 3 1 2
T2) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3 2 1

Seven players have won two titles this season.

SINGLES FINAL APPEARANCES
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev has contested six hard-court and one clay-court final this year, with wins at the ATP 250-level Sofia Open in February and his first Masters 1000 trophy at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati in August. Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, a winner of two titles in 2019, won the MercedesCup trophy in Stuttgart without being broken all week (50 games). Overall, the player winning the first set of a final in 2019 has become the eventual champion 47 of 52 times (.904).

Player No. (W-L)
1) Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 7 (2-5)
T2) Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5 (4-1)
T2) Roger Federer (SUI) 5 (3-2)
T4) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 4 (3-1)
T4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4 (3-1)
T4) Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4 (2-2)
7) Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3 (2-1)
T7) Cristian Garin (CHI) 3 (2-1)
T7) Benoit Paire (FRA) 3 (2-1)
T7) Taylor Fritz (USA) 3 (1-2)
T7) Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3 (0-3)

DOUBLES TITLES LEADERS
Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah have a 5-2 record in tour-level doubles final in 2019, including major championship successes at Wimbledon and the US Open. They also successfully retained the Masters 1000-level Rome crown in May.

Player Titles
T1) Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) 5
T1) Robert Farah (COL) 5
T3) Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 3
T3) Ivan Dodig (CRO) 3
T3) Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) 3
T3) Nikola Mektic (CRO) 3
T3) Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 3
T3) Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 3

YOUNGEST FINALS
The youngest (combined age) ATP Tour final of the year featured 23-year-old Serbian Laslo Djere beating 18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 7-5 on 24 February at the Rio Open presented by Claro.

Tournament Final
Rio de Janeiro Laslo Djere (23) d. Felix Auger-Aliassime (18)
Atlanta Alex de Minaur (20) d. Taylor Fritz (21)
Houston Cristian Garin (22) d. Casper Ruud (20)
New York Reilly Opelka (21) d. Brayden Schnur (23)
Acapulco Nick Kyrgios (23) d. Alexander Zverev (21)

OLDEST FINALS
With a combined age of 71, 37-year-old Spaniard Feliciano Lopez beat 34-year-old Gilles Simon of France 6-2, 6-7(4), 7-6(2) for his second Fever-Tree Championships singles title on 23 June. Later in the day, he also partnered British favourite Andy Murray to the doubles title at The Queen’s Club.

Tournament Final
London/Queen’s Club Feliciano Lopez (37) d. Gilles Simon (34)
Pune Kevin Anderson (32) d. Ivo Karlovic (39)
Miami Roger Federer (37) d. John Isner (33)

Federer, Isner

ALL TOP 10 FINALS (9)
There have been nine occasions in 2019 when two Top 10 stars have met in a tour-level final. Incredibly, the Mutua Madrid Open and Roland Garros mark the only two times this year that all four semi-finalists have been ranked inside the Top 10.

FIRST-TIME ATP TITLISTS (14)
Players trying to win their first ATP Tour title are 14-17 this season, which is the most first-time winners in a season since 1999, when there were 16 (13-11 in 2018 finals)

Player Age Tournament
Alex de Minaur (AUS) 19 Sydney
Tennys Sandgren (USA) 27 Auckland
Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) 25 Cordoba
Laslo Djere (SRB) 23 Rio de Janeiro
Reilly Opelka (USA) 21 New York
Radu Albot (MDA) 28 Delray Beach
Guido Pella (ARG) 28 Sao Paulo
Cristian Garin (CHI) 22 Houston
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 30 ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Taylor Fritz (USA) 21 Eastbourne
Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) 24 Antalya
Nicolas Jarry (CHI) 23 Bastad
Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 29 Umag
Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 22 Winston-Salem

MATCH POINTS SAVED TITLISTS (10)

Player Tournament/Opponent Round M.P. Saved
Reilly Opelka (USA) New York — d. John Isner SF Saved 6 M.P.
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) Acapulco — d. Rafael Nadal 2R Saved 3 M.P.
Radu Albot (MDA) Delray Beach — Daniel Evans Final Saved 3 M.P.
Cristian Garin (CHI) Houston — d. Jeremy Chardy 2R Saved 5 M.P.
Cristian Garin (CHI) Munich — d. Alexander Zverev QF Saved 2 M.P.
Alexander Zverev (GER) Geneva — d. Nicolas Jarry Final Saved 2 M.P.
Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) Antalya — d. Miomir Kecmanovic Final Saved 1 M.P.
Novak Djokovic (SRB) Wimbledon — d. Roger Federer Final Saved 2 M.P.
Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) Hamburg — d. Alexander Zverev SF Saved 2 M.P.
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) Washington — d. Stefanos Tsitsipas SF Saved 1 M.P.

Medvedev, Cincinnati

LONGEST WINNING STREAKS
Nadal built up an ATP Tour-best 17-match winning streak from 15 July in Rome to losing to Roger Federer on 12 July in the Wimbledon semi-finals. The Spaniard’s current 10-match streak began on 7 August in Montreal. Medvedev went 20-3 on North American hard-courts this summer, including a 12-match winning run.

LONGEST BEST OF THREE SETS MATCHES (TIME) – 24 Matches over 3 hours
There have been 16 instances of all tie-break scores in three-or-four-set matches in 2019, with the longest singles tie-break coming in the Australian Open second round when Thomas Fabbiano beat Reilly Opelka 7-6(15) in the first set. The longest doubles Match Tie-break was in the Tata Open Maharashtra quarter-finals when Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan beat Leander Paes and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela 6-7(4), 6-4 17-15.

Match Tournament Round Time
Federico Delbonis d. Lorenzo Sonego
76 67 76
Kitzbuehl 1R 3:36
Borna Coric d. Jaume Munar 67 76 64 Monte-Carlo 2R 3:29
Stan Wawrinka d. Marton Fucsovics 64 67 75 Indian Wells 2R 3:24
Jordan Thompson d. Federico Delbonis 64 67 76 Indian Wells 1R 3:23
Gilles Simon d. Nicolas Mahut 76 57 76 London/Queen’s Club QF 3:21
Jaume Munar d. Cameron Norrie 76 57 76 , Rio de Janeiro 2R 3:20

OVERALL MATCH WINS LEADERS
Medvedev, the 2019 match wins leader, also has the most hard-court wins with a 37-9 record — 15 victories more than second-placed Roger Federer or Gael Monfils (both 23). The Russian is 8-1 on indoor courts, tied with Gael Monfils (8-1) and also Mikhail Kukushkin (8-3).

Player W-L Titles
1) Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 50-17 2
2) Rafael Nadal (ESP) 47-6 4
3) Roger Federer (SUI) 43-7 3
4) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 41-8 3
5) Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 37-19 2

ATP RANKINGS IMPROVEMENTS (From year-end 2018 to 9 September 2019)
Two #NextGenATP players, Canada’s Auger-Aliassime, who has reached three ATP Tour finals in 2019, and Antalya runner-up Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia, have both made significant jumps into the Top 50 of the ATP Rankings this season. View Latest ATP Rankings

In Top 50 Rankings Jump 2018-9 September 2019
1) Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) +88 109-21
2) Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) +85 132-47
3) Radu Albot (MDA) +57 99-42
4) Laslo Djere (SRB) +54 94-40
T4) Reilly Opelka (USA) +54 100-46
T6) Cristian Garin (CHI) +51 85-34
T6) Hubert Hurkacz (POL) +51 87-36
8) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) +47 66-19
9) Pablo Cuevas (URU) +45 89-44

Statistics courtesy of Joshua Rey and Greg Sharko



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