Wimbledon 2017: Facts and figures from a fun-filled fortnight

Ageless Roger Federer and first-time winner Garbiñe Muguruza won the singles titles at an All England fortnight full of twists and turns.

Wimbledon is in the books for another year, and what a year it was.

Ageless Roger Federer and first-time winner Garbiñe Muguruza won the singles titles at an All England fortnight full of twists and turns.

Before turning the page to 2017's final Grand Slam, the U.S. Open, starting next month in New York, here's a review of some of the interesting facts and figures from this year at Wimbledon, courtesy of Opta Facts.

MEN’S SINGLES

— Roger Federer has secured an eighth Wimbledon title and becomes the man with the most victories at the All England Club (Pete Sampras, seven).

— Federer now has 19 Grand Slam titles, extending his record in the men’s game (Rafa Nadal, 15).

​— This is the sixth time that Federer has won two or more Grand Slam crowns in the same year. The last time he managed it was in 2009, when he won at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

​— Federer has become the oldest player to win the men’s singles at Wimbledon (35 years, 342 days old) after Arthur Ashe, who won the title at 31 years, 355 days old in 1975.

​— Only Bjorn Borg (three; Wimbledon 1976, Roland Garros 1978 and 1980) and Nadal (three; Roland Garros 2008, 2010 and 2017) have won more Grand Slam titles than Federer (2; Australia Open 2007 and Wimbledon 2017) without conceding a set.

​— The Big Four (Federer, Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray) have won the last 15 editions of Wimbledon.​

— No man has a better win percentage on grass in the Open Era than Roger Federer (86.7%, W157-L24).​

— Marin Cilic reached the Wimbledon final for the first time after being knocked out in the quarterfinals in the last three years.​

— Cilic is the first Croatian player to reach the Wimbledon final since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001 (he won the title).​

— Cilic has now reached the semifinals in three out of the four different Grand Slams, Roland Garros the exception.​

— Tomas Berdych has lost six out of seven Grand Slam semifinals he has played (reaching the final at Wimbledon 2010).​

— Murray failed to reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the second time in the last nine years. Murray has already lost 10 games in 11 tournaments this year. He only lost nine in 17 tournaments last year.​

— Djokovic had not retired injured in a Grand Slam for eight years. The last time was at the 2009 Australian Open.​

— Nadal has been knocked out in Wimbledon's fourth round in two of the last five times he has played the tournament, not reaching the quarterfinals since 2011 when he went on to reach the final.​

— Wimbledon is the only one of the four Grand Slams at which Stan Wawrinka has never reached the semifinals. He has been eliminated in the first round in six of the 13 times he has played the tournament.​

— Feliciano López has played 62 consecutive Grand Slams and is three short of equaling the record held by Roger Federer (65, Australia Open 2000-Australia Open 2016).

WOMEN’S SINGLES

​— Garbiñe Muguruza has won her first Wimbledon title and the second Grand Slam title of her career (Roland Garros 2016).​

— Muguruza is the second Spanish player to win Wimbledon, 23 years after Conchita Martínez, who won in 1994.​

— Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (four) is the only Spanish woman with more Grand Slam singles titles than Garbiñe Muguruza (two).​

— Two of Muguruza's four WTA titles are Grand Slam titles.​

— Venus Williams has lost four of her nine Wimbledon finals, including the last two in a row.

— The 14-year age gap between Williams and Muguruza is the biggest in a women’s singles Grand Slam final since Wimbledon 1994 (15 years between Martina Navratilova, 37, and Conchita Martinez, 22).​

— This is the first time since 1975 that five consecutive Wimbledon finals have ended in just two sets.​

— Muguruza won Wimbledon after dropping just one set, the same as at Roland Garros 2016, when she won the trophy too.​

— In 14 out of the last 18 Wimbledon finals there has been at least one of the Williams sisters playing.​

— This was the first Wimbledon final between two players outside the WTA Top 10 since Marion Bartoli (15) vs Sabine Lisicki (23) in 2013.​

— Johanna Konta reached her second Grand Slam semifinal and recorded her best result in six appearances at Wimbledon; she became the first female British player to reach the Wimbledon semifinals since Virginia Wade in 1978.​

— No female player recorded more aces than Konta (35) at this edition of Wimbledon.​

— Magdaléna Rybáriková reached her first Grand Slam semifinal after 36 appearances in Grand Slam tournaments (10 at Wimbledon).​

— Until this edition, Rybáriková had been eliminated in the first round of eight of her nine appearances at Wimbledon.​

— After reaching the final in three of the four Grand Slams in 2016, Angelique Kerber hasn't reached the quarterfinals in any in 2017 so far.

​— The first four seeds in the women’s singles were eliminated before the quarterfinals, something that hadn’t happened since 2008 when Ana Ivanovic (1) was knocked out in third round, Jelena Jankovic (2) in the fourth round, Maria Sharapova (3) in the second round and Svetlana Kuznetsova (4) in the fourth round.


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