Year 2013 in men’s tennis: stats

       The year 2013 in men’s tennis was a remarkable one. As usual it was dominated by the big 4 or rather do we say big 3. Big 3 because a member of the original big 4 has dropped in performance and only managed only one title all year and that person: Roger Federer. Federer who is arguably the greatest male tennis player in the open era saw 2013 as his worse year to date in his career. He failed to make the final of a grand slam talk less of winning and his record of consecutive grand slam quarter final appearances came to end after he went of Wimbledon, where he has 7 titles to his name in the 2nd round. His performances have dropped so dramatically, it’s like a miracle if he can pull through a game he should win easily. He has been beaten by players ranked hundreds of places below him and it seems there is no way of coming back for him. After all, he has reached his peak aged 32. We can therefore now recognise a big 3 which dominated the year. The three in Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. The one who stole the headlines was undoubtedly Nadal who came back this year after an injury affected 2012. He came back better than he has been in his career and swept most of the tournaments he played. Those wins were able to help him reclaim the no.1 player from Djokovic, who had a great year but compared to Nadal. Then Andy Murray had a great year, winning Wimbledon and becoming the first Brit to do so in over 70 years. Other players like Juan Martin del Potro, Veteran David Ferrer also had a great year. These are a few stat highlights to the 2013 men’s tennis.


Grand Slam finals

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2

French Open: Rafael Nadal beat David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

Wimbledon: Murray beat Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4

US Open: Nadal beat Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1


Masters 1000 tournament winners

Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal

Miami: Andy Murray          

Monte Carlo: Novak Djokovic

Madrid: Rafael Nadal

Rome: Rafael Nadal

Montreal: Rafael Nadal

Cincinnati: Rafael Nadal

Shanghai: Novak Djokovic

Paris: Novak Djokovic


Titles in 2013

Rafael Nadal – 10

Novak Djokovic – 6

Andy Murray – 4

Juan Martín del Potro – 4

Richard Gasquet – 3


Youngest Finals

Brisbane: Andy Murray (25) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (21)

Sydney: Bernard Tomic (20) vs. beat Kevin Anderson (26)


Oldest Finals

Munich: Tommy Haas (35) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (29)

Bogota: Ivo Karlovic (34) vs. beat Alejandro Falla (29)


Over 30 Winners – 16 (most since 1975)

David Ferrer – Auckland 30 years, 9 months

David Ferrer – Buenos Aires 30 years, 10 months

Tommy Robredo – Casablanca 30 years, 11 months

Tommy Haas – Munich 35 years, 1 month

Albert Montanes – Nice 32 years, 6 months

Roger Federer – Halle 31 years, 10 months

Feliciano Lopez – Eastbourne 31 years, 9 months

Nicolas Mahut– Hertogenbosch 31 years, 5 months

Nicolas Mahut – Newport 31 years, 5 months

Carlos Berlocq – Bastad 30 years, 5 months

Ivo Karlovic – Bogota 34 years, 4 months

Mikhail Youzhny – Gstaad 31 years, 1 month

Tommy Robredo – Umag 31 years, 2 months

Jurgen Melzer – Winston-Salem 32 years, 3 months

Tommy Haas – Vienna 35 years, 6 months

Mikhail Youzhny – Valencia 31 years, 4 months


Longest Winning Streaks

Player – Matches – Duration

Novak Djokovic – 22 – September 13-November 11

Rafael Nadal – 22 – April 22-June 24

Rafael Nadal – 22 – August 5-October 6

Rafael Nadal – 18 – February 11-April 21

Novak Djokovic – 17 (22 back to 2012) – January 14-March 16

Fabio Fognini – 13 – July 8-July 28

Andy Murray – 13 – June 10-August 8

Andy Murray – 10 – January 1-January 27


Titles won without losing a set (9)

Player – Tournament

Milos Raonic – San Jose

Juan Martin Del Potro – Rotterdam

Kei Nishikori – Memphis

Novak Djokovic – Dubai

Rafael Nadal – Acapulco

Rafael Nadal – Barcelona

Albert Montanes – Nice

Nicolas Mahut– Hertogenbosch

Gilles Simon – Metz


Most aces served

John Isner – 979

Milos Raonic – 883

Kevin Anderson – 651


Source: Eurosport

Kunle Fayiga

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