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By The Numbers: Wawrinka Undefeated Against Top 10 In 2014

image/jpeg© Getty ImagesStanislas Wawrinka defeated three Top 10 players en route to his Monte-Carlo title.

ATP World Tour stats and information guru Greg Sharko looks at the numbers behind the stories of the ATP World Tour, examining Stanislas Wawrinka's record against Top 10 opponents and more.

2014 Leaders: Wins Against Top 10 Opponents
With Stanislas Wawrinka's victory against Roger Federer in the 2014 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters final, the Swiss No. 1 remains undefeated in six battles against Top 10 players this season. Federer also owns six victories over Top 10 players this year, but has had three defeats.

2014 Wins Losses Total Matches %
Stanislas Wawrinka 6 0 6 100%
Roger Federer 6 3 9 66.7%
Ernests Gulbis 3 2 5 60%
Tomas Berdych 3 2 5 60%
Novak Djokovic 3 3 6 50%
Alexandr Dolgopolov 3 4 7 42.8%

Most Wins Against Top 10 Players Through Monte-Carlo (2000-'14)
Wawrinka's 6-0 mark is the second best winning percentage (min. 5 wins) since 2000, behind only Novak Djokovic's 8-0 FedEx ATP Win/Loss record against Top 10 Players in 2011 through Monte-Carlo.

Year Player W-L Record %
2014 Stanislas Wawrinka 6-0 100%
2013 Novak Djokovic 7-1 87.5%
2012 Novak Djokovic 7-2 77.8%
2011 Novak Djokovic 8-0 100%
2010 (T) Roger Federer 3-1 75%
(T) Ivan Ljubicic 3-1 75%
2009 Andy Murray 8-2 80%
2008 Rafael Nadal 6-3 66.7%
2007 Guillermo Canas 5-1 83.4%
2006 Rafael Nadal 4-0 100%
2005 Roger Federer 5-1 83.4%
2004 Roger Federer 4-0 100%
2003 Mardy Fish 3-0 100%
2002 Carlos Moya 4-2 66.7%
2001 Greg Rusedski 4-1 80%
2000 Francisco Clavet 4-0 100%

First Grand Slam and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Title Breakthrough
Wawrinka became the seventh player to win an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title after winning a maiden Grand Slam crown. Here are other ATP World Tour players who earned those trophies in similar fashion:

Player First Grand Slam / First Masters 1000 title
Stanislas Wawrinka 2014 Australian Open / 2014 Monte-Carlo
Lleyton Hewitt 2001 US Open / 2002 Indian Wells
Patrick Rafter 1997 US Open / 1998 Toronto
Gustavo Kuerten 1997 Roland Garros / 1999 Monte-Carlo
Richard Krajicek 1996 Wimbledon / 1998 Stuttgart-indoor
Michael Stich 1991 Wimbledon / 1993 Hamburg

The 29-year-old Swiss also became the sixth player to win a first Grand Slam and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title in the same season:

Player Year Grand Slam / Masters 1000
Stanislas Wawrinka 2014 Australian Open / Monte-Carlo
Rafael Nadal 2005 Roland Garros / Monte-Carlo
Andy Roddick 2003 US Open / Montreal
Marat Safin 2000 US Open / Toronto
Carlos Moya 1998 Roland Garros / Monte-Carlo
Jim Courier 1991 Roland Garros / Indian Wells

Strong Starts vs. Top 10 Opponents
Through Monte-Carlo, here is a look at the players who have at least five wins vs. Top 10 foes going back to 2000, listed in percentage order:

Player W-L % Year
1 Novak Djokovic 8-0 100% 2011
2 Stanislas Wawrinka 6-0 100% 2014
3 Novak Djokovic 7-1 87.5% 2013
4 Guillermo Canas 5-1 83.3% 2007
Roger Federer 5-1 83.3% 2005
Rafael Nadal 5-1 83.3% 2013
7 Andy Murray 8-2 80% 2009
8 Novak Djokovic 7-2 77.8% 2012
Rafael Nadal 7-2 77.8% 2009
10 Roger Federer 6-3 66.7% 2013
Rafael Nadal 6-3 66.7% 2008

April Title Streak on the Line
Rafael Nadal has won 15 of his 62 career titles on the ATP World Tour in the month of April. Nadal has captured at least one title in April every year since 2005. Last week in Monte-Carlo he lost in the quarter-finals to Ferrer. Last year Nadal’s streak of 81 straight match wins on clay in the month of April ended with his loss to Djokovic in the Monte-Carlo final. Here is a look at his April titles:

Year Tournaments
2013 Barcelona
2012 Monte-Carlo, Barcelona
2011 Monte-Carlo, Barcelona
2010 Monte-Carlo
2009 Monte-Carlo, Barcelona
2008 Monte-Carlo
2007 Monte-Carlo, Barcelona
2006 Monte-Carlo, Barcelona
2005 Monte-Carlo, Barcelona
Note: Barcelona final in 2008 was in May; DNP in Barcelona in 2010.

Statistical assistance provided by Graham Edgar.

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