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Best Of 2014

Ferrer© AFP/Getty ImagesDavid Ferrer successfully defended his Buenos Aires title.

ATPWorldTour.com looks at some key stats into the first four months of the 2014 season.

In the second of three stories, we show the season's title leaders, highlighting the champions ranked outside the Top 50, repeat winners and players with the longest winning streaks. We also look at how qualifiers and wild cards have fared this year, and give a nod to the doubles champions.

By The Numbers, Pt 1: Dimitrov, Wawrinka Among Leaders

WINNERS OUTSIDE THE TOP 50
Federico Delbonis, Sao Paulo - No. 61
Lleyton Hewitt, Brisbane - No. 60
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Casablanca - No. 53

REPEAT WINNERS
Marin Cilic defended the Zagreb title in two non-consecutive occasions, while David Ferrer has been the Buenos Aires champion for three years running:

Marin Cilic - Zagreb (2009-'10; '13-'14)
David Ferrer - Buenos Aires (2012-'14)
Kei Nishikorii - Memphis (2013-'14)

WINNERS AFTER SAVING MATCH POINTS

Player Tournament/Round/Opponent M.P. Saved
Rafael Nadal Rio de Janeiro SF - d. Pablo Andujar 2

WILD CARD WINNERS
Four wild cards have contested ATP World Tour finals in 2014, compiling a 3-1 record.

David Ferrer, Buenos Aires (W)
Kei Nishikori, Memphis (W)
Roger Federer, Monte-Carlo (L)
Grigor Dimitrov, Bucharest (W)

Note: Wild cards went 6-3 in 2013 finals and 3-3 in 2012.

WINNING TITLES WITHOUT LOSING A SET

Player Sets Won Tournament
Stanislas Wawrinka 8 Chennai
Marin Cilic 10 Zagreb
David Ferrer 10 Buenos Aires
Novak Djokovic 8 Miami
Grigor Dimitrov 7 Bucharest

LONGEST WINNING STREAK
Novak Djokovic picked up back-to-back titles at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events in Indian Wells (d. Federer) and Miami (d. Nadal) in tying the tour's longest winning streak of 2014. His run ended in the hands of Federer in the Monte-Carlo semi-finals. Wawrinka began his season with titles from Chennai and Melbourne before losing to Kevin Anderson in the Indian Wells fourth round.

Player Matches Duration
Novak Djokovic 13 6 Mar - 19 Apr
Stanislas Wawrinka 13 30 Dec - 12 Mar
Rafael Nadal 11 30 Dec - 26 Jan
Roger Federer 10 31 Jan - 16 Mar
Note: Djokovic won 28 matches in a row from 13 Sept 2013 - 27 Jan 2014.

QUALIFYING LEADERS
Austrian Dominic Thiem, currrently the youngest player in the Emirates ATP Rankings Top 100, leads the list of players who qualified for most ATP World Tour main draws.

Player No. of Draws Best Result - Tournament
Dominic Thiem 6 3R - Indian Wells, Barcelona
David Goffin 5 2R - Acapulco
Paul-Henri Mathieu 5 QF - Bucharest
Thomaz Bellucci 3 2R - Australian Open
Ricardas Berankis 3 2R - Marseille, Bucharest
Michael Berrer 3 2R - Australian Open
Ryan Harrison 3 1R - Sydney, Brisbane, Houston
Lukas Lacko 3 2R - Auckland, Miami
Dusan Lajovic 3 2R - Australian Open, Rio de Janeiro
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo 3 1R - Vina del Mar, Buenos Aires, Houston

DOUBLES TITLE LEADERS
Mike Bryan is the first player to win 100 tour-level doubles titles after he and twin brother Bob Bryan triumphed at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. The Americans picked up their 98th team title and extended their winning streak to 21 matches unbeaten. Since losing the Memphis final in February, they have taken titles in Delray Beach, Indian Wells, Miami, Houston and Monte-Carlo.

Player Titles
Bob Bryan 5
Mike Bryan 5
Jean-Julien Rojer 3
Horia Tecau 3
Daniel Nestor 2

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