ATP WORLD TOUR SEASON REVIEW
By The Numbers: Nadal Saves Match Points; Bryans Reach Milestone
Best Of 2014
by ATP Staff|
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
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)
|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
|David Ferrer||10||Buenos Aires|
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.
|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|
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.