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By The Numbers: Federer Leads In Match Wins

Best Of 2014

Federer© Getty ImagesRoger Federer captured his sixth Dubai title in February.

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

In the final installment, we look at the match-win leaders in various scenarios including overall match wins, tie-break wins, winning matches in the decisive set and victories against Top 10 players.

In addition, we list the players who have made the most improvements in the Emirates ATP Rankings.

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

By The Numbers, Pt 2: Nadal Saves Match Points; Bryans Reach Milestone

2014 MATCH WIN LEADERS

Overall Match Win Leaders W-L Titles
1 Roger Federer 28-5 1
2 Rafael Nadal 25-5 2
Marin Cilic 25-8 2
4 Fabio Fognini 23-8 1
5 Kei Nishikori 22-4 2
David Ferrer 22-8 1
7 Tomas Berdych 21-5 1
8 Stanislas Wawrinka 20-3 3
Grigor Dimitrov 20-6 2
10 Novak Djokovic 19-3 2
Alexandr Dolgopolov 19-11 0


Tie-Breaks Win Leaders W-L Titles
1 John Isner 14-7 1
2 Ivo Karlovic 11-9 0
3 Jeremy Chardy 9-5 0
Rafael Nadal 9-5 2
Grigor Dimitrov 9-6 2


Most Wins Against Top 10 W-L Titles
1 Stanislas Wawrinka 6-0 3
Roger Federer 6-3 1
3 Tomas Berdych 3-2 1
Ernests Gulbis 3-2 1
Novak Djokovic 3-3 2
Alexandr Dolgopolov 3-4 0


Masters 1000 Win Leaders W-L Masters 1000 Titles
1 Novak Djokovic 13-1 2
2 Roger Federer 12-3 2
3 Stanislas Wawrinka 8-2 1
Alexandr Dolgopolov 8-3 0
Milos Raonic 8-3 0


Decisive-Set* Win Leaders W-L Titles
1 Fabio Fognini 10-1 1
2 John Isner 8-2 1
Marin Cilic 8-3 2
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 8-5 1
5 Grigor Dimitrov 7-1 2
Kei Nishikori 7-1 2
Kevin Anderson 7-2 0
*Matches that go to a third or fifth set.


Most Wins After Losing First Set W-L Titles
1 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6 1
2 John Isner 6-6 1
Kevin Anderson 6-8 0
4 Andy Murray 5-4 0
Rafael Nadal 5-4 2
Novak Djokovic 5-6 2
Fabio Fognini 5-7 1


EMIRATES ATP RANKING IMPROVEMENTS
(from year-end 2013 to 28 April 2014)

In Top 50 (10+ spots) Change 2013 YE Rank Rank As of 28 April
1 Alexandr Dolgopolov +35 57 22
2 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez +24 63 39
3 Santiago Giraldo +21 68 47
4 Lleyton Hewitt +19 61 42
5 Yen-Hsun Lu +16 66 50
6 Roberto Bautista Agut +14 59 45
7 Federico Delbonis +11 55 44

In Top 100 (20+ spots) Change 2013 YE Rank Rank As of 28 April
1 Steve Johnson +88 157 69
2 Dominic Thiem +51 121 70*
3 Paul-Henri Mathieu +44 129 85
4 Victor Estrella Burgos +43 143 100
5 Andrey Golubev +42 103 61
6 Dusan Lajovic +39 117 78
7 Dustin Brown +36 122 86*
8 Pere Riba +31 126 95
9 Jack Sock +30 124 74*
10 Paolo Lorenzi +25 112 87
Stephane Robert +25 116 91
*career-high


MISCELLANEOUS FACTS & FIGURES

IN 2014, THE LAST TIME...
... the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds reached a final: No. 2 Novak Djokovic d. No. 1 Rafael Nadal, Miami. (This scenario occurred twice in 2014, nine times in 2013, 12 times in 2012.)
... the top four seeds reached the semi-finals: Buenos Aires: No. 1 David Ferrer, No. 2 Fabio Fognini, No. 3 Nicolas Almagro and No. 4 Tommy Robredo.
... two unseeded players contested a final: Federico Delbonis d. Paolo Lorenzi, Sao Paulo.
... an unseeded player won a title: Federico Delbonis (d. Lorenzi), Sao Paulo.
... a wild card won a title: Grigor Dimitrov, Budcharest (d. Rosol). Three wild cards have won in 2014.
... a player won a title after saving match point: Rafael Nadal (saved 2 MP in SF vs. Andujar, Rio).
... a player won a title after defeating the No. 1 & 2 seeds: Ernests Gulbis, Marseille (d. Gasquet - SF; d. Tsonga - F ).
... a player reached both singles & doubles finals: Fernando Verdasco in Houston - won singles, lost doubles (w/ Marrero).
... a doubles alternate team won the title: Jesse Huta Galung/Stephane Robert, Barcelona
... the Emirates ATP Rankings had 36 players 30-over in the Top 100: April 28 (all-time record, first on 7 April).

OTHER 2014 STATISTICS
• The winner in ATP World Tour singles finals this year won 20 of 25 times (.800) when capturing the first set. In 2013, 46 of 65 times (.708); 52 of 66 times (.788) in 2012 and 53 of 65 times (.815) in 2011.

• Left-handers are 4-2 in finals in 2014 (Nadal-2, Delbonis, Verdasco), 12-10 in 2013 (Nadal-10, Melzer, Zeballos won titles), 8-6 in 2012 (five winners), 3-14 in 2011 (Nadal-three titles) and 14-8 in 2010 (six winners).

• Players attempting to capture their first ATP World Tour title are 1-5 in finals this year. (Previous years: 8-8 in 2013, 1-15 in 2012, 10-10 in ’11, 5-12 in ’10, 5-13 in ’09 and 11-11 in ‘08).

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