St. Louis Sports Day

OZ Open Round of 32 Notes

LAST TIME when Gael Monfils won back-to-back 5setters at any Grand Slam, it was in 2006 at Roland Garros. He lost his last 4 Grand Slam in a 5setters:

’14 Roland Garros (vs. Murray), ’14 Wimbledon (vs. Vesely), ’14 US Open (vs. Federer) and now ’15 Aussie Open vs. Janowicz.

Benjamin Becker‘s comeback from 0-2 down was the 850th comeback in the Open-era.*

*any match where the player retired in the 5th set does not counted into the comeback category!
For the second year in-a-row at Aussie Open that there is NO South American player in the last 32. Last time, Juan Martin Del Potro reached the third round in 2013.

Roger Federer NEVER met back-to-back Italian player at any Grand Slam in his career. His record vs. Italian opponent: 6-0, sets W/L 18-1.

Rafael Nadal NEVER met Israeli player in any Grand Slam in his career.
Stan Wawrinka NEVER had against Turkish, Romanian and Finnish opponent during his entire Grand Slam career. Now he has the 3rd match in-a-row when he faces new player and country:

1rd  Marsel Ilhan from Turkey

2nd Marius Copil from Romania

3rd  Jarkko Nieminen from Finland

Jaziri – Kyrgios :

In the Open-era, it NEVER happened that a Tunisian player faced an Aussie opponent in any Grand Slam rounds. Last time Mustapha Belkhodja from Tunisia faced Martin Mulligan (AUS) in Wimbledon in 1963.

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