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By Chris Oddo | Saturday April 7, 2018


Keeping up with the game of tennis, by the numbers. Each day at Tennis Now we’ll give you a fresh set—without any further ado, here’s what has has happened in the first two days of Davis Cup and around the WTA at Charleston and Monterrey.

2015

The year that Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli defeated Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the Australian Open doubles final. But the Italians were no match for the Frenchmen today, and fell to 7-3 lifetime in Davis Cup doubles rubbers by dropping a straight-sets decision that puts France ahead of Italy 2-1.

France is currently on a five-tie Davis Cup winning streak--it's longest since 2002.


1999

The last year that Spain lost a Davis Cup tie at home. the Spanish have won 26 straight home Davis Cup ties, with their last defeat at home coming against Brazil in 1999. But Spain in on the brink after Jan-Lennard Struff and Tim Puetz defeated Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in an epic five-setter that lasted four hours and 40 minutes.


0

Of the four remaining semifinalists at the Volvo Car Open, Madison Keys is the only player that has yet to win a clay court title. The other three semifinalists have seven combined (Kiki Bertens, 4, Julia Goerges, 2, Anastasija Sevastova, 1). Keys faces Bertens in the second semifinal at Charleston on Saturday.


11

Number of games lost by top-seeded Garbine Muguruza at the Abierto GNP Seguros. The Spaniard will face Ana Bogdan for a spot in the final on Saturday, while American Sachia Vickery and Timea Babos will battle in the other semifinal.


10

There have been just 10 comebacks from 0-2 down in World Group ties. The Americans will bid to keep it that way after taking a 2-0 lead over Belgium in Tennessee on Friday. Sweden has produced 4 of these comebacks. Croatia recorded the most recent one, defeating USA in Portland in the quarterfinals in 2016. In the Davis Cup overall there have been 58 comebacks from 0-2 down since the competition began in 1900.


23

The length of Rafael Nadal’s current Davis Cup winning streak in singles and doubles, which is the all-time record. He has not lost a Davis Cup rubber since losing the doubles rubber in Spain’s 3-2 victory against Italy in the 2005 World Group play-offs. Nadal will face Alexander Zverev in reverse singles competition on Sunday.


 

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