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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday September 27, 2020


Day 1 is in the books at Roland Garros and Tennis Now is here to break down some of the relevant numbers.

1999 The last time that two former Grand Slam champions contested a first-round match at Roland Garros. The players were Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Michael Chang back then. Today it was Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka – a pair of three-time Slam champions locking horns today on Chatrier.


13 Number of consecutive Grand Slam main draw matches that Anna Karolina Schmiedlova had lost before today’s 6-4 6-4 victory over Venus Williams. The Slovakian, a former World No.26, will face Victoria Azarenka in the second round.

36 The first serve percentage of Andy Murray during his 6-1 6-3 6-2 loss to Stan Wawrinka. The former World No.1 and 2016 Roland Garros runner-up only won six of his 12 service games on Sunday.

Number of men that have lost their first five men’s singles finals: Andre Agassi, Goran Ivanisevic, Andy Murray Ivan Lendl and Thiem. If he loses, he will join Murray and Lendl as the only men who dropped their first major finals.

15 The number of consecutive victories that Simona Halep has logged after her Day 1 triumph over Sara Sorribes Tormo. The Romanian’s 6-4 6-0 victory sets up a second-rounder with Irina-Camelia Begu.

6 The six games that Murray won against Wawrinka were the least he has ever managed in a Grand Slam match. He also won just six against Rafael Nadal in the semifinals at Roland Garros in 2014. .


3 The number of players that didn’t drop serve on Day 1. Victoria Azarenka held in all eight service games against Danka Kovinic; Johns Isner held in all 13 service games against Elliot Benchetrit; Stan Wawrinka held in all 12 games against Murray.

4:54 The longest match of Day 1, a 6-4 7-6(1) 2-6 1-6 14-12 victory by Juan Ignacio Londero over Federico Delbonis in an all-Argentine derby.

:54 Nadia Podoroska’s 6-2 6-1 victory over Greet Minnen was the shortest match of Day 1, and the only contest that lastest less than one hour.

189 Speek in kilometres/hour of the fastest women’s singles serve of Day 1. Coco Gauff, who defeated Johanna Konta, 6-3 6-3, hit it.

4 Number of Top 20 wins Jannik Sinner has earned after his Day 1 upset of David Goffin. He has a 4-5 win-loss record against Top 20 opposition, having defeated No. 13 Gael Monfils in the 2nd round at 2019 Antwerp, No. 10 Goffin in the 2nd round at Rotterdam, No. 6 Tsitsipas in the 2nd round at Rome-1000 this year in addition to his win over No.12 Goffin today.

16 Gauff is the youngest of all 11 teenagers in the women’s singles draw in Paris. She improved to 9-4 lifetime with her win today, which was her first Roland Garros main draw appearance. The American is one of ten former Girls’ Singles champions in the draw.

 

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