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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday June 8, 2022


Roland-Garros is done and dusted and in the rearview. Before we dive head first into the grass-courts season, let’s have one look back at the numbers that defined the Paris fortnight in 2022.

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14 Rafael Nadal claims his record 14th Roland-Garros title, and by doing so the 36-year-old becomes the oldest men’s singles champion in tournament history.

Nadal, who improved his ungodly Roland-Garros win-loss record to 112-3 with his lopsided victory over Casper Ruud in Sunday’s final, is now the all-time Grand Slam men’s singles title leader with 22 – which puts him two clear of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

35 The current winning streak of Poland’s Iga Swiatek, who claimed her second Roland-Garros title on Saturday by defeating Coco Gauff in the final, 6-1, 6-3.

21-year-old Swiatek now shares the record for the longest WTA winning streak since 2000. She is tied with Venus Williams, who won 35 on the trot way back in 2000. The Pole becomes the youngest multiple Grand Slam winner since Maria Sharapova with her title in Paris, and the youngest multiple Roland-Garros winner since Monica Seles in 1991.

2005 17-year-old Lucie Havlickova of the Czech Republic became the first woman to win the girls’ singles and doubles titles in Paris since Agnez Szavay in 2005. The Czech defeated Argentina’s Solana Sierra, who was the first junior girls' Slam finalist from Argentina since 2000, for the singles title.

1975 Gabriel Debru won the boys’ singles title. The 16-year-old, who also won a round of qualifying in the men’s draw, is the 14th Frenchman to win the boys’ singles crown in Paris. His victory marks the first time that French boys have won the title in successive seasons since 1974-1975. Luca Van Assche won the 2021 boys’ title in Paris.

27 Number of Grand Slam singles titles won by Japan’s Shingo Kunieda after he defeated Gustavo Fernandez in the men's wheelchair singles final, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5, for his eighth Roland-Garros title.

14 Number of Grand Slam singles titles won by Diede De Groot, who defeated Yui Kamiji in the women’s wheelchair singles final for her sixth consecutive major singles title.

De Groot is one of just three players – along with Esther Vergeer and Kunieda – to have won six or more majors in succession.

467 Number of victories that Jo-Wilfried Tsonga finished his captivating career with. The 37-year-old Frenchman lost his final ATP match in Paris to eventual finalist Casper Ruud, 6-7(6), 7-6(5), 6-2, 7-6(0), in the first round.

Tsonga finishes his career with 18 titles, 121 Grand Slam wins, and four comebacks from two sets down at Slams. He was 28-13 lifetime at Roland-Garros.

2004 By reaching the Roland-Garros final, American Coco Gauff became the youngest woman to play a Grand Slam final since Maria Sharapova in 2004. She was defeated in straight sets by Iga Swiatek, and also lost the doubles final, alongside Jessica Pegula.

The American duo were beaten by Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.

29-30 Nadal’s lifetime record against Novak Djokovic after he defeated the World No.1 in the quarter-finals in Paris, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(4). Nadal improves to 8-2 at Roland-Garros against Djokovic, 20-8 on clay and 11-7 against Djokovic at the Slams.

1 Number of top-10 women's singles seeds that reached the second week at Roland-Garros. That is the fewest number of top-10 seeds to reach the round of 16 in Open Era history at Paris, and only the second time in Open Era history at any Slam (also Wimbledon 2018).

13 Number of players that reached the second week at Roland-Garros for the first time.

On the men's side Bernabe Zapata Miralles, Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Carlos Alcaraz, Holger Rune and Hubert Hurkacz did the trick, and for the women it was Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Leylah Fernandez, Jil Teichmann, Jessica Pegula, Veronika Kudermetova, Camila Giorgi and Zheng Qinwen.

1 El Salvador’s Marcelo Arevalo became the first Grand Slam champion from Central American when he paired with Jean-Julien Rojer to claim the title. The pair defeated Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek in a dramatic final, saving three championship points to win 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-3.

1967 Denmark’s Holger Rune became the first Danish Grand Slam men’s singles quarterfinalist in Paris since 1967, and the first in Roland-Garros history. In the quarterfinals he took part in the first all-Scandinavian Grand Slam quarterfinal in Roland-Garros history.

Ruud v Rune was the first all-Scandinavian Grand Slam quarterfinal since 2002, when Thomas Johansson and Jonas Borkman locked horns in the Aussie Open last eight.

66 Casper Ruud leads the ATP Tour in clay-court wins since the start of 2000. The Norwegian has won seven titles on clay since the start of 2020, but could not claim his eighth against Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s Final.

14-0 Nadal’s record in Roland-Garros finals. The Spaniard owns a 22-8 lifetime record in major finals in total. This year at Roland-Garros, Nadal earned four Top-10 wins, making him the first player to achieve the feat since 1982. With his title, Nadal improves to 137-3 overall in best-of-five matches on clay.

63 Nadal now owns 63 clay court titles, and a 474-45 all-time record on clay.

6 By winning in Paris, Swiatek has now won the title at the last six events she has played, at Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome and Paris. The last woman to win six in a row was Henin in 2007-08 (Toronto, US Open, Stuttgart, Zurich, WTA Finals, Sydney).

1993 19-year-old Alcaraz, who reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final at last year’s US Open, became the youngest man to reach the Roland Garros quarters since Djokovic in 2006.

He also became the youngest multiple Grand Slam quarter-finalist since Andrei Medvedev (19) in 1993 at Roland Garros and the US Open.

 

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