Jo-Wilfried Tsonga makes French tennis history in Toronto as Agnieszka Radwanska makes a clean getaway in Montreal

Rogers Cup by the numbers



Originally published on 10/08/14

1 – French men’s Rogers Cup champions in the Open era. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga joins two-time champion Amelie Mauresmo and Francoise Durr as French winners of the third-oldest surviving tournament in tennis, collecting his second Masters 1000 title in his first final at that level outside of Paris.

2 – Games won by Eugenie Bouchard on her return to action in Montreal. The Wimbledon finalist was ousted in the second round 6-0 2-6 6-0 by American world No.114 Shelby Rogers, one of seven Canadians to fall before the third round in both draws. Milos Raonic flew the flag until the quarter-finals.

7 – Defeats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had been handed by top-10 players in 2014 before arriving in Toronto. The Frenchman took out Novak Djokovic – his third career win against a world No.1 – Andy Murray and Grigor Dimitrov en route to the final, where he collected his fourth top-10 win in succession with a 7-5 7-6 victory over Roger Federer in the final.

8 – Unforced errors from Agnieszka Radwanska in her 6-4 6-2 final victory over Venus Williams. In contrast, the American made 41, hitting 25 winners to Radwanska’s 12.

11 – Years since a player other than Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray won the Rogers Cup title. Andy Roddick won in Montreal in 2003, a month before winning the US Open.

12 – Sets played in the men’s quarter-finals. All three matches went the distance, an Open-era first at the Rogers Cup. In all, 26 of the 55 matches went three sets.

25 – Career meetings between Venus and Serena Williams, dating back to 1998. Venus claimed her first win in five encounters with her younger sister in the semi-finals in Montreal – just their second match in five years. Serena leads the head-to-head 14-11.

26 – Rogers Cup tournaments for Canada’s Daniel Nestor. The 41-year-old doubles world No.5 made his debut in the singles in Montreal in 1989, losing to US world No.245 Ned Caswell – had he won, John McEnroe was waiting in the second round.

30.25 – Average age of the finalists in Toronto and Montreal: Venus Williams (34), Roger Federer (33), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (29), Agnieszka Radwanska (25).

36 – Break points saved by Feliciano Lopez during his run to the semi-finals. The Spanish left-hander saved nine in one game in the final set of his quarter-final victory over Milos Raonic. He was broken just four times in the tournament – twice by Roger Federer.

121 – Career finals for Roger Federer, who remains on 79 titles. Only Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl have played more. Rafael Nadal is the only other active player to make the all-time top 10 list in this category.

193 – Minutes of competitive court time for Andy Murray. The world No.9 played just two matches in Toronto and is hoping for more action in Cincinnati to arrive at the US Open match-tight.

299 – Masters 1000-level match wins for Roger Federer. The Swiss has won 21 Masters 1000 titles, six adrift of Rafael Nadal’s tally of 27. He last won a title at this level in Cincinnati in 2012.


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