Roland Garros 2017 in Numbers



After lasting for around two weeks from late May to 11 June, Roland Garros 2017 become the home of French Summer entertainment. A lot of magical things happened around, from Nadal's "La Decima", 61-shots breathtaking rally between Djokovic and Ramos-Vinolas match, World no. 1 Angelique Kerber early departure, to dramas like Klizan and Lokoli "handshake incident". We specially present to you a countdown list of facts, best moments, and memoirs from the only clay ground of Grand Slams - from 10 to 1.

10. Numbers of Roland Garros trophies Rafael Nadal achieved throughout his career. The King of Clay has never lost an RG Final.

9. Men Singles' highest-seeded player to lose the First Round. He was Alex Zverev, who just beat World no. 2 Novak Djokovic for major title Masters 1000 last May.

8. Men Singles' lowest-seeded player to reach semifinals. Dominic Thiem faced Nadal in semi-final after beating Djokovic in three-set straight.

7. Numbers of World no. 1 players who never won the French Open throughout their career since the Open Era, including John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker, Martina Hingis, Stefan Edberg, and John Newcombe.

6. At least 60,000 of balls are used during the tournament.

5. Numbers of Roland Garros finals Roger Federer entered before he skipped this year's French Open to stay fit for the next two Grand Slams, Wimbledon and US Open.

4. Numbers of Grand Slams finals Stan Wawrinka achieved throughout his career. He has won all 3 Slams finals before he reached RG finals last week.

3. Numbers of Roland Garros tournament in which Nadal has won every match without losing any set to the opponent. 2017 is his third strike-outs since 2008 and 2010 French Open.

2. Numbers of only French players who ever won the Title since the Open Era. They were Yannick Noah (1983) and Mary Pierce (2000).

1. The first time an unseeded player to win Roland Garros since the Open Era. Jelena Ostapenko obtained her first Slams after beating current World no. 2 Simona Halep with a rubber set.

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