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By Chris Oddo | Monday July 10, 2017

It's the greatest day in all of tennis--Wimbledon's Manic Monday. All 16 men's and women's singles round of 16 matches will be contested on Monday at SW19. Get your popcorn popping and read on for a statistical breakdown of the matches...

1. 14 Big Four Titles at Wimbledon, and Counting

There are 14 Wimbledon titles between the Big 4, and they’ve been claimed in each of the last 14 years at SW19. Nobody has been able to break through and this year it looks unlikely that anybody outside the Big 4 will be able to take a semifinal spot. Seven-time champion Roger Federer is in action against Grigor Dimitrov today; three-time champion Novak Djokovic faces Adrian Mannarino; two-time champion Andy Murray faces Benoit Paire; and two-time champion Rafael Nadal faces Gilles Muller.

Will any of them be put on upset alert?

2. 84 Wins for Venus

37-year-old Venus Williams will bid for her 85th career Wimbledon singles win against Croatia’s Ana Konjuh on Day 7. If Williams notches the victory she’ll be one win from tying her sister Serena for the all-time lead in Wimbledon singles wins with 86.

3. A British Tennis Milestone Awaits Andy Murray

Andy Murray will bid for his 57th Wimbledon singles win on Monday when he faces Frenchman Benoit Paire. If Murray wins he’ll move into sole possession of third on the all-time list for wins at Wimbledon by British players. The Scotsman is currently tied with the revered Bunny Austin.

4. Global Game

There are 14 nations represented on the women’s side in Monday’s round of 16. U.S.A (Vandeweghe and Venus Williams) and Croatia (Petra Martic and Ana Konjuh) are the only countries with multiple participants.

5. 5 Five-Setters in a Row 

Frenchman Benoit Paire has won his last five five-setters and owns a 9-4 lifetime record in five-setters. His opponent, top-seeded Andy Murray, owns a 23-10 lifetime record in five-setters.

6. 10 Seeds, Planted

10 of the top 16 seeds have reached the round of sixteen at Wimbledon, which is the most to reach the second week at Wimbledon since 2007. Six of the top seeds have progressed through to manic Monday, with only No.3-seeded Karolina Pliskova falling by the wayside.

7. Serve and Volley Guru

Gilles Muller has won more serve-and-volley points than any other remaining ATP player at Wimbledon thus far. The Luxembourgian has won 70 of 85 of his serve-and-volley attempts (82%). Roger Federer has won 30 of his 36 serve-and-volley attempts (83%), while Milos Raonic has won 35 of 43 (81%).

Only two players (Dimitrov and Bautista Agut) have yet to attempt serve-and-volley. Djokovic (1/1), Murray (2/3) and Nadal (10/11), have been successful in limited forays.

8. Former Champions on Manic Monday

Six Grand Slam champions have reached the round of 16 on the women’s side (Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Garbine Muguruza and Jelena Ostapenko), which means we have ten women bidding to become the fifth maiden Grand Slam winner in the last eight majors.

9. 50, 15

Roger Federer is bidding for a pair of Grand Slam records when he takes the court against Grigor Dimitrov on Day 7. He’ll bid to become the first player in history to reach 15 Wimbledon quarterfinals, and if he does it he will have reached a record 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal.

10. 6, 15

Six WTA players have reached the round of 16 without dropping a set (Garcia, Halep, Kuznetsova, Muguruza, Svitolina, Vandeweghe).

The player to have dropped the least games en route to Manic Monday has been Svetlana Kuznetsova. The Russian has dropped just 15 games. Caroline Garcia and Garbiñe Muguruza (16) and CoCo Vandeweghe (19) have also been stingy.

Enjoy the tennis!


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