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By Chris Oddo | Thursday June 8, 2017

 
Stan Wawrinka

Take a spin around the numbers of Friday's men's semifinalists at Roland Garros with Tennis Now's Chris Oddo.

Photo Source: Clive Brunskill/ Getty

Let’s look ahead to Friday’s pair off blockbuster semifinals and dive inside the numbers of these intriguing matchups.

7

In Friday’s first men’s semifinal, Andy Murray will bid to become just the 7th man in Open Era history to play multiple finals at all four of the Grand Slams. The other six?

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Ivan Lendl, Novak Djokovic, Andre Agassi and Ken Rosewall.




4

By reaching the last four at Roland Garros, Stan Wawrinka has now made the semifinal at four of the last five majors. He is also the oldest semifinalist at Roland Garros in 32 years on the men’s side.

22

Dominic Thiem and Rafael Nadal, who meet in Friday’s second semifinal, are tied for the ATP lead in clay-court wins in 2017. Nadal is 22-1, while Thiem is 22-4. They have met once on clay this season with Thiem scoring the victory in Rome.

22

Nadal has dropped just 22 games in reaching the semifinals here – the fewest games dropped into a Grand Slam semifinal in the Open Era where five best-of-5 set matches have been played.

2

Thiem is bidding to become the 2nd Austrian player in history to reach a Grand Slam final. 1995 Roland Garros champion Thomas Muster is the only Austrian player to reach the final at a major.

9

Stan Wawrinka has won nine straight matches on clay leading up to Friday’s semifinal with Andy Murray. It’s the fourth time he has won nine straight on clay in his career, but he has never reached 10.

21-3

Nadal owns a 21-3 record in major semifinals. He is 9-0 in Roland Garros semis, and has won 27 of 30 sets in those French Open semifinals. The last time Nadal lost in a Grand Slam semifinal was in 2009 when he fell in straight sets to Juan Martin del Potro in the U.S. Open semifinal.

1-7

Andy Murray has lost seven of his last eight matches against the Top 5 at majors. His only Top 5 win in that span came against Stan Wawrinka in the Roland Garros semifinals last year.


 

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