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By Chris Oddo | Friday February 17, 2018

Keeping up with the game of tennis, by the numbers. Each day at Tennis Now we’ll give you a fresh set—without any further ado, here’s today’s sampling:


It’s all about Roger Federer today. The Swiss maestro defeated Robin Haase in three sets to assure himself a return to the top of the ATP ranking for the fourth time. Federer breaks the record for longest stint between stays at No.1 (5 years and 106 days) as well as becoming the oldest player to ever rank No.1. He also breaks the record for longest span of appearances as ATP No.1. He first climbed to No.1 on February 2, 2004, making his span 14 years, 14 days—and counting.


Red-hot Petra Kvitova kept her winning ways alive by getting past Julia Goerges in Doha for her 11th consecutive win. The Czech's longest winning streak was 14, achieved in 2011-12.


Caroline Wozniacki edged Angelique Kerber and has assured herself the WTA’s No.1 ranking after Simona Halep pulled out of Doha with a foot injury. The Dane will begin her 71st week at No.1 next week. Wozniacki will face Kvitova in the semifinals on Saturday, with the winner facing Garbiñe Muguruza in the final.


Kvitova has won her last three meetings against Wozniacki, and the last six sets. The Czech owns a 7-5 lifetime edge in the pair’s rivalry.


Points dropped on serve by Sam Querrey, who defeated Ivo Karlovic, 7-6(5), 7-6(4) to reach the New York Open semifinals. The American won 48 of 52 first serve points and 11 of 13 second-serve points. He averaged .5 points lost per service game.


The combined record of Petra Kvitova and Caroline Wozniacki in three-setters this season. Wozniacki is 5-0; Kvitova is 4-1. The players are a combined 27-4 on the season overall, with Wozniacki holding a 15-2 record and Kvitova sitting at 12-2.


Career wins by Roger Federer. He is 114 behind Jimmy Connors for the ATP’s all-time lead. Federer is bidding for his 97th career title in Rotterdam, which would place him 12 behind Connors.


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