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By Chris Oddo | Sunday March 18, 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 what happened on Saturday and how Today’s BNP Open finals shape up.

10

After starting the week at No.19 in the world, Russia’s Daria Kasatkina is slated to reach the Top 10 if she can defeat Naomi Osaka in Sunday’s final. Kasatkina will move to No,9 if she wins the title, and would overtake Svetlana Kuznetsova to become Russian No.1 for the first time.


1

Combined career titles shared by Daria Kasatkina (1) and Naomi Osaka (0). Osaka had only been past the quarterfinals at a WTA event once prior to her run this week at Indian Wells.


18-6

Roger Federer’s lifetime record against Juan Martin del Potro but the Argentine has notched all six of those victories against Federer on hard courts. Federer is 13-6 against Del Potro on hard courts, and he has won two straight against Del Potro.


17-0

Federer is perfect in 2018 and he has only dropped four sets. He surpassed his best ever start to a season on Saturday when he defeated Borna Coric in the semifinals. The Swiss had previously won 16 straight to start a season in 2006.

10

The length of Juan Martin del Potro’s current winning streak. The 29-year-old won Acapulco for his 21st title on March 3.




0

Juan Martin del Potro has never won a Masters 1000 title. He has lost all three of his M1000 finals and is making his first appearance in a final at this level since he was runner-up at Shanghai in 2013.


27

Federer is third on the all-time Masters 1000 title list behind Nadal and Djokovic, who have each won 30. He’ll bid for his 28th title at this level today. He’ll also bid for his 98th ATP title, which would place him 11 behind Jimmy Connors (109) for the all-time lead.

20

The age of both Daria Kasatkina and Naomi Osaka. The last time both women in the Indian Wells final were aged 20 or under was 2001 (S.Williams d. Clijsters).

1

Kasatkina is one of just five WTA players to have notched multiple wins over reigning No.1s before turning 21. The others are Venus Williams (9), Serena Williams (8), Maria Sharapova (4) and Svetlana Kuznetsova (2)

20, 153

At 20 years and 153 days, Osaka the youngest finalist since Wozniacki (19 years, 253 days) finished R-Up in 2010 (l. Jankovic). She is bidding to be the youngest champion since Ivanovic in 2008 (20 years, 138 days)


 

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