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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday May 5, 2021

 
Paula Badosa

Spain's Paula Badosa is the first Spanish woman to reach the semifinals in Madrid. This and more inside the numbers.

Photo Source: Madrid Open/ Mateo Vilalba

The road to Roland-Garros is heating up in Madrid, with the semis nearly set on the women’s side and the quarters coming into focus on the men’s side.

Let’s take a closer look inside the numbers to find out what’s going on this week at the Magic Box.

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15 Ash Barty’s streak on the red clay (which does not count green, where Barty was defeated by Paula Badosa in the Volvo Car Open quarterfinals last month, making her current winning streak on clay of any color eight matches) reaches 15 as the Aussie takes out Petra Kvitova in three sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.


10 With his defeat at the hands of Alexander Zverev on Wednesday, Kei Nishikori has now lost his last 10 matches against the Top 10. Nishikori’s last Top 10 win came against Roger Federer in the 2018 ATP Finals.

11-1 Moving back to Ash Barty, the World No.1 has won 11 of her last 12 three-set matches and nine in a row now. The Aussie’s lifetime record in three-setters now stands at 58-20.

18 With his loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas in Wednesday's night session in Madrid, Benoit Paire has now lost his last 18 matches against Top 10 players - a streak that dates back four years.

10 Barty is the star of this episode of By the Numbers. The Aussie has now won ten consecutive matches against the Top 20 after her win over Kvitova. She has won her last six against the Top 10 as well.

2 Number of former Madrid Open champions left in the singles draws this week. Five-time champion Rafael Nadal and 2018 champ Alexander Zverev.

6 Daniil Medvedev snapped his six-match losing streak on clay on Wednesday by defeating Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in three sets. The Russian had not won on clay since his run to the final at the Barcelona Open in 2019.


1 By defeating Belinda Bencic (6-4, 7-5) on Wednesday, Paula Badosa has become the first woman to ever reach the semifinals at the Madrid Open.

 

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