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2009 Wimbledon Fourth Round Break Down

Posted on June 28, 2009 at 6:55 PM





Tomas Berdych leads the tournament in first serve points won (92%).






The Championships, Wimbledon


FOURTH ROUND BREAK DOWN


London, England

by ATP Staff

 

28.06.2009


Six of the Top 10 seeds are left entering the second week of Wimbledon, led by No. 2 and five-time champion Roger Federer. Other seeds include No. 3 Andy Murray, No. 4 Novak Djokovic, No. 6 and 2004-05 finalist Andy Roddick, No. 7 Fernando Verdasco and No. 8 Gilles Simon. There are also five Grand Slam champions left - Federer, Djokovic, wild card Juan Carlos Ferrero, Roddick and 2002 winner Lleyton Hewitt. There are also four former No. 1s - Federer, Ferrero, Hewitt and Roddick. There are three unseeded players left - Ferrero, Hewitt and Israeli Dudi Sela. German Tommy Haas is the oldest player (31) and Djokovic (22) the youngest player remaining. Overall, there are 13 countries represented in the Round of 16 with two players each from the Czech Republic, Spain and Switzerland. Here is a look at the remaining players going into the second week.

 

Top Half -

 

Lleyton Hewitt - The 28-year-old Aussie is making his sixth-straight appearance in the fourth round (or better) and one of three unseeded players left (Ferrero, Sela)...Also one of only two players (Berdych) remaining who has yet to drop a set in the first week...The second lowest-ranked player left at No. 56 is looking to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final since the US Open in 2006.

 

(23) Radek Stepanek - The No. 2 from the Czech Republic advanced to the fourth round for the first time since reaching the quarter-finals in 2006 by posting his second straight five-set victory over No. 16 seed David Ferrer...This is only the third time in his career he has reached the fourth round in a Grand Slam. One of three players left 30-over (Haas-31, Karlovic-30).

 

(20) Tomas Berdych - The top player from the Czech Republic has dropped only 28 games in his first three matches, the fewest of any player remaining...Appearing in the fourth round for the third time in the past four years and his best Grand Slam result was the quarter-finals here two years ago (l. to Nadal)...Has only been broken once in 42 games thus far and leads the tournament in first serve points won (92%).

                        

(6) Andy Roddick - The top American is through to the second week for the fifth time and he fired a personal-high 33 aces at the All England Club in his win over Jurgen Melzer Saturday...Has dropped one set in each of his first three wins. Leads the ATP World Tour with a 22-3 tie-break record...Has won 12 tie-breaks in a row since losing his last tie-break on 21 March to Nadal in the semi-finals at Indian Wells.

 

(3) Andy Murray - The British No. 1 is making his third appearance in the fourth round in the past four years...Last year he advanced to the quarter-finals, losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal...Has only lost one set in the first week (holding serve 49 of 50 games) and in eight grass-court matches this season has won 19 of 20 sets overall...Has reached the fourth round or better in five consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.

 

(19) Stanislas Wawrinka - The Swiss No. 2 is making his second straight appearance in the fourth round and last year lost to Marat Safin...Attempting to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final in 18th career Slam tournament...Has held serve 45 of 48 games thus far while breaking opponents 16 times while losing one set in the first week.

 

(WC) Juan Carlos Ferrero - The lowest-ranked player remaining at No. 70 is into the fourth round for the second time in three years. His last Grand Slam quarter-final was here two years ago (l. to Federer). The wild card entry is one of two Spaniards (Verdasco) left...Has reached the quarter-finals or better in all four Grand Slam tournaments in his career.

 

[8] Gilles Simon - The top Frenchman is through to the fourth round for the first time in four career appearances...This is also the second time in a Grand Slam tournament he has reached the second week...In January, he advanced to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open (l. to Nadal)...This is the first time in his career he has won three straight matches on grass.

 

Bottom Half

 

(29) Igor Andreev - The lone remaining Russian is making his first appearance in the fourth round at the All England Club...The No. 29 seed is trying to reach his second Grand Slam quarter-final ('07 Roland Garros) and become the second Russian to reach the QFs or better in back-to-back Wimbledons...Last year Marat Safin advanced to the semi-finals.

 

(24) Tommy Haas - The 31-year-old German is the oldest player remaining in the field and he won the longest match of the tournament, a 4:28 battle in the third round against No. 11 seed Marin Cilic, saving two match points...Appearing in the fourth round for the second time in three years...Has an 8-0 mark on grass this season, along with Murray.

 

Dudi Sela - The only unseeded player left in the bottom half of the draw is the first Israeli to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon since Amos Mansdorf in 1989...Posted a four-sets win over No. 15 seed Tommy Robredo in the third round and ousted last year's semi-finalist Rainer Schuettler, the No. 18 seed, in the second round...This is the top Israeli's best result in his 10th Grand Slam tournament.

 

(4) Novak Djokovic - The 22-year-old Serb is into the fourth round for the third time in the past four years...Two years ago he advanced to the semi-finals (ret. vs. Nadal) and in 2006 he reached the fourth round (l. to Ancic)...Has been broken six times in the first three rounds while breaking opponents 12 times...The only player remaining to beat Federer in a Grand Slam tournament ('08 Aust. Open SF).

 

(7) Fernando Verdasco - The lone remaining left-hander is making his third appearance in the fourth round in the past four years...He is looking to reach his second Grand Slam quarter-final (SF at '09 Aust. Open) in 25 Slam tournaments...The Madrid native has only been broken once in 55 service games and has fired 51 aces in his first three matches.

 

(22) Ivo Karlovic - The towering Croat is into the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time since 2004...Looking to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final...Has fired 102 aces and held serve all 56 games in his first three matches and going back to Queen's where he reached the quarter-finals, overall has fired 208 aces (29.7 avg.) and held serve 105 consecutive games, saving all 16 break points he's faced.

 

(13) Robin Soderling - The 24-year-old Swede has continued where he left off in Paris, playing consistently in the first week...Has won 57 of 58 service games (saving 10 of 11 break points) while firing 62 aces en route to the fourth round for the first time...Has won 13 of his past 15 matches since May with both losses coming to Federer, in Madrid (2nd Rd.) and Roland Garros (final).

 

(2) Roger Federer - The 27-year-old Swiss cruised into the second week for the seventh-straight year by dropping only one set...Has a 63-3 sets won mark in the first week since 2003...The five-time Wimbledon champion has held serve 44 of 47 games while hitting 36 aces...Has a streak of at least 10 aces in his past 14 Wimbledon matches since 2007 third round. The only player left with a grass-court win against the Swiss native is Hewitt ('01 's-Hertogenbosch SF).

 





 


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