Wimbledon Tennis Tournament Day 1, featuring #1 Novak Djokovic and #3 Roger Federer

By Brian8556utube  Twitter: @Brian8556utube

Here are the results and breakdown of each Wimbledon Mens match for today, day 1 of the tournament!


#1 Novak Djokovic def. Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3 6-3 6-1

Recap – Plain and simple, Novak Djokovic had his serving going all match, having 13 aces compared to Ferrero’s 2. It was pretty much a tie for percentage of 1st serves going in, Djokovic having 66% going in and Ferrero: 67% going in but Djoker dominated in first serves won, winning 84% compared to Ferrero’s 56% and it was also pretty much a tie in second serves won as well with Djokovic winning 41% of his second serves while Ferrero won 42% of his. This match was all Djokovic and that’s why he’s #1 in the world. But don’t underrate Juan Carlos Ferrero, he is better a few of the guys in the top 32. Rating: Djokovic: 10, Ferrero: 2, Match: 6


#1 seed Novak Djokovic headlined Wimbeldon, winning his first match today. Imagee via BB.co.uk.

#8 Janko Tipsarevic def. David Nalbandian 6-4 7-6 6-2

Recap – I was unsure who was gonna win this match until it was 5-2 Tipsarevic. It was a back and forth match and it was so fun to watch. Tipsarevic had the advantage on aces, 18-10 Tipsarevic over Nalbandian. But a very key part of this match was the break points won (winning a game with the other serving). Tipsarevic was 4 for 9 in break points won while Nalbandian was 1 for 9 in break points won. Very close match until the end of the 3rd set when it became clear Tipsarevic would win. Rating: Tipsarevic: 9, Nalbandian: 8, Match: 9

#28 Radek Stepanek def. Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-1 1-0 (retired)

Recap- This match didn’t last long. Everyone expect Stakhovsky to give up a good fight but he didn’t. He got destroyed in the first set and then had to retire from the match due to injury. This match was so bad that there was only 1 ace. Rating: Stepanek: 8, Nalbandian: 1, Match: 4

#17 Fernando Verdasco def. Jimmy Wang 7-6 6-4 7-5

Recap – AMAZING MATCH! A guy who no knows in Jimmy Wang nearly won all 3 sets vs #17 Fernando Verdasco! But clearly the only reasons Verdasco won were aces and winners. Verdasco got 12 aces in the match while Wang got 0. That was the reason we didn’t have a top 20 player losing today. For winners, the Spaniard had 42 winners compared to Taiwanese’s 28 winners. Rating: Verdasco: 9, Wang: 9, Match: 10

Grega Zemlja def. Josh Goodall 6-4 3-6 7-6 6-4

Recap – I’m pretty sure NO ONE watched this match, well, I watch some of it and to be honest, I don’t know if I ever want to see either of these guys play again unless they are facing #1 Novak Djokovic, #2 Rafael Nadal, #3 Roger Federer, #4 Andy Murray or #5 Jo-Wilfred Tsonga. This match was pretty much the opposite of the Verdasco-Wang match even though this is the first 4 set match. This match was okay but not even close to as exciting as Verdasco-Wang. Rating: Zemlja: 6, Goodall, 5, Match: 4

Michael Russell def. Adrian Menendez-MacEiras 6-3 6-1 7-6

Recap – That match was okay. Not too bad, not as bad as Zemlja-Goodall but this was horrible compared to Stepanek-Stakhovsky. Russell dominated in the aces stat with 7 aces compared to Menendez-MacEiras 2. Rating: Russell: 8, Menendez-MacEiras: 6, Match: 6

#29 Julien Benneteau def. Gilles Muller 6-2 7-5 7-6

Recap – Pretty good match. Aces were nearly even with Muller getting 16 aces and Benneteau getting 15. It was the same for winners with Muller getting 42 and Benneteau getting 41. The one reason Benneteau won was unforced errors (hitting ball into nets, hitting the ball out (too wide or tall far), etc.). Muller had TWENTY-FIVE, 25, compared to Benneteau’s ELEVEN, 11! That is over double the amount! That is insane! Rating: Benneteau: 8, Muller: 8, Match: 9

Fabio Fognini def. Michael Llorda 3-6 6-3 6-4 7-5

Recap – Really good match! Aces were key for Llorda, having the advantage 16 aces to 7. But the reason Llorda lost was like the Benneteau-Muller match, UNFORCED ERRORS. Fognini had 23 unforced errors, which is alot, but Llorda had WAY MORE! 43 UNFORCED ERRORS FOR LLORDA! THAT IS HORRIBLE! Reason why Llorda didn’t win and why he will get a 6 instead of an 8 or 9 is unforced errors. Rating: Fognini: 8, Llorda: 6, Match: 7

#13 Gilles Simon def. Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-3 5-4 (retired)

Recap – Aces were a key factor in this match as Simon had 7 aces compared to Mathieu’s 3. The biggest factor was unforced errors, what a shocker. Gilles Simon only has NINE, yes, NINE, unforced errors. THAT’S AMAZING! Mathieu also kept his unforced errors low but he had many more than Simon, having 16. Rating: Simon: 8, Mathieu: 6, Match: 6

#26 Mikhail Youzhny def. Donald Young 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-3

Recap – This was an unforced error fest. This was horrible! Young had 32 unforced errors compared to Youzhny’s 30. The reason Youzhny won was due to having less unforced errors and more aces and winners. Winners was the one blowout stat in this match. Youzhny had 34 winners while Young had 20. Rating: Youzhny: 8, Young: 6, Match: 8

#18 Richard Gasquet def. Tobias Kamke 6-2 6-2 6-2

Recap – Nice match! Gasquet had 5 aces compared to Kamke, Gasquet serve was good all match. Gasquet has had 29 winners compared to Kamke’s 26 and finally, unforced errors. Well, Gasquet only had 15 unforced errors! Amazing by the Frenchman! But Kamke had 23 unforced errors. Another match that unforced errors was a huge factor for someone losing. Rating: Gasquet: 9, Kamke: 6, Match: 7.

#3 Roger Federer def. Albert Ramos 6-1 6-1 6-1

Recap – Only reason it was a good match is because, c’mon, it’s ROGER FEDERER, THE GREATEST OF ALL-TIME! A factor in Federer winning were aces. Federer had 9 aces compared to Ramos’ 0 aces. Another key factor was unforced errors, AGAIN! Ramos had 21 unforced errors while Federer only had 10! And finally, winners. The Swissman dominated with 33 winners compared to the Spaniard’s 11 winners. Rating: Federer: 10, Ramos: 0, Match: 6


Roger Federer defeated Albert Ramos today in Day 1 of Wimbeldon.

Jeremy Chardy def. Filippo Volandri 6-0 6-1 1-0 (retired)

Recap – The Frenchman dominated the Italian in aces, winners and unforced errors. Anytime you have the advantage on all of those, you will win. For winners, Chardy had 15 winners compared to Volandri’s 12. For aces, Chardy had 5 aces compared to Volandri’s 2. And for unforced errors, Chardy had 5 unforced errors compared to Volandri’s 17. Rating: Chardy: 9, Volandri: 0, Match: 5

Ryan Sweeting def. Potito Starace 6-2 2-0 (retired)

Recap – Sweeting dominated in nearly everything. The only thing Starace had the advantage in was double faults and that was by 1 double fault. Aces: Sweeting 5 Starace: 2, Winners: Sweeting: 17 Starace 6 and unforced errors: Starace had 14 and Sweeting had 7. Rating: Sweeting: 7, Starace: 2, Match: 5

Ernests Gulbis def. #6 Tomas Berdych 7-6 7-6 7-6

Recap – I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT! I knew Ernests Gulbis was the best unranked player in the world and he proved it today! And what is up with Tomas Berdych? Well, I knew an upset would happen but I thought it would be Tipsarevic-Nalbandian. I AM LITERALLY IN SHOCK! The key was aces. Gulbis got 30 ACES while Berdych got 13! Another key was winners! GULBIS GOT 62 WINNERS, BERDYCH ONLY GOT 30! 30 is UN-HEARD OF but 62? That is INSANE! Rating: Gulbis: 10, Berdych: 9, Match: 10

Alejandro Falla def. #11 John Isner 6-4 6-7 3-6 7-6 7-5

Recap – WOW! Another huge upset! Falla is the 2nd best unranked player in the world behind Gulbis and defeated #11 John Isner! Isner had 31 aces while Falla had 4 and Isner had 76 WINNERS while Falla only had 39 but Isner also had 49 unforced errors while Falla only had 22. Unforced errors cost Isner the match. Rating: Falla: 10, Isner: 10, Match: 10

#31 Florian Mayer def. Dmitry Tursonov 7-6 6-2 6-3

Recap – Mayer won because aces, winners and unforced errors like almost everyone does. He had 13 aces while Tursonov had 10, he had 44 winners while Tursonov had 31 and Tursonov had 26 unforced errors while Mayer only had 11. Mayer was the clear better player all match. Rating: Mayer: 8, Tursonov: 5, Match: 7

#15 Juan Monaco def. Leonardo Mayer 6-4 7-6 7-6

Recap – THIS IS INSANE! This time someone LOST, even WITH the advantage on aces, winners and unforced errors. #15 Juan Monaco, an Argentine, who defeated another Argentine, Leonardo Mayer. Mayer had the advantage on aces, winners and unforced errors and STILL LOST! Mayer had 6 aces while Monaco only had 3, Mayer had 29 winners while Monaco had 23 and Monaco had 27 unforced errors and Mayer had 24. But Monaco still won. Nuff said. Rating: Monaco: 9, Mayer: 8, Match: 9

Martin Klizan def. Juan Chela 7-5 3-6 7-6 1-6 11-9

Recap – Klizan gets the upset win on Chela! Klizan had 13 aces while Chela only got 9, Klizan got 113 WINNERS while Chela only got 57 but Chela had the advantage on unforced errors, as he only had 23 unforced errors while Klizan had 76. Rating: Klizan: 9, Chela: 9, Match: 9

Xavier Malisse def. Marinko Matosevic 6-2 6-2 7-5

Recap – Key for Malisse: Got advantage on aces, winners and unforced errors. He had 14 aces, Matosevic only had 1. He had 32 winners, Matosevic had 22 winners. He had 9 unforced errors, Matosevic had 24. Malisse dominated. Rating: Malisse: 8, Matosevic: 6, Match: 7

Viktor Troicki def. #24 Marcel Granollers 7-5 7-6 3-6 2-6 8-6

Recap – Not a shock, Troicki was #10 a year or so ago. Troicki had the advantage on aces, winners and unforced errors. This match was AMAZING! BACK AND FORTH! Rating: Troicki: 10, Granollers: 10, Match: 10

Ryan Harrison def. Yen-Hsun Lu 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-2

Recap – This was definitely expected. Ryan Harrison is so good, he is the future of tennis. Harrison had the advantage on Lu on aces, winners and unforced errors so he definitely deserved to win this match. Expect Harrison to be top 5 within the next few years. Rating: Harrison: 9, Lu: 7, Match: 7

Benjamin Becker def. James Blake 6-7 7-5 6-0 6-4

Recap – Becker won because aces, winners and unforced errors. Nuff said, Becker deserved this win and he made James Blake look like Josh Goodall…PATHETIC! Rating: Becker: 8, Blake: 7, Match: 7

Ruben Bemelmans def. Carlos Berlocq 7-5 6-7 6-3 7-6

Recap – Pretty good match. Berlocq dominated the aces but Bemelmans dominated the winners and unforced errors. Both players are very good and have alot of potential. Rating: Bemelmans: 9, Berlocq: 8, Match: 9

Jerzy Janowicz def. Simone Bolelli 3-6 6-3 6-3 6-3

Recap – Little bit of an upset.Bolelli looked amazing in the 1st set but then Janowicz dominated the rest of the match. Janowicz got 19 aces while Bolelli got 7, Janowicz got 41 winners while Bolelli got 27 and Janowicz only had 15 unforced errors while Bolelli had 18. Rating: Janowicz: 9, Bolelli: 7, Match: 8

Inigo Cervantes def. Favio Cipolla 2-6 6-7 6-3 6-2 6-1

Recap – Cipolla may have had the advantage on unforced errors and had a 2-0 set lead but Cervantes, the underdog, came out of nowhere to dominate the last 3 sets to win the match! I didn’t see it coming and everyone didn’t either. Nice upset win by Cervantes! Rating: Cervantes: 9, Cipolla: 9, Match: 10
Guillaume Rufin def. Steve Darcis 6-4 3-6 5-7 6-4 6-4
Recap – Rufin is way better than Darcis, enough said.

And Denis Istomin def. #23 Andreas Seppi 6-7 6-4 3-6 6-3 8-6

Recap – BIG UPSET! ISTOMIN IS AMAZING BUT I DID NOT THINK HE WOULD BEAT SEPPI! This should get Istomin ranked in the top 32.


Posted on June 26, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Oh crap, I misspelled alot in this article. lol

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