ATP Madrid Open Semifinals: By The Numbers

With King of Clay Rafael Nadal’s “shock” quarter-final exit, the Madrid Open semifinals look wide open at first glance. But three of the world’s top ten are still in contention for the crown – and looking at clay-court statistics alone, one man is a step ahead of the rest of the field.

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ATP RANKINGS

1. ALEXANDER ZVEREV – World no. 3

2. DOMINIC THIEM – World no. 7

3. KEVIN ANDERSON – World no. 8

4. DENIS SHAPOVALOV – World no. 43

(ALL STATS BELOW ARE INCLUSIVE OF MADRID)

2018 CLAY-COURT RANKINGS

1. ALEXANDER ZVEREV – 970 ranking points (three tournaments played)

2. DOMINIC THIEM – 970 ranking points (five tournaments played)

3. DENIS SHAPOVALOV – 370 ranking points (three tournaments played)

4. KEVIN ANDERSON – 360 ranking points (two tournaments played)

ATP TITLES WON ON CLAY-COURTS

1. DOMINIC THIEM – Seven

2. ALEXANDER ZVEREV – Three (including one Masters 1000 title)

=3. KEVIN ANDERSON – Zero

=3. DENIS SHAPOVALOV – Zero

(ALL STATS BELOW ARE INCLUSIVE OF DAVIS CUP)

TOP TEN WINS ON CLAY IN 2018

1. DOMINIC THIEM – One (two matches played vs top 10, winner over world no. 1)

2. ALEXANDER ZVEREV – One (two matches played vs top 10)

=3. KEVIN ANDERSON – Zero (zero matches played vs top 10)

=3. DENIS SHAPOVALOV – Zero (zero matches played vs top 10)

TOP 20 WINS ON CLAY IN 2018

1. DOMINIC THIEM – Two (three matches played vs top 20)

2. ALEXANDER ZVEREV – One (two matches played vs top 20)

=3. KEVIN ANDERSON – Zero (zero matches played vs top 20)

=3. DENIS SHAPOVALOV – Zero (zero matches played vs top 20)

MATCHES WON AND LOST ON CLAY IN 2018

1. DOMINIC THIEM – 16 matches played, three matches lost

2. ALEXANDER ZVEREV – 13 matches played, two matches lost

3. KEVIN ANDERSON – Four matches played, one match lost

4. DENIS SHAPOVALOV – Seven matches played, three matches lost

SETS WON AND LOST ON CLAY IN 2018

1. DOMINIC THIEM – 39 sets played, 11 sets dropped

2. ALEXANDER ZVEREV – 33 sets played, nine sets dropped

3. KEVIN ANDERSON – 11 sets played, four sets dropped

4. DENIS SHAPOVALOV – 18 sets played, nine sets dropped

GAMES WON AND LOST ON CLAY IN 2018

1. DOMINIC THIEM – 208 games won of 338 games played (130 games dropped)

2. KEVIN ANDERSON – 60 games won of 117 games played (57 games dropped)

3. DENIS SHAPOVALOV – 103 games won of 200 games played (97 games dropped)

4. ALEXANDER ZVEREV – 155 games won of 314 games played (159 games dropped)

MOST CATEGORIES WON

1. DOMINIC THIEM – SIX 1s, TWO 2s, ZERO 3s, ZERO 4s

2. ALEXANDER ZVEREV – TWO 1s, FIVE 2s, ZERO 3s, ONE 4

3. KEVIN ANDERSON – ZERO 1s, ONE 2, SIX 3s, ONE 4

4. DENIS SHAPOVALOV – ZERO 1s, ZERO 2s, FIVE 3s, THREE 4s

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