Novak Djokovic vs Richard Gasquet 2015 Wimbledon semifinal by the numbers: Stats and facts on Djokovic vs Gasquet at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

All the numbers you need to know ahead of Novak Djokovic vs Richard Gasquet in the semifinals of Wimbledon 2015 on Friday.

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Djokovic 11-1 Gasquet
Djokovic has the comfortable advantage against Gasquet in their head-to-head, which also includes a nine-match winning streak against the Frenchman. Gasquet has not defeated the World No. 1 since 2007 but it should be noted that their Wimbledon clash will be their first meeting on grass. 

In Grand Slams:
Djokovic and Gasquet have met twice at Grand Slams in the past but both meetings occurred at the French Open in 2011 and 2015 respectively. Djokovic was successful in straight sets in each.

On grass: This marks their first ever meeting on grass. The majority of their matches have been played on the hard surface (10/13).

Grand Slam history
Titles: Djokovic 8, Gasquet 0 - Djokovic won his sixth Grand Slam title at Wimbledon last year and since then he has gone on to win the 2014 US Open and the 2015 Australian Open. He narrowly missed out on the French Open title after Stan Wawrinka stunned him in four sets. On the contrary Gasquet has never won a major. In fact he has never even reached a Grand Slam final and this is just the third time he has reached a Grand Slam semi-final. He also did so at Wimbledon in 2007 and at the US Open in 2013. 

At Wimbledon: Djokovic is a two-time champion at Wimbledon (2011, 2014) and of course the defending champion. He has reached the semi-finals or better every year since 2010 inclusive. But as aforementioned this is Gasquet’s equal best performance at the All England Club after he reached his first ever Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon in 2007. He had not reached the finals since then and last year he sacrificed nine match points before he ultimately succumbed against Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios in the second round. 

This season: Djokovic won the Australian Open title earlier this year and he reached the final at the French Open. In comparison Gasquet was knocked out in the third round of the Australian Open and it was Djokovic who ended his run in Paris in straight sets in the fourth round. 

Year-to-date record

Djokovic: Won 46, lost 3 (5 titles) – Djokovic has been dominant all season. He enjoyed a 28-match winning streak between March until June (lost to Wawrinka). He picked up four titles in that time including Indian Wells, Miami, Monte-Carlo and Rome and effectively became the first player in tennis history to win the first three Masters tournaments of the year. 

Gasquet: Won 26, lost 8 (2 titles) – Gasquet’s season has been solid apart from a win-less appearance at Indian Wells when he retired trailing 161st ranked Michael Berrer in the third set in the opening round. In fact although he may not have won a magnitude of titles this season (he has 2 - Montpellier and Estoril), Gasquet has been in form and he has not lost against a player ranked outside of the top 20. 



Richard Gasquet (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)



Grass
Djokovic is undefeated on the surface for the season. As he did not play a grass-court lead-up event into Wimbledon, he has a 5-0 win-loss record on the surface, which reflects his winning path into the semi-finals at the major.

Gasquet has consequently won one more grass court match than Djokovic as the World No. 20 played at Queen’s in the lead-up. He defeated Simone Bolelli in the first round but subsequently succumbed against Milos Raonic in three sets. 

Match stats
Sets lost at this year’s Wimbledon – Djokovic 2 (against Kevin Anderson), Gasquet 3 (1 against Nick Kyrgios, 2 against Stan Wawrinka)

Games lost at this year’s Wimbledon – Djokovic 66, Gasquet 72

Tie break record – Djokovic is 8-7 in tiebreaks this season, which includes a 0-2 record at Wimbledon this fortnight. Gasquet is 9-6 in tiebreaks this season and he is 1-1 at Wimbledon. 

Aces – Djokovic had served 224 aces this season in the lead-up to Wimbledon and he has fired down a further 52 at the Grand Slam, while Gasquet had served 140 aces in 2015 and a further 37 at Wimbledon.

Double faults – Djokovic had served 66 double faults in 2015 and he has served 8 at Wimbledon, while Gasquet had served 42 and 15 at Wimbledon.

First serves in – Djokovic had managed to get 66 per cent of his first serves in, going on to win 75 per cent of those in 2015. Gasquet had managed to get slightly less first serves in - 62 per cent - however he has won marginally more - 76 per cent. 

Second serves – Djokovic has won 60 per cent of his second serves which is a little bit higher than Gasquet who has won 54 per cent. 

Winners/unforced errors – Djokovic has hit 182 winners this fortnight at Wimbledon and made 77 unforced errors. Gasquet has hit 191 winners and made 87 unforced errors 

Time on court - Djokovic has spent 10 hours and 43 minutes on court at Wimbledon so far, while Gasquet has spent 11 hours and 13 minutes on court. 

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A look at the stats shows Djokovic has a clear advantage at Grand Slams, considering he is an eight-time champion and this is only Gasquet’s third semi-final appearance. The Frenchman has had a good run but expect the World No. 1 and defending champion to be too strong. 


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