ANALYSE THIS: Oldest Australian Open quarter-final line-up since 1977

TENNIS – Six of this year’s quarter-finalists in the Australian Open men’s singles are over 28-years-old for the first time in the competition’s history. The average age of the eight quarter-finalists is the oldest since 43-year-old Ken Rosewall reached this stage in 1977.
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ANALYSE THIS: Ferrer defeat biggest Wimbledon shock

TENNIS – Number seven seed David Ferrer’s shock defeat by Andrey Kuznetsov in the second round of the Wimbledon men’s singles tournament is the biggest surprise to date in either singles tournament at the third Grand Slam of the year. The biggest surprise in the women’s event was Victoria Azarenka’s defeat by Bojana Jovanovski.

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REVIEW: Federer vs Ferrer Facts Frenzy

TENNIS – Roger Federer defeated David Ferrer for the 14th time on Thursday at the ATP World Tour Finals. In doing so, the Swiss ace piled up more honours and statistics, which we have detailed below.

> Federer is now 14-0 lifetime against David Ferrer, with 11 of the 14 victories coming in straight sets.

> Ferrer joins Mikhail Youzhny as the opponent Federer has the most wins against without a defeat.

> David Ferrer has now lost seven career matches at the ATP World Tour Finals. Four of the seven losses have been to Federer.

> Federer has won all nine sets he has played against Ferrer in four matches at the ATP World Tour Finals, including a straight sets win in a best-of-five match in the 2007 final.

> Federer’s 4 wins over Ferrer at the ATP World Tour Finals are his equal-most against any opponent. He has also beaten Rafael Nadal 4 times at this event.

> Federer improved to 12-0 against Spanish opponents at the ATP World Tour Finals.

> Federer qualified for the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals for the 10th time in 11 attempts. He only missed out in 2008.

> Federer joins Pete Sampras with 10 semifinal appearances at this tournament. Only Ivan Lendl (12) has more.

> Federer has won his last 12 matches at the ATP World Tour Finals, two shy of his personal record of 14 set from 2003-2005.

> His 12 straight wins at this tournament include eight straight round robin matches. His last loss in the round robin stage was to his next opponent, Juan Martín del Potro, in 2009.