In this interesting piece, we bring you some incredible H2H records between several notable players both active and retired.
Tennis is an ongoing sport that never really stops so there is plenty of records to be observed and broken. H2H records are very interesting as it shows how some of the greatest players of all time compared to each other directly. We bring you some interesting ones.
Serena Williams 20-2 Maria Sharapova
It all started in 2004 when 17-year Sharapova stunned Serena Williams at Wimbledon. That defeat haunted the legend for many years and she never forget it. This H2H proves how much she cared about beating Sharapova when they played.
Former player Mary Carillo once said:
“The worst thing Maria Sharapova could have done was to win Wimbledon at age 17 against a woman who was trying to win her third straight. That was Maria's biggest mistake. At the time she had no pressure, had great poise and was going for her shots. I don't think Serena has still gotten over it."
Novak Djokovic 18-0 Gael Monfils
This one would have worked just fine as a headline because it paints a very clear picture. As dominant as it has been, Monfils came close a couple of times with a 2020 match being the closest he ever came. Three match points but he wasn't able to get it done and the friends warmly embraced after Djokovic turned around and won that match.
Djokovis is the only big four member Monfils did not beat.
Roger Federer 17-0 David Ferrer
Another one that is fairly clear to understand from the headline and it just shows that noted fighter and king of consistency, Ferrer was unable to beat Federer. It's hardly a surprise because the problem for Ferrer was always how to beat the best.
Roger Federer 21-3 Andy Roddick
Another interesting one is the one between Federer and Roddick. It was a fierce rivalry but also one built on a lot of respect. How can anybody forget the effort Roddick put forward in that iconic Wimbledon final and how he still came up short.