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Wimbledon preview: 10 stats to know about the men’s draw

Reem Abulleil takes a look at the numbers behind the men's draw at Wimbledon.

Reem Abulleil 2018/07/01

It’s hard to believe there are records Roger Federer has not broken yet but there is one player who has won more singles titles than the Swiss at Wimbledon – Martina Navratilova.

Rafael Nadal will be looking to add a third Wimbledon title to his trophy cabinet and triumph at the All England Club for the first time since 2010.

Marin Cilic is seeded No. 3 and will be looking to become the first Croatian man to win here since 2001, while fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro is bidding for a second Grand Slam and first since 2009.

Grigor Dimitrov is searching for a maiden major trophy but has a tough opener against three-time Slam champion Stan Wawrinka.

Andy Murray has pulled out of the tournament and home hopes will fall on British No. 1 Kyle Edmund.

Here are 10 stats to know about the men’s draw at Wimbledon ahead of the action that kicks off on Monday.

1 – Rafael Nadal will retain the No. 1 ranking after Wimbledon if he reaches the fourth round this fortnight. Federer will replace him as No. 1 if he defends the title and Nadal loses before the fourth round.

2 – Croatians have won the titles at the two largest grass-court warm-up events so far this year – Marin Cilic at Queens and Borna Coric in Halle. The last Crotian man to win Wimbledon was Goran Ivanisevic in 2011.

4 – Novak Djokovic is bidding for a fourth Wimbledon crown which would move him into joint-sixth place on the all-time list of most Wimbledon titles won.

6 – Federer and Nadal have combined to win the last six consecutive Slams.

8 – men have successfully defended their Wimbledon title on a total of 18 occasions.

9 – Roger Federer is bidding to become the second player (after Martina Navratilova) – man or woman – in history to win nine singles titles at Wimbledon.

18 – Nadal is looking to claim an 18th Grand Slam and close in on Federer, who leads the all-time list with 20.

18 – Federer owns 18 grass-court titles, the most won in the Open Era.

21 – Federer is looking to clinch a 21st Grand Slam singles title and extend his all-time men’s record.

66 – Feliciano Lopez is appearing at his 66th consecutive Grand Slam and sets the record for the longest streak of Open Era Grand Slam singles appearances ahead of Federer, who played 65 straight majors between the 2000 Australian Open and the 2016 Australian Open).

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