Murray triple bagels

In a perverse Davis Cup rubber (Group II, Europe/Africa zone, Great Britain vs. Luxembourg in Glasgow), the fourth player in the world, Andy Murray outplayed yesterday a completely unknown Laurent Bram, winning all 18 games of the match. It was Bram’s first professional match since 2008! Unclassified in the ATP ranking Bram, five years ago reached his highest position – 966… Against Murray he won 15 points, lost 72. Bram only once got two points in a row in the match, it happened at the beginning of the 3rd set, in a consequence of Murray’s two consecutive double faults! “It was good fun, it’s nice to be back in Scotland. I’ve not been back for about 18 months and I need to make more of a habit of it. The support I’ve had here has been so nice,” Murray said after the 51-minute passage, which I suppose could be the quickest ‘the best of five’ match in the Open era. According to my stats, it’s just one of very few “triple bagels” in the Open era, the first one played hard-indoors. “You probably get one chance to win a match in your lifetime 6-0 6-0 6-0. I wanted to win love, love and love but let it slip a little bit.” had said Murray after beating Alberto Martin 6-0, 6-0, 6-1 four years ago at the Australian Open. The Scot won first 17 games in that match, three weeks ago at Wimbledon, he won the last 15 games of his match against Daniel Gimeno-Traver (4-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-0).
# Triple bagels in the Open era:
Roland Garros 1968: Nikola Spear d. Daniel Contet 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
Davis Cup 1970: Vladimir Korotkov d. Andre Vatrican 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
Davis Cup 1973: Gondo Widjojo d. Po Tao 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
Davis Cup 1981: Thierry Tulasne d. Shinichi Sakamoto 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
Davis Cup 1984:  Emilio Sanchez d. Kamel Harrad 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
Roland Garros 1987: Karel Novacek d. Eduardo Bengoechea 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
Wimbledon 1987: Stefan Edberg d. Stefan Eriksson 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
US Open 1987: Ivan Lendl d. Barry Moir 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
Davis Cup 1989: Hamed Ul-Haq d. Faisal Rahman 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
Davis Cup 1991: Colin Grant d. Wai-Yaw Liu 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
Davis Cup 1992: Michael Walker d. Dishan Herath 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
Roland Garros 1993: Sergi Bruguera d. Thierry Champion 6-0, 6-0, 6-0

Davis Cup 1992: Bing-Chao Lin d. Nasser-Ghanim Al Khulaifi 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
Davis Cup 2005: Ricardo Mello d. David Josepa 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
Davis Cup 2009: Rui Machado d. Valentin Rahine 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
Davis Cup 2011: Andy Murray d. Laurent Bram 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
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27 Responses to Murray triple bagels

  1. Wanaro Evernden says:

    Cool but not in the World Group, not yet :)

  2. Wanaro Evernden says:

    http://grandslamtennis.freeukisp.co.uk/stats6.htm
    list of triple bagel from the beginning of tennis

  3. J-D says:

    Hello Voo de Mar,

    Thanks for your post, yesterday I discovered the Andy Murray’s triple bagels, it’s just incredible…. But, you made a mistake about the number of triple bagels in the open era ( since 1968)… According to my own stats, there are most of ten triple 6-0 in tennis pro and especially in Davis Cup, for example, thirty years ago at Roland Garros for a Davis Cup tied, I suggest this result about Gilles Simon’s coach :
    Paris-Roland Garros (o), in october, 2th 1981, DC, WG-Relegation Play-off, R2 Thierry TULASNE def. Shinichi SAKAMOTO 6/0 6/0 6/0
    He is one of several triple bagels in Davis Cup… A lot of triple 6/0! sure!
    Good day!

    • Wanaro evernden says:

      Thank for that. Tulasne triple bagel : may be the only one in the WG (relegation play off) ?! Never happened in the WG. I think, it’s more easy in the inferior level group I group II etc.

  4. Voo de Mar says:

    Thanks J-D. Please deliver another triple bagels when you find them.

    There’s no Tulasne’s TB in his ATP activity :/
    http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Tu/T/Thierry-Tulasne.aspx?t=pa&y=1981&m=s&e=0#

    Thankfully it’s on the Davis Cup web-page.

    • J-D says:

      You’re welcome Voo de mar,

      In my memorie, I’ve already seen the same kind of results several times and Thierry Tulasne is one of my favourite player… Another one good player from 80’s, Emilio Sanchez is one of my favourite player during my teenage period also, he played and he made a triple 6/0 also like Tulasne, I think it was in 1984 in Spain for a Davis Cup tied in indoor… Yes, it was in indoor!
      Well, instead of the Grand Slam tournaments, I think it could be difficult to find all the triple bagels in tennis history…
      Good day!

      • Voo de Mar says:

        Indoor-clay in his Davis Cup debut.

        No scoreline on ATP :(
        http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Sa/E/Emilio-Sanchez.aspx?t=pa&y=1984&m=s&e=0#

        It’s sad that the ATP website isn’t totally credible, I saw in the past Tulasne and Sanchez’s activity because they were distinctive players. It’s a lesson to compare ATP’s activity to the activity from the Davis Cup page, analyzing players born in the 60’s and earlier. A couple years ago I realized that the ATP page doesn’t include to Borg’s activity his winning matches in Davis Cup, in the consequence Vilas circulates as a record holder in most winning matches in a row :(

        • J-D says:

          Sure! It isn’t totally credible and complete the ATP data base between the period 1968-1973, especially for the oldest players like Laver, Nastase, Newcombe, Rosewall and more… I think the ITF and the ATP Tour could be stronger together, the both could put their data base together, finally it could be interesting for all tennis fans…
          It’s only an utopic wish! ITF and ATP Tour are differents!
          I’ll try to find another triple 6/0, I’m sure there are lots of more triple bagels in open era, they exist too in a double main draw!
          Good day Voo de mar

  5. Earl says:

    You forgot Mello-Josepa from Davis Cup 2005 (I think)

    Greetings Voo, I like your blog!

  6. statsman says:

    2001 Wimbledon Qualifying
    Qualifying Round
    Todd Woodbridge (AUS) d. Johan Ortegren (SWE) 6-0 6-0 6-0

  7. J-D says:

    Congratulation Statsman! Well, it’s difficult to find all this kind of stats among the thousands results in Daviscup.com… It takes a lot of time and chance! :) Now, it’s sure there is a lot of triple bagels especially in DC!

  8. Voo de Mar says:

    Thanks Statsman :)

    It’s a pity that all Davis Cup rubbers officially count to player’s activity, it aggravates preparing some stats 😉

  9. statsman says:

    Another two DC 3-bagels
    http://www.daviscup.com/en/results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=10005307
    http://www.daviscup.com/en/results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=10000986

    And here probably the DC record for fewest games played in a tie – yes, in those stage only 3 rubbers per tie, but teams played only 4 games overall (inc. 2 ret’s)
    http://www.daviscup.com/en/results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=100017119

  10. statsman says:

    One more match in the pre-Open Era (together with that DC doubles)
    http://www.daviscup.com/en/results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=10005243

  11. Wanaro Evernden says:

    The first triple bagel in Davis cup.
    USA Georges Lott beat MEX Ignacio De La Borbolla in 1928
    http://www.tennisgrandstand.com/archives/6414
    http://www.daviscup.com/en/results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=10004935

  12. St-Denis says:

    Wanaro, there is again George Lott with a second triple bagels! DC 1930, Chevy Chase (Md.) Final-American zone, George Lott d Ignacio de la Borbolla 6/0 6/0 6/0
    –} http://www.daviscup.com/en/results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=10004935

  13. St-Denis says:

    Ah oui, je ne suis pas bien concentré sur tes posts! Il y a beaucoup de stats! Ca confirme ce que je pensais qu’il y a encore des triple 0 surtout en Coupe Davis!
    Voici encore un autre que je viens de trouver en cherchant des infos sur Rui Machado, et il a réussi un “Triple bagels”! :)
    Coupe Davis 2009 à Oran (o) , Play-off Groupe 2 Europe/Asie Relegation, R1 Rui Machado d Valentin Rahmine 6/0 6/0 6/0
    –} http://www.daviscup.com/en/results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=100012356

    Voo de Mar, I think there is again and again triple bagels! More of 15? Yes! More of 20? It’s possible! :)
    Good week-end!

  14. Wanaro Evernden says:

    Triple Bagel in the quart of Davis Cup 1970 “Europe Zone A” :
    Vladimir Korotkov (SSSR) beat Andre Vatrican (Monaco)

    http://www.daviscup.com/en/results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=10005009

  15. Wanaro Evernden says:

    Pré-Open :

    1910 Natal championships
    Round 1 John R. Richardson d. C. Stewart 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.

    1907 International Championship Paris
    Max Decugis final P.Gautier 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.

    1900 Queens Club tournament
    Quarterfinal Arthur William Gore d. Lionel Escombe 6-0, 6-0, 6-0

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