By the Numbers: Roland Garros 2016

As the dust settles from a thrilling two weeks of tennis, we take a look at some of the telling numbers from the 2016 event.

32 000 000 – The total amount of prize money given away during this year’s edition. That is up 14 percent from 2015. Singles winners Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza walked away with a cool €2 000 000 each for their efforts.

65 000 – The number of new balls used, right from the opening round to the final on Sunday.

250 – The number of ball boys and girls used at the event. We tried to count how many Djokovic used to help with his post-match celebrations, but we lost count.

228 – The speed in kph of the fastest serve in the tournament, which pinged off John Isner’s racket. He would only make the fourth round though.

114 – The number of tournaments that took place at Roland Garros before 2016. This year marked the 115th edition.

110 – The highest number of aces served in the event, by none other than Isner. Considering the American only played four matches, it’s quite an incredible stat. Serena Williams lead the ladies with 36.

47 – Djokovic notched up the highest number of break points won, considerably more than anyone else at the event. Big players perform in those clutch moments, as the Serb proved in Paris.

37 – The number of shots played in the longest rally of the tournament. Guido Pella would end up winning the point against Gilles Simon in the second round.

32 – The highest number of double faults. Interestingly, this number belongs to women’s champion Muguruza, who upset Williams in straight sets in the final.

22 – The total number of courts used at Roland Garros. This includes the three showcase courts at Court 1, Court Suzanne Lenglen and last, but certainly not least, Court Philippe Chatrier.

2 – The maximum number in millimeters the depth of the red clay is on all the courts at Roland Garros.

0 – The number of raindrops stopped by the non-existent roof over Court Philippe Chatrier. The French event the only grand slam not to have a roof over the main court, though one is planned for 2018.

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