Do you think BP conversion rate is an important stat or do you think that it is something that over time is around the exact same rate as a normal point?
Hopefully he can take the third.
It's a more important point for me.
I do think it is an important stat. It shows mental strength for one, it shows how you react to being put under pressure on your serve as well as showing how you respond when oppertunities come.
It tends to normalize over long periods of time, yet 'we' look at the smallest of sample sizes and decide if a player is clutch or not. Strange to me, it seems like 'we' are putting too much emotion into numbers that are simply a small sample size.
thats true but lately vasek has been terrible on the big points. I dont know why ..i remember a match a whyile back when he saved almost every one against him but for the last while he's been extremely easy to break and been really poor on converting himself
and if you are really easy to break its not a good thing
6-7, 6-2, 5-2 eysseric
Yeah, thought he could win today.
Remember in Mexico I think, he save something like 17 BPs in a row about a month ago? Now on clay he is not saving them, but he is also losing way more points on serve.
yeah, I remember hearing commentators for baseball talking the other day about how the runners in scoring position average is more of a made up stat because over time it tends to be very close to your average anyway. In other words being clutch is just a made up stat.
I would think the same is true for tennis on bp's. That it would tend to your overall points won on serve % over time. But it'd be cool to find out