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Quickest & slowest players between service points at US Open

some stats from the Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...Tabs%3Darticle

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We measured the time it took 54 players to take their first serve during the U.S. Open and came up with who were the fastest and slowest, on average.*
    --THE SLOWEST--                     
    MALE PLAYER     Avg. Serve Time  Avg. # of Bounces
1    Rafael Nadal         29s               15
2    Paul-Henri Mathieu   28s               16
3    Janko Tipsarevic     27s               7
4    Stanislas Wawrinka   27s               8
5    Teymuraz Gabashvili  25s               17
6    Mardy Fish           24s               9

--THE FASTEST--         
1    Gael Monfils         14s               9
2    James Blake          15s               6          Ana Ivanovic          16s    3
3    Michael Llodra       16s               6          Kim Clijsters         16s    12
4    Roger Federer        17s               10         M. Larcher De Brito   19s    11
5    Fernando Verdasco    17s               10         Caroline Wozniacki    21s    11
6    Sam Querrey          17s               4          Samantha Stosur       21s    13

Source: WSJ Research

*min. five breaks between point and next serve
Bound to turn into a Rafa bashing thread and the conditions here are making players slower than normal but some interesting figures nonetheless. Article is worth a read too.
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Re: Quickest & slowest players between service points at US Open

When I watched Stan yesterday I was really annoyed by all the time wasted between points once again.
When did this "grab-the-towel-after-every-point&collect-5-balls-to-get-rid-of-them-before-choosing-the-actual-one"-attitude start?

Maybe my mind plays some tricks with me, but the time between points was much shorter in the early 90s, wasn't it?
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Nadal :retard:
Where are the umpires?

BTW how the hell do you take 27 seconds average to bounce the ball 7 times??

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Monfils just doesn't think what he's gonna try to do with the next point. No plan, no strategy whatsoever. That's why he's the fastest.
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When I watched Stan yesterday I was really annoyed by all the time wasted between points once again.
When did this "grab-the-towel-after-every-point&collect-5-balls-to-get-rid-of-them-before-choosing-the-actual-one"-attitude start?

Maybe my mind plays some tricks with me, but the time between points was much shorter in the early 90s, wasn't it?
Murray complained to the ump about Stan a few times but nothing happened iirc
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Monfils just doesn't think what he's gonna try to do with the next point. No plan, no strategy whatsoever. That's why he's the fastest.
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Re: Quickest & slowest players between service points at US Open

Stats are always nice. Unfortunately the link for me does not seem to work. Just out of pure curiosity, did they mention the average number of times Djokovic bounces the ball?

I like Djoko but I'm surprised not to see him near the top of the first list. I'm also similarly surprised not to see Roddick near the top of the second list, although I'm guessing the sample size of matches that he played in the tournament was not sufficient for inclusion in this investigation?
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Monfils. what a clown.
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I can't believe that Nadal is the slowest.

He always seemed so fast to me.
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The limit is 20s right? Surely there must be a reason why umpires are seemingly allowing players to go over the time so easily. Everything's become mostly about power and physicality as that's where the game is heading. They should probably just up the time to 30s and enforce point penalties or fault calls at the first instance of going over the time.

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Would have expected to see Roddick on the fastest list and Nole on the slowest. Interesting stats, though!

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Re: Quickest & slowest players between service points at US Open

Thanks for posting, when I saw the title I thought Nadal and Blake. Good to know Monfils is quicker

Not a big surprise that Nadal and Mathieu played the longest 4-setter in Grand Slam history

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Just out of pure curiosity, did they mention the average number of times Djokovic bounces the ball?
No they didn't.

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I'm also similarly surprised not to see Roddick near the top of the second list, although I'm guessing the sample size of matches that he played in the tournament was not sufficient for inclusion in this investigation?
It says that "*min. five breaks between point and next serve" in the OP, which would imply that a sample of 5+ serves is sufficient for inclusion. But it does say in the article that they only measured the time for 54 players so he may not have been included.

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Sharapova with 25 seconds and only 5 bounces!
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Sharapova with 25 seconds and only 5 bounces!
Ivanovic still trumps her in the seconds/bounces ratio
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