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rafa vs. nole, 2010 us open by the numbers..

US Open

US Open Final Preview: Tale Of The Tape
New York, U.S.A.
by Staff


Below is a statistical look at how 2010 US Open finalists Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have performed in their six matches en route to the title match.

Nadal has better service statistics, with 37 aces to 22, 84 percent of first-serve points won (to 71 percent) and just two breaks of his own serve (to Djokovic's 13).

But Djokovic has the edge on returns, putting slightly more returns into play and winning more points on the first and second serves, and converting more break points.

Nadal has been more effective at net, but Djokovic has hit more forehand winners and more than double the amount of backhand winners hit by Nadal.

Despite losing four sets to Nadal's none, Djokovic has spent little more than one hour more on court than the Spaniard.

SERVE Nadal Djokovic
Aces 37 22
Double Faults 11 24
Unreturned Serves 39% 25%
1st Serve % 64% 69%
1st Serve Points 84% 71%
2nd Serve Points 67% 56%
Service Games Won 98% 88%
Broken 2 13
Break Points Saved 88% 72%

Returns in Play 72% 73%
1st Return Points Won 31% 34%
2nd Return Points Won 52% 54%
Breaks of Serve 21 31
Break Points Converted 41% 45%
Return Games Won 24% 30%

Net Points Won 76 / 108 119 / 192
Net Points Won 70% 62%
Baseline Points Won 55% 55%

Forehand Winners 70 86
Forehand Unforced 69 79
Backhand Winners 18 47
Backhand Unforced 54 82
Total Winners 163 188
Total Unforced Errors 135 198

Fastest Serve 135 MPH 128 MPH
Average 1st Serve 119 MPH 113 MPH
Average 2nd Serve 88 MPH 96 MPH

Games Lost 70 86
Sets Lost 0 4
Time on Court 14:23 15:45

- Statistics courtesy IBM, Leo Levin (IDS)

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