Originally Posted by R.Federer
But he hit in 50s in different cnoditions, against a different opponent (who he maybe took more lightly than Roge). It can tell us about THAT match, but what is it going to tell us about his game today, against another player, for whom he needs different strategies? Or are you saying, you only asked to see better about that match and other matches that have finished, not so much for projection to the next match/?
You have asked earlier for break conversion. But this is not going to help here. If he is breaking malisse and blake, that is because the opportunities present themselves by malisse and blake. But this cannot tell us how he will try to up his agreesion to try harder to break against Roge, no?
The "taking lightly" thing just doesn't make sense if you know Agassi. If anything, playing against "easier" opponents, especially when up 2-0 or 2-1 in sets should make on more COMFORTABLE/LOOSER/LESS LIKELY TO GO FOR AN ACE, which, if anything, should INCREASE the 1st serve %, not decrease it.
Likewise, if Andre's supposedly-very good backhand is NOT working against "lesser" opponents, what makes you think it will magically appear against Federer? If you were an Agassi fan, I'd dismiss you as a 'homer' if you said something like that.
The break point thing can also be telling when it comes big-hitter he's played like Karlovic, Blake, Malisse, etc. If he were converting an unusually high % of them, then you can say "hey, unless his opponents are choking on big points, Andre must be doing something right when he needs to".... Conversely, if he has a low
BP conversion against guys like Ginperi, especially on 2nd serves, then it's safe to say he's getting tight or too reckless on critical points.
Stats by themselves may not tell you much. But watching the match and then looking over certain stats to support/disprove your first-hand impression, that I can understand.