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Service Game & Return of Service Leaders

gogogirl
11-26-2008, 07:04 PM
Happy Off Season Everyone,

Excuse me if this has been posted. I know, who cares - but I always find the below interesting.

Rafa made the top 5 in every category except Aces and 1st Serve Points Won.

Certain players, to remain nameless, need to step it up in the Points Won Returning 2ND Serve cat. I mean really!:)

http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/matchfacts/

peterparker
11-26-2008, 07:53 PM
very interesting. Fed. is the only one who is top 10 in both 1 serve points won and 2nd serve points won. He also has a very high no. of aces which is actually a tricky comparison for him with the rest of the top 10 ace leaders because he plays significantly more clay court matches than the rest of them.

Also fed. is top 10 in 1st and 2nd serve return points won, but it looks like because he isn't top 10 in breakpoint conversions, he doesn't make the top 10 return games won list.

It would actually be interesting to see these broken down by clay vs. hard courts especially for the return stats.

thanks for posting that.

Sunset of Age
11-26-2008, 09:17 PM
Also fed. is top 10 in 1st and 2nd serve return points won, but it looks like because he isn't top 10 in breakpoint conversions, he doesn't make the top 10 return games won list.

As far as I know he was somewhere around #20 in BP-conversions. :o
Obviously his Achilles' Heel this season.

It would actually be interesting to see these broken down by clay vs. hard courts especially for the return stats.

thanks for posting that.

Indeed. Would be very interesting! :)

sheeter
11-26-2008, 09:23 PM
Quite interesting. No surprises with Karlovic's ace count though.

peterparker
11-26-2008, 10:07 PM
As far as I know he was somewhere around #20 in BP-conversions. :o
Obviously his Achilles' Heel this season.



Indeed. Would be very interesting! :)

not so good, he is at 22. Looks like I was wrong, even with that break point conversion fed. is still 10 in return games won. Just didn't scroll down all the way.

I am surprised verdasco is no. 1 in 1st serve percentage.

MIMIC
11-29-2008, 10:17 AM
Nice to see that of "The Big Three", each of them are No. 1 in at least one category (although Nadal topped the most):

2nd Serve Points Won: Nadal (60%)
Break Points Saved: Federer (68%)
Points Won Returning 1st Serve: Nadal (34%)
Break Points Converted: Djokovic (47%)
Points Won Returning 2nd Serve: Nadal (55%)
Return Games Won: Nadal (33%)

Another interesting stat:

Nadal: top 10 in eight categories
Federer: top 10 in seven categories
Djokovic: top 10 in eight categories