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Nadal's stats on clay season 2005-2009

duong
04-16-2010, 03:26 PM
Here are a few stats about Nadal's domination from 2005 to 2009 in the 5 big tournaments of clay season : MonteCarlo, Barcelona, Roma, Hamburg/Madrid, French Open

Overall, during that period and during these tournaments, Nadal has won :

- 97% of the matches he played (118 Wins / 4 Losses )
- 89% of the sets he played (270 / 35)
- 65% of the games he played

Here are the results by tournament :

Tourn Win/L set game
TOTAL 118/4 89% 65%
BARC 25/0 96% 69%
MONAC 27/0 92% 67%
FR.OP 31/1 90% 66%
ROMA 22/1 82% 63%
HA/MA 13/2 76% 57%

During these years :

- Nadal has won MonteCarlo and Barcelona (two weeks in a row) every of these 5 years : these tournaments are also the ones where he has mostly dominated, losing less sets and less games (92% sets in MonteCarlo, 96% in Barcelona ; 67% games in MonteCarlo, 69% in Barcelona)

- after MonteCarlo and Barcelona, the French Open is the tournament he has mostly dominated, winning 4 tournaments, 90% of the sets, 66% of the games ; only Söderling took him more than one set in French Open

- Nadal has won 4 times Roma but he’s had more difficulties in that tournament : the reason is probably partly because the surface here is drier and quicker ; apart from his defeat to Ferrero in 1st round in 2008 (suffering huge blisters, he lost 8 of the 9 final games from 5-5 first set to losing 7-5 6-1), he also had two huge finals which he only won in final set tiebreak and both after more than 5 hours, in 2005 against Coria and in 2006 against Federer. He only won 82% of the sets he played in Roma, and 63% of the games

- Nadal has always had more problems in the final Masters Series tournament (Hamburg until 2008 then Madrid from 2009) ... which may be explained by the length of the clay season, but also by the fact that Hamburg was played just the week before Roma : the only year when Nadal won Hamburg, it was the year when he had lost in first round in Roma ; on the opposite, he withdrew from the tournament in 2005 and 2006 because of his two giant finals in Roma - also remember that in 2005 and 2006 all of the finals in MS1000 tournaments and even Barcelona were played in the best of 5-sets ; finally, Federer has always loved that final Masters Series tournament (won Hamburg 4 times, Madrid once) and he's the one who prevented him from winning in 2007 and 2009. Overall, he won 76% of the sets he played in Hamburg/Madrid, 57% of the games.

- overall, 4 years out of 5, he’s won French Open, 2 MS tournaments (MonteCarlo + usually Roma, Hamburg in 2008) and Barcelona (which leads to 4500 points in current ATP ranking system) ; 3 of these 4 years, he withdrew or lost in first round of the 3rd MS tournament ; only in 2007, he did better, reaching the final in that 3rd MS tournament.

- from the stats, 2007 and 2008 appear not surprisingly to be his best years, even though he lost once each of these years … but he hadn’t played the final MS tournament in 2005 and 2006, and the young man might certainly have lost in that one, esp after playing such a final in Roma :lol:

year ATP Win/L set game
2005 4500 24/0 87% 66%
2006 4500 24/0 86% 62%
2007 5100 26/1 92% 65%
2008 4500 22/1 91% 68%
2009 3280 22/2 86% 64%

(ATP column represents the ATP points he would have got with the ranking system used since 2009)


Here are the players who deserve a medal for taking one set from him during these seasons :worship: :

- in 2005, Coria took 3 sets, Federer 1, Puerta 1, Ferrer 1, Gasquet 1, Grosjean 1, Stepanek 1

- in 2006, Federer took 4 sets, Mathieu 1, Nieminen 1, Hewitt 1, Gaudio 1, Moya 1

- in 2007, Federer took 3 sets, Davydenko 1, Hewitt 1

- in 2008, Ferrero took 2 sets, Federer 1, Djokovic 1, Ferrer 1

- in 2009, Söderling took 3 sets, Federer 2, Djokovic 2

coonster14
04-17-2010, 01:16 PM
great detailed analysis!!! :yeah:

V.H.
04-18-2010, 10:32 AM
You should include Valencia, Costa do Sauipe, Buenos Aires, Acapulco and David Cup. Barcelona isnt a bigger tournament than Acapulco in category.
Nadal didnt won all his matches on clay in 2005. He lost 2 in 2005... Here is from Shark Bites.

............W-L.....Titles
2009....22-2....3
2008....24-1....4
2007....31-1....5
2006....26-0....4
2005....50-2....8

duong
04-18-2010, 06:21 PM
You should include Valencia, Costa do Sauipe, Buenos Aires, Acapulco and David Cup. Barcelona isnt a bigger tournament than Acapulco in category.
Nadal didnt won all his matches on clay in 2005. He lost 2 in 2005... Here is from Shark Bites.

............W-L.....Titles
2009....22-2....3
2008....24-1....4
2007....31-1....5
2006....26-0....4
2005....50-2....8

My choice was deliberate, I'm only interested in the big tournaments of this part of the season, and I don't think any of the other tournaments are equivalent, even to Barcelona. Nadal only played SouthAmerican clay season in 2005, before ever his first MAsters Series win. From his results there, you can see that he wasa young emerging player : hard in the beginning but better as time went by : he was the Nadal we know from Monte-Carlo ;)

Davis Cup may be considered as a special case.

You may make another choice if you want :shrug:

duong
04-18-2010, 06:24 PM
Update after Monte-Carlo 2010 :

one more win, the one with the fewest games lost (14, previous record was last year's Barcelona 18),

and no medal from any player to take a set :sad:

We are still waiting for the first one to take him to 5-5, which is already a remarkable performance :lol:

Ferrero was not far, at 4-4.

Now overall on 6 years, Nadal has won 69% of the games he's played in Monte-Carlo, same as Barcelona.

He should do better than 69% in Barcelona for that tournament to stay ahead ;) :lol:

93% of the sets won in Monte-Carlo, Barcelona is still ahead with 96% for that stat.

EDIT : Nadal has left a chance for the others to win in Barcelona this year.

duong
05-03-2010, 10:11 AM
Update after Roma 2010 :

5th title in Roma for Nadal :worship:

He won 65% of the games, which is his all clay tournaments-average, a little bit better than his average in Roma (63%).

First medal of the year for Gulbis who took one set :worship:

Ferrer also managed to take Nadal to 5-5, which is a great performance :worship:

Wawrinka also played a great first set, taking Nadal to 4-4 and winning more points on Nadal's serve in that set than Nadal did on Wawrinka's serve (12 points to 6, 33% to 25%, which means, yes, that Wawrinka had lost only 2 points on his serve during his first 4 service games :worship: and also taken Nadal to deuce on his serve several times).

Now back to win Madrid this time ;)

Billups85
05-03-2010, 07:11 PM
Nadal has a 164-6 match record on clay since 2005, that's 96,47% of winning!! :worship:

He is just 3 clay titles away from Borg.