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Unusual number of 5 sets matches in FO 2012, or am I just imagining it?

out_grinder
06-01-2012, 05:45 PM
Do you reckon this tournament has so far had an above average number of 5 setters?

green25814
06-01-2012, 05:46 PM
There have been a lot

GSMnadal
06-01-2012, 05:48 PM
Voo must be a busy man with all these questions :p

Coolio_Jack
06-01-2012, 05:53 PM
I voted for option 1, as i didnt want to waste a chance to call you an idiot.

out_grinder
06-01-2012, 06:00 PM
I voted for option 1, as i didnt want to waste a chance to call you an idiot.

Shoulda voted option 2, then you'd have called me a tiger, and I might have gotten a semi

Blarghman
06-01-2012, 06:04 PM
I have some historical data on this at home, maybe I can post in more detail later. By my count there have been 20 so far at RG this year. The historical average was ~25 per tournament, so through 104 matches you'd expect just about 20, so it actually seems to be close to average.

In fact, at this point in 2012 AO, there had been more 5-setters than in Paris this week.

ServeVolley
06-01-2012, 07:04 PM
I was going to start this thread myself. Does anybody have the actual data to compare?

Blarghman
06-01-2012, 07:18 PM
OK, got a chance to check my data.

Average number of 5-setters per GS: 23.8.

So there have been 20 so far, but its worth noting that, on average, there are less than 3 per tournament once you get past R3, so there is not much room to grow that number.

This tournament would have to have a scintillating finish to top 2012 AO, which had 24 through R3 and 27 total.

Highest recently is 2010 Wimbledon, with 30, and 2004 USO had 34, which I think is highest of the open era.

So this looks like a average grand slam, a bit more than usual, but recently RG has had fewer than others; the last time it got higher than 22 was 2006, and last year it had just 16.

Lurking
06-01-2012, 07:19 PM
At Slams since 1999:
5 setter every 5.33 matches
5 setter every 5.10 matches at RG
5 setter every 5.33 matches in R128/R64

20 5 setters, 104 matches so far, so average.

r2473
06-01-2012, 07:39 PM
Who are all these "Voo wannabes"?

out_grinder
06-03-2012, 07:39 PM
haha, a couple more in R4.

Bump

Roger the Dodger
06-03-2012, 08:36 PM
Wawrinka has 3
Mathieu has 3
Goffin has 2
Who else with multiple 5 sets?

alter ego
06-03-2012, 09:10 PM
There are 25 matches. Mathieu and Wawrinka have had 3x5 setters.

reery
06-03-2012, 10:59 PM
The final will also be a 5 setter.:lick:

Ouragan
06-04-2012, 10:08 AM
I predict a 6 set final, just because.

BroTree123
06-04-2012, 10:10 AM
Nadal might contribute to this stat soon.

christallh24
06-04-2012, 10:48 AM
^^^And why would that be?

Not that I disagree, but just wanted to know why you think that.

out_grinder
06-04-2012, 11:55 AM
OK, got a chance to check my data.

Average number of 5-setters per GS: 23.8.

So there have been 20 so far, but its worth noting that, on average, there are less than 3 per tournament once you get past R3, so there is not much room to grow that number.

This tournament would have to have a scintillating finish to top 2012 AO, which had 24 through R3 and 27 total.

Highest recently is 2010 Wimbledon, with 30, and 2004 USO had 34, which I think is highest of the open era.

So this looks like a average grand slam, a bit more than usual, but recently RG has had fewer than others; the last time it got higher than 22 was 2006, and last year it had just 16.

So we've had 25 now, just 2 away from that AO

out_grinder
06-06-2012, 09:53 AM
...and another 2 brings us to 27 5 set matches - guess we've had that 'scintillating finish' now...

r3d_d3v1l_
06-29-2012, 10:14 AM
22 and we´re into R3.