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Old 01-19-2013, 10:17 AM   #16
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Federer's BP conversion stat is ok. Not as good as Djokovic or Nadal.

Heres how I see it. Every player is effected by nerves. But I think players who are defensive/retrievers are not as effected by this. A defensive player can "shut off" his brain when he has a BP opportunity, and just concentrate on returning the ball. Concentrate on that single action.

A player like Federer attempts to construct the point well. He cant just concentrate on defending and putting the ball back in. He has to think more, he cant "shut off" his brain, so he will be effected more by nerves.
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I agree save that it's not only defensive players who can "shut off" their brains. Eg Sampras was a very attacking player but he had a very simple "one strike" playstyle which didn't involve a lot of thinking. And he was super clutch at key moments.

With Fed a lot more thinking goes into his game/ point construction, which can be affected by nerves more easily.
Good points. So you think it is nervousness?
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:18 AM   #17
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I agree save that it's not only defensive players who can "shut off" their brains. Eg Sampras was a very attacking player but he had a very simple "one strike" playstyle which didn't involve a lot of thinking. And he was super clutch at key moments.

With Fed a lot more thinking goes into his game/ point construction, which can be affected by nerves more easily.
I agree that it doesnt only apply to defensive players.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:02 AM   #19
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Litotes, has Federer passed Sampras in tiebreaks won?
They're tied at 328.
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That stat is very wrong. They don't count TBs before 1992. You can only use this for players who started their careers later that that.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:06 AM   #21
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I agree save that it's not only defensive players who can "shut off" their brains. Eg Sampras was a very attacking player but he had a very simple "one strike" playstyle which didn't involve a lot of thinking. And he was super clutch at key moments.

With Fed a lot more thinking goes into his game/ point construction, which can be affected by nerves more easily.
Dude please check the statistic first. You are comparing Sampras's best days with 31 year old Federer.
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...?t=mf&y=0&s=0#
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...?t=mf&y=0&s=0#
The career comparation shows that Fed and Sampras are equally clutch.
Federer
Bp saved 67%
Bp convertion 42%

Sampras
Bp saved 68%
Bp convertion 41%.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:12 AM   #22
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Dude please check the statistic first. You are comparing Sampras's best days with 31 year old Federer.
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...?t=mf&y=0&s=0#
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...?t=mf&y=0&s=0#
The career comparation shows that Fed and Sampras are equally clutch.
Federer
Bp saved 67%
Bp convertion 42%

Sampras
Bp saved 68%
Bp convertion 41%.
Those stats are probably flattering for Sampras. ATP only started making these stats in 1991, meaning Sampras' 1988-1990 effort is not taken into consideration. And Sampras was, of course, not as good in those years as his average for the rest of his career.
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His BP conversion rate is not at all bad. Look here:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings...spx?y=2012&s=0

Behind Nadal (7% lower) and Djokovic (4% lower), but noone else is significantly better.

He does have low % in several big matches, though, that's true. But so does basically everyone.
He's 16th in 2012.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Matchfac...c=8&s=0&y=2012

72nd on the career list

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Matchfac...px?c=8&s=0&y=0

Not terrible, but not particularly great either.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:21 AM   #24
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He's 16th in 2012.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Matchfac...c=8&s=0&y=2012

72nd on the career list

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Matchfac...px?c=8&s=0&y=0

Not terrible, but not particularly great either.
72nd on the career list, 1% behind #20, 2% behind #10 and 3% behind #2. That's a lot of people but not a lot of %. Remember also that numbers are completely unreliable for anyone who had part of his career before 1992.
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Federer shouldn't chip back on opponent's 2nd serve. He always wait for mistake. Its the reason he is not breaking Nadal.

Last yr Wimbledon he whack on Murray's 2nd serve enabled him to win.
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That stat is very wrong. They don't count TBs before 1992. You can only use this for players who started their careers later that that.
I see, thought it looked strange
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:38 AM   #27
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72nd on the career list, 1% behind #20, 2% behind #10 and 3% behind #2. That's a lot of people but not a lot of %. Remember also that numbers are completely unreliable for anyone who had part of his career before 1992.
It's that way for a lot of stats in tennis, though. The margins are very fine. Eg. the top 156 players for career 2nd serve return points won are separated by 6%.

If small differences are inherently what separate good from great players, then small differences matter.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:09 PM   #28
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It's that way for a lot of stats in tennis, though. The margins are very fine. Eg. the top 156 players for career 2nd serve return points won are separated by 6%.

If small differences are inherently what separate good from great players, then small differences matter.
Certainly small differences matter. And Federer is not elite in this respect. However, nobody can be good at everything. For a weak spot, this is not dramatic.
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Many of those players are just bad returners. But, Fed is a very good 1st serve retuner. Maybe that's it. Maybe because he's so bad at returning 2nd serves, he just can't convert those BPs.

I don't know.
IMO he isn't that bad, yes more return oriented players like Rafa and Novak are going to be a bit better. Perhaps Federer is a bit nervous on break points in general, but ironically he does seemingly still win the most important points in each set/match. You can't have everything anyways he is after all a very good break point saver himself.
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Well, he admitted in an interview that he would like to possess Hewitt's grit if he can choose any player's shot/game/body.
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