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2011
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2015

37-0
Win-Loss Record
35-2

13-0
vs. Top 10
14-1

7
Titles
5

5-2
Tie-breaks Win-Loss Record
8-5

155 (4.2)
Aces (Avg. per match)
190 (5.1)

63 (1.7)
Double faults (Avg. per match)
63 (1.7)

65%
First Serve Percentage
65%

75%
First Serve Points Won
76%

56%
Second Serve Points Won
60%

89%
Service Games Won
89%

70%
Break Points Saved
70%

37%
First Serve Return Points Won
37%

59%
Second Serve Return Points Won
59%

50%
Break Points Won
50%

43%
Return Games Won
35%

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2015/05/20/Roland-Garros-Djokovic-2011-2015-Statistics.aspx

Didn't expect it to be so close. Serve has definitely improved. :hatoff:
 

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So he won 8% less return games in 2015 (43%-35%) although he won the same percentage of first serve, second serve, and break points in both years? :confused: :confused: Doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I understand maybe 2-3% difference just due to variance, but 8%?
 

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So he won 8% less return games in 2015 (43%-35%) although he won the same percentage of first serve, second serve, and break points in both years? :confused: :confused: Doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I understand maybe 2-3% difference just due to variance, but 8%?
Must have somehow broken a lot more in 2011. Strange considering the number of bakery products he donated this year. BP conversion rate is for some reason the same I guess.
 

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Must have somehow broken a lot more in 2011. Strange considering the number of bakery products he donated this year. BP conversion rate is for some reason the same I guess.
Hmm... maybe he's losing a lot more return games in 2015 to 30 or deuce, whereas he in 2011 lost more return games to love or 15, or broke otherwise. Yeah it's quite strange there's a huge gap in return games won despite the same percentage in 1st serve, 2nd serve, and break points won. Means he was either lucky in 2011 or unlucky now in 2015.
 
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He had a better nadal to deal with in 2011
Federer was better then aswell
 

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If he Wins RG the stats don't matter 2015 will be better than 2011 even though his 2011 was a higher level
 

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2011
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2015


155 (4.2)
Aces (Avg. per match)
190 (5.1)

63 (1.7)
Double faults (Avg. per match)
63 (1.7)


Didn't expect it to be so close. Serve has definitely improved. :hatoff:
I wonder if anyone knows what the "per-set" ace averages are, or better still, the per-service game aces avg. is, since the amount of games played per match are possibly quite different for Nole regarding the two seasons in question, thus rendering these particular stats a bit misleading, no?
 

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Hmm... maybe he's losing a lot more return games in 2015 to 30 or deuce, whereas he in 2011 lost more return games to love or 15, or broke otherwise. Yeah it's quite strange there's a huge gap in return games won despite the same percentage in 1st serve, 2nd serve, and break points won. Means he was either lucky in 2011 or unlucky now in 2015.
Djoko, Fed and Nadal all played better in 2011, so stats dosen't reflect the true level.

The only worthy stat is his serve improved and return games weakened. He is 28 so his game is changing.
 

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Return game hasn't really weakened....he is more strategic on when to push for return breaks unlike 2011 where he used to stretch to retrieve and return every ball.

He is 4 years older now and is managing his body better, even if it means not stressing himself over every return.

Also, his own confidence in serve has improved a lot more and hence he is not desperate on every serve game of opponent. He is only pressing the return trigger when the time is right.
 
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