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A great little piece after using data from 71027 matches from the past few decades to speak factually:

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-some-tennis-matches-take-forever/



To put it into context Federer-Monfils was two points longer than Nadal-Sock but Nadal-Sock took 41 minutes longer to play. Interestingly Djokovic has become faster over the years while Murray has become slower.
 

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Re: Rafa Nadal and the slowest servers in tennis history

Interestingly Djokovic has become faster over the years
Less bouncing at the service.

Anyways it shouldn't really matter how much time someone takes as long as it's within limits. Some people prefer to rush things others take it more slowly. Up to personal preference and although I think it can be annoying to watch someone take a lot of time every point, you can't really objectively judge them for it (once again, as long as they stay within the limits the rules specifiy).

EDIT: Thought this was about time in between points, but it's overall times. That's in a way even less interesting. It shows Nadal plays long points and probably takes a lot of time between them as well. But no idea where the actual difference between the players comes from exactly due to mixing of those statistics, unless I'm not reading this correctly.
 

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Jmac must be back there due to how much time he wasted arguing with umpires.
 

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Thugdal is a cheat, nothing new
 

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:haha: 6 seconds over. Disgrace to the sport.
 

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Great thread title. You know to get attention on MTF ;)
 

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People don't seem to understand what the article actually says....



"This analysis isn’t only about how much time players take between points. The official stats don’t break out that number"




and of course the conclusion from Pat Cash:



Cash thinks that the sport, with its protracted baseline rallies, is better today, and that there’s nothing wrong with players taking a 30-second break after a rally at least that long. “Spectators have got to catch their breath,” he said.
 
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bunch of cheating douchebags
 

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People don't seem to understand what the article actually says....

"This analysis isn’t only about how much time players take between points. The official stats don’t break out that number"


and of course the conclusion from Pat Cash:

Cash thinks that the sport, with its protracted baseline rallies, is better today, and that there’s nothing wrong with players taking a 30-second break after a rally at least that long. “Spectators have got to catch their breath,” he said.
:haha: Do you even realize how big of a playertard you are?
 

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A great little piece after using data from 71027 matches from the past few decades to speak factually:

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-some-tennis-matches-take-forever/



To put it into context Federer-Monfils was two points longer than Nadal-Sock but Nadal-Sock took 41 minutes longer to play. Interestingly Djokovic has become faster over the years while Murray has become slower.
that's no context mate.

Rafa-Sock could have had 60 shots per rally and Fed-Monf 6
 
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