Federer Vs Djokovic- What Does Stats Have To Say?



As we all get ready for the most awaited showdown tomorrow at US Open- Best Player of the Year  vs Greatest Player in the History : Djokovic against Federer , it will be a good idea to look at their stats so far in the tournament and year so far as to see where they both stand and how it compares to possibly the best match of the year-French Open Semi Final.


Roger Federer

French Open SF
US Open  2011
Year So Far
1st Serve %
65
65
64
Unforced Errors
46
136

Winning % on 1st Serve
77
78
78
Winning % on 2nd Serve
50
57
57
Winners
48
169

Receiving Points Won (%)
40
47
27
Break Point Conversions (%)
16
43
39
Net Approaches (%)
79
68

Novak Djokovic

French Open SF
US Open  2011
Year So Far
1st Serve %
67
65
66
Unforced Errors
41
110

Winning % on 1st Serve
60
72
75
Winning % on 2nd Serve
61
57
58
Winners
40
111

Receiving Points Won (%)
33
52
39
Break Point Conversions (%)
31
57
48
Net Approaches (%)
50
66


As one can clearly see from above that although Federer has not been playing at his best this year, at French Open he managed to defeat Djokovic who is having a record year and possibly the best season in the history (66-2). If you look at the stats, one will realise that although Federer did not play good this year but he raised his game at FO SF : His receiving points won and net approaches shots won were more than Djokovic in FO SF.


Djokovic played at a level less than his normal best this year as seen from above. His first serve points % won were less than this year average as well as receiving points won which made the difference.



If Federer has to win, he has to play at his current level that he has been playing in US Open  and If Djokovic plays at his current level, he has a major shot tomorrow at winning the match. But we have to remember that tennis is also a battle of minds and Federer has an edge over Djokovic with him being the only player to have defeated him in best of 5 match. But Djokovic was under a lot of pressure in French Open with No.1 position at stake. So this time he will be a bit relieved to play with less at stake.

All in all, it will be a battle of baseline for both these players and the one who can mange to keep his cool, will come out with flying colors. This time I will just end with- May the best player win!

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