Novak Djokovic- US Open 2010 and 2011- A Complete Turnaround!



Djokovic's brilliant performance yesterday was a reflection of how much a person can achieve in just one year's time frame. His opponent could just manage to take 2 games from him and he marched into the third round deservedly like the best player of the year.

Last year at the same time, he was considered to be the third favorite with ~10% chance to reach the Finals and this year he is the clear favorite to win the US Open.  Amazed by the transformation!

So let’s take a look at his stats and see if the mystery is solved?


US Open Final 2010
Australian Open Final 2011
Wimbledon Final 2011
US Open 2011 II Round
  1st Serve %
66%
67%
73%
66%
  Aces
5
6
7
5
  Double Faults
4
0
1
0
  Unforced Errors
47
33
12
15
  Winning % on 1st Serve
64%
70%
72%
68%
  Winning % on 2nd Serve
46%
60%
54%
63%
  Winners
45
26
27
31
  Receiving Points Won
32%
51%
38%
67%
  Break Point Conversions
75%
39%
83%
50%
  Net Approaches
62%
64%
73%
78%
  Fastest Serve Speed
125
129
126
126
  Average 1st Serve Speed
117
119
117
111
  Average 2nd Serve Speed
94
98
93
91


Clearly the stats above tell us the picture of how this one player single handedly has changed the landscape of tennis. If one looks at the last 3 finals and yesterday's performance, one can see the change in his serve %  against US Open 2010 (which he lost to Nadal). His serve points won (by almost 15%) have also improved considerably along with his receiving points won showing how much he has improved his shots. And the most important- His unforced errors  have gone down  considerably (by 30-35)showing his accuracy on the court.

Just to wonder, at the start of Jan 2011, nobody could even think that Djokovic will storm into the world of tennis uprooting the dominance of the two greatest players in the history of tennis! Calls for pure respect and admiration for Novak Djokovic-Hats off to him!

Also to find out more on this: don't forget to read Where There Is Djokovic. There Is A Way (My article describing how he has managed to achieve this transformation)

( PS- i will be at US Open for the coming weekend so my next post will be on Thursday. Till then, don't forget to join my Facebook Page and Twitter to catch the latest updates, pictures & videos of your favorite players. Stay Tuned!)

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