Showing posts with label Statistics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Statistics. Show all posts



It has been an amazing 10 days of mesmerizing tennis played on the grandest stage of tennis, Australian Open. And now we have come to the showdown which the entire tennis world was hoping for since the start of this tournament. It’s going to be a FEDAL battle just like 2009 finals at AO!

More than the final on the line, it will be a battle of minds too. Federer will be eager to stamp his authority and prove to the world that he can defeat Nadal at Grand Slams too. Until now the record is 2-7 for him. But with the renewed confidence of player who finished 2011 on a 17-match winning streak after winning titles in Basel, Paris and the ATP World Tour Finals, he will be raring to go and continue his winning streak. Whereas Nadal will be determined to reach his second Australian Open Final and not let the mental advantage he holds against Federer go by.

Federer is playing the best tennis of his career as was evident during the clinical demolition of young Tomic and Del Potro. Nadal on the other hand has slowly but steadily risen to his old lethal form and if the last two sets of his QF is to be taken into account, there is no doubt that tomorrow’s battle promises to be one of the toughest in the history of tennis.

Let’s take a look at the career and game stats (at AO) until now!

Career Stats
Federer
Nadal
Current Ranking
3
2
Head to Head Record
9
17
Grand Slam Record
2
7
Australian Open Record
0
1
Hard Court Record
5
4
Game Stats
Federer
Nadal
1st Serve %
60
72
Aces
41
23
Unforced Errors
96
94
Winning % on 1st Serve
83
80
Winning % on 2nd Serve
62
55
Winners
181
182
Receiving Points Won %
44
44
Break Point Conversions
51
44
  
Nadal has won 80% of his first serve points with only 94 unforced errors in 4 matches. He has 182 winners and has made 72% of his first serve in. This will be a sign of worry for Federer- if he has to win tomorrow; he will have to come out firing winners.

Federer in turn has hit 181 winners (he has played one match less than Nadal) and 41 aces. His receiving points won are same as Nadal- 44%. This is what Nadal will have to be careful about: Not let Federer break his serve as with such strong serve, Federer will need only one break to win the set.

Rafael Nadal: “So I will keep fighting with positive attitude.  But if I play like the third or fourth set, hopefully I will have my chances.”

Roger Federer: I'd like to play Rafa because of our great epic match earlier in the finals here a few years ago.  I'd like to get a chance to play him again here.  It's going to be more athletic and tougher. I'm ready for that."


Overall it will be a fascinating encounter to watch these two athletes give their best to leave a mark on the history. Who knows tomorrow history repeats itself and Federer does to Nadal what Nadal did to Federer in 2009 AO epic final?


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Federer/Nadal Epic Semi- Final - What do Australian Open Stats Indicate?- Part 1




It has been an amazing 10 days of mesmerizing tennis played on the grandest stage of tennis, Australian Open. And now we have come to the showdown which the entire tennis world was hoping for since the start of this tournament. It’s going to be a FEDAL battle just like 2009 finals at AO!

More than the final on the line, it will be a battle of minds too. Federer will be eager to stamp his authority and prove to the world that he can defeat Nadal at Grand Slams too. Until now the record is 2-7 for him. But with the renewed confidence of player who finished 2011 on a 17-match winning streak after winning titles in Basel, Paris and the ATP World Tour Finals, he will be raring to go and continue his winning streak. Whereas Nadal will be determined to reach his second Australian Open Final and not let the mental advantage he holds against Federer go by.

Federer is playing the best tennis of his career as was evident during the clinical demolition of young Tomic and Del Potro. Nadal on the other hand has slowly but steadily risen to his old lethal form and if the last two sets of his QF is to be taken into account, there is no doubt that tomorrow’s battle promises to be one of the toughest in the history of tennis.

Let’s take a look at the career and game stats (at AO) until now!

Career Stats
Federer
Nadal
Current Ranking
3
2
Head to Head Record
9
17
Grand Slam Record
2
7
Australian Open Record
0
1
Hard Court Record
5
4
Game Stats
Federer
Nadal
1st Serve %
60
72
Aces
41
23
Unforced Errors
96
94
Winning % on 1st Serve
83
80
Winning % on 2nd Serve
62
55
Winners
181
182
Receiving Points Won %
44
44
Break Point Conversions
51
44
  
Nadal has won 80% of his first serve points with only 94 unforced errors in 4 matches. He has 182 winners and has made 72% of his first serve in. This will be a sign of worry for Federer- if he has to win tomorrow; he will have to come out firing winners.

Federer in turn has hit 181 winners (he has played one match less than Nadal) and 41 aces. His receiving points won are same as Nadal- 44%. This is what Nadal will have to be careful about: Not let Federer break his serve as with such strong serve, Federer will need only one break to win the set.

Rafael Nadal: “So I will keep fighting with positive attitude.  But if I play like the third or fourth set, hopefully I will have my chances.”

Roger Federer: I'd like to play Rafa because of our great epic match earlier in the finals here a few years ago.  I'd like to get a chance to play him again here.  It's going to be more athletic and tougher. I'm ready for that."


Overall it will be a fascinating encounter to watch these two athletes give their best to leave a mark on the history. Who knows tomorrow history repeats itself and Federer does to Nadal what Nadal did to Federer in 2009 AO epic final?


If you have any questions- You can mail me at [email protected]http://twitter.com/#!/ApekshaHA or http://on.fb.me/pouTOy



Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer defeated their first round opponents and moved to the second round with ease and conviction. The score line was as follows:

Rafael Nadal defeated Alexander Kuznetsov :  6-4, 6-1,6-1.
Roger Federer defeated Alexander Kudryavtsev:  7-5, 6-2, 6-2.

The stats of these two are as follows:

Name of the Player
Federer
 Nadal
  1st Serve %
63
68
  Aces
14
9
  Unforced Errors
33
14
  Winning % on 1st Serve
80
86
  Winning % on 2nd Serve
56
65
  Winners
43
42
  Receiving Points Won %
49
52
  Break Point Conversions
6 out of 13
6 out of 10
*Courtesy Australian Open Match Statistics

Although not much can be differentiated between these two players based on their first round match, however there are a couple of areas where Federer might want to think upon: Unforced Errors –which were 19 more than Nadal. And on his second serve, he was able to win just 56% of points.

These are just initial days and as we will progress further in the tournament, we will get a more clear and conclusive picture as to who is playing better than the other! Whoever does will have an upper hand in the SF if they meet each other.



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Federer/Nadal- Analysis of the First Round Match!


Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer defeated their first round opponents and moved to the second round with ease and conviction. The score line was as follows:

Rafael Nadal defeated Alexander Kuznetsov :  6-4, 6-1,6-1.
Roger Federer defeated Alexander Kudryavtsev:  7-5, 6-2, 6-2.

The stats of these two are as follows:

Name of the Player
Federer
 Nadal
  1st Serve %
63
68
  Aces
14
9
  Unforced Errors
33
14
  Winning % on 1st Serve
80
86
  Winning % on 2nd Serve
56
65
  Winners
43
42
  Receiving Points Won %
49
52
  Break Point Conversions
6 out of 13
6 out of 10
*Courtesy Australian Open Match Statistics

Although not much can be differentiated between these two players based on their first round match, however there are a couple of areas where Federer might want to think upon: Unforced Errors –which were 19 more than Nadal. And on his second serve, he was able to win just 56% of points.

These are just initial days and as we will progress further in the tournament, we will get a more clear and conclusive picture as to who is playing better than the other! Whoever does will have an upper hand in the SF if they meet each other.



If you have any questions- You can mail me at [email protected],



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!

If you have any questions- You can mail me at [email protected]
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New:Reversal Of Roles at US Open: Djokovic & Nadal- How did it happen?
Also: Federer vs Tsonga- Reasons for Federer's Impressive Win!

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!

If you have any questions- You can mail me at [email protected]
Link to Facebook Page and Twitter.
New:Reversal Of Roles at US Open: Djokovic & Nadal- How did it happen?
Also: Federer vs Tsonga- Reasons for Federer's Impressive Win!


Game Statistics are misleading or are they? Have a look yourself:

Djokovic/Nadal/Federer/Murray- Statistics for the year 2011 so far:















Statistics*
Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer
Andy Murray
Matches Played
49
57
47
36
Aces
239
196
333
302
First Serve
66
67
64
59
First Serve Points Won
75
72
78
74
Second Serve Points Won
58
57
57
48
Service Games Won
89
85
89
78
Break Points Saved
70
66
65
59
Points Won Returning 1st Serve
35
35
34
37
Points Won Returning 2nd Serve
58
58
51
56
Break Points Converted
48
47
39
46
Return Games Won
39
36
27
36
 * Stats (%) except Matches Played and Aces.

Key Takeaways:
1) The stats clearly show that Djokovic has a better overall game amongst the top 4. No doubt that he is now known as a player with no weakness.

2) Djokovic has an edge over Nadal in two key areas: Service and Return Games Won. Result: He has defeated Nadal in all the 5 meetings this year.

3) Federer on the other hand has had a good year with strong service games. But he has lacked in a very important area: Return Games Won. He is 12 % points and 9 % points behind Djokovic and Nadal respectively. A huge margin. So if he wants to win US open, he will have to win more on Second Serve Returns and Break Points.

4) Murray is one of the best returners in the game currently. But if he wants to  break the top 3, he will have to win more on his service games. He is 12 % points behind Djokovic. Especially his focus should be on his Second Serve Points which seem to be his vulnerable point.

People sometimes say that statistics cannot help predict a player’s game and performance. Right but if you are looking at one and not the entire game statistics. Overall game statistics can be very  important as it can help a player identify his strengths and weaknesses. So that he can focus on becoming the best player like Djokovic did last year. Not only this, but it also helps the coaching staff and player to decide on the opponents weaknesses and strengths and decide the strategy for the game.  

And clearly Djokovic statistics tell the entire story, isn't it true?

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The Top 4 (Djokovic/Nadal/Federer/Murray) In Tennis And The Story Of Statistics So Far:

The Top 4 (Djokovic/Nadal/Federer/Murray) In Tennis And The Story Of Statistics So Far:


Game Statistics are misleading or are they? Have a look yourself:

Djokovic/Nadal/Federer/Murray- Statistics for the year 2011 so far:















Statistics*
Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer
Andy Murray
Matches Played
49
57
47
36
Aces
239
196
333
302
First Serve
66
67
64
59
First Serve Points Won
75
72
78
74
Second Serve Points Won
58
57
57
48
Service Games Won
89
85
89
78
Break Points Saved
70
66
65
59
Points Won Returning 1st Serve
35
35
34
37
Points Won Returning 2nd Serve
58
58
51
56
Break Points Converted
48
47
39
46
Return Games Won
39
36
27
36
 * Stats (%) except Matches Played and Aces.

Key Takeaways:
1) The stats clearly show that Djokovic has a better overall game amongst the top 4. No doubt that he is now known as a player with no weakness.

2) Djokovic has an edge over Nadal in two key areas: Service and Return Games Won. Result: He has defeated Nadal in all the 5 meetings this year.

3) Federer on the other hand has had a good year with strong service games. But he has lacked in a very important area: Return Games Won. He is 12 % points and 9 % points behind Djokovic and Nadal respectively. A huge margin. So if he wants to win US open, he will have to win more on Second Serve Returns and Break Points.

4) Murray is one of the best returners in the game currently. But if he wants to  break the top 3, he will have to win more on his service games. He is 12 % points behind Djokovic. Especially his focus should be on his Second Serve Points which seem to be his vulnerable point.

People sometimes say that statistics cannot help predict a player’s game and performance. Right but if you are looking at one and not the entire game statistics. Overall game statistics can be very  important as it can help a player identify his strengths and weaknesses. So that he can focus on becoming the best player like Djokovic did last year. Not only this, but it also helps the coaching staff and player to decide on the opponents weaknesses and strengths and decide the strategy for the game.  

And clearly Djokovic statistics tell the entire story, isn't it true?

If you have any questions- You can mail me at [email protected]
Follow ApekshaHA on Twitter for Latest Updates: http://twitter.com/#!/ApekshaHA
Also: Can You Be Like AGASSI In Your Life?