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It has been an amazing 13 days of mesmerizing tennis played on the grandest stage of tennis, Wimbledon. And now we have come to the Grand Finale where two current best players will play each other tomorrow to determine the Champion. It’s going to be a battle between the present world no.1 Rafael Nadal and the future world no.1 Novak Djokovic (come Monday).

More than the championship on the line, it will be a battle of minds too. Djokovic will be eager to stamp his authority as No.1 and prove to the world that he can defeat Nadal at Grand Slams too. Until now the record has been 0-5. But with the renewed confidence of the only player this year to defeat Nadal 4 times in a row, he will be raring to go and continue his dominance this year (47-1). Whereas Nadal will be determined to make it 5 out of 6 Grand Slams and not let Nole take the psychological advantage again.

Rafael Nadal who before French Open was in doubts about his confidence after facing back to back loss to Djokovic is back to his destructive self after winning his 6th French Open title and cruising to the finals of the All England Club this time. He is currently 20-0 in Wimbledon and has reached this year in his 5th  Wimbledon Final. He has been playing impeccable tennis this summer determined to increase his tally of grand slams to 11 (which would tie him with Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg).

  Lets have a look at the stats until now in Wimbledon (including semifinals):
Statistics
Nadal
Djokovic
1st Serve %
402/577=70%
387/572=68%
Unforced Errors
60
99
Winning % on 1st Serve
319/402=79%
303/387=78%
Winning % on 2nd Serve
104/175=59%
110/184=60%
Winners
244
199
Receiving Points Won
254/658=39%
265/638=42%
Break Point Conversions
27/55=49%
30/68=44%










Nadal has won 79% of his first serve points with only 60 unforced errors in 5 matches. He has 244 winners as compared to 199 by Djokovic until now. This will be a sign of worry for Nole, if he has to win tomorrow; he will have to come out firing winners.
Djokovic in turn has won 42% of the receiving points and 68 break points opportunities in last 5 matches. No wonder he is the best returner in the game. This is what Nadal will have to be careful about: hold on to his serve against the best returner.

Overall it will be a fascinating encounter to watch these the two athletes ready to give their best to leave a mark on the history. Who knows tomorrow history repeats itself and Nole does to Nadal what Nadal did to Federer in 2008 epic final.

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Djokovic/Nadal Final- What do Wimbledon Stats Indicate?

Djokovic/Nadal Final- What do Wimbledon Stats Indicate?

It has been an amazing 13 days of mesmerizing tennis played on the grandest stage of tennis, Wimbledon. And now we have come to the Grand Finale where two current best players will play each other tomorrow to determine the Champion. It’s going to be a battle between the present world no.1 Rafael Nadal and the future world no.1 Novak Djokovic (come Monday).

More than the championship on the line, it will be a battle of minds too. Djokovic will be eager to stamp his authority as No.1 and prove to the world that he can defeat Nadal at Grand Slams too. Until now the record has been 0-5. But with the renewed confidence of the only player this year to defeat Nadal 4 times in a row, he will be raring to go and continue his dominance this year (47-1). Whereas Nadal will be determined to make it 5 out of 6 Grand Slams and not let Nole take the psychological advantage again.

Rafael Nadal who before French Open was in doubts about his confidence after facing back to back loss to Djokovic is back to his destructive self after winning his 6th French Open title and cruising to the finals of the All England Club this time. He is currently 20-0 in Wimbledon and has reached this year in his 5th  Wimbledon Final. He has been playing impeccable tennis this summer determined to increase his tally of grand slams to 11 (which would tie him with Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg).

  Lets have a look at the stats until now in Wimbledon (including semifinals):
Statistics
Nadal
Djokovic
1st Serve %
402/577=70%
387/572=68%
Unforced Errors
60
99
Winning % on 1st Serve
319/402=79%
303/387=78%
Winning % on 2nd Serve
104/175=59%
110/184=60%
Winners
244
199
Receiving Points Won
254/658=39%
265/638=42%
Break Point Conversions
27/55=49%
30/68=44%










Nadal has won 79% of his first serve points with only 60 unforced errors in 5 matches. He has 244 winners as compared to 199 by Djokovic until now. This will be a sign of worry for Nole, if he has to win tomorrow; he will have to come out firing winners.
Djokovic in turn has won 42% of the receiving points and 68 break points opportunities in last 5 matches. No wonder he is the best returner in the game. This is what Nadal will have to be careful about: hold on to his serve against the best returner.

Overall it will be a fascinating encounter to watch these the two athletes ready to give their best to leave a mark on the history. Who knows tomorrow history repeats itself and Nole does to Nadal what Nadal did to Federer in 2008 epic final.

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Federer was clinical in his approach as usual and demolished his opponent easily in an easy three set victory. Nadal also played impressively to win a rain delayed match in three straight sets. But as Wimbledon moves into the second week, the biggest Grand Slam stage is becoming more and more competent.

But what is more interesting is to have a look at FEDAL stats in Wimbledon until now and to see where we are headed in the next week:

Statistics*
Federer
Nadal
  1st Serve %
161/233=69%
167/240=70%
  Aces
37
20
  Unforced Errors
47
24
  Winning  on 1st Serve
135/161=84%
133/167=80%
  Winning on 2nd Serve
    49/72=68%
    46/73=63%
  Winners
127
103
  Receiving Points Won
105/253=42%
116/280=41%
  Break Point Conversions
    13/24=54%
    15/30=50%
   Average 1st Serve Speed
117
113
   Average 2nd Serve Speed
99
90
*includes all the three rounds of Wimbledon

Roger Federer:
My Opinion:  It is interesting to see  that except unforced errors, Federer seems to have an advantage over last year’s defending champion Nadal. Federer is looking better than last year and playing with extreme confidence. You can see a spark in his eyes which says that this time he is ready for the big day.  He is hitting some sweet shots, big serves and winners heading into the next week which could probably be the defining moment of his career. At times, it seems that he is a replica of Sampras with his service games over in a minute’s time. Phew!

Tip: To beat him, one needs to pray that he plays with a closed eye and makes more unforced errors.

Quote: "I played well from start to finish. I am playing better than last year -- more confident on serve and more relaxed with my returns. I think I played a great match."

Rafael Nadal:
My Opinion: He is playing pretty well and it can be seen from the fact – 0 unforced errors in the second set of third round. But it’s the next week that he is waiting for as with the sun coming out more and more, he feels that the court will start to behave more like clay court. Deadly. Isn't it? For other players, that might be a bad omen. This is the first time he hasn't dropped a set in the first three rounds of the first week in Wimbledon. He is playing an all-round game with only 24 unforced errors till now. That in itself is enough, isn't it?

Tip: To beat him, one will have to hit winners on a consistent basis as he is Mr. Error Free. And also hope that his discomfort in leg prevents him from playing his game.

Quote: “I'm very happy with how I served [and] in the third set I certainly played very well.”

Next Round Matches:
Roger Federer vs Mikhail Youzhny: Mikhail defeated Almagro in 4 sets but I would predict an easy victory for Fed in three sets.

Rafael Nadal vs Juan Del Potro: This will be the match of the tournament so far. With Del Potro in great form, Nadal will have to play at his best to have any chances. And who better than Nadal to know that Potro's ranking is not indicative of the kind of player he is (US Open Semifinal 2009 where he had beaten Nadal). But with Nadal playing so well and experience behind him, I would pick Nadal as the winner.

All In All, we might be heading for a FEDAL final based on their current form and statistics. Something every tennis fan would be looking forward to. And how fitting it would be for Fed to win his seventh Grand Slam against his old nemesis and erase the memory of 2008 final which has haunted him till date. The stats above say Federer CAN.


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(Djokovic/Murray- What do first week Wimbledon stats indicate: Part 2)

Federer or Nadal? What do first week Wimbledon stats indicate?

Federer or Nadal? What do first week Wimbledon stats indicate?


Federer was clinical in his approach as usual and demolished his opponent easily in an easy three set victory. Nadal also played impressively to win a rain delayed match in three straight sets. But as Wimbledon moves into the second week, the biggest Grand Slam stage is becoming more and more competent.

But what is more interesting is to have a look at FEDAL stats in Wimbledon until now and to see where we are headed in the next week:

Statistics*
Federer
Nadal
  1st Serve %
161/233=69%
167/240=70%
  Aces
37
20
  Unforced Errors
47
24
  Winning  on 1st Serve
135/161=84%
133/167=80%
  Winning on 2nd Serve
    49/72=68%
    46/73=63%
  Winners
127
103
  Receiving Points Won
105/253=42%
116/280=41%
  Break Point Conversions
    13/24=54%
    15/30=50%
   Average 1st Serve Speed
117
113
   Average 2nd Serve Speed
99
90
*includes all the three rounds of Wimbledon

Roger Federer:
My Opinion:  It is interesting to see  that except unforced errors, Federer seems to have an advantage over last year’s defending champion Nadal. Federer is looking better than last year and playing with extreme confidence. You can see a spark in his eyes which says that this time he is ready for the big day.  He is hitting some sweet shots, big serves and winners heading into the next week which could probably be the defining moment of his career. At times, it seems that he is a replica of Sampras with his service games over in a minute’s time. Phew!

Tip: To beat him, one needs to pray that he plays with a closed eye and makes more unforced errors.

Quote: "I played well from start to finish. I am playing better than last year -- more confident on serve and more relaxed with my returns. I think I played a great match."

Rafael Nadal:
My Opinion: He is playing pretty well and it can be seen from the fact – 0 unforced errors in the second set of third round. But it’s the next week that he is waiting for as with the sun coming out more and more, he feels that the court will start to behave more like clay court. Deadly. Isn't it? For other players, that might be a bad omen. This is the first time he hasn't dropped a set in the first three rounds of the first week in Wimbledon. He is playing an all-round game with only 24 unforced errors till now. That in itself is enough, isn't it?

Tip: To beat him, one will have to hit winners on a consistent basis as he is Mr. Error Free. And also hope that his discomfort in leg prevents him from playing his game.

Quote: “I'm very happy with how I served [and] in the third set I certainly played very well.”

Next Round Matches:
Roger Federer vs Mikhail Youzhny: Mikhail defeated Almagro in 4 sets but I would predict an easy victory for Fed in three sets.

Rafael Nadal vs Juan Del Potro: This will be the match of the tournament so far. With Del Potro in great form, Nadal will have to play at his best to have any chances. And who better than Nadal to know that Potro's ranking is not indicative of the kind of player he is (US Open Semifinal 2009 where he had beaten Nadal). But with Nadal playing so well and experience behind him, I would pick Nadal as the winner.

All In All, we might be heading for a FEDAL final based on their current form and statistics. Something every tennis fan would be looking forward to. And how fitting it would be for Fed to win his seventh Grand Slam against his old nemesis and erase the memory of 2008 final which has haunted him till date. The stats above say Federer CAN.


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(Djokovic/Murray- What do first week Wimbledon stats indicate: Part 2)