Showing posts with label Rogers Cup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rogers Cup. Show all posts

Roger Federer advanced to the Semi Final defeating Tsonga in straight sets today. It was a sweet revenge for Federer who had lost his last two matches against Tsonga this year. One was a humiliating defeat in Wimbledon after being 2 sets up and second in Rogers Cup! Everyone must be thinking as to what Federer did differently than the previous two matches: 

Here is the answer:
Tsonga (FRA)
Tournament
Wimbledon
Roger Cup
US Open
1st Serve %
102 of 145 = 70 %
56%
45 of 85 = 53%
Unforced Errors
22
21
34
Winning % on 1st Serve
73%
78%
69%
Winning % on 2nd Serve
67%
63%
40%
Winners
63
33
17
Receiving Points Won
24%
-
33%
Break Point Conversions
3 of 9 = 33 %
22%
2 of 3 = 67%
Net Approaches
37 of 58 = 64 %
47%
11 of 19 = 58%




Federer (SUI)
Tournament
Wimbledon
Roger Cup
US Open
1st Serve %
103 of 137 = 75 %
62%
62 of 86 = 72%
Unforced Errors
11
32
30
Winning % on 1st Serve
78%
74%
77%
Winning % on 2nd Serve
71%
46%
42%
Winners
57
31
29
Receiving Points Won
29%
-
45%
Break Point Conversions
1 of 1 = 100 %
25%
6 of 13 = 46%
Net Approaches
26 of 42 = 62 %
64%
19 of 32 = 59%

Federer played a superb game throughout the match and was ahead of Tsonga in almost all the areas except Unforced Errors. But as we can clearly see, Tsonga has to blame himself for losing today's match as he could not get into any rhythm during the match. 

Tsonga played far below his level shown at Wimbledon/Rogers Cup and was totally out of answers to Federer's near perfect display of tennis. Tsonga's 1st Serve went down by 17%, winners were only 17 against 63 in Wimbledon and unforced errors went to 34. All in all, Tsonga was nowhere near his usual game today and Federer captured onto this part and played some breathtaking shots during the match.

All in all, we are all set for the dream SF this coming Saturday and my next article tomorrow will be focused on this epic battle between Federer and Djokovic and a look at the stats as to what they have to say!

NewFederer Vs Djokovic- What Does Stats Have To Say?


If you have any questions- You can mail me at apekshaha@gmail.com







Federer vs Tsonga- Reasons for Federer's Impressive Win!


Roger Federer advanced to the Semi Final defeating Tsonga in straight sets today. It was a sweet revenge for Federer who had lost his last two matches against Tsonga this year. One was a humiliating defeat in Wimbledon after being 2 sets up and second in Rogers Cup! Everyone must be thinking as to what Federer did differently than the previous two matches: 

Here is the answer:
Tsonga (FRA)
Tournament
Wimbledon
Roger Cup
US Open
1st Serve %
102 of 145 = 70 %
56%
45 of 85 = 53%
Unforced Errors
22
21
34
Winning % on 1st Serve
73%
78%
69%
Winning % on 2nd Serve
67%
63%
40%
Winners
63
33
17
Receiving Points Won
24%
-
33%
Break Point Conversions
3 of 9 = 33 %
22%
2 of 3 = 67%
Net Approaches
37 of 58 = 64 %
47%
11 of 19 = 58%




Federer (SUI)
Tournament
Wimbledon
Roger Cup
US Open
1st Serve %
103 of 137 = 75 %
62%
62 of 86 = 72%
Unforced Errors
11
32
30
Winning % on 1st Serve
78%
74%
77%
Winning % on 2nd Serve
71%
46%
42%
Winners
57
31
29
Receiving Points Won
29%
-
45%
Break Point Conversions
1 of 1 = 100 %
25%
6 of 13 = 46%
Net Approaches
26 of 42 = 62 %
64%
19 of 32 = 59%

Federer played a superb game throughout the match and was ahead of Tsonga in almost all the areas except Unforced Errors. But as we can clearly see, Tsonga has to blame himself for losing today's match as he could not get into any rhythm during the match. 

Tsonga played far below his level shown at Wimbledon/Rogers Cup and was totally out of answers to Federer's near perfect display of tennis. Tsonga's 1st Serve went down by 17%, winners were only 17 against 63 in Wimbledon and unforced errors went to 34. All in all, Tsonga was nowhere near his usual game today and Federer captured onto this part and played some breathtaking shots during the match.

All in all, we are all set for the dream SF this coming Saturday and my next article tomorrow will be focused on this epic battle between Federer and Djokovic and a look at the stats as to what they have to say!

NewFederer Vs Djokovic- What Does Stats Have To Say?


If you have any questions- You can mail me at apekshaha@gmail.com







This Article was first published on 10sballs.com as : 
Written by: ApekshaHA on 16th August 2011


In my experience, I have seen myself and so many others giving up goals in their lives thinking of them as impossible:


Being at No.3 since 2007 and losing consistently to two players– considered amongst the greatest players of all time by many: Federer/Nadal - must have been frustrating and disappointing. Watching them dominate the world of Tennis, anyone would consider it impossible to win any Grand Slam or to acquire the Numero Uno spot. How do you get over that barrier?

Being at the top and dominating the game with no fear for 7 years, she was suddenly diagnosed with career and life threatening injury. It threatened to take away from her the thing that made her everything and that she loved since childhood. After a year's time off, she comes back to the tennis court and loses in fourth round of Wimbledon. And suddenly there are talks about new players coming up, end of an era, not being fit enough to sustain long matches and what not! How do you get over that barrier?

In both these situations, many would have lost hope and left it on fate, feeling they are just unfortunate to be born in such an era or unlucky to have such an injury! How does one get over that barrier?

Well, you just have to be Novak Djokovic/Serena Williams in your lives in order to overcome all these odds. Just imagine what if these players would have given up not trying. They wouldn’t have been able to achieve what they have:

Novak Djokovic:  9 titles, 2 Grand Slams, 5 Masters, 122 sets won, only 18 lost, 53-1 record and World No. 1 ranking ending the dominance of two of the greats - Federer/Nadal.

Serena Williams: After falling out of top 100, she came back and won back to back tournaments - Stanford and now Rogers Cup. From 175 to 31, she might land - probably by the end of season –in top 5 or as World no. 1 yet again.

It’s not that these players didn’t have hiccups in their journey. They are also normal human beings like us. Then what is the difference:

Mindset:  Never let others get into your head: It’s you who have to decide what your goals should be. Even if people don't believe you, it’s you who have to decide what you want. People will come, go and then come back again but your goals won't. People will be with you when you are at top one time, against you once you are down and then again with you at top!  It’s only family and true friends/fans who stick with you at all times. As Carl Lewis said “Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet"

Attitude:  They say - it’s not the altitude but your attitude which defines your life! No matter what situation you are in - high or low - if you have attitude of not giving up ever and trying to reach your goals come what may, you are bound to succeed! Every human being is unique and has his/her own specialties so don’t compare with others. Carve your own way, work on yourself and grind it out. Don't ever ever ever give up no matter what!  I can guarantee you this that if you give up, you will never ever achieve what you are destined for. But if you don't, one day you will. Try your best and go for it!

And these two people are an example of the above two differentiators.That’s why I say where there is Djokovic/Serena, there is a way!


If you have any questions- You can mail me at apekshaha@gmail.com

Where There Is Djokovic/Serena, There Is A Way

This Article was first published on 10sballs.com as : 
Written by: ApekshaHA on 16th August 2011


In my experience, I have seen myself and so many others giving up goals in their lives thinking of them as impossible:


Being at No.3 since 2007 and losing consistently to two players– considered amongst the greatest players of all time by many: Federer/Nadal - must have been frustrating and disappointing. Watching them dominate the world of Tennis, anyone would consider it impossible to win any Grand Slam or to acquire the Numero Uno spot. How do you get over that barrier?

Being at the top and dominating the game with no fear for 7 years, she was suddenly diagnosed with career and life threatening injury. It threatened to take away from her the thing that made her everything and that she loved since childhood. After a year's time off, she comes back to the tennis court and loses in fourth round of Wimbledon. And suddenly there are talks about new players coming up, end of an era, not being fit enough to sustain long matches and what not! How do you get over that barrier?

In both these situations, many would have lost hope and left it on fate, feeling they are just unfortunate to be born in such an era or unlucky to have such an injury! How does one get over that barrier?

Well, you just have to be Novak Djokovic/Serena Williams in your lives in order to overcome all these odds. Just imagine what if these players would have given up not trying. They wouldn’t have been able to achieve what they have:

Novak Djokovic:  9 titles, 2 Grand Slams, 5 Masters, 122 sets won, only 18 lost, 53-1 record and World No. 1 ranking ending the dominance of two of the greats - Federer/Nadal.

Serena Williams: After falling out of top 100, she came back and won back to back tournaments - Stanford and now Rogers Cup. From 175 to 31, she might land - probably by the end of season –in top 5 or as World no. 1 yet again.

It’s not that these players didn’t have hiccups in their journey. They are also normal human beings like us. Then what is the difference:

Mindset:  Never let others get into your head: It’s you who have to decide what your goals should be. Even if people don't believe you, it’s you who have to decide what you want. People will come, go and then come back again but your goals won't. People will be with you when you are at top one time, against you once you are down and then again with you at top!  It’s only family and true friends/fans who stick with you at all times. As Carl Lewis said “Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet"

Attitude:  They say - it’s not the altitude but your attitude which defines your life! No matter what situation you are in - high or low - if you have attitude of not giving up ever and trying to reach your goals come what may, you are bound to succeed! Every human being is unique and has his/her own specialties so don’t compare with others. Carve your own way, work on yourself and grind it out. Don't ever ever ever give up no matter what!  I can guarantee you this that if you give up, you will never ever achieve what you are destined for. But if you don't, one day you will. Try your best and go for it!

And these two people are an example of the above two differentiators.That’s why I say where there is Djokovic/Serena, there is a way!


If you have any questions- You can mail me at apekshaha@gmail.com

In the first part, we had looked at the overall 2011 game statistics for the top 4. So I thought, why not now look at the hard court statistics of the major contenders of US open and try to see where they stand before the start of Rogers Cup and American Hard Court Season?

And it turns out we have some interesting stats lined up for us:
















2011
Career
Overall
Total Matches Played
Matches Won
% Win
Total Matches Played
Matches Won
%Win
Djokovic
49
48
98%
478
372
78%
Nadal
59
51
86%
632
523
83%
Federer
48
39
81%
965
782
81%
Murray
38
29
76%
399
296
74%
Del Potro
46
36
78%
259
177
68%
Hard Court
Djokovic
24
24
100%
285
225
79%
Nadal
23
19
83%
321
246
77%
Federer
27
23
85%
568
469
83%
Murray
12
8
67%
263
201
76%
Del Potro
28
21
75%
171
116
68%


Key Takeaways:

1) Novak Djokovic: He has improved dramatically this year in his game. His win % has shooted from 78 to 98 (48-1 record) which goes on to show why he is deservedly World No. 1.On Hard Court, he has won 24/24 matches this year! He seems to be the strongest contender for the US Open this year. Any doubts?

2) Rafael Nadal: If we look at his overall career win % and hard court win %, one can deduce easily that hard court is not his favorite surface ( 83% as compared to a low 77%). No wonder he has won US Open once in his career. But the good part is he has won 83% of his matches this year on hard court so there are signs of improvement. He needs to get over the mental barrier of playing against Djokovic and start believing in himself more.

3) Roger Federer: Roger Federer has been pretty much consistent in his overall and hard court performance. He is a better player on hard court as compared to Nadal with 83 % wins career wise and 85% this year. Plus the fact that he is the only player to beat Djokovic this year will further boost his confidence to go and win his first GS of the year.

4) Andy Murray and Del Potro: Here comes the most interesting part: Del Potro has been playing better than Andy Murray this year on Hard Court. Del Potro was 2009 US champion and the stats also clearly show  (75% against 67% of Murray) that he will be a bigger threat to the TOP 3 than Andy Murray in US Open. Not a good sign for Murray!(Plus he is down from 76% to 67 % wins in 2011)

People say that stats are not indicative of future performances, but I disagree as one can see where he/she stands and how much work they need to do in order to beat the best. Djokovic being a perfect example of how he has consistently improved in the last one year and his record also suggest the same!

(It’s a highly debatable topic and would love to know your viewpoint on this! So please leave your comments.)


If you have any questions- You can mail me at apekshaha@gmail.com
The Top 4 (Djokovic/Nadal/Federer/Murray), Del Potro And The Story Of  Hard Court Statistics So Far: Part II

The Top 4 (Djokovic/Nadal/Federer/Murray), Del Potro And The Story Of Hard Court Statistics So Far: Part II


In the first part, we had looked at the overall 2011 game statistics for the top 4. So I thought, why not now look at the hard court statistics of the major contenders of US open and try to see where they stand before the start of Rogers Cup and American Hard Court Season?

And it turns out we have some interesting stats lined up for us:
















2011
Career
Overall
Total Matches Played
Matches Won
% Win
Total Matches Played
Matches Won
%Win
Djokovic
49
48
98%
478
372
78%
Nadal
59
51
86%
632
523
83%
Federer
48
39
81%
965
782
81%
Murray
38
29
76%
399
296
74%
Del Potro
46
36
78%
259
177
68%
Hard Court
Djokovic
24
24
100%
285
225
79%
Nadal
23
19
83%
321
246
77%
Federer
27
23
85%
568
469
83%
Murray
12
8
67%
263
201
76%
Del Potro
28
21
75%
171
116
68%


Key Takeaways:

1) Novak Djokovic: He has improved dramatically this year in his game. His win % has shooted from 78 to 98 (48-1 record) which goes on to show why he is deservedly World No. 1.On Hard Court, he has won 24/24 matches this year! He seems to be the strongest contender for the US Open this year. Any doubts?

2) Rafael Nadal: If we look at his overall career win % and hard court win %, one can deduce easily that hard court is not his favorite surface ( 83% as compared to a low 77%). No wonder he has won US Open once in his career. But the good part is he has won 83% of his matches this year on hard court so there are signs of improvement. He needs to get over the mental barrier of playing against Djokovic and start believing in himself more.

3) Roger Federer: Roger Federer has been pretty much consistent in his overall and hard court performance. He is a better player on hard court as compared to Nadal with 83 % wins career wise and 85% this year. Plus the fact that he is the only player to beat Djokovic this year will further boost his confidence to go and win his first GS of the year.

4) Andy Murray and Del Potro: Here comes the most interesting part: Del Potro has been playing better than Andy Murray this year on Hard Court. Del Potro was 2009 US champion and the stats also clearly show  (75% against 67% of Murray) that he will be a bigger threat to the TOP 3 than Andy Murray in US Open. Not a good sign for Murray!(Plus he is down from 76% to 67 % wins in 2011)

People say that stats are not indicative of future performances, but I disagree as one can see where he/she stands and how much work they need to do in order to beat the best. Djokovic being a perfect example of how he has consistently improved in the last one year and his record also suggest the same!

(It’s a highly debatable topic and would love to know your viewpoint on this! So please leave your comments.)


If you have any questions- You can mail me at apekshaha@gmail.com