Thursday, September 1, 2011

Roger Federer- Signs of Improvement Over US Open 2010 (Second Round Update)


In continuation of my analysis yesterday on Nadal and how his service can be a cause of concern for the defending champion, let’s carry that forward to Roger Federer - 5 times US Open Champion and his victory today! If you analyze his performance last year at US Open, you will realize that major reason of failure was his second serve and points won.

Here are some interesting stats for the fans:

Federer
US Open 2010 Overall
US Open 2010 2nd Round
US Open 2011 (2nd Round
1st Serve %
60%
54%
72%
Aces
14
15
6
Double Faults
2
0
Unforced Errors
33
18
2
Winning % on 1st Serve
81%
80%
88%
Winning % on 2nd   Serve
56%
65%
82%
Winners
39
29
31
Receiving Points Won
41%
44%
44%
Break Point Conversions
53%
50%
45%
Net Approaches
62%
68%
67%
Fastest Serve Speed
131
132
12
Average 1st Serve Speed
118
117
109
Average 2nd Serve Speed
97
96
96
  
In 2010, not only his first serve % was poor, but also his points won on second serve were even more pathetic ( just like the first round of US Open on Monday). If we look at his performance today, there is a considerable improvement on his 1st serve % and winning on 2nd serve % as compared to overall % and second round of US Open 2010. And this improvement is almost 12-18% points on 1st serve % and 17-26% in winning on 2nd serve. This clearly shows that the if Roger Federer has to win this time, he will have to keep a strong hold on his second serve.

People say stats don’t matter, but I still think that they can be the difference between winning and losing.  If only he can maintain this performance throughout US Open, he can go on to win his 17th GS Title of his career! Key would be his service game and in particular second serve .Probably the champion knows that himself too and hence the mesmerizing performance today!

PS- I will be posting similar analysis on Nadal, Djokovic and Murray throughout US Open. Also I will be at US Open this year from coming Saturday.  I will post latest updates and live pictures on my Facebook Page and Twitter. So don't forget to catch the action of your favorite players. Stay tuned!

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


Also: New: Novak Djokovic- US Open 2010 and 2011- A Complete Turnaround! (Second Round Update)
Nadal's Service- A Potential Area Of Concern (US Open Round 1 Update)
Will Roger Federer Bounce Back And The Myth of Age 30?

3 comments:

  1. WOW thanks 4 the informations U CAN DO IT ROG <3

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  2. Wowwww....you are an amazing blogger.Thanks for all the stats and info.
    I like your style of writing too.Very very nice.

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  3. I believe this has become a predictable pattern for Roger. Roger has been supreme in his serve this season including clay, but he lacks his other skill ie consistency. That's why he lost against Tsonga. If you look at his match in Wimbledon, he had only one bad game each in three sets and he lost the match.

    I would give more weightage to his return games won or his points won against his opponents 1st serve and 2nd serve. That's what will decide his success in the tournament.

    Even in his prime, he had lost serves to the opponents, but he had the knack of breaking the opponent back, but that's the skill he seems to lack in last 3 years. I don't see any difference in the current season also.

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