The Percentages That Separate Djokovic And The Top 10

Fascinating tennis stats article from Craig O’Shannessy. Turns out the second-best returner amongst the top players is not Murray, as I always thought (he is third), but Nadal:

The Percentages That Separate Djokovic And The Top 10

Novak Djokovic has won 92 per cent (46-4) of his matches this season, but when broken down to the simplest level of points won, his winning percentage is just 56 per cent. It’s amazing that someone as dominant as Djokovic is taking a 50-50 battle and shifting it just six percentage points in his favour to create the superiority that we have grown accustomed to.

An Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers analysis shows that the current players in the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings have won, on average, just 53.2 per cent of their points this season.

Tennis point win-loss percentages

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