Because the Serve and Return are inversely related, the victor is not simply the best server. The quality of the return negatively impacts opponent serve stats. The advantage though is to the server. They get to set the stage with the choice of: Direction Pace Spin And, they get 2 opportunities to get the ball […]
Points won on serve is the strongest indicator to winning matches. But it is not just the strength of the actual serve that influences this metric. Equally important is the strength of the return.
In the girls’ draw at the 2022 US Open, 3 of every 4 points ended in an error by one of the players (Winners – 24%, Errors 76%).
Carlos Alcaraz is the new King of Tennis, vanquishing his opponents at the 2022 US Open.
He played 275 games in total and won 160 (58%) of these. And rather than winning in traditional fashion, by making fewer errors than opponents, he won by hitting more winners (5%).