Every week, Tennis Analytics dives deep into the data, bringing you a stat of the week to help you understand tennis better and become a little smarter.
Stat of the Week: 60%
At the ATP Finals last week, Alexander Zverev faced the world’s top players, including Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev… and he dominated, especially on serve.
- On first serve he won a remarkable 76% of points.
- He backed up by winning an astounding 60% of points on second serve!
Here are his first serve numbers by location for all 5 ATP Finals matches.
Point of the Week
On first serve, Zverev’s favorite target was to his right-handed opponent’s forehand.
Zverev hit very few serves to the returner’s body. This is a pattern of top players in the world – they tend to serve to the edges of the service box, opening up the court and creating opportunities to control the point early on.
To find out how effective you are in your service games, click here.
Photo of the Week
Stan Wawrinka’s forehand.