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%
Double faults are not all bad.
- On average, on the WTA tour, one in every seven second serves is a doubles fault.
- On the men’s side, it is closer to one in ten.
When balanced with the “serve points won” metric, a healthy double fault number indicates that the server is using the second serve stroke aggressively.
At the 2019-20 US Open, 60% of all doubles faults were hit long or wide for the women. On the men’s side, that number was 55%.
Point of the Week
Top ATP players are the only category of tennis player where the second serve is not a liability. Even the top of the WTA tour lose more points than they win on second serve.
When considering your second serve, focusing on depth is important. A second serve that lands short in the box is much easier to attack.
Track your second serve performance by recording a match and buying a player package to get game-changing serve data.
Photo of the Week
Canadian, Milos Raonic has one of the top serves in tennis.