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: 53%
The #1 player in the world wins just 53% of all points they play. This was corroborated by Craig O’Shannessy from Brain Game Tennis.
One percent makes a big difference in our sport.
If you could win 6 out of every 10 points, you will win well over 90% of all matches you play. Each percentage point counts twice. You win 1 more, and your opponent wins 1 less.
What percentage of points do the BIG 3 win? It’s a lot lower than you might think…
Point of the Week
What percentage of points do you win?
Of course, you want to know the percent of total points, but the smartest way to track this is by category. Track the percent of points won on:
- Short rallies: 1-4
- Medium rallies: 5-8
- Extended rallies: 9+
- Your 1st Serve
- Your 2nd Serve
- Returning 1st Serve
- Returning 2nd Serve
With our player packages, we track your performance over time in each of these categories so you can see which areas you need to improve.
Photo of the Week
Frances Tiafoe’s forehand swing path.