Mens’ Tennis: Serve/Return & 1st Serve/2nd Serve Tendencies.

Serve/ Return Ratio is Serve Rating Divided By Return Rating (Is The Player A Better Server or Returner? 1.00 = Neutral)
1st Serve-2nd Serve Difference is 1st Serve Rating Divided By 2nd Serve Rating ( How Much Better is 1st Serve than 2nd Serve – Compared to Other Players? 1.00 = Neutral)


Mens’ Top 50
Tomas Berdych
Novak Djokovic
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Mens’ Tennis: Top 50 Players (As of August 1, 2011)


 A rating of 100 denotes average ability. Ratings in bold are in the top 10.

Tomas Berdych

100 = Average of Top 50 Players

David Ferrer

100 = Average of Top 50 Players

Roger Federer

100 = Average of Top 50 Players

Rafael Nadal

100 = Average of Top 50 Players

Novak Djokovic

100 = Average of Top 50 Players
Serve/ Return Ratio is Serve Rating Divided By Return Rating (Is The Player A Better Server or Returner? 1.00 = Neutral)

1st Serve-2nd Serve Difference is 1st Serve Rating Divided By 2nd Serve Rating ( How Much Better is 1st Serve than 2nd Serve – Compared to Other Players? 1.00 = Neutral)




Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer: Can Anyone Else Play This Game?

I Don’t Know Enough About Tennis To Draw More Conclusions, But The Chart Speaks Volumes.  What Do You Think About Competitive Balance In Tennis?




I used pictures from craighickmanontennis.blogspot.com and al.com.