A quick dig into the numbers behind his winning streak shows that Nadal’s serving has been fundamental to his recent success.
According to Infosys ATP Stats, the Spaniard has won 89.7 per cent of his service games this year, up on his 85.8 per cent career average. This solid base has made it difficult for opponents to make inroads against the 91-time tour-titlist. He has not dropped a set outside of the Australian Open and all but four of his 15 wins have been in straight sets.
Holding serve so reliably has also given Nadal more freedom to attack in his return games, a combination so effective that 23 of the 37 sets he has won have been by a margin of 6-3 or greater.
- Nick Kyrgios insists Federer cannot compete with Djokovic and Nadal for GOAT acclaim | express.co.uk
Nick Kyrgios has claimed that Roger Federer is no longer in the race for the title of the ‘Greatest of all Time.’ The Swiss Maestro has not played since losing in the quarter-finals at last year’s Wimbledon.
Since Federer’s last grand slam triumph in 2018, Novak Djokovic has equalled his major tally while Rafael Nadal has surpassed them both to become the first man to win 21 grand slam titles.
Tennis journalist Luigi Gatto tweeted the Australian’s quotes which read: “Federer is done for me in the GOAT talks. He has a losing H2H record against both Nadal and Djokovic. If Rafa wins his 22nd Major, he has got the crown.”
Ukraine tennis star Sergiy Stakhovsky has called out tennis icons Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal – while praising Novak Djokovic – after the pair remained silence when he contacted for support over Russia’s invasion of his homeland.
“Djokovic sent me a message of support, we even chatted a bit,” Sergiy Stakhovsky told La Stampa, according to a translation.
“I tried to contact Federer and Nadal, I’m sorry they preferred silence. I understand them, it’s not their war. We have the support of great personalities, I hope it lasts.”
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