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HOW PREDICTABLE IS WIMBLEDON? We went through every game of the 2014 Championships and calculated how many times underdogs overcame higher-ranked players. It was clear that the men's game is far more predictable than the women's game, particularly in the Round of 16 and beyond, when the top men's seeds seem almost guaranteed to win and the women's draw is wide open. FAVOURITES vs UNDERDOGS IN WIMBLEDON 2014 (Figures in %) WOMEN'S 4TH ROUND ONWARDS MEN'S 4TH ROUND C WOMEN'S 13.3 86.7 MEN'S 22.8 HIGHER-RANKED PLAYER WINS 77.2 LOWER-RANKED PLAYER WINS 32.3 67.7 TENNIS OVER THE DECADE Thanks to improved equipment and training methods, tennis has become faster and more intense over the past decade. Serves have got faster, and they are quickest on the grass courts of Wimbledon. AVERAGE SERVE SPEED (kmph) Men Women 250 220 218 210 200 185 185 176 150 2002 2013 Wimbledon 2013 Novak Djokovic PERCENTAGE OF SERVES THAT ARE ACES Julian Finney/Getty Images 5.7 2.4 2002 2013 Wimbledon 2013 Source: International Tennis Federation's 2014 'State Of The Game' report. Data only of Grand Slams. HIGHLIGHTS OF WIMBLEDON 2014 230.Ñ 164 31 kmph JIŘÍ VESELÝ MILOS RAONIC NOVAK DJOKOVIC MEN'S FASTEST SERVE MOST ACES MOST BREAK POINTS WON WOMEN'S 197.9 42 28 kmph MADISON KEYS PETRA KVITOVA PETRA KVITOVA THE GRASS HALL OF FAME The best win-loss records on grass courts in the Open Era 131-19 ROGER FEDERER JOHN MCENROE 119-20 61-1 BJORN BORG PETE 101-20 SAMPRAS *Data as of 24 June. THE KING OF SLAMS A detailed look at the past four Grand Slams reveals that though the grass surfaces at Wimbledon have been slowed down to encourage longer rallies, they still make for the most aggressive tennis. At Wimbledon, more points are won by winners and aces than in any of the other Grand Slams, and there are far fewer breaks. The server always has the advantage at Wimbledon. FRENCH OPEN AUSTRALIAN 2015 WIMBLEDON 2014 US OPEN 2014 OPEN 2015 452 467 468 416 Total sets Five-set matches 20 24 23 20 1st serve points won 69% 73% 74x 72% 2.2 1.9 1.5 2.0 Breaks per set Longest rally (in number of shots) 39 40 31 38 37% Winners |Aces 3% 30% 27% 10% llx 9% BNP, PARIBAS Photos: AFP, Getty Images Graphics: Yatish Asthana/Mint Source: Compiled by Dustin Silgardo/Mint 09


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