ROLAND GARROS 2012
Djokovic/Nadal Final Preview: Tale Of The Tape
by ATP Staff|
Djokovic is aiming to become just the second men’s player in the Open Era to win four consecutive Grand Slam titles, while Nadal is bidding to break Bjorn Borg’s Open Era record of six titles on the red clay in Paris. They are meeting for the fourth straight major final, with Djokovic winning all three of the previous clashes.
The two have advanced to the final in completely different fashion. Djokovic has won two five-set encounters, having overcome a two-set deficit to Andreas Seppi in the fourth round and saving four match points against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-finals. He’s been broken 16 times and has expended 16 hours and 34 minutes on the court.
In contrast, Nadal has been lights out on serve, broken just once in his opening-round match against Simone Bolelli. Through six matches, the Spaniard has only dropped 35 games, taking just 12 hours and 22 minutes to reach the title match for the seventh time.
Here's how Djokovic and Nadal compare statistically through the 2012 Roland Garros semi-finals:
|Novak Djokovic||Rafael Nadal|
|1st Serve %||67%||63%|
|1st Serve Points Won||73%||80%|
|2nd Serve Points Won||59%||61%|
|Broken||16 times||1 time|
|Break Points Saved||20/36||18/19|
|Service Games Held||91/107||71/72|
|Fastest Serve||128 MPH||128 MPH|
|1st Return Points Won||41%||43%|
|2nd Return Points Won||54%||63%|
|Breaks Of Serve||39||37|
|Return Games Played||103||71|
|Return Games Won Percentage||38%||52%|
|Forehand Unforced Errors||106||56|
|Backhand Unforced Errors||95||30|
|All Unforced Errors||209||96|
|Net Points Played||153||76|
|Net Points Won||67%||82%|
|Baseline Points Won||55%||60%|
|Time On Court||16 hours, 34 minutes||12 hours, 22 minutes|
Charts courtesy of IBM/Leo Levin, I.D.S.