ROLAND GARROS 2013
Ferrer's Battling Vs. Tsonga's Power
by ATP Staff|
Take a closer look at the Roland Garros semi-final between David Ferrer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga using IBM Statistics.
• He's been dominant on return of serve - 46% won returning 1st serves & 68% won returning 2nd serves - broke serve 36 times (won 36 of 62 return games).
• His forehand is his weapon off the ground (74 winners) and he's been very effective when approaching net (70% points won)
• He's lost only 36 games in 15 sets played
• His baseline game has been superb - more winners than unforced errors on both his forehand and backhand and his 62% points won from the baseline leads the tournament.
• His serve has been his strength - 67% 1st serves in play - 80% 1st serves won - 65% 2nd serves won - held 67 of 71 service games saving 9 of the 13 break points he faced
• His forehand is his weapon off the ground (69 winners)
• He's not dropped a set
|56%||1st Serve %||67%|
|74%||1st Serve Points||80%|
|58%||2nd Serve Points||65%|
|19||Break Points Faced||13|
|85%||Service Games Held||94%|
|121 mph||Fastest Serve||133 mph|
|46%||1st Return Points Won||38%|
|68%||2nd Return Points Won||53%|
|36||Breaks of Serve||25|
|62||Return Games Played||69|
|58%||Return Games Won %||36%|
|49||Forehand Uncovered Errors||88|
|36||Backhand Unforced Errors||44|
|50 of 71||Net Points Won||77 of 102|
|70%||Net Points Won %||75%|
|62%||Baseline Points Won||53%|
|8:48||Time On Court||9:01|
Matchup: Tsonga is explosive, but inconsistent at times. Yet he's lost serve only four times in the tournament. He likes to play with power and tends to play the big points very aggressively. Tsonga is a risk taker, but has played pretty consistently here to reach the semi-finals. Ferrer has been in complete control of his matches, neutralising big serves and dominating from the back of the court.
This is a matchup of strength against strength - Ferrer's return against Tsonga's serve. Tsonga will have to play aggressively from the first shot and look to grab control of the points away from Ferrer. The longer the rallies go, the more they favour the Spaniard. The Frenchman will need to call upon all of those attributes that describe the classic French player - flash, flamboyance, flair, and fire - and use the crowd and its emotion to overwhelm his rock solid opponent.