FEDEX ATP PERFORMANCE ZONE
FedEx ATP Performance Zone: Best By Surface
by James Buddell|
We take a look at the match wins leaders by surface of the 2013 ATP World Tour season, using the FedEx ATP Win/Loss Index.
DJOKOVIC DOMINATES ON HARD
Mats Wilander told ATPWorldTour.com, "Djokovic had a great year, but Nadals comeback was just a little bit better so he deserved his year-end No. 1 [Emirates ATP] Ranking. But Djokovic is not the sort of player who will want to stay at No. 2 for long. I can see him being No. 1 for the next four years. He can play on every surface and has incredible desire."
Nadal won four North American hard-court tournaments and compiled a 26-match winning streak on the surface before he suffered his first loss to Djokovic in the China Open final on 6 October.
|4||Juan Martin del Potro||42-12||.778|
|6||Ernests Gulbis||24-9||.727||7||Roger Federer||28-11||.718||8||Richard Gasquet||39-16||.709||9||Marin Cilic||14-6||.700||10||Tomas Berdych||37-17||.696|
NADAL REMAINS KING OF CLAY
Nadal, who returned from a seven-month injury lay-off in February, won six clay-court finals from eight finals. His two losses came in title matches - against Horacio Zeballos at the Royal Guard Open Chile in his first event and to Djokovic in his ninth straight Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters final.
Pat Rafter told ATPWorldTour.com, "Freaky players do freaky things. It
didn't surprise me!" Wilander added, "Nadal adjusted his game style,
after his injury. He seemed to be more aggressive on his forehand; he served
hard and used his backhand slice to great effect."
|6||Fabio Fognini||28-10||.737||7||Tommy Robredo||25-10||.714||8||Roger Federer||12-5||.706||9||Tommy Haas||14-6||.700||10||Kevin Anderson||11-5||.688|
MURRAY'S GREATEST TRIUMPH
Andy Murray won the Aegon Championships for the second straight year (and the third time overall) en route to becoming the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to lift the trophy at The Championships at Wimbledon.
Mats Wilander told ATPWorldTour.com, "I don't know how much of an effect that Ivan Lendl has had on Murray winning two major titles. But Murray has certainly got more poise and greater discipline in his shot selections. Now that he has won Wimbledon, ending a drought for a British champion, what is his next goal? How will he inspire himself? Only Murray can answer that question."
Rafter added, "He has become a better and better player over the years. He has learned things along the way and from players who he has played a lot. He is a great player and I expect him to win a couple more majors."
|6||Feliciano Lopez||9-2||.818||7||Juan Martin del Potro||7-2||.778||Mikhail Youzhny||7-2||.778||9||Tomas Berdych||6-2||.750||Lleyton Hewitt||9-3||.750||Andreas Seppi||6-2||.750||Fernando Verdasco||6-2||.750|