Stefanos Tsitsipas Is ‘The Closer’ | ATP Tour

Stefanos Tsitsipas is without equal “closer” when serving this season.

An Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers research of the present Top 10 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings from the 2022 season identifies the Greek because the main participant who holds serve probably the most after development no less than a two-point lead in his carrier video games. Tsitsipas has surged to a 30/0, 40/0, and 40/15 lead 946 instances this season and has best dropped serve seven instances from those 3 explicit level ratings. It’s a jaw-dropping stat, particularly bearing in mind it does no longer upload as much as getting damaged even one p.c (.007%) of the time.

A “closer” is a specialised baseball pitcher introduced in towards the top of the sport when his group is main. His activity is to transform the lead right into a victory. Tsitsipas completely suits the invoice from a tennis serving standpoint.

Stefanos Tsitsipas: 2022 Season

• Holding from 30/0 – 4 carrier video games misplaced from 366.
• Holding from 40/0 – 0 carrier video games misplaced from 269.
• Holding from 40/15 – 3 carrier video games misplaced from 311.
• Combined – 7 carrier video games misplaced from 946.
• Combined Hold Percentage – 99.3%

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The following breakdown identifies the main gamers within the Top 10 ratings retaining serve from 30/0, 40/0, and 40/15.

Holding From 30/0 (Top 10 Average = 97.2%)

1. Stefanos Tsitsipas = 98.9% (362/366)
2. Taylor Fritz = 98.6% (285/289) )
3. Felix Auger-Aliassime = 97.5% (314/322) )

A 30/0 lead is a cast technique to get started a carrier sport, however the server has nonetheless best received two of the desired 4 issues to carry serve. It turns out like there’s nonetheless considerable alternative for issues to get sideways for the server. Not so for Tsitsipas, Fritz, and Auger-Aliassime, who shut the door on their carrier video games higher than any person else within the Top 10. They have been additionally the one 3 gamers within the information set to carry from more than 97 in step with cent of the time.

Holding From 40/0 (Top 10 Average = 99.5%)

T1. Stefanos Tsitsipas = 100% (269/269) )
T1. Felix Auger-Aliassime = 100% (213/213) )
T1. Alexander Zverev = 100% (112/112) )
T1. Novak Djokovic = 100% (93/93) )

Overall, the present Top 10 have best dropped serve 10 instances (1844/1854) this season when main 40/0. No present Top 10 participant has dropped greater than two carrier video games from 40/0. Stepping outdoor the knowledge set, Maxime Cressy is the one participant since 2015 to have led 40/0 greater than 200 instances and no longer dropped serve, retaining 275 consecutive instances from 40/0.

Holding From 40-15 (Top 10 Average = 98.1%)

1. Stefanos Tsitsipas = 99.0% (308/311) )
2. Felix Auger-Aliassime = 99.0% (287/290) )
3. Alexander Zverev = 98.5% (133/135)

The level rating of 40/15 is as soon as once more a dominant scoreline for the Greek, best shedding serve thrice in 311 carrier video games. Interestingly, present international No. 1, Carlos Alcaraz, has dropped serve from 40-15 8 instances (247/255) this season, which is greater than every other Top 10 participant.

Tsitsipas is lately ranked No. 5 within the ATP ratings and is competing within the Stockholm Open this week. He is lower than 900 issues at the back of the gamers ranked two to 4, and best 1800 issues separates Tsitsipas and international No. 1, Alcaraz. Tsitsipas is in rivalry to equivalent or surpass his career-high rating of No. 3, and the highest rung is definitely in play if he can as soon as once more seize the Nitto ATP Finals, which he did in 2019.

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