We know by now the triumph of world number 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic as the men's champion at Wimbledon 2015. How did he get there, how did he beat Roger Federer, world number 2 tennis player?
The scores, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3, Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic won by 5 games, 7 points, or 6 games, 3 points (4 points in a game, rounded). For four sets, a total of 45 games, each player won 19.5 games, where Roger took 43% of Djokovic's game (not enough), and Djokovic took 57% of Roger's game (dominance).
Interesting, the scores look close with the tiebreakers, even the 6-4 game spread is not bad, in fact, very all right in tennis vernacular, but the 3 game loss in the fourth set was the clincher, the deciding factor in the spread of 14% (not so good for Federer), favor Djokovic.
I saw the match in its entirety, how did Djokovic emerge the victor? Simple, really, he got the ball back one more time, fast!
How many times have we heard that as League players? Sounds easy, right? Far from it!
I was in a singles match a few days ago, and my opponent had the fastest topspin I have come across in my travels as a USTA player. If I could not outsmart her, quickly, then she won the point. And she won many, I may add. My match, similar to Roger's and Novak's, boiled down to who could execute the fastest shots with the best precision. I lost my match because my topspin is not as fast as my opponent's, I could only take 20% of her game, and actually happy I could get that as she was so fast. I know what I need to work on!
And Roger, he lost his match because his shots broke down when he needed them most. What caused Roger's shots to break down? The speed of the ball from Djokovic's racquet.
When the ball is coming at you that fast, after 8 rally shots or so, it becomes more difficult to control. The one hitting the faster precision shots will win the point, I know, from learning the hard way :)
My recommendation~ to Roger and myself, is to get the ball going faster, stronger, with placement and precision. A tall order, but with more, yes more practice, 50 times more, success can be achieved. This is my goal, stay tuned!
Now, let's look at the official stats for this men's final~