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Good morning tennis parents! Hope you are doing well. Wimbledon is on. Are you getting some time to catch up with some of the matches? Our team at TuPA watches many games and attempts to analyse some of the critical performances based on serve, FH, BH and what not. But let us start with the serve like we mostly do. Just that crucial. We shall focus on the Indian camp as we feel that there is a lot to learn from our seniors and the gap we have today in their games. Afterall we all are looking for a star Indian singles player. Let’s say a top 10 in the world! When will that happen? The single’s results, however, continue to remain disappointing. In men’s section, we had two Indians playing the QF rounds and both lost in the first round. In the main draw, we had one Indian, loosing in the first round. In women’s section, we had one single entry in the QF succumbing in the second round. Now on to some statistics. Let’s just quickly remember that in tennis you need to hold your serve and break opponent’s serve to win. In tie-breaks too a good serve is very convenient. Therefore, winning first serve % and holding a decent second serve % remains an essential factor in the overall game. We leave you with % of points won on 1st, and 2nd serves for all the 4 matches our seniors played at a GS event followed by quick notes.
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Category Player Win % on 1st serve Win % on 2nd serve Score Ranking Round
Men Indian Player 1 46% 32% 2-6,0-6 258 QF 1st Round
Men Opponent Player 1 82% 58% 6-2,6-0 200 QF 1st Round
Category Player Win % on 1st serve Win % on 2nd serve Score Ranking Round
Men Indian Player 2 81% 42% 3-6,4-6 140 QF 1st Round
Men Opponent Player 2 72% 53% 6-3,6-4 154 QF 1st Round
Category Player Win % on 1st serve Win % on 2nd serve Score Ranking Round
Men Indian Player 3 59% 41% 6-2,3-6,3-6,2-6 85 Main Draw 1st Round
Men Opponent Player 3 70% 44% 2-6,6-3,6-3,6-2 133 Main Draw 1st Roun

 

Category Player Win % on 1st serve Win % on 2nd serve Score Ranking Round
Women Indian Player 1 54% 45% 6-2,5-7,4-6 214 QF 2nd Round
Women Opponent Player 1 66% 44% 2-6,7-5,6-4 132 QF 2nd Round

We used some colour codes. Red means needs a lot of work could be an underlying technical or tactical issue. Blue getting there, needs to be better – work needed. Green is good and hence the challenge would be to keep it up in the next match. If possible improve it further. If you look at the stats and the colour codes above you will find only one Indian player’s one part of stat to be in the green zone rest all being in blue or red. When it comes to red all four Indian players have that in their game. This needs to change in our players. By the time you become a pro and no matter what your rankings are you need to have more of greens and blues in your game. It is not going to happen overnight. Most of the Indian players are the product of the Indian echo system which is still evolving when it comes to nourishing talent. Do you as a tennis parent look at your tennis parenting journey from these angles or do you believe that one day these numbers will get to the desired level by doing what you are doing today? Have you measured these levels in your child’s game today?
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