- List of Tennis Statistics
List of Tennis Statistics
In tennis, there are many statistics that track how well a player is performing. A lot of these stats are not seen in any other sport besides tennis which can make them hard to understand for people just learning the game. Learn more about them and what they mean here!
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List of Tennis Statistics
- Aces: Aces in tennis occur when a serve is not returned. This results in fifteen points for the serving player. Aces can only occur if the returning player misses the serve or hits it and it lands out on the serving players side.
- ADOT: Average depth of target is a statistic in tennis that tracks how far back a players shot goes on the other players side of the court. This is tracked since it is usually better for a player to hit the shots further on the other player's side so it is harder for them to return the ball.
- BP: Break points in tennis are a statistic that tracks how many points a player wins when he has the opportunity to win a game in which the other player is serving. This means that the returning player either has 40 or the advantage in a deuce and the other player is serving to continue the game. Break points are usually shown as a fraction where the first number is how many break points they have won divided by the amount of break points they have had in the match.
- DF: Double faults are a statistic in tennis that tracks how many times a player misses the serving box or hits the net twice during their service games. When a double fault occurs, fifteen points are awarded to the player that is in his returning game.
- FS%: First serve percentage in tennis keeps track of how many times a serving player serves into the service box on his first try. First serves are usually hit with a higher velocity which makes them harder to hit accurate. Most of the best players have a high first serve percentage.
- GW: Games won in tennis is a statistic that tracks how many games a player has won in a specific match. These games are won by scoring four points before your opponent or by winning two in a row in a deuce if both players reach three points before either one of them wins a fourth.
- MT: Match time in tennis tracks how long a match between two players has been happening for. If a player is winning handily, this stat is not as important as the match will only take about an hour but if it is a back and forth match it could last upwards of four hours if it is taking place in a major tournament. This stat is tracked to keep track of which players are fresh and which of them have had the most court time during a given tournament.
- PW: Points won in tennis keeps track of how many points a player has won in a tennis match. This includes points that they scored while they were serving along with the points that they have won while they have been receiving and their opponent has had the serve.
- SPW: Service points won in tennis is a statistic that tracks how many points a player has won when it is their service game. To get the total service points won a player has to add the amount of points he has won on first serves to the amount of points that player has won on second serves during a match.
- ST: Set time is a statistic in tennis that tracks how long a set takes to finish. This accounts for all the time that the players are on the court including when they are between points. Some sets can finish in around twenty minutes while longer sets can go almost an hour if they require a tiebreaker.
- SW: Sets won in tennis is a statistic that tracks how many sets a player has won. In a single match, a player usually has to win two sets before the other person to win the match. For men in major tournaments, they have to win three sets before the other player to win the match.
- RPW: Receiving points won is a statistic that tracks how many points a player has won while the other person is in a service game. These points add up and when they equal forty in a game, that is when the player has a chance at a break point.
- Tournaments Won: Tournaments won in tennis keeps track of how many tournaments a player has been the champion of. Since there are no real playoffs in tennis, different tournaments happen every week. The more tournaments a player has won, the higher his ranking is in the World Tennis Rankings.
- TW: Tiebreakers won is a statistic in tennis that tracks how many tiebreakers a player has won during a match. A tiebreaker occurs when a set is tied six to six and the tiebreaker consists of the two players playing to seven points instead of seven games like a normal set is.
- UE: Unforced errors in tennis track how many times a player hits a shot that lands out on the other players side or hits the net. These occur during rallies when both players are hitting the ball back and forth and one player misses so badly that they don't get it back to the other player. These are unforced since the other player was not trying to hit a winner on that shot.
- W: Winners in tennis are a statistic that tracks how many times a player hits a shot that is not returned by the other player during a rally. These shots are either hit too hard for the other player to return or they are placed so perfectly that the other player does not have a chance to get to the ball.
- W% on First Serve: Winning percentage on first serve is a statistic that tracks how many points a player wins when his first serve goes in the service box. This includes aces and rallies that the player who served ends up winning in the end when the other player's shot lands out or hits the net.
- W% on Second Serve: Winning percentage on second serve in tennis tracks how many times a player wins a point after their first serve doesn't go in but their second serve does. Second serves are usually not as fast as first serves so usually these points are not won on aces but instead on winning rallies.