Monte Carlo Rally Length.
Single digit rallies vs double digit rallies.
G’day from Monte Carlo 🇲🇨
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I am adding a new page to Dirtballer today focused on rally length from the 2019 Rolex Monte Carlo Masters – as well as a comparison to the 2017 and 2108 tournaments.
Here’s a sneak look at match data from 11 matches played so far this year. It is broken down with the match winner and match loser, and how many points they won and lost in single digit rallies and double digit rallies.
Here are four takeaways…
1. Single Digit = 87% / Double Digit = 13%
Remember, this is a clay court event filled with amazing clay court players! The analysis uncovers that 87% of all points played in these 11 matches were in single digits. That means the server hits a maximum of five shots in the court and the returner hits a maximum of four shots. It’s crystal clear that shorter rallies greatly outnumber longer rallies here on clay. Your practice court needs to reflect the reality of the match court!
2. 54% vs. 46%
Each match begins as a 50-50 battle. All match winners won a combined 939 points, while all match losers totalled 798 points, representing a 54% vs a 46% advantage. Those numbers are very slim!!! You only have to find four points extra out of every hundred. Where are those points sourced? Obviously, much more in “First Strike” points than “Extended Rallies.”
3. Win The Right Battle
Only one match winner out of 11 lost more points than he won in single digit rallies. It was Fabio Fognini. There were three match winners that didn’t win the double digit rallies (Struff, Sonego and Coric). The takeaway here is that winning matches is more centred around dominating the single digit rallies than the long ones.
4. A Bigger Advantage In Single Digit Rallies
Match winners won 819 points in single digit rallies and lost 694, representing a sizeable 125 point advantage. In double digit rallies, match winners won 120 points and lost 104, representing a slim 16 point advantage. Do you want to organize your practice court focused on chasing a 16 point advantage, or a 125 point advantage?
The full 2017, 2018 and 2019 Rolex Monte Carlo Masters breakdown will be added to Dirtballer as the tournament progresses. Just more analysis for you that clearly identifies where your advantage on clay really exists.
All the best from Monaco,