The section that we open today in thetennisbase pretend to be the most specific and empirical blog of our site. We aspire to be an indispensable guide for lovers of the data; records, statistics, analysis, and percentages will parade here, with the support of functions and tools which we have on the web.

In this first week of competition, we have had tournaments in Doha, Chennai and Brisbane, with Wawrinka, Djokovic and Federer as top seeds. The first two fulfilled with their role as favourites, Federer could not do it, losing in the final against Raonic.

Djokovic has started the year endorsing the domain that he imposed in 2015. His superiority is reflected in a wide range of registers, from which we selected here the following:

In Doha he won his ATP title number 60, 9th in the history of ATP tied with Agassi, two from Vilas, Borg and Sampras and seven from Nadal. We’ll see until where the Serbian progresses in this classification.  Most ATP titles

He reached his 16th consecutive final and is just one behind Federer and two of the record holder Lendl. ATP finals streak

Nole overtakes for first time, after 10 years of fighting, Rafa Nadal in the head to head, taking the series to a score of 24-23. The most frequent duel in the history of the open tennis.  ATP H2H

He takes to 19-0 his particular record against Berdych on hard surface, for a total head to head of 22-2. Djokovic-Berdyc H2H analysis

He becomes the active player with the best records in head to head beating Nadal who had spent years mastering this statistic. The Serbian has positive balance against 186 players, is tied with 8 and only has a negative H2H with 8, which gives him a 94,06% of effective. Nadal, to give up with Novak, keeps a record of 225-10-10 for a 93.88 %. Djokovic-Nadal H2H comp

He increases his balance against the TOP-10 from 2015 to 33-5. A stratospheric 86,64%.Djoko vs. TOP-10

Djokovic is not only beating marks and records. His game statistics are also impressive. In the final against Nadal, he won 53% of returned points. It is the 107th match that he gets this percentage or better. Thirteen times he did it against the TOP-10 and five with the TOP-5. By the way, to Nadal is only the 14th occasion in which he won 47% or less of his points at service. Djokovic advanced stats

The Serbian dominated to pleasure the Doha statistics: more points at service, return points, more break points converted, more break points disposed, etc. He left for Nadal the best percentage of first service in (69,52%) and to Chardy the classification of aces (27). Feliciano López got the highest number of aces in a match (24) against Munoz de la Nava, although he could not win the match. Stats Doha ’16 

In Brisbane, Federer surpassed the barrier of the 1300 matches played and he is only 13 behind Lendl. As, on the other hand, he is at 9 victories from Czech, one may wonder if he will surpass him before in victories or matches played. Most ATP matches played

Federer, after the match with Thiem, declared that he had played his best game of the tournament. And perhaps in his career, at least with his service. Because the Swiss won the 90% of his service points, something that only had achieved three times previously in his career. Federer Advanced Stats

In the final against Raonic he saw the other side of the coin. He only could win the 64% of his points at service, five points below his average. With that level of effectiveness at service Roger only wins the 63,89% of his matches. A percentage that drops to 40% if he plays against TOP-10. The strength at service is the key to the success of the Swiss. Federer Advanced Stats

It is being hard for the genius of Basel, in recent years, to get victories in the finals. If until 2012, he almost had a 70% of success (76 109 end titles), since 2013 his percentage has dropped to 48% (12 of 25). Federer finals from 2013

In the tournament of Queensland, Raonic defeated for the second time to Federer to raise his eighth title. The Canadian only suffered a break during the tournament, he was firmly at service and forceful on the few break points that he had to defend, winning 8 of 9 for 88,89% effectiveness. Stats Brisbane ’16

Tomic won him the battle of the aces (51 to 48) but is worth the satisfaction of leading this classification in the history of the tournament, with 132 aces to the Canadian. Historical Brisbane Stats

Who is breaking records is Wawrinka in Chennai. Fifth final, fourth title, more matches won, best percentage of victories and oldest winner. The history of the Indian tournament is already written with his name. Chennai Records

“The man” dominated the tournament from beginning to the end. Only seven break points faced – five in the final against Coric, in the same game – which defended 6. Best server, best percentage of total points won… No problems for Stan. Stats Chennai ’16 

Special mention for the promising Coric, the youngest finalist in an ATP tournament since Nishikori at Delray Beach 2008. The 19 year old Croatian completed a great tournament, but perhaps lacked a bit of serenity in the “big points”.  He disposed of 42 break points (record of this edition), but he could only convert 12. Coincidence or immaturity? Stats Chennai ’16

Next week we will be back with Auckland and Sydney; Ferrer, Tsonga, Isner, Anderson and others appear in scene.

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