Monday, 21 April 2008

Who is defending what points on clay?



This one’s for Van at tennis talk, anyone? and all the other tennis stat addicts (you know who you are). I’ve crunched some numbers and pulled together who is defending what during the clay season.

This is by no means exhaustive, I’ve limited it to the current top 10 plus a selection of players who went deep in one or more tournaments last year. And then of course I added Murray in to illustrate that he has little to defend, and a great chance of reclaiming his top ten spot.

In the next day two I’ll try to make sense of the numbers but in the meantime feel free to add your own analysis in the comments.

Federer

Monte Carlo – finalist 350 points

Rome – third round 75 points

Hamburg – winner 500 points

French – finalist 700 points

Nadal

Monte Carlo – winner 500 points

Barcelona – winner 300 points

Rome - winner 500 points

Hamburg – finalist 350 points

French - winner 1,000 points

Djokovic

Monte Carlo – third round 75 points

Estoril – winner 200 points

Rome – quarter finals 125 points

Hamburg – quarter finals 125 points

French – semis 450 points

Davydenko

Monte Carlo – second round 35 points

Barcelona – quarter final 75 points

Estoril – first round zero points

Rome - semis 225 points

Hamburg – third round 75 points

French – semis 450 points


Ferrer

Monte Carlo – quarter final 125 points

Barcelona – semi 135 points

Rome – first round 5 points

Hamburg – quarter finals 125 points

French – third round 75 points


Roddick

Rome – third round 75 points

French – first round 5 points


Nalbandian

Monte Carlo – second round 35 points

Barcelona – quarter final 75 points

French – fourth round 150 points


Blake

Houston – Semi’s, 75 points

Rome – second round 35 points

Hamburg – third round 75 points

French – first round 5 points


Gasquet

Monte Carlo – quarter final 125 points

Estoril – finalist 140 points

Rome – second round 35 points

Hamburg – second round 35 points

French – second round 35 points


Berdych

Monte Carlo – semi 225 points

Rome – quarter final 125 points

Hamburg – second round 35 points

French - first round 5 points

Murray

Rome – first round 5 points

Hamburg – first round 5 points

Almagro

Valencia – Winner, 175 points

Karlovic

Houston – Winner, 175 points

Canas

Barcelona - finalist 210 points

French – quarter final 250 points


Ferrero

Monte Carlo – semi 225 points

Gonzalez

Rome - finalist 350 points

Moya

Hamburg – semis 225 points

French – quarter finals 250 points


Volandri

Rome - semis 225 points

2 comments:

van said...

Hey Steve, what's up? Thanks for giving a stat-head like me something to look at! This is great! I don't think there's going to be any shifting around among the top 4, do you? It looks like they're really separating themselves from the pack.

Steve said...

Hi Van

i think the past two weeks have been massive for Federer. Defending his points in Monte Carlo and bagging some extra points in Estoril, means i think he should be able to come out of the clay season still No 1. And then I think he's got to be favourite for Wimbledon and the US.

Still think Djokovic will overtake Nadal by then end of the year. We'll see!

Steve