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tusharlovesrafa
06-09-2011, 07:35 AM
Just look at the stats and find your self...I think these explain a lot of things..:)..he is 2nd while returning 1st serve and leads while returning 2nd serves
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/MatchFacts.aspx

dirtballer
06-09-2011, 07:49 AM
The statistics are a little misleading. Rafa wins many return points because of his exceptional rallying ability after the service return has been made. I think people may be criticizing the actual return of service because Rafa has some trouble returning big servers like Isner and Soderling. He stands so far back that he's vulnerable to the wide serve.

Sentinel
06-09-2011, 08:01 AM
He was standing in Versailles against Isner and Belgium against Roger. In Monte Carlo he must have been wading in the English Channel.

kishnabe
06-09-2011, 09:23 AM
He returns consistenly but they don't pack punch!

Semi-Pro
06-09-2011, 10:15 AM
Just look at the stats and find your self...I think these explain a lot of things..:)..he is 2nd while returning 1st serve and leads while returning 2nd serves
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/MatchFacts.aspx

Just because he gets the ball back in play doesn't mean the return is effective. I think this is what most people mean. As the poster above said, statistics can be misleading.

It's kind of like how Bud believes the higher % at net points you've won, the better the volleyer you are:grin: