Stats about Djokovic when he has match points?

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  1. Skarter

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    I was just watching the highlights from last years RG and among other mathes the Djokovic - Tsonga one and we all know how Djokovic tends to save match points but how good is he at winning when he has one?

    I've been trying to think about his slam finals and he always needed just one didn't he?

    Anyway I could find the stats about that? How many match points has Djokovic converted, the % ?
     
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  2. roysid

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    He is awesome in saving match points and also set points. Remember WTF final against Fed.

    He has blown match points against top form Nadal in Madrid 2009.
     
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  3. joeri888

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    I tend to feel That had fed not hit an unreturnable in the 4th set tiebreak in FO11, novak would likely have won.
     
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  4. NEW_BORN

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    Seems like when he faces Nadal he double faults on match points, not once but twice. I wonder why
     
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  5. Shady_Sawyer

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    he is not afraid of nadal one bit. he kicked his ass 7 times in a row. Nuff said
     
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  6. Hitman

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    This is because Novak lives and dies by the sword. He decides his own fate. He does not get scared and does not go into his shell. He goes for it, all guns blazing, and either he blasts his way back into the match and thus making a mental statement that he is not backing down, or he goes out in a blaze of glory. But what you won't see is Novak ever backing down on match points, whether he is serving or returning, he will never hold back, and that is what makes him so thrilling to watch as a fan.

    I know that no matter how badly Novak is pushed, when he is in that situation, you will see him unleash. Yes, it is high risk and he has lost at times, but he is not afraid to go for it, and that keeps me on the edge of my seat, and why I watch his matches.
     
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  7. Dark Magician

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    True.
    Great sig. btw.
     
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  8. Gonzo_style

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    This match was incredible, Djokovic saved 4 MPS, 3/4 with winners and the whole crowd was against him...
     
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  9. Tropikal_Knights

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    Amongst the top 4 Lance is the most mentally tough

    Any guy who can make Nadal think about retiring (2011/12) and doubt whether he even knows how to rally is tops
     
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  10. single_handed_champion

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    Double-faulting does not equate blazes of glory to me. IIRC both his double faults were into the net, which display a lack of confidence. In fact, he lost lots of 7-5 sets last year which mean his aura was overrated and guys just folded mentally (first) against him to create the monster.
     
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  11. 5555

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  12. Hodgey20

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    yes he did. and another streak will start soon enough unless rosol gets in the way :shock:
     
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  13. Subventricular Zone

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    High risk=high reward. He goes all out on match point. It could be a screaming winner ... or a double fault.
     
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