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Old 01-07-2009, 10:40 PM   #11
krosero
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And this is Wimbledon.org's boxscore for the match, archived at http://web.archive.org/web/200107191...y8/1113ms.html. The ATP stats are identical except that they have Sampras at 26 aces.



So this match was only 6 points shorter than the 1980 final.

The main problem with this boxscore is that the Winners are presented as including service, but they can't: they line up almost exactly with Moose's count of winners apart from service.

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Originally Posted by Moose Malloy View Post
Federer had 42 non service winners: 21 fh, 10 bh, 5 fhv, 6 bhv
Sampras had 41: 12 fh, 9 bh, 8 fhv, 9 bhv, 3 ov
(The same thing happened later with the final: Wimbledon.org and USA Today published boxscores in which Rafter was given 49 winners "Including Service", while Cox News Service gives him 66 winners, which they probably got by throwing in his 13 aces and a handful of service winners; see http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...97#post2512597).

It also looks like Wimbledon.org did not include Sampras and Federer's double-faults in their Unforced Errors category, though at least that category is not described as including service.

NBC does look like it's including df's:

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Originally Posted by Moose Malloy View Post
NBC's stats:

after 2 sets

Sampras had 38 winners, 18 unforced
Federer had 31 winners, 15 unforced
After two sets, per Wimbledon.org, Federer had 10 Unforced Errors and 5 Double-Faults -- so that lines up nicely with NBC.

Sampras does not line up so well. Wimbledon gave him 11 Unforced Errors and 3 Double-Faults: only 14 compared to NBC's 18. But the problem is the same: NBC appears to be including double-faults while Wimbledon.org does not.

I think that you can click through each individual set of the boxscore but I've had trouble with archived pages, so this is the breakdown by set:

Sampras:

Aces - 8, 7, 1, 8, 1
DF's - 1, 2, 2, 2, 2
UE's - 6, 5, 5, 4, 2
Winners - 7, 10, 9, 6, 10

Federer:

Aces - 5, 5, 3, 7, 5
DF's - 1, 4, 1, 0, 0
UE's - 4, 6, 2, 4, 0
Winners - 10, 9, 5, 8, 10

From this it looks like what won Federer the match is that he made no unforced errors of any kind in the fifth set.
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