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Old 11-20-2012, 09:32 PM   #146
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Just picked a year at random from when Federer was #1.

Four of the top 10 guys who were best at winning points returning first serves were one-handers (I'm sure higher than the percentage on the tour then). Maybe it is just that there are less one-handed guys these days. Playing lots of matches on clay courts certainly affects the statistics.

2005 1st Serve Return Points Won

Points Won
Total Points
%
Matches

1. Rafael Nadal
1520 4123 37% 89

2. Guillermo Coria
1395 3843 36% 82

3. David Ferrer
1191 3329 36% 72

4. Nikolay Davydenko
1268 3577 35% 86

5. Gaston Gaudio
1182 3375 35% 76

6. Roger Federer
1486 4283 35% 85

7. Filippo Volandri
772 2227 35% 56

8. David Nalbandian
1020 3011 34% 63

9. Gael Monfils
756 2304 33% 47

10. Tommy Robredo
1084 3314 33% 68

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