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Old 11-23-2012, 02:24 PM   #36
krosero
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Default Connors' unreturned serves

Just over 21% of Connors' serves did not come back, ie, Ashe failed to touch them or to put them back in play. That's a fairly high number for Connors.

Jimmy's best unreturned rates, in all our counts, were against Rosewall at 1974 USO (no surprise) and Newcombe at 1975 AO.

His worst rates were all against Borg.


AGAINST BORG
(listed from Jimmy's lowest rate to his highest)

1978 W
Connors served on 97 points, and 7 serves did not come back: 7.2%
Borg served on 85 points, and 24 serves did not come back: 28.2%

1979 W
Connors served on 94 points, and 9 serves did not come back: 9.6%
Borg served on 73 points, and 25 serves did not come back: 34.2%

1981 USO
Connors served on 98 points, and 10 serves did not come back: 10.2%
Borg served on 100 points, and 37 serves did not come back: 37.0%

1981 W
Connors served on 142 points, and 15 serves did not come back: 10.6%
Borg served on 138 points, and 33 serves did not come back: 23.9%

1978 USO
Connors served on 79 points, and 13 serves did not come back: 16.4%
Borg served on 104 points, and 18 serves did not come back: 17.3%


AGAINST MCENROE
(listed from Jimmy's lowest rate to his highest)

1984 USO
Connors served on 160 points, and 25 serves did not come back: 15.6%
McEnroe served on 157 points, and 51 serves did not come back: 32.4%

1982 W
Connors served on 186 points, and 33 serves did not come back: 17.7%
McEnroe served on 160 points, and 55 serves did not come back: 34.4%

1984 RG
Connors served on 83 points, and 15 serves did not come back: 18.1%
McEnroe served on 92 points, and 29 serves did not come back: 31.5%

1980 W
Connors served on 145 points, and 33 serves did not come back: 22.8%
McEnroe served on 121 points, and 51 serves did not come back: 42.1%

1984 W
Connors served on 70 points, and 17 serves did not come back: 24.3%
McEnroe served on 55 points, and 26 serves did not come back: 47.3%


AGAINST LENDL
(listed from Jimmy's lowest rate to his highest)

1982 USO
Connors served on 118 points, and 22 serves did not come back: 18.6%
Lendl served on 129 points, and 33 serves did not come back: 25.6%

1984 Tokyo Indoor
Connors served on 75 points, and 15 serves did not come back: 20.0%
Lendl served on 77 points, and 8 serves did not come back: 10.4%

1992 USO
Connors served on 106 points, and 22 serves did not come back: 20.8%
Lendl served on 85 points, and 29 serves did not come back: 34.1%

1984 W
Connors served on 126 points, and 31 serves did not come back: 24.6%
Lendl served on 144 points, and 39 serves did not come back: 27.1%

1983 USO
Connors served on 117 points, and 29 serves did not come back: 24.8%
Lendl served on 154 points, and 31 serves did not come back: 20.1%


AGAINST ROSEWALL
(listed from Jimmy's lowest rate to his highest)

1974 W
Connors served on 92 points, and 21 serves did not come back: 22.8%
Rosewall served on 80 points, and 14 serves did not come back: 17.5%

1974 USO
Connors served on 70 points, and 20 serves did not come back: 28.6%
Rosewall served on 54 points, and 5 serves did not come back: 9.3%


AGAINST VARIOUS OTHER OPPONENTS
(listed from Jimmy's lowest rate to his highest)

1987 Queens Club
Connors served on 96 points, and 14 serves did not come back: 14.6%
Becker served on 105 points, and 31 serves did not come back: 29.5%

1991 USO
Connors served on 171 points (per ATP), and 27 serves did not come back: 15.8%
Krickstein served on 203 points (per ATP), and (at least) 43 serves did not come back: 21.2%

1987 W
Connors served on 81 points, and 14 serves did not come back: 17.3%
Cash served on 71 points, and 25 serves did not come back: 35.2%

1975 W
Connors served on 131 points and 28 serves did not come back: 21.4%
Ashe served on 105 points and 34 serves did not come back: 32.4%

1985 W
Connors served on 80 points, and 20 serves did not come back: 25.0%
Curren served on 66 points, and 38 serves did not come back: 57.6%

1980 W
Connors served on 121 points and 32 serves did not come back: 26.4%
Tanner served on 140 points and 47 serves did not come back: 33.6%

1975 AO
Connors served on 140 points and 39 serves did not come back: 27.9%
Newcombe served on 135 points and 44 serves did not come back: 32.6%
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