Originally Posted by big ted
no. i think federer is a better player but i dont know if hes a better server. what are federers stats and why do you think hes faced more important moments than pete? i dont really see federer coming up with as many big serves and aces on break points as much as pete did imo...
me thinks you haven't watched much of him then?
Federer's career hold % is 88%; similar to Pete's 89% (if Pete's 89% is similar to Roddick's 90%). Both faced an average of 0.35 break points per service game, except Federer faced 1000 more bps by virtue of playing more matches. Pete saved 68% of bps faced, while Federer saved 67%. Federer has won more % of points on the 2nd serve than Pete (though I remember someone questioning that stat because of the way ATP kept their stats in the early 90s).
I interpreted important moments as being high-pressure moments (later stages of grand slams, for instance), and Federer clearly has had more of them than Pete.