Originally Posted by joeri888
29% is not THAT bad, since Fed was winning 34% of receiving points overall.
Always compare it to overall receiving points won. OF COURSE Fed will have a worse conv. than Murray and Djokovic, the same way as he's expected to have a higher bp saved %
I agree. People make way too much of break point converted percentage when it's actually one of the more pointless stats there is.
The break stat which is important (after "did I win or not?"
) is whether you broke or not when you had a chance. If you had 15 chances in a return game to break and you finally got there your break percentage is actually 100%. All those other points actually become immediately
irrelevant if you are eventually successful.
The breaks per break point percentage is about as misguided a stat as percentage of service games won per game points held
. You could win 6-0 6-0 and only have a 10% conversion rate on that.