Do they count forced errors as unforced errors now?

iamke55

Professional
Or is the quality of tennis just that bad in the Olympics this year? Blake's stats were ridiculous in today's 3 set match, with 29 winners and 70 unforced errors, while I read here that Gonzalez had 40 winners and 81 unforced errors. Normally Federer on clay in four or five sets doesn't come close to these numbers, yet here are players on a fast hard court playing over twice as many unforced errors as winners. Even on a slower hard court Gonzalez has been known to average one unforced error per set on his best day, so why so many errors today?
 
I wondered the same thing. I think for some reason they are counting forced errors as well. Do the math, take Gonzo's total points won, subtract all the winners including service winners and volley winners and if the difference is close to 70 then Id say they're counting errors as a total, not just unforced.
 
Ok, Gonzo won a total of 136 points...

If I counted correct, 69 of them were winners, either FH, backhand, volley, service or aces...

136-69=67

That would leave 67 of Gonzo's points that came from Blake's errors.

Blake's error count on the sheet is 70

The numbers arent perfect, but I'd say they're counting all errors, not just unforced.
 

MajinX

Professional
Ok, Gonzo won a total of 136 points...

If I counted correct, 69 of them were winners, either FH, backhand, volley, service or aces...

136-69=67

That would leave 67 of Gonzo's points that came from Blake's errors.

Blake's error count on the sheet is 70

The numbers arent perfect, but I'd say they're counting all errors, not just unforced.

he seems to know what hes talking about, but blake's style is hit or miss, he usually has alot of unforced errors.
 
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