Match Stats/Report - Becker vs Curren, Wimbledon final, 1985

Waspsting

Hall of Fame
Boris Becker beat Kevin Curren 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 6-4 in the Wimbledon final, 1985 on grass

Becker was 17, unseeded and it was his first Slam title. Curren had reached the final straight setting favourites McEnroe, Connors and the soon to be Australian Open champion Stefan Edberg along the way

Both players serve-volleyed off all their serves

Becker won 157 points, Curren 137

(Note: I'm missing a Curren service game in which he held and two Becker service points - both of which he won. Curren's points total includes 4 from his missing hold. He may have won more points if the game went to deuce - and Becker may have won points in the game in question as well)

Serve Stats
Becker...
- 1st serve percentage (84/138) 61%
- 1st serve points won (71/84) 85%
- 2nd serve points won (27/54) 50%
- Aces 21, Service Winners 6
- Double Faults 7
- Unreturned Serve Percentage (55/138) 40%

Curren...
- 1st serve percentage (71/150) 47%
- 1st serve points won (54/71) 76%
- 2nd serve points won (39/79) 49%
- Aces 16 (1 second serve), Service Winners 1
- Double Faults 7
- Unreturned Serve Percentage (60/150) 40%

Serve Patterns
Becker served...
- to FH 38%
- to BH 58%
- to Body 7%

Curren served....
- to FH 38%
- to BH 52%
- to Body 10%

Return Stats
Becker made...
- 83 (44 FH, 39 BH), including 2 runaround FHs
- 14 Winners (10 FH, 4 BH), including 1 runaround FH
- 43 Errors, all forced...
- 43 Forced (17 FH, 26 BH), including 2 runaround FH and 1 return-approach attempt
- Return Rate (83/143) 58%

Curren made...
- 76 (25 FH, 51 BH), including 1 return-approach
- 5 Winners (3 FH, 2 BH)
- 28 Errors, all forced...
- 28 Forced (18 FH, 10 BH)
- Return Rate (76/131) 58%

Break Points
Becker 3/16 (9 games)
Curren 1/6 (3 games)

Winners (including returns, excluding serves)
Becker 54 (17 FH, 6 BH, 13 FHV, 12 BHV, 6 OH)
Curren 29 (8 FH, 7 BH, 7 FHV, 1 FH1/2V, 4 BHV, 2 OH)

Becker had 30 from serve-volley points
- 8 first volleys (4 FHV, 4 BHV)
- 21 second volleys (9 FHV, 6 OH, 6 BHV)
- 1 third volley (1 BHV)

- 14 returns, all passes
- 10 FHs (1 cc, 5 dtl, 1 inside-in and 3 inside-out)
- 4 BHs (2 cc and 2 inside-in)

-10 non-return passes (7 FH, 2 BH, 1 BHV)
- FHs - 4 cc, 1 dtl, 1 inside-out and 1 inside-out/dtl
- BHs - 2 cc
- BHV was played closer to baseline than service line and not a net point

Curren had 15 from serve-volley points
- 6 first 'volleys' (3 FHV, 1 FH1/2V, 1 FH at net, 1 BHV)
- 9 second volleys (4 FHV, 3 BHV, 2 OH)

- 5 returns, all passes
- 3 FHs (2 cc and 1 inside-in)
- 2 BHs (1 cc and 1 inside-in)

- 9 non return passes (4 FH, 5 BH)
- FHs - 1 cc (on run), 2 dtl and 1 longline
- BHs - 1 cc, 2 dtl, 1 longline and 1 lob

Errors (excluding serves and returns)
Becker 37
- 10 Unforced (2 FH, 3 FHV, 5 BHV)
- 27 Forced (12 FH, 5 BH, 2 FHV, 1 FH1/2V, 5 BHV, 1 BH1/2V, 1 OH)
- Unforced Error Forcefulness Index 55

Curren 40
- 16 Unforced (2 FH, 7 FHV, 4 BHV, 3 OH)
- 24 Forced (2 FH, 10 BH, 3 FHV, 1 FH1/2V, 7 BHV, 1 BH1/2V)
- Unforced Error Forcefulness Index 54.4

(Note 1: All 1/2 volleys refer to such shots played at net. 1/2 volleys played from other parts of the court are included within relevant groundstroke numbers)

(Note 2: the Unforced Error Forcefulness Index is an indicator of how aggressive the average UE was. The numbers presented for these two matches are keyed on 4 categories - 20 defensive, 40 neutral, 50 attacking and 60 winner attempt)

Net Points & Serve-Volley
Becker was...
- 73/108 (68%) at net, including...
- 72/105 (69%) serve-volleying, comprising...
- 45/58 (78%) off 1st serve and...
- 27/47 (57%) off 2nd serve
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- 1/1 forced back

Curren was...
- 78/129 (60%) at net, including...
- 75/125 (60%) serve-volleying, comprising...
- 37/54 (69%) off 1st serve and...
- 38/71 (53%) off 2nd serve
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- 1/1 return-approaching
- 1/2 forced back
 

Waspsting

Hall of Fame
Match Report
An out and out Big Game match with 100% serve-volleying. Becker is the better player in just about all areas - and it all starts with his superiority on the serve

Not much between the two in the first set. Curren has one bad service game - 2 volleying and a groundstroke error at net, plus a double fault - to give up the break, and that's the set. Otherwise, both players hold comfortably. Curren does dish get just 50% first serves in, but he's just as successful in winning second serve points so it doesn't matter. Becker does get the occasional meaty return back, especially off the FH.

Second set goes much like the first, with comfortable service holds but Becker looks the more threatening on return (though not particularly so). He puts Curren in a 0-40 hole and has a good look at a pass to miss 1 of the break points (Curren is in command of the other 2). So it goes to the tiebreak where Becker opens up a 3-0 and later, 4-2 lead.

The critical point is the seventh. A serve-volleying Becker has a high volley to make, but unwisely elects to runaround it to strike a FHV. He doesn't hit the ball well, and Curren is able to get a good pass back that forces a diving volley error. The South African does finish in style though - two excellent volleys, the first low, the second a drop - give him the next point and he finishes with a return winner and a coolly placed BH dtl pass to even the match.

Curren gets his first (and as it turns out, only) break mid-way through the 3rd set with some fine attacking play. A good lob forces an OH error, he advances forward to win a net-to-net duel and breaks with a BH dtl pass. But Boris breaks right back in an even better played return game, featuring two excellent BH cc passes (his only non-return BH passes in the match), a FH cc pass from mid-court (set up by a strong return) and powerful return that forces a 1/2 volley error.

Curren has to save 3 set points as he serves to take the set into another tiebreak. which he does with commanding play. But he's brushed aside in the breaker itself, crucially, missing a volley into a wide open court. Still, Becker's serve is untouchable and he reaches 6-0. Curren wins 3 points to make the scoreline look a bit more respectable, but he was never really in the tiebreak.

The 4th set is the most one sided. Curren plays poorly. To start with, he can only get first serve in 16/37. He loses 14/21 second serve points. And he seems to miss every makeable volley possible. He has 2 break points, both erased with unreturned serves (1 ace). His own service games never look secure, while Becker cruises along to well earned victory. Small consolation for Curren that he finished the match on an unbroken run of 17 first serve points won

Playing Dynamics - Serve & Return
Everything begins with Becker's advantage on the serve. Its more powerful, better placed and probably better disguised (Boris certainly seems to read the Curren serve better than Curren does his)

Becker's service motion isn't quite as elegant as it would become - the knee bend isn't quite as deep. Curren's by contrast is painful to look at. All elbows and knees, culminating in a propulsion of the arm that looks painful on the shoulder and one imagines, not difficult to read delivery.

Becker serves at an excellent 61%, Curren at a substandard 47%. But worse than that for the South African is the number of wasteful foot faults he gives up. I'd estimate 12-15 foot faults from Curren…. was this normal for him? He also has 10-15 first serve lets. Along with the ugly service motion, I confess, I was disappointed with Curren's serve

Becker has a 27-17 lead in aces/service winners but both have 40% in unreturned serves. The latter is a bit deceptive; Becker made more 'good errors' (taking a good clean swing at the ball) than Curren, who was more often struggling to just get racquet on ball.

Stats are also suggesting Becker erred in his serving patterns. He's drawn 18 FH errors to 10 on the BH, despite serving 38% to the FH and 55% to the BH. Curren's FH does look like the lesser of his two groundstrokes (both in play and on return) but I'm not too familiar with his game. On the eye test level, I thought Curren served too much to Becker's FH.... he served more to the BH as the match wore on, but was near 50-50 for the first two sets, though it was clear Becker was getting more FH returns back in play and doing a lot more forcefully than off the BH (10 FH winners to 4 BH)

Becker's returning looks good by any standard and better than Curren's, though some of this is due to his having the better serve. Typically, Boris misses some returns going for big cuts, but when he makes it, it leaves Curren with work to do on the first volley (which he doesn't seem overly able to do). There are also a few dicey bounces and Becker misses a number of returns that seem to have not bounced as he'd anticipated. 1 Curren body serve goes right through him for an ace

Both players play around on the return. Its Curren who looks to move forward slowly on the return and as Becker makes his first volley. Becker imitates the move and once, intercepts a volley from just inside the court with a volley of his own for the winner. On important points, Becker takes to sweeping from side to side as Curren is about to serve. As the match wears on, Curren largely eschews fancy moves on the return

Volleying & Passing
Nothing extraordinary from either man, but again, Becker has the advantage in both areas and probably would do even without his edge in serving and returning

8 volleying UEs for Becker to 12 for Curren in the forecourt (Curren also has 1 non-net volley and 1 baseline OH error). They were about even for 3 sets, but Curren misses a bunch of makeable but not easy volleys (mostly marked 'unforced') in the final set. Neither player gives the impression that they could handle a series of low or/and powerfully hit passing shots and both look as likely as not to miss slightly difficult volleys (slightly low, hit slightly more powerfully than normal or requiring slight sideways movement). Both miss a few easy ones too

Note the forced groundstroke errors, which would all be passes. Becker has 12 FH and 5 BH, while Curren has 2 FH and 10 BH.... this is due to Becker predominantly volleying to Curren's BH (standards operating procedure) and Curren doing the opposite (unorthodox)

Not sure why Curren chose to target the Becker FH. One imagines he didn't know Becker's game too well, but would probably have studied it up a bit before the final. Both serving and volleying, he seems to have fancied Becker's FH.... was Becker particularly impressive with the BH at this Wimbledon? In general, dangerous as the Becker BH is, I would prefer targeting it.... and as that is the standard default big game strategy, one imagines Curren had what he thought was a good reason to deviate from this course. Didn't work too well

The forced volleying errors are telling you there wasn't much in it between the two passing. Curren was forced into 12 half-volley/volley errors, Becker 10.... with some of those coming from the return (and Becker returning more powerfully), we can say they were about even on the pass. Becker did look better on the pass because his better serve put him in stronger positions

A couple of other notes on Becker. His footwork is speedier than I've seen it in this match. And for the only time I've seen him, he's lightly grunting - even when he's volleying. He wasn't doing this a couple of weeks previously at the Queens Club final or a month or so afterwards in the Cincinnati final.
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Summing up, difference between two big gamers on grass can be miniscule or even non-existent, but here Boris Becker is better in all areas - serve especially, but also return, volleying and at least equal on the pass. A well deserved win for the German

You find Becker's win over Johan Kriek at Queens here https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/match-stats-report-becker-vs-kriek-queens-final-1985.609175/ and in Cincinnati over Mats Wilander here https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/match-stats-report-becker-vs-wilander-final-cincinnati-1985.608641/
 

NonP

Hall of Fame
Curren's by contrast is painful to look at. All elbows and knees, culminating in a propulsion of the arm that looks painful on the shoulder and one imagines, not difficult to read delivery.
You've gotta be the first one I've come across that describes Curren's delivery as "not difficult to read." In fact quite the opposite is true as Kev was (in)famous for serving while the ball was still on the rise. Even Tanner and Goran let the ball drop a tiny bit, contrary to common misconceptions about both (especially Roscoe).

I know you got a bit defensive the other day when Moose gently cautioned you not to read too much into a single match, but it's really important to avoid making such a sweeping generalization about any player especially when he remains an unfamiliar name and many of us would presumably be reading in depth about his game for the first time in threads like this. Take it from me as well that such lapses in judgment detract from the otherwise excellent work you do.
 

jrepac

Hall of Fame
I remember watching this and thinking that Curren under-performed, vastly at times. His service delivery, IMHO, was typically much harder to read than Becker's. But on this day, not so much. Having watched him simply demolish 2 all time greats (Mac, Connors) with un-returnable serves and and precise volleys, I expected him to win the title. Perhaps the occasion got to him and Becker simply had nothing to lose, and played very freely. Curren is one of the best players never to win a GS, truly. His S&V game could be devastating and likely cost Connors 2 wimbledon titles.
 

krosero

Legend
Becker won 157 points, Curren 137

(Note: I'm missing a Curren service game in which he held and two Becker service points - both of which he won. Curren's points total includes 4 from his missing hold. He may have won more points if the game went to deuce - and Becker may have won points in the game in question as well)

Serve Stats
Becker...
- Unreturned Serve Percentage (55/138) 40%

Curren...
- Unreturned Serve Percentage (60/150) 40%
I was wondering if these could be the highest unreturned rates in a Wimbledon final up to that point in time, that we know about. I checked and if I haven't missed anything, the only higher rate we know of is Mac in '84.

1984 - Mac 47.3%
1980 - Mac 38.8%
1971 - Newcombe 38.5%, Smith 29.3%
1932 - Vines 38.0%
1981 - Mac 34.8%
1982 - Mac 34.4%
1979 - Borg 33.6%, Tanner 31.1%
1975 - Ashe 32.4%, Connors 21.4%
1977 - Borg 30.8%
1966 - Ralston 30.7%, Santana 29.3%
1969 - Newcombe 30.3%, Laver 18.0%

Some others:
1977 AO (Jan.) - Tanner 46.4%
1984 USO - Mac 45.2%
1980 USO - Mac 39.4%
1975 AO - Newcombe 32.6%, Connors 27.9%
1981 USO - Mac 30.7%
1930 Forest Hills - Doeg 29.6%, Shields 29.4%
1984 AO - Wilander 28.4%, Curren 25.7%
1933 Wimb - Vines 28.0%
1969 USO - Laver 27.9%, Roche 26.2%
1970 USO - Rosewall 27.7%, Roche 26.7%
1980 Wimb - Borg 28.6%
1976 Wimb - Borg 28.6%, Nastase 21.3%
1978 Wimb - Borg 28.2%
1981 Wimb - Borg 24.0%
1935 Wimb - Perry 25.0%, Von Cramm 19.6%
1934 Wimb - Perry 20.0%
1972 Wimb - Nastase 21.7%, Smith 17.9%
1970 Wimb - Newcombe 21.5%, Rosewall 21.0%

1960 Wimb - Fraser 31.1%, Laver 20.4% (watching 36 of 47 games)
1959 Wimb - Olmedo 28.3%, Laver 25.6% (watching 24 of 29 games)

If Hoad served 73 points in the '57 final against Cooper (that's an estimate, merely cutting in half the total number of points played), then his unreturned rate was 32.9%.

The '85 Becker/Curren rates (and Mac's '84 rate) were topped by Cash in the '87 final with 49.4%.

Anyone know Mac's rate against Lewis in '83?
 
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jrepac

Hall of Fame
You've gotta be the first one I've come across that describes Curren's delivery as "not difficult to read." In fact quite the opposite is true as Kev was (in)famous for serving while the ball was still on the rise. Even Tanner and Goran let the ball drop a tiny bit, contrary to common misconceptions about both (especially Roscoe).
Yes, he barely tossed it and swung very fast! it was unique and hard to read. When he was on, it was pretty amazing. Unusual to watch. Kind of reminded me of Tanner. His game was all about the serve.
 

krosero

Legend
A couple of boxscores from American newspapers





So Becker led in total points by 162-141.

The terms “winners” and “unforced errors” here include service (ie, aces and df's).

And the "winners" include shots that forced errors from the opponent. That's actually the way that old boxscores in British sources tended to count "winners", going back several decades. It's a method that made for inflated winner counts.
 

Waspsting

Hall of Fame
I was wondering if these could be the highest unreturned rates in a Wimbledon final up to that point in time, that we know about. I checked and if I haven't missed anything, the only higher rate we know of is Mac in '84....
The '85 Becker/Curren rates (and Mac's '84 rate) were topped by Cash in the '87 final with 49.4%.
What is the highest overall you have?

I have Sampras with 59% in '97 versus Pioline

Only match we don't have that might challenge that is Krajicek in '96

A couple of boxscores from American newspapers





So Becker led in total points by 162-141.

The terms “winners” and “unforced errors” here include service (ie, aces and df's).

And the "winners" include shots that forced errors from the opponent. That's actually the way that old boxscores in British sources tended to count "winners", going back several decades. It's a method that made for inflated winner counts.
Great to compare

Not sure how they've classified things

On the top box score -

I have Becker with 43 return errors, Curren 28 (plus service winners Becker 6, Curren 1)... and aces Becker 21, Curren 16
they have Becker with 20 aces and Curren 19... so I think their ace count is just clean aces (and Curren served 3 in the game I'm missing)

- their 37 'unforced errors' for Becker is identical to my 'errors (serve and return excluded)' ... but they have Curren with 35 to my 40. The first part made me think maybe they've counted 'unforced errors' as 'any error in play' not including double faults or return errors

- subtracting 'unforced errors' at net from 'unforced errors', we get 'non-net unforced errors' of 32 for Becker and 21 for Curren. Subtracting double faults, that goes down to Becker 25, Curren 15

those are much too low to include return unforced errors (I have 0 for both men due to the 100% serve-volleying, but maybe they didn't count it that way)… so presumably, they've marked a lot of passing attempt errors as unforced (believe me, I'm tempted to oftentimes, but don't. Think I gave just 1)

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The total points won of Becker 162, Curren 141 (I have Becker 157, Curren 133 with a Curren hold missing)…. is 1 off mine if the missing game had Curren win 7 points, Becker 5

This is also supported by their having an extra break point for Becker... that game must've been a long one

That would further cement Becker's superiority because the missing game is in the 1st set, which is all easy holds but for the 1 break. If Becker pushed Curren on another return game in that set, that'd be a further indicator of his being the better player for the set

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Do you have any memory of Curren's tendency to foot fault? He has about 15 or so in this match.... what a waste. And in a Wimbledon final, no less
And the number of first serve lets he makes (about 15 too) actually got annoying at times for me as a stats taker
 
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@krosero
I had Newcombe with a Unreturned serve rare of 39.2% vs Kodes in the 73 USO final(missing some points)

Also, I have complete stats on Becker Curren that I emailed you a few years ago. Guess I didn't include unreturned serve rates? Will look that up for you.

@Waspsting
The highest unreturned rate I came across was 73% Gilles Muller had vs Donald Young at 2016 Newport. NonP has an extensive list in this thread https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/greatest-serves-of-all-time.306579/page-24

I saw Curren play many times, don't think he generally had that many foot faults. Have posted stats on several of his matches here(Curren Wilander 84 AO, Curren Harmon 83 W, Curren Lewis 83 W, Curren Connors 85 W)

Here were my stats on Curren Connors https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/only-player-to-defeat-mcenroe-and-conners-in-same-major.367675/#post-5928708
He served at 65% and had 58% of his serves unreturned. lost serve only 4 times prior to the final. I'd be surprised if any prior finalist at Wimbledon had done something like that. This was a pretty significant final in the history of the sport in terms of the power game.
 
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krosero

Legend
@krosero
I had Newcombe with a Unreturned serve rare of 39.2% vs Kodes in the 73 USO final(missing some points)

Also, I have complete stats on Becker Curren that I emailed you a few years ago. Guess I didn't include unreturned serve rates? Will look that up for you.
Thanks for Newk-Kodes, I'd forgotten all about that one.
I found your Becker-Curren stats. You had Becker serving 141 points with 56 unreturned serves (39.7%), and Curren serving 162 points with 65 unreturned (40.1%)
 

krosero

Legend
What is the highest overall you have?

I have Sampras with 59% in '97 versus Pioline

Only match we don't have that might challenge that is Krajicek in '96



Great to compare

Not sure how they've classified things

On the top box score -

I have Becker with 43 return errors, Curren 28 (plus service winners Becker 6, Curren 1)... and aces Becker 21, Curren 16
they have Becker with 20 aces and Curren 19... so I think their ace count is just clean aces (and Curren served 3 in the game I'm missing)

- their 37 'unforced errors' for Becker is identical to my 'errors (serve and return excluded)' ... but they have Curren with 35 to my 40. The first part made me think maybe they've counted 'unforced errors' as 'any error in play' not including double faults or return errors

- subtracting 'unforced errors' at net from 'unforced errors', we get 'non-net unforced errors' of 32 for Becker and 21 for Curren. Subtracting double faults, that goes down to Becker 25, Curren 15

those are much too low to include return unforced errors (I have 0 for both men due to the 100% serve-volleying, but maybe they didn't count it that way)… so presumably, they've marked a lot of passing attempt errors as unforced (believe me, I'm tempted to oftentimes, but don't. Think I gave just 1)

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The total points won of Becker 162, Curren 141 (I have Becker 157, Curren 133 with a Curren hold missing)…. is 1 off mine if the missing game had Curren win 7 points, Becker 5

This is also supported by their having an extra break point for Becker... that game must've been a long one

That would further cement Becker's superiority because the missing game is in the 1st set, which is all easy holds but for the 1 break. If Becker pushed Curren on another return game in that set, that'd be a further indicator of his being the better player for the set

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Do you have any memory of Curren's tendency to foot fault? He has about 15 or so in this match.... what a waste. And in a Wimbledon final, no less
And the number of first serve lets he makes (about 15 too) actually got annoying at times for me as a stats taker
Moose has 303 points played in the match, same as the boxscore does if the total Unforced Errors are simply added to the "Winners."

TA has the unreturned serves for Krajicek-Washington. I couldn't see where they had the unreturned percentage reported, but they give the total returns put in play, from which you can calculate the unreturned %.

Krajicek served 71 points including 3 double-faults, and Washington put 35 serves back in play

Washington served 88 points including 2 double-faults, and Krajicek put 65 serves back in play


Krajicek 71 points served, 33 unrt (including 15 aces): 46.48%

Washington 88 points served, 21 unrt (including 5 aces): 23.9%


I also got McEnroe-Lewis at TA:

McEnroe served 57 points, and 16 serves did not come back (he served zero aces): 28.1%

Lewis served 67 points, and 14 serves did not come back (he served 1 ace): 20.9%
 

krosero

Legend
What is the highest overall you have?

I have Sampras with 59% in '97 versus Pioline
Before the Open Era, I have Pancho Gonzalez with at least 50.0% in a one-set match against Don Budge, at a tour stop in Dallas in '54. Pancho won the match 8-3, with 5 clean aces, drawing 14 other return errors. Unfortunately the newspapers don't say how many points Pancho served, or even whether he served 5 or 6 games. They do say he dropped only 8 service points. So I ran some calculations, and his unreturned rate has to be 50.0% at minimum; and it could technically top Muller's rate against Young, though that is not likely. My own estimate (or loose guess!) is 58%.

So Pancho at 50%-plus, in one match. I've got Tilden with 39.1% in the 1926 Newport final against Lewis White. And of course Vines has 38.0% in that famous '32 Wimbledon final against Bunny Austin, with 30 unreturned serves in total, including 4 clean aces.

I've got unreturned rates for most of the Wimbledon finals in the 1930s, but only a few from other decades, so far.

I thought that Vines' number might not be topped before the OE but it looks like Hoad may have topped it in the '57 Wimb final, a 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 win over Ashley Cooper. Lance Tingay wrote in the Daily Telegraph that Hoad had 24 service winners (including 1 clean ace). From the very detailed reports given in those days, it's possible to calculate that Hoad served between 58 and 62 points. I think the latter is more likely, which leaves Hoad with an unreturned rate of 38.7%. If he served 58 points, the rate would jump to 41.4%.

Tingay did not provide a full point score, and his numbers look like they might have a few slight mistakes here and there, so I wouldn't call this confirmed. But it looks like Hoad may have topped Vines in this particular stat.

 
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krosero

Legend
Wasp do you know how many 1st serves Becker and Curren made on break points?

And maybe their first-serve percentages in the tiebreaks?
 

Waspsting

Hall of Fame
Wasp do you know how many 1st serves Becker and Curren made on break points?
Becker 4/6 down break point
1) 1st serve... Return FE FH
2) 2nd… Becker FHV winner (1st volley, s/v)
3) 1st... Becker FHV winner (2nd volley)
4) 2nd... Curren winner BH dtl pass
5) 1st... Return FE BH
6) 1st... Ace

Curren 8/16 down break point
1) 2nd... Double Fault

2) 1 … Return FE BH
3) 1... Becker FE FH pass
4) 2nd… Curren winner FHV (2)
5) 1... Ace
6) 1... Return FE FH
7) 1... Curren BHV (2)
8) 1st... Becker winner BH cc pass
9) 1... Return FE BH
10) 2... Curren OH winner (2)
11) 2... Return FE FH
12) 2... Becker FE FH pass
13) 2... Return winner FH inside-out pass
14) 2... Return FE BH
15) 1... Ace
16) 2... Becker FE BH pass


And maybe their first-serve percentages in the tiebreaks?
2nd Set
Becker 50% (3/6)
- won 3/3 first serve points
- won 0/3 second serve points

Curren 60% (3/5)
- won 2/3 first serve points
- won 2/2 second serve points

3rd Set
Becker 100% (5/5)
- won 3/5

Curren (40%) 2/5
- won 1/2 first serve points
- won 0/3 second serve points
 
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