Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev Feature in Top-10 of an Embarrassing Stat From 2020




There are many big-servers on the ATP tour. While some of them manage to stay accurate with their service games, others find trouble in getting them on point.

There are several intriguing stats from the 2020 season, and here’s one of them featuring Alexander Zverev and Novak Djokovic. 

Alexander Zverev and Novak Djokovic feature in a Top-10 list from 2020

Ever since the conclusion of the 2020 calendar year, we’ve seen plenty of stats come our way. A lot of metrics are calculated in the modern game that allow fans to get more detailed information about their favorite players. 

This particular statistic that we’re about to unfold is not an advanced metric. It would simply convey the players who committed the most double faults in 2020. This list is something the athletes wouldn’t be keen on topping! 

Here’s the catch when it comes to the Top-10 list of the players with the most double faults committed in 2020; Alexander Zverev (211) leads the list, while Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic made 137 double-faults during the 2020 ATP season. (Stats obtained via UTS). 

Novak Djokovic of Serbia cries after his match against Alexander Zverev of Germany on June 14, during the 3rd day of Summer Adria Tour, 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Nikola Krstic/MB Media/Getty Images)

As mentioned above, Zverev would not be too happy that he topped this particular list. The German is a dominant server but struggled to maintain consistency, which often broke his confidence. 

Alexander Zverev ranked 1st, and Novak Djokovic finished 6th. The others who stole the places in between them were Denis Shapovalov (189), Felix Auger Aliassime (175), Benoit Paire (151), and Alexander Bublik (142).

A deeper insight into Zverev and Djokovic’s double fault stats from 2020

Almost every sport is driven by statistics. The modern era uses analytics to majorly modify an athlete’s game, and tennis is no different.

As far as this topic is concerned, a deeper analysis can be made into the double fault aspect of Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev’s game.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic amassed 4 titles in 2020, of which one was a Grand Slam. The Serbian didn’t have the perfect year in terms of titles, but he went on an incredible unbeaten run. Djokovic played a total of 46 matches in 2020 and won 41 of them. 

He boasted an incredible 89.1% success rate, but that wasn’t exactly replicated in his service games. We already saw the number of double faults he committed and let’s break it down. The Serb committed an average of 3 double faults per match and made 1.12 DF’s per set! 

Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev boasts of a dominant serve just like Djokovic. But it will trouble the opponent only as long as it is legal. The German committed an astonishing 5.7 DF’s per match and 1.94 per set. 

Double faults are inevitable and just can’t be erased from an athlete’s game. Human errors are common, and that’s the perspective from which we should look at these advanced statistics! 

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