Daily Data Viz: Djokovic won the title by performing under pressure
Novak Djokovic faced 23 break points in the 2015 U.S. Open final against Roger Federer on Sunday. So how did he win depsite all of Federer's break point opportunities? The World No. 1 played superb tennis during intense break point situations to fend off Federer.
Djokovic did not hit a lot of first serves in play when he faced break point, but his performance on second serve under that pressure was remarkable—he won 10 of the 11 break points he had to play on his second serve. The only one he lost was when he was serving for the match leading 5–2 in the fourth set.
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