Djokovic & Khachanov to dominate on the Hard Court?

With the end of the Grass court season, and the start of the string of Hard court events, we thought we would have a look at who is the most dangerous on the acrylic.

Here we have all the winners of Hard court ATP events after Wimbledon in 2018, divided into Majors, Tour Finals, 1000, 500 & 250 events. Below that we have the top 5 winners ranking point breakdown. Obviously players like Djokovic and Nadal are on there, but interesting to see that  younger players such as Khachanov, Medvedev and Zverev racked up that many points by winning multiple ATP events.

US Open – N. Djokovic
ATP Finals – A. Zverev
Canadian Open – R. Nadal
Cincinnati Masters – N. Djokovic
Shanghai Masters – N. Djokovic
Paris Masters – K. Khachanov
Washington Open – A. Zverev
China Open – N. Basilashvili
Japan Open – D. Medvedev
Vienna Open – K. Anderson
Swiss Indoors – R. Federer
Atlanta Championships – J. Isner
Los Cabos Open – F. Fognini
Winston-Salem Open – D. Medvedev
St. Petersburg Open – D. Thiem
Moselle Open – G. Simon
Chengdu Open – B. Tomic
Shenzhen Open – Y. Nishioka
Kremlin Cup – K. Khachanov
Stockholm Open – S. Tsitsipas
European Open – K. Edmund

1 N. Djokovic – 4000
2 A. Zverev – 1800
3 K. Khachanov – 1250
4 R. Nadal – 1000
5 D. Medvedev – 750

Obviously players like Djokovic and Nadal are on there, but interesting to see that  younger players such as Khachanov, Medvedev and Zverev racked up that many points by winning multiple ATP events. Its good reading for Medvedev and Khachanov, 2 players in fine form at the moment, and both currently in the top 10 ATP rankings.

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Here we have a list of the top 10 servers based on service games won in 2018 on Hard, Clay and Grass. Now obviously big servers such as John Isner will be situated on almost any serving list (He is actually at the top of every list) so we have highlighted the players who are only in the Top 10 on Hard. Unfortunately with del Potro injured, it is unlikely he will feature very much for the rest of this year.  Olpeka, the 6 foot 11 American will fancy his chances on the hard courts, especially after reaching the semi finals of this years Atlanta Open. Again, the world number 8, Karen Khachanov will be looking forward to the 2nd Hard Court season, where in 2018 he won his first ever Masters event in Paris.

Top Servers on Hard Courts in 2018 based on Service Games Won
1 John Isner – USA – 91.80%
2 Reilly Opelka – USA – 90.70%
3 Roger Federer – SWI – 90.20%
4 Nick Kyrgios – AUS – 89.70%
5 Kevin Anderson – RSA – 89.60%
6 Milos Raonic – CAN – 88.90%
7 Juan Martin del Potro – ARG – 88.40%
8 Novak Djokovic – SRB – 88.40%
9 Karen Khachanov – RUS – 88.10%
10 Sam Querrey – USA – 87.20%

Top Servers on Clay Courts in 2018 based on Service Games Won
1 John Isner – USA – 96.10%
2 Ivo Karlovic – CRO – 92.50%
3 Milos Raonic – CAN – 91.20%
4 Rafael Nadal – ESP – 87.80%
5 Pierre-Hugues – Herbert FRA – 86.90%
6 Steve Johnson – USA – 86.90%
7 Marin Cilic – CRO – 85.90%
8 Matteo Berrettini – ITA – 85.20%
9 Horacio Zeballos – ARG – 85.20%
10 Pablo Cuevas – URU – 85.20%

Top Servers on Grass Courts in 2018 based on Service Games Won
1 John Isner – USA – 97.20%
2 Milos Raonic – CAN – 95.40%
3 Kevin Anderson – RSA – 92.10%
4 Roger Federer – SWI – 93.60%
5 Marin Cilic – CRO – 94.10%
6 Ivo Karlovic – CRO – 91.60%
7 Nick Kyrgios – AUS – 91.00%
8 Novak Djokovic – SRB – 92.30%
9 Denis Istomin – UZB – 91.30%
10 Sam Querrey – USA – 91.60%

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