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Offline sraj87

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« on: January 21, 2005, 07:50:38 PM »
I was just wondering what you thought of this idea:

Instead of showing the break point conversions during matches as the number of break pts converted / total # of break points, isn't it more useful to show "total number of games broken" / "Total games with a break point"? Does it really matter whether a person converted 3 break points out of 16, if those 16 points all came in the 3 games that the person broke in? Analysts would say that the player wasted their opportunities, but they took advantage by breaking in every game they had chances in.

Am I making any sense? :))

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Offline frankfontaine

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2005, 08:12:43 PM »
That's a good point.  It really doesn't matter if a player has 30 break chances, as long as he or she wins the match...

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2005, 08:43:21 PM »
I am not sure.  Showing us the "3/16" shows us how many times someone has broken the opponent and how many chances they have had to break.  I think it is probably the right info to show.

It shows us how well someone is serving and backing it up on the break point against them.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2005, 03:32:15 AM »
I think the way it is now is better, but I wouldn't mind them showing, like you said, the number of games in which they had break chances.  Good suggestion.

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2005, 08:58:19 AM »
hee, u rock
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2005, 09:06:45 AM »
I agree