I used R to perform some analysis of Roger Federer’s break points and how the data changes through the toughness of his opponent, the surface he plays on, and whether or not he wins or loses a match. A break point occurs when a tennis player is a point away from winning a game in which he is not serving. Because it is generally easier to win a game of tennis when you are serving, “breaking” an opponent’s serve can affect the outcome of the match entirely.
I decided to initially analyze break points in Roger Federer’s wins. As such, most of my graphs pertain to data only found in matches Roger Federer has won. However, my last two graphs study the difference in the amount of break points Federer succeeds on in both match wins and losses.