Rafael Nadal Leads ATP Players When It Comes To Return Games Won


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Rafael Nadal Leads ATP Players When It Comes To Return Games Won

Tennis - World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, of Spain, leads the ATP Tour when it comes to breaking serve in nine of the past 15 seasons, according to an ATP stats analysis published by the ATP Tour website. Nadal has been the season leader in return games won a record nine times, with the first coming in 2005 and the most recent coming in 2019.

He has also been the return games won leader in the past two years and five of the past seven years. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic came out on top on two occasions - in 2015 and 2011 while Roger Federer does not figure as the leader for this stat in any of the previous years.

Here is a list of the top players for each year from 1991 to 2009 when it comes to return games won.

2019 - Rafael Nadal 34.97% 2018 - Rafael Nadal 36.55% 2017 - Deigo Schwartzman 34.76% 2016 - Rafael Nadal 40.75% 2015 - Novak Djokovic 34.44% 2014 - Rafael Nadal 34.97% 2013 - Rafael Nadal 33.84% 2012 - Rafael Nadal 37.70% 2011 - Novak Djokovic 38.84% 2010 - Juan Ignacio Chela 32.22% 2009 - Rafael Nadal 33.56% 2008 - Rafael Nadal 33.49% 2007 - David Ferrer 36.09% 2006 - Nikolay Davydenko 35.41% 2005 - Rafael Nadal 37.54% 2004 - Filippo Volandri 37.46% 2003 - Guillermo Coria 38.83% 2002 - Lleyton Hewitt 33.06% 2001 - L.

Hewitt 33.48% 2000 - Karol Kucera 31.55% 1999 - Andre Agassi 33.83% 1998 - Karol Kucera 33.51% 1997 - Alex Corretja 33.42% 1996 - Michael Chang 35.28% 1995 - Thomas Muster 35.92% 1994 - Alberto Berasategui 36.83% 1993 - Andre Agassi 37.34% 1992 - Michael Chang 36.70% 1991 - Magnus Gustafsson 36.48%