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Stats-Wrap: Baird Wealth Management Cincinnati Open Championship Sunday

Author: Jim Ramsey | September 12, 2023

MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

(1) Ben Johns and Collin Johns def. (2) Dylan Frazier and J.W. Johnson, 11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • 100th PPA career title for Ben Johns.
  •  Ben & Collin are 10-1 in finals this year.
  • This was the most deliberately played Men’s Final in two years, with 15.4 shots per rally. This match had nine rallies of more than 50 shots, and at least one rally of 60-or-more shots in each of the four games. This match had more shots (2,658) than the Women’s Doubles Final and the Mixed Doubles Final -combined-.

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RALLIES:

2,658 shots.

172 rallies.

15.4 shots per rally.

43 rallies per game.

88/172 rallies were 9 shots or less. (52%)

84/172 rallies were 10 shots or more. (48%)

Shortest: 1 shot (0), 2 shots (4), 3 shots (12), 4 shots (11).

(15% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 79, 78, 69, 69.

(9 rallies were 50 shots or more. 15 were 40+. 41 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Ben Johns: 52 drops, 11 drives. (82% drops)

Collin Johns: 25 drops, 0 drives. (100% drops)

Johns/Johns: 77 drops, 11 drives. (87% drops)

Frazier: 1 drop, 10 drives. (9% drops)

Johnson: 39 drops, 30 drives (56% drops)

Frazier/Johnson: 40 drops, 40 drives. (50% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 117 drops, 51 drives (69% drops)

***Missed Serves/Returns/Third Shots***

Ben Johns: (3). 3 third shot drops-net.

Collin Johns: (3). 2 returns-long, 1 third shot drop-net.

Frazier: (1). 1 third shot drop-net.

Johnson: (9). 1 return-long, 1 return-net, 4 third shot drops-net, 3 third shot drives-net.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Ben Johns: 60/63 = 95%

Collin Johns: 24/25 = 96%

Frazier: 10/11 = 90%

Johnson: 62/69 = 89%

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SPEED-UPS:

I counted the instances when a regular dinking rally or dinking opportunity was accelerated, and that shot or the ensuing hand-battle led directly to the end of the rally. (therefore, not including speedups that were eventually re-set during the same rally, or when a team became clearly defensive.) Here are those “starts”, and the ensuing result for that -team-.

Ben Johns: initiated and won 14, initiated and lost 11.

Collin Johns: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 3.

Johns/Johns: initiated and won 21, initiated and lost 14. (60% success rate)

Frazier: initiated and won 8, initiated and lost 5.

Johnson: initiated and won 17, initiated and lost 14.

Frazier/Johnson: initiated and won 25, initiated and lost 19. (56% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 46 and lost 33, for a 58% success rate.

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DINKS INTO THE NET OR WIDE: (Unstressed, “regular” dinks. Not speed-ups, blocks, etc.).

Ben Johns: 7

Collin Johns: 2 

Frazier: 5

Johnson: 9 

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 16

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 22% of the rallies.

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CLEAN WINNERS: (No net-cord, no opponent’s paddle).

Ben Johns: 13

Collin Johns: 7

Frazier: 7

Johnson: 8 

(20% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Ben Johns: 5 Ernes.

Collin Johns: 1 ATP defended, 4 Ernes, 2 Ernes defended.

Frazier: 2 Ernes, 1 Erne defended.

Johnson: 1 ATP, 2 Ernes, 5 Ernes defended.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 8.

Frazier: (3). 2 in and won rallies, 1 in and lost rally.

Johnson: (5). 2 in and won rallies, 3 in and lost rallies.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Ben Johns: 7

Collin Johns: 11 

Frazier: 8

Johnson: 17 

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GAME POINTS:

Johns/Johns: Won 3 out of 5.

Frazier/Johnson: Won 1 out of 2.

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TIME OUTS: Did the team that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)

Johns/Johns: Won 2, Lost 2.

Frazier/Johnson: Won 1, Lost 1.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 3-1-2: great firefight.
  • Game Two, 3-7-2: Ben Johns Erne, Johnson defends the Erne with an ATP.
  • Game Two, 10-6-2: 69-shot rally on game point.
  • Game Three, 8-9-2: Match-high 79-shot rally with several resets.
  • Game Three, 9-7-2: 69-shot rally.

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WOMEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

(1) Catherine Parenteau and Anna Leigh Waters def. (6) Jackie Kawamoto and Jade Kawamoto, 11-4, 11-7, 13-11.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Part of Waters’ 18th career Triple Crown, which ties Ben Johns’ mark.
  • Waters has not lost in women’s doubles this year.
  • 8th title for Parenteau/Waters this year.
  • 30th career PPA title for Parenteau.
  • First PPA final for Kawamoto sisters together.

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RALLIES:

1,483 shots.

105 rallies.

14.1 shots per rally.

35 rallies per game.

42/105 rallies were 9 shots or less. (40%)

63/105 rallies were 10 shots or more. (60%)

Shortest: 1 shot (0), 2 shots (0), 3 shots (5), 4 shots (5).

(9% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 53, 43, 42.

(8 rallies were 30 shots or more. 23 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Parenteau: 14 drops, 15 drives. (48% drops)

Waters: 6 drops, 24 drives. (20% drops)

Parenteau/Waters: 20 drops, 39 drives. (33% drops)

Jackie Kawamoto: 3 drops, 2 drives. (60% drops)

Jade Kawamoto: 37 drops, 4 drives (90% drops)

Kawamoto/Kawamoto: 40 drops, 6 drives. (86% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 60 drops, 45 drives (57% drops)

***Missed Serves/Returns/Third Shots***

Parenteau: (1). 1 third shot drive-net.

Waters: (3). 2 third shot drives-net, 1 third shot drive-wide.

Jackie Kawamoto: none.

Jade Kawamoto: (1). 1 third shot drop-net.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Parenteau: 28/29 = 96%

Waters: 27/30 = 90%

Jackie Kawamoto: 5/5 = 100%

Jade Kawamoto: 40/41 = 97%

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SPEED-UPS:

I counted the instances when a regular dinking rally or dinking opportunity was accelerated, and that shot or the ensuing hand-battle led directly to the end of the rally. (therefore, not including speedups that were eventually re-set during the same rally, or when a team became clearly defensive.) Here are those “starts”, and the ensuing result for that -team-.

Parenteau: initiated and won 10, initiated and lost 3.

Waters: initiated and won 9, initiated and lost 7.

Parenteau/Waters: initiated and won 19, initiated and lost 10. (65% success rate)

Jackie Kawamoto: initiated and won 5, initiated and lost 6.

Jade Kawamoto: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 8.

Kawamoto/Kawamoto: initiated and won 12, initiated and lost 14. (46% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 31 and lost 24, for a 56% success rate.

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DINKS INTO THE NET OR WIDE: (Unstressed, “regular” dinks. Not speed-ups, blocks, etc.).

Parenteau: 1

Waters: 2

Jackie Kawamoto: 2

Jade Kawamoto: 1

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 5

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 10% of the rallies.

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CLEAN WINNERS: (No net-cord, no opponent’s paddle).

Parenteau: 6

Waters: 11

Jackie Kawamoto: 2 

Jade Kawamoto: 5

(22% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Parenteau: 4 Ernes, 1 Erne defended.

Waters: 1 Erne defended.

Jackie Kawamoto: 1 Erne defended.

Jade Kawamoto: 2 Ernes, 3 Ernes defended.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 19.

Parenteau: (3). 2 in and won rallies, 1 in and lost rally.

Waters: (7). 2 in and won rallies, 5 in and lost rallies.

Jackie Kawamoto: (8.) 2 in and won rallies, 6 in and lost rallies.

Jade Kawamoto: (1). 1 in and won rally.

Total: 7 in winning rallies, 12 in losing rallies.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Parenteau: 3

Waters: 6

Jackie Kawamoto: 8

Jade Kawamoto: 13

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GAME POINTS:

Parenteau/Waters: Won 3 out of 4.

Kawamoto/Kawamoto: Won 0 out of 2. (Game Three, 11-10-1, 11-10-2.)

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TIME OUTS: Did the team that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)

Parenteau/Waters: Won 1, Lost 2.

Kawamoto/Kawamoto: Won 2, Lost 4.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 0-0-2: 24-shot rally with drop-shots, Ernes, and a lob.
  • Game Two, 7-7-1: 43-shot rally.
  • Game Three, 2-0-2: 34-shot rally with variety.
  • Game-Three, 5-3-2: Match-high 53-shot rally.

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MIXED DOUBLES FINAL: 

(1) Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns def. (6) Vivienne David and Thomas Wilson, 12-10, 11-4, 11-1.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Part of Waters’ 18th career Triple Crown, which ties Ben John’s record.
  • First PPA Mixed Doubles Final for either David or Wilson.
  • 12th title this year for Waters/Johns, and 24th career.

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RALLIES:

1,117 shots.

108 rallies.

10.3 shots per rally.

36 rallies per game.

61/108 rallies were 9 shots or less. (57%)

47/108 rallies were 10 shots or more. (43%)

Shortest: 1 shot (1), 2 shots (4), 3 shots (12), 4 shots (13).

(27% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 30, 29, 29, 28.

(One rally was 30 shots or more. 14 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Waters: 18 drops, 3 drives. (85% drops)

Johns: 27 drops, 11 drives. (71% drops)

Waters/Johns: 45 drops, 14 drives. (76% drops)

David: 11 drops, 1 drive. (91% drops)

Wilson: 3 drops, 29 drives (9% drops)

David/Wilson: 14 drops, 30 drives. (31% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 59 drops, 44 drives (57% drops)

***Missed Serves/Returns/Third Shots***

Waters: (2). 1 serve-long, 1 return-net.

Johns: (3). 1 third shot drive-net, 1 third shot drop-net, 1 third shot drop-wide.

David: (6). 1 return-net, 1 return-long, 3 third shot drops-net, 1 third shot drive-net.

Wilson: (6). 1 return-long, 2 third shot drives-wide, 2 third shot drives-long, 1 third shot drive-net.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Waters: 21/21 = 100%.

Johns: 35/38 = 92%

David: 8/12 = 66%

Wilson: 27/32 = 84%

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SPEED-UPS:

I counted the instances when a regular dinking rally or dinking opportunity was accelerated, and that shot or the ensuing hand-battle led directly to the end of the rally. (therefore, not including speedups that were eventually re-set during the same rally, or when a team became clearly defensive.) Here are those “starts”, and the ensuing result for that -team-.

Waters: initiated and won 3, initiated and lost 3.

Johns: initiated and won 8, initiated and lost 4.

Waters/Johns: initiated and won 11, initiated and lost 7. (61% success rate)

David: initiated and won 4, initiated and lost 5.

Wilson: initiated and won 4, initiated and lost 3.

David/Wilson: initiated and won 8, initiated and lost 8. (50% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 19 and lost 15, for a 56% success rate.

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DINKS INTO THE NET OR WIDE: (Unstressed, “regular” dinks. Not speed-ups, blocks, etc.).

Waters: 1

Johns: 2

David: 6

Wilson: 3

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 17

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 26% of the rallies.

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CLEAN WINNERS: (No net-cord, no opponent’s paddle).

Waters: 6

Johns: 9

David: 3

Wilson: 5

(21% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Waters: 3 ATPs, 1 ATP defended, 1 Erne defended.

Johns: 5 ATPs, 1 ATP defended, 2 Ernes, 2 Ernes defended.

David: 1 ATP, 3 ATPs defended, 1 Erne. 

Wilson: 1 ATP, 2 ATPs defended, 3 Ernes, 1 Erne defended.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 7.

Waters: (2). 1 in and won rally, 1 in and lost rally.

Wilson: (5). 3 in and won rallies, 1 in and lost rally, 1 out.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Waters: 4

Johns: 3

David: 4

Wilson: 3

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GAME POINTS:

Waters/Johns: Won 3 out of 4.

David/Wilson: Won 0 out of 1. (Game One, 10-9-2)

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TIME OUTS: Did the team that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)

Waters/Johns: Won 1, Lost 0.

David/Wilson: Won 4, Lost 1.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 1-1-2: Wilson, very active in this rally.
  • Game One, 10-10-1, excellent rally.

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MEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

(2) Federico Staksrud def. (1) Ben Johns, 11-9, 2-11, 11-9.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Staksrud’s first win over Johns in a PPA final, and his third title this year.
  • Game Three: Staksrud trailed 8-3.

CLEAN WINNERS: (No net-cord, no opponent’s paddle).

Johns: 11, including 1 on the third shot.

Staksrud: 20, including 4 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Johns: (3). 2 on serves, 1 on returns.

Staksrud: (5). 1 on serves, 4 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Johns: 3, including 3 on the third shot.

Staksrud: 12, including 10 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Johns: +5.

Staksrud: +3.

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LONGEST RALLY: 19 shots.

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GAME POINTS:

Johns: Won 1 out of 3.

Staksrud: Won 2 out of 3.

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TIME OUTS: Did the player that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)

 Johns: Won 1, Lost 1.

 Staksrud: Won 1, Lost 3.  

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 7-3: After a time-out, a match-high 19-shot rally, including a Staksrud Erne.
  • Game Two, 1-0: a rare hands-battle in singles.
  • Game Two, 4-0: Staksrud Erne winner.
  • Game Three, 4-3: Johns raises a fist after a 13-shot rally.
  • Game Three, 5-8: 16-shot rally.

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WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

(1) Anna Waters def. (2) Catherine Parenteau, 11-6, 11-2.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Part of Waters’ 18th career Triple Crown, which ties Ben Johns’ mark.
  • Waters is 12-1 against Parenteau in PPA finals. 
  • Waters wins career singles title #30.

CLEAN WINNERS: (No net-cord, no opponent’s paddle).

Waters: 11, including 2 on the third shot.

Parenteau: 4, including 0 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Waters: (1). 1 on serves, 0 on returns.

Parenteau: (5). 1 on serves, 4 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Waters: 5, including 2 on the third shot.

Parenteau: 4, including 0 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Waters: +5.

Parenteau: -5.

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LONGEST RALLY: 13 shots.

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GAME POINTS:

Waters: Won 2 out of 0.

Parenteau: none.

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TIME OUTS: Did the player that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)

Waters: Won 1, Lost 0.

Parenteau: Won 3, Lost 1.  

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 10-6: Waters backhand winner on game point.
  • Game Two, 2-9: Match-high 13-shot rally.

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