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STATS WRAP: Championship Sunday at the Veolia L.A. Open

Author: Jim Ramsey | April 23, 2024

MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

(1) Ben Johns and Collin Johns def. (4) Tyson McGuffin and Jaume Martinez Vich, 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Fifth title this season for Johns brothers, and their 31st together.
  • Since the start of 2023, the Johns brothers are 17-1 on Championship Sunday.

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RALLIES:

2,482 shots.

209 rallies.

11.9 shots per rally.

41.8 rallies per game.

118/209 rallies were 9 shots or less. (56%)

91/209 rallies were 10 shots or more. (44%)

Shortest: 1 shot (4), 2 shots (5), 3 shots (20), 4 shots (12).

(19% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 85, 61, 47, 46.

(16 rallies were 30 shots or more. 34 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Ben Johns: 21 drops, 49 drives. (30% drops)

Collin Johns: 24 drops, 10 drives. (70% drops)

Johns/Johns: 45 drops, 59 drives. (43% drops)

McGuffin: 7 drops, 18 drives. (28% drops)

Martinez Vich: 25 drops, 46 drives (35% drops)

McGuffin/Martinez Vich: 32 drops, 64 drives. (33% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 32 drops, 64 drives (38% drops)

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

Ben Johns: (8.) 1 serve net, 1 return long, 4 third shot drives net, 1 third shot drive wide, 1 third shot drop net.

Collin Johns: (6) 3 returns long, 2 third shot drives net, 1 third shot drive long.

McGuffin: (2) 1 serve wide, 1 serve net.

Martinez Vich: (10) 1 serve long, 1 return net, 3 third shot drives net, 2 third shot drives long, 2 third shot drives wide, 1 third shot drop net.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Ben Johns: 64/70 = 91%

Collin Johns: 31/34 = 91%

McGuffin: 25/25 = 100%

Martinez Vich: 63/71 = 88%

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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 12, initiated and lost 8.

Collin Johns: initiated and won 4, initiated and lost 1.

Johns/Johns: initiated and won 16, initiated and lost 9. (64% success rate)

McGuffin: initiated and won 12, initiated and lost 7.

Martinez Vich: initiated and won 18, initiated and lost 19.

McGuffin/Martinez Vich: initiated and won 30, initiated and lost 26. (53% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 46 and lost 35, for a 56% success rate.

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

Ben Johns: 3

Collin Johns: 1 

McGuffin: 3

Martinez Vich: 8

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 26.

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GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 19% of the rallies.

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

Ben Johns: 17

Collin Johns: 14

McGuffin: 8

Martinez Vich: 14

(25% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Ben Johns: 5 ATPs, 2 Ernes.

Collin Johns: 3 Ernes, 3 Ernes defended.

McGuffin: 2 ATPs defended.

Martinez Vich: 7 Ernes, 2 Ernes defended.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 13.

Ben Johns: none.

Collin Johns: none.

McGuffin: (10). 5 in and won rallies, 4 in and lost rallies, 1 out.

Martinez Vich: (3) 2 in and won rallies, 1 out.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Ben Johns: 9

Collin Johns: 15

McGuffin: 4

Martinez Vich: 5

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GAME POINTS:

Johns/Johns: Won 3, Lost 1.

McGuffin/Martinez Vich: Won 2, Lost 0.

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

Johns/Johns Won 1, Lost 1.

McGuffin/Martinez Vich: Won 2, Lost 3.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 1-4-1: JMV Double-Erne.
  • Game One, 9-7-2: great all-around rally.
  • Game Three, 3-1-2: JMV another Double-Erne.
  • Game Four, 8-8-1: Match-high 85-shot rally.
  • Game Five, 5-8-1: 61-shot rally.

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WOMEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

(1) Anna Bright and Rachel Rohrabacher def. (6) Vivian Glozman and Lacy Schneemann, 11-5, 11-5, 11-5.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Fourth title this year for Bright/Rohrabacher.
  • Glozman’s first PPA final.

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RALLIES:

918 shots.

101 rallies.

9.1shots per rally.

33.7 rallies per game.

66/101 rallies were 9 shots or less. (65%)

35/101 rallies were 10 shots or more. (35%)

Shortest: 1 shot (2), 2 shots (4), 3 shots (6), 4 shots (7).

(18% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 36, 31, 21.

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

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THIRD SHOTS:

Bright: 26 drops, 10 drives. (72% drops)

Rohrabacher: 10 drops, 8 drives. (55% drops)

Bright/Rohrabacher: 36 drops, 18 drives. (66% drops)

Glozman: 5 drops, 8 drives. (38% drops)

Schneemann: 14 drops, 14 drives (50% drops)

Glozman/Schneemann: 19 drops, 22 drives. (46% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 55 drops, 40 drives (57% drops)

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

Bright: (1) 1 serve long.

Rohrabacher: (3) 1 serve long, 1 return long, 1 third shot drive net.

Glozman: (1) 1 third shot drive net.

Schneemann: (7). 1 return long, 1 return wide, 1 return net, 2 third shot drives long, 1 third shot drive net, 1 third shot drop net.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Bright: 36/36 = 100%

Rohrabacher: 17/18 = 94%

Glozman: 12/13 = 92%

Schneemann: 24/28 = 85%

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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-.

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

Rohrabacher: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 4.

Bright/Rohrabacher: initiated and won 15, initiated and lost 8. (65% success rate)

Glozman: initiated and won 2, initiated and lost 0.

Schneemann: initiated and won 5, initiated and lost 3.

Bright/Schneemann: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 3. (70% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 22 and lost 11, for a 66% success rate.

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

Bright: 2

Rohrabacher: 2

Glozman: 4

Schneemann: 4

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 12

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GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 23% of the rallies.

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

Bright: 7

Rohrabacher: 4

Glozman: 4

Schneemann: 5

(19% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Bright: 1 ATP, 1 Erne defended.

Rohrabacher: none.

Glozman: none.

Schneemann: 1 ATP, 1 Erne.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 3.

Bright: none.

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

Glozman: (1) 1 in and won rally.

Schneemann: none.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Bright: 4

Rohrabacher: 3

Glozman: 5

Schneemann: 5

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GAME POINTS:

Bright/Rohrabacher: Won 3, Lost 3.

Glozman/Schneemann: none.

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

Bright/Rohrabacher: Won 1, Lost 0.

Glozman/Schneemann: Won 0, Lost 3.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 0-3-2: Rohrabacher clean winner on a dink.
  • Game One, 1-4-1: Match-high 36-shot rally.
  • Game Two, 4-5-1 & 4-5-2: Consecutive rallies end in ATPs.

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MIXED DOUBLES FINAL: 

(2) Vivienne David and Thomas Wilson def. (1) Anna Bright and Ben Johns, 13-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-3.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Second career title for David/Wilson (and second this year)
  • David & Wilson have medaled in ten of the last twelve PPA tournaments.
  • Bright/Johns led 10-5-2 in Game One and had three game points, but lost the game 13-11.

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RALLIES:

1,734 shots.

163 rallies.

10.6 shots per rally.

40.75 rallies per game.

99/163 rallies were 9 shots or less. (60%)

64/163 rallies were 10 shots or more. (40%)

Shortest: 1 shot (3), 2 shots (6), 3 shots (13), 4 shots (7).

(17% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 63, 51, 35, 34.

(6 rallies were 30 shots or more. 20 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Bright: 36 drops, 1 drive. (97% drops)

Johns: 22 drops, 13 drives. (62% drops)

Bright/Johns: 58 drops, 14 drives. (80% drops)

David: 11 drops, 24 drives. (31% drops)

Wilson: 7 drops, 40 drives (14% drops)

David/Wilson: 18 drops, 64 drives. (21% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 76 drops, 78 drives (49% drops)

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

Bright: (5) 2 returns wide, 2 third shot drops net, 1 third shot drive long.

Johns: (6) 1 serve net, 1 return wide, 3 third shot drives net, 1 third shot drop net.

David: (5) 2 serves net, 2 returns long, 1 third shot drive long.

Wilson: (4) 1 return net, 2 third shot drives net, 1 third shot drive long.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Bright: 34/37 = 91%

Johns: 31/35 = 88%

David: 34/35 = 97%

Wilson: 44/47 = 93%

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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-.

Bright: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 4.

Johns: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 1.

Bright/Johns: initiated and won 14, initiated and lost 5. (73% success rate)

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

Wilson: initiated and won 6, initiated and lost 7.

David/Wilson: initiated and won 15, initiated and lost 14. (51% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 29 and lost 19, for a 60% success rate.

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

Bright: 8

Johns: 5

David: 5

Wilson: 6

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 20.

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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).

Bright: 2

Johns: 8

David: 12

Wilson: 16

(23% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Bright: 2 Ernes defended.

Johns: 3 ATPs, 3 Ernes, 1 Erne defended.

David: 1 ATP, 3 ATPs defended, 2 Ernes, 2 Ernes defended.

Wilson: 8 Ernes, 1 Erne defended.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 7.

Bright: (1) 1 in and won rally.

Johns: none.

David: (4) 1 in and own rally, 3 in and lost rallies.

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

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Bright: 4

Johns: 3

David: 5

Wilson: 7

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GAME POINTS:

Bright/Johns: Won 1, Lost 4.

David/Wilson: Won 3, Lost 1.

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

Bright/Johns: Won 5, Lost 1.

David/Wilson: Won 3, Lost 1.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 12-11-1: 51-shot rally.
  • Game Three, 5-4-2: Match-high 63-shot rally.
  • Game Three, 7-10-1: David/Wilson defense, David Erne.
  • Game Four, 1-1-1: David defends an ATP then hits a winner.
  • Game Four, 7-3-1: David ATP. 

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MEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

(3) Connor Garnett def. Federico Staksrud, 7-11, 11-9, 11-4.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Garnett’s first PPA gold medal.
  • Game Two, 5-4-1: “Connor Garnett just stole the show.” -Michelle McMahon. 
  • Staksrud is 8/8 this year in reaching singles finals.

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

Staksrud: 17, including 1 on the third shot.

Garnett: 23, including 1 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Staksrud: (7). 2 on serves, 5 on returns.

Garnett: (10). 1 on serves, 9 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Staksrud: 10, including 6 on the third shot.

Garnett: 7, including 4 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Staksrud: -0-.

Garnett: +6.

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LONGEST RALLY: 16 shots. Game One, 10-7.

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GAME POINTS:

Staksrud: Won 1, Lost 0.

Garnett: Won 2, Lost 2.

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

​Staksrud: Won 2, Lost 2.

Garnett​: Won 0, Lost 2.  

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 5-4-1: “Connor Garnett just stole the show.” -Michelle McMahon.
  • Game Three, 1-1 & 2-1: consecutive rallies end in Garnett ATPs. 

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WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

(8) Brooke Buckner def. (3) Lauren Stratman, 11-8, 11-0.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • First PPA gold medal for Buckner.
  • Stratman still searching for her first PPA title. 

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

Stratman: 2, including 0 on the third shot.

Buckner: 14, including 3 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Stratman: (4). 0 on serves, 4 on returns.

Buckner: (4). 1 on serves, 3 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Stratman: 14, including 7 on the third shot.

Buckner: 9, including 5 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Stratman: -16

Buckner: +1

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LONGEST RALLY: 15 shots. Game One, 0-1.

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GAME POINTS:

Stratman: none.

Buckner: Won 2, Lost 1.

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

​Stratman: Won 2, Lost 2.

​Buckner: Won 1, Lost 0.  

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 1-7: nice point construction by Buckner. 
  • Game One, 8-10: Buckner rockets a forehand cross-court winner.

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