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Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility. – Billie Jean King

Daniil Medvedev’s Leading Elo Indicator

It is turning out to be a leap forward season for 22-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev. His Tokyo title two weeks prior was his first at the ATP 500 dimension and his third on the season, after prior triumphs in...

Ahead of the 2019 final, look back on Roger & Novak’s past Wimbledon clashes

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have combined to win 12 Wimbledon titles over the past 16 years. On Sunday, the two champions will meet again on Centre Court with another title on the line. This will mark just the fourth FedEx Head2Head meeting between the...

How Fast Was the Laver Cup Court?

Laver Cup has redefined what a tennis event can be, and so far, the new definition seems to involve fast courts. Last year, we saw nine tiebreaks out of eighteen traditional sets, plus a pair of match tiebreaks that...

Match Analysis: Key Patterns In Djokovic’s Win Over Dimitrov

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated 2017 Nitto ATP Finals champion Grigor Dimitrov 7-6(5), 6-4 in Saturday's Rolex Paris Masters semi-finals. But despite the Serbian triumphing in straight sets, the match came down to just a few points, with Djokovic winning only four more points overall. What proved...
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Tennis lessons learned from four grand slam champions (Part 1)

This presentation highlights the special attributes of Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, and Jim Courier and discusses their individual approaches to tennis. Several tennis drills are also demonstrated in order to provide a glimpse of the training routines...

Forecasting the 2018 Laver Cup

It’s that time of year again: group selfies in suits, dodgy Davis Cup excuses, and a reminder that it takes more than six continents just to equal Europe. That’s right, it’s Laver Cup. Last year, I worked out a forecast of the event,...

The Effect of the US Open Serve Clock

This year’s US Open was the first grand slam to use a countdown clock before each serve. The time between points was set at 25 seconds, up from the official grand slam time limit of 20 seconds, partly to...

The Rosy Forecast of Arnya Sabalenka’s Elo Rating

It’s been almost two weeks since Aryna Sabalenka’s last title, and the next one is starting to feel overdue. With respect to Naomi Osaka’s ascent, the Belarussian is the hottest rising star on the women’s tour right now, with...

The All-Time ATP Masters Race Is Even Closer Than You Think

As I compose this, Novak Djokovic has earned himself a place in the semi-finals at the Shanghai Masters, putting him two successes from his 32nd profession ATP Masters title. A title this week would desert him one Rafael Nadal,...

Venus Williams leads sleeper title contenders at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- We know, we know. It's only Monday. And anyone who's been paying attention knows the favorites are still the favorites: Roger Federer has won this tournament four times, most recently in 2017; Novak Djokovic has won three straight Grand...