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

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...

Tracking European Dominance With Fictional Laver Cups

No matter what happens this weekend in Chicago, tennis fans can safely say that Europe holds the edge over the rest of the world in the men’s game these days. According to my forecast, Europe has a healthy advantage...

Why are tennis players getting older?

The answer may not be what we think. A few months ago, 38-year-old Roger Federer beat 33-year-old Rafa Nadal in the semifinal of the men’s Wimbledon. There’s no getting around it: tennis players are getting older. Or to be more...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

Clutch, time pressure, injury prevention plans: How analytics could revolutionize tennis

A few days before last year's Australian Open, Machar Reid, the head of innovation for Tennis Australia, was walking in downtown Melbourne when he heard someone call his name. He turned to see Alexander Zverev, the tournament's No. 5 seed,...
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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...

How the Laver Cup could shape the future of the ATP Tour

Roger Federer never really intended to turn tennis on its ear when he conceived the Laver Cup. But in its three short years of existence, the event has overflowed its mandate to serve as a "weekend festival" (Federer's words) linking...