Juan José loves a well struck backhand down the line, statistics that tell a story, a nice lob winner, and competent returns of serve.
Looking at Roger Federer’s Consistency Ratings during his loss to Kei Nishikori in Madrid – plus Kei’s key adjustment that might have helped turn the tide.
Looking at Jerzy Janowicz’ Forehand and Backhand Consistency Ratings during his 2nd round match vs Tomas Berdych at the 2013 Madrid Masters 1000. They’re far better than I expected!
This week on The Backboard: I look into how the wildcard discrepancy (and the money involved) between two American 20 year-old pros, Madison Keys impresses, Damien Demaj asks the tennis establishment to free the Hawk-Eye data, and Murray makes me realize I’ve been asking the wrong questions about stats. This week’s musical guest: The Decemberists!
A compilation of amusing search terms used to find The Changeover during the past two weeks, featuring a very scary audit of The Changeover, and some new hot assets.
This week on The Backboard: further exploration into why top pros still show up at tournaments even though they’re struggling with injuries (hint: it’s the money). Plus: Jeremy “Double-Fault Whisperer,” Al Jazeera might or might not be interested in the Tennis Channel, Marc López doesn’t want to anoint the Bryans as the Doubles GOATs, Juan Mónaco makes fun of his good friend Rafael Nadal, and I compare my relationship with the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” to “When Harry Met Sally.”
A detailed look into the Key Points played during the Barcelona Final between Rafael Nadal and Nicolás Almagro.
A detailed look into the Key Points played during the Stuttgart Final between Maria Sharapova and Li Na.
A detailed look into the Key Points of the Sharapova-Kerber semifinal in the Stuttgart WTA Premier event.
This week on The Backboard: an in-depth look into all the Key Points of the 2013 Djokovic-Nadal Monte Carlo final. Plus: Fed Cup is making match scorecards available online, Robin Haase can’t win a tiebreaker to save his life, and the Classic Era of Genesis.
Live, game-by-game analysis of the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal final at the 2013 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters.