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.
Five tennis stats that the ATP and WTA should track.
A statistical analysis of Rafael Nadal’s matches against Phillip Kohlschreiber and Grigor Dimitrov, as well as of his dominance in Monte Carlo.
In this week’s edition of The Backboard, I ask the Houston ATP 250 semifinalists (Isner, Almagro, Mónaco & Williams) about their use of statistics and video; plus much more.
Let’s get this out of the way quickly: the Miami final between Andy Murray and David Ferrer was not a very good tennis match. It was a tense affair, and both men struggled to cope with the situation, their opponent, the noon Miami sun, and who knows what else. Of the 208 points played, 45% […]
Last night Serena Williams obliterated World Number 4 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-3 in the semifinals of the Miami Premier Mandatory. The fourth best player offered such little resistance to one of the all-time greats of women’s tennis that it even felt like the final score could’ve been even more lopsided. Before the match started, I […]
“You have the best backhand in the world” – Thomas Högstedt (Sharapova’s coach) Yesterday I wrote a post about a new statistic that I wanted to track during tennis matches: the Forehand and Backhand Efficiency Ratings. The concept is rather simple: I would count how many forehands and backhands are attempted by a player during […]
The other day, as I was watching a random Miami match, I wondered aloud on Twitter about how interesting it would be if we could get a statistic that tells you what percentage of forehands hit in a match don’t result in unforced errors. Simple idea, no? As we know, the ATP MatchFacts don’t give […]