Return of Serve Analysis: How Rafael Nadal Won a Masters 1000 Final Without Creating a Single Break Point
An in-depth look into the return of serve performance of Rafael Nadal and John Isner during the 2013 Cincinnati Final. The numbers will surprise you.
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.
Welcome to another installment of LiveAnalysis! But this is not just any LiveAnalysis post…this time I’ll be on site at the River Oaks Country Club to bring you a firsthand account of the third meeting between tournament top seed Nicolás Almagro and returning finalist John Isner.
A post full of information, analysis, photos and quotes from the semifinal action, as well as the doubles final, at the 2013 Men’s Clay Court Championship, featuring: Nicolás Almagro, Rhyne Williams, Juan Mónaco, John Isner, Bob and Mike Bryan, Jamie Murray and John Peers.
It’s the final week of the SAP Open in San Jose. The tournament, which is the second oldest in the United States, is moving to South America in 2014. It’s another in a long line of signs that point to a giant neon flashing sign saying: “Tennis in the United States is Dying.”
John Isner and Sam Querrey are the only players from their generation in the top 50. Are they poised to lead American tennis? And what happened to the rest of the generation?
So, John Isner has withdrawn from the Australian Open. This is incredibly sad because he is the top American, I am a fan of his, and it’s of course sad when anyone is too injured to do their job. But it also leaves me wondering what in the world is going on with him. So […]
Last week Amy shared her five wishes for the 2013 tennis season. I mostly agreed with hers, but I have a few wishes of my own:
That’s it folks. No more ATP tennis for 2012. Challengers and exhibitions only. Having withdrawal symptoms already? Well, I’m here to help. I had fun looking back at the under-the-radar moments from the WTA season a couple of weeks ago, and so now I want to bring you 10 things about the ATP season that might have already slipped your mind.