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.”
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.
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.
This week I wonder why top players keep showing up at tournaments even though they’re injured, what’s in store for Taylor Townsend’s future, and more.