Changeover Podcast Episode 14: Stories from Miami
In this week’s Changeover Podcast, Brodie of Mind The Racket, Amy, and Juan Jose preview the upcoming WTA tournaments and Davis Cup, and Amy shares stories from Miami. Click here to listen. Don’t forget, you can subscribe to us on iTunes.
The Backboard: The Perils of Watching Tennis on TV in the United States, and More
Yesterday was a dark day for the sport of tennis in the United States. It’s difficult to pretend otherwise, really. Here is a rundown of what transpired.
Stats: Andy Murray Rights the Ship in the Miami Final
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% […]
VIDEO: Richard Gasquet Gets Angry About Time Violation
Stats: The Ruthless Efficiency of Serena Williams
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 […]
Changeover Podcast Episode 13: Prayer Circle of Nerds
A lot has happened during the first seven days of Miami. Brodie of Mind The Racket and the Changeover crew get a little nerdy and delve into tennis stats, Tommy Haas, scheduling catastrophes, bad tennis commentary during broadcasts, as well as many other things. Click here to listen. Don’t forget, you can subscribe to us on iTunes! If you like […]
Stats: Maria Sharapova’s Forehand and Backhand Efficiency Ratings – Miami QF vs Sara Errani
“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 […]
Quick Take: Tommy Haas, the Most Incredible Man Alive, Upsets Novak Djokovic in Miami
Stats: Introducing the Forehand (and Backhand) Efficiency Rating
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 […]
LiveAnalysis: Li Na vs Garbiñe Muguruza in the Miami Fourth Round
Live, game-by-game analysis of the Li Na vs Garbiñe Muguruza fourth round match at the Miami Premier Mandatory event.