Player behaviour

2018 Australian Open: Review/SF Preview

Even before the first round began at Melbourne Park controversy was in the air. Bernard Tomic was given a kick up the rear rather than a wildcard by Tennis Australia – a move which clearly did little to fire him up. Tomic has missed a lot of fun whilst he’s [...]

David vs Goliath: 2017 Davis Cup Final Preview

If events based on hazy geographical regions, choreographed dance routines, and (albeit iconic) pensioners sitting courtside looking more uncomfortable than if they were on the 7:53 to Charing Cross float your boat - then Laver Cup’s the one for you. JAbet will leave that nonsense to the Moet and Prawn [...]

ATP World Tour Finals: Preview

What a difference twelve months can make. Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem are the only players from the 2016 Finals to have qualified again for 2017. Injuries have plagued a significant number of players at the summit of the ATP rankings, paving the way for no fewer than 4 of [...]

Who we fancy at the ATP Paris Masters

For those not lying flat out on the rehabilitation bench, Paris Bercy calls. The final stop on the Masters 1000 tour has historically been known as one of the faster indoor hard-court tournaments and previous results have reinforced this. Bomb-droppers of varying effectiveness Jerzy Janowicz (2012), Milos Raonic (2014) and [...]

Wimbledon 2017: preview

Considering the ladies’ championships the main talking point and betting focus of any Grand Slam is usually, of course, Serena Williams. Now she is a mother in the making, much like with Roland Garros, Wimbledon betting becomes a little bit like The Grand National. So let's take a look at [...]

RG17: preview

Men’s Tournament: So, what of the The Big Five’s chances? Well these days Roger plays when and where he wants - Roland Garros does not qualify. Murray and Stan have been stuck in 2nd gear for months (although maybe Wawrinka's just hitting form on cue - he's strong favourite to [...]

The Return of Maria Sharapova

When a teary-eyed Maria Sharapova confessed to the world’s media that she had failed a drugs test at January’s Australian Open, a return to the court in a professional playing capacity seemed implausible, if not impossible. Sharapova tested positive for meldonium (a substance proven to increase endurance, reduce fatigue and [...]

2018-08-03T06:33:05+01:00 April 25th, 2017|Player behaviour, Psychology, WTA|0 Comments

The Victory Lap

Here we take a look at which of our favourite tennis greats could be calling it a day this season. While many of these players could easily go on making decent prize money for seasons to come, let's outline a few reasons why this could/should be the end and offer [...]

2018-08-03T06:58:13+01:00 April 10th, 2017|ATP, Player behaviour, Psychology, Results analysis, WTA|0 Comments

Who can stop the Federer Freight Train?

  When Roger Federer, a model of durability throughout his playing career, damaged his knee early in 2016 running a bath for his girls, many feared it was the beginning of the end for the former number one. With no Grand Slam titles since victory over Andy Murray at Wimbledon [...]