Results analysis

Musings on Clay, etc

As the tennis world transitions to the red stuff in the run up to Roland Garros, we ask: are modern players more capable of competing over all courts than their predecessors? Hark back to Spring 2004 and Guillermo Coria had just reached the final at Roland Garros, in the process achieving [...]

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 [...]

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 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+00:00 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 [...]

Indian Wells 2017 Preview

You know you’re in a granite quarter when Verdasco and Johnson look like a pair of ten-a-penny bums. With 3 previous champions who have won 12 of the last 13 titles all lumped together no-one bar Murray is going to progress quietly. The preceding week's action has also been anything [...]