The Return of Maria Sharapova

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

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 [...]

The Victory Lap

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

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 [...]

Who can stop the Federer Freight Train?

2018-08-03T06:57:32+00:00 March 30th, 2017|ATP, Masters, Player behaviour, Psychology, Results analysis, Uncategorized|

  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

2018-08-03T07:02:46+00:00 March 8th, 2017|ATP, Betting Analysis, Masters, Psychology, Results analysis, WTA|

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 [...]

2017 Shuffle-Up (Part I : British Tennis)

2018-08-03T08:35:16+00:00 December 9th, 2016|ATP, Grand Slams, WTA|

In this article  we uncover exactly what's new on the UK front. Changes to the UK grass-court season in 2017: While the cornerstones of the world tennis calendar remained the same in 2016, there was a great deal of expansion into new markets and uncharted landscapes. Sofia, Bulgaria hosted its first [...]

2017 Shuffle-Up (Part II: Rest of World)

2018-08-03T08:14:56+00:00 December 9th, 2016|ATP, Betting Analysis, Davis Cup, Grand Slams, Masters, Player behaviour, Psychology, WTA|

We've discussed home-soil changes for the 2017 tennis season. Now let’s go deeper into the ATP and WTA tours to see what else is new and exciting for the whole year ahead. We’ll also add some betting perspective to hopefully spark some bright ideas.   The Newbies: The Hungarian Ladies [...]