Europe Readies to Defend Laver Cup Title

Europe Readies to Defend Laver Cup Title

Following it’s successful debut in 2017, the Laver Cup will makes its second edition this week. Defending champions Team Europe will meet Team World in Chicago, with new teammates joining each side. In this post, I look at how competitive the 2018 instalment of Laver Cup is shaping up to be.

Zverev's US Open Loss Puts Him Among Top 20 Most Disappointing Major Performances So Far

Zverev's US Open Loss Puts Him Among Top 20 Most Disappointing Major Performances So Far

We are into the quarterfinals at the 2018 US Open. No matter what happens in the final days of the event, we already know that one of the major storylines of this year will be Alexander Zverev’s failure to get to the second week. Zverev’s third round loss to Philipp Kohlschreiber makes the 14th loss at a slam, 13 of which have been before the quarterfinals. With this slam record, what hopes does the twenty-one year-old have for getting that elusive first Major?

2015 US Open Still The Most Brutal in Tennis History

2015 US Open Still The Most Brutal in Tennis History

After two rounds in extreme heat conditions, the 2018 US Open has seen 12 men’s singles matches end in retirement. Is this a historic high for the number of early retirements at a slam? And how do high retirement counts impact the progress of the draw?

Plus-Minus Statistics for Tennis

Plus-Minus Statistics for Tennis

Plus-Minus doesn’t have to be a stat for team sports only. This post introduces Plus-Minus for tennis and uses it to rank the leaders on serve and return heading into the US Open.

Who Is the Teen GOAT of Men's Tennis?

Who Is the Teen GOAT of Men's Tennis?

When Stefanos Tsitsipas became the youngest player to beat four top 10 players in a single event at the Rogers Cup, many were wondering about the greatest teen performances in tennis history. This post looks at top contenders for ‘Teenage GOAT’ status in the men’s game and how they compare to recent impressive teens.

Federer has outperformed everyone on grass - including himself

Federer has outperformed everyone on grass - including himself

With his haul of 8 titles, Roger Federer has triumphed at Wimbledon more than anyone else. But how does 8 titles compare with how many we could have expected him to win given his level—and his competition—over the years? And which title was his most impressive? [Authored by Graeme Spence]