In 2016, Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza shocked tennis with Major wins. This year, Jelena Ostapenko and Sloane Stephens were the unexpected first-time slam title-holders. Who, if any of these winners, were helped by an easier Grand Slam field?
Now that the US Open—the last of the four Majors of the tennis calendar—has ended, it is more clear than ever that the 2017 season has been a strange one.
There has been a lot of talk about the lacklustre men’s field at this year’s US Open. What better way to put this idea to the test than to have the 2017 US Open men’s draw go head-to-head against the draw of 2016?
The US hard court season has been a breakout period for the ATP tour’s Next Gen players. In this post we look at which Next Gen players have been the most dominant this season.
Tournament strength and depth are terms we commonly hear used in tennis. Yet the sport doesn’t have good stats for either of these properties of events.