We are a day away from the first round of the 2018 French Open. Who are tennis fans most likely to see in the final stages of the event? And who among the top contenders were favoured by this year’s draw?
As tennis prepares for the second slam of the season, we look at the players who have raised their game the most in the past year.
Alexander Zverev has a chance to bag a second clay-court Masters title for the year having already reached the quarterfinals in Rome. Whether he defends his Rome title or not, 2018 is shaping up to be Zverev’s best career performance on clay so far. How has he managed to raise his game on the red dirt?
Last week we looked at some of the biggest mismatches in the men’s game. What does the same analysis tell us about the most baffling women’s head-to-heads?
Why is it that some players seem to consistently underperform against certain opponents? And how could we measure the all-time most surprising head-to-heads in the game?
Novak Djokovic’s first round loss in Barcelona this week is making many wonder what, if anything, can get the Serbian back to his peak form.
With his first major clay event in 2018, Nadal has set the stage for one of the most efficient clay seasons of his career.
As the tour prepares for Monte Carlo, Rafael Nadal finds himself at the top of the clay-adjusted Elo ratings for the first time since 2014.
As the tours head into the clay court season, who should be buoyed the most by their mental toughness during Indian Wells and Miami?
In this guest blog, Martin Ingram analyses the dramatic trends in the backhand of La Torre de Tandil using Gaussian processes.