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Tennis Channel Book Review of Deconstructing Tennis: The 4-D System image

Schewior's new book, Deconstructing Tennis: The 4-D System, arrived in my home recently, and over the past week I devoured it. Let me be unequivocal about one fundamental point: this is not a book for the casual player who has little interest in self-reflection.

Do You Want to Win? image

There’s an old cliché in tennis: at crunch time, the match is won by the player who “wants it more.” Chris Evert is a big proponent of this myth. Anyone who has competed in any sport knows that this is complete hogwash. My claim is that winners and losers have equal amounts of desire. What then explains the sorting of winners and losers at …

Rafa's Hidden Secret: What Does the Data Tell Us About Nadal? image

The use of statistics to understand results in professional tennis is in its infancy. One way of finding out more about what really happened in a match is to look at point-ending strokes. When doing so it’s important to remember that point-ending strokes include not only winners/forced errors, but they also include unforced errors.

What Actually Happened in Roger Federer's Stunning 5-set Loss to Grigor Dimitrov? image

What actually happened in Roger Federer’s stunning 5-set loss to Grigor Dimitrov? I make a convincing case that his injury was far worse than he led us to believe.