Nadal Victorious in Match of the Year

The picture of players spain rafael nadal and game supreme talent clay with federer marat safin australian After five hours of grueling, exhilarating and inspiring tennis by the world’s two best players, Spain’s Rafael Nadal proved once again in this year’s Italian Open final that he is the game’s supreme talent on clay – if only by a whisker.

Pulling off the win required beating the No. 1... Read More

Top Four Seeds on Track

The picture of year seed mats wilander and seed ivan lendl with seed jimmy connors Although, considering the way my predictions have been going, I could be jinxing one or more of these guys, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, David Nalbandian and Ivan Ljubicic all look like favorites to reach this year’s French Open semifinals. If they all win their quarterfinal matches, it would be the first time since 1985 that the No. 1... Read More

Measuring the Quality of Tennis Performance

The picture of tennis coaches commentators fans and quality tennis players performances with possibility building databases How many times have we heard tennis coaches, commentators, fans and even players say of a recently concluded contest: “What a great match …”?

Sometimes, of course, we hear the opposite statement as well. It is common to think that the higher the ranking of the players the better... Read More

Areas melbourne park

The picture of areas melbourne park and womens doubles quarter finals with rod laver arena The company I work for had laid some synthetic grass in a few of the corporate and retail areas at Melbourne Park. I got a call from the marketing company we did the work for, asking me to do some fix up work. With that in mind, they had to issue me with a ground pass for the day to... Read More

Aussie Draw Dissected

The picture of players venus williams and slew unforced errors with justine henin hardenne Now that half the players at this year’s Australian Open have been eliminated, it’s time to examine the draw in detail and try to anticipate some of the matchups to look for down the road.

On the very first day of the event, one of the game’s most enigmatic players – Venus Williams – tumbled out to... Read More

Atp wta tour

The picture of atp wta tour and percent slice forehands with doubles player santoro Santoro is almost inarguably the most unique player on either the ATP or WTA Tour. Whereas most modern male – and especially female – stars are allergic to the net and look to control the point with their big forehands, the diminutive Santoro manages to remain competitive by serving and volleying a large percentage of the time and... Read More