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Tennis News / General Sport News - 4 weeks ago

Dominating Your Countrymen

When Andy Murray lost to fellow Brit Kyle Edmund at the 2018 Eastbourne International, The Sunday Times headlined that this was Andy’s first loss to a countryman in twelve years. Indeed, twelve years is a long time, and not too many readers will reme...

Tennis News / General Sport News - 1 month ago

Measuring a Season’s Worth of Luck

In Toronto last week, Stefanos Tsitsipas was either very clutch, very lucky, or both. Against Alexander Zverev in Friday’s quarter-final, he won fewer than half of all points, claiming only 56.7% of his service points, compared to Zverev’s 61.2%. The...

Tennis News / General Sport News - 1 month ago

The Cost of a Double Fault

We all know that double faults aren’t good, but it’s less clear just how bad they are. Over the course of an entire match, a single point here or there doesn’t seem to matter too much, especially when a double fault creeps in at a harmless moment, li...

Tennis News / General Sport News - 1 month ago

How Servers Respond To Double Faults

In the professional game, double faults are quite rare. They sometimes reflect a momentary lapse in concentration, and can negatively impact a server’s confidence. Players are sometimes particularly careful after losing a point to a double fault, tak...