2nd Serves: The New Rules

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 by
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Your second serve is a beast. You just didn’t know it… G’day from Miami! Last night Nick Kyrgios defeated David Goffin 7-5(5), 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals. Kyrgios fell behind 0-2 in the tiebreaker after he hit a backhand return in the net, and Goffin ripped a backhand winner down the line. Serving at

Nadal v Mahut Preview

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 by
Look though this lens.  #7 Rafal Nadal vs. #55 Nicholas Mahut (1 win each) G’day from Miami, I really like this match-up because of the contrasting styles. Seeing a “north-south” player like Mahut battle an “east-west” superstar like Nadal is just flat-out fun! I want to educate your eye for this match – have you
The Excitement Machine. Roger Federer def. Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4 I just had the absolute pleasure of watching Roger & Juan Martin from three rows back on the baseline in Miami this afternoon. What was it like? Here’s five things that really stood out to me. When you sit on the side of
Rafael Nadal wins 0-6, 6-2, 6-3. Lose the 1st Set. Win the match. No problem. Rafael Nadal had a career 13-1 record against Phillip Kohlschreiber coming into their Miami Round of 32 match on the weekend. He had only lost one set in their past six matches. Nadal had a solid warm-up for the match.

Serve & Volley = Success

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 by
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Don’t be a hater. Serve and Volley always, always works… There are three types of basic tests that we do to figure out if a tennis strategy works or not. the eye test word-of-mouth test data test Eye Test = Fail For so many of us around the world, serve and volley fails the eye

The 3 BIG Questions…

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 by
Know thy opponent. You are the second most important person on a tennis court. Evgeny Donskoy defeated Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(5) Roger Federer’s shock loss in the second round of the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to #116 ranked Evgeny Donskoy looks like a complete shock – on the surface. Consider this… The
Serving a double fault is like sending your opponent an invitation to break your serve. Serving two in the same game is basically handing it over on a silver platter. Benjamin Becker served two double faults in his opening service game against Kei Nishikori, and quickly found himself down two sets to love against the
SAVE 20% Aug 30 – Sep 12 All 7 strategy products on sale Discount automatically applied US Open Metrics. The knowledge of numbers. G’day from New York! It really does not matter what you are doing, having a strategy is essential. If you don’t have one, then what exactly are you doing? Most people are
Imagine if you were allowed to “win” a point in a tennis match at any time – without even having to play it. It’s like having a “Djoker” card in your hand that you can play whenever you want, no matter what the score or circumstance. Kinda like being Novak Djokovic, for example. Well, almost
141,516 points. Blowing the doors off men’s college tennis… G’day from Austin! This data is brand new. The data set is massive. And it’s all focused on college men’s tennis. And… it’s going to make you fall off your chair. College tennis is an amazing destination for talented junior players from all over the planet. They
Practice just got more specific. Brand new data. It’s a paradigm shift. G’day from London! Hope all is well to kick off a new week. I am in London for a couple of days before heading to New York. It’s been a very busy schedule so far this year! The past week in Monte Carlo was
Week 1 vs. Week 2.  The inner workings of a Top 20 player… G’day! Got a question for you. I divided the 2016 Australian Open men’s draw into two parts – Week 1 & Week 2. Week 1 = 112 matches = 88% Week 2 = 15 matches = 12% Week 2 starts with the 4th
Smart Tactics. Smart Price. Stop guessing. Start knowing. G’day! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. It has not stopped raining in Texas, and it’s still going! Today is Cyber Monday, and the last day to save 20% on all 6 Brain Game Strategy products. I want to give you a little overview of each

Wimbledon’s Winter Wonderland

Saturday, 28 November 2015 by
Wimbledon in November Resting, getting ready to create more history… This time last week, I was in London covering the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. I was fortunate enough to go backstage at Wimbledon on two mornings with great mate, Grant Cantin, who is the assistant head groundsman at the All England Club.
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Separation works best in the cold… It’s prime time to make a move. G’day from Austin! Tennis is a sport where quick jumps in improvement are hard to make. You are much better off taking the view of getting “one day better” at a time –  small, incremental steps on the development pathway. BUT, if
Roger Federer has won in New York five times. Here’s 15 reasons why I think the sixth will be this afternoon. G’day from the Big Apple! What an incredible final this one is shaping up to be. I was fortunate to be at the last two Wimbledon finals between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, and can’t

Hi, my name is Roger Djokovic

Friday, 11 September 2015 by
Roger is the Fully Monty. Fed is putting up some “Djokovic-Like” return & rally numbers. When we think of Roger’s game at its best, the serving side of the equation is typically what comes to mind. When we think of Novak Djokovic, we tend to focus more on the greatness of his returns and domination
Numbers remove opinion. Numbers remove guesswork. Let’s embrace data, shall we? It has been an extremely enjoyable start to the 2015 U.S. Open, writing for the New York Times and analyzing data to see exactly what numbers and patterns dominate our sport. Below are 15 data points that can definitely help make you a smarter

Educate your tennis eye

Sunday, 30 August 2015 by
Smarter #usopen viewing. Enjoy the tournament more – because you know more. There is a lot that escapes the eye when you watch a tennis match. Important things happen in the middle of a point that are  forgotten by the time the point ends. Subtle things happen between the points that are not measured, yet

Roger Federer @ #usopen

Thursday, 27 August 2015 by
Flushing Meadow used to be a very happy hunting ground for Roger. From 2004 – 2008, he won 35 straight matches, and 5 titles. Those were incredibly good times for the Swiss star. Not so, lately. He lost in the 2009 final to Juan-Martin Del Potro, and has only been to one semi-final since. It’s