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Brain Game Tennis Blog

Learn tennis strategy, read analysis of pro matches, and more from the Brain Game Tennis blog. All posts are written by ATP tennis strategy coach & analyst, Craig O'Shannessy.

G’day, Just 13 sleeps to go until Wimbledon 2019. 😍 Today we rewind back in time to connect the dots between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at SW19. The analysis focuses on the 2011 Wimbledon final, won by Novak, which also serves as a preview of their block-buster 2018 semi-final. Craig’s Wimbledon Channel Analysis: Djokovic
G’day! Welcome to the Brain Game Tennis 2019 Wimbledon countdown! Each day for the next two weeks I will be priming you for the greatest tournament of them all with highlights from my work in previous years as the strategy analyst for The Wimbledon Channel. What will you find in the videos? Insights into pro
G’day, Back in February, I was in Long Island, NY, coaching at a Tennis Congress event. Devin Nerenberg and Gustavo Sanchez, from Entourage Tennis, were also coaching there as well. The Tennis Congress was organized in conjunction with the New York Open, and the players were able to be on court all day getting coaching,

Moneyball In Tennis

G’day from Roland Garros, I want to share with you a really fun feature the Tennis Channel posted yesterday about the strategy work I do in tennis, particularly focused on my work with Novak Djokovic. I have greatly enjoyed helping pioneer data analysis in tennis, along with a lot of other passionate coaches, and it
Johanna Konta is buring through the 2019 Roland Garros women’s draw like a runaway bushfire. Have a look at these scorelines. Rd 1 def. A. Lottner 6-4, 6-4 Rd 2 def. L. Davis 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 Rd 3 def. V. Kuzmova 6-2, 6-1 Rd 4 def. D. Vekic 6-2, 6-4 Qtrs def. S. Stephens 6-1,
For a deeper analysis of the massive impact the length of the rally has on winning a match, I highly recommend THE FIRST 4 SHOTS. Click HERE for more information about this tennis strategy product, focused on the importance of the start of the rally. The First 4 Shots – Video Bonjour from Roland Garros! You
The serve went in. The return didn’t come back into the court. We fail to connect the dots with this simple one-two combination. We don’t connect them to winning matches nearly as much as we should. We dismiss return errors as an aberration. Then we become indignant that this simple rally length gets increasingly more
Roger Federer leads the tour in career best win percentages in a boatload of serve categories. So what’s his worst stat? Well, here it is! The ATP ranking for Break Points Won on clay includes 200 players. Federer is ranked 198th, so I think it’s fair to say this is the bottom of the barrell
G’day from Monte Carlo, It was a scintillating day of tennis today at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters with all eight matches in the Round of 16 completed. Here’s the results: (1) Novak Djokovic def Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-0 (2) Rafael Nadal def Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 (9) Borna Coric def Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-2

ATP Tennis Radio Interview

G’day from Monte Carlo, On the Sunday before the tournament started, I talked all things clay court tennis with Seb Lauzer from ATP Radio. The interview is 14:15min long. What did we talk about? The clay court swing Rafael Nadal’s performance on break points Novak Djokovic looking for clay court form 0-4 shot rally length
Monte Carlo Rally Length.   Single digit rallies vs double digit rallies. G’day from Monte Carlo 🇲🇨 Firstly, a huge thank you for all the amazing support on Day 1 of DIRTBALLER!  It’s been an instant success with people purchasing from Brazil, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Belgium, Singapore, China, Australia and from all over the U.S.A.
Roland Garros vs US Open 2016/17/18. What’s the very first thing you think of when the topic of clay court tennis is discussed? Longer, gruelling rallies have to be right up there. More defense, more grinding, more running and more attrition. More pain and suffering… But is all of that true? When you compare a
Rafael Nadal on the clay court
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5 Take Aways: 2018 US Open

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Naomi Osaka hits a forehand in 2018 US Open
Naomi Osaka The Real Deal… Naomi Osaka is the future. Best to get to know her now. 💡 Naomi, 20-years-old from Japan, is into her first Grand Slam final this afternoon against Serena Williams. I am realllyyyy looking forward to this one. Noami plays a fun, aggressive brand of tennis that is really enjoyable to

G’day, Diego!

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Dirtballer.   You will have your hands on it Mon, October 1.  You know how sometimes you get a little ahead of yourself. 🙋🏻‍♂️ Well, that is definitely me with the launch of Dirtballer. The initial theory was to release it to the world during Roland Garros 2018. But then I thought… Wouldn’t it be
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Wimbledon grass tennis court
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For a deeper analysis of the massive impact the length of the rally has on winning a match, I highly recommend THE FIRST 4 SHOTS. Click HERE for more information about this tennis strategy product, focused on the importance of the start of the rally. For a 20% discount, enter coupon code RG2018 at checkout. Last
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