2018 US Open Interview with Luca Baldissera.
This was a really fun 12-minute interview I did with Luca onsite at the US Open the day of Novak Djokovic’s quarter-final battle with Aussie, John Millman.
The topics we talked about are broken down into specific segments further down the page below the video, and as you will see, we cover a solid range of topics. The last five minutes are all focused on preparing Novak for matches. He would go on to defeat John Millman 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 later the same day, and go on to win the US Open title a few days later against Juan-Martin del Potro in the final.
Enjoy the video! There are lots to learn for your own game!
2018 US Open Video: Luca Baldissera (Ubi Tennis) Interview with Craig O’Shannessy
Here’s a breakdown of what we talked about in the interview.
0:53: Craig’s background. How did it all begin getting involved with strategy & statistics in tennis?
1:56: The arrival of Dartfish Match Tagging. We don’t have to watch the match chronologically anymore. Patterns of play are now revealed.
3:35: The First 4 Shots. 70% of all points in tennis are in the first four shots.
3:55: The No. 1 player in the world only wins 55% of points in a season.
5:06: Why do people train long rallies so much?
5:20: 0-4 Shots is where you decide the match.
5:37: Stats first kept in tennis in 1991.
6:02: My work with the Italian Tennis Federation. Improving the practice court.
7:00: Examples of the way I work with Novak Djokovic. What I focus on to prepare Novak for a match against John Millman.
9:18: Explaining A, B, C, D.
All the very best,