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ATP Infosys Brain Game

Craig O'Shannessy writes a weekly Infosys strategy analysis story on the ATP World Tour website. This is where new tennis learning is unearthed and cutting-edge analytics come to life.

2018

 

Nov 20: Nadal Paced The Tour In These Two Categories

Nov 14: Djokovic, Anderson Keep It Short & Sweet

Nov 7: Tsitsipas Leader Of The Next Gen Pack - By One Point

Nov 2: For Thiem & Federer, Variety Is The Spice Of Serving Success

 

Oct 17: Here's One Reason Why Rafa, Novak Find Separation From Their Peers

Oct 9: The 5 Keys To Daniil Medvedev's Tokyo Title

Oct 4: Coric, Chung Are Young & Leading The Way On Return

Oct 3: If Tennis Eliminated The Second Serve, Roger Federer Would Dominate Even More

Sep 28: Eyes Wide Open: How Surface Impacts Serving Patterns

Sep 26: When In London, Djokovic Raises His Game To Another Level

Sep 20: Nadal, Djokovic Would Be Hall Of Fame Baseball Players

Sep 12: Del Potro Shows He's Is the Ultimate Game Closer In Tennis

Sep 4: How Isner & Top 20 Stars Perform When Games Go To Deuce

Aug 22: How Quickly Federer, Top 10 Race Through Their Service Games

Aug 16: The Importance Of Striking An Ace

Aug 12: De Minaur's Rise Shows It's All About Winning The Right Points

Jul 26: The Best Players At Unlocking 40-0 Return Games

Jul 19: Nadal Leading ATP Race To London

Jul 11: Who Leads The Way On Return At Wimbledon?

Jun 22: The Surprise That Pays Dividends For The Top 10

Jun 14: Dominic Thiem 2018's Iron Man

Jun 6: How Cecchinato Can Stun Thiem, Reach Roland Garros Final

May 28: This #NextGenATP Star Is Poised For A Roland Garros Breakthrough

May 18: Little Things Adding Up For Shapovalov In 2018

May 10: How Thiem Changes Tactics When He Changes Surfaces

May 3: At 15-30, Courageous Kev Is A Bold Pattern Breaker

Apr 27: Rafa's New Golden Era Hits Top Gear

Apr 19: The Switch Goffin, Nadal Hit When Transitioning To Clay

Apr 11: Five Players With Surprising Stats In 2018

Apr 4: Nadal Does This One Thing So Much Better On Clay

Mar 22: Returning Serve - The Long & Short Of It

Mar 7: Delpo's Big Rise Built On Small Margins

Feb 28: As Delpo Knows, Leaving Your Return Short Is Bad Except...

Feb 26: The Best Returner Among The Big Four

Feb 21: Nadal Has Done This Better Than Everyone

Feb 7: The Sure Way Dimitrov Used To Climb The ATP Rankings

Feb 1: This Part Of Chung's Game Is Nearly Top 10 Already

Jan 24: What Edmund Improved To Make The Australian Open SF

Jan 19: This Is Where Nadal Places Most Of His Returns

Jan 12: Where Do Lefties Serve At Crunch Time?

Jan 8: Federer, Nadal, Dimitrov, Rublev: Who Will Impress The Most In 2018?

2017

Dec 29: No One Tops Murray Returning First Serves

Dec 28: Think You Missed Federer At His Peak? Think Again

Dec 28: The Stat That Showed Why Dimitrov Had His Best Year Yet

Dec 24: The Most Telling Stats Of 2017 - Part 2

Dec 23: The Most Telling Stats Of 2017 - Part 1

Dec 14: Nadal Improves With Radical Serving Pattern Switch

Nov 29: Down The T Or Out Wide? Depends What You Want

Nov 17: A Powerful First Serve Is Nice, But Variety Gets You To London

Nov 6: #NextGenATP Serving Under Pressure

Oct 27: No Player Does This Better Than Damir Dzumhur

Oct 18: Rafa Is The Only Top 100 Player Who Does This

Oct 13: Federer Leads The Way Serving Under Pressure

Oct 3: Nadal's Surprising Stat That Pushed Him To No. 1

Sep 27: On Serve, Federer Slams The Door Better Than Anyone

Sep 19: Rublev's Meteoric Rise: What Made The Difference?

Sep 14: Top 10 Wins Don't Come Easy

Sep 8: All Or Nothing On Break Points - Who Holds Their Nerve?

Sep 1: How Querrey Does The Damage On Serve

Aug 22: #NextGenATP Donaldson Breaks The Trend

Aug 18: How Schwartzman Became The Return Giant In 2017

Aug 7: With The Match On Their Racket, The Top 10 Stay Clutch

Aug 4: When Zverev Gets Ahead, He Steps On It

Jul 28: The Numbers Behind The Big Four's Dominance

Jul 18: What Everyone Overlooks About Federer & Nadal's Game

Jul 14: Sampras Serves Up Wimbledon Success

Jul 5: Nadal Takes The Unconventional Road To Improvement

Jun 21: Rafa, Novak & The Snowball Effect

Jun 13: Calm & Steady Wins The Race

Jun 5: This Top 10 Duo Makes Return Numbers Add Up

Jun 1: Kontinen/Peers Serve Up Success

May 29: How Wawrinka/Djokovic Raise Their Games In Paris

May 24: Zverev's Fast Starts Spark Easy Holds

May 17: How Djokovic, Federer, Sampras All Became N0. 1

May 3: In Record Year, Nadal Bucks Top 10 Trend

Apr 25: For Some Players There Is A Difference Between 30-30 & Deuce

Apr 18: Four Keys To Nadal Winning His 10th Monte Carlo Crown

Apr 13: Want To Be Like Djokovic? Master Your 2nd Serve

Apr 5: Dimitrov, Kyrgios Leading The Way This Season

May 29: Kyrgios Keeps Them Guessing

Mar 22: Roger's 10,000 Break Point Chances

Mar 15: How Rafael Nadal Became The King Of Returns

Mar 8: Thanks To Mischa, Serve & Volley Is Back

Feb 28: Isner, Monfils Serve Their Way Out Of Trouble

Feb 22: How Good Is Your Serve?

Feb 14: The Secret Of Dimitrov's Success Revealed.

Feb 7: Stefan Edberg, The King Of Returns

Feb 1: Evans Returns His Way To Career High Ranking

Jan 24: Down On Serve, Stan Shows The Way Out

Jan 17: The Hidden Danger Of 15 All

Jan 10: How Murray's Time On Court Compares To The Top 10

Jan 5: Is The Return Of Serve Tennis' New Superpower?

Jan 2: Cilic's Simple Path To Success

2016

Dec 30: Nishikori Steps Into 2nd Serve Success

Dec 27: Dimitrov Wins More With Less

Dec 22: Facing Break Point, Nadal Outperforms His Peers

Dec 16: Kyrgios' Stellar Serving Sparks Best Year On Tour

Dec 9: The Biggest Reason Monfils Had His Best Year On Tour

Dec 7: Taylor Fritz's Path To Another Banner Season In 2017

Dec 5: Opportunity Breeds Success For Zverev

Dec 3: Raonic Reaps Reward On Return

Nov 28: Del Potro Finds Success Behind 2nd Serves

Nov 9: The Key To London Success: Saving Break Points

Nov 8: Serving For The Match? No Problem For The Top 10

Nov 4: Karlovic, Raonic Among Tour's Most Efficient Servers

Oct 26: How Hewitt Raised His Level Against The Top Players

Oct 18: Returning To Win

Oct 13: The Formula To Becoming No. 1

Oct 7: Djokovic, Top 10 Know Not All Points Are Created Equal

Sep 29: 2004: Roger Federer's Best Season Ever?

Sep 20: Why Federer 7 Co. Love Serving At 15-All

Sep 8: Top 10 Ways Murray Has Improved In 2016

Aug 30: Nick Kyrgios Among 2nd Serve Standouts

Aug 28: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: First Points Matter

Aug 16: The Best Hardcourt Returner Of All Time Is...

Aug 9: Rafael Nadal - The Underrated Server

Aug 4: Dominic Thiem - 1% Makes A Huge Difference

Jul 28: A Bright Spot For Returners

Jul 13: The Percentages That Separate Djokovic & The Top 10

Jul 6: Who's The Most Clutch Server In Tennis? 

Jun 21: Letting The Scoreboard Dictate Strategy

Jun 14: Risk & Reward Of High Power Serving

Jun 7: Too Good At Making First Serves?

May 31: Serving Under Pressure? No Problem For Federer

May 25: Novak Uses Third Serve To Full Advantage

May 17: How Murray Has Become Top Clay Court Player

May 11: Holding & Breaking From 0/30

Apr 29: How Nadal And The World's Best Win At 15/30

Apr 26: Remembering & Explaining Roger Federer's Early Climb

Apr 14: First Serves Key To Goffin's Ascent

Apr 5: Djokovic On A Roll

Mar 28: Djokovic Breaks The Mold

Mar 24: Improved Return Game Fueling Thiem's Top-10 Quest

Mar 20: Risk & Reward: High Stakes At 30/30

Feb 29: When Breaking Back Can Be A Back Breaker

Feb 28: Federer's Focus: Time Is Of The Essence

Feb 17: Steve Johnson: Slow But Steady Wins The Race

Feb 9: Novak Djokovic: The Power Of One

Feb 2: On Break Points First Serves Count!

Jan 27: Milos Raonic In Focus

Jan 20: David Ferrer In Focus

Jan 13: Aussies Look For Home Success

Jan 5: Holding Serve For The Elite Eight

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