Once again, Roger Federer is put in a straigth-jacket, locked in a box and dropped in the bottom of the ocean and -- escapes. OK, so it wasn't life and death only Wimbledon and he wasn't locked up, only two two sets to none against a veteran playing the match of his career.
June 29, 2012
June 24, 2012
Former tennis greats bemoan the dirth of volleying and monotony of baseline play dominating today's tennis in a feature by Barry Flatman for the Times of London (paywall).
Wilson has released a "Kei Spec" version of Steam Pro 95 racket in Japan, that is reportedly identical to what Kei Nishikori plays with, so it provides some insight into how pros customize their rackets.
June 23, 2012
June 20, 2012
From Tennis Oxygen on YouTube, focus on topspin backhand with contrast to groundstroke, followed by a second video from Fuzzyyellowballs.com
June 13, 2012
Rafael Nadal has now lost $1 Million in watches.
June 11, 2012
This lenghty rally shows the best and the worst of this weekend's mens final from the French Open at Roland Garos. Rally is on the third point of this game, after two shorter ones.
While some match ups are complex, today's conclusion of the rain-delayed match was extremely straight forward. Nadal won the baseline rallies when it was dry, Djokovic won the rallies when it was wet, because Nadal's topspin no longer bounced up high on him.
June 09, 2012
Want to know if you hit that shot above center? How much spin you hit? Or see how many slice backhands you hit today? With new rackets you'll be able to download your stats and see all that and more on your PC.
Embedded sensors in Babolat racketrs due out in 2013, promise to let you download stats on every shot you hit: Type of shot, impact point on strings, spin.