It's easy to rate servers by total aces. But how accurate is that?
September 23, 2012
Among the stats that are sporadically and randomly fed to fans from the Hawk Eye line-calling camera system, is how far players run. Numbers vary from 600 feet to win a lop-sided set on a fast court, to over 5 miles in a tough, five-setter with long rallies. (Updated Jan 25, 2013)
September 22, 2012
Side by side video shows how much tennis gets played in a Fed match, while Nadal, well you know .... Good news is, you get to see Rafa's point replayed three times while Fed plays three, new points.
September 16, 2012
Here are three photos that show what happens to a tennis ball when it is struck by a pro's tennis racket. The first one surfaced when I was browsing some old photos of mine. I did a quick crop around the racket. The second is a vidcap I took from a great slow motion video on Tennisplayer.net, a paid web site. Look closely to see how much the ball is compressed in both.
September 11, 2012
Here is a quick take on what stats stood out to me, from yesterdays US Open men's final where Andy Murray won his first, major title by dethroning Novak Djokovic. Scroll forward to 4:50 min in the embeded video to 3-2/15-15 for the start of a 56-shot rally. If you watch that, you've pretty much seen every point in the nearly-five-hour match.