March 02, 2014
February 25, 2014
Rooting around in some of my old tennis photos, I decided to spend time manipulating some to rescue otherwise flat, poor light images. Kind of like the results. On two I used Topaz's Simplify to outline and emphasize lines, created sketch-like images. On the other two I used+Nik Photography to heighten local contrast, and color contrast.
Click here to see the four images. All images from BNP Indian Wells tournament.
February 12, 2014
In some ways, science and metrics are slower to come to tennis than other sports from ski jumping to football. But we're seeing some exciting experiments at democraticizing technology for everyday tennis players. One is the Babolat PLAY Pure Drive tennis racket that incorporates accelerometers that can measure how you hit the ball, down loads this data to your computer, phone or tablet, and show your results compare to those of other users. This racket and software are available for $399.
January 28, 2014
Charming video chat with two great tennis players: Rod Laver and Roger Federer.
January 27, 2014
With temperatures at 44 degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit), and much higher on court, and an estimated 15,000 fans staying away, the controversy over the Australian Open's heat policy predictably returned.
November 12, 2013
A four-minute video of key shots.
September 27, 2013
Fun mini-set for charity with Na getting a 30-love handicap in each game.
September 23, 2013
For his new employer, Fox Sports, Andy cites how, in the locker room after winning WImbledon, Roger and his team went out of their way to be considerate of him. Brings up Peter Carter, Fed's early coach killed in a car crash. Death "put my career into overdrive... I wanted to make Peter proud." Implies back has always bothered him, but is taking longer and longer to recover.
September 16, 2013
Here's video via TennisNowHD of the epic 54-shot point between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in this year's final of the US Open, plus Nadal's comeback in the game.