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Do taller tennis players win more? A statistical analysis of the 2014 Australian Open.

Do taller tennis players win more?  A statistical analysis of the 2014 Australian Open. Tall players serve harder and have greater reach.  Shorter players are quicker. So who wins more often?  Let’s look at the results of the just-concluded 2014 Australian Open to find out. Round 1:  Mens Singles Notes: The taller player won 36 […]

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Tennis’ Battle of the Sexes Part 2: Pro vs. ‘Joe’

How big is the gap between an amateur male and a professional female? Our’Joe’: Nick Yazzollino, an NTRP 4.0 amateur from Tigard, OR Our Pro: Macall Harkins, a NTRP 6.5 part-time WTA touring professional from Palos Verdes, CA, with a Wikipedia page to showcase her record, ranking, winnings, and everything. pit two players with such […]

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2 Choices that Likely Cost Roger Federer 5 Majors

2 Choices that Likely Cost Roger Federer 5 Majors We marvel at the elegance of Roger’s one hander and the classic simplicity of his Pro Staff racquet, but both have cost him at least 5 Slams. Let me explain. 1. Roger’s one hand backhand is a liability against increasing pace and spin. When Roger won […]

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Where tennis pros get their start: ITF tennis

If you have any interest in making a living playing tennis, you should probably read this first. I’ve always been one of the elite players at my club, on my team, and in my town. When I heard that every ranked player on the ATP has at one point played an ITF event as a […]

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