Tag Archives: Murray

Humid or Heavy?: How Air Really Affects Tennis

Cool temperatures and showers during the first week of Roland Garros this year have had a mass of pundits and players talking about the “heavy” playing conditions. Some said those conditions favored players who hit the ball especially hard, or … Continue reading

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Mind and Matter in Melbourne

This year’s Australian Open proves that tennis players’ bodies can break down and make them lose big matches, but to win the biggest matches one needs to be the stronger player mentally. In both the men’s and women’s finals, the … Continue reading

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Murray Beats Federer, Setting up a Tough Final

Murray d. Federer, 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 Andy Murray played this match aggressively right from the beginning, hitting harder than Roger Federer from the baseline. This necessarily meant that Murray made more errors than normal, but it also meant … Continue reading

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Australian Open Men’s Draw Analysis

Yesterday I looked at the women’s draw and made predictions about how things would unfold in Melbourne. Today I look at the men’s draw. Because the talent in the ATP Tour is more concentrated among a small number of top … Continue reading

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Sightings from the Mountain, Sunday

A. Radwanska d. Wickmayer, 6-4 6-4 in Auckland Agnieszka Radwanska didn’t deploy her full arsenal of guile in this match, but she didn’t have to. Wickmayer put up a good fight, her powerful groundstrokes testing Radwanska’s well-known defensive capabilities and … Continue reading

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