Tag Archives: Nadal

The Physics and Perception of Court Speed

What’s big, flat, never moves, and yet has a speed debated hotly by thousands of people? Tennis fans know the answer to the riddle is a court surface. Fans, players, coaches, and pundits often have strong opinions about court speed. … Continue reading

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Sightings from the Mountain, Sunday

Kirilenko d. Lisicki, 5-7 6-1 7-6(1) in Pattaya Sabine Lisicki struggled to control her backhand right from the beginning of this match, and Maria Kirilenko took advantage of it, hitting hard forehands relentlessly to that side and drawing copious errors. … Continue reading

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Sightings from the Mountain

Observations from the first three days of the season: Arvidsson d. Stosur, 7-6(4) 7-5 in Brisbane Too often when an upset occurs, tennis fans and writers focus on what the higher-ranked player did wrong, and on the shock that she … Continue reading

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