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    French Open Predictions: How did we do?

    June 23, 2017
    Nadal 2017 French Open

    During the early rounds of the French Open, a series of spurious, uninformed predictions were made about the latter half of the tournament. With the tennis season in that agonizing three-week long break between the French Open and Wimbledon, let us pull away briefly from grass court tuneup tournaments to see how we did: Thiem will go deep. Well, Thiem went pretty deep, making it all the way to the semi-final “battle of generations” with Rafa where, despite his near-perfect…

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    ATP Number One Ranking: An analysis

    Andy Murray’s reign as World number 1 hit a very special point on Sunday (23rd April) – according to new research, this was the day he surpassed the average duration of an ATP number…

    June 18, 2017
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    2017 French Open – Early Predictions

    I know, I know, this blog has been neglected. Say no more. Travel, work, and depression at another Federer-less French Open has kept the presses from running. But fear not, Up Two Breaks is…

    June 1, 2017
  • Djokovic tennis slump

    Overcoming a tennis slump

    Overcoming a tennis slump Tennis is a funny game built on a foundation of repetitive motion. Improving your game involves hitting the same shot over and over. Thousands of backhands in practice or in…

    April 11, 2017
  • Tennis fitness

    The Spring Thaw

    The professional tennis “offseason,” pitiably short as it is, ended long ago in Australia. Players who had just finished the indoor season, had a few weeks to go home, remind their wives, girlfriends and…

    March 10, 2017
  • Andy Murray Greatest British Player

    Andy Murray Greatest of …

    Andy Murray Greatest of … Andy Murray is living a surreal moment. As tennis stars age, improve and grow up, the narrative of their career, the iconography of their public persona invariably shifts. Think…

    January 10, 2017
  • Tennis game scoring evolved in France

    Tennis Game Scoring: A History

    Women’s Tennis Association CEO Steve Simon wants to shake up tennis. He says tennis has an attention problem, and he knows how to fix it. Ultimately, he wants to see matches take no longer…

    November 18, 2016