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Jonathan Northrop is the resident in-house analyst of numbers, trends and how they can be applied with an eye on tennis history. You can contact Jonathan via: eldude@tennisfrontier.com

From Small to Big (Titles): When Young Players Breakthrough

From Small to Big (Titles): When Young Players Breakthrough

One of the holy grails of tennis speculation is being able to differentiate between those young players who will become stars and those who will not. Right now we’re amidst somewhat of a tide of upcoming  young players: from highly ...

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What If: Andy Roddick’s Career Without Roger Federer

What If: Andy Roddick’s Career Without Roger Federer

Andy Roddick, newly elected to the Tennis Hall of Fame, had an excellent career. He didn’t make the cut to make it into my Top 20 Players of the Open Era, but he’s just outside it. He’s among the better ...

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Why We’ll See A New Slam Winner in 2017

Why We’ll See A New Slam Winner in 2017

Fact: In the history of Open Era tennis, going back to 1968 through 2016—a span of 49 years and 195 Grand Slam tournaments—there has never been more than two years in a row without a new Slam winner. Of those ...

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American Hope – Is Men’s Tennis in the US on the Rise?

American Hope – Is Men’s Tennis in the US on the Rise?

A few years ago I wrote a couple blog articles on the sad state of American tennis, one a bit more straightforward—Houston, We Have a Problem—and one a bit more mythological: American Men’s Tennis and the Cycle of Ages. At ...

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NextGen 2016 in Review and 2017 Outlook — Part Two: The Sun Also Rises (1997-2000)

NextGen 2016 in Review and 2017 Outlook — Part Two: The Sun Also Rises (1997-2000)

In Part One we looked at the players born from 1993 to 1996, with a resulting outlook which was pretty grim. There are several players who should be good players, even possible Slam contenders, but in general they continue a ...

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NextGen 2016 In Review and 2017 Outlook — Part One: The Weak Classes of 1993 to 1996

NextGen 2016 In Review and 2017 Outlook — Part One: The Weak Classes of 1993 to 1996

Introduction It wasn’t so long ago that the up-and-coming “Young Guns” on the ATP tour were players like Grigor Dimitrov and Bernard Tomic, born in 1991 and 1992, respectively; now, after half a decade of anemic results and no elite ...

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The Open Era Top Twenty at the End of 2016

The Open Era Top Twenty at the End of 2016

By Jonathan Northrop With another year in the books, and encouraged by an email from a reader of Tennis Frontier, I thought I’d offer a highly subjective but statistically informed list of the greatest players of the Open Era. Another ...

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The Case of Kyrgios: How Good Will the Young Australian Be and Who are His Historical Comparable Players?

The Case of Kyrgios: How Good Will the Young Australian Be and Who are His Historical Comparable Players?

Nick Kyrgios just turned 21 years old on April 27 and, at #20, is currently the highest ranked player age 21 or younger. #15 Dominic Thiem is the highest ranked 22-year old, and the youngest player ranked above Thiem is ...

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Looking for the Next Great Player – Part Two: Candidates of Greatness

Looking for the Next Great Player – Part Two: Candidates of Greatness

Revisiting the Benchmarks: the Pace of Greatness To recap the last installment, we have clear benchmarks that all true greats (6+ Slam winners) hold in common: Before their 19th birthday: Ranked in the top 100 Before their 20th birthday: Ranked ...

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Looking for the Next Great Player – Part One : The Pace of Greatness

Looking for the Next Great Player – Part One : The Pace of Greatness

INTRODUCTION: Wake Me When We Get to the Bridge; or, Living Under a Serbian Reign When I was a kid living in Vermont we would drive to Long Island, New York, a couple times a year to visit family for ...

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