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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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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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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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Open Era Generations, Part Fifteen: Gen 13 (1994-98) – A New Hope?

Open Era Generations, Part Fifteen: Gen 13 (1994-98) – A New Hope?

The Young Punks As the saying goes, history repeats itself. In this case, we see a kind of harmonic in tennis history between these past few generations and the first few generations of the Open Era. The first generation of ...

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2015 Rogers Cup Review

2015 Rogers Cup Review

One week ago, as the men began play in Montreal and the women started play in Toronto, the main talking points were about the performances of Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams and how they would start their preparation for the ...

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National Tennis Careers – Part Six: Summing Up

National Tennis Careers – Part Six: Summing Up

After surveying Open Era tennis through the five nations with the highest Slam totals, we’re left with a few questions and unexplored areas which I’ll try to tackle in this concluding segment. Click here to discuss National Tennis Careers – ...

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2015 Davis Cup Quarterfinals Review

2015 Davis Cup Quarterfinals Review

The 2015 Davis Cup quarterfinals were held across the world during July 17-19. As usual, they provided drama, comebacks, upsets, and promise. There was a country crumbling without its injured top players, and a heroic performance by a two-time Major ...

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15 Up-and-Coming Players to Watch in 2015 / Jonathan Northrop

15 Up-and-Coming Players to Watch in 2015 / Jonathan Northrop

As the first tournaments of 2015 wrap up, it is almost shocking to think that the Australian Open is just around the corner on January 19. As always, we’ll all be watching the top players with the usual questions: How ...

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