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Federer-Djokovic Part 2: The Power Of Patterns

Federer-Djokovic Part 2: The Power Of Patterns

In Part One of this series we looked at the overall matchup between Federer and Djokovic. This was something of a “tale of the tape”, comparing the strengths and weaknesses of each player and rating who had the advantage in which areas. Understanding this is critical for gaining a fuller perspective on […]

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Wimbledon 2016: Berdych vs Murray

Wimbledon 2016: Berdych vs Murray

We’re reminded that men’s tennis has increasingly become a tall man’s game when 6’3 Andy Murray is little guy in this semi-final match-up. We are also reminded of the average age-increase inside the top 10 when at 29 he also marks the younger of the two men (albeit by a single […]

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Wimbledon 2016: Raonic vs Federer

Wimbledon 2016: Raonic vs Federer

Process of Elimination Wimbledon this year has been a tournament full of stories. First you have the fairy-tale of Marcus Willis, the teaching pro who won through qualifying and into the second round. His loss to Roger Federer did nothing to spoil his run – if anything it was a fitting […]

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Federer-Djokovic Part 1: The Matchup

Federer-Djokovic Part 1: The Matchup

There has never been a better rivalry in tennis than Federer-Djokovic. Certainly there have been better stories, such as flamboyant Agassi vs the stoic Pete Sampras. Combined with their warring personalities, Agassi and Sampras embodied visibly different tennis ideals – the powerful serve and volleyer and the baseline blaster.  That is […]

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Wimbledon Final Preview: Djokovic (1) vs Federer (2)

Wimbledon Final Preview: Djokovic (1) vs Federer (2)

It is not just a rematch of last year’s Wimbledon final, it also a redux of the most compelling rivalry in tennis. Roger Federer continues to deny Father Time and reaches his 10th Wimbledon final while dropping just a single set. His straight-sets demolition of an in-form Andy Murray featured […]

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Wimbledon Semi-final Preview – Murray vs Federer

Wimbledon Semi-final Preview - Murray vs Federer

As Federer and Murray prepare for their 24th professional tennis meeting on the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon, opinions fly wildly on who will come forth victorious. It is a compelling rivalry, and one that is largely underrated in light of the more visible ones in men’s tennis (namely Federer-Djokovic, Federer-Nadal […]

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Federer vs Wawrinka in Rome 2015: All About The Second Serve Return

Federer vs Wawrinka in Rome 2015: All About The Second Serve Return

In the wake of Wawrinka’s scintillating performance against Nadal in Rome, it would have been easy to see him dispatching Federer with at least equal, if not greater, ease. While Nadal’s year has clearly been sub-par on the red dirt, Wawrinka earned his with over the King of Clay with […]

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Tennis Mythbusters: Is The “Wrist Snap” On The Serve Real?

Tennis Mythbusters: Is The "Wrist Snap" On The Serve Real?

Welcome to a new segment on TacticalTennis called “Tennis Mythbusters”. Over the coming weeks we will look at some of the commonly held ‘wisdoms’ of tennis teachers and players everywhere and examine them to see if they are in truth fact or fiction! In the first installment of the series […]

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How Cilic Won The U.S Open

How Cilic Won The U.S Open

Enough time has passed now since Cilic’s US Open victory to put his win in perspective. But before we can answer some of the pressing questions such as “Is Cilic a one-slam wonder?” it’s worth taking some time to look at exactly how he was able to win his maiden […]

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Three Things To Watch For In Cilic vs Nishikori

Three Things To Watch For In Cilic vs Nishikori

As we head into tomorrow’s final between Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori most non-avid tennis fans around the world have likely been hitting google to learn more about these two bit actors in the play that has been professional men’s tennis over the last 10 years. The quick background is […]

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