A brief look at insightful stats, trends, and trivia in the world of tennis. A daily podcast with Jeff Sackmann from @tennisabstract.
A Familiar List of Grand Slam Winners
Novak Djokovic adds to the long list of players he’s beaten three times, Ashleigh Barty gets the most out of a small package, and Elise Mertens lays more groundwork for a remarkable doubles career.
The Impenetrable Matteo Berrettini
Berrettini and Novak Djokovic make the most of their first two shots, Karolina Pliskova finds some magic out wide, and the Croatian doubles team of Mektic and Pavic chases the Bryan brothers.
Aryna Sabalenka Lights Up the Radar Gun
Sabalenka serves faster than many men, Denis Shapovalov steps up his return game, and Jule Niemeier is the hottest player you’re not watching this week.
Novak Djokovic Usually Beats These Guys
Djokovic holds an encouraging record against the rest of the quarter-final field, Ashleigh Barty has gotten here without many top-ten wins, and a Swedish doubles specialist excels in his first grand slam.
Karolina Muchova Doesn’t Need Warmups
Muchova brings almost no grass-court experience to today’s battle with Angelique Kerber, Karen Khachanov advances despite a serve gone missing, and Ons Jabeur leaves a raft of high-profile losers in her wake.
Alexander Zverev’s Favorite Matchup
Hubert Hurkacz has been unbreakable, Madison Keys is poised for a grass-court breakthrough, and Zverev couldn’t ask for a better fourth-round draw.
Short attention span brilliance for pro tennis geeks
I love this. I’m a sucker for sports stats… the insights that emerge, the little thrill at the seemingly miraculous stat, and this podcast has that in the quickest format ever.
The constant churn of the tennis calendar makes this a refreshing daily listen
One of the best micro style stats based approaches to tennis for the casual listener