A brief look at insightful stats, trends, and just plain interesting things in the world of tennis. A daily podcast from @tennisabstract.
Coco Gauff Threads the Needle Into the Adelaide Semis
Benoit Paire gets back in the win column, Gauff wins her closest three-setter so far, and return king Lleyton Hewitt is headed to the Hall of Fame.
Danielle Collins Leads an American Charge in Adelaide
Collins ousts top-seed Ashleigh Barty down under, another teenager makes his presence known on the ATP tour, and Miami announces the pay cut awaiting their champions.
Nicolas Jarry Starts the Long Road Back
Jarry returns to tour-level competition with a win after an 11-month drug suspension, the ATP returns to Singapore with an uninspiring field, and former NCAA star Nicole Gibbs calls time on her tennis career.
Daniil Medvedev Almost Cracks the ATP Top Two
Rafael Nadal has a fight on his hands to retain a spot just behind Novak Djokovic in the rankings, Naomi Osaka’s second-week performance at slams defies historical precedent, and Coco Gauff is no standard-issue qualifier at this week’s Adelaide International.
Looking Beyond #18 For Novak Djokovic
Djokovic brushes aside Daniil Medvedev with a performance for the ages, Roger Federer should get comfortable with the idea of a lower place on the all-time slam list, and a flurry of younger prospects have excelled this week at Challengers around the world.
Naomi Osaka Wins Her Fourth Grand Slam Title
The 23-year-old Japanese star continues her dominance in the biggest matches, Rajeev Ram and Barbora Krejcikova are the king and queen of Melbourne doubles, and Daniil Medvedev enters tomorrow’s final with scary numbers.
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