Tags: Australian Open (Tennis)

Who Has the Best Shots in Men’s Tennis?

No matter how it might look, regime change really will come to men’s tennis someday, but for now power remains concentrated in very familiar hands. Four years have passed since the last New York Times survey of the best shots in men’s tennis, and the players who dominated that poll in 2014 continue to dominate…

Are Women Penalized More Than Men in Tennis? Data Says No

Serena Williams argued that she was subject to a double standard when she was cited for verbal abuse by the chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the United States Open women’s final last Saturday. “There are men out here who do a lot worse than me, but because I’m a woman you are going to take…

On Tennis: Roger Federer Pursues the No. 1 Ranking Again. Why Not?

“The No. 1 tax is very low in this case,” Courier said. To scale the summit for the first time since Nov. 4, 2012, Federer need only reach the semifinals in Rotterdam. That means winning three matches, the first against the Belgian qualifier Ruben Bemelmans on Wednesday night in what will be their first meeting.…