Big Men, Big Results: The Zverev Effect and the Disappearance of the So-Called “Prime Tennis Age” (Part 2)

What happens when you take a backhand on par with Nishikori, the ability to move well on any surface, a surprisingly aggressive second serve, and place it inside a 21-year old. You get the future of tennis. We don’t have to look much further than the dynamic Alexander Zverev to see the archetype of the … Continue reading Big Men, Big Results: The Zverev Effect and the Disappearance of the So-Called “Prime Tennis Age” (Part 2)

Big Men, Big Results: Examining the Effects of Height on Modern Tennis (Part 1)

Part 1: 2018 – A Record Year For the Very Tall 2018 was a year of intriguing storylines in the world of men’s tennis. We saw Roger Federer re-ascend to the top of the ATP World Tour Rankings, his first top spot since 2012. We watched the breakout campaigns of the tour’s youngest in Karen … Continue reading Big Men, Big Results: Examining the Effects of Height on Modern Tennis (Part 1)