Tennis - ATP World Tour

Kyrgios Makes Special Connection At Charity Event

Nick Kyrgios has thrilled countless fans throughout the world with his tennis. But the Australian continues to prove that his kindness off the court makes an impact, too.

Kyrgios, who has ramped up the...

Best of 2018: First-Time Winners Part 1

Continuing our Season In Review series, ATPWorldTour.com pays tribute to the first-time winners of the 2018 season. In part one of our two-part series, we look at the year's first seven first-time winners.

Daniil Medvedev - Sydney [First-Time Winner Spotlight] 
In the youngest ATP World Tour final since Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic at the 2007 BNP Paribas Open, Daniil Medvedev overcame home favourite and first-time tour-level finalist Alex de Minaur 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 at the Sydney International.

"It's amazing," Medvedev said. "I'm really happy. To make it through the qualies, there were so many circumstances. I wanted to go...

The Numbers Game: 2018 ATP Challenger Tour

Win-Loss Percentage Leaders
Australia's Jordan Thompson was the lone player to eclipse the 50-win mark this year, capping his campaign with a 52-17 record. It is the second-most...

Photographers’ Faves: Best Pics Of 2018

Tennis photographers shoot tens of thousands of player images each year. Whittling that library down to just a handful of favourite photos is perhaps the hardest job of all.

But we tasked three of the best shooters in the sport - Getty Images' trio Clive Brunskill, Julian Finney and Matthew Stockman - to do just that. Below is the back story to each photographer's favourite image of the year and at bottom is a link to a gallery of more of their favourites from a memorable 2018 season.

Enjoy!

Clive Brunskill
Rafael Nadal’s dominance on clay and at Roland Garros is historic. And...

Djokovic's Surprisingly Successful Second-Serve Strategy

Should more second serves be directed to the forehand return?

Second serves are slower than first serves, and forehand returns are more potent than backhand returns, hence the typical match-up of second serves directed to the backhand body-jam location.

While the theory makes perfect sense, the supporting analytics of blindly hitting second serves to the backhand return simply don't add up.

An Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers analysis of players inside the 2018 year-end Top 10 reveals that they overwhelmingly serve more to the backhand with their second serves, but the win percentages are actually superior serving to the forehand.

The data set comes...

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