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Weight A lighter racquet allows greater ease and speed of movement. However, for hitting the shots, a light racquet requires greater effort on the the arm. Otherwise, a heavier racquet offers more power on the ball, without affecting the arm as much
As of now there are very few standardized statistics taken by the ATP or WTA concerning "percentage of sets won by player who served first". However, Professors Franc Klaassen and Jan R. Magnus recently completed research on a number of Wimbledon tou
Unfortunately, I've played too little tennis to give you an expert answer, but I'll give it a go anyway. The two main differences that I can think of are these: (1) The distance to the ball In squash, you generally want to stand closer to the ball wh
The main differences are which organizations organize and operate the tournaments, how much prize money and how many points are up for grabs, and the rankings of the players in the draw. Futures: Run by ITF, Prize money of 10-15k, ranking points from
ATP Tour Simply by checking List of ATP number 1 ranked singles players at Wikipedia I found two players who were Year-end No. 1 without winning a Grand Slam tournament that year: (Connors won his first GS title in 1974 and McEnroe in 1979. But they
It's pretty simple really - Radwanska reached the semifinals because she, along with 2 other women in her group, all finished with a win-loss record of 1-2 after the round robin part of the tournament. So when players end up tied like that with the s
I wonder how the rules and format of the year-end championship in the ATP tour and WTA tour evolved. For example I notice that in 1985 men played knock-out tournament, whereas in 1986 the semifinalist were decided in round-robin. I see a similar chan
The article Djokovic looking over his shoulder in battle for No. 1, which is published directly on the ATP tour website, mentions that: The 27-year-old Djokovic has a slender 490-point lead over Federer in the Emirates ATP Race To London going into P
By Jeff Cooper Manufactured tennis racquet grip sizes range from less than 4" for juniors to 4 7/8" for the largest adult hands. This might not seem like much of a range, but the difference even 1/8" makes is surprising. Prolonged use of too large or
As you might already know, there have been alternates designated for the World Tour Finals for many years now. It's not really a new idea. The main difference between the World Tour Finals and every other event is the round-robin format it is played