It's Thiem Time
2017 has come to an end, and Dominic Thiem is the #5 ranked player in the world. But what makes him tick? What are his strengths and weaknesses, and what does 2018 hold for him? Listen in and find out!
Professional tennis comes to a close for 2017 (with the exception of Davis Cup). Grigor Dimitrov takes the WTF finals in a fascinating and entertaining match with David Goffin. How did this match play out exactly? In today’s podcast we discuss a few of the tactical intricacies of the final, as well as ramble about some other stuff too.
(And Other Movement Secrets)
Anyone ever tell you to be on your toes? Want to find out why that’s bad advice (or how you should interpret it instead?). Listen in to today’s podcast to learn some secrets of movement on the tennis court, and find out why Jacob won’t talk about the ready position.
How To Stay More Focused
Most top players have rituals around their tennis – whether it’s Sharapova adjusting her strings before a point, or Nadal lining his waterbottles up just-so before the match. In some cases, the player owns the ritual – it is a conscious thing they do that helps center them to play their best tennis. In other cases, the ritual owns the player – it is a superstitious crutch. In today’s podcast we discuss how to make rituals work for you, and how to use them to play better tennis.
Training for tennis is tricky! Today we talk about the physical requirements of tennis, and the types of workouts people should be doing to get in shape for the sport. This is part 1, which means there will probably be a part 2. And maybe even a part 3. Remember the part where training for tennis is tricky?
Why Is The Average Age of the Top 100 Increasing?
The top 100 on the ATP tour is getting older, but the top 1000 is not! Why is that? Is it the prize money? Voodoo magic? This is the topic of discussion in today’s Tactical Tennis Podcast!
Note: This discussion was sparked by Matt’s great article on medium.com: https://medium.com/@mathzero/why-are-tennis-players-getting-older-eb2fb5895929