Podcast Episode 28: Tsitsipas, Sloane, and the Serve Clock

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Episode 28 of the Tennis Abstract Podcast, with Carl Bialik of the Thirty Love podcast, is our triumphant (re-) return to podcasting. We cover all the highlights from last week’s Rogers Cup, especially the breakout week from Stefanos Tsitsipas, the strong showing from Sloane Stephens, and the quiet dominance of Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep.

We also cover tennis’s new serve clock, which has entered the game surprisingly smoothly … but without much effect on the pace of play. Thanks for listening!

(Note: this week’s episode is about 63 minutes long; in some browsers the audio player may display a different length. Sorry about that!)

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Update: Episode index with links, thanks to FBITennis:

Tsitsipas in Toronto 1:17
Performance Byes [pp 45-46 in linked pdf] 8:05
Next Gen One-Handed Backhands 13:29
Sloane Stephens’ Ranking Profile 19:38
Effectiveness of Kamau Murray 27:40
Do the Canadian Results Affect US Open Favorites? 33:00
Dimitrov defending in Cincinnati 37:30
Federer returns in Cincinnati 40:55
Muguruza defending in Cincinnati 45:06
Average Age of ATP Top 50 Declining 48:30
Serve Clock 52:34