Episode 74 of the Tennis Abstract Podcast, with Carl Bialik of the Thirty Love podcast, resumes last week’s conversation about Daniil Medvedev’s tactical choices, now that he took down Novak Djokovic with big second serving en route to his first Masters title. We also consider whether Medvedev’s generation is more aggressive than the ones that came before, notwithstanding the Russian’s predilection for 30-stroke rallies.
We also consider the decisions that led to a best-ever title for Madison Keys, a player who thrives with high-risk, powerful shotmaking, but dialed things back a bit in Cincinnati. We wrap up with an overview of my new Match Charting Project-derived stat leaderboards and a first-hand glimpse of the new WTA event this week in the Bronx.
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(Note: this week’s episode is about 63 minutes long; in some browsers the audio player may display a different length. Sorry about that!)