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Projecting the 2018 ATP tour leaders

The Big Four won't last forever. Who will replace them, and when? Advanced Baseline ranks offer an analytics-based answer to that question.

Projecting the 2018 ATP tour leaders

The Big Four won't last forever. Who will replace them, and when? Advanced Baseline ranks offer an analytics-based answer to that question.

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Looking further into aging curves

Will Roger Federer's aging curve look the same as Rafael Nadal's? What about Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova? Let's refine tennis aging curves based on playing style and infer when and where aging curves kick in.

Looking further into aging curves

Will Roger Federer's aging curve look the same as Rafael Nadal's? What about Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova? Let's refine tennis aging curves based on playing style and infer when and where aging curves kick in.

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Tennis aging curves, Part 1

Serena Williams and Roger Federer are past their primes, but when will they truly be done? An attempt to answer that question, and a stats-based look into the future of the tour.

Tennis aging curves, Part 1

Serena Williams and Roger Federer are past their primes, but when will they truly be done? An attempt to answer that question, and a stats-based look into the future of the tour.

Keys over Bouchard? Perhaps

The new Advanced Baseline rankings are out, and it had a bit of a surprise on the women's side. Madison Keys, currently 42nd in the WTA rankings, is ahead of two other, more prominent younger players: Sloane Stephens and Eugenie Bouchard.

Advanced Baseline women's rankings

Colin Davy's Advanced Baseline women's tennis rankings for April tell you what you probably already know about women's tennis: Serena Williams is still the best of the best, and the youngsters are gaining ground.

Advanced Baseline men's rankings

Advanced Baseline rankings for men's tennis as of April 2014.

Down underdog: Wawrinka takes Aussie Final

Stan Wawrinka is your Australian Open champion after taking down Rafael Nadal, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Li Na wins her second slam title

Li Na's best and worst traits were on display during (and after) her 7-6, 6-0 win over Dominika Cibulkova in the Australian Open women's final in Melbourne on Saturday.

Na-Cibulkova and good parity in women's tennis

Women's tennis has been a victim of faulty depth for a while now, but between late-career peaks, mid-career surges, and impressive early-career results, there are signs for optimism.

Nadal too much for Federer

Rafael Nadal will face Stan Wawrinka in the 2014 Australian Open final after a straight-set win over Roger Federer.

Nadal-Federer and hooray, Stan!

Previewing Roger Federer's match against Rafael Nadal and reviewing Stan Wawrinka's four-set win over Tomas Berdych in the semifinals of the 2014 Australian Open.

Wawrinka plays himself into Aussie Open final

Wawrinka awaits the winner of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, while Na Li and Dominika Cibulkova advanced to the women's singles final.

Parents now pre-naming great athletes

By embracing awesomely named athletes, we've created a monster.

Serena Williams, the Kanye West of tennis

Very few humans alive are really anything like Kanye West. But in terms of her raging dominance and epic ego, Serena Williams is more like Yeezy than she is like anyone else.

Li advances to Austalian Open women's final

The 2014 Australian Open has one half of its women's final set, as No. 4 seed Li Na put an end to the run of upset-minded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets on Thursday.

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