Medvedev the surface atheist, conditions in Paris, and the Tsitsipas test of faith
Great write-up, thanks. Do you have stats on returns-in-play re Medvedev's results before now and this tourney? It'd be interesting to see if the percentage of returns in play shifted similarly, which could suggest a slightly less aggressive attitude on his part that opened the way for him to take more points. I also wonder how much the French Open's having moved later in the calendar this year, more into summer weather from Parisian spring dampness, has factored into his comfort level on the clay. Of course we'll never know
Great stuff Matt. Wondering since we are now a full week into the tournament, if there are stats on the pace of the surface this week? Feel like you have written a piece previously on court speed, though that may have been more specific to hard courts.