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The New Magic Numbers

Craig O'Shannessy

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What percentage of overall points would make you Novak Djokovic?

What do statistics really say about tennis? We are all familiar with numbers like first serve percentages, winners, and unforced errors. But what do those really tell us about who wins, and especially, how to develop a winning game for yourself?

Not as much as many coaches and commentators think. In this series of articles, I am going to help you learn to think another way about the game, not just the pro game, but the game at all levels, and do that by first introducing some different statistics.

These are the new magic numbers. They form a basis for changing the way you think about your match play and especially how you practice.

In subsequent articles I'll relate these insights directly to the development process for all levels. I believe that this new perspective should 100% dictate what happens on the practice court.

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Craig O'Shannessy is widely recognized as the world leader in analyzing tennis statistics, tennis strategy, and applying his insights in coaching. His research has uncovered the real magic numbers in winning tennis across all levels of the game. He writes for the ATP Tour website and the New York Times among others elite publications.

He has coached on the tour for 20 years working with players including Kevin Anderson, Amer Delic, and Rajeev Ram. His website Brain Game Tennis offers detailed analysis and training programs based on his research that have helped thousands of players around the world.

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