Historically, tennis has been a young person’s sport. You can find enough numbers and statistics to back up this statement. A couple of years back, I had compiled data and statistics regarding the ages of the winners of the 4 Grand Slams, the 4 biggest tournaments of the sport. The numbers seem to point towards […]
The Rafael Nadal Quiz
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The Roger Federer Quiz
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A story of 3 fairy tale comebacks and a reminder that life is not always a fairy tale
The last 15 years has been an amazing time to be a tennis fan. The Big 4 of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have taken men’s tennis to new heights of popularity, skill and domination. The Big 4 have won 50 of the last 55 major titles dating back to the […]
The ages of Grand Slam champions – A statistical comparison between the 4 majors
They say tennis is a young man’s sport. It’s hard to argue with that. It is among the most physically demanding sports out there. You need elite level physical conditioning – speed, power, athleticism, endurance – to be able to compete at the highest levels. And tennis players’ careers are typically over relatively earlier compared […]
Lionel Messi finishes as La Liga’s top scorer for the 5th time and top assist provider for the 4th time
The 2017/18 La Liga season reached its conclusion on Sunday. FC Barcelona were runaway winners, having incredibly sealed the title with 4 games to spare. A major driving force behind this dominant Barca performance was one Lionel Messi. With 34 goals, Messi finished as the league’s top goal scorer, comfortably ahead of second placed Cristiano […]
Players Who Have Accumulated The Least Ranking Points As ATP World No. 1
The current ATP World No. 1 Andy Murray is set to lose his number 1 ranking following next week’s ATP Masters 1000 event at Cincinnati. Following his stellar run last season to clinch the No. 1 ranking for the first time in his career, he has failed to maintain his form and fitness this season. […]
The World’s Longest Joke
The following joke is officially recognized as the longest joke in the world: So, there’s a man crawling through the desert. He’d decided to try his SUV in a little bit of cross-country travel, had great fun zooming over the badlands and through the sand, got lost, hit a big rock, and then he couldn’t […]
30 Records Achieved By Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2017
It seems like every time Roger Federer steps out on to court, he is on the verge of creating, or even extending some record(s). The 2017 Wimbledon Championships was no exception. It was another magnificent chapter in an already glittering career, and further strengthened his claim as the greatest men’s tennis player of all time. […]
Roger Federer could finally do what even he has not done at Wimbledon before
Roger Federer is probably the greatest player in Wimbledon history. The 7-time champion and 10-time finalist has pretty much achieved everything a person could hope to achieve at Wimbledon. However, there is 1 thing that he is yet to do here, and that is to win the Championships without dropping a set. Obviously, if he did […]
How many atoms are you made up of?
Have you ever wondered exactly how many atoms you’re made up of? Or maybe specifically how many hydrogen atoms and how many oxygen atoms are there in your body? Well, the folks over at foresight.org have done the maths and according to them, an average 70-kg male human body contains almost 7 × 1027 atoms. […]
Comparing Grand Slams by the numbers – Are some Slams more difficult to win than others?
The 4 Grand Slam events are unquestionably the 4 most important tournaments on the tennis calendar. That’s why they are called the majors. Winning a Grand Slam is considered the pinnacle of the sport, and legacies of players are measured in a large part, by their performance at the majors. But are some majors more […]
Bayern record second largest aggregate victory in Champions League history against Arsenal
Bayern Munich thrashed Arsenal 5-1 both home and away to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2016-17 UEFA Champions league. With the resulting 10-2 aggregate victory, Bayern join Olympique Lyonnais (beat Werder Bremen 10-2, 2005 round of 16) and FC Barcelona (beat Bayer Leverkusen 10-2, 2012 round of 16) as teams to have recorded an 8 […]
FC Barcelona completed a full round of La Liga matches undefeated following Saturday’s 5-0 victory over Celta
Led by an inspired Lionel Messi and Neymar, FC Barcelona produced a majestic performance on Saturday to defeat Celta Vigo 5-0. It completed a full round of La Liga matches without defeat for the Catalan club. Barca’s last league defeat came at the hands of Celta, a 4-3 defeat at Balaídos in October. Since then, […]
How Important Is Home Advantage In Cricket? We Take A Statistical Look
We’ve seen that playing at home is a pretty significant advantage in the game of cricket. You have the support of your home crowd behind you, and you are playing in conditions familiar to you. Off late, some teams have been making even greater use of home conditions by tweaking conditions to favour them and […]