When you game-plan for a match, things like first-serve percentage and attacking an opponent’s weakness are common considerations. The changeover? It’s seldom given a thought. Yet, this brief respite after every odd game can play an integral role in determining the outcome.
“Taking advantage of the changeover is a big-time skill,” says Frank Giampaolo, a California-based high-performance coach and author. “Tight matches come down to a handful of points. The players who can problem solve and pay attention will have a huge edge.”
Here’s a sequence you can use to turn this small break into a large asset:
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The Tennis Conversation: Jenson Brooksby, a piano man
Billy Joel may be a New York City icon, but the fans in Queens should start getting to know this piano man
The Five-Step Sit-Down Plan
Don’t neglect the value of a smart changeover routine
MAKING THE TURN
Six years after saying goodbye to the protour grind, Mardy Fish may be more active than ever—on the court, on the course, and helping combat a struggle anyone can encounter
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Queens is known for its gastronomy as much as its tennis. Daniil Medvedev, equal parts sugar and spice, hopes to add a unique flavor to the borough as he vies for his first major
SUMMER IN THE CITIES
Broadway may not re-open until mid September, but tennis offers its own brand of live theatre in the preceding months
The pandemic halted tennis as an up-close experience— but is now giving way to pandemonium among crowds. As the pro game reopens this summer and fans gather again, we’re realizing what we’ve been missing for so long
Court of Appeals
Resolving Your Rules Questions&Quarrels
An Open Mind: New York's Slam has no shortage of history, but it always evolves
In the last decade, Arthur Ashe Stadium got a roof, and a new Grandstand and Louis Armstrong Stadium debuted.
Those Fall Feels
The end of summer may be bittersweet, but getting lost amid the backroads of NEW ENGLAND adds a silver—and golden—lining to the season change. Pack a few sweaters along with your tennis kit and prepare for leaf-peeping, scenic drives and delicious autumnal ingredients to pair with your forehands
Court of Appeals
Resolving Your Rules Questions & Quarrels
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GO ALL IN ON THE GOLDEN STATE'S HERITAGE GRAPE
This fiery spirit is ready for its turn in the sun. As a general rule, tequilas produced with agave from the lowlands and valleys of Mexico are big and bold, with herbal, floral, citrus, and earthy aromatics and flavors, while tequilas from the mountainous highlands tend to be a bit softer, more delicate, and a little sweeter. There are three categories: Tequila blanco-also called silver tequila-is unaged; reposados are aged from two months to one year in oak barrels; and añejos are aged from one to four years. All three styles are exceptionally sippable either straight up or in an elegant cocktail such as a paloma. Salud!
A Critic at Large: the American Beast
Accounting for the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
ChatGPT is the dazzling, scary future of Al chatbots
This feels like what Google, Siri, and Alexa hope to be one day.
California Wants to Run Out of Gas
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Klim Arsenal 15 Backpack
The Klim Nac Pak backpack was my trusty companion on every ride for years, including multi-month off-road journeys. And I would still be using it today if it wasn’t for the fact that my son “borrowed” it.
The Final Campaign
Inside Donald Trump's sad, lonely, thirsty, broken, basically pretend run for reelection. (Which isn't to say he can't win.)
White Noise Used to Be Satire
What was once mildly absurd is now funny because its true.
THE STATE'S PLAN TO PHASE-OUT SALES OF NEW GAS GUZZLERS BY 2035 IN FAVOR OF ELECTRIC CARS IS BOLD, VISIONARY, IMPORTANT AND HIGHLY RISKY