The last post made several claims about topspin production. In this post, we will explore the physics behind them. Recall the illustrative picture of a tennis great from the last post: We can draw the same arrows in a more abstract manner like this: In order to make things easy, we will always draw that picture…

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### How to win a game: the math behind

In an earlier post we discussed the probability of winning a game if you know the probability of winning a point. This is the math behind the formula. The complicated part of the calculation is that a game of tennis can go over deuce many times, even indefinitely (in theory, at least). We will therefore treat…