Matt Zemek

Matt has written professionally about US College Football since 2000, and has blogged about professional Tennis since 2014. He wants the Australian Open to play Thursday night Women's Semi-Finals, and Friday evening Men's Semi-Finals. Contribute to his Patreon for exclusive content here.

Articles by Matt Zemek
This Must Be The Place: Ash Barty Can Now Call Wimbledon Home
In terms of how well she served and how masterfully she hit the ball – no one would call this Barty’s best match. Yet, she was able to say afterward this was the greatest moment of her life, and everyone fully believed her.
Matt Zemek - 11 July
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Evaluating Ash Barty's Incredible Wimbledon Balancing Act
If Barty is able to win her quarterfinal, simply seeing her on the big stage in a showcase semifinal would cement the notion that Barty belongs in these matches, which would reinforce the reality that she lives and breathes the air of an elite player
Matt Zemek - 6 July
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Wimbledon 2021: Djokovic pursues Channel Slam; Foes Try To Channel Focus
Novak Djokovic has been expanding boundaries and a sense of what is possible for the last three years… and now he could exponentially increase that sense of the possible at Wimbledon.
Matt Zemek - 26 June
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Examining Stats Insider's Grass World Rankings Before Wimbledon
Stats Insider’s grass tennis rankings create a delicious conversation before Wimbledon, and sheds so much light as to who'll prevail over the next two weeks.
Matt Zemek - 25 June
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The Roland Garros Women’s Tournament Is A Tale Of Two Cities In Paris
The women’s draw at the 2021 French Open really did create two entirely different cities, two worlds in which predicting a winner is extremely difficult.
Matt Zemek - 28 May
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Is Dominic Thiem The Most Interesting Man at Roland Garros?
While Dominic Thiem’s current outlook is concerning, if he can turn everything around 180 degrees in Paris, the City of Light could give birth to an even more luminous legend for the high climber from Austria.
Matt Zemek - 27 May
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Examining the Stats Insider's Tennis World Rankings Before Roland Garros
We are roughly two weeks from the year’s only clay-court major tournament. Let’s see what meanings, mysteries and manifestations of misdirection can be gleaned from Stats Insider’s overall and clay-specific rankings for the ATP and WTA Tours.
Matt Zemek - 17 May
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Madrid, Rome And More: Clay Season Storylines Before Roland Garros
Anticipation is mounting in the lead-up to Roland Garros, but let's first take stock of the clay season and check in on the various storylines.
Matt Zemek - 28 April
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Let's Play Ball: Stats Insider's Season Projections for MLB 2021
Stats Insider’s Major League Baseball season projections are now live, which gives us the chance to sort through them and provide a roadmap as to what to expect from the 2021 season.
Matt Zemek - 1 April
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2021 March Madness: Time For A New-Age Heavyweight To Rise
The theme for this year's tournament is clear: The best teams in college basketball aren’t Cinderella, and they aren’t blue bloods either. This is about new-age heavyweights, waiting to make their mark on the sport and win a transformative title.
Matt Zemek - 10 March
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