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Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis

Sep 5, 2022

Jeff Sackmann, proprietor of the stats and history site Tennis Abstract, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about the Tennis 128, Jeff's project to name and profile the 128 greatest tennis players from 1919 to the present. Carl and Jeff discuss the project's progress, whether players at the U.S. Open have a shot at better spots, and how Jeff will handle the response when he unveils his algorithm's ranking of the very best. 


The Tennis 128

Tennis Abstract

Jeff on Twitter (while he's still there, anyway)

Thirty Love is back for a mini-season around the 2022 U.S. Open. Have feedback, a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest, or anything else you want to say? Email Carl at

Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."