How the WTA Has Gotten More Competitive

How the WTA Has Gotten More Competitive

Sloane Stephens had to get past 3 former No. 1s and 4 Grand Slam winners to take the Miami Open title this weekend. Is everyone’s path to a Premier final getting tougher?

Is the Changing of the Guard Coming?

Is the Changing of the Guard Coming?

The Next Gen have been center stage throughout the Sunshine Masters this year. How can we size up the success of the young guns? And what does their success mean for the rest of the 2018 season?

Forecasts for the 2018 Miami Masters Title

Forecasts for the 2018 Miami Masters Title

After a near perfect first quarter of the season, Roger Federer enters the Miami Masters with a 50-50 chance of winning the title, thanks in part to the luck of the draw. Who are the other biggest male and female contenders for the Key Biscayne title?

Is Tiafoe's win in Delray Beach only the beginning?

Is Tiafoe's win in Delray Beach only the beginning?

One of the more interesting ATP results this February was 20-year-old Francis Tiafoe’s title win at Delray Beach. What should we expect from Tiafoe after his first tour-level trophy at such a young age?

Research Highlights from 2018 MIT Sloan Analytics Conference

Research Highlights from 2018 MIT Sloan Analytics Conference

This week the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference will showcase some of the cutting-edge research happening in sports statistics. What do the themes from this year suggest about the state-of-the-art in quantitative work in sport?

AO to AI Hackathon Winners Announced

AO to AI Hackathon Winners Announced

As Roger Federer was crowned with his 20th Grand Slam title at the 2018 Australian Open, the winners of the first AO to AI Hackathon competition were being decided. In this post, I take a look at the winning models and discuss what they mean for the future of calling point outcomes in tennis.