Is Fatigue Cumulative?

Is Fatigue Cumulative?

Fighting off fatigue in any Grand Slam match is a challenge. Does this get even harder after multiple matches?

Measuring Match Fatigue

Measuring Match Fatigue

A talk at the recent New England Symposium on Statistics in Sport (NESSIS) made me wonder whether we can observe player fatigue in tennis matches? and how?

Assessing Scoreboard Effects

Assessing Scoreboard Effects

Do the numbers on the scoreboard affect how a player performs? In this post, we look at how to measure scoreboard effects and identify some top players who appear vulnerable and others who seem impervious to the scoreboard.

Women's Slam Strength Also Down in 2017

Women's Slam Strength Also Down in 2017

In 2016, Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza shocked tennis with Major wins. This year, Jelena Ostapenko and Sloane Stephens were the unexpected first-time slam title-holders. Who, if any of these winners, were helped by an easier Grand Slam field?

Decline of Men's Slam Strength in 2017

Decline of Men's Slam Strength in 2017

Now that the US Open—the last of the four Majors of the tennis calendar—has ended, it is more clear than ever that the 2017 season has been a strange one.

The 2016 US Open Men Would Smash 2017

The 2016 US Open Men Would Smash 2017

There has been a lot of talk about the lacklustre men’s field at this year’s US Open. What better way to put this idea to the test than to have the 2017 US Open men’s draw go head-to-head against the draw of 2016?

Match Dominance Among Next Gen

Match Dominance Among Next Gen

The US hard court season has been a breakout period for the ATP tour’s Next Gen players. In this post we look at which Next Gen players have been the most dominant this season.