8. ATP Hard Court Rankings 2013

Preamble ATP rankings are based on a player’s overall performance across all surfaces (outdoor hard, indoor, clay, grass). A player’s ranking is made up of points awarded by the ATP Tour according to how many rounds a player advances at each tournament. However, the same rankings and points are rarely used to analyse a player’s…

7. Five into three doesn’t go: forecasting the qualifiers for the ATP World Tour Finals

Gasquet and Raonic likely to miss out. Both Federer and Wawrinka to make it, Federer more comfortably than many think. With the Shanghai Masters 1000 tournament completed, four players have qualified for the year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London. They are: Nadal, Djokovic, David Ferrer and, following his demolition of Nadal on Saturday, Juan Martin Del Potro. With Andy…

6. WTA tennis: Data 0.0

This week, Juan José Vallejo, a blogger for The Changeover website, reported on the statistical dominance of Serena Williams on the WTA Tour, the women’s professional tennis tour. The WTA provides limited statistics on a player’s serve and return-of-serve performance. By these criteria – and probably by any other criteria – Serena is extraordinarily dominant,…