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Analyzing WimbledonThe Power of Statistics$
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Franc Klaassen and Jan R. Magnus

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199355952

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355952.001.0001

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Within a match

Within a match

Chapter:
(p.161) 10 Within a match
Source:
Analyzing Wimbledon
Author(s):

Franc Klaassen

Jan R. Magnus

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355952.003.0010

While previous chapters focused on the match as a whole, Chapters 10–12 study the development over points within one match. Do players perform the same no matter how important the current point is? Is their performance independent of the performance at previous points? If not, are the resulting ups and downs stronger for weaker players? The chapter also shows how the results are informative for human behavior in general. The hypothesis that new balls are an advantage to the server is tested.

Keywords:   point model, identical distribution, independence, mental stability, new balls

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