What number of occasions have you ever heard a participant say that being extra aggressive underpinned his victory? Absolutely extra occasions than you’ve gotten heard a participant say that he rotated a match by taking part in extra defensively!
Till now, we have accepted that attacking play usually is rewarded with a victory. A brand new software now permits us to show the thesis and dig deeper to raised clarify the narrative.
Tennis Knowledge Improvements, fashioned in 2020 to counterpoint followers’ enjoyment and understanding of tennis by way of knowledge, is launching a brand new metric referred to as Stability of Energy, which exhibits the proportion of photographs performed in offense, impartial and defence by each gamers.
The metric made its debut Saturday on the Miami Open introduced by Itau throughout ATP Media’s World Feed broadcast. And it emphatically confirmed that Daniil Medvedev managed the Stability of Energy in his convincing 6-4, 6-2 win over Andy Murray, with a robust six proportion level benefit (24% to 18%).
And here is a headline-grabbing stat for followers, gamers and coaches that the brand new knowledge reveal: A participant who spends extra time in offense wins 68% of matches.
The BOP metric is dynamically calculated throughout each shot by proprietary software program that analyses a variety of information factors together with:
- High quality of the incoming ball
- Each gamers’ courtroom place
- Opponent’s restoration place
- Gamers’ physique place when hitting the shot (e.g. are they in a robust, balanced place or are they hitting whereas stretched?)
On common, ATP Tour gamers spend 22% of their time in offense, 22% in defence and 56% in impartial positions. If a participant can shift the BOP by simply two proportion factors in his favour (e.g. 25% versus 23% for his opponent), his probability of profitable the match is 64%.
Ought to the BOP energy differential attain eight proportion factors or higher, a participant’s probability of profitable the match will increase to 72%
Stability of Energy is simply the primary of a number of new knowledge factors TDI can be unveiling in coming months. Rolling out subsequent can be a deeper dive into Stability of Energy, measuring the ratio of factors gained from offensive and defensive positions.