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US Open Tennis: 7 Technologies Power Game, Set, Match
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Ariella
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Ariella,
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9/1/2014 | 6:43:12 PM
Re: Data only an OCD nerd could love
If money is at stake, you can bet that they'd want to do whatever possile to put the odds in their favor.
PedroGonzales
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9/1/2014 | 11:20:14 AM
Re: Data only an OCD nerd could love
@stotheco. That is why data scientist are being introduce into sports teams.  I read many articles that soccer sport teams are hiring such individuals.  I won't be surprise if data scientist will become part of all sports teams in the future.
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8/31/2014 | 10:57:49 PM
Re: Data only an OCD nerd could love
@stotheco,

Check this out. There will be a new 24/7 fantasy football channel this season. Imgine the constant number crunching that needs to happen for there to be up to the minute projections. Enough for there to be a channel people are willing to pay for!
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tzubair,
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8/31/2014 | 11:54:48 AM
Re: Data only an OCD nerd could love
"After seeing how much stats basketball teams crunch up, I'm not surprised tennis also racks up a lot of stats"

@sotheco: I think what these analytics mostly contain is stats about every memeber of the team and about every other opponent out there. That's what adds to the complexity. In the case of tennis, since there are only one or two people in a team, there's generally less data to record and hence less analytics to process.
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tzubair,
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8/31/2014 | 11:32:12 AM
Re: Data only an OCD nerd could love
"So much data so little practical application.  I don't know how the USPTA ever functioned without so many ways to tally/analyze groundstrokes.  "

@asksqn: While I agree that there's really no correlation between the amount of analytics you have and the performance you derive, I don't think those stats are entirely useless or that anlaytics in sports doesn't make sense. I think all that data has a lot of application but it depends on how you use it. Not every match will let you make use of all the data you've collected but once you run into a problem related to planning for a match, you may find them useful.
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WaqasAltaf,
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8/31/2014 | 8:21:53 AM
Re: Data only an OCD nerd could love
Stotheco, being a soccer lover, I have found a lot of stats being made available in that game to users. Not just in real live match, if you pick a soccer game on a gaming console, the number of stats available regarding a player in a virtual game teaches you more about a player than in the real world match and pre-match post-match analysis.
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WaqasAltaf,
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8/31/2014 | 8:18:08 AM
Re: Data only an OCD nerd could love
Pedro, actually every game is a number-crunching game if you come to analyze it. Every game has a score to my knowledge and that's a number. So how that score was made will again involve numbers. It is good for players and coaches that they can easily identify their SWOT.
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8/31/2014 | 8:14:05 AM
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Doug, these days users want all the stats at their disposal without any delay or processing time. Through this IBM will serve many such users. Also, easy availability of stats can also make those users interested in stats who previously weren't concerned about the specifics of a player's strengths and weaknesses.
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stotheco,
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8/31/2014 | 6:26:13 AM
Re: Data only an OCD nerd could love
I think most sports have analytics that players and teams can use moving forward. After seeing how much stats basketball teams crunch up, I'm not surprised tennis also racks up a lot of stats. Very interesting and it will definitely affect how players train and work out for future matches.
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PedroGonzales,
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8/30/2014 | 10:17:53 PM
Re: Data only an OCD nerd could love
I think such applications will be good for coaches as well as for fans.  They will be able to measure players' performance during each game.  I had no idea that tennis was a number crunching game. 
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