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Hi,

     This is my first blog.. First Data Geek Challenge… Felling good J

     I started using SAP Lumira from last one month after reading some tutorials and listening some online session, I found this tool is one of the best self-service BI tool.

     I accepted the Data Geek Challenge III and analyzing Career and 2014 statistics of Top 5 players in ATP and WTA using SAP Lumira desktop version 1.18. Due to some limitation, I was not able to explore more on Lumira extensions.

     My allegiance is for the House of Titans – Sworn to Sports and Entertainment. Now, we already have some examples on how Sports and Technology is making difference in their respective games. Latest News is “ICC named SAP as Analytics and Cloud partner for World cup 2015”

Data Preparation

Data Sources:

  Downloaded the data from above links and organized in the preparation section

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Created calculated measures to find ratios and percentage values for some measures where I found necessary.

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Some of the dimensions are converted to measures

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Introduction

          Most historians believe that tennis originated in the monastic cloisters in northern France in the 12th century, but the ball was then struck with the palm of the hand hence the namejeu de paume (“game of the palm”)”.It was not until the 16th century that rackets came into use, and the game began to be called “tennis.” It was popular in England and France, although the game was only played indoors where the ball could be hit off the wall. Henry VIII of England was a big fan of this game, which historians now refer to as real tennis.


Some Terminology


Wingfield borrowed both the name and much of the French vocabulary of real tennis:

  • Tennis comes from the French tenez, the plural imperative form of the verb tenir, to hold, meaning “hold!”, “receive!” or “take!”, an interjection used as a call from the server to his opponent to indicate that he is about to serve.
  • Racket derives from the Arabic rakhat, meaning the palm of the hand
  • Deuce comes from à deux le jeu, meaning “to both is the game” (that is, the two players have equal scores)
  • The origin of the use of Love for zero is disputed. It is possible that it derives from “l’oeuf”, the French word for “egg”, representing the shape of a zero. Another possibility is that it derives from the Dutch expression “iets voor lof doen”, which means to do something for praise, implying no monetary stakes.
  • The reason for the numbering of scores being “15”, “30” and “40” is unknown. Historical sources suggest the system was originally 15, 30, 45 with the 45 simplified to 40 over time. Common theories are that it originated from the quarters of a clock, or from gambling stakes


The Four Majors

The four Majors or Grand Slam tournaments, the four biggest competitions on the tennis circuit, are Wimbledon, the US Open, the French Open, and the Australian Open. Since the mid 1920s they became and have remained the most prestigious events in tennis. Winning these four tournaments in the same year is called the Grand Slam.


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Career Statistics of Top 5 players. Here I considered total number of matches of both singles and double in total number of matches. Olympics, Davis cup, Fed cup, ITF and team tournaments are not considered.

Career Statistics of Top 5 players

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2014 tennis statistics of Top 5 players


     Analyzing some facts on Top 5 players in 2014.

Winning and Losing ratio of singles tournament by player


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Number of Single matches with number of title wins


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Winning the match stats against Right and Left hand players


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Story Board: Most of the other stats are covered in Story board

  1. Winning match playing environment statistics by player
  2. Winning Ratio of Singles and Doubles tournament
  3. Service and Return record by player
  4. Service and Return record in percentage

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Career Statistics of Top 5 players


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2014 tennis statistics of Top 5 players


     Analyzing some facts on Top 5 players in 2014.

Total number of matches played in 2014 with Winning Ratio

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Number of Single matches with number of title wins

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Winning ratio of Singles and Doubles tournament

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Story board: Most of the other parameters are covered in Storyboard.

  1. Winning match playing environment statistics by player
  2. Winning Ratio of Singles and Doubles tournament
  3. Service and return record by player
  4. Service and return player in percentage

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Conclusion:

I believed that this game is about winning individually. The demands of performing at the professional level should become the ground rules for developing junior tennis players. I feel that a professional game style should be congruent with the individual’s culture, attributes, abilities and personal vision of how the game of tennis should be played.

Thanks for Lumira team for this opportunity.

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