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Dear all (especially tennis fans 😉 ),


I adore tennis and I really like SAP, so I decided to analyze the best ATP players in 2014 with the help of a great tool: SAP Lumira. I used data (1.12.2014) from  ATP World Tour Site: http://www.atpworldtour.com/Matchfacts/Matchfacts-List.aspx and I created my own dataset.


Rafael Nadal (yes, I’m a big fan) and Roger Federer once said:


I’ve stayed calm when I’m winning and I’ve stayed calm when I’ve lost. Tennis is a sport where we have a lot of tournaments every week, so you can’t celebrate a lot when you have big victories, and you cannot get too down when you’re losing, as in a few days you’ll be in the next tournament and you’ll have to be ready with that.” – Rafael Nadal


You always want to win. That is why you play tennis, because you love the sport and try to be the best you can at it.” – Roger Federer


Of course I agree with them, but I must add something: “The right answer is: Analytics. It can help you get ready and it can help you to be the best as you can be.”


I started with the current rank of best ATP player and with the highest rank in their career. We can see that at one point in their career they all had higher ranking status, except of Novak Djokovic of course, as he is current Nr.1 and Kei Nishikori (current Nr. 5).


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We can also see the player with the most points and with the most titles below:


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I read my horoscope  everyday, so now I can read their too 🙂 .  We can see that two of them are Gemini (Novak Djokovic who also has the most points in 2014 and Rafael Nadal who is the third player that has the most points). So, If you are a Gemini I can give you a kind advice: start playing tennis 🙂


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Being smaller person, I decided to analyze their height and points (in 2014) to see if there is any connection. We can see that the best three players (with the most points) are almost the same height.


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I also compared environment that they play on: clay, grass and hard environment (how many times they wond and lost on specific environment).


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I also wanted to analyze their game and see their first and second serve point, serve return point and their aces.

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And we can also see all tournaments in 2014:

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Enjoy 🙂 ,

Breda

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