As a sport, tennis provides a plethora of opportunities for insightful data analysis. Whether it’s the number of winners, unforced errors, serving percentage or break point conversion rates, there’s a myriad of ways to assess performance.
In the lead-up to the men’s Semi Final match-ups at Wimbledon 2015, Yellowfin crunched the numbers – using Business Intelligence software and data visualization – to foretell the outcome of the tournament: Data analysis predicts 2015 Wimbledon men’s champion.
Four prominent UK enterprise IT publications used Yellowfin’s analysis to forecast the fortunes of hometown hero, Andy Murray:
- Data scientists say Federer will beat Murray (but what do they know?) – Information Age
- Bad news for Murray fans: Data gives Wimbledon win to Federer – Computer Business Review
- Federer to win Wimbledon, BI vendor forecasts – Channelweb.co.uk
- Analytics firm says the data points to a Federer win at Wimbledon – Channelnomics.eu