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  1. Wuornos

    At this point in time where would you rate Serena Williams among the great

    Personally I would rate her at number 6. Above her I would put Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graff, Monica Seles, Margaret Court and Chris Evert. Unfortunately I don't know much about the pre WWII players. Just curious what other people think. Tim
  2. Wuornos

    The Poll of the 7 women major winners

    There was a poll before between Goolagong and Bueno. Got me to thinking who would win if we expanded the selection to incude Henin and Venus Williams. You all know the ratings I calculate which are similar to ELO but with some added value The peak ratings achieved respectively were...
  3. Wuornos

    The Rating of Singles Tennis Players Past and Present

    Most of you know how I evaluate player performance but by way of a brief summary here are the salient points: 1 Ratings are calculated using a Multi-iterative process with initial iterations used to calculate initial player weightings which then feed into the formulae that derive event...
  4. Wuornos

    I’m looking for some helpful advice

    Hi All At the end of 2007 I was made redundant from a good quality job as a data analyst/ statistician for government. Since then I have struggled to get back on my feet. To make ends meet I have been doing two full time jobs at salaries which are close to minimum wage. This amounts to...
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    Why do I find it so difficult to rate some players as high as everyone else believes

    I think the answer has to be because I think about losses as much as wins. E.g. If we look at majors matches only quarter finals or better we see the following statistics: Andre Agassi scores 49 wins and 28 losses or 63.6%. Jimmy Connors clocks in with 54 wins and 33 losses or 62.1% I...
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    Best Female Player Post WWII

    Who do you consider the best female player post WWII at their respective peaks? To kick things off here is my top 10 based on all results up to and including US Open 2009. 1 Martina Navratilova 2809 2 Steffi Graf 2806 3 Monica Seles 2805 4 Margaret Smith Court 2797 5 Chris Evert 2790...
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    Evaluation of great players

    I sometimes get the impression that people look only at the achievements and great wins to evaluate the top players. Why is this? Surely a failure and a loss when the player is at their peak must carry equal weight . I constantly see player evaluations that say this player or that...
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    Sanchez Vicario v Mandlikova

    Who would you evaluate as the better player at their peak between these two players of the women’s game. Both lived very much in the shadow of two great tennis rivalries for much of their careers but each would have achieved much more had they not been so unfortunate to be playing at such a...
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    Performance Ratings

    Although in many respects these ratings are more elementary in their calculation methodology than previous exercises they seek to better represent and model the thought processes of expert opinion in the field of tennis They are called Performance Ratings (PR) because the model developed is...
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    How good was Sampras?

    Am I alone in the world in regarding Sampras as a great of the game but not in the reckoning as GOAT. His domination was far behind other players and while he holds the record for most single major victories, I cannot help but think that his extended career in comparison to some of the...
  11. Wuornos

    Should I stay or Should I go

    I am returning to Talk Tennis following a prolonged stay in hospital due to my poor mental health. I feel I may have upset people prior to leaving and wondered whether I would still be welcomed by those who remember my posts. Happy to abide my the majority concensus. Sorry Tim
  12. Wuornos

    Tennis Betting

    Does anyone like to have a flutter on tennis matches? What website do you find best? Tim
  13. Wuornos

    Tennis Mastermind

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    Fantasy Decade Tennis

    I have often read on this site about the strength and weakness of various players in relation to their decades, who was strongest in each decade, the game was stronger or weaker in a specific decade etc. Anyway I’m toying with an idea of running a fantasy tennis competition between the...
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    Who was the better Grand Slam Player and why? #3

    Who was the better Grand Slam Singles Player and why? #3 I think I already know what people will answer to this question, but I was wondering about their reasons. Roger Federer 12 Titles from 14 Finals achieved from 19 major QF appearances. Title conversion rate from QFs = 63% Rod Laver...
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    Who was the better Grand Slam Player and why? #2

    Who was the better Grand Slam Singles Player and why? #2 I think I already know what people will answer to this question, but I was wondering about their reasons. Ivan Lendl 8 Titles from 19 Finals achieved from 34 major QF appearances. Title conversion rate from QFs = 24% Jimmy Connors...
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    Who was the better Grand Slam Player and why?

    Who was the better Grand Slam Singles Player and why? I think I already know what people will answer to this question, but I was wondering about their reasons. Mats Wilander 7 Titles from 11 Finals achieved from 20 major QF appearances. Title conversion rate from QFs = 35% John McEnroe 7...
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    ELO Ratings

    Deleted. Please see http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=244754.
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    Rosewall / Laver

    I have been looking back at past records and trying to educate myself further regarding the pre-open era including the professional 'professional Grand Slam tournaments'. I'm perhaps missing something here, and I know Laver did the Grand Slam twice, once as an amateur and once in the open...
  20. Wuornos

    Differential Weighting Methodology and Other Statistics

    Deleted as found unuseful by board members. :cry:
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    Differnces in the quality of play of top players pre and post open era.

    Deleted as found unuseful by board members. :cry:
  22. Wuornos

    Australian Championship - Men's Singles 1968

    No problem I have found what I was looking for now.
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    Women's singles ratings post WWII

    Following the failure of the hybrid rating system due to the lack of sufficiently robust data for earlier periods, it seemed a waste to simply drop all the work that had already gone into the database. I have therefore simplified the system greatly to produce current and peak ratings for all...
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    Hybrid Tennis Ratings

    Deleted as found unuseful by board members. :cry:
  25. Wuornos

    The State of the Men's Game

    Take a good long look at what your seeing at the top of the mens game at the moment. ELO ratings say we are seeing the strongest standard of tennis at the top of the game for 14 years. We currently have Federer who is the highest rated player during the open era when he scored 2776 last...
  26. Wuornos

    Women's ELO Ratings of the Open Era

    Deleted as found unuseful by board members. :cry:
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    Men's ELO Ratings

    Deleted as found unuseful by board members. :cry:
  28. Wuornos

    DOT v 4.0 Current Ratings 8th Decemeber 2007

    The following are the ratings of the current top 12. First figure is their peak rating, second figure is their current rating. Methodology can be found at http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=165420. Men 1 Roger Federer 2841 2841 2 Rafael Nadal 2711 2708 3 Novak Đoković...
  29. Wuornos

    DOT Ratings 7 December 2007. V 4.0

    I can't help but think there is some confusion surrounding the DOT Ratings and which methodology is now being used etc. This is my fault as I should have use d a better system in labelling the threads. In breif though the wor of the past couple of months has been abandoned and I have...
  30. Wuornos

    Australian Open 2008

    2008 Australian Open will have the strongest field in tournament history MELBOURNE, Australia - The Australian Open in January will have the strongest field in the tournament's 103-year history - all top-ranked 100 men and 99 of the top 100 women. Three-time champion Roger Federer heads...
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