ATP tour provides new Tennis IQ analytics for all players

Rattie

Legend

Last month, the launch of Tennis IQ was announced, "a brand-new performance analytics platform that democratizes access to cutting-edge data and insights for players on the ATP Tour." Gill Gross is joined by Senior Manager for Strategic Projects & Event Operations at ATP Tour, James Marsalek, and Head of Performance, Media and Broadcast at TennisViz, Tom Corrie, two people behind the creation and implementation of the platform. We'll get a behind the scenes look at what players and coaches see when they do their scouting and evaluation through Tennis IQ. We'll also discuss how the metrics are generated, how it will develop further, if it could ever be made available to fans, how this changes the role of analytics coaches and more.


I found this very interesting and informative. Well worth a watch/listen.
 
This is a fantastic development. Very important levelling of the playing field. Access to Data teams is one of the areas where the poverty gap has been biggest between the top players with insane cash and resources and the players who are challenging but don’t yet have access to the same ultra high level (read: expensive) data and match analysis services that take time to set up.

It’s not quite the same as having Craig O'Shannessy on your personal payroll, but giving access to a ready-made platform and data is a great resource to be giving all the players who didn’t have the cash or time to setup the data analysis systems and people that Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and the top, top guys have had for a while.
 

big ted

Legend
its funny even with all the technology the past players have a higher tennis IQ than the current players save Djokovic, and alcaraz, and medvedev
 

Rattie

Legend
This is a fantastic development. Very important levelling of the playing field. Access to Data teams is one of the areas where the poverty gap has been biggest between the top players with insane cash and resources and the players who are challenging but don’t yet have access to the same ultra high level (read: expensive) data and match analysis services that take time to set up.

It’s not quite the same as having Craig O'Shannessy on your personal payroll, but giving access to a ready-made platform and data is a great resource to be giving all the players who didn’t have the cash or time to setup the data analysis systems and people that Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and the top, top guys have had for a while.
I didn’t think it would engage me enough to watch a whole hour long discussion on it, but it did. Fascinating technology and interesting to hear that the feedback so far from the players is a big thumbs up as well.

The tennis insight guys have an Instagram account where they have been publishing some interesting data from their Tennis IQ on recent matches.

 

nolefam_2024

G.O.A.T.
its funny even with all the technology the past players have a higher tennis IQ than the current players save Djokovic, and alcaraz, and medvedev
The past players like McEnroe talk big game. But with current rackets and balls, they will get passed majority of the time. All I hear is they want players to attack the net. But its low percentage play for most players. Once in a while is ok.

Tommy Paul said he will attack the net at least 10 times each set vs Djokovic in Melbourne. When it came to the match, first set he could only go to the net 5 times and later abandoned the approach.


Lets not call current players fool when past players had much easier time attacking the net.
 

big ted

Legend
The past players like McEnroe talk big game. But with current rackets and balls, they will get passed majority of the time. All I hear is they want players to attack the net. But its low percentage play for most players. Once in a while is ok.

Tommy Paul said he will attack the net at least 10 times each set vs Djokovic in Melbourne. When it came to the match, first set he could only go to the net 5 times and later abandoned the approach.


Lets not call current players fool when past players had much easier time attacking the net.
its not even about attacking. i have never seen McEnroe ever hit the ball back just to hit the ball back. he always has an agenda for each shot,. McEnroe said once that tennis players are way better athletes now but they have no ball skills, they have no idea where to hit it. and that sounds about right to me
 

Aabye5

G.O.A.T.
The past players like McEnroe talk big game. But with current rackets and balls, they will get passed majority of the time. All I hear is they want players to attack the net. But its low percentage play for most players. Once in a while is ok.

Tommy Paul said he will attack the net at least 10 times each set vs Djokovic in Melbourne. When it came to the match, first set he could only go to the net 5 times and later abandoned the approach.


Lets not call current players fool when past players had much easier time attacking the net.

You're right, it's not a good comparison to look at Mac's generation. However, the fact that they had to allow on-court coaching is indicative of how much these players rely on outside advice during their matches. Before, after -- sure. But during the match?
 
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