An Analysis of the First 100 Years of Wimbledon Tennis Finals

JOHN S. CROUCHER*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The Wimbledon tennis tournament began in 1977 when the first men's singles final was played. In 1879 men's doubles were introduced and 1884 saw the advent of women's singles. Using elementary probability theory we can compare that the players and expected number of sets each match lasted under the hypothesis that the players were of equal ability. Consideration is also made of a “back‐to‐the‐wall” effect which favours the player(s) trailing in the match.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-75
Number of pages4
JournalTeaching Statistics
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1981

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'An Analysis of the First 100 Years of Wimbledon Tennis Finals'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this