- Myths in tennis
- Book title
- Statistical thinking in sports
- Pages (from-to)
- Number of pages
- Boca Raton, FL: Chapman & Hall/CRC
- Document type
- Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB)
- Amsterdam School of Economics Research Institute (ASE-RI)
- Many people have ideas about tennis. In particular, most commentators hold strong ideas about, for example, the advantage of serving first in a set, the advantage of serving with new balls, and the special ability of top players to perform well at the "big" points. In this chapter we shall investigate the truth of (more often the falsity) of a number of such hypotheses, based on Wimbledon singles' data over a period of four years, 1992-1995.
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