Monday, February 23, 2015

Grand Per-Slam Scores

We’ve spent some time now on Grand Slam Scores as a method for evaluating tennis players. We’ve used two different weighting methods, and broken the scores down Slam by Slam. But everything we’ve looked at so far has been a career total, and that is inevitably only part of the story.

So let’s move on to the other basic mode of evaluation: rate statistics. We’ll start with the top players in overall Grand Slam Score accumulated per Slam played:

Monday, February 16, 2015

Melog Rankings: Mid-February 2015

February is not a month in which tennis gets a huge amount of attention from the American sports media. Not only are there no Grand Slams played, there are also no Masters events - and this February, the Davis Cup is also absent.

There are, however, more ATP World Tour events held in February than in any other month on the calendar. And with half of those tournaments now complete, including the first 500-point event of the year in Rotterdam, let's see where we stand on Melog's top 50 players.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Grand Slam-by-Slam Scores

We’ve already looked at two versions of Grand Slam Scores and seen how they treat the career totals of a variety of players. Now, it’s time to start breaking the scores down into their components. We’ll start out the obvious way: by looking at scores achieved in each individual Slam. As mentioned in previous posts on the subject, these breakdowns will be done through the lens of the odds-based scoring method, rather than the world rankings-based method.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Melog rankings: Post-Australian Open 2015

So the men's Australian Open final was played yesterday. Given that Novak Djokovic won his fifth title at the event, an Open Era record, and cemented his current stranglehold on the #1 ranking in the process, it was probably the biggest sports story of the day, right?

Okay, maybe not. But it's still a pretty big deal, tennis-wise. So let's see what the Melog ratings think of the changes from last year's Australian to this year's.