Monday, March 23, 2015

Melog Rankings: Post-Indian Wells 2015

It's been three weeks since our last checkup on the world's best tennis players - and in those three weeks, only one tournament was played on the ATP World Tour. This is actually a good sign as far as the interest level of the tennis that's been played: the tournament was the 96-man Indian Wells Masters event, one of the most important events on the calendar, and the extra week was taken up by the (very exciting) first round of Davis Cup play for 2015. Here's where we stand with those matches in the books:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Grand No-Slam Scores

We’ve spent a significant amount of time and virtual ink exploring Grand Slam Scores as a method for historical evaluation of tennis players – and so far, a significant portion of the findings that have resulted can be summed up by saying, “Roger Federer is really, really good.” While that is, of course, a perfectly valid conclusion to draw (and reinforce many times over), it is also not one that requires the development of new metrics to discover. So let’s expand our horizons beyond the Nadals, Samprases, Lendls, and Borgs of the tennis landscape, and use Slam Scores to evaluate some of the lesser lights of tennis history.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Melog Rankings: Post-February 2015

We've come to the conclusion of the month on the tennis calendar that has the biggest disparity between activity and attention. There were 12 total events in February, and every player in the top 10 participated in at least one; if you leave out Djokovic and Federer, the rest of the top 10 all played two or more.

So let's see where our top 50 stand as the tennis world braces for a return to... maybe not the spotlight, but at least a bit of increased newsworthiness.