Introducing Beach Volleyball Match Charting

Analyzing AVP match stats and player tendencies

With the AVP Seattle Open underway, I thought it might be a fun exercise to chart a professional beach volleyball match. The process of collecting the data is manual but I wanted recreate the AVP match stats that are published online to test their validity. In addition, I track shot type and direction, which adds a whole new dimension to analyzing player tendencies.

I watched yesterday’s quarterfinal match-up of Chase Budinger/Casey Pattern vs. Tim Bomgren/Troy Field. Here was my setup during charting:

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ATP Ranking Predictions for August 2018

We use our machine learning model to predict ATP rankings

In our last blog post, we detailed our new machine learning forecasting app that predicts future rankings. The app updates automatically on a weekly cadence and we’ve pulled the most recent results into 2 tables below.

The current top 10 ATP players are forecasted to remain stagnant into August. This is after Zverev defended his title at the Citi Open and last week’s tournaments have been accounted for.

Name July Rank Aug. Rank Pred. July Pts. Aug. Pt. Pred. Rank Diff.
Rafael Nadal 1 1 9175 9248 0
Roger Federer 2 2 7490 7167 0
Alexander Zverev 3 3 5688 5785 0
Juan Martin del Potro 4 4 5316 5457 0
Kevin Anderson 5.8 5 4400 4650 -0.8
Grigor Dimitrov 6 6 4652 4462 0
Marin Cilic 6.5 7 4194 4000 0.5
Dominic Thiem 8 8 3708 3899 0
John Isner 9 9 3436 3561 0
David Goffin 10.5 11 3118 3074 0.5

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Future Insights: Monthly ATP Ranking Forecast

How recent ATP player trends impact future rankings before they happen, updated live

Welcome back tennis fans… and no, we didn’t forget about your thirst for tennis and data analytics! Our new web app allows you to easily see a player’s ranking history, similar to the ATP site, but with an added ranking forecast, packaged as an interactive visualization not available anywhere else!*

Check out the app here (15 second load time**):

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