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Predicting outcomes of tennis matches

Predicting outcomes of tennis matches

In the article posted 4 weeks ago about the dark side of the tennis world I talked about how vulnerable the tennis sport is to match fixing. Bets can even be placed on every single point. However, is there a way to predict the outcome of matches and maybe even points? There are multiple articles that have tried to solve this problem. Many of these articles mention Markov models as I explained earlier. Now I will be digging deeper into this subject and try to predict a match between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Markov […]

05 november • Door Sam Ansari Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 12 minuten
The dark side of the tennis world

The dark side of the tennis world

August 2 2007, Nikolay Davydenko plays against Martin Vassallo Arguello in an official ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) tournament in Poland. During this match, Davydenko was ranked fourth in the world rankings, while Arguello was ranked 87th. Meanwhile, eleven bettors of whom nine were from Russia, betted millions of dollars against Davydenko. So they thought Arguello would win the match. First set went 6-2 in advantage of Davydenko, but then in the second set he suddenly got injured and retired from the match.  Match fixing The big question we are trying to answer here is […]

03 oktober • Door Sam Ansari Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten

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