Tennis Note #24
IBM Keys Unlocked
The image here is based on the official IBM image that illustrates 3 keys — checklist for the set that each player must achieve for general success. They are entitled IBM “Keys to the Match.” Back in 2013, Jeff Sackmann, who runs Tennis Abstract, and Carl Bialik wrote their criticisms of the system. However, when Stephanie tweeted this image, we both immediately agreed that we needed to talk about this again. We set out to take a deep dive into the keys with data, visualization, and audio. Enjoy the data-driven story in real time!
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Thanks to Stephanie Kovalchik for jumping on this project! The makings of this idea most likely came from our first conversation. Check out her new blog and make sure to read her posts on the Pythagorean theorem of tennis because it is absolutely fascinating! You can also read about her other work on match format and inconsistency on the Tennis Notebook or on her own blog. Special thanks to Charles Allen for running analysis for the radar graph. Music from Free Music Archive. Actual artists include: Jahzzar, Joao Picoito, Jon Luc Hefferman, and Kevin Macleod.
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