Saturday, July 2, 2011

Wimbledon: Men's Final

Yesterday, we blogged about our tennis measure of focus and mental toughness: Big Point Performance (BPP).  We used a similar approach for the Men's Final at Wimbledon -- which has Nadal facing Djokovic.

Djokovic has had a spectacular year, going 47-1 and has taken the #1 ranking in the world from Nadal -- who held that top spot for 56 weeks.  "Djoko" the Joker has the momentum AND the confidence on his side.  This should be a great match, with new #1 -- facing Nadal, an all-time great -- who will be gunning for Djokovic.

We were a bit surprised to see Nadal outperform Djokovic during their respective quarterfinal and semifinal matches -- in terms of Big Point Performance (BPP).  Thus, our "quant fact" stat will go with Nadal to add to his list of Grand Slam titles -- but other sport psychology factors such as confidence and momentum go to Djoko.  As a result there is no "quant fact" prediction for the Men's Final.  Enjoy the match!