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!