Molleker’s winner count – 14 to eight – was deemed the most significant statistic, which decided the first set.
But upon completion of the straight-sets victory, the order of these numbers had re-ranked before the fan’s eyes, according to their relevance, with Molleker’s superior break-point conversion rate deemed most significant.
Stats with a difference
Wading through the countless rows of statistics to make sense of a match can be a minefield, but Indian tech giant Infosys’s director of operations, Pravin Rao, announced the company had set itself a lofty goal to enhance fans’ experience in its new partnership with Roland-Garros.
The partnership would help fans determine which elements – be it total aces, winners, first-serve percentages – had the greatest bearing on the result.
Basically, it was all about being “able to follow a tennis match without needing pictures”, Rao said.
Infosys Stats+ shows statistics from a match on rolandgarros.com according to their influence on a match, starting with the statistic that had the highest influence.
The point-by-point moving-data feature will be available on rolandgarros.com throughout qualifying and the main draw.
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