Game, Set, Match: IBM Slamtracker Data Wimbledon 2012

The Wimbledon Championships concluded on Sunday with the Men’s Singles Final between Roger Federer and Andy Murray.

Before the Championship I posted about the data to be provided by IBM.

At the Championships as a whole in the Men’s draw the following events were recorded by IBM’s Slamtracker:

Of these, Roger Federer:

and, Andy Murray:

The result of the Final was:

The match details were:

The IBM Slamtracker offered Keys to each match.

Overall the Keys offered for the Men’s Final were:

By set, these Keys were:

Set 1

Set 2:

Set 3:

Set 4:

IBM provided Momentum graphs too.

In Set 1 this was the pattern (Andy Murray in purple):

By Set 4 (Roger Federer in green):

I am really impressed by the amount of data available for secondary analysis through IBM Slamtracker. As the data progresses in its detail it will be interesting to see how the visualisations of the data change too.

I could not find any link to IBM’s SecondSight data from the Centre Court.

Wimbledon 2012: Early Doors

Last week I wrote about the Wimbledon Championships’ website.

I thought I would visit the IBM SlamTracker scoreboard on Day 1.

There was a page for Match Statistics:

Three keys to success for each player:

Indication of the momentum of the game:

I could not find the SecondSight data mentioned in this press release:

Following on from the 2011 pilot on Court 18, this year for the first time on Centre Court, IBM will trial player movement tracking. With IBM SecondSight it will be possible to track the fastest moving players and how their performance changes, set by set and match by match. The system can provide new data that could help players, coaches, commentators and fans alike; and, add a new dimension to fan’s understanding of the science of tennis.

Analysing and Visualising Lawn Tennis Performance

The All England Club and IBM have announced their 2012 web service for the Wimbledon Championships.

The Championships’ website is built on IBM’s SmartCloud infrastructure. It integrates a new online broadcast channel, and an interactive analytics-enabled IBM SlamTracker scoreboard. This scoreboard uses predictive analytics technology.  It will use historical and real-time data. There will be a ‘Momentum’ capability that will “map a match in real-time, visualizing key turning points and their causes.”

The announcement reports that there will be “a ‘Keys to the Match’ feature within SlamTracker that aims to determine the top three things a player must do in order to do well in a specific match”.

At the 2011 Championships there was a pilot of player movement tracking system. This year this SecondSight will be used on Centre Court.

Hat Tip

Darrell Cobner alerted me to this Guardian post about the IBM system in use at Wimbledon after reading my post.

Photo Credit

IBM SecondSight