As keen-eyed readers will have noted, my last few posts have included links to a new tennis stats site: TennisAbstract.com. I’ve developed this site over the last few months, and it’s finally ready for the public.
Tennis Abstract is my response to the frustration of finding and filtering match results. For any player in the last 20 years, the site shows you all of his tour-level results. Best of all, you have the ability to sort by any number of stats and identify the exact subset of matches you want to see.
The best way to see what the site has to offer is to go to your favorite player’s page (here’s Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, and Berlocq) and start clicking around. Once you get accustomed to what Tennis Abstract makes possible, you may find it difficult to go back to other results sites. I certainly have.
For all that, the site is very much a work in progress. There are plenty of as-yet unresolved bugs I know about, and there are probably far more that I don’t. I have a long list of features I’d like to add, but as this is just a spare-time project for me, improvements will only be incremental.
As it is now, you can find the full career records of every active player, along with those of many retired greats. You can filter results in more than 10 different ways, and you can find head-to-head results for any pair of players.
One note: The site has been developed using Google Chrome, and it optimized for that browser. It also works very well (maybe even a bit faster) in Firefox. However, there are serious performance issues in Internet Explorer, so for now, you’ll get an error message if you try to use the site in IE. In that case, download Chrome already!
Feedback (especially bug reporting) is welcome. Feel free to comment on this post or drop me an email.