TennisAbstract.com, Supersized

I’m proud to announce the new, improved TennisAbstract.com, now with challengers, qualifiers, Davis Cup, and ATP matches back to 1968.

Previously, the site was limited to ATP-level matches back to 1991.  Now, the number of matches available has increased from 70,000 to 240,000, and the number of players with a page on the site has jumped from roughly 1,600 to almost 7,500.

Historical Matches

TA now includes every tour-level match ever played.  (In theory, anyway.)  You can check out Arthur Ashe’s career record, or his head-to-head with Rod Laver, or his performance in finals.  This dataset goes back to 1968.

Challengers

The biggest addition to the site is at the challenger level.  I’ve added nearly 90,000 challenger matches, which include all main-draw results since 1991.  Stats, including ace percentage and first serve percentage, are available for most challenger matches of the last five years.  For instance, see the epic 2011 Challenger season of Cedrik-Marcel Stebe.

Qualifying Rounds

Many players split their time between challengers and qualifiers, so it wouldn’t make sense to have one without the other.  Qualifying matches for tour-level events back to 2007 are now in the database, and most have stats.   A glance at David Goffin’s page now tells the more complete story of his path to the French Open round of 16.

Davis Cup

Since I launched the site, Davis Cup has been the most frequent request.  Now it’s here.  World Group back to 1981.  World Group play-offs back to 2003.  Groups I and II back to 1994.  You can now check out the Davis Cup career of Andy Roddick, among hundreds of others.

I hope you enjoy these additions to TennisAbstract.  As always, please let me know if you find bugs or errors, or if you have suggestions to improve the site.

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4 responses to “TennisAbstract.com, Supersized

  1. George H

    Thank you very much for this. It’s really fantastic for people like myself who love just going through statistics.

    I have followed Cedrik Stebe’s progress for nearly two years now, and I had a look at the statistics for the 2011 challenger season (as you gave in the link you posted) and I noticed that the statistics and records for his Challenger Tour Finals win was not there. Is that me not looking hard enough?

    Once again, thanks for the website, it’s truly wonderful.

    • I appreciate the kind words.

      Thanks for letting me know about the Challenger tour finals. They should be there, but obviously they aren’t. I’ll try to add them soon, especially for a fellow Stebe fan.

  2. Harry Harper

    Excellent website. I was dabbling around in it and I found an interesting correlation between dr and tpw where tpw is 0.5 + ln(dr)*constant. For the matches I looked at the constant was around 0.157. I was wondering if you had any thoughts on why this might be. Great work on the website Once again. Wonderful and definitely much appreciated.

    • Thanks for the kind words.

      That’s interesting on the correlation. Since the only numbers used for DR are service points lost and return points won, it seems that it should track pretty closely to TPW, especially when the way in which matches are won (dominance on serve, occasional breakthrough on return) is fairly consistent.

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