I’ve been working quite a bit lately on TennisAbstract.com, and I hope you’ve noticed.
First and foremost, player pages are updating mid-tournament. Usually within an hour or two of the end of each match. For instance, check out Olivier Rochus, who qualified in Miami and has now reached the second round. While stats such as ace rate aren’t yet available for current-week matches, most filters do consider them. You know, just in case you’re wondering about Rochus’s career record against the Japanese.
I’ve also added a few rankings reports. First is the Country Rankings page for both men and women, which shows you the top three players for each country. It’s particularly interesting to see who the best national #2′s and #3′s are, along with the countries that have just one or two top-flight players. Second, there’s a “lefties only” ranking list for both men and women. Also, I’ve filled out the history of WTA Rankings by Age–you can now see year-end age-group rankings for any of the last 30 years. Here’s 2000.
Finally, ATP entry lists are now available, updated several times per day. For example, here’s the list for next week’s Le Gosier challenger. These lists show who is scheduled to play every event in the next six weeks or so, along with alternates and withdrawals.