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Kenneth Jensen
Managing Consultant - Predictive Analytics

How unlikely was Wawrinka's Australian Open victory?

January 30, 2014 | by Kenneth Jensen, Managing Consultant - Predictive Analytics
In this article, I will examine the prior probabilities that Stanislas Wawrinka, or a player with a similar seeding in the tournament, would go on to win the 2014 Australian Open. I will also review any prior matches similar to the final between Stanislas Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal to determine his...

Keys to the match: In tennis, is it an advantage to serve first?

January 16, 2014 | by Kenneth Jensen, Managing Consultant - Predictive Analytics
In this article, I will examine one of the commonly accepted truths in tennis: that it is an advantage to be the player who is serving in the first game of a set. I will look at this from multiple angles and I pay special attention to whether this advantage exists in a deciding third or fifth set...

The Data Story Behind "Keys to the Match"

August 30, 2013 | by Kenneth Jensen, Managing Consultant - Predictive Analytics
It seems to me that we just finished up this summer’s Wimbledon tournament and now the US Open is already upon us. There are a number of differences between the two tournaments, and the most obvious of these is the playing surface; the US Open is played on a hardcourt surface while Wimbledon is...