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Tennis; Davis Cup Ranking: How it works? (Post 5)

Tennis; Davis Cup Ranking: How it works? (Post 5)

The ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking measures the success of all nations participating in the competition over a ‘rolling’ four year period with recent performance weighted more heavily. After each round the ranking period adjusts and any results outside the adjusted four year period drop off. At the same time, points from the same round for the

Tennis: Davis Cup: Famous players that participated in the competition (Post 3)

The list of tennis legends to have competed in Davis Cup over the years includes most of well-known players’s names. Players such as Fred Perry, Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras had successful Davis Cup careers. In recent

Tennis – Davis Cup: The Evolution of Competition’s Format (Post 2)

In 1905, France, Austria, Belgium and Australasia, a combined team of players from Australia and New Zealand also started competing in the Davis Cup. The inclusion of other countries continued and by the 1920s a bit more that 20 nations regularly participated in the event. The first editions were dominated by USA, Great Britain and Australasia. However, that dominance ended

Tennis Hawk Eye – What is it and how does it work?

Hawk-Eye is a complex computer system designed to visually track the trajectory of the ball and display a record of its most statistically likely path as a moving image. Its usage is famous mainly due to its implementation in Tennis matches. This system implemented by the company ‘Hawk-Eye Innovations Ltd’ is also used in Cricket

Frederico Silva Wins 2012 Junior US Open Doubles Final – First Grand Slam with Portuguese flavor

For the first time a Portuguese tennis player won a tennis Grand Slam event. More specifically Frederico Silva (a.k.a. Kiko Silva, Portuguese) and Kyle Edmund (United Kingdom) won the US Open Junior Doubles Final played against the Australian double composed by Jordan Thompson and Nick Kyrgios. The game was won in three sets with the partials of