Picking Winners One Play at a Time
August 19, 2017 7:16 am

Tennis Meets Moneyball

 Sports including tennis

In the summer of 2014, teenage tennis prodigy Noah Rubin was preparing for his appearance in the Wimbledon boys’ singles tournament, and Lawrence Kleger, his coach of more than a decade, was searching for an edge. Using data-driven analysis of match footage, Kleger noticed Rubin was struggling with his “serve+1” — tennis lingo for serving the…

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