Game tree: the unstoppable Novak Djokovic

The digital content team at the Australian Open contacted me late last year to write a few articles for The first article (published on the 24th Jan) is a celebration of Novak Djokovic’s 2015 season titled “Game tree: the unstoppable Novak Djokovic“. The article uses our innovative game tree to better understand how dominate Novak was on his 1,033 service games in 2015.

To view the article click here:

Game TreeWe also highlighted some of Novak’s more interesting matches throughout the year (see below):

Game Tree

I encourage you to use the interactive game tree to take a deeper dive into some of Novak’s classic matches last year and to see what might have been for some of his closest rivals, as they begin their assault to dethrone the undisputed 2015 king of men’s tennis.

Read the full article here.

Using Maps and Data Vis to Understand Tennis, by National Geographic

Recently I had a chat with Geoff McGee who is a journalist and data visualizer at Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West about understanding tennis through data visualisation and analysis. The article featured on National Geographic’s Data Points website. National Geographic are pioneers and masters of story telling using data so it was a real pleasure to chat with them about my work.

National Geographic Tennis

The full article can be read here. Enjoy!