At IBM on Wednesday I heard about the complex AI technology used in tennis coaching as well as behind the scenes at Wimbledon.
Nadal often comments that he doesn’t play well in the cold. However, IBM Watson analytics found he actually plays equally well, if not slightly better in cooler temperatures – see the full article in the Telegraph. And Federer is noted for not being a very sweaty tennis player. Combing through data produced a theory that he tends to play much shorter games than other players – could this be the cause after all?