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Dr Chris Hope, Reader in Policy Modelling at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses computer modelling and how underdogs at Wimbledon are boosted by the scoring system used in tennis. Dr Hope looked at the difference between a simple points-based tennis scoring model and the current scoring system – focusing on whether a player and the opponent are “good on serve”, “moderate on serve”, “strong on serve” or “exceptional on serve” based on ATP and Women’s Tennis Association statistics. Starts at 11m 5s.

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