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Modelling the tennis tour with stochastic processes

Primary supervisor

Julian Garcia Gallego

The tennis tour is a series of tennis tournaments played globally over a calendar year, where professional tennis players compete for prize money and ranking points. The structure of the tennis tour is organised into different tiers for both men and women, including grand slam tournaments and ATP/WTA tour events. In this project we use stochastic processes to model and simulate the tour under different experimental rules.  The goal is to understand how changes in the rules and structure of matches (e.g., best-of-five sets, with each set being the first to four games instead of the traditional six games) can have an impact on the way ranking points are distributed at the end of the season. 

In order to do this we will use different techniques including:
- Markov Chains and other Stochastic Processes
- Game Theory
- Computer Simulation

Student cohort

Single Semester
Double Semester

Required knowledge

An interest in mathematical and computational modelling, excellent programming skills and a solid mathematical background. Having taken FIT3139 is a plus.