Serving Up Some US Open Analysis
As the first week of the US Open kicks off we took a look at some of the data surrounding the annual event. Using our WebFOCUS business intelligence and analytics platform, we analyzed the Men’s Singles champions for the last 40 years. (See accompanying visualization)
Visualizing both by country and over time, we found that the majority of the winners have been from the U.S. In addition, the U.S has seen extended runs of dominance, indicated by the pink squares on the timeline. For example, the U.S. took the championship title every year from 1978-1984 – not surprising when you recall that this was the Jimmy Connors/John McEnroe era. The States performed similarly in the years spanning 1993-2003, winning seven out of 10 during an era, as tennis fans will remember, when Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi reigned supreme.
Looking at more recent data, however, the U.S. hasn’t taken a title since 2003. Will this be the year that breaks the championship dry spell? We’ll be keeping an eye on the matches – and the data – to see!