The path to world tennis No. 1

Roles involved: Data, reporting, design and web implementation

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August 2015

Tennis had been one of the few sports I watched about ten years ago. Since Federer’s decline, I stopped watching every match of the grand slams and only occasionally paid attention to news about the big names. To build the interactive for the 2015 US Open, I digged back into this sport, this time focusing mostly on the statistics.

How many Grand Slam titles does a player need to win before climbing to No. 1 in the ATP rankings? Digging into the records on ATP’s site, I found that the answer to the question mostly depends on against whom the player was competing.

Path to tennis No. 1