Who Is the Best Player Ever? A Complex Network Analysis of the History of Professional Tennis

  title={Who Is the Best Player Ever? A Complex Network Analysis of the History of Professional Tennis},
  author={Filippo Radicchi},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  • F. Radicchi
  • Published 20 January 2011
  • Physics, Medicine, Computer Science
  • PLoS ONE
We considered all matches played by professional tennis players between 1968 and2010, and, on the basis of this data set, constructed a directed and weighted network of contacts. The resulting graph showed complex features, typical of many real networked systems studied in literature. We developed a diffusion algorithm and applied it to the tennis contact network in order to rank professional players. Jimmy Connors was identified as the best player in the history of tennis according to our… Expand

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