U.S. Open 2016 Daily Data Visualizations

Thursday August 25th, 2016

Heading into the U.S. Open, Andy Murray has had a dominant season, but he's still joined at the top by Novak Djokovic. From the tweets and Instagram posts from Arthur Ashe; to reporting on the windy or rainy weather and fans in attendance in Flushing Meadows; to the on-court numbers like serve-speed and distance covered, IBM technologies covers all aspects of the game to help to bring the digits of tennis to life at the 2016 U.S. Open.

For the final Grand Slam of the 2016 season, SI.com has once again partnered with IBM to bring readers data-driven infographics and visualizations that help fully tell each storyline at the U.S. Open. For two weeks, SI.com and IBM will bring the matches at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to life in the most engaging ways possible by using data analytics on serve speeds, court temperatures, scores, player match-ups and more. Over 41 million data points provide new ways—for both players and fans—to look at the game and evaluate the odds of winning a match.

Click below to view the different types of graphics, and be sure to check SI.com's tennis page for the latest U.S. Open news and scores. 

Serving at break point key for Djokovic, Wawrinka in final

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A look at the keys to the match for No. 1-seed Novak Djokovic and No. 3-seed Stan Wawrinka in the U.S. Open final.

First serves are key for Kerber, Pliskova in final

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A look at the keys to the match for No. 2-seed Angelique Kerber and No. 10-seed Karolina Pliskova in the U.S. Open final.

See how the semifinalists run

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Which semifinalist has run the farthest on court to get to the U.S. Open final four?

Kerber vs. Wozniacki in U.S. Open semifinals


A look at how No. 2-seed Angelique Kerber and Caroline Wozniacki have performed on some key points in matches ahead of their U.S. Open semifinal.

Sprinting to the U.S. Open quarterfinals

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How far have No. 2-seed Andy Murray and No. 6-seed Kei Nishikori run to the U.S. Open quarterfinals?

Simona Halep's stellar defense at 2016 U.S. Open

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Through four rounds at the 2016 U.S. Open, No. 5-seed Simona Halep has shown her defensive prowess on the court.

Serena Williams's dominance on serve


If you’re wondering what dominance on serve looks like, look no further than Serena Williams.

Battle of the lefties between Kerber and Kvitova

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Two of the top left handed players face off in the Round of 16 at the U.S. Open on Sunday, but who has the edge?

Kei Nishikori's backhand is a winning shot


2014 U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori is one of the few players who actually wins more with his backhand than his forehand.

How do Cilic's stats compare to his title-winning year in 2014?

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A look at 2014 U.S. Open Marin Cilic's stats from when he won the title two years ago, compared to his play so far through two matches in 2016.

Andy Murray's second serve performance at U.S. Open

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Andy Murray's second serve percentage has been better than his Tour average through his first matches at the U.S. Open.

Rafael Nadal's defensive play at the 2016 U.S. Open

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In his first U.S. Open 2016 match vs. Denis Istomin, Rafael Nadal showed just how good his defensive game is.

The Pliskova twins are the top serving sisters in tennis

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While many may tout Serena and Venus Williams as the best sister duo, Karolina and Kristyna Pliskova are at the top.

How Steve Johnson became U.S.'s top-ranked men's player

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How Steve Johnson rose in the rankings to overtake John Isner as the No. 1-ranked American men's player.

Andy Murray vs. Novak Djokovic match-up in 2016

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Heading into the U.S. Open, Andy Murray has had a dominant season, but he's still joined at the top by Novak Djokovic.

Average age of top women ahead of 2016 U.S. Open

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While the top 20 is dominated by older players, the percentage of players under 25 years of age jumps dramatically as we look deeper into the WTA rankings.

Keys following in Serena's footsteps to the top


Madison Keys has climbed to a career-high ranking No. 9 in the world and she’s done it with some of the same tools that have propelled Serena Williams to the top.

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