Tagged: 2013

Top ten tennis countries in the world in 2013

Which are the top ten tennis countries in the world in 2013? The answer depends on the definition of “top tennis country”. Is it the country with the most tennis players? Is it the country with the most professional players? Is it the country with the most champions?

I rated “tennis countries” according to two sets of criteria:

  1. The country with the most professional tennis players in the top 100
  2. #1 above, normalized by country population

A tale of two maps

I mapped the data separately for both criteria — #1 (total number of players in the top 100) and #2 (players in the top 100 per million residents). You can see that the two maps (below) look starkly different.

The tabular data below each map shows that Spain ranks #1 by total number of players, while Slovakia ranks tops by players per population. So, which is the top tennis country in the world? You be the judge.

Top ten tennis countries ranked by number of players in the top 100
Top ten tennis countries ranked by number of players in the top 100

 

Top ten tennis countries ranked by number of players in the top 100 normalized by population
Top ten tennis countries ranked by number of players in the top 100 normalized by population

 

See also maps for the top 100 ATP (men) and WTA (women) professional tennis players for 2013, and a similar set of maps for 2012.

Top professional tennis players by country — 2013 edition (WTA — women)

Below is a map of the top 100 WTA (female) professional tennis players by country as of May 28, 2013. The map shows that the United States and Russia are a hotbed for women’s professional tennis, with 10 players in the top 100 each.

This map is an update of a similar map I published last year, with a few minor tweaks. I used source data from the , and Google’s mapping technology. Below the map is the source data in a Google spreadsheet.

I published a similar updated map for the ATP (men’s tennis pro tour) yesterday.

Number of top 100 professional tennis players per country, WTA tennis rankings as of May 28, 2013
Number of top 100 professional tennis players per country, WTA tennis rankings as of May 28, 2013

 

See also maps for the top ten tennis countries in the world for 2013.

Top professional tennis players by country — 2013 edition (ATP — men)

Below is a map of the top 100 ATP (male) professional tennis players by country as of May 28, 2013. The map shows that Spain and France are a hotbed for men’s professional tennis, with 13 and 12 players in the top 100, respectively.

This map is an update of a similar map I published last year, with a few minor tweaks. I used source data from the , and Google’s mapping technology. Below the map is the source data in a Google spreadsheet.

I will publish an updated map for the WTA (women’s tennis pro tour) tomorrow. [UPDATE: posted]

Number of top 100 professional tennis players per country, ATP tennis rankings as of May 28, 2013
Number of top 100 professional tennis players per country, ATP tennis rankings as of May 28, 2013

See also maps for the top ten tennis countries in the world for 2013.

Why Angie Miller will win American Idol 2013

Angie Miller will win Season 12 of American Idol simply because , by far. She has been so, consistently, since March 22, 2013, when I started keeping weekly tabs on the contestants’ Twitter following.

There is no conspiracy. The show is not rigged (for Angie to win, anyway; it might be rigged in other ways and for other purposes).

See for yourself in this aggregated chart (below):

American Idol 2013 contestants Twitter followers composite chart
American Idol 2013 contestants Twitter followers composite chart