To better help players understand their level of play in doubles over time and how they compete against higher and lower-rated teams, Universal Tennis introduces advanced player metrics for doubles! These metrics allow the user to track their performance and analyze wins/losses at the individual match level.
Let’s take a look at this new feature, which can be found in the “Stats” tab on the player profile.
1. These filters allow the user to see:
- Results from the last 12 months (default) or the last 6 months.
- Results that count for the player’s rating (default) or all results.
- Note: Other than the current UTR circle and the doubles rating line, all other metrics update according to these filters.
2. This section shows:
- The player's current Doubles UTR.
- The player's longest win streak in doubles (in the selected time frame)
3. This section shows the highest rated doubles team this player has defeated.
4. Doubles Performance: This chart shows the player’s performance over the selected period of time. The horizontal line represents the player’s current doubles rating and the colored dots represent their matches. These dots show wins (in pink) and losses (in gray) by result date and opponent team's UTR. Hovering over any dot shows the result date, opponents, opponents UTR, and score of the match. The dots are plotted based on the following formula: Opponent 1 + Opponent 2 - Partner. So for example: If the ratings of the two opponents were 7.0 and 9.0 respectively and the partner’s rating was 8.0 then the dot will be plotted at (7.0 + 9.0) - 8.0 = 8.0
5. Results Analysis: The second chart shows those same dots, rearranged by the opponent team's UTR and percent of games won. UTR difference and percent of games won are the two main aspects of the UTR algorithm.
This chart can be broken into four quadrants.
Top right: More than 50% of games won against a higher-rated team
Top left: More than 50% of games won against a lower-rated team
Bottom left: Less than 50% of games won against a lower-rated team
Bottom right: Less than 50% of games won against a higher-rated team
Learn more about the Doubles Algorithm here.