Sydney, January 15 2016
Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services had announced an extension of its support for tennis beyond the global technology services partnership with the ATP World Tour - the governing body of men’s professional tennis circuits – announced in September 2015. Infosys today announced a partnership with Apia International Sydney 2016, an ATP 250 tournament and also one of the world’s oldest tennis tournaments, to be held from January 10-16, 2016.
Infosys will provide statistics and insights for fans and players by leveraging the Infosys Information Platform (IIP), its open-source data analytics and visualization platform. The platform will analyse historical player data to identify trends and insights about matches. These insights will engage both casual and ardent fans, provide information to commentators and media, and give players access to in-depth data about their game and those of their competitors.
The initiatives within the larger partnership that Infosys has with the ATP World Tour include:
Andrew Groth, Vice President and Regional Head - Australia & NZ, Infosys
“Australian tennis fans are among the most passionate and knowledgeable in the world, and they are thirsty for insightful and engaging content about the sport and the players they admire. We are using our powerful analytics engine at the Apia International Sydney 2016 to deliver exciting new digital features and match analyses to fans and media. This will create a great digital experience for spectators and players.”
Alistair MacDonald, Apia International Sydney Tournament Director
“Infosys is supporting professional tennis in Australia and around the world by actively exploring new ways to engage and attract fans to the sport. Through this partnership, Infosys will enable us to dive into the stats and learn more about some of the tournament’s top players through the in-depth match analyses and insights.”
In November, 2015, Infosys delivered insights through IIP around probabilistic serve speeds, aces, double faults, match winning streaks, first serve returns, fatigue indexes and more for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. The week-long season-ending tournament sees the top eight singles players and doubles teams compete for the champion’s title. Processing 240,000 records (12 million data points) in near real-time, IIP provided insights which were published live on the Infosys ATP Scores and Stats Center at ATPWorldTour.com
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