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2017 ATP Tour Final - Analysed as a Thirty30 Match

Updated: Nov 26, 2019

The 2017 Nitto ATP Tour Finals were held at the O2 in London from 12 - 19 November and the event was won by Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria), who defeated David Goffin (Belgium) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in 2 hours 30 minutes.

Thirty30 looked at the point-for-point scoring charts for each of the 3 sets played and 'converted' them to the Thirty30 scoring method. The 'conversion' is shown below.

Text shown in red indicates a 'break of serve'. BP = Break Point. SP = Set Point.

The blue vertical line indicates 'change of ends during a set'.

Thirty30 Comment

Set 1 (60 minutes)

The win/loss sequence of the twelve games played were identical between 'traditional' and 'Thirty30'.

There were six 'change of ends' using 'traditional' and three using 'Thirty30'.

There was a total of 84 points played using 'traditional' and 58 using 'Thirty30'.

Set 2 (40 minutes)

The win/loss sequence of the ten games played were identical between 'traditional' and 'Thirty30'.

There were five 'change of ends' using 'traditional' and two using 'Thirty30'.

There was a total of 54 points played using 'traditional' and 40 using 'Thirty30'.

Set 3 (50 minutes)

There were three game reversals out of the nine games played and are highlighted by a * above. Using 'Thirty30' the set would have been left unfinished at 5-4.

There were four 'change of ends' using 'traditional' and two using 'Thirty30'.

There was a total of 72 points played using 'traditional' and 32 using 'Thirty30'.


Out of the total of 31 games played, if the Thirty30 scoring method had been used, the outcome of only 3 games would have changed.

The first two sets games scoring sequence was identical and the third set outcome would have been 5-4, instead of 6-3, in favour of Dimitrov.

There would have been eight less 'change of ends' using Thirty30.

There were a total of 210 points (D=108 / G=102) played using the 'traditional' scoring method and 130 points (66 / 64) using Thirty30, i.e. 80 points fewer.

The 'traditional' match took 2 hours 30 minutes to complete.

Thirty30 estimates that with eight less 'change of ends', combined with 80 fewer points played, the Thirty30 match would have lasted approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, i.e. 1 hour less.

Thirty30 Tennis not only produces shorter, more intense matches, that still feel, look and sound like traditional tennis, but the overall result is almost identical to using the traditional scoring method.

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