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The US Open is a hardcourt tennis tournament which is the modern iteration of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship first contested in 1881. Since 1987, the US Open has been chronologically the fourth and final tennis major comprising the Grand Slam each year; the other three are the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. It is held annually in August and September over a two-week period. The main tournament consists of five different event championships: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles, with additional tournaments for senior, junior, and wheelchair players. The tournament is played on acrylic hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City.

US Open – PointTracker
US Open – Scoreboard
Client:

USTA

Media:

PointTracker / Scoreboard

Other Media:

iPhone / Mobile Site
Full Screen Video
Media Console / Audio-Video

Year:

2009


US Open PointTracker Features

The Point Tracker lets fans analyze each point played at Roland Garros with its real-time graphic animation. Users can map out the trajectory and flight of every shot and correlate that with information such as the speed of a serve or return. Plus, they can choose among aerial, lateral, or corner-court views.

Clicking on Automatic in the Point Tracker window will automatically play out in real time using an animation that draws the path of each shot and a list that describes how each point is won or lost. You can choose any one of five points of view of the court, a seat in the middle or one of the four corners. If you want to go back and see a particular point, click on Manual in the Point Tracker window, choose the set, then click on the description of the point. The animation of the point then plays out. For each point, the scoreboard window displays the serve speed and return speed – you can choose mph or km/h. It’s interesting to see that a 95 mph serve might result in a 58 mph return. That tells you how much speed is lost by the time the ball bounces and gets to the other baseline.

By clicking the Radio button you can hear what’s going on at the same time that you can read what’s going on and simultaneously see an animation of the point along with serve and return speed. You can click on a button for up-to-date match statistics. Click on an individual statistic to get a pie chart for percentages and a bar chart for numbers. Click on an individual player to get a mini-bio and a link to a full bio.
 

US Open Scoreboard Features

The IBM On Demand Scoreboard is a stand-alone pop-up window that “pushes” point-by-point scoring information to tennis fans in real time. It also provides tennis fans with links to other key sections of the site and an all-courts scores view. When launched, it spawns a small, separate browser window that sits on your desktop updating with scores, photos and news as they change.

To maximize the scoreboard window and access the full functionality of the IBM On Demand Scoreboard, click on one of the tabs Match Stats, Serve Stats, Leaders or Map. Click on the Radio button to launch the official radio broadcast or click on Visit the Shop to be directed to the Official 2006 US Open Shop.

Press left and right arrows (or your keyboard arrow keys) beside court name to see different courts. Only courts with active matches are shown. If no arrows are shown, no other courts are in play.

Click on a players’ name to visit that player’s profile.

Select from the four tabs for links to related information.

  • Match Stats – Displays pertinent match statistics on supported courts
  • Serve Stats – Displays serve stats for selected match
  • Leaders – Displays current leaders for specific stats
  • Map – Displays where current match is being played at the venue


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