Secondly, we identified professional tennis players in male and female competition who were the most successful playing against left-handed right-handed opponents. However, to rank the best left-handers playing against right-handed players we extracted the subnetwork of all right-handed players accompanied with only those left-handers who played at least one match against right-handed players.
In the described manner four different subnetworks, elaborated in the next paragraph, were constructed in male competition and four subnetworks in female competition. Lleyton Hewitt, the only representative of Australia and Oceania, is denoted by the color orange.
Similarly, the influence of the surface, which significantly impacted upon the duration of a match, was rejected. Issue Date : May In Table 3we report the results obtained from the four subnetworks constructed in male competition.
The only other left-handed female Grand Slam winner in Table 4 is the young and talented Czech tennis player, Petra Kvitova, who won the Wimbledon title in Neurosci Biobehav Rev —
In the column labeled as Best L-R the best left-handed players facing only right-handed opponents Connors is again in the top spot, but McEnroe and Nadal switch places. Rev Fish Biol Fish — In both gender categories, the number of matches won by lefties was higher than the expected count in Challengers and Futures tournaments, and lower than the expected count in the other two types of tournament.
At the individual level the analysis was performed using network analytic methods. Reprints and Permissions.