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An investigation of home disadvantage in Davis Cup tennis.

Authors
  • Gayton, William F
  • Steinroeder, William
  • Bonnica, Corrine
  • Loignon, Andrew C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Perceptual and motor skills
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2009
Volume
109
Issue
2
Pages
382–386
Identifiers
PMID: 20037991
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Occurrence of the home disadvantage in Davis Cup tennis matches was examined by analyzing the outcome of Davis Cup finals matches from 1900 to 2007. There was no significant home disadvantage when Matches 1 and 2 were compared with Matches 4 and 5. However, there was a significant home disadvantage when Matches 1 and 2 were compared with Match 5. These findings are compared with those from earlier studies in which data from professional basketball and baseball were examined.

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