From Squash Magazine
Denis L. Bourke and Robert H. Eather
Squash Magazine (Nov. 2021) published a feature article (Ref. #1): “The Ratings Game – An Analysis of US Squash Ratings.” In the article the authors showed that the Club Locker ratings – now known as the Universal Squash Rating (USR) – based on match data collected from previous competitive play, unsurprisingly predicted the results of future play with reasonable accuracy. The article interested us and led us to consider whether a mathematical approach might provide even more insights into factors that contribute to the outcome of a squash match.
We considered a logical input parameter for such an analysis to be the probability of a player winning any single point …
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