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Evaluating professional tennis players’ career performance: A Data Envelopment Analysis approach

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  • Halkos, George
  • Tzeremes, Nickolaos

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This paper by applying a sporting production function evaluates 229 professional tennis players’ career performance. By applying Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) the paper produces a unified measure of nine performance indicators into a single career performance index. In addition bootstrap techniques have been applied for bias correction and the construction of confidence intervals of the efficiency estimates. The results reveal a highly competitive environment among the tennis players with thirty nine tennis players appearing to be efficient.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 41516.

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Keywords: Professional tennis players; Data Envelopment Analysis; Sport production function; Bootstrapping;

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