The Mazón method for searching for the GOAT in Tennis
The question is: Who is the best tennis player of all time?
What is the best system to determine it?
In the tennis community, different methods are considered to assess who the GOAT (Greatest Of All Times) is:
1. The most common is the player who has won the most Grand Slams.
2. The number of victories in major tournaments, that is, Grand Slams, Finals (Masters Tournament) and Masters 1000, is also frequently used.
3. Another very popular statistic is the number of weeks a tennis player has been ranked No. 1 in the ATP Rankings.
4. Number of weeks in the Top 5, 10, 100... of the Ranking.
5. The times a tennis player has been No. 1, 5 or 10 at the end of the year.
6. The number of titles won.
7. The number of matches won in a sports career.
8. The % of your total matches won, including sets, games, points, etc.
9. And many more, including combinations of the above.
Many of these modalities have a great defect, in tennis and in all sports, which is that they only consider the winners of titles, but not the entire career of each player, that is, tournaments where they have been a finalist, semi-finalist, fourth finalist etc.
Actually, winning a tournament is sometimes a matter of luck, especially when it is achieved by a narrow margin, regardless of other circumstances
Also, other classifications combine different types of scores, but in reality they are repeatedly evaluating the same data, the basic fact, which is each game played, because logically, the one who has won the most titles, has won the most games, has achieved the most. points, has achieved higher positions in the ranking, etc.
To evaluate the complete career of any player, in our opinion they should be evaluated in the most complete and objective way possible, and only the games and the level of the rivals with whom he has played should be scored.Our method consists of evaluating players with the ATP scoring system currently for each type of tournament.
The value of the matches is given by the category of the tournament and the level of the players is globally related to the points awarded in each phase of the tournament, which is hardly debatable.That is why it is the one we have chosen as a base.
And we are convinced that any other logically designed scoring scale would reach very similar conclusions.