Wimbledon is back with another two weeks of top tennis involving the best players in the world.
The prestigious sports tournament, which takes place at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London, starts on Monday 27 June and runs through Sunday 10 July.
Organizers are once again working with IBM for the tournament’s official mobile app (iOS and Android) and website, which is designed to keep tennis fans up to date with all the action.
The software is powered by AI running on IBM Cloud and hybrid cloud technologies. A new feature for this year is ‘Win Factors’, which gives fans a better understanding of the elements that affect player performance, such as field area, ATP/WTA rankings, head-to-head histories, ratio of games won, recent performance, annual success, and media punditry, IBM said.
Another new feature is “Have Your Say”, an interactive prediction tool that allows fans to record their own match result predictions and then compare their analysis with other fans’ aggregate predictions and IBM’s AI-powered Likelihood to Win prediction.
Other features include:
– Live scores, results and match stats from every match on every track.
– Live video on the Wimbledon channel from all over the ground from the start of the game to the last point played each day. The coverage also includes match clips, interviews and special features.
– A live radio feed provides daily coverage of the tournament, including ball-for-ball commentary from Center Court and No.1 Court matches. If you’ve never listened to tennis commentary on the radio before, that’s really quite something (especially during the lightning-fast rallies where the commentator has to follow what’s happening without getting his tongue tied up).
– Highlights from videos, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with players and those involved in the tournament, match previews and footage from classic matches from past years.
– Profiles of all players participating in what is one of the most anticipated events on the sports calendar.
– Personalized player related alerts and playing status
– Daily order of play and tournament schedule.
– The full draws so you can see who’s playing who and who can play who in future rounds.
– All the latest news from the tournament.
US-based fans can watch Wimbledon coverage through ESPN channels, ABC and the Tennis Channel. Anyone who has signed up to a VPN service can also access BBC’s iPlayer for comprehensive coverage of the tennis tournament. Digital Trends has information on some of the best VPN services currently available.