We consider the question whether top tennis players in a top tournament (Wimbledon) employ an optimal (efficient) service strategy.We show that top players do not, in general, follow an optimal strategy, and we provide a lower bound of the inefficiency.The inefficiency regarding winning a point on service is on average at least 1.1% for men and 2.0% for women, leading to a possible increase of income for the efficient player of 18.7% for men and 32.8% for women.We use these findings to shed some light on the question whether economic agents are successful optimizers.
|Place of Publication||Tilburg|
|Number of pages||33|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Name||CentER Discussion Paper|
- Optimal strategy