Men: 2015/16 Australian Open Round by Round

The average rally length is short, and getting shorter.

The practice court looks nothing like this.

An average is a calculated “central” value of a set of numbers.

There are longer rallies, and there are shorter rallies, but the average is a wonderful representation of the entire body of work.

With 128 players playing 127 matches over 14 days, there is going to be a bucket load of data. In the men’s draw, there were 28,723 points played. The average is a great place to start wrapping your mind around these big numbers.

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