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Anurag Reddy1, Amritashish Bagchi2, Gayatri Vartak Madkekar3, Bhanu Pratap4, Ashutosh Acharya5, Anshuman Mishra6

1Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
2Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Maharashtra, India
3Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Maharashtra, India
4Department of Physical Education, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India
5Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Kerala, India
6Government College of Physical Education, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

A Point Difference Analysis Established by Winners and Losers in International Badminton Doubles Matches

Sport Mont 2024, 22(2), 69-75 | DOI: 10.26773/smj.240710


The aim of this study is to analyze the point difference established in three different phases between winners and losers in international men’s and women’s badminton doubles matches. Analyzing 183 matches from the 2021 TotalEnergies World Championship, each match was divided into three phases: Phase 1 (0-7 points), Phase 2 (8-14 points), and Phase 3 (15-21 points). Maximum Point Difference (MPD) and Maximum Consecutive Points (MCP) were examined to assess player performance. Kruskal-Wallis H and Mann-Whitney U statistical tests were conducted. Significant differences between winners and losers were found in all phases, with the difference increasing significantly over phases with medium to large effect sizes. The first seven points significantly increase a player’s chances of winning. 72% (men’s category) and 75% (women’s category) of players won, who was ahead in the point difference in the first phase of the game. In the men’s category, 67.4% won who were ahead in point difference in all three phases. Whereas in the women’s category, it is 70.45%. Winners in both categories had significantly (p<0.05) higher consecutive points than the losers. In the second phase, the winners averaged 5 to 6 points over the losers in both categories. The winners kept increasing their point difference in every phase. On the other hand, in losers, the point difference decreased throughout the game. These findings underscore the importance of early lead acquisition and suggest potential strategies and tactics to enhance players’ winning probabilities.


badminton, match analysis, consecutive point, match results

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