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    Default Badminton and Tennis - Scores Equivalence

    I was thinking about what kind of scores in Badminton equate to certain scores in Tennis. For instance, what is the Badminton equivalent of a 6-3 win in Tennis? Or a 6-2 win? Post your thoughts here.

    Eventually, I decided to go for a basic method using the percentage of points won for each player. I take it that for each game one wins in Tennis they win 4 points, while for each game you lose you win 2 points. I am aware that this is not fully the truth, but only an approximation, but it will do as a satisfactory average.

    Let's start with the classic Tennis score to convert first: 6-0 (Bagel). What is 6-0 in Tennis in a Badminton game? Well, here's my working:

    You: 6 games won * 4 points per game won = 24 points
    Opponent: 6 games lost * 2 points per game lost = 12 points
    Total: 24+12=36 points

    Therefore, the percentage of points a player needs to win in order to Bagel the opponent is 24/36=67%. The equivalent score for Badminton is therefore:

    21/x=67%
    0.67*x=21
    x=21/0.67
    x=31

    Therefore, the opponent's score is 31-21=10, so the equivalent of 6-0 in tennis is 21-10 in Badminton. Perhaps, including intangibles, a Triple Bagel is more like 21-9, 21-9.

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    This is an interesting question. I have been thinking of a related question for a while now, and I think I can branch my solution to answer your question "correctly".

    Currently, you are just assigning: 2*n points for win, n points for loss. This is completely arbitrary, and thus should not even count as an approximation.

    I will redo my analysis for tennis and post a new thread in a few days with my solution and hopefully the answer to your question as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by GameGod View Post
    I was thinking about what kind of scores in Badminton equate to certain scores in Tennis. For instance, what is the Badminton equivalent of a 6-3 win in Tennis? Or a 6-2 win? Post your thoughts here.

    Eventually, I decided to go for a basic method using the percentage of points won for each player. I take it that for each game one wins in Tennis they win 4 points, while for each game you lose you win 2 points. I am aware that this is not fully the truth, but only an approximation, but it will do as a satisfactory average.

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    Hey GameGod, I have posted my analysis at: http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...read.php?88211. Please check to see if your question is answered in the tennis section.

    As a small correction, in my above post, I meant to type "n+2 points for win, n points for loss" rather than "2*n points for win, n points for loss".

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    Even if this post gets deleted.....

    You people need to get out more !!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GameGod View Post
    ...the equivalent of 6-0 in tennis is 21-10 in Badminton...
    I'm skeptical. I think you see 21-10 (or 21-less than 10) more often in professional badminton matches than you see 6-0 in tennis matches.

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