Wimbledon Domination by Left Handed players
A recent article in BBC by Greg Rusedski suggests that left handers have an advantage when it comes to Wimbledon titles. Although on an average only 10% of the world is left-handed, 23% of the titles have gone to left-handers.
And out of 35 All England Champions (on average 1.5 All England Titles/person), 5 Lefties are present (when the expected number should be ~3 Lefties). Again the 2 factors account for this,
1. More lefties are winning: 10 when the expected number is 5
2. Lefties are winning more titles per individual (average of 2) compared to Right-handed players (average of 1.5)
Since the world is full of right-handed individuals, our world is often designed for them. To skew the effect further, we think and map the world like right-handed people. So both left-handed or right-handed racquet players most often train with and optimise their games to beat to right-handed players. When it comes to professional players their games and strategy often have a high intuitive component, which completely breaks down when it comes to playing left-handers. So when a player of immense skill and talent emerges in the sport also happens to be left-handed, they are often going to dominate the sport for the significant period of time. For Delhi Acers, this is good news – since we have the left-handed Jwala Gutta representing us in mixed doubles. With a left-right combination our mixed doubles team will be dangerous.