Here is a new thread to discuss statistics on players. I've been downloading data automatically from the bwf website: I wish there was more data recorded, but there's already enough to obtain interesting tidbits. See Kento Momota (桃田賢斗) and Kento Momota (桃田賢斗) to see what kind of data can be extracted. For each year from 2010 to 2019, I looked at the top 10 players for the final weekly ranking of the year, and stored their statistics for the year: in the following scatter plots, each point represents one of these top 10 players, so for each year, you can see ten points. From the data, one can derive trends which must be folkore for professionals. The first one is: The game is much more physical. Matches, games and points last longer: here are their average duration. In 2010, the average game duration of any top-10 player was less than 21 minutes, and less than 19 minutes for half of them. In 2019, none of these averages is less than 19min30s, and half is more than 21 minutes. In 2010, the average match duration of any top-10 player was less than 48 minutes. In 2019, it was always higher than 46 minutes, with half being ≥ 50 minutes.