Figure 3. Simulation of the win streaks based on winning percentage.

From Figure 3, we can see that at 95% winning percentage, it is easy to sweep all the 20 matches! This is just like what happened in Rafael Nadal’s 2010 season [1]. Of course, those “good and better players” have a higher chance of winning, thus have a greater chance of having a winning streak than my coin tossing “abilities”.

Note that we always use the word chance. Its because these calculations are not absolute and may deviate. No, its not all about the luck but on the skills. Since you cannot change your luck, focus on the skill. There are lots of instances that may happen and probability tells us that yes, luck plays a role in winning. Winning streaks may just have Lady Luck or a four-leaf clover with them but skills will give you the edge. On these winning streaks, probably the odds are just in their favor.

References/Notes:

[1] HTTP://WWW.PINNACLESPORTS.COM/ONLINE-BETTING-ARTICLES/04-2013/WINNING-STREAKS.ASPX