If you want to predict the result of a tennis match, it could be worth listening to the players' grunts.
According to researchers at the University of Sussex, the pitch of the grunts and groans can help predict will win in a match. They found that players' grunts had a higher voice pitch during matches they lost than in the games they won.
In addition, the study, published in the journal Animal Behaviour, showed that players displayed differences in the pitch of their grunts before the scoreboard suggested whether they would win or lose the point.
The recordings showed that the pitch of grunts increased as the games went on and that the result became clear early on in the match.
Jordan Raine, a researcher who carried out the study with mammal communication experts Professor David
The differences in grunts were also identifiable without any scientific analysis. When tennis players were played short clips of other players' grunts, they were able to
But this is no different from the nonverbal communication between other mammals,
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