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    How is ATP ranking is calculated for each professional tennis player?

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    In the currently concluded Australian Open, there might be a change the ATP ranking of players who participated in it. I want to know, how does this ranking work? Which factors are considered for calculation? What is the importance of ATP ranking? How does it affect the participation in major tennis tournaments?
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  • The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) ranking is based on the points a player has accumulated in each tournament. Note that this ranking is for men only. Women's rankings are calculated by WTA (Women's Tennis Association).The highest number of points means the best rank. Each tournament has different points and each participant earns different points based on where he/she has finished in that tournament. The present ATP ranking system has undergone several changes and it is being followed by a new method implemented from the year 2009. The various points for ATP rankings are:

    1. Grand slam (Wimbledon, French Open, Australian Open and US open):
    Winner - 2000 points
    Runner-up - 1200 points
    Semi-Finalist - 720 points

    2. ATP world tour
    Winner - 500 points
    Runner-up - 400 points
    Semi-Finalist - 200 points

    3. Masters 1000:
    Winner - 1000 points
    Runner-up - 600 points
    Semi-Finalist - 360 points

    4. Masters 500:
    Winner - 500 points
    Runner-up - 300 points
    Semi-Finalist - 180 points

    5. Masters 250
    Winner - 250 points
    Runner-up - 150 points
    Semi-Finalist - 90 points

    There are many official tournaments which give points based on the level a player has reached in a tournament. But simply playing as many tournaments as you can and stacking up the points isn't the way to climb up the ranks. There are some rules and restrictions to it. Only 18 best results will be counted officially at the end of the year. Players who ranked in top 30 have few restrictions. These players must play all grand slams and a minimum of 8 out of 9 Masters Tournaments (ATP Masters). Out of the remaining 6 tournaments (out of 18, 4 grand slams and 8 ATP masters must be played, so the remaining are 6) four must be ATP 500 and two must be ATP 250 tournaments respectively.

    This means a player has to participate in all 9 events of ATP masters 1000 and out of those, 8 best will be counted. There are also penalties given to players who miss the major tournaments. Some nominal points are given who opt out of the tournament due to injuries. Reaching at the end of the year, the top 8 players who accumulated all points throughout the tournaments held in a calendar year will compete in ATP world tour finals. This tournament is counted as the 19th tournament of the calendar year and the points and rankings are given accordingly after finishing this tournament.

    NOTE: Other tournaments such as Olympics and Davis cup do not give any points and does not add any points to the players ranking. Olympic points system differs from event to event. For example, Andy Murray won 2012 Olympic gold and he got 750 points. In 2016 Olympics he got zero points for winning gold again.

    As to date (January 2018, after finishing Australian open) the top 5 rankers are:

    1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) - 9760 points
    2. Roger Federer (Switzerland) - 9605 points
    3. Maran Cilic (Croatia) - 4960 points
    4. Gregor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) - 4630 points
    5. Alexander Zverev (Germany) - 4610 points

    ATP ranking determines the value of the player and his performance. Whilst the most important factor that values a player is the number of grand slams he won. For example in this year, 2018 though Rafael Nadal didn't win the Australian Open, he is still number one in ranking. So the importance of ATP rankings come later to the grand slam achievements.

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    Dr. V. Shashikanth

  • ATP, I want to know, how does this ranking work?

    The Association of tennis (ATP) rankings are currently the world benchmark to say that a player is world number 1 or 10 based on their points scored in the last one year. ATP has it origins from a trade union in 1972 to protect the interest of male tennis players. This is a standardized system that ensures fairness and the quality of players who play in the top world circuits. For women, there is the WTA women's Tennis Association rankings.

    Which factors are considered for calculation?

    The rules have been improvised regularly, in general, the ATP score reflects a players performance in the last 18 tournaments (Grand Slams-4, ATP-WTM 1000 -8, previous ATP final count and best of 6 from non-mandatory ATP tournaments like Davis cup etc).
    In all these, the Grand Slam (Australian open + French opne+ Wimbledon+ US open) is very important. The player who qualifies for the Grand Slam gets 25 points but the winner gets 2000 points!

    What is the importance of ATP ranking?

    This is crucial to the reputation of the top players at the Global platform. Their skill, performance-based score is used to decide who is given a ticket to play in the world's premier tennis tournaments. Their chance at the prize money ( 3.7 Million dollars for US open winner 2017) and the endorsements etc all depend on their ATP ranking indirectly.

    How does it affect the participation in major tennis tournaments?

    The top players find time to keep playing the qualifying matches and also for their country ( Davis cup), they cannot afford to miss a grand slam event wherein they potential can start with a zero score. If a player is injured, he can write and request a 3-month ranking protection.(

    Right now Rafael Nadal is ATP/world:1 with 9760 points with Roger Federer at the ATP/world:2 with 9605 points.

  • ATP is Association of Tennis Professionals. The ranking system of these professionals is used to determining the seeding of the player in singles and doubles tournaments. This rank will also decide the entry of a particular player into a tournament also. The ranking system started for singles from the year 1973 and later in the year 1976, the ranking for doubles also started.

    This ranking is based on the total points a player obtained during the last 19 tournaments which are shown below. if a person has not reached ATP finals for him only 18 tournaments will be considered.

    1. Grand Slam Tournaments
    2. ATP world tournaments 1000 8 tournaments are mandatory.
    3.ATP event of the previous year.
    4. Non-mandatory ATP tournaments The best 6 matches.
    The points for the winner, runner, semifinalist, quarterfinalist and for the participants will be counted as per the fixed points and the person having the highest points will become No:1 Ranker.

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