Introduced following the five-month circuit shutdown in 2020 on account of Covid-19, the new ATP ranking system which now takes into consideration the final 24 months of exercise of every participant (i.e. two years) and not the final 52 weeks (which is equal to 1 yr), shouldn’t be unanimous. The German Alexander Zverev (seventh in the world) and the Russian Andrey Rublev (eighth in the world) not too long ago expressed their feeling of injustice.
“As long as we have the current system, the standings won’t matter to me,” mentioned Alexander Zverev this week at the ATP 500 match in Acapulco, Mexico. The German, who at present occupies seventh place, sees it as an injustice to see Roger Federer, who has not performed for 13 months, discover himself sixth in the world. “There isn’t a bigger Roger fan than me, but he hasn’t played for a whole year and he’s above me in the standings. “Having operated twice on his right knee, the Swiss should not appear in the top 30 without this change in the system.
“I played a Grand Slam final, the Masters final, I won two tournaments. Frankly, this ranking is a disaster. I should be number 4 or 5 with the normal system, but at the moment the principle of the classification is a little absurd, ”Zverev exasperated.
This Tuesday, Andrey Rublev additionally expressed his misunderstanding when journalists introduced up the topic throughout the press convention at the Dubai match: “If we had the regular system, I’d be one thing like world quantity 4 I believe. What do you assume is greatest for me, to be # 8 or # 4? “
If the provisional system shouldn’t be unanimous, it would stay in place for a number of months. ATP introduced at the starting of the month the extension of this mode of operation till August 9.