On Monday, the ATP announced that their rankings will be determined off of the past 22 months instead of the past 52 weeks.
With a return to normal tennis expected to start in August, the ATP will be using rankings points from March 2019 – December 2020 to determine rankings.
The main points of the new rankings system stated by the ATP are these:
• Allow players on all levels a fair chance to gain ATP Points.
• Give players who choose not to compete a form of stability.
• Make place for a system that is able to adapt to future changes.
• Give an advantage to players who perform well prior to the Tour’s resumption.
• Create a system that works in a similar fashion to the one previously in place.
• Players will be ranked based on their best 18 results from March of 2019 to December of 2020.
• The new system will not allow a player to count the same tournament twice, if they played it in the March of 2019 to December of 2020 time period twice.
• Points earned in 2020 will count for 52 weeks, or until the same tournament is played next year, depending on which comes first.
The ATP also announced that these rankings will determine the 2020 Nitto ATP Finals contestants. However, points earned at the 2019 event will not count towards the players qualification for 2020.
If you would like to read the original article posted by the ATP make sure to check it out here.
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