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New ranking order. Berdych is 7? That’s his career high and was 20 in January.

Posted by tennisplanet on August 16, 2010

Top 10

1 Rafael Nadal 10,925
2 Roger Federer 7,215
3 Novak Djokovic 7,085
4 Andy Murray 5,305
5 Robin Soderling 4,830
6 Nikolay Davydenko 4,195
7 Tomas Berdych 3,950
8 Fernando Verdasco 3,430
9 Juan Martin Del Potro 3,170
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3,095
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9 Responses to “New ranking order. Berdych is 7? That’s his career high and was 20 in January.”

  1. jennifur said

    soderling + scot
    nole + fed

    = close numbers….

  2. Growltiger said

    This point system is screwy. DelPo hasn’t played in a year and he’s #9. Djoko is losing to the ball boys and he’s No 3?
    I seem to remember the old way of ranking (30 years ago) reflected more what was going on at the moment than what went on last year.

    • Jenny said

      LOL Growltiger! I’m with you, don’t get me going on the points system and defence of points! Eg if Murray hadn’t reached the final in Toronto, he would have been overtaken by Soderling. If Delpo doesn’t defend at the Open, he’s going to lose 2,000 points and his ranking will drop like a stone. He will have limited protection as far as match play is concerned.

    • kitty said

      I disagree, we had this discussion before. Tennis ranking system is the BEST among all sports. Garry kasparov was no.1 for one year without playing chess, do you want that in tennis? Fed would have been no.1 till now for what he did 05-07. What is so hard to understand here, on a broad level points earned for a tournament get dropped the next year, the only confusing part I feel is the number of atp250,500,1000 tournaments minimum you have to play etc..

      • Jenny said

        I know. I certainly don’t want a Kasparov situation in tennis, I know little about other sports and their points system, so I bow to your knowledge on that one, Kitty. I think it is a much broader issue, in many ways it probably is the best system for tennis. Personally I would prefer it if the mandatory Masters events be cut down, players given more choice, but that’s for another debate. Off the top of my head I can’t recall the mandatory number of tourneys/status they have to play. I think all the 1000 series are mandatory unless injured?

      • kitty said

        Yes Jenny we certainly don’t want that situation like they have in chess or other sports for that matter where they have a cumulative points system which just accumulate and say if you have a dream run for 2-3 yrs and get to say 15,000 points like Rafa did and then decide to take a year nap and wake up to see guys fighting each other and you are still number one.
        In tennis we have a rolling year points system which gives you the best benchmark of how a player has performed in one year (which is a good time frame since all events are scheduled annually). The only thing I don’t like about is that a player is not credited for defending a title where he should be awarded some bonus points. Jenny, the mandatory and tournaments they select to play or not play always confuses me too! That is my understanding too that grandslams and masters1000 are a must?

      • Jenny said

        The only thing I don’t like about is that a player is not credited for defending a title where he should be awarded some bonus points.
        ——————————————————-
        Seconded!

  3. Adrian said

    As rankings stand right now, this is looking like we tennis fans will have a ball at the year-end championships!!!!!!

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