Hi people.. i'm new to the tennis world,, i've been trying to come out how the ATP points work , but i couldn't figure it out,, so, well some one explaine how does it work, how a player get points, how he some lose points ,, GO NADAL!!
There are two Ranking systems:
The Champions Race counts all the points collected in one year of January until December.
The Entry Ranking counts all points collected in the last 52 weeks.
Depending on how much prizemoney a tournament pays the number of points given out differs. A Grand-Slam tournament gives out more points than a normal (or here sometimes called "MickeyMouse") tournament.
A player gets points when he wins matches in a tournament. He loses points if he plays this year worse than he played last year. He keeps his points if he makes the same result like last year.
For example Rafa kept the points of Roland Garros, cause he achieved the same result there like last year. He lost points at US Open cause he was this year worse than last year. He won points at the Masters in Canada, cause he was better this year than last year. So that is the system shortly explained.