Originally Posted by dmit424
Are there any points carried over from the previous year? Or do they start from 0 each year? In that case, does that mean Roger might not play some minor tourney at the beginning of the year, and some player who was ranked #79 wins it, and he becomes #1 while the previous #1 remains unranked??? That makes no sense. That would make it near impossible to hang onto the #1 ranking , it would seem.
No the ATP ranking doesnt start from 0 each year, its a rolling 52 week ranking. The ATP Race however does start from 0 every year but is just a used as information for the current year, not as the official ranking.