Originally Posted by amirbachar
My system doesn't cause infaltion of points over time. It just treats every set seperately if you look more closely... Similary, the maximum for women is not different then for men, since the ELO rating converges to the real difference.
Amirbachar, if I understand this correctly, in your system you calculate every set independantly? If, say, two players played a match with a result 2:1 in sets, that is as if they played 3 matches, two of which won the first player?
As Mr Sackmann said himself in his blog, every ranking serves 2 main purposes, one is the entertainment (everybody wants to know who is the best), and the other is official - in tennis for tournament entry and seeding. So, since we can not aspire to the official use, what is left for us, amateurs, is just the entertainment part...
. There are many ways to look at stuff, especially in statistics, and I welcome every effort.