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ATP does not update the rankings on the second weeks of two-week-long tournaments such as Grand Slam tournaments and IW/MI Masters. Please refer to the ATP Official Rulebook.
Rankings will not be updated till 8th of June at earliest. What will happen with points when the first update will take place we still dont know and neither is ATP at the moment.
 

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Federer's weeks at #1 record now has an asterisk as Djokovic would have been gaining on him for this entire time. Honestly all his records might have an asterisk depending on how long this goes.
Why will Federer as 3rd of all time have an asterisk? Sensible people know Nadal and Djokovic surpassed him on all time list years ago.
 

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Federer's weeks at #1 record now has an asterisk as Djokovic would have been gaining on him for this entire time. Honestly all his records might have an asterisk depending on how long this goes.
Why will Federer as 3rd of all time have an asterisk? Sensible people know Nadal and Djokovic surpassed him on all time list years ago.
 

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Now is not a time to act unilaterally, but in unison. All decisions related to the impact of the coronavirus require appropriate consultation and review with the stakeholders in the game, a view that is shared by ATP, WTA, ITF, AELTC, Tennis Australia, and USTA.
In your face FFT
 

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Should be 281 when we start up again too
... Intelligent and reasonable response by the hierarchy as it was the only logical thing to do.No tennis played,ergo no points accrued or lost.... Nobody knows how Djokovic or Nadal would've played or how much they would've gained/lost points as there are too many variables in the game of tennis and life.


When the tennis resumes again... then we can talk.
 

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Federer's weeks at #1 record now has an asterisk as Djokovic would have been gaining on him for this entire time. Honestly all his records might have an asterisk depending on how long this goes.
What am I reading? Actually if they didn’t freeze the rankings and Djokovic would have gotten the weeks at #1 because of a pandemic, now that is a massive asterisk. This was the best possible decision, besides the clay season was coming up, Nadal could have easily gotten back the #1 rank there since he did poor for his standards in MC/Barcelona/Madrid. This was actually easily the most sensible decision. How can people claim it’s an asterisk on Federer, when the opposite would have actually been the asterisk.

Hell he could have easily lost it in IW/Miami too if Nadal outperformed him there, which was definitely possible since Djokovic hasn’t performed up to standards in the sunshine double since 2016.
 

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The FedEx ATP Rankings will be frozen throughout this period and until further notice.
What is the main use of the ATP Rankings ? Weeks at No1 ? YE No1 ? Wrong !

The main use of the 52 week rankings is tournament seeding and whether certain player will make the cut for the given tournament or he has to play qualies. If tournaments manage to get going in June, ATP has to make it clear which rankings will be valid in order to fulfill the most basic tournament attribute - Forming an Entry list.
If they don't freeze the rankings, the Entry lists for the June 8th tournaments would be based on the April 27th rankings and would include the dropped points from IW'19, Miami'19 Monte Carlo'19 and so on.

Furthermore, ATP didn't announce anything about the rankings in their previous statement, since back then the tour was suspended only for 6 weeks and the for example the entry list of Madrid would remain unchanged.


Bottom line. ATP's statement says nothing about weeks at No1. It is also not clear when the points of the skipped tournament will drop. The only certain thing is that the Entry lists of the tournaments played in the first 6 weeks after the lockout will be based on the rankings of March 9th.
 

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Of course it doesn't make any sense. Of course the Noletards don't mentioned if Nole lost in IW QFs or earlier and Nadal won IW then Novak would of lost his number 1 rank. It make no sense at all for Novak to be adding weeks at number 1 when tennis isn't being played right now. Whenever tennis start back up he will have a chance to add more weeks at number 1 by winning matches.
Yup. Idiots will be idiots i guess.

They're lucky Djokovic even is #1.

Had he played Thiem in the QF, he'd be miles away from #1, as he should be.

No business being there.
 

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Why wouldn't Djokovic's be? They aren't counting the weeks while they are off tour. Hence they've created a situation where Djokovic isn't getting credit for weeks he almost certainly would have been #1.
Can you read?

That is what I said, if anyone wants to play the asterisk game.

However, the far bigger asterisk would be counting weeks at #1 while they're spending weeks at home.

There is zero guarantee or anything definitive about Djokovic doing well enough in the Sunshine double, especially with an overdue loss.
 

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Federer's weeks at #1 record now has an asterisk as Djokovic would have been gaining on him for this entire time. Honestly all his records might have an asterisk depending on how long this goes.
Lol. Stay pressed haters. It's the only fair thing to do given that the tour is suspended.
 

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Bottom line. ATP's statement says nothing about weeks at No1.
Of course it does. It says 'frozen' - that is, not being added. And since nobody was guaranteed to be No 1 after the next tournament, it's not as controversial as if, say, somebody was 5,000 points ahead.
 

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What am I reading? Actually if they didn’t freeze the rankings and Djokovic would have gotten the weeks at #1 because of a pandemic, now that is a massive asterisk. This was the best possible decision, besides the clay season was coming up, Nadal could have easily gotten back the #1 rank there since he did poor for his standards in MC/Barcelona/Madrid. This was actually easily the most sensible decision. How can people claim it’s an asterisk on Federer, when the opposite would have actually been the asterisk.

Hell he could have easily lost it in IW/Miami too if Nadal outperformed him there, which was definitely possible since Djokovic hasn’t performed up to standards in the sunshine double since 2016.
Anybody who thinks Djokovic wouldn't have held #1 for this entire season given what he did in Australia, given that he had made the record a goal for for 2020, and his current form compared to anybody else in the world is being completely disingenuous.

If Djokovic ends up losing the #1 weeks record to Federer by any margin less than the amount of time the tour will be off, there's clearly an asterisk there. I would say that Djokovic will likely pass him comfortably in the end but he's not getting any younger and we have no real idea how long the tour is going to be off (it could be until next year for all we know).
 

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Why will Federer as 3rd of all time have an asterisk? Sensible people know Nadal and Djokovic surpassed him on all time list years ago.
I mean there's an obvious argument to be made that both Djokovic and Nadal have had the better and more impressive careers (given the era they played in), but Federer still has the numbers on them due to beating up on lesser competition in the early stages of his own career. This virus has made it more likely he'll maintain those numbers.
 

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The more interesting question is how will they count ranking points once the tournaments resumes playing

As I calculated, there is no way to make everyone happy, either some of the tournament points will be counted less than 52 weeks, or we have to add 2 versions of a single tournment into the ranking points
 

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Anybody who thinks Djokovic wouldn't have held #1 for this entire season given what he did in Australia, given that he had made the record a goal for for 2020, and his current form compared to anybody else in the world is being completely disingenuous.
This statement could have been made last year and nobody would know. And yet he bombed at the Sunshine Double then. Form is not guaranteed especially at the age he is at now. Arguing that he would have done it this time because he had motivation is just plain stupid.
 

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This statement could have been made last year and nobody would know. And yet he bombed at the Sunshine Double then. Form is not guaranteed especially at the age he is at now. Arguing that he would have done it this time because he had motivation is just plain stupid.
Motivation is everything for a guy like him at this later stage of his career. If you seriously think he played IW and Miami in 2019 (places he's dominated in the past) with any kind of motivation at all last year, you're kidding yourself.
 

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One new issue of ATP Rankings will exist for March 16, this will be the baseline for the suspension period and will be composed of all cancelled trns from last week without any drops, so Djokovic frozen at 282 weeks. Issue is out tomorrow, then no more rankings for 13 weeks. Points will not drop during this time.
 
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