Winners and winners, what revised rankings mean for top five men

Ruben Hill
July 9, 2020

The ATP Tour is now scheduled to restart in August with two tournaments ahead of the US Open. "Additionally, this will provide stability to players who may not feel comfortable travelling and competing due to the pandemic", the statement said.

ATP Tour's rankings have been frozen since 16 March, just days after the season was suspended.

The principle of defending tournament points week by week will remain.

The temporary changes to the Rankings system have been manufactured in consultation with the four Grand Slam tournaments and the ITF.

Global tennis halted in mid-March, with Wimbledon being cancelled and the French Open moved to September.

The tour said in a statement that the system is created to provide fairness to players across all levels of the game in parallel with the condensed number of points available after multiple tournament cancellations, the tour said in a statement.

The revised FedEx ATP Rankings will determine the singles qualifiers to the 2020 Nitto ATP Finals. However, the new rankings will follow a 22-month ranking system. In case of obtaining better results, you can only add, so the new system favors those players who defended more points. If a tournament is rescheduled for later in the year, such as the Madrid Open, Italian Open, and Roland Garros, the best result a player achieves from either 2019 or 2020 will count towards their ranking. Should the 2021 season be influenced by Covid-19, further adjustments to Rankings will undoubtedly be considered.

Concerns have been raised about the high rate of Covid-19 infection, the strict protocols which will be in place and the fact the final will take place two weeks before the French Open begins.

Players will not be able to count the same event twice if it was held in both 2019 and 2020.

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