ATP’s revised rating system is not sensible: Zverev
When the tour restarted in August a revised system was put in place for calculating the rankings, which decide a gamers’ potential to enter occasions and obtain seedings.
“The rating would not actually matter, particularly with the system that we now have now,” Zverev, who’s ranked seventh, instructed reporters forward of this week’s ATP 500 event in Acapulco, Mexico.
“I must be top-four, top-five on the planet proper now within the regular rating system. However the rating system that we now have now’s a bit of bit absurd.”
Federer, who solely returned to the tour in Doha final week, has been a giant beneficiary of the brand new system with the 20-times Grand Slam winner ranked sixth regardless of a prolonged break as a result of double knee surgical procedures final 12 months.
“I’m the most important fan of Roger Federer however he hasn’t performed in a 12 months and he’s forward of me within the rankings,” the 23-year-old Zverev mentioned. “I performed a Grand Slam remaining, a Masters 1000 remaining, gained two tournaments.
“Proper now the rating system is simply so tousled that you do not want to concentrate to it.”
The rankings historically function on a “Greatest 18” outcomes foundation over 52 weeks however the system was modified to cowl a 22-month interval from March 2019 via December 2020 to permit gamers flexibility to skip occasions amid the pandemic.
The revised system for calculating rankings was this month prolonged via the week of August 9 and the ATP anticipates that the standard course of with factors dropping off on 52-week foundation will restart after that.