How is the ATP ranking calculated? It is established on the total of points obtained during the last 52 weeks taking into account only the eighteen best results. These are obtained during the four Grand-Slam tournaments, the eight Masters and the six best results during the ATP 500, 250 and the ATP Challenger.
The Association of Tennis Professionals is the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits – the ATP Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. It was formed in September 1972 by Donald Dell, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale to protect the interests of professional tennis players, and Drysdale became the first President. Since 1990, the association has organized the ATP Tour, the worldwide tennis tour for men and linked the title of the tour with the organization ...
Rally: Following the service of a tennis ball, a series of return hits of the ball that ends when one or other player fails to return the ball within the court boundary or fails to return a ball that falls within the play area. Rankings: A hierarchical listing of players based on their recent achievements. Used to determine qualification for entry and seeding in tournaments.
The "seed" reflects the expectation that a particular player shall win the tournament. If a player is seeded #1, then he/she is the player most likely to win the tournament. All Grand Slams have 32 seeds (maximum among all tennis tournaments) with three Grand Slams seeding players in accordance to their ranking.
One step above the ITF Women’s World Tour is the WTA Challenger Series. It is also called “WTA 125K” because the prize money of the tournaments is $125,000. Depending on the tournament, the main draw is made up of 32 or 48 players. In addition, a two round qualification is played before the tournament starts.
Tennis Australia has called this a "10-point tiebreak", though this is inconsistent with the reasoning behind the naming of the "12-point tiebreaker", which represents the minimum total number of points (a score of 7–5); the same reasoning would make the new format an "18-point tiebreaker" with a minimum winning score of 10–8.
Statistics from men's professional tennis on the ATP Tour. Features stats leaderboards for serve, return and under pressure, individual match stats and more.
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