#Rafael #Nadal replaced #Roger #Federer as the top-ranked player in men’s #Tennis, despite the fact that #Nadal hasn’t played a match since mid-January this year (2018).
An ordinary sports fan couldn’t be blamed for feeling baffled.
The current #ATP/#WTA computer rankings are based on point accumulation. By contrast, #UTR ratings crunch data from a player’s past 30 matches, using a sophisticated algorithm that also factors the quality of the opponent and even the score differential. UTR pays no attention to age or gender; anyone can register and start working on a rating for free.