A look at a possible new, more streamlined #Tennis ranking system

#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.

Read more at: http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/23027866/a-look-possible-new-streamlined-tennis-ranking-system



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