ATP ranking, what is it?

Good morning people! Today from Slazenger Heritage, your vintage sportswear store, we want to talk about the ATP rankings . Do you know what is it? If you don’t, keep reading!

What is the ATP rankings?

The ATP Classification is the list that the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has made of the best tennis players in singles and doubles categories since 1973. The first rankings for singles were published on 23 August 1973 while the doubles players were ranked for the first time on 1 March 1976.

It is the «objective method based on merits to determine acceptance and seeding in all singles and doubles tournaments, except for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals». It covers results from the previous 52 weeks and is updated every Monday, approximately 45 times each year.

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Novak Djokovic, No. 1 in the ATP singles rankings

The history of the ATP rankings

The ATP began as a men’s union in 1972, thanks to the combined efforts of Jack Kramer, Cliff Drysdale and Donald Dell, and became famous when 81 of its members boycotted the 1973 Wimbledon Championships. Just two months later, in August, the ATP introduced its ranking system with the intention of objectifying tournament entry criteria, which until then had been controlled by national federations and tournament directors.

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Robert Farah and Juan Cabal, No. 1 in the ATP Doubles Rankings

How are the points distributed?

Points are awarded as follows: The breakdown – for singles and doubles – will include 19 events for all players starting in 2021. In singles, the Nitto ATP Finals is an extra event (20th) in the ranking breakdown. Top players who compete at all mandatory events will have the following breakdown:

  • One (1) Nitto ATP Finals (additional event in the ranking breakdown)
  • Four (4) Grand Slams
  • Eight (8) mandatory Masters 1000s
  • Seven (7) ‘Best Other’ (ATP Cup, ATP 500, ATP 250, Challenger, ITF)

Current Rankings

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ATP rankings Singles

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ATP rankings Doubles individual

Did you know about the ATP ranking? At Slazenger Heritage we are tennis lovers and therefore we are informed about all the weekly changes in the rankings.

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