The ATP has announced that it will take into account for its weekly ranking the best results obtained between March 1, 2019 and March 15, 2021.
The ATP made a small update in the regulations regarding its weekly ranking. In order not to penalize players who do not wish to play during this period of the coronavirus pandemic or who cannot play because of a positive test, the body of world men’s tennis decided, last July, while the ranking had been frozen since on March 16, to take into account the results between March 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020 to establish its ranking, and not the 18 best results over the last 52 weeks as is tradition.
Thus, a player who had won a tournament in 2019 and withdrawn in 2020 (like Rafael Nadal at the US Open, for example), could keep the points of his victory, only the best result being taken into account for the tournaments. ‘taking place in 2019 and 2010 (which was not the case for Wimbledon, for example). In October, ATP announced that the period of results taken into account was extended until March 1, 2021, specifying that no tournament was considered compulsory.
And this week, the ATP has extended the period further, until March 15, that is, if all goes well, after the tournaments in Doha, Marseille and Santiago and before the tournaments in Acapulco and Dubai. . The best results over the last 24 and a half months will therefore be taken into account. Semi-finalist of the Australian Open in 2020, Roger Federer will therefore retain his 720 points acquired in Melbourne, while he will be absent in 2021. The ATP also made a point of clarifying that concerning the race for the Turin Masters (which will replace London from this year) and the Under-21 Masters of Milan, only the results of the year 2021 will count. The WTA has not yet communicated on its classification formula for the 2021 season.