By Jürgen Fritz, Mon. 03 Oct 2022, Cover photo: © JFB
There were big surprises at the 250 tournaments in Seoul and Sofia. Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka and Switzerland’s Marc-Andrea Huesler won there. In Tel Aviv, on the other hand, top-seeded Novak Djokovic won his third tournament this season, the fourth in the last 52 weeks, and can thus distance himself a little further from Casper Ruud.
Nishioka wins in Seoul, Djokovic in Tel Aviv and Huesler in Sofia
At the 250 tournament in Seoul (E category), top seed Casper Ruud was surprisingly eliminated in the quarterfinals. In the final, Denis Shapovalov missed his second career tournament win and lost to Yoshihito Nishioka, who was ranked more than 30 positions behind him. This was the Japanese player’s second tournament win on the ATP Tour and he climbs to position 54 in the JFB Ranking. Shapovalov, on the other hand, is following in the footsteps of his compatriot Felix Auger-Aliassime. He lost for the fourth time in his fifth ATP final. Auger-Aliassime even lost nine of his ten ATP finals.
There was no surprise in Tel Aviv (E). Here, the two top seeds Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic entered the final and the Serb prevailed over the Croatian to win his third title this season, the fourth in the last 52 weeks. In The True Tennis World Ranking, which rates all tournaments, Djokovic can thus move ten points further away from Ruud in fourth position. Cilic, on the other hand, moves six points closer to Berrettini (15).
In Sofia (E), Jannik Sinner was unable to defend his title. The young Italian lost in the semi-finals to 19-year-old Holger Rune, who then surprisingly lost the final to Marc-Andrea Huesler. This was the first tournament win for the 26-year-old Swiss, who is now approaching the Top 50.
The True Tennis World Ranking
And this is how the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking (The True Tennis World Ranking), which is not selective but evaluates all official tournaments, including those not organised by the ATP (all Grand Slam tournaments, which are basically weighted 25 per cent higher than by the ATP, Olympic Games for 52 weeks after they are held, Davis Cup, Laver Cup and also the Next Gen Finals), looks after Seoul, Tel Aviv and Sofia:
Here you can read how The True Tennis World Ranking works
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