Zverev drops to 4, de Minaur and Bautista Agut back in the top 20

(Jürgen Fritz, 01.08.2022) Roberto Bautista Agut won the 250 tournament in Kitzbuhel, Jannik Sinner in Umag and Alex de Minaur in Atlanta. Thus, de Minaur and Bautista Agut move back into the top 20, Sinner consolidates position 8. As the points from the Olympics are removed from the ranking after 52 weeks, Zverev (gold), Khachanov (silver) and Carreño Busta (bronze) drop back.

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Nadal rises from 8 to 5 in JFB Ranking, Djokovic remains No. 1

(Jürgen Fritz, 31.01.2022) Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open for the second time on Sunday, his 21st Grand Slam title. This has never been achieved by a male player since 1877. In the JFB Ranking, the Spaniard rises from 8 to 5 with only eight tournaments played in the last 52 weeks. Djokovic remains No. 1 thanks to Zverev’s early elimination and Medvedev’s defeat again in the final.

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Sinner moves very close to top ten, Karatsev back in top 15

(Jürgen Fritz, 25.10.2021) After their tournament wins in Antwerp and Moscow respectively, Jannik Sinner and Aslan Karatsev each move up one place in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. Sinner is now 11th, just 0.5 points behind Norrie at 10th, and Karatsev moves up from 16th to 15th. The top 13 players are all from Europe. France, however, now has no top 30 player.

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Ruud in the top eight for the first time

(Jürgen Fritz, 05.10.2021) Hubert Hurkacz won the E tournament (ATP 250) in Metz the week before last, Team Europe won the Laver Cup for the fourth time in a row against Team World, Jannik Sinner defended his title in Sofia (E) on Sunday and Casper Ruud won in San Diego (E). With his fifth ATP 250 title this year, Ruud moves up to position 8 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking for the first time.

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JFB 52 Week Ranking: Jannik Sinner returns to the Top 15

(Jürgen Fritz, 09.08.2021) After his tournament win in Washington, his first at an ATP 500 event (D), 19-year-old Jannik Sinner returns to the top 15, rising from 17 to 13 in the JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking. Semi-finalist Kei Nishikori moves from 40 to 30 and Washington finalist Mackenzie McDonald makes the top 50 for the first time.

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Teenager Jannik Sinner wins in Washington

(Jürgen Fritz, 09.08.2021) Eight days before his 20th birthday, in Washington, Jannik Sinner wins a D tournament (ATP 500) for the first time in his career. This makes him the first teenager since Juan Martin del Potro in July 2008 to win a men’s tournament of the fourth-highest category.

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How the distorted ATP ranking also distorts the tennis tournaments

(Jürgen Fritz, 31.05.2021) In its rankings, the ATP has two players in the top eight who have not been able to keep up with the world’s best for months, and one who is miles away from the top five on clay. Nevertheless, at Roland Garros, the most important clay tournament in the world, he is seeded at 2, the other two at 4 and 8. Others, on the other hand, are massively disadvantaged throughout, but this distorts the entire tournament.

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Wie das verzerrte ATP Ranking auch die Tennisturniere verzerrt

(Jürgen Fritz, 31.05.2021) Die ATP führt in ihrem Ranking zwei Spieler unter den ersten acht, die schon seit Monaten mit der Weltspitze nicht mehr mithalten können, ferner einen, der auf Sand von den Top-Fünf meilenweit entfernt ist. Gleichwohl wird er in Roland Garros beim bedeutendsten Clay-Turnier der Welt, an 2 gesetzt, die beiden anderen an 4 und 8. Andere werden dagegen durchgehend massiv benachteiligt, dadurch aber das gesamte Turniergeschehen verzerrt.

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The JFB 52 Week Tennis World Ranking on 26 April 2021

(Jürgen Fritz, 26.04.2021) In recent months, the ATP Ranking has repeatedly come in for criticism. The points system, which has been heavily modified due to the long pandemic break in play from March to August 2020, is said to be distorting, illogical, unfair and hardly understandable. JFB therefore developed a different scoring system that only takes into account results from the last 52 weeks, is less tendentious, more appropriate and quite simple to understand.

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