ATP’s revised ranking system makes no sense: Zverev

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ATP’s revised ranking system makes no sense: Zverev

Despite not having played for more than a year, Roger Federer is still ranked sixth, above the 23-year-old Zverev

Sudipto Ganguly

US Open runner-up Alexander Zverev says it is “absurd” he remains behind Roger Federer under the ATP Tour’s revised rankings system during the Covid-19 pandemic, given that the Swiss was out injured for more than a year.

The ATP, which runs the men’s tour, froze the rankings last year during the five-month shutdown of professional tournaments, with countries imposing lockdown and sealing borders.

When the tour restarted in August, a revised system was put in place for calculating the rankings, which determine a player’s ability to enter events and receive seedings...

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