Difference between ATP year-end Tennis Ranking, how Normal Tennis ranking points differ from Year to Date (Race to London) Rankings

Firstly, its a theoretical explanation of ATP Rankings, so, I advise, only the serious readers to keep reading :).

For the past 40 days (after US Open), I have been virtually flooded by queries related to Year-end, Normal Rankings & Year to date Rankings (which ATP refers to as Race to London on the ATP Web-site).


The first & foremost question which seems to confuse majority of people is ::

The whole world is saying Roger Federer is the Tennis world’s no. 1, but why is the Mens Tennis governing body ATP’s web-site is showing Roger Federer as No. 2 while Novak Djokovic is being shown No. 1?


If you open the ATP web-site & click on Rankings on the Top, this is what you get to see first & foremost :::::: (immediately after US Open)


If you closely see on the LHS (Left Hand side), there are 5 types of rankings that ATP displays on its web-site.

(i) (Normal 52 weeks) Singles Rankings
(ii) Singles Race to London,
(iii) Doubles Rankings,


(iv) Doubles Team Race to London
(v) YTD Challengers Rankings.

PS: YTD here by means the Year to Date & year here in means the calendar year starting on 1st January.

Now, the next realistic question is why has ATP made Race to London or the singles YTD Rankings as the default rankings on its web-site? Or, in simpler words, why is that YTD Rankings (Race to London) opens up on the ATP web-site by default when you click on Rankings?



I explained every thing that you needed to know about ATP rankings and how points are given in the Normal Rankings, Year To Date rankings Race to London Rankings and how year-end rankings and how top 30 commitment players are chosen in my article on my favorite tennis web-site.



Here is the link of my article —-






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What happens to ATP Ranking points if the Final of Internazionali BNL d’Italia italian open 2012 Rome masters gets rained out

For a quick look up of the French Open 2012 seedings, see this link of our Tennis site 





As you all know, that the final match of Internazionali BNL d’Italia italian open 2012 Rome masters was scheduled to be played on sunday, 20th May, 2012, but it got rained out as the coaches of Novak Djokovic & Rafael Nadal felt that the court was too slippery & risky for players.



Source :: ATP Twitter Page



As, you all know, there is a big chance of it raining on Monday, May 21st 2012 as well, so, what will happen, if the match gets rained out?

Also, both Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic have stated that they both can’t stay beyond Monday as they have to leave from Rome early morning on tuesday.


So, now the big question is what will happen to the ATP ranking points if the match gets rained out?


Also, as the seedings of french open, 2012 will be based on the ATP ranking points after italian open, so the ranking points are of utmost importance especially to Roger Federer & rafael nadal as they both are fighting for the No. 2 seeding at French Open, as the other seedings are 99.99% confirmed…



So, in order to explain this, we started a topic on our Tennis site, here is the link for you all —–





Seedings & draw for French open, 2012 Roland Garros Paris

Ok, now as the Italian Open,  2012 is over & with Rafael Nadal having won it, Here are the seedings that will be announced for French Open, 2012,


Here is the post on our Tennis site 






Well, as the seedings of French Open, 2012 will be made after Italian Open, 2012, so, in this post, I will be discussing the various scenarios in which Roger Federer will retain world No. 2 after Italian Open, 2012 or will .

As I explained above, the following are the points of the Top 4, that ATP will announce in a few hours time.

1. Novak Djokovic : almost 11,200 points

2. Roger Federer : 9430 points

3. Rafael Nadal :: 9105 points.

4. Andy Murray : 7140 points


Continue reading the article on our Tennis site for a full comprehensive detailed discussion on this topic ::




Can Roger Federer regain No. 2 Tennis Ranking from Rafael Nadal after Madrid Open & Italian Open 2012

These are the ATP points as last declared on April 30th, 2012
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So, now, as you can see after the triumph of Rafael Nadal at Barcelona Open, 2012, still the point difference between these two legends is 1290 points.

Since Roger Federer has to retain 360 points at Madrid Open by virtue of being semi-finalist in 2011 & 45 points at Rome (Italian Open) as he lost in 3rd Round in Italian Open, 2011.




Ok, now, that Roger Federer has regained No. 2 ranking after Madrid Open, I made a completely new post on what Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal need to do to retain/regain no. 2 ranking after Italian Open, 2012 to get the no. 2 seeding for French Open, 2012::







Please read all further details as to how Roger federer can get back the No. 2 ATP Ranking from Rafael Nadal before French Open, 2012 (Roland Garros, 2012), on our tennis site ——————————————