ATP quality points: Djokovic still comes out on top

Robert B. Waltz, Special for USA TODAY

9:50AM EST December 6. 2012 – Just like the WTA, there was a time when the ATP rankings took into account the strength of the opposition, but again like the women, the men abandoned their system of “bonus points” a dozen years ago.

But in a year when it’s been difficult to choose among the “Big 4” of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, one way of doing it is bybonus points — looking at the strength of the opposition they beat along the way. This table below shows the average number of bonus points players earned in each tournament they played, using the same system as for the WTA players.

Here is a look at the Top 10 based on Quality of Opponent vs. their current ranking:

Quality points rank (ATP rank) Player Score
1 (1) Novak Djokovic 113.7
2 (4) Rafael Nadal 97.6
3 (2) Roger Federer 91.4
4 (3) Andy Murray 72.4
5 (7) Juan Martin del Potro 55.5
6 (5) David Ferrer 48.9
7 (6) Tomas Berdych 45.4
8 (78) Gael Monfils 27.2
9 (14) John Isner 26.9
10 (21) Tommy Haas 26.4

Read the whole article and see where all of the top 50 players would end up – HERE

The Women’s Rankings are even more interesting if you look at Qulaity of Wins with Kim Clijsters going from unranked to 4th.  Read all about it – HERE


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