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|
|5||(7)||Juan Martin del Potro||55.5|
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
CHENGDU, China — Famed for his outbursts on court, Marat Safin said Thursday he wants to put his oratory to use in the Russian parliament.
Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesMarat Safin, seen at the 2009 U.S. Open, won two Grand Slam titles and was ranked No. 1 in 2000.
“I am an intelligent guy and I have a lot to bring and a lot of ideas about things and what to do,” Safin said. “I am very committed to it.”
The 31-year-old Safin retired in 2009 after winning two Grand Slam titles and reaching the No. 1 ranking in 2000. He earned a reputation as a gifted but unpredictable player, breaking countless rackets during his frequent bouts of rage.
Since he quit the main tour after a series of injuries, Safin has been working for the Russian tennis federation and has become a member of the Russian Olympic committee.
Safin participated in the primaries in the Nyzhny Novgorod region, and now awaits the Dec. 4 vote to take one of the 450 seats in the Duma.
“I could be the best looking guy in the Duma,” Safin said. “But that’s only because all the other guys are over 60.”