Rafael Nadal Pushing for Two Year ATP Tour Ranking System

by The Insider on February 8, 2012 · 2 comments

in ATP News

Rafael Nadal seems to be pushing for a change in the ATP ranking system. At the moment the ATP rankings take in 1 year of results, but Nadal wants to see 2 years used instead (which is used in Golf). Nadal has said the change would lengthen careers by allowing big names to play less often and better protecting injured players. This all makes sense, but there are a lot of downsides. If players want to play less and earn as much money, the only person to lose out is the fans. Fans will only have limited opportunities to see their favourite players play, which I think will drive fans away from tennis and towards more active top player sports (such as Football).

Ohh.. and did I mention that Rafael Nadal would be the main player to benifit from the change. He would becoming world number 1 again!

p.s. Is it about time someone else started a new tour?

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