No Dojokovic was number 2 for a while before the North american hardcourt season. June 05, 2010 - August 09, 2010
Yeah, I know Djokovic was #2 before the hardcourt season, I was referring to the last time before this year.
The race for the #2 ranking between Fed and Djokovic should be interesting. I think its the first time in awhile where he's had competition for finishing with a top 2 ranking.
Originally Posted by Gibby
I think rankings are good the way they are. Reason why Clijisters fell doesnt have do with her performance. She maintained all her points by defending the US Open but Zvonareva gain points because she went from 4th round in 2009 to Finals in 2010.
This ranking is good. becuase is bases a players performance over 12 months. i dont see how it hurts the top players like someone else mentioned.
It does kind of suck for Clisjisters that she won the US Open and went down in the rankings because Zvonareva improved from last year. Basically Clisjisters gets nothing (as far as the rankings are concerned) for winning the US Open again.
Originally Posted by carson005
I get the reasoning behind it, it just bugs me
Yeah, the whole Clisjisters Zvonareva situation is a good example why its not really that great. But I'm still fine with it overall I think.
Last edited by PatsSoxKnicks; 09-17-2010 at 06:01 PM.
You guys are thinking of it the wrong way. Zvonareva did improve in the US Open, but lets not forget why she is ahead of Clijisters, its because has had better results over the past 12 months.
You guys were saying its unfair that clijisters dropped in the rankings after a title win but lets not forget how long clijisters was ahead of zvonareva despite having poor results in 2010.
Just out curiousity, which other ranking system would guys prefer? The RACE Ranking system?
I'm actually fine with the ranking system. It does make a lot of sense. I just found it weird that she passed her after the U.S. Open. I get the reasoning, its just one of those odd things you don't see very often. If you watched the way Zvonareva got manhandled in that match, you just wouldn't think she should be higher. But obviously that was just one match. Anyways, I don't really have a problem with the rankings (I'm assuming the womens are done the same way as the mens).