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“A Mess”: Alexander Zverev Slams ATP Rankings After Dropping Under Roger Federer

German tennis star Alexander Zverev has lashed out on the frozen rating system, calling it “a large number”Taking umbrage at how the gamers are presently positioned by the ATP in singles, the tall German stated he doesn’t perceive how he’s under Roger Federer within the standings regardless of reaching the finals of a Grand Slam and a Masters occasion final yr.

Zverev has positioned a spot under Roger Federer within the ATP rankings

The twenty-time Grand Slam champion is presently at sixth, a spot above Zverev, within the singles rankings.

Zverev reached the ultimate of the US Open final yr, solely to go right down to Austrian present World Quantity 4 Dominic Thiem within the championship conflict. The tie was deadlocked at two units all earlier than the Austrian edged out the German in a nerve-jangling tie-breaker within the deciding set.


Zverev was additionally in sight of lifting the distinguished Rolex Paris Masters title final yr however misplaced the ultimate to Russian World Quantity 2 Daniil Medvedev.

Zverev says he has no clue how Federer is positioned above regardless of not enjoying for a yr

Federer underwent a second knee surgical procedure after making a semifinal exit ultimately yr’s Australian Open and skipped all of the tennis motion thereafter to offer himself extra time for restoration.

Additionally lacking this yr’s motion at Melbourne Park, he ultimately marked his comeback after a 14-month absence at ATP Doha.

“I’m Roger Federer’s largest fan, however he hasn’t performed in a yr and is above me within the rankings,” Zverev stated, questioning the standings. The German presently has 5635 rating factors to Federer’s 6375.

(Quotes have been translated with Google Translate)

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev reacts as a chicken flies by throughout his first spherical match towards Marcos Giron of the U.S. REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

With the rankings frozen since final yr, the Swiss participant didn’t lose out on rating factors regardless of lacking the majority of the motion final season.

The choice to freeze the rankings was taken within the mild of bulk occasion cancellations and participant pullouts final yr for worry of COVID-19.

The argument put ahead was that the gamers, particularly these outdoors the High-100, shouldn’t lose out on an opportunity to compete in Grand Slams or different marquee occasions due to cancellations or non-participation in tournaments for worry of catching COVID.

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