Professional players have almost twin world rankings, one for men – the ATP Rankings – and another for women – the WTA Rankings.
Both ATP and WTA computes rankings for single and doubles.
There is not a perfect scoring equivalence since there are differences in the tournament structure for men and women and even when combined events are organized between ATP and WTA there are scoring differences.
The ATP Rankings are currently called The South African Airways ATP Rankings and sums up each players added scores in the previous 52 weeks. The published scoring structure for each tournament category is the following (Source ATP):
|Barclays ATP World Tour Finals||*1500|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000||1000||600||360||180||90||45||10(25)||(10)||(1)25|
|Challenger 125,000 +H||125||75||45||25||10||5|
|Challenger 35,000 +H||80||48||29||15||6||3|
|Futures** 15,000 +H||35||20||10||4||1|
|*Barclays ATP World Tour finals 1500 for undefeated Champion (200 for each round robin match win, plus 400 for a semi-final win, plus 500 for the final win).|
|** ATP Doubles Rankings points will be awarded in Futures tournaments beginning with the semi-final round.|
|(1) 12 points only if the main draw is larger than 56|
|(2) 10 points only if the main draw is larger than 32|
|(3) 5 points only if the main draw is larger than 32|
There are several additional rules that we will not cover here. We only highlight a recent change concerning TOP 30 players, the so called Commitment players. This players have special obligation on the tour since their presence is mandatory in almost all ATP Masters 1000 and Grand Slams. In November 2011 it was decided that these players could add up their best six in tournaments below Masters 1000 category (including the Olympics and Davis Cup) but they are only eligible if “they have fulfilled their commitment to 500 events – 4 total per year (at least 1 after the US Open).”
For more insights please read Rankings FAQ from ATP.
To the ATP table published above it has to be added, since July 2011, ITF Olympics score points and, since 2009, the Davis Cup score points.
On the Olympics, the additional points were determined after an agreement between ATP, WTA and ITF (source: ITF).
ATP ranking points (singles only)
750 Gold medal
450 Silver medal
340 Bronze medal
270 Fourth place
70 Third round
35 Second round
5 First round
On the Davis Cup the agreement established that “accumulated points for all Davis Cup play over the preceding 52-week period will count as one result and form part of the ATP World Tour 500 category, the best of which count towards a player’s ranking.” Only single matches count. The scoring table from Davis Cup is the following:
|First round – first singles loss||.||10||.||.||.|
|First round – first singles win||40||.||.||.||40|
|First round – second singles win||40||.||.||.||80|
|Quarters – first singles win||65||.||.||.||145|
|Quarters – second singles win||65||.||.||.||210|
|Semis – first singles win||70||.||.||.||280|
|Semis – second singles win||70||.||.||.||350|
|Final – first singles win||75||.||75*||125**||425/500*|
|Final – second singles win||75||.||.||.||625|
World Group play-offs
|First singles win||5||.||.||.||.|
|Second singles win||10||.||.||.||.|
* Team bonus awarded to a singles player who wins seven live matches and his team wins the competition.
** Performance bonus awarded to a singles player who wins eight live matches.
Only the higher of the two bonuses will be awarded to a player.
For addicional insight visit Davis Cup site.