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Date: 24 Jan 2009 01:38:52
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Subject: Meaning of lower professional rankings
Suppose a man has an ATP ranking of 1250. How many players would be
expected to be better than him? To me, the answer is not obviously
1249 because there may be many strong players who don't have a ranking
-- for example junior or college players.

So how many would be better than the guy ranked 1250?

Thanks,

Paul Epstein




 
Date: 30 Jan 2009 00:21:17
From: Jesper Lauridsen
Subject: Re: Meaning of lower professional rankings
On 2009-01-24, pauldepstein@att.net <pauldepstein@att.net > wrote:
> Suppose a man has an ATP ranking of 1250. How many players would be
> expected to be better than him? To me, the answer is not obviously
> 1249 because there may be many strong players who don't have a ranking
> -- for example junior or college players.
>
> So how many would be better than the guy ranked 1250?

#1250 is at the tail end of the rankings with very low point totals.
Your guy is one of 87 players tied on 8 points. Down there, most of
the matches played doesn't earn the players any point, and how many
they play depends on their financial situation. There can several
hundreds of ranking places between two players, without any difference
in quality.

At that level you can't use the rankings for much.


 
Date: 24 Jan 2009 18:09:51
From: TT
Subject: Re: Meaning of lower professional rankings
pauldepstein@att.net wrote:
> Suppose a man has an ATP ranking of 1250. How many players would be
> expected to be better than him? To me, the answer is not obviously
> 1249 because there may be many strong players who don't have a ranking
> -- for example junior or college players.
>
> So how many would be better than the guy ranked 1250?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Paul Epstein

Four.

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