‘Federer and Nadal happy with ATP rankings system, Djokovic and Murray don’t care about the rest,’ says DTB official

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray have been accused of not doing enough to change the ATP rankings system as the current one suits them.

Rankings points won before the COVID pandemic are currently protected and that has led to Federer and Nadal being ranked higher than they would ordinarily be despite reducing their activity on the Tour – dramatically in Federer’s case.

Meanwhile, very active players such as Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev have expressed frustration at not being able to climb.

Dirk Hordorff, who is the vice-president of the German Tennis Federation, though, says people need to look at why the Players Council are not doing more to help rebalance the ATP rankings.

“Some of you have problems to understand the ranking system of the ATP, but it’s so easy,” Hordorff said on his Facebook page.

“Roger Federer can choose his ranking place, even without playing. By the way, Roger is player council member. This makes him happy.

“Rafa Nadal is happy to get a ranking system with three years keeping the points. By the way, Rafa is player council member.


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“Murray doesn’t win. He gets wild cards. And as long as he is not winning and getting wild cards, he doesn’t need to climb. And who cares about the rest.”

Novak Djokovic no longer sits on the Players Council, but he has not escaped Hordorff’s ire either, with the Serbian accused of ‘not caring’ who is behind him.

“Novak Djokovic is ranked one and the best player, so he doesn’t care who is behind him and what the player council decides. He is happy.”

“Daniil Medvedev is two in the ranking, but nobody really knows this. Alex Zverev and Andrey Rublev are p****d that they are winning but don’t climb in the rank.”

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