‘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.


RELATED: ‘REAL’ ATP RANKINGS: Who is benefitting from new rules and who is missing out?


“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.”

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?

Other News

‘Novak Djokovic will not stop until he has all the records,’ says Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev says he is astounded by how hungry Novak Djokovic still is to break tennis records and believes he won't stop until he...

‘The ATP Finals is the breakthrough I want to make,’ says Felix Auger Aliassime

Felix Auger Aliassime says he hopes Toni Nadal will bring 'experience at the highest level' to help him achieve his year end goal -...

‘Rafael Nadal is absolutely fine,’ says publicist after COVID scare

Rafael Nadal is 'absolutely fine' despite playing with a COVID-infected Daniil Medvedev in Monte-Carlo on Monday.Medvedev was forced to withdraw from the tournament after...

‘Jannik Sinner has all the guns to win the greatest titles,’ says Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic says Jannik Sinner has 'all the guns' to reach the top in tennis ahead of their mouth-watering Monte-Carlo clash.Sinner's powerful baseline game...

‘ATP conflicts of interest and lack of transparency hurts the sport,’ says American

Steve Johnson has accused the ATP of protecting themselves rather than looking out for the interests of the players.The coronavirus crisis has necessitated that...

‘At some point you’ll get hungry again’ – Dominic Thiem opens up on burnout struggles

Dominic Thiem has lifted the lid on his recent mental struggles, admitting he needed to try to 'get hungry' for tennis again.Since winning the...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss a thing from Tennisbuzz - get all the latest tennis news, exclusive content and competitions, and tennis trivia teasers all delivered to your inbox.

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here