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What are the Pepperstone ATP Rankings?
The Pepperstone ATP Rankings is the ATP's historical objective merit-based method used for determining entry and seeding in all tournaments for both singles and doubles, except as modified for the Nitto ATP Finals.

They are known colloquially by fans as 'the world rankings'. For example, when Novak Djokovic is No. 1 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, he is said to be the No. 1 player in the world. Or a player who is No. 7 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings is said to be a 'Top 10 player'.

What is the ranking structure and formula for 2022?
The breakdown - for singles and doubles – includes 19 events for all players. *In singles, the Nitto ATP Finals is an extra event (20th) in the ranking breakdown. Top players who compete at all mandatory events will have the following breakdown:

  • One (1) Nitto ATP Finals* (additional event in the ranking breakdown)
  • Four (4) Grand Slams
  • Eight (8) mandatory Masters 1000s
  • Seven (7) ‘Best Other’ (ATP Cup, Monte-Carlo, ATP 500, ATP 250, Challenger, ITF)

How were the Pepperstone ATP Rankings adjusted due to Covid-19?
The Pepperstone ATP Rankings were first adjusted in early summer from the traditional 12-month ranking to a Best of 22-month ranking with the goal of preserving the principles of merit and fairness despite the disruption caused by COVID-19. (The Pepperstone ATP Rankings were frozen from 16 March 2020, just days after the Tour was suspended, until 24 August 2020.)

In October 2020, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, ATP announced that it would move to a Best of 24-month ranking, extending the current ranking approach through and including the week of 1 March 2021. All events continued to be non-mandatory through this period.

In January, based on a revised calendar, the ATP Board approved a two-week extension of the ‘best of’ ranking system through the week of 15 March, 2021.

In March, the ATP extended the ‘Best Of’ logic for the Pepperstone ATP Rankings through to the week of 9 August 2021 (inclusive of Toronto). Results from events between 4 March – 5 August, 2019 , that were not played in 2020, will be extended a further 52 weeks, but weighted at 50%.

What is the Pepperstone ATP Race To Turin?
The top seven players in the Pepperstone ATP Race To Turin after the Rolex Paris Masters on 7 November qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals. If there is one current-year Grand Slam champion positioned between eighth and 20th in the Race, he qualifies in eighth place. If there are two current-year Grand Slam champions positioned between eighth and 20th in the Race, the highest-placed of those players becomes the eighth and final qualifier; the lower-placed Grand Slam champion will serve as the alternate. If there are no current-year Grand Slam champions positioned between eighth and 20th, then the player at eighth in the Race will claim the eighth and final berth.

How does the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Rankings work?
The breakdown for doubles includes 19 events for all players. Top players who compete at all mandatory events will have the following breakdown:

  • One (1) Nitto ATP Finals
  • Four (4) Grand Slams
  • Eight (8) mandatory Masters 1000s
  • Seven (7) ‘Best Other’ (ATP Cup, Monte-Carlo, ATP 500, ATP 250, Challenger, ITF)

What is the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Team Rankings?
The top seven teams in the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Team Rankings after the Rolex Paris Masters on 7 November qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals. If there is one current-year Grand Slam champion positioned between No. 8 and No. 20 in the Team Rankings, that team qualifies in eighth place. If there is no current-year Grand Slam champion positioned between No. 8 and No. 20, then the team at No. 8 in the Team Rankings will claim the eighth and final berth.

What is a protected ranking and who is eligible?
A player may petition the ATP CEO or his designee for an Entry Protection when he is physically injured and does not compete in any tennis event for a minimum period of six months. The written petition must be received within six months of his last tournament.

The Entry Protection shall be a position in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, as determined by the player's average Pepperstone ATP Rankings position during the first three months of his injury. The Entry Protection shall be for entry into the main draw or qualifying competition or for special exempt consideration. The Entry Protection shall not be used for seeding purposes, Lucky Loser consideration or for entry into the Nitto ATP Finals.

The Entry Protection shall be in effect for either the first nine tournaments that the player competes in using the Entry Protection (excluding wild cards and entries as a Direct Acceptance with his current position in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings) or for the period up to nine months beginning with the first tennis event that the player competes in, whichever occurs first.

If a player is physically injured and does not compete in any tennis event for a period of twelve (12) months or longer, the entry protection shall be in effect for the first twelve (12) singles tournaments and the first twelve (12) doubles tournaments that the player competes in using the entry protection (excluding wild cards and entries as a direct acceptance with his current position in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings) or for the period up to twelve (12) months beginning with the first tennis event, including Special Events – Exhibitions, that the player competes in, whichever occurs first.

How are players separated when they have the same amount of points?

Ties. When two or more players have the same total number of points, ties shall be broken as follows:

  1. The most total points combined from the Grand Slams, ATP Masters 1000 mandatory tournaments and Nitto ATP Finals main draws, and if still tied, then,
  2. The fewest events played, counting all missed Grand Slams, ATP Masters 1000 tournaments and Nitto ATP Finals they could have played - as if played, and if still tied, then,
  3. The highest number of points from one single tournament, then, if needed, the second highest, and so on.

What is the points breakdown for all tournament categories?

W F SF QF R16 R32 R64/
R128
Grand Slams 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45/10
Nitto ATP Finals* 1500
ATP 1000 96D 1000 600 360 180 90 45 25/10
ATP 1000 48/56D 1000 600 360 180 90 45 25
ATP Cup 750
ATP 500 48 ** 500 300 180 90 45 20
ATP 500 32D** 500 300 180 90 45
ATP 250 48D 250 150 90 45 20 10
ATP 250 32D 250 150 90 45 20
Q Q3 Q2
Grand Slams 25 16 8
Nitto ATP Finals*
ATP 1000 - 96 Draw 16 8
ATP 1000 - 48/56 Draw 25 16
ATP Cup
ATP 500 - 48 Draw** 10 4
ATP 500 - 32 Draw** 20 10
ATP 250 - 48 Draw 5 3
ATP 250 - 32 Draw 12 6
W F SF QF R16 Q Q2
ATP CH Tour 125 125 75 45 25 10 5 2
ATP CH Tour 110 110 65 40 20 9 5 2
ATP CH Tour 100 100 60 35 18 8 5 2
ATP CH Tour 90 90 55 33 17 8 5 2
ATP CH Tour 80 80 48 29 15 7 4 2
ATP CH Tour 50 50 30 15 7 4 2 1
ITF M25/25+H*** 20 12 6 3 1
ITF M15/15+H*** 10 6 4 2 1

* Nitto ATP 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)
** The doubles qualifying team shall receive 45 ranking points. The team losing in the final round of qualifying shall receive 25 ranking points
Teams receiving a first round bye and subsequently losing in the final round receive no points
*** ATP Doubles Ranking points will be awarded in the ITF M/25M+H and ITF M15/15+H tournaments beginning with the quarter final

What is the difference between Prize Money and Total Financial Commitment?
Prize Money is the onsite prize money awarded to players advancing within the tournament. Total Financial Commitment is the tournament’s investment in the event including ATP Sanction and Marketing Fees, Onsite Prize Money and Bonus Pool Contributions, where applicable.

ATP announces changes to ATP Rankings due to COVID-19.