ATP Race

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The ATP defined the ATP Race as "an easy-to-understand, simple-to-follow annual race from season start to season end. Every player starts at zero at the beginning of the year and the player who accumulates the most points by season's end is the World Number 1" and claims that the Race "is the mathematical method of ranking male professional tennis players on a calendar-year basis."

According to the ATP: "Every player, regardless of his performances in the previous year, starts with zero points. Players count 18 performances in their INDESIT ATP 2005 Race total. Players eligible to enter the Grand Slams and Tennis Masters Series events must count those events and their best five other results from the International Series events. The Tennis Masters Cup will count as an additional 19th tournament for the eight players who qualify."

During the 2009 ATP rebranding, the ATP Race ranking system was discarded in favour of solely having the calendar year ranking system.

Points Distribution[edit]

Tournament category Total financial
commitment
W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 Additional
qualifying points
Grand Slam $6,784,000 to $9,943,000 200 140 90 50 30 15 7 1 3
Tour Finals $4,450,000 150 if undefeated (20 for each round robin match win,
+40 for a semifinal win, +50 for winning finalist)
Masters 1000 $2,450,000 to $3,450,000 100 70 45 25 15 7 1(4) (1) 3*
500 Series $1,000,000 60 42 27 15 5 3 1 2*
500 Series $800,000 50 35 22 12 5 3 1 2*
250 Series $1,000,000 50 35 22 12 5 3 1 2*
250 Series $800,000 45 31 20 11 4 2 1 2*
250 Series $600,000 40 28 18 10 3(4) 1(2) (1) 1
250 Series $400,000 35 24 15 8 3 1 1

(*) 1 point only if the Main Draw is larger than 32 (International Series) or 64 (Masters 1000).

List of ATP Race champions[edit]

Year Champion Points
2000 Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 839
2001 Australia Lleyton Hewitt 897
2002 Australia Lleyton Hewitt (2) 873
2003 United States Andy Roddick 907
2004 Switzerland Roger Federer 1,267
2005 Switzerland Roger Federer (2) 1,345
2006 Switzerland Roger Federer (3) 1,674
2007 Switzerland Roger Federer (4) 1,436
2008 Spain Rafael Nadal 1,335
2009 Switzerland Roger Federer (5) 10,150
2010 Spain Rafael Nadal (2) 12,450
2011 Serbia Novak Djokovic 13,675
2012 Serbia Novak Djokovic (2) 12,920

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