ITF Rankings

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The ITF Rankings are the current rankings of national teams by the International Tennis Federation in both men's and women's tennis. The ITF produces two sets of rankings—the ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking for male national teams, and the ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking for female national teams. Both sets of rankings measure the success of all nations participating in both competitions.

The ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking was launched at the end of 2001 and the ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking was introduced a year later. Both rankings are updated following every World Group round and are used for seeding the highest ranked teams in the draws for each group in the competitions' structures.

Ranking method[edit]

The ITF Davis Cup and Fed Cup rankings are based in a rolling four year cumulative system. However, the points total for each nation is calculated following a weighted sum formula, in which recent results are weighted more heavily.[1][2] After each World Group round, the ranking period adjusts, and points earned in the last year period have a weighting factor of 100% in the points total. At the same time, the weighting factor for the points earned until the same round in the previous three years is reduced to 75% (for points earned one to two years ago), 50% (for points earned two to three years ago) and 25% (for points earned three to four years ago).

Ranking points are awarded only to the winning nation of a competition tie at every round. Victories in World Group rounds are worth more points than those in Zone Groups, and ties at the later rounds of the competition are progressively worth more points. Bonus points are also awarded for a nation that defeats a higher-ranked nation, but only if the latter nation is ranked in the top 64 for the Davis Cup, or in the top 75 for the Fed Cup. Unique to the Davis Cup, there is an additional bonus for a nation that wins a tie in the opponent's home ground: a 25% bonus is added to the total of round points and ranking bonus points (if any). At the Fed Cup only, nations that win by walkover are awarded round points but no bonus points, and no points are awarded for consolation events.

Men[edit]

The current ranking points and bonus points distribution tables for the Davis Cup are shown below:

Notes

1 Bonus points, as shown above, for defeating higher ranked nations will be added when appropriate to each tie in World Group, Group I and Group II.[1]

2 Bonus points do not apply in Groups III and IV.[1]

3 If the number of teams in Europe/Africa Groups I and II exceeds 16 or the number of teams in Asia/Oceania and Americas Groups I and II exceeds eight, then 200 points will be awarded for a first round win, 400 for a second round win and 600 for a third round win.[1]

Women[edit]

The current ranking points and bonus points distribution tables for the Fed Cup are shown below:

Notes

1 Bonus points, as shown above, for defeating higher ranked nations will be added when appropriate to each tie in World Group, Group I and Group II.[2]

2 In the Groups I, II and III a nation's points are determined by its overall finishing position. Formats vary according to the numbers of nations playing each year so the value of each win alters too. However the maximum points a nation can win at each level remains constant.[2]

Current rankings[edit]

Men[edit]

ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking, as of 10 April 2017[3]
# Nation Points Move
1  Argentina 26,920.00 Steady
2  Great Britain 23,809.07 Steady
3  France 17,743.75 Steady
4  Belgium 16,030.00 Increase 1
5  Croatia 13,596.26 Decrease 1
6   Switzerland 12,025.00 Steady
7  Australia 11,200.00 Increase 1
8  Serbia 10,625.00 Increase 1
9  Czech Republic 8,562.50 Decrease 2
10  Italy 6,783.13 Steady
11  United States 5,457.81 Steady
12  Spain 4,975.00 Steady
13  Germany 2,710.00 Increase 3
14  Japan 2,706.25 Increase 1
15  Russia 2,607.50 Decrease 1
16  Canada 2,500.00 Decrease 3
17  Kazakhstan 2,137.50 Increase 4
18  India 2,118.75 Decrease 1
19  Brazil 1,932.50 Increase 4
20  Netherlands 1,787.50 Increase 5

Change since previous ranking update

Women[edit]

ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking, as of 24 April 2017[4]
# Nation Points Move
1  Czech Republic 33,942.50 Steady
2  Belarus 14,580.00 Increase 3
3  United States 13,992.50 Increase 4
4  France 12,925.00 Decrease 2
5   Switzerland 9,465.00 Decrease 1
6  Germany 8,392.50 Steady
7  Netherlands 7,732.50 Increase 1
8  Russia 7,302.50 Decrease 5
9  Belgium 5,990.00 Increase 3
10  Italy 5,237.50 Decrease 1
11  Ukraine 3,885.00 Steady
12  Romania 3,590.00 Increase 2
13  Spain 3,422.50 Decrease 3
14  Australia 3,345.00 Increase 2
15  Canada 3,267.50 Steady
16  Slovakia 3,025.00 Decrease 3
17  Serbia 2,390.00 Steady
18  Great Britain 2,237.50 Increase 2
19  Paraguay 2,225.00 Increase 2
20  Argentina 2,062.50 Decrease 1

Change since previous ranking update

Number 1 ranked nations[edit]

Men[edit]

Key
* Current number 1 nation as of April 10, 2017[3][5]
ITF Ranking record
No. Nation Start date End date WG ties as No. 1 Total
1 Australia Australia December 3, 2001 February 10, 2002 1 1
2 France France February 11, 2002 November 30, 2003 7 7
 Australia (2) December 1, 2003 April 11, 2004 2 3
 France (2) April 12, 2004 September 26, 2004 1 8
3 Spain Spain September 27, 2004 December 4, 2005 5 5
4  Croatia December 5, 2005 December 3, 2006 4 4
5  Russia December 4, 2006 July 12, 2009 10 10
 Spain (2) July 13, 2009 April 7, 2013 16 21
6  Czech Republic April 8, 2013 November 29, 2015 10 10
7  Great Britain November 30, 2015 November 27, 2016 4 4
8  Argentina * November 28, 2016 Present 2 2
No. Nation Start date End date WG ties as No. 1 Total

Women[edit]

Key
* Current number 1 nation as of April 24, 2017[4]
ITF Ranking record
No. Nation Start date End date WG ties as No. 1 Total
1  Slovakia November 4, 2002 November 23, 2003 4 4
2  France November 24, 2003 September 18, 2005 7 7
3  Russia September 19, 2005 November 8, 2009 12 12
4 Italy Italy November 9, 2009 April 22, 2012 8 8
5 Czech Republic Czech Republic April 23, 2012 November 3, 2013 4 4
 Italy (2) November 4, 2013 April 20, 2014 2 10
 Czech Republic (2) * April 21, 2014 Present 9 13
No. Nation Start date End date WG ties as No. 1 Total

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Rankings Explained". daviscup.com. International Tennis Federation. 
  2. ^ a b c "How the Rankings Work". fedcup.com. International Tennis Federation. 
  3. ^ a b "Nations Ranking". daviscup.com. International Tennis Federation. 
  4. ^ a b "Nations Ranking". fedcup.com. International Tennis Federation. 
  5. ^ "Argentina on top of the world following historic Davis Cup triumph". daviscup.com. Retrieved November 28, 2016.