Andrey Rublev the latest to question current ATP Rankings system, saying ‘I should be No 4’

Andrey Rublev animated

Fresh from Alexander Zverev describing the ATP Rankings system as “absurd” and “a disaster”, Andrey Rublev has also voiced his unhappiness with the revamped set-up.

World No 7 Zverev bemoaned the fact that he was below Roger Federer in the world despite the 20-time Grand Slam winner missing more than 13 months of action due to injury.

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The revised system was introduced by the ATP to counter the coronavirus pandemic as all points were frozen during the five-month hiatus and once the sport resumed they adopted a “Best Of” 24-month rolling period.

Rublev has been one of the form players on the Tour as he has won four ATP 500 titles since September 2020 while he also helped Russia to success at the ATP Cup and reached the quarter-final of the Australian Open.

He is currently sitting at a career-high of No 8, but feels he should be higher.

“If we would have the normal system, I would be like No 4 in the world I think,” he said. “So what do you think is better for me, to be No.8 or No.4?”

He added: “With the system that we’re having now, for me, it’s much tougher to be No 4, so here is the answer.”

The system will revert back to the traditional 52-week rolling period in August.

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