The 2013 Wimbledon men’s singles event provides a great opportunity for players to achieve three of the top handful of most coveted goals in men’s tennis: winning a Grand Slam title, earning more ranking points towards qualifying for the ATP Tour Finals in London and achieving a career-high ranking.
The four Grand Slam tournaments offer the highest number of points possible of all tournaments throughout the year with 2,000 points for the winner. The rankings have a lot of permutations, rules and special conditions making a number of things hard for people to follow, understand or agree with.
The 12th Grand Slam singles title and historic eighth Roland Garros singles title won by Rafael Nadal against David Ferrer actually saw him drop down the ATP rankings to No.5. In fact, David Ferrer improved his ranking and replaced Nadal as the new No.4 after being defeated for the 16th time by Rafa in their past 17 matches.
Below OnCourt Advantage details how the ATP Tour ranking points are allocated for each round throughout the tournament and how many players earn that sum is in a list to make it easier for you to follow the distribution of ranking points.
This is how the ATP ranking points are awarded for the 2013 men’s singles draw:
- The winner earns 2,000 points;
- The runner-up earns 1,200 points;
- The two semi finalists earn 720 points;
- The four quarter finalists earn 360 points;
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 180 points;
- The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round earn 90 points;
- The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round earn 45 points;
- The *players who lose in the 1st round earn 10 points.
*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round. Further details about each of the different scenarios for points allocation to 1st round losers will be covered in Wimbledon 2013 Men’s Singles Draw: Qualifying once that post is completed.
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