Abyss wrote:Federer wins points just by playing according to his rank.
If I remember correctly, the formula to calculate the rankings points worked (before we started using the A=B version) basically like:
Pts gained/lost = 23 pts for a Team A win or 18 pts for a Team B win * Winner's Rankings/Loser's ranking * tournament importance factor
tournament importance = tournament participants / 32
Now that we use A=B, I think it's 20 pts for a win.
Thanks for the info.
My opinion is
1. The Losers/Winner ranking part is
Cause it means that if Gianni T will win more than 3 out
of 4 games vs a newbie he will gain points vs the newbie. (if we count on a tournament importance of 1). And Gianni T will win vs the newbie at least 99/100 so then it is
basically up to be playing as much as possible to get a good rank more than do great results.
2. The tournament importance part is
weird to me. WC tournament should be 2 or something like that. The rest 1.
Just my opinion. I don't count on that you will do any changes or even have any such wishes cause I am not a ranked player myself.
Just share my initial thoughts when I saw the ranking changes.
I think that the system works quite well in portraying the relative strength of players who do play with a certain regularity.
I forgot to tell you that additional points are awarded for the goals scored - conceeded.
I'm afraid I don't remember the exact formula, so till Alkis and Robert post, let's see an indicative, but not exact example.Gianni T (3114 pts) faces Gary (746 pts) and beats him 6-1 in a very big 18 player tournament (for the sake of the example I'll consider Gianni's as Team A).
Gianni gains (and subsequently Garry loses)
18 for the win * 746/3114 * 18/32 = 2,42 rankings
Subsequent wins will give him even less points, since their points difference will be bigger.
So, generally speaking, if they play 30 games and Ganni wins 29, he will get around 64 points
If Garry beats Gianni 1-0 as team B, he will get:
23 for the win * 3114/746 * 18/32 = 48 pts
So, for 1 win our of 30 games, Garry will earn 48 points, while Gianni, for 29/30 wins will get 64.
In this context, don't you think that the system is
The only problem is
that the strength of newcomers can cause some temporarily unbalance the rankings
, till they play in 3-4 tournaments and their ranking points shift towaards their rightfull value.