Alexander Zverev insists he isn’t taking an excessive amount of be aware of the ATP Rankings as he feels the system in its present guise “is only a catastrophe”.
Following the five-month suspension of the ATP Tour final 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic, the powers that be opted to freeze the rankings with and later the scrapped the same old “Finest Of” 12-month rolling system in favour of “Finest Of” 24-month set-up.
The rejigged system will stay in place till August this 12 months, nevertheless it has raised some eyebrows.
Zverev is presently sits at No 7 on this planet rankings with Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Roger Federer forward of him.
It’s particularly Federer’s place at No 6 that has irked Zverev because the Swiss nice was out injured for 13 months and solely returned to motion final week, shedding within the quarter-final of the Qatar Open.
Whereas Federer was out, the German completed runner-up on the US Open and Paris Masters final 12 months and likewise gained two ATP 250 occasions.
“The rating doesn’t actually matter to me and with the system we’ve now, I must be prime four prime 5 on this planet within the regular system, however the system we’ve now could be a bit absurd,” Zverev mentioned.
He added: “I’m the largest Roger Federer fan however he has not performed for a 12 months and he’s increased ranked than me. I performed a Grand Slam ultimate, a Masters 1000 ultimate. The system is only a catastrophe.”