Year IX, Artícle1], No. 101

November 27, 2019

by Rubén A. Báez[2]

Full statistical report in pdf click here


General Performance Index©
(GPI: General Performance Index): "It is an index that measures the performance that a tennis player has had in a given period of time." This index, not shown here, is used to make the "General Performance Ranking© or GPI Ranking© ".

The following tournaments, which correspond to the month of October, have been included for the determination of the Top 30 of the General Performance Ranking©:

•    Rolex Shanghai Masters – ATP Masters 1000 (hard).
•    European Open – ATP 250 (hard).
•    VTB Kremlin Cup – ATP 250 (hard).
•    Intrum Stockholm Open – (hard).
•    Erste Bank Open – ATP 250 (hard).
•    Swiss Indoor Basel – ATP 500 (hard).
•    Rolex Paris Masters – ATP Masters 1000 (hard).

The ATP Ranking of the players, which has been considered for this report, is on November 4th, 2019.

The 114 players who have participated in those 7 tournaments and who compound the statistic sample that has been considered for the statistical calculations, we reiterate, only the 30 with the best performance are ex-posed in this report.

We highlight the October podium formed by Denis Shapovalov (CAN), Andrey Rublev (RUS) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE), in positions 1, 2 and 3 of the GPI Ranking©, respectively.

Other prominent players in the TOP 10 of the GPI Ranking© are: Matteo Berrettini (ITA), Dominic Thiem (AUT), Novak Djokovic (SRB), Alex De Minaur (AUS), Gael Monfils (FRA), Adrian Mannarino (FRA), and Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP).

The performance of Shapovalov, Rublev and Tsitsipas has been worthy of mention in this month of October and in the month of November. I mention the month of November, although this month´s tournaments are not included in this report, but in the Final of Davis Cup, Canada with the leadership of Denis Shapovalov reached the final against Spain, where the young Canadian was defeated by Rafael Nadal by 3-6, 6 (7) -7. Denis Shapovalov had an excellent performance in October and November. On the other hand, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, champion of the Nitto ATP Finals joins to demonstrate, once again, that he will be a permanent member of that elite of world tennis in the coming years. I have been lucky to see him play two matches in London at the Nitto ATP Finals, the semifinal against Roger Federer and the final against Dominic Thiem, and his game is really very good and he is a candidate to dispute No. 1 in the ATP Ranking in the not so far future. Anyway, since 2004 that No. 1 of the ATP Ranking has been in the hands of only four players, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray, that´s why it´s time for other players to have the opportunity to enjoy that privilege, otherwise, if Nadal or Djokovic (Murray is returning) become as long-standing (with regard tennis) and successful as Roger Federer, this young generation will have to wait at least 4 or 5 more years to reach No. 1 in the ATP Ranking. The shadow of Big 3 is still strong. The young players are hungry ... and want more. Personally I wish to see a young player in the No. 1 of the ATP Ranking, but in order to achieve this, they have to beat the Big 3, today the opponent to beat is Rafael Nadal, who increasingly plays better and has adapted his tennis to the demands of the new trends.


Full statistical report in pdf click here

[1] Report elaboration based on data from official Websites:

[2] National Tennis Coach (Argentine Tennis Association), Bachelor of Business Administration, Certified Public Accountant, Post grades of Finance Management and Capital Markets, Master of Business Administration (IAE Business School, Austral University, Buenos Aires, Argentina).


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