What is it called when you have zero points in tennis? Love – A term used in tennis instead of the word ‘nil’ or ‘zero’. It is used to describe a lack of score in either points, games or sets. i.e. a game score of 30-0 is given as ’30 love’ and a set score of 6-0 is given as ‘six love’.
How is the ATP ranking calculated? It is established on the total of points obtained during the last 52 weeks taking into account only the eighteen best results. These are obtained during the four Grand-Slam tournaments, the eight Masters and the six best results during the ATP 500, 250 and the ATP Challenger.
Rally: Following the service of a tennis ball, a series of return hits of the ball that ends when one or other player fails to return the ball within the court boundary or fails to return a ball that falls within the play area. Rankings: A hierarchical listing of players based on their recent achievements. Used to determine qualification for entry and seeding in tournaments.
In tennis, rankings are of huge significance as they determine entry to tournaments and seeding, apart from bragging rights, of course. However, the rankings system can understandably be complicated and leave onlookers puzzled. Here’s a detailed explanation of the ATP and WTA rankings and the Race to the Finals events.
One step above the ITF Women’s World Tour is the WTA Challenger Series. It is also called “WTA 125K” because the prize money of the tournaments is $125,000. Depending on the tournament, the main draw is made up of 32 or 48 players. In addition, a two round qualification is played before the tournament starts.
The "seed" reflects the expectation that a particular player shall win the tournament. If a player is seeded #1, then he/she is the player most likely to win the tournament. All Grand Slams have 32 seeds (maximum among all tennis tournaments) with three Grand Slams seeding players in accordance to their ranking.
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Statistics from men's professional tennis on the ATP Tour. Features stats leaderboards for serve, return and under pressure, individual match stats and more.