In an effort to
display the validity and awesomeness of the
Tencap Tennis Rating System, we have uploaded every match played in the
draws of some of the largest tournaments of the men’s and the women’s
professional tennis tours.
For the men,
these tournaments included the Grand Slams, ATP Masters 1000, ATP 500
For the women, the
results were from Grand Slams, Premier Tournaments, and International
A total of 1,941 matches
for the women, which included 40,843 games, were entered into the site
For the men, there were a
total of 2,065 matches, which included 51,174 games played among 295
And the results have been awesome to
What do the results
Unlike the ATP and WTA rankings,
which are based on the points system from each organization, where
different points for reaching different rounds in each tournament they
(and players have to defend points they earned from the previous year),
Tencap Ratings are based more on how the player is playing at a
point in time. The rating system is great
display of skill levels, and objectively rates pros based on their
victory in every match they play. If pros
are winning consistently, their Tencap Ratings will reflect that, as
the group of pros that currently have the lowest Tencap Ratings. These pros ratings reflect the margins at
which they are winning all their matches based on the ratings of their
opponents and the scores in each of the sets they play.
Are the ratings an exact reflection of the players’
rankings? Definitely not. There
are times when a top player may have
earned enough points to give themselves a large cushion before they
that ranking. They may lose a number of
matches against players that they would normally beat with no affect on
ranking. However, those scores may
affect their Tencap Rating, allowing for some lower ranked players to
better Tencap Ratings than their higher ranked counterparts.
Where did the
As with any rating system, everyone has to start
somewhere. In Tencap, amateur players
self rate or are rated by teaching pros.
In the Pro Tennis Experiment, all the men started at a 0, and all
women started at a 10. Why the
difference? Because of the difference in
skill level between men and women. Is
this an accurate starting point for both groups? It’s
difficult to say. But, right or wrong, for this
experiment, it is the starting point we chose.
In case you're wondering why the Pros have a question
mark in their Doubles Rating Badge, it is because this was a singles
only experiment. Stay tuned for the Pro's doubles results and rating
How do we see the
For starters, below is a list of
the Top Twenty Ranked players
on the WTA tour, with their Tencap Ratings based on their
results up to the day before the US Open. To see a list of the Top ATP Players Ratings, visit the ATP Tour Network on Tencap Tennis.
Don’t forget to follow your favorite players, and
each of the players match statistics, including their biggest rivals,
record, and percentage of games won.
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