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ATP's revised ranking system makes no sense: Zverev

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JT’s beloved Nishikori picked up a win over 13th ranked Goffin overnight, showing his ranking of 41 is a bit off too. Injury plagued before Covid as I recall, but I’m confident he can return to pretty decent form and higher rankings again later in the year, quality player that he is :)

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JT’s beloved Nishikori picked up a win over 13th ranked Goffin overnight, showing his ranking of 41 is a bit off too.

OMG. Is 2021 going to be Nishikori's breakthrough year? A win today, a GS title tomorrow. Who knows?

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Nishikori started this season strong, I've seen only partially three of his matches, but he is playing well. Assuming he stays healthy and focused, he may get close to top 10 again. But I highly doubt he has any chance at a grand slam, the field is too strong.

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Nishikori started this season strong

He did? I seem to recall a straight set loss in the first round of the Australian Open, and going 0-2 in the round robin stage of the ATP Cup. Lost in the first round in Marseille two weeks ago as well. The ATP website lists his overall record at 2-5 this season so far. Let us know where this "strong start of the season" happened.

a win over 13th ranked Goffin overnight

A very nice win. Hope he can keep it up. The JT tennis community is more fun when Nishikori is relevant.

Is 2021 going to be Nishikori's breakthrough year?

Haven't heard any "This is the year!!!" proclamations yet, but give it time, it's only March...

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U.S. Open runner-up Alexander Zverev says it is "absurd" he remains behind Roger Federer under the ATP Tour's revised rankings system during the COVID-19 pandemic, given that the Swiss was out injured for more than a year.

Zverev has a point, although he sounds like a whiny child by bringing it up. With all the cancellations last year due to covid, I can't imagine how the ATP would devise a rankings system that that would be fair. Every way of putting it together has problems, so I suppose this is they best they can do for now, and everyone will have to endure it until the tennis schedule gets back on track long enough for the rankings to correctly reflect the previous 52 weeks again.

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Have you watched any of the matches? After almost 2 years of injuries and not playing, he played well

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