TOP 50 OF THE GENERAL PERFORMANCE RANKING - Quarterly III (July, August, September), 2019 - ATP




Year IX, Artícle[1], No. 99

October 19th, 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©".

In this report, we have the third quarterly data of the 2019 season corresponding to the performance of the 50 best players according to the GPI Ranking©. In this period, the podium is made up of Daniil Medvedev (RUS), Andrey Rublev (RUS) and Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP), in positions 1, 2 and 3 respectively of the General Performance Ranking© (table 1).

The following tournaments, which correspond to the third quarterly (July, August, September), have been included for the determination of the Top 50 of the General Performance Ranking©. The tournaments have been developed on all surfaces, hard, clay and grass.

•    Wimbledon – Grand Slam (grass).
•    Swedish Open – ATP 250 (clay).
•    Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag – ATP 250 (clay).
•    Hall of Fame Open – ATP 250 (grass).
•    Hamburg European Open – ATP 500 (clay).
•    BB&T Atlanta Open – ATP 250 (hard).
•    J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad – ATP 250 (clay).
•    Citi Open – ATP 500 (hard).
•    Abierto de Tenis Mifel - ATP 250 (hard).
•    Generali Open – ATP 250 (clay).
•    Coupe Rogers – ATP Masters 1000 (hard).
•    Westers & Southern Open – ATP 1000 (hard).
•    Winston-Salem Open – ATP 250 (hard).
•    US Open – Grand Slam (hard).
•    Davis Cup – Groups I y II (hard, clay).
•    St. Petersburg Open – ATP 250 (hard).
•    Moselle Open – ATP 250 (hard).
•    Laver Cup – (hard).
•    Chengdu Open – ATP 250 (hard).
•    Huajin Securities Zhuhai Champion-ships – ATP 250 (hard).
•    China Open – ATP 500 (hard).
•    Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Champi-onships – ATP 500 (hard).

The ATP Ranking that has been taken for this report is on October 7th, 2019.

Other players featured in the Top 10 of the GPI Ranking© are Joao Sousa (POR), Novak Djokovic (SRB), Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP), Benoit Paire (FRA), Domi-nic Thiem (AUT), David Goffin (BEL) and Alex De Minaur (AUS). For the rest of the Top 50 see table 1.

In this third quarter of the season, there is an undisputed hero who has performed in an amazing manner, we are referring to the young Russian Daniil Medvedev, who right now could be considered the best player in the world regarding his performance In the tournaments, independently of the ATP Ranking which is No. 4. Medvedev, this quarterly was the player who has obtained practically the best performance in almost all the areas we analyzed to determine the GPI Ranking©. It should be noted that the young Russian has a champion mentality that has shown, especially in the US Open, that he can overcome unfavorable situations in the matches, when he has the public against him.

To mention briefly, the Daniil Medvedev campaign, this season reached 9 finals, of which he won 4, namely:

•    Sofia Open – ATP 250 (hard).
•    Western & Southern Open – ATP Masters 1000 (hard).
•    St. Petersburg Open – ATP 250 (hard).
•    Rolex Shanghai Masters – ATP Masters 1000 (hard).

The finals that he lost were versus:

•    Brisbane International – ATP 250 (Kei Nishikori).
•    Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – ATP 500 (Dominic Thiem).
•    Citi Open – ATP 500 (Nick Kyrgi-os).
•    Coupe Rogers – ATP Masters 1000 (Rafael Nadal).
•    US Open – Grand Slam (Rafael Nadal).

In my opinion, Daniil Medvedev has a series of skills that are enviable, at least so far, and that have placed him No. 4 of the ATP Ranking, immediately after the so called Big Three. Those skills are agility, speed, good serve, good return, he is very high (1.98 m) but, the most important thing is his "mentality" in "winner" mode. It is the mind, the intelligence applied to the game that makes one player different from another. In the case of Daniil Medvedev, he is gifted player. We will see if Medvedev is regular over time and surely, when the Big Three retires, he will be contesting No. 1 of the ATP Ranking with other promising youngsters such as Alexander Zverev, Alex De Minaur, Karen Khachanov, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov, among others.

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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