We'll need a ranking system. Weekly updates will be posted here, in the weeks with finished tournaments.
Ranking points system will mirror the real ranking as far as possible, a title run will always yield as many points as one is accustomed to see, earlier finishes will not as we normally play seven days in 5-round tournaments and 12 days in slams and points will depend on how many days you survive, not the exact round you reach. Exact points for each event will be given in the tournament threads. These tournaments will count:
4 Grand Slams
8 best out of 9 ATP 1000 - Monte Carlo is treated no different from the rest.
6 best other tournaments (ATP500 or ATP250), no obligation to participate in four ATP500s.
World Tour Finals (for those who qualify). Best 8 qualify to participate.
If two players are tied on total points,
the higher ranked is the one with more points won at mandatory tournaments.
I am planning the following columns:
# - current ranking
Prev - previous week ranking
High - highest ranking
Latest - points won at the previous week tournament
Mand - points won at mandatory tournaments (GS + ATP1000 + WTF)
Other - points won at non-mandatory tournaments (ATP500 + ATP250)
POINTS - total points won in the last 52 weeks
6th - lowest non-mandatory score that counts
7th - highest non-mandatory score that's not counted
NextOff - points to defend in the week
Wins - number of tournaments won by the player (best result on the forum)
Titles - number or titles won by the player (survived to pick the winner in the final)
Post here if you have suggestions for other columns you'd like to see.