COVID-19: ITF freezes rankings as events suspended

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The International Tennis Federation has resolved to freeze the global players rankings until June 8 as the ranking point tournaments are being cancelled due to the Coronavirus threat.

Following the extended suspension of professional tennis until June 2020, the ITF World Tennis Ranking is being frozen in line with the ATP and WTA rankings, ITF has reported.

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The ATP, WTA and ITF are working together to determine the fairest way to re-introduce the rankings whenever professional tennis is resumed.

The ATP and WTA rankings were frozen with matches played in the interrupted week of March 9, including ITF World Tennis Tour matches, counting towards the frozen ranking.

The World Tennis Tour Junior rankings, the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour rankings, the Seniors Tennis Tour Rankings and the Beach Tennis World Tour rankings have also been frozen, with more details on their resumption to be provided in due course.

A frozen ranking would mean a player’s ranking as of March 9, 2020, will remain in place until play resumes. Points earned during the 2019 Indian Wells tournament will remain on a player’s ranking, as well as the points earned across all levels in the weeks that followed through March 9.

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