Wimbledon is coming, but not entirely as we know it. The green grass of SW19 is preparing to once again play host to the cream of an elite tennis crop, with more major honors up for grabs at a prestigious Grand Slam event.
A select few will get their hands on much sought-after prizes at the All England Club in July, with more entries being made to the record books that will mean so much to those who are fortunate enough to emerge victorious.
Wimbledon betting odds expect the tournament to be as competitive as ever, with Novak Djokovic topping markets in the men’s game at +110 while Polish sensation Iga Swiatek is a +240 fancy on the women’s side of the draw.
Races to cross finishing lines in first place will be fierce, with ambitions set to burn as bright as ever for those who have grown accustomed to putting themselves in contention for ultimate glory. Unlike in previous years, though, tangible success is all that will be on the line.
Appearing on the horizon…
50 days to go until The 135th Championships, and Centre Court’s 100th birthday ? pic.twitter.com/e67pgyrJAY
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) May 8, 2022
That is because the ATP and WTA have taken the difficult decisions to strip Wimbledon 2022 of any ranking points. The reasons for those calls are well documented, with the hope being that no sense of drama and intrigue will be lost when a first ball is struck in anger.
While world rankings will not be impacted by the events that unfold in south west London, how many points are usually on offer for those who take up the challenge of trying to secure major trophies?
Grand Slam ranking points per round
Ranking points at Grand Slam events differ slightly between the men’s and women’s game, with more on offer at the qualifying stages from the WTA.
Qualifying round one is worth two points, the second round 20, third 30 and reaching the final qualifying stage gets 40 points. For the men, reaching the qualifiers is merely worth 25 points to all of those involved.
Once the proper action begins, male entrants receive 10 points in the round of 128 and 45 in the stage of 64, whereas female players get 10 and 70 respectively.
The WTA bumps rewards up to 130 points in the last 32 and 240 in the last 16, while the ATP hands out 90 and 180. The men then receive 360 points in the quarter-finals, which is doubled to 720 in the semis, with the women receiving 430 and 780 for progress at the same stages.
Finishing as runner-up in any Grand Slam event for those competing for honors in the women’s events is worth 1,300 points, with 2,000 going to the winner.
Male victors also receive 2,000 points, while those finishing in second place get a consolation prize of 1,200.
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— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) July 11, 2021
With no such rewards up for grabs in 2022, the playing field will remain level for all of those taking part and those left watching on from afar. Elite sport has always been about much more than individual point systems anyway, with those taking to the court more concerned about trophies than they are any ranking systems.
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