Originally Posted by tennisplayer3275
The USTA NTRP ratings haven't made sense in years...probably never will. They like to keep us all guessing.
I disagree. They make sense, there are just a boat load of dependencies (partner's rating, opponents rating, at the time of the match, score of the match) that make trying to understand them difficult, particularly when one focuses on the win-loss record. Mind you, it is natural to focus on win-loss record as we are programmed to do that from other sports and without a lot of work, there isn't a way to know the ratings of all the opponents to figure it all out.
Any accurate rating system (not that the NTRP is perfect of course) is going to be pretty complex, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't make sense.