Originally Posted by robert
This guy went 13-0 in singles this year. 7 of them are local playoff and Sectional. But no bump in the year end rating?
Also he bagled the opponents in Sectional matches. How is it possible?
From what other posters have said, and from what I think I've learned about USTA from other threads here, I can guess that that's possible.
As far as I'm aware, USTA has a much more complex rating algorithm than the league that I'm currently in, and therefore its ratings should, in the long term, be more precise indicators of relative playing strength.
But that's so far the ONLY thing I like about USTA as opposed to the league I'm currently in. And even with a less complex rating algorithm, the ratings in my current flex league have so far proven to be pretty accurate predictors of results.