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Originally Posted by OrangePower
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Also, just because the current algorithm kinda works does not mean that it is the most optimal way to calculate ratings. So it is fair game to challenge it. For example, I happen to think that an ELObased algorithm that adjusts a player's rating after every set would work even better.

Fair enough. Do you have an idea for a different ranking algorithms? Let's discuss it.
And USTA algorithm is based on ELO principle. and it does adjust the rating after every match (granted, not after a set but after a match). It adjusts player's dynamic rating. Your periodend ranking is essentially your dynamic ranking at the end of the ranking period, rounded to 0.5.