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Old 02-18-2013, 08:03 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by ChicagoJack View Post
Some what related questions, regarding how the dynamic ratings are calculated.

Do wins at court 1 matter more than wins at court 3?
No. What court you play means nothing, only the score and the current rating(s) of your opponent(s) (and partner as well in doubles) matters.

Originally Posted by ChicagoJack View Post
Do wins against certain opponents mean more?
No more weight is given to any specific match based on opponent when calculating dynamic ratings. However, the algorithm does give more weight to your recent matches through the averaging that is used.

Of course, the stronger the opponent the greater opportunity there is to generate a high match rating, but this match doesn't mean more because the opponent is strong.

Now, not to confuse the subject, but year-end ratings do have a component that comes from calculations based on matches against benchmark players and so these matches do mean more for year-end rating purposes. But this benchmark calculation is not part of the dynamic rating calculated throughout the year.

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