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Old 02-20-2013, 06:26 PM   #31
jmnk
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Originally Posted by NLBwell View Post
Yes, I think that is a flaw in the system. There isn't enough weight given to wins and losses. A 4.5 guy with a big serve and not a terrific return game may beat another 4.5 guy in a tiebreaker. He may beat a similar 4.0 guy 6-4, which would dramatically lower his level. He may lose to a 5.0 guy 4-6, which would dramatically raise his level.
which would all even out at the player would stay at 4.5
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If he is rated a 4.0, he would never be bumped up even if he wins all his matches and if he is rated a 5.0 he would not be bumped down even if he loses them all.
I'm confused. What do you mean '4.0 player would win all his matches'? Surely he would not win all his matches against 4.5 or 5.0? Similarly 5.0 would not lose all his matches against 4.5 or 4.0?

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A 4.5 level consistent grinder at the same level as the above example may beat the other 4.5 guy in a tiebreaker, but beat the 4.0 guy 6-0, 6-1 and lose to the 5.0 guy 0-6, 1-6. He would quickly be rated properly at the 4.5 level by the computer.
which would be again correct and expected. So in what scenario is the ranking system flawed?
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