Taylor Fritz says rankings system rewards extra ‘boom-or-bust’ fashion than consistency

World No 10 Taylor Fritz is pleased to be displaying extra constant tennis in 2023 however famous that “boom-or-bust fashion” normally works higher for rankings. On Tuesday, Fritz noticed off Holger Rune 6-3 6-4 to progress into the Miami Masters quarterfinal.

With that win, Fritz reached no less than a quarterfinal in every of his previous 5 tournaments. When the Indian Wells Masters began earlier this month, Fritz was the fifth-ranked participant on the earth. Regardless that Fritz made the Indian Wells quarterfinal and did nicely within the desert, he nonetheless misplaced a notable variety of factors as a result of he did not defend his title.

Fritz explains why ‘boom-or-bust fashion’ works higher for rankings

“I’m taking part in at a degree that I really feel like I can do again and again. It’s good that that degree can put me within the high 10. I felt like final yr I used to be very, like, increase or bust.

Both taking part in actually good on every week and I may simply go win the match or I’d simply lose within the first or second spherical. So it’s good to really feel extra constant, but in addition, the way in which the tour, the factors and every little thing works, it does type of reward that boom-or-bust fashion a bit extra.

It’s extra helpful for rankings and stuff to be successful tournaments than being very constant each week, making quarters, semis. So hopefully I can take it, you already know, couple steps additional than quarter-finals and have a few of these actually large outcomes like I did final yr.

It’s good to positively be simply extra constant normally,” Fritz stated, per Tennis Majors. In October, Fritz broke into the top-10 for the primary time in his profession. On February twenty seventh, Fritz achieved a career-high rating of No 5 on the earth.

Fritz is a Masters champion and has been ranked contained in the top-5 however successful a Grand Slam and turning into the world No 1 stays his high purpose.

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