I wrote about how the NTRP 4.0 level players were bumped up or down in the 2014 year-end NTRP ratings, now it is time for the 3.5s.
We can see that the men were bumped up and lot more than down, and had three sections with bump rtes over 18% and several more close behind.
The women weren't quite as extreme, but still had several sections with bump up rates over 15%.
Did this may 3.5s really improve that much? Or is the USTA trying to weaken the level by moving all the better 3.5s out?