But at the same time it means that players on a rise, or that had a bad year in 2019, will have more difficulty to climb the ranking.neither option in this poll is good.
The most obvious & fair solution across the board, is to go to 2-year rolling rankings. In other words, no points drop during the abbreviated season this year or after AO '021... then when Indian Wells is played (presumably) next March, you start dropping the 2019 points and continue from there. It's the only way to prevent players who did well in '019 from getting ripped off.
If something is good from one part it's going to be bad to another, only neutral decisions are really fair.