The ATP rankings are out again, and Rafael Nadal holds at #5, as there have been no changes in the top 10 since last week. The only top 5 players to compete last week were Andy Murray and Roger Federer, both of whom won singles titles in Queens and Halle respectively, while Rafa decided to rest after his victory at the French Open.
Rafa’s current #5 rank has a few implications. If he’s seeded 5th at Wimbledon, he could face Federer or Murray in the quarter finals. Murray might have it worse; he could face a nightmare draw that places the odds against him on each level.
Murray could potentially face Rafa in the quarter finals, seven-time champion Federer in the semi finals, and world no. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final, in the quest to become Britain’s first male singles champion at SW19 since Fred Perry in 1936.
We’ll find out at the Wimbledon draw on Friday.
After last year’s French Open, Rafa reached the quarter-final in Halle and the second round at Wimbledon before injury ended his 2012 campaign. This means he has just 90 points to defend until the end of the season.
In the Race to London, Rafa still holds his No. 1 spot with 7000 points. VAMOS RAFA!