There is one more week of play left at Wimbledon, but while our champion Rafael Nadal is out and enjoying his vacation on the Spanish islands with friends, we did some calculations to see where his position will be on the ATP rankings in seven days from now when they’re updated, post Wimbledon. Here‘s what it might look like:
- After Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal will move up from No. 5 to No. 4 in the rankings.
- Roger Federer will fall from No. 3 to No. 5, but If Tomas Berdych wins Wimbledon 2013, he will move up to No. 5 and Roger Federer will fall to No. 6.
- No matter who wins at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic will keep the first position.
- Andy Murray might lose the No. 2 ranking if David Ferrer wins Wimbledon 2013.
- Juan Martin Del Potro’s No. 7 ranking is confirmed after Wimbledon 2013.
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will move down to the No. 8 ranking post Wimbledon 2013, subject to Richard Gasquet’s, Tommy Haas’ and others’ performances.
Rafa does not have many points to defend the rest of the year, while the other players still have to defend theirs. There are many tournaments in the second half of the season that Rafa missed completely last year because of his injury. Based on that, what do you think his chances are of closing out the year at a much higher spot, possibly even No. 1? Comment below and let us know.