The Emirates ATP singles rankings have been updated. Despite Rafa’s early exit at Indian Wells, he remains the World No.1 with 13,130 points. Novak Djokovic, having won the final at Indian Wells, adds a net of 640 points to close the gap between the No.1 and No.2 spots with a new point total of 10,900. Rafa therefore has 2230 more points than Djokovic going into Miami.
Since Rafa has no points to defend in Miami, he can only gain points for matches played. Djokovic lost in the fourth round in Miami, and therefore has only 90 points to defend.
The big movers in the Top 10 this week are Roger Federer, who climbs up three places to No.5, and John Isner, who replaces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and climbs to the No. 10 spot.
Here’s to good health and supreme confidence going into Miami, Rafa! Vamos!