The new Emirates ATP rankings are out, and Rafael Nadal still has a lead over Novak Djokovic going into clay season. Rafa has 13,730 points, to Djokovic’s 11,810, a difference of 1,920 points. Rafa still has a sizable lead over Djokovic, enough to keep him at World No.1 at least until May, when he starts defending his clay court Masters titles. Rafa’s next stop on the tour will be mid-April in Monte Carlo, where he lost to Djokovic last year. Therefore, Rafa has 600 points to defend, to Djokovic’s 1000.
The other movers this week are Roger Federer, who moved to No. 4, and Milos Raonic, who moves back into the top 10 for the first time this season, displacing Richard Gasquet. Andy Murray moved down to No. 8 after failing to defend his Miami title.
Rafa is currently #2 in the year-to-date rankings. On to the clay season, where the King of Clay awaits to rule. VAMOS Rafa!