The new Emirates ATP singles rankings have been updated.
Rafael Nadal now has 13310 points, down 420 net points (13730 – 600 that he was defending + 180 he gained for reaching quarterfinals) after his quarterfinals loss at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. Rafa retains his No.1 ranking. Novak Djokovic, the defending champion in Monte Carlo, lost in the semifinals. Therefore, he suffered a deficit of 640 points and currently has 11040 points.
Although both Rafa and Djokovic lost before they could defend their points, Rafa gained a net of 220 points over Djokovic. The previous difference between them (as of April 14) was 2050 points. The difference between them as of April 21 is 2270 points. This is because Djokovic lost more points than Rafa did.
Stanislas Wawrinka leads in the Race to London (3535 points), with 485 more points than Djokovic in the second place and 615 more than Roger Federer in the third. Our champion is #4 (2775 points).
Rafa is in Barcelona this week, where he will contest for his 9th title. Vamos Rafa!