Rafael Nadal rises 3 places in ATP World Tour rankings

Photo by Luke Hemer/Tennis Australia
Photo by Luke Hemer/Tennis Australia

Rafael Nadal climbed three places to sixth after reaching the Australian Open final, as the new ATP rankings were released on Monday.

As a result of winning the title in Melbourne, Roger Federer has returned into the top 10, rising seven spots from his previous mark of No. 17.

Andy Murray remains comfortably ahead of Novak Djokovic atop the rankings with Stan Wawrinka clear in third.

ATP rankings as of January 30, 2017:

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Murray Andy United Kingdom 11540 17
2. Djokovic Novak Serbia 9825 17
3. Wawrinka Stan Switzerland 5695 21
4. Raonic Milos Canada 4930 19
5. Nishikori Kei Japan 4830 20
6. Nadal Rafael Spain 4385 16
7. Cilic Marin Croatia 3560 22
8. Thiem Dominic Austria 3505 28
9. Monfils Gael France 3445 18
10. Federer Roger Switzerland 3260 14

Rafa is currently #2 in the year-to-date rankings.

Earlier today our champ pulled out of Spain’s Davis Cup clash with Croatia this weekend as he recovers from his Australian Open exertions. According to AFP, the Spanish tennis federation said its medical staff preferred that Rafa sat out the trip to Osijek given “the little recovery time” available to the world number six. The federation noted that Rafa “had played in a lot of matches after four months out of action” in January, which at 30 years of age was harder to recover from than in the past.

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12 thoughts on “Rafael Nadal rises 3 places in ATP World Tour rankings

  1. Mike

    I really appreciated all the positive comments. Indeed, rest up Rafa, congratulations on your comeback, and put the AO behind and let’s move forward. Love the improvements to the serve, moving opponents side to side and going down the line when the time is right! For me, you are the best player! Lets close the GS gap in 2017 and surpass it in 2018. There are other aspects of life you will embark on and thankfully, by God’s grace, there should be time. I wish you and Xisca only the very best Rafa. See you at the French Open.

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  2. Maria (England)

    Rafa posted a great photo of himself driving, back home in Mallorca . He thanked his fans for their support . He had his usual stunning grin , so great to see he has bounced back and ready to knuckle down for his next match . This boy means business.

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  3. glennis

    l am pleased that you are up to 6 in the rankings and that you are having a rest before your next match,well done you did really well,do some me time in mallorca vamos rafa from glennis in the lsle of man.

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    1. Bis

      Yep. But if he won the final…he would be #4. Unfortunately he lost and I am still bitter about even he achieved a lot for…jfor…jist coming back from injury.

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  4. CanaDiana

    Wise move. Logically, the more successful you are, the less recovery time you have between tournaments. Recuperate and recover-we look forward to a great
    2017!❣️

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  5. Elaine Crowder

    Rafa you have worked soooooooooo hard this last two weeks and all the hard work before coming to Australia, that you deserve a really GREAT REST>
    Take time to do the things you find relaxing and I hope Godwilling I will see you at your Academy in July this year.
    It was such huge blessings for me seeing you play at the australian open in person you were so gracious in EVERY way, and you always work sooooooooooo hard to achieve your precious goals,

    Love and Prayers,

    AlaineXXSydneyXXAustraliaXX

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  6. What a great decision. The main goal is for Rafa to stay healthy and maintain a well-balanced
    schedule. I am still tickled and thrilled by his phenomenal run at the AO 2017. I still can’t
    believe what he accomplished after being out of commission and competition for the past 4 months. His perserverance and comittment to tennis always defies the odds.

    I would also like to add that the newest addition to his wonderful team, Carlos Moyer was a marvelous choice already sparking some very positive results. Seeing Rafa in the finals of
    another GS was such a rush for me and all his fans around the world.

    I wish Rafa a happy and restful recovery.

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