The new rankings are up. After his success at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal climbed to second in the rankings (his highest placing since October 2014), cutting the gap on Andy Murray to just 2605 points.
Rafa didn’t play a single grass-court event last year. Andy won both Queen’s and Wimbledon so he will need to defend all those points from last year.
ATP Rankings (as of Monday):1. Andy Murray – 9890
2. Rafael Nadal – 7285
3. Stan Wawrinka – 6175
4. Novak Djokovic – 5805
5. Roger Federer – 4945
6. Milos Raonic – 4450
7. Marin Cilic – 4115
8. Dominic Thiem – 3985
9. Kei Nishikori – 3830
10. Alexander Zverev – 3070
Novak Djokovic slid from No. 2 to No. 4, his lowest status in 7 1/2 years. Andy Murray retains his No. 1 ranking and Stan Wawrinka stays at No. 3. Roger Federer is still No. 5 after missing the French Open for the second year in a row.
Rafa is still #1 in the year-to-date rankings. ATP still hasn’t published it, but our champ is definitely the first player to qualify for the prestigious season-ending tournament, to be held from 12-19 November at The O2 in London.
Rafa was asked yesterday whether getting back to No. 1 in the rankings is important to him. He has spent a total of 141 weeks there, most recently in July 2014. He said:
I am playing well. I am in a good position. I just won the most important event of the year for me, so that’s the only thing that matters today, no?
Winning these kind of titles, then you have chances to become any number (in) the ranking.
The next Grand Slam tournament, Wimbledon, starts on July 3.
Source: The Associated Press