ATP Rankings: Rafa, Roger Battle for No. 1

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The post Wimbledon rankings are up.

Andy Murray remains top of the rankings but is now just 308 points ahead of Rafael Nadal. Roger Federer’s eighth Wimbledon title pushed him back up to No. 3.

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Murray Andy United Kingdom 7750 18
2. Nadal Rafael Spain 7465 15
3. Federer Roger Switzerland 6545 14
4. Djokovic Novak Serbia 6325 17
5. Wawrinka Stan Switzerland 6140 20
6. Cilic Marin Croatia 5075 23
7. Thiem Dominic Austria 4030 28
8. Nishikori Kei Japan 3740 20
9. Raonic Milos Canada 3310 21
10. Dimitrov Grigor Bulgaria 3160 24

According to ATP, Federer has no points to defend for the remainder of the season, while Rafa has 370 points and Murray has a whopping 5,460 points to defend following his incredible run at the end of the 2016 season.

Rafa  is scheduled to play eight tournaments through the remainder of 2017. If our champ stays healthy and keeps playing good, he should comfortably take the top spot from Murray. Federer will have to do better than Rafa at pretty much every tournament that they contest to become world No.1 again.

Race to London: Rafa is  still No. 1 in the 2017 points race with 7,095 points ahead of Roger who has 6,545 points. Nobody else is close.

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Nadal Rafael Spain 7095 11
2. Federer Roger Switzerland 6545 9
3. Thiem Dominic Austria 3345 17
4. Wawrinka Stan Switzerland 3150 12
5. Cilic Marin Croatia 2905 15
6. Zverev Alexander Germany 2710 15
7. Djokovic Novak Serbia 2585 10
8. Murray Andy United Kingdom 2290 11
9. Dimitrov Grigor Bulgaria 1925 14
10. Berdych Tomas Czech Republic 1905 14


Sources: ATP World Tour, AP


  1. Who cares about all these meaningless points? Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal will ALWAYS bring mobs of people to Tennis because they not only play at the top of their game they are Gentlemen! ALWAYS.

  2. Due his elbow injury, Djokovic announced on Twitter that he has decided to rest out the remainder of this season.

    He expects to play some warm-up tournaments prior to the Australian Open. Andre Agassi will continue in his position as head coach and will see to getting Nole back to form for the 2018 season.

    Get better Nole.

    RAFA ROCKS 150%

  3. world no. 1 is not so relevant for 2017. So far it’s been Roger’s year and if Nadal does not win the US Open, it is a 100% Roger’s year, regardless of the ranking. The Muller loss was unneccessary and very costly for the Nadal legacy. He was the only one who could have stopped Federer, although a straight sets defeat would have been probable.

  4. Hi guys!
    Excellent decision from Rafa and his team to skip Hamburg bcz we all want that vintage Rafa after blip in Wimbledon back as he has done many times after one bad loss he always comes back even harder……..I surely believe that we would see Harder version of Rafa at Us open than 2010 & 2013
    We believe in you Rafa
    Vamosssssss Rafa 😎😍
    What are your thoughts guys????

  5. Nole, who retired from Wimbledon, has been diagnosed with a bone bruise from excessive play. He has struggled with elbow and shoulder problems all year. This elbow injury requires between six weeks and three months of rest. Nole consulted both a Serbian and a Toronto doctor.
    He is expected to pull out of the US Open.
    [Ricky, TheGrandstand]

    I hope he follows doctors’ orders and gets well.

    RAFA ROCKS 150%👻

  6. Rafa on Rafa, a peek at Rafa’s mindset:

    “I always work with a goal, and the goal is to improve as a player and as a person.”

    “Losing is not my enemy. Fear of losing is my enemy.”
    As Billy Jean King said, “A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

    “If you don’t lose, you can’t enjoy the victories. So I have to accept both things.”

    “Competing or just for fun, whatever, simply enjoy and try your best.”

    “Work hard, have fun and make it happen.”

    “Humility is recognition of your limitations.”

    “The only way of finding a solution is to fight back, to move, to run, and to control that pressure.”

    “It’s not the time to look for excuses.”

    “Enduring means accepting. Accepting things as they are and not as you wish them to be. And then looking ahead. And not behind.”

    “I learned during all my career to enjoy suffering.”

    RAFA ROCKS 150%

  7. @va4favre [Missing reply link]

    Yes, even now there is still disagreement among different articles about Federer playing Montreal even though he is listed after Stan among those playing.

    According to SportingNews, both Andy and Nole will skip the remaining 2017 ATP events. This may be a little premature because I haven’t seen any reports about Andy’s hip test results.

    And Rafa turned down almost 300,000USD just to play Hamburg. He’s busy practicing with Dmitrov on hard courts in Spain. Good for him.

    RAFA ROCKS 150%

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