Rafael Nadal will become the new No. 1 even though he missed Miami Open because of a hip injury that also forced him to skip Indian Wells.
After losing to Thanasi Kokkinakis in three sets last night, Roger Federer will lose top spot to our champ when the new rankings come out April 2.
As Telegraph reports, Federer has no points to defend on the clay, while Rafa will have to dominate in the way he did last season to avoid slipping back. Unless he successfully defends his title at the Monte Carlo Masters, his reign will end again on April 23, and the see-saw will swing back to Federer.
The most important thing is that Rafa comes back healthy and then there is no doubt he will be able to play his best tennis and show why he is called the King of Clay.