No change in the latest rankings for Rafael Nadal

Despite losing in the Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic, it was still a successful tournament for Rafael Nadal, who added 840 points to this rankings total of 8,320, creating a comfortable margin of new No. 3 Alexander Zverev (6,475).

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While Rafa held on to second spot in the rankings, Roger Federer slipped from third to six place.

Alexander Zverev replaces Federer in third position ahead of Juan Martin del Potro, fourth, who missed the Australian Open.

Despite his early elimination in Melbourne, South African Kevin Anderson moved up a spot into fifth. Kei Nishikori rises two places to seventh after reaching the quarter-finals in Melbourne.

ATP Rankings as of January 28, 2019:

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Djokovic Novak Serbia 10955 18
2. Nadal Rafael Spain 8320 13
3. Zverev Alexander Germany 6475 21
4. Del Potro Juan-Martin Argentina 5060 17
5. Anderson Kevin South Africa 4845 20
6. Federer Roger Switzerland 4600 17
7. Nishikori Kei Japan 4110 24
8. Thiem Dominic Austria 3960 25
9. Isner John USA 3155 23
10. Cilic Marin Croatia 3140 18

Race to London: Rafa is second in the year to date rankings, too.

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Djokovic Novak Serbia 2090 2
2. Nadal Rafael Spain 1200 1
3. Tsitsipas Stefanos Greece 765 2
4. Pouille Lucas France 720 2
5. Bautista-Agut Roberto Spain 610 2
5. Nishikori Kei Japan 610 2
7. Raonic Milos Canada 405 2
8. De Minaur Alex Australia 385 3
9. Tiafoe Frances USA 360 2
10. Berdych Tomas Czech Republic 330 2

Rafa’s next tournament is Abierto Mexicano de Tennis in Acapulco.

Sources: ATP Tour, AFP

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20 comments

  1. Im a huge fan of Rafael Nadal and our favorite team Real Madrid (best team ever sorry Barcelona read the figures) so you have to get joke out of your head youve beaten him many times before do it again we know you will vamos Rafa !Congratulations on your engagement !💟💟💟💟

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  2. Congratulations to Rafa and his girlfriend on their engagement. It was revealed in news.au.com that ” Just days after his devastating Australian Open Final loss it has been revealed that tennis champion Rafael Nadal has finally popped the question to his long term girl friend Xisca Perello. The pair are engaged after a 14 year courtship and are planning to tie the knot on the island of Mallorca,…later this year”. Apparebtly Rafa proposed to Xisca last year during a romantic trip to Rome but are only making the news public now. Very happy for both of them.

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  3. Rafa, I am sure you will come back as harder as always from this loss. You will able to beat Novak again.

    You have always inspired me and I am fan of your never die attitude.

    Love from India.

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  4. Rafa, I am one of your biggest fans, and you had inspired me of wathing tennis, also playing amateur tennis. I am really sorry of the way things had happened on Sunday.
    I know that you are the best all time warrior on the tennis tour. I noticed several facts that I am going to write here:
    1st – You have some psychological problem when playing Novak. Try to speak with the correct guys to resolve it. Novak is also a human and you can beat him, but not playing that way.
    2nd. Do not try to lift and hit high forehands on hard surface – Novak returns them as fast as he can
    3rd. You can improve on making drop shots. Now you don’t land the ball close enough to the net, in my opinion and for fast player like Novak is not a problem to reach the ball.
    4nd You can improve your serve a little bit more
    5th – Take care of yourself and stay healthy. Please consider your calendar well and I think even you are healthy you can miss the China tournaments in the autumn and come of the indoors and prepare better for next AO

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  5. It’s really heartening to read all the comments from Rafa fans. So much love and support and ….. and apart from Rafa I too need that.
    I need to shake off the foreboding feeling of Novak probably winning all 4 slams this year and soon going past 20. I pray that never happens and am pushing these feelings aside and trying to be as positive as possible. Wish something changes and Rafa and team look at the last match very critically, face reality and make changes in strategy bringing tricks etc.
    Rafa must win the FO!!!

    Sorry fans!

    Am and always will be a Rafa fan and support him in every way!!!

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    • tout à fait d’accord avec vous – Aucun tennisman n’est aussi faire play et respectueux que RAFA. Aucun ni même DJOKO ne dépassera RAFA à ROLAND GARROS !!!!! et c’est tant mieux.

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  6. We must cherish the fact that Rafa was able to finish hard court tournament without any injury. That is the biggest positive to take from this tournament. No one knows what was going through Rafa’s mind and body during the match, not his coach or family let alone the fans. Of course we were frustrated and hurt that day. But now it’s time to move on. This is life. Rafa has shown us all how to conduct yourself with dignity no matter what the circumstances. There is so much to learn from this gentleman. Win or loose always a Rafan. Vamos💪💪💪

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  7. I think he’d love to win Miami, which he’s never won but always seems keen on because he gets a lot of support from the Spanish-speaking community there, but it depends how he’s feeling physically.

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    • I sure hope Rafa plays in Miami and goes deep into the tourney. We just purchased our stadium tickets and airfare, and I can’t wait to see him and his muscles in person. Vamos in Acapulco and Indian Wells to our champ.

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  8. I’d like to say a big thank you to the RNF site for their excellent coverage during the Aus Open. Updating was really fast and I could always rely on checking this site for the latest dose of (mostly good!) news.

    Thanks very much 🙂

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  9. Unfortunately for you know who, doesn’t matter how many 1’s are in front of his name, he will never be a champion in the true sense of the word, and never the receive the love.

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