Rankings – April 27

This week’s rankings are out and, once again, there’s not a lot of movement in the top ten. Last year’s Monte Carlo points drop off for Rafa, so despite defending his Barcelona win, his total points drop. Despite making the semi-finals in Barcelona, Davydenko drops out of the top ten and is replaced by Tsonga.

Pos Name Points Pos Moved Tourns Played
1 Nadal, Rafael 14890 0 20
2 Federer, Roger 10060 0 18
3 Djokovic, Novak 9160 0 22
4 Murray, Andy 9050 0 22
5 Del Potro, Juan Martin 4580 0 24
6 Roddick, Andy 4490 0 23
7 Simon, Gilles 4010 +2 28
8 Verdasco, Fernando 3870 -1 25
9 Monfils, Gael 3460 +1 23
10 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried 3455 +1 23

5 Responses

  1. faecoleman says:

    so much pressure for Rafa this time of year, this tournament is more important for his confidence than Madrid I feel. Mark petchey from sky sports has already jinxed rafa by saying he’ll definately is in for a win in Rome etc, he said the same thing when Rafa went to Miami, and we know what happened there! He seems happier with his game thou being his first real tough match he said on clay this season so lets hope he can pull it off! Djokovic seems real ominous at the moment getting a conditioning coach and all, Federer has been secretly training in the hills and Murray well we no he always can pose a threat, not to say that there are other good players in the draw like Verdasco who with all having a week off must be well rested, what do you think? Can Rafa do the unbelievable again?

  2. kefuoe says:

    I’m feeling pretty sanguine about Rome. He should easily do better than last year, and if he goes out in the quarters or semis, then he gets some rest.

    • tiemyshoe says:

      Me, too. Sanguinity, yay! I just wonder – IF he wins Rome, is he really going to Madrid? The only time he came close to such a schedule was 2007, only to have a major body/brainfart in the Hamburg final. I don’t even want to know how many times Roger brought up that bagel, seriously.

      On the other hand, he seems to like a large number of matches before RG, and maybe if he’s good physically, he’ll prefer the Madrid match practice. On the other other hand, there’s the altitude factor. I just can’t decide what the good choice is given this crap schedule.

  3. Anna says:

    I’m fascinated by the going-ons in the bottom half of the top 10. Gael, Jo Wilfred and Simon haven’t done anything in the past 3 weeks and yet have moved up. # of tournaments played is also a nice stat.

    More than 11.000 points between #1 and #10. More than 4.000 between #4 and #5. The top 4 hog so many of the available points it’s getting a little bit ridiculous.

    • tiemyshoe says:

      “The top 4 hog so many of the available points it’s getting a little bit ridiculous.”

      So true. It’s weird that getting to a QF at a Masters Series gets you some ridiculously meager number of points nowadays – winning any tournament, big or small, kind of propels you up the rankings, but having a good consistent game doesn’t. Like, JMDP being #5 hurts my brain. That guy is overrated.

      Also – three Frenchies in the top ten! Oui.