Rankings – July 6th

New rankings are out.

Pos Name Points Pos Moved Tourns Played
1 Federer, Roger 11,220 1 17
2 Nadal, Rafael 10,735 -1 18
3 Murray, Andy 9,450 0 21
4 Djokovic, Novak 8,150 0 23
5 Del Potro, Juan Martin 5,705 0 23
6 Roddick, Andy 5,440 0 23
7 Simon, Gilles 4,000 0 28
8 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried 3,600 1 24
9 Verdasco, Fernando 3,500 -1 24
10 Gonzalez, Fernando 3,185 0 18

26 Responses

  1. loverafa4ever says:

    Roddick shud have gone at least one position up after that incredible performance. The diff in points b/w Rafa and Roger is not a lot, but its going 2 b tof once the Olympics points is taken out. Anywayz, I think Rafa was much happier as number 2.

  2. Babz says:

    Er. It’s barely 500 point difference..

    Whatev. Really. And I never say whatev.

  3. patzin says:

    I thought Roddick would move up – but considering the earlier part of this year, he wasn’t playing this well. Looks like he could move up to say 5 by end of year if he keeps performing this well.

    As for Rafa, I recall Roger saying yesterday that it didn’t seem fair that Rafa lost #1 when he was injured. I think there are many pressures at #1 and hope Rafa can pick the best schedule for himself regardless of his ranking.

  4. dutchgirl says:

    These are only numbers, like I always say when I reach yet another memorable age (30, 40…).
    To me, and I think to the most if not all of us, it’s far more important Rafa will be his happy self again and we get to see the best tennis around – it’s the quality that counts!

    Shame for Roddick that his performance yesterday didn’t move him up the rankings at least 1 spot.

    • nic says:

      Yeah, poor Roddick, I was really surprised when I checked out rankings today and no movement for him :( He was such an inspired player yesterday.

      • dutchgirl says:

        I know, I felt so sorry for him that he had to lose at 16-14, after all the effort he put into it. He really deserved to win this one!

  5. nic says:

    I can’t help but feel sad for Rafa to lose his no. 1 ranking because of injury. It is pretty awful that he had got dumped out at RG and had to sit out Wimby, and all this resulted in losing that. I know, Rafa is a great champion regardless, but I love to hear it when they say World No. 1 Rafa Nadal during the news, or during tournament coverage. It’s so befitting of Rafa, and it got him so much deserved respect, it elevated him completely in the media once he got that number. Well, for that I’m grateful, that they finally paid him his dues. So, sadly he now goes by World No. 2. But we all know he really would have been there still if not for the knees. I just think it kinda hurt a bit too much that a few hours after Rog wins Wimbledon, the ATP new rankings are already rolled over. So fast! Anyway, like Team Nadal said, it’s not as big an upset to him as the other recent events. He’ll come back strong next month, can’t wait!!!

  6. CC says:

    Rankings?! Whaa?! Never look at them…

    • mary says:

      He loves to play thats it. I also dont’ give a crap about rankings, thats feds concern.

  7. Atch2 says:

    I don’t think Rafa or his camp will mind the drop to No.2. He was the best no.2 and a Hot no.1. If Fed wants to shout about how great it is gettg back to no.1, let him. It’s sad that the main reason is bec Rafa is injured and couldn’t compete. We just have to try to ignore his oversized head for a bit longer.
    Shame about Roodick. His lack of movement upwards is partly bec Murray and Nole did better this yr than in 08.
    But I wished Roddick would’ve cried on Fed’s parade. Sobbed and cried himself a river at the prize ceremony. See how he likes it when trying to enjoy his victory.

    • johanne says:

      LOL I thought the same thing – wondered how Fed would handle the situation if Andy had totally broken down on Centre Court. But A-Rod would never rain on someone’s parade. He was a class act. I was devastated for him. But on the bright side, it looks like he gained some ground on Delpo. And it can’t hurt that Andy’s favorite part of the year is coming up – the US Open series. Let’s hope he can continue his great form. I’ll cheer for him right up until the moment he has to play Rafa! LOL ;)

  8. johanne says:

    I have mixed feelings about this. Yeah it sucks that Rafa’s no longer No. 1, but it was sorta expected given the circumstances, no? Injured and unable to reclaim 3 titles he won last year (RG, Queen’s & Wimby) — 2 of which he didn’t even play this year? So he just gives up all those points, in essence. It’s sorta like he beat himself, you know? I don’t know. I guess I’m just still so happy that Rafa was able to become No. 1 last year. He seriously fought hard & earned that spot. And to END the year as No. 1, even though he ran outta gas and missed some important events, was a great achievement!! I’m sure he’s bummed that he lost his ranking, but I guarantee he’s more upset that he wasn’t 100% at RG and had to pull out of Wimby. THAT sucks more than the ranking, IMO. :(

    In any event, I’m trying to see the positive. Meaning, Rafa returning to the tour happy & healthy & ready to compete!! I miss him!!!

  9. faecoleman says:

    I agree, bugger the rankings, less pressure for Rafa, sure its sad but it was out of his control! looking forward to Rafa’s return and with a few good wins and great play his return of confidence, he is probably the most missed player on tour, his presence always rakes in the fans!

  10. June says:

    Whoaa, rankings, schmankings suck period, there I said it & now I feel better that I got it off my chest! Does it seem fair that Fed played the least amount of tournaments & is now the current #1? — doesn’t seem right to me & it really pisses me off that it all happened the very same day he won Wimbledon, when Andy should have won it. Anyway, I agree w/Serena that rankings don’t show a player’s true talents or whatever the heck she said about it since I’m mad & can’t remember what she meant. I think it’s all the top matches that she’s won just like RAFA has this year maybe now that I’m starting to think a little bit more clearer now — (geez whiz, my brain is melting or freezing at the same time). It’s just hard to see Fed’s name at the top again, damn it. I agree if I were Roddick I would have cried my eyes out silly (but his wife kinda did that for him unlike Fed’s at AO) & taken all the attention away from Fed (just like he did to RAFA at AO) but then he’s a real man like RN is & guys don’t cry (don’t get me wrong, they do but not in front of thousands & they save it for the locker room like RN did in ’07). Fed is such a drama queen/diva & acts just like a spoiled teenage girl when he doesn’t get what he wants (IMO & I’m sticking to it) I’m just sad for RAFA & mad at Rog for taking it away from him that’s all :-(

  11. Atch2 says:

    Pls let me share this article by Barry Flatman fm Timesonline:

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article6644035.ece?Submitted=true

    Most of it glorifies Fed. Fine. But don’t sprinkle in cheap shots about other players:

    “How refreshing therefore to see two players get on with the job in hand rather than dilly-dally by bouncing the ball a ridiculous amount of time before serving, stalling between points and forever fiddling with their underpants.”

    Man I’m mad. And I usually enjoy ready articles fm here too.

    • Ch F says:

      Yeah I read that too, didn’t like it one bit. I was even tempted to post my own opinion. Then I thought I’m not commenting on classless attacks like that. Everyone can express their opinion, I won’t necessarily dignify it with a comment. What can you say to a person who can only see Rafa as an irritatingly slow pant-fiddling guy? Nothing. There’s absolutely no common ground! People see what they want to see.

    • miri says:

      So…why give it more traffic by linking to it? Especially since it’s not really rankings – the topic in the post you are adding the link to.

  12. June says:

    OMG, thanks for sharing that article that appeared where it seemed like this guy was superfluous in his compliments of Fed or was paid by him to even write it. Where does he get off writing such crap? I will revert now to the classic one-line comment in either “Home Alone” or “Our Gang” movie (can’t remember which one & who says it) but here goes: “What an Idiot!” I’m sorry, but I’m just not feeling myself today & I’m at home insead of at work so I should be calm & not stressed. The part about Andy’s attire not matching was so stupid also. Why on earth would that correspondent person mention in an unkindly way what RAFA does w/his pants which has nothing to do w/his level of playing as a tennis player? Again, I have to say it — what an idiot!

  13. Ale-delValle says:

    If nadal plays hamburg and wins… he will gain back his #1 ranking… He could keep his ranking in number 1 by winning the 2 american masters… and when the olympic points drop… he will still be number 1

  14. An says:

    The #1 was nice, but its not what makes Rafa happy, if you ask me!

    Don’t get me wrong, i don’t say that it made him unhappy being #1, but i think he was happy he reached it, but that was it, after he reached it it wasn’t longer too important to him, a goal reached, just that. And now it is something no-one can ever take away from him ( just like no one can ever take away that he was a Wimbledon Champ ) he can always say that he was the #1 tennis player in the world!

    He has a new goal now, getting back 100% fighting fit and prove all people who are critisising him wrong, AGAIN.
    And if he, by doing what he does best an by loving what he’s doing most, some day might reach the #1 again i will be happy, but if not i wont be less happy, one bit, if i just can see him enjoying himself on court and play like i always will love to see him play!

    Vamos Rafa, i miss you, more evry day… But i only long for you back on court when you feel that you are ready!

    • aRafaelite says:

      Like I said yesterday… Roger lost his number 1 ranking by being repeatedly out-played by Rafa. Rafa only lost his number 1 ranking by being unable to play.

  15. Atch2 says:

    The atp website hve really made a giantic deal out of the ’15’. I opened the site and thought Fed was going have a whack at me.

    Playing Hamburg is not realistic and not worth trying to get points.
    Montreal and Cincy are too close together for Masters 1000 series. The atp people should have a really good look at that scheduling.
    Rafa is defending champ at Montreal so I hope he does well to defend his points, but given it’s his first tourny we can give him some room to adjust.
    Build up for the US Open Rafa, 1 small step at a time. The rankings will sort them selves out.

    • miri says:

      The atp website hve really made a giantic deal out of the ‘15′. I opened the site and thought Fed was going have a whack at me.

      Yeah, they did the same thing when Rafa got to the #1 ranking too.

      I tend to agree about Hamburg. While I’d prefer he play on clay for the sake of the knees, it doesn’t make sense to start on clay and then have to switch to hard courts so soon after. Sometimes, I wonder if the switching is even harder on the joints.

    • loverafa4ever says:

      I am pretty sure he will not play Hamburg. He will not play just for the sake of getting back his number 1 ranking. That wud b so not like Rafa. He shud have gud results at USO, thatz all that matters now and I think that is going to be his and his teams focus. May be he can try a hard court tournament to know how his knees are. But I wonder if there are any hard court tourneys before Montreal.

      • mary says:

        Deep within all of us we would love to see him play Hamburg (re his ranking). But going from clay to hardcourt wouldn’t make any sense. However, if he is ready maybe (if one exists)a hardcourt exhibition match prior to Montreal. This would help him get back into the swing again.