Andy Murray dropped to 5th in the world rankings for the second time this year and it’s the second week in a row the Scot has dropped a place in the ATP world rankings. It comes after another dismal week and first round knockout* in Monte Carlo which allowed Juan Martin Del Potro to jump Murray in the rankings without even competing himself.
Murray failed to defend his points he earned last year when he reached the semi finals and now moves on to the Rome masters where he hopes to regain some form and gain some points as he has no points to defend in Rome after losing in his first match last year.
Rafael Nadal looks to back to his best as he powered to his first masters win in almost a year and if his form maintains he will soon be up to world number 2 – The Spaniard is just 400 points behind Novak Djokovic.
Nadal defeated Fernando Verdasco in the Monte Carlo final, Verdasco’s final appearance pushed the Spaniard into the the top 10, making Spain the only country to have two players in the top 10 and Spain’s dominance in the men’s game is underlined by this stat – 25% of the top 20 are Spanish – That’s 5 players that Spain have in the top 20 of the ATP world Rankings – France and the Czech Republic are the only other country who can boast more than 1 player in the top 20 – they have 2 each..
|4||Juan Martin Del Potro||(ARG)||5725|
|16||Juan Carlos Ferrero||(ESP)||2240|
*Technically it was the second round in Monte Carlo that Murray was eliminated in after receiving a 1st round bye.