ATP World Rankings – Federer Down to 3

ATP RankingsRoger Federer has once again slipped down the rankings after losing in the quarter finals of another grand slam. In the last 4 weeks he has dropped over 4000 points and replaced them with less than 1000 as he failed to defend his two grand slam titles from last year.

His position is not likely to get any better as he has a number of big points to defend in the coming weeks, with 1000 points earned in Cincinnati last August and 1,200 points from reaching the final of the US open. Should he not have a good US hard court season he will be under threat from the likes of Andy Murray, Robin Soderling and Nikolay Davydenko, which could see him drop from the prestigious top 4.

Meanwhile Rafael has all but secured the number 1 spot for the rest of the year, he’s almost 4,000 points ahead of Djokovic in 2nd and only has a handful of points to defend the rest of the year and his more than likely to increase his lead than be caught.

Juan Martin Del Potro continues to drop down the rankings having been injured for most of the year, he will drop out the top 10 for definite if he is not able to compete in the next two months and could well be out the top 20 soon.

Robin Soderling and Tomas Berdych rise to career highs of 5th and 8th respectively after good Wimbledon showings, unlike Andy Roddick who wasn’t able to match his success of last year at the All England club.

Special mention of Sam Querrey who enters the top 20 for the first time in his career. The Americans now have three players in the top 20, which has been done since the days of Pete Samprass.

ATP Rankings
Ranking Player Country Points
1 Rafael Nadal (ESP) 10745
2 Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6905
3 Roger Federer (SUI) 6885
4 Andy Murray (GBR) 5155
5 Robin Soderling (SWE) 4935
6 Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 4740
7 Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 4350
8 Tomas Berdych (CZE) 3845
9 Andy Roddick (USA) 3490
10 Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 3475
11 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3455
12 David Ferrer (ESP) 3100
13 Marin Cilic (CRO) 2865
14 Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 2700
15 Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 2215
16 Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) 2200
17 Gael Monfils (FRA) 1995
18 John Isner (USA) 1925
19 Sam Querrey (USA) 1910
20 Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 1880