Andy Murray continues to yo-yo between 3rd and 4th in the world rankings as he once again drops to 4th in the world. This time though the 4th position may be a little more permanent and he is more likely to fall further in the rankings than regain 3rd spot in the coming weeks.
Over the last three weeks Murray has lost nearly 1420 points after failing to defend his points from 2009 where he won the 1000 masters event in Miami and reached the final at the other 1000 masters event in Indian Wells. Murray suffered a 2nd round defeat in Miami and only managed to make the quarter finals in Indian wells.
Murray is now over 1000 points behind Rafael Nadal, nearly 200 points behind 2nd place Novak Djokovic and Roger Federe is almost 5000 point ahead of the Scot. Though the difference could have been worse if any of the top 4 had performed better in the 2 American Masters events.
Murray is now looking over his shoulder as Juan Martin Del Potro is just 100 points behind and Nikolay Davydenko only 500 points behind Murray. Andy Roddick, the winner in Miami is now within touching distance of the top 5 and only 1000 points behind Murray.
|5||Juan Martin Del Potro||(ARG)||5735|
|15||Juan Carlos Ferrero||(ESP)||2310|