Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Post-Melbourne Rankings: Rafa Plummets, Djoko World Number 2

For the longest time we all talked about how bad a ranking system the WTA has, but after the Australian Open, the new ATP ranking order looks much more messed up than the ladies.


1 Federer, Roger (SUI) 11,350
2 Djokovic, Novak (SRB) 8,310
3 Murray, Andy (GBR) 7,800
4 Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 7,670
5 Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG) 6,400
6 Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS) 5,290
7 Roddick, Andy (USA) 4,150
8 Soderling, Robin (SWE) 3,375
9 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried (FRA) 3,235
10 Cilic, Marin (CRO) 2,970

We all know what's wrong with this. Due to being forced to retire in the quarters down under, Rafael Nadal lost a big chunk of the ranking points he earned with his Aussie Open title in 2009. Sorry Novak, but there is no way in hell that Nadal is the 4th best player in the world. Stupid rankings.

Anyways, Fernando Verdasco was bumped out of the top 10 to no. 12, but not much other movement besides that. Also, congrats to Marin Cilic on entering the top 10!


1 Serena Williams (USA) 9,195
2 Dinara Safina (RUS) 6,480
3 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 5,995
4 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 5,861
5 Venus Williams (USA) 5,526
6 Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 4,960
7 Elena Dementieva (RUS) 4,705
8 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 3,845
9 Agnieszka Radwanksa (POL) 3,605
10 Li NA (CHN) 3,500

Slight movement around the top, with Wozzi and Kuzzie swapping spots, Venus re-entering the top 5, Azarenka moving 1 spot up and Elena dropping a few, but nothing major. The big story, though, is Li Na advancing 7 spots to become the 1st Chinese woman to reach the top 10.

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