Thanks to his victory at the Australian Open Rafael Nadal stays the uncontested leader of the South African Airways 2009 ATP Ranking. With his 14260 points he still has a good lead over Federer with “only” 11000 points. Bad news for Djokovic last year’s Aussie Open winner though since he lost over 1500 points and is now almost 2000 points behind Federer. Last year’s finalist the French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost 7 rankings and finds himself at rank 14 now.
On the other hand we have some big winners of this year’s Aussie Open: Fernando Verdasco enters the TopTen,no.9, right behind Gilles Simon who is now the best ranked French tennis player.
Biggest jump after the Australian Open made Dudi Sela (ISR) who won 19 rankings and is now no. 87, and the biggest loss goes to Mikhail Youzhny who lost 22 ranks and fell down to no. 62.
South African Airways 2009 ATP Top Ten, Monday Feb. 2nd:
Rafael Nadal (ESP) 14260
Roger Federer (SUI) 11000
Novak Djokovic (SRB) 9010
Andy Murray (GBR) 7360
Nikolai Davydenko (RUS) 5030
Andy Roddick (USA) 4510
Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 4350
Gilles Simon (FRA) 4170
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 3480
David Nalbandian (ARG) 3395