Dan Martin’s 2012 Power Rankings for the
Week of April 1 through April 6
1. Novak Djokovic – Novak is clearly the number one player in the world. I should not have picked against him in the Sony Ericsson final.
2. Roger Federer – Fed’s titles in Dubai, Rotterdam and Indian Wells have him holding the number two spot, but had Rafa not pulled out injured I think a loss to Roddick would drop Roger.
3. Rafael Nadal – An Australian Open runner-up finish and semifinal finishes in Indian Wells and Miami are solid, but how healthy is Rafa?
4. Andy Murray – How much can Andy’s psyche take. Near misses have to be undermining his confidence. Still, he reached the final in Miami. Change from last week + 1.
5. David Ferrer – Ferrer has played great tennis in 2012. Change from last week +1.
6. Juan Martin del Potro – Delpo reached the quarters in Miami, but losing to Ferrer gives David the leg up this week. Change from last week -2.
7. Nicolas Almagro – Almagro is playing well enough to hold his spot.
8. John Isner – He has no points to defend until Newport so John needs to let it fly on clay.
9. Juan Monaco -If Monaco gets a favorable draw or at least a manageable draw, I think he will be in the final eight at the 2012 French Open.
10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga –Hanging in there based on his title in Qatar. Change from last week – 1.
Dropped Out – Milos Raonic – He has two titles and one runner-up in 2012, but the injury bug is troubling.