Fourth Tennis Power Ranking 2014
Miami Crowns a New Number One
- Novak Djokovic – Nole ended 2013 on a streak. He’s back to his winning ways. Winning back-to-back Masters 1000 events by beating Federer and then Nadal in each final has Novak back to my top spot. Change since last ranking +1
- Rafael Nadal – He’s never won Miami despite a lot of fan support. Being a runner-up to Novak is no crime, but Novak’s recent form has pushed Nadal to second place. Change since last ranking -1
- Roger Federer – Roger’s loss after twice leading by a set and a break is a cause for concern. He has not played all that well in Miami (especially at night) in recent years. The clay season will be interesting for Roger. One wonder if Edberg and he want to save his legs for grass.
- Stanislas Wawrinka – His Australian Open title has him at #4, but his recent results have not been great.
- Tomas Berdych – He’s had a quietly good year in 2014. It is too bad he could not play his semifinal in Miami.
- Milos Raonic – The big Canadian beat Murray at Indian Wells and then took a set off of Rafa in Miami. There is a gap between the top 5 and everyone else. Milos appears to be #6 for the time being. Change since last ranking – Not Ranked
- Andy Murray – He splits with Lendl and has another pre-semifinal loss. Still, he showed some fight in a strange loss to Nole. Change since last ranking +1
- Kei Nishikori – Can he stay healthy? Change since last ranking – Not Ranked
- Alexandr Dolgopolov – His Indian Wells form continued to some extent in Miami.
- Kevin Anderson – The clay court swing will likely cause him to drop, but he has had a nice 2014. Change since last ranking – 3
Biggest Mover – Kevin Anderson – 3
Entered the Poll – Milos Raonic – Milos has had an interesting 2014. What can he do on clay? Kei Nishikori – He has game. Can he stay healthy?
Dropped Out of the Poll – Grigor Dimitrov – will he make good on his promising start to 2014?