Dan Martin’s 2012 Power Rankings for the
Week of June 11 through June 17
The French Open Reshapes My Top 10
1. Rafael Nadal - A French Open title, two Masters 1000 titles and 3 consecutive wins over Nole have Rafa moving into the top spot. Change from last ranking +1
2. Novak Djokovic – Nole surrenders the top spot in my non-binding Power Ranking. Nole should welcome a chance in surfaces. Change from last ranking – 1
3. Roger Federer – The Fed has won a lot of matches and tournaments since the 2011 US Open closed. Still, he is clearly behind two younger players. His confidence and mental toughness have dipped against Rafa and Nole too.
4. David Ferrer - A semifinal in Paris was rewarded with a beating from Rafa. I will be more kind and reward David with a slot in the top 4. Change from last ranking +1
5. Juan Martin del Potro - Delpo is looking solid so long as he can remain healthy. Confidence and health are all the stands between JMDP and the #3 ranking. Change from last ranking + 2
6. Tomas Berdych - If you are looking for a Wimbledon dark horse Berdych is a good candidate. In 2010, he beat Federer and Djokovic at SW19. Berdych has been solid in 2012 and will benefit from the surface change. Change from last ranking – 2
7. Andy Murray - What has happened to Andy’s promising start to 2012? I am predicting that the Lendl experiment will not last beyond the US Open.
8. Nicolas Almagro – He played Nadal as tough as anyone in the first 6 rounds of the French Open. Almagro’s serve and power give him a shot at a nice hard court season.
9. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - Tsonga turned his game on at the start of the 2011 grass court season. If he uses some momentum from the French Open, Tsonga could have a big remainder to the year. If he worries about defending points, Tsonga will struggle. Change from Last Ranking – Not Ranked
10. Milos Raonic – He played well enough in Paris to think he could have a big summer on surfaces that reward his serve a bit more. Change from last week – Not Ranked
Biggest Movers – Rafael Nadal moved to number 1 & Novak Djokovic dropped off of number 1
Dropped Out of the Rankings – Gilles Simon and Janko Tipsarevic
Entered the Rankings – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Milos Raonic