Dan Martin’s 2012 Power Rankings for the
Week of July 23 through July 29
1. Roger Federer – Fed has spent 288 weeks at #1 with at least a 289th week in the works.
2. Novak Djokovic – Novak won bronze in 2008. A gold medal would come with the #1 ranking.
3. Rafael Nadal – Rafa holds #3, but his withdrawing from the Olympic Games is going to at least temporarily upset the well ordered world of the ATP Tour.
4. Andy Murray – Can he return to the scene of his last near miss and win a medal for the Union Jack?
5. David Ferrer –Ferrer won his 5th title of 2012. He’s on his game and has a good shot at winning a medal in London.
6. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – Tsonga is the player in the best position to challenge the top 4. He nearly beat Nole in Paris and made a solid semifinal showing at Wimbledon.
7. Juan Martin del Potro – Delpo played well in his first three Wimbledon matches, but was dominated by Ferrer. Concerns about the big man’s knees are real.
8. Marin Cilic – A semifinal loss in Hamburg does not derail Cilic’s recent momentum.
9. Juan Monaco – The Argentine followed up a runner-up finish in Sweden with a title in Hamburg. Change from last ranking – New comer
10. Andy Roddick – Winning 2 of his past 3 tournaments has Roddick in my top 10. Roddick has had enough success on grass that he is going to be a dangerous opponent at the London Olympic games. Change from last ranking – New comer
New Comers – Juan Monaco and Andy Roddick
Dropped Out – John Isner and Philipp Kohlschreiber
Biggest Mover – N/A