Dan Martin’s 2012 Power Rankings for the
Week of August 13 through August 19
1. Roger Federer – Federer has won 5 titles in 2012. Cincinnati could lead to a new #1 in my rankings as well as in the ATP rankings.
2. Novak Djokovic – Winning his 2nd consecutive Rogers Cup has Djokovic looking solid now that he is back on hard courts. Cincinnati and the US Open loom as he has 2600 points to defend at these events. Change from last week +1
3. Andy Murray – Andy did not do anything wrong this week other than make an understandable exit from the Rogers Cup. Still, Novak deserved to move up so someone had to move down. A win in Cincy might propel Murray to #1 in my poll. Change from last week -1
4. Rafael Nadal – Withdrawing from the Olympic games and two Masters 1000 events has Rafa in a bit of a free fall. A lot has changed since the French Open ended and Rafa was #1 in my power ranking.
5. Juan Martin del Potro – The bronze medalist lost an epic match to Roger Federer, but he rebounded to claim Argentina’s first medal of 2012.
6. David Ferrer –Ferrer is co-leader on tour this year with 5 titles. His Olympic games were not perfect, but grass is not his best surface.
7. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – Tsonga won an epic match with Milos Raonic. His solid play in Paris and semifinal at Wimbledon has Tsonga solidly in my top 10.
8. Marin Cilic – He’s been strong as of late despite a loss to a game Hewitt in London.
9. Richard Gasquet – I have been down on Gasquet at times. He has seemed unpredictable. The past few months have changed Gasquet’s reputation as he’s become much more steady. His runner-up finish at the Rogers Cup came on the heels of an Olympic bronze medal in doubles. Maybe things are looking up for the talented Gasquet. Change since last week – Newcomer
10. Janko Tipsarevic – Tipsy is hard not to like, and he has posted a number of nice results in 2012. I’d like to see him make a solid showing in New York to verify his high ranking on the ATP computer. Change since last week – Newcomer
Newcomers – Richard Gasquet and Janko Tipsarevic
Dropped Out – Juan Monaco and Milos Raonic
Biggest Mover – Novak Djokovic +1