First Power Ranking of 2013

Dan Martin’s 2013 Power Ranking #1 

Post Australian Open Ranking

1.  Novak Djokovic – Nole won the Australian Open in convincing style to pick up where he left off in my rankings.

2.  Andy Murray – He is playing quite well, just not quite well enough to have won the first major of the year.  Change since last ranking +1

3.  Roger Federer – The semifinal round down under has been a tough one for Roger.  He’s lost in that spot to Marat Safin in 2005, to Djokovic in 2008 and 2011, to Nadal in 2012 and to Andy Murray in 2013.  Change since last ranking – 1

4.  David Ferrer – He’s doing all of the right things, but Ferrer was outclassed in the Australian Open semifinal.

5.  Rafael Nadal – The biggest x-factor for the 2013 season.  He could be pushing Djokovic for tour supremacy or he could be slow to work his way back into form.

6.  Tomas Berdych – The big man might have had a chance after Nole went 5 sets with Wawrinka, but a 4 set loss was his reward.

7.  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – A 5 set quarterfinal loss leaves Tsonga looking to move up in 2013.  Change since last ranking – Unranked

8.  Richard Gasquet – He won a tune-up for the Australian Open and reached the round of 16 down under.  Change since last ranking +1

9.  Juan Martin del Potro – Not a great start to 2013 for JMDP.  Change since last ranking -2

10.  Jeremy Chardy – His quarterfinal showing in Melbourne helps him to break into the top 10.  Change since last ranking – Unranked

Biggest Mover – Juan Martin del Potro -2 

Dropped Out – Marin Cilic and Radek Stepanek

Entered the Rankings – Jeremy Chardy and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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