Tennis Power Ranking 2014: Roland Garros is in the Books

2014 Power Ranking #7 – Roland Garros

  1. Rafael Nadal – Rafa entered Roland Garros with a few questions swirling around his level of play.  He answered those questions and made history.  Change since last ranking +1  

  2. Novak Djokovic – Nole had a good run to his second Roland Garros final in 3 years.  Novak’s form was not perfect on Sunday.  He will be hoping for some quick redemption on the grass courts.  Change since last ranking -1
  3. Andy Murray – Andy won two five set battles and beat Fernando Verdasco as well.  The good news is that Rome and Paris seem to indicate that Andy is closing in on his pre-back surgery form.  Moving off of clay is also good news for Andy.  The bad news is that the gap between #2 and #3 looks massive to me.  Change since last ranking +5
  4. David Ferrer – Despite his curious effort in the final two sets versus Nadal, Ferrer looked solid in Paris.  Change since last ranking +1
  5. Milos Raonic – The big serving Canadian has been very solid in Masters 1000 events this year.  He just added his first ever Grand Slam quarterfinal.  Change since last ranking + 2  

  6. Stanislas Wawrinka – Winning the Australian Open and Monte Carlo kept Wawrinka from dropping further, but his first round loss was not a good result even if his draw was not ideal.  Change since last ranking -3 
  7. Roger Federer –  Roger played well enough in his first three matches and did not roll over for an in-form Ernests Gulbis.  Change since last ranking – 2
  8. Ernests Gulbis – This guy is for good or for ill a character.  He played quite well in reaching his first Grand Slam semifinal.  He’s also posted a number of good results in 2014 at other events.  Change since last ranking – not ranked 
  9. Tomas Berdych – He was steady enough to reach the quarterfinal round, but Berdych got beaten badly by Gulbis.  Change since last ranking +1
  10. Kei Nishikori – His health may end up holding him back.  Change since last ranking – 1  

Entered the Poll – Ernests Gulbis – He should be interesting this summer.  

Dropped out of the Poll – Grigor Dimitrov – Losing to Dr. Ivo is no sin, but he had just beaten the Big Man in Rome.  To lose in straight sets in Paris seemed like a lapse.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Django Reinhart says:

    I think Dimitrov is way over-rated. What has he won? What has he done? How old is he? I think he better win something significant soon.

    1. Dan Martin says:

      He has won 3 tournaments (all 250 level) in the past 52 weeks & got to the Aussie Open quarters w/ a 4 set win over Raonic in the 3rd round and then lost to Rafa in 4 sets in the Quarters. Gulbis has beaten Dimitrov a few times as well. He’s had a good year, but he needs consistency to become very good.

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