Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Novak Wins Toronto for 30th Shield!

The 8th Tennis Power Ranking 0f 2016

  1. Novak Djokovic – His serve at times looked shaky in Toronto, but his win gives Novak a record 30th Masters 1000 shield and 1000 extra points in his lead over Andy Murray.  His wins over Berdych, Monfils, and Nishikori all make Wimbledon a more distant memory.  

  2. Andy Murray – Murray was MIA in Canada, but he is playing practice sets with Rafael Nadal to gear up for another olympic run.    
  3. Milos Raonic – Raonic got to the quarterfinal round in Toronto, but he didn’t take as much advantage as he might have with Murray skipping Canada and Novak’s serve looking a little shaky.  
  4. Tomas Berdych – Berdych reached the quarterfinal round in Toronto, but squandered some chances versus Novak Djokovic.  
  5. Gael Monfils – Monfils won Washington, DC and reached the semifinal round of Toronto by beating Milos Raonic on Canadian turf.  Monfils came back to earth in his match versus Novak Djokovic, but he had a good two weeks.  Change since last ranking – not ranked
  6. Kei Nishikori – Kei rebounded from an injury induced exit from Wimbledon with a runner-up finish in Toronto.  Change since last ranking – not ranked
  7. Dominic Thiem – He has not done much since Wimbledon began, but not a lot has happened since Wimbledon for many players.  Change since last ranking – 2
  8. Stan Wawrinka – Stan played well enough in Toronto to make the semifinal round, but he did not play that well versus Kei Nishikori.  Change since last ranking + 2
  9. Ivo Karlovic – Dr. Ivo’s entry into the top 10 has a lot to do with his title in Newport and runner-up finish in Washington, DC.  He did notch a win over Marin Cilic in Toronto as well.  I don’t expect Ivo to stay in the top 10, but he has played well in North America as of late.  Change since last ranking – not ranked
  10. David Goffin – Goffin is not playing great tennis, but so many players skipped Toronto for real and dubious reasons that he remains in the top 10.  Change since last ranking – 1

 

Biggest Gain – Stan Wawrinka + 2

Biggest Drop – Dominic Thiem – 2

Entered the Poll – Gael Monfils, Kei Nishikori, and Ivo Karlovic

Dropped out of the Poll – Roger Federer, Richard Gasquet, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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