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Federer and Nadal Race to the End
- Rafael Nadal – Rafa’s title in Beijing and runner-up finish in Shanghai keep him at #1, but Roger Federer has 4 wins at 4 big events over Rafa this year. It is a bit like 2006.
- Roger Federer – Can Federer catch Nadal on the computer? Should he even try? At his age, Federer may not want to play Basel, Paris, and London to end the year.
- Juan Martin del Potro – Delpo played well enough in Shanghai to keep the 3rd slot.
- David Goffin – The little big man picked up a couple of titles after an injury induced layoff. Change since last ranking – Not Ranked
- Grigor Dimitrov – He played well in Shanghai and pushed Rafa. Dimitrov has the tools to step up to a degree in a depleted field. He has to find what he did in January and in Cincinnati and replicate that. Change since last ranking +3
- Marin Cilic – Cilic played well in Shanghai. He seems unable to make an impression on Rafa. That is a problem. Change since last ranking – Not Ranked
- Kevin Anderson – Anderson’s US Open runner-up finish helps him land in th 7th slot. Change since last ranking – 3
- Sam Querrey – Querrey has not done a lot since the US Open ended, but his form in 2017 has been the best of his career. Change since last ranking – 3
- Alexander “Sascha” Zverev – His potential is tantalizing, and his results have at times been really good. Can he find the consistency needed to upgrade to the top-tier on the tour? Change since last ranking – 2
- Denis Shapovalov – His play in Montreal and New York give the Canadian a slot in the top 10.
Biggest Gain – Grigor Dimitrov +3
Biggest Loss – Kevin Anderson and Sam Querrey – 3
Entered the Poll – Marin Cilic and David Goffin
Dropped Out – Grigor Dimitrov and Pablo Carreno Busta
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) October 15, 2017