Tennis Power Ranking 2017: Federer Takes Shanghai

Federer and Nadal Race to the End

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Juan Martin del Potro – Delpo played well enough in Shanghai to keep the 3rd slot.
  4. David Goffin – The little big man picked up a couple of titles after an injury induced layoff.  Change since last ranking – Not Ranked
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Kevin Anderson – Anderson’s US Open runner-up finish helps him land in th 7th slot.  Change since last ranking – 3
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

 

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