US Open 2019: New Power Ranking Lands Rafa at #1

Tennis Power Ranking 2019:

Post-US Open Suffling

Venus rd 1

  1. Rafael Nadal – Rafa won his 4th US Open title and also took home the big trophy in Montreal.  Rafa is #1 here and will soon be #1 on the ATP computer.
  2. Novak Djokovic – Djokovic’s epic Wimbledon title gives him 1/2 of 2019’s major haul.  His shoulder is a point of concern, but the top two are pretty clear.
  3. Daniil Medvedev – The Russian came close to taking a maiden major.  He also posted runner-up finishes in DC and Montreal while claiming Cincinnati. He is a player on the move.
  4. Roger Federer – Roger concluded his 2019 major campaign with an 18-4 record.  He also owns 3 tournament titles this year.  He did not grab a 21st major, but he is one of the most relevant players on tour even if his age shows from time to time.
  5. Grigor Dimitrov – The US Open reinvigorated his year even if he came up short in the semifinal round.  He has some momentum.  Can that carry over into 2020?
  6. Matteo Berrettini – This power player has a bright future ahead of him and like Dimitrov has momentum coming out of NY.
  7. Diego Schwartzman – He is at times outgunned on the court, but Schwartzman is always fighting and grabs wins that one would think might be out of reach.
  8. David Goffin – He did reach the Cincinnati final, but that showing plus getting drilled by Federer are not great signs.
  9. Gael Monfils – He made a nice run at the US Open.  His game is aging well like a few others on this list.
  10. Roberto Bautista Agut – His Wimbledon semifinal run keeps him in my current top 10.

 

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