Tennis Power Ranking 2017 #4: Nadal as the Count of Monte-Carlo

Nadal Needed No Escapes in Monte-Carlo Roger Federer – Roger stays at #1 for now, but his minimalist approach to clay in 2017 will likely not leave him at #1 beyond Madrid or Rome depending on who wins those events.   Rafael Nadal – Rafa holding 10 Monte-Carlo titles is insane.  It will take a clay court…

Tennis Power Ranking 2017 #3: Federer & Nadal Strike Back

Roger Federer – Roger Federer has salted away 4000 ranking points for 2017 by winning the Australian Open, Indian Wells, and Miami,  91 career titles mean that Federer needs 3 more to tie Ivan Lendl for second place in career titles.  Roger is likely to play a very limited clay court schedule so his position at…

Tennis Power Ranking 2017 #1: Federer as the Wizard of Oz

The First Tennis Power Ranking of 2017: Fedal Rise Andy Murray – Based upon his torrid finish to 2016 and his runner-up finish in Qatar Murray tenuously holds on to his #1 spot.  He did not handle the pressure of being the #1 seed at a Grand Slam particularly well. Novak Djokovic – Novak’s #2 spot is…

Final Power Ranking for 2016: Murray Surges to End the Year

Final Power Ranking for 2016 Andy Murray – Tune-in tomorrow to see who my player of the year for men is, but my Power Ranking’s unscientific approach is to weight to recent results the most.  Murray won every tournament match he played after the US Open including a win over Novak Djokovic to close the World…

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Stan Takes New York

10th Tennis Power Ranking of 2016 Novak Djokovic – Novak has not had the post Roland Garros victory lap he may have hoped for, but a title in Toronto and runner-up finish in New York keep him comfortably on top. Andy Murray – Murray followed up his strong Rio and solid Cincinnati events with an…

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

The 8th Tennis Power Ranking 0f 2016 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.   Andy Murray…

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Murray Cuts Novak’s Lead

The 7th Tennis Power Ranking of 2016 Novak Djokovic – Nole was the first man since 1992 to win the Australian Open and French Open in the same year.  Novak adds Masters 1000 titles at Indian Wells, Miami, and Madrid to his impressive 2016 results.  Novak’s title at Doha is worth 250 points and his…

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Novak Djokovic’s Hegemony

The 7th Tennis Power Ranking of 2016 Novak Djokovic – The world #1 just claimed his 4th consecutive major title!  His hold on the top spot is unquestioned.  There is a pretty big barrier between Novak and the field.   Andy Murray – Murray won Rome and was runner-up at both Roland Garros and Madrid.  He is…

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Novak Reigns in Spain?

The Fifth Tennis Power Ranking for 2016 He is the man Novak Djokovic – Novak bounced back from his loss at Monte Carlo with a strong showing in Madrid.  He lost only one set en route to his record 29th Masters 1000 Shield. Rafael Nadal – Rafa did lose to Andy Murray so staying second…