Final Power Ranking for 2018

 Novak Djokovic – I am sure Nole would have loved to have grabbed the big trophies in Paris and London to end the year.  Still, his Wimbledon and US Open triumphs as well as solving the riddle of Cincinnati more than place him atop men’s tennis for 2018.   On the plus side, finishing the year with…

Tennis Power Ranking 2018: Federer on Top and DelPo Rising

Melbourne and Indian Wells Roger Federer – The Swiss veteran has added a 20th major, a title at Rotterdam, and a new stint at #1.  His runner-up finish at Indian Wells suggests that duels are in his future.  The big question is whether he plays the clay season or not. Juan Martin del Potro – JMDP won…

Power Ranking 2017: Post-US Open World Order

Rafael Nadal Solidifies his #1 Status in the ATP Rankings and the Tennis Abides Power Ranking Rafael Nadal – Rafa has had the best year of any player in 2017.  He has 2 majors, 2 Masters 1000 titles, 1 500 level title, and a number of strong runner-up finishes.  It is possible that Federer could go…

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: Murray’s Italian Offensive

The Sixth Tennis Power Ranking for 2016 Novak Djokovic – Novak would have stayed at #1 had he lost his first match in Rome. In that respect, his wins over Rafa and Nishikori bolster his position.  Rafa’s game effort, Kei being tough, and Murray winning in Rome make his road to Paris look more interesting though….

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…

Power Ranking 2016: Djokovic Owns Miami

Tennis Power Ranking 2016 #3: Miami Novak Djokovic Still Dominates Tennis Novak Djokovic – Novak Djokovic is occupying a niche rarely occupied in any sport. He is far and away better than every other practitioner of his sport right now. Milos Raonic – Milos’ play in the first portion of 2016 places him in a distant…