Tennis Power Ranking 2019: Roland Garros Changes Our #1

Rafa Rises to Number 1 and a Lot of Other Shifts Prior to Grass Court Tennis Rafael Nadal – Rafa beat Novak to take Rome and then beat Thiem in the finals and Federer in the semifinals to further cement a singular fact about tennis – Do not Play Rafa on Clay Unless You Have…

2019 Post-Rome Power Ranking

Scramble on! 😱 Everything about this point is 👌 @DjokerNole @delpotrojuan #ibi19 pic.twitter.com/UvlxE0tfZR — Tennis TV (@TennisTV) May 17, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Novak Djokovic – Nole has been #1 in every 2019 Tennis Abides Power Ranking.  Certainly, Nadal got the better of him in Rome, but Novak picked up 1600 points in Madrid and Rome and is…

Tennis Power Ranking 2019: Novak Takes Madrid

With apologies to #NoleFam, I am a few days later getting this out there than I would have liked.  Also, multi-media content will be added later today. Novak Djokovic –  Novak Djokovic beat Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas to grab a lot of momentum and ranking points in Madrid.  He is also now tied for the…

Power Ranking 2019: Post-Miami and Pre-Clay Standings

Where Things Stand as Tennis Shifts to the Beaten Earth Novak Djokovic – His performance at the Australian Open was outstanding. That is enough to win the first phase of 2019 regardless of what has transpired since. Roger Federer – Winning Miami and Dubai as well as posting a runner-up finish at Indian Wells positions Federer in…

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…