I mentioned this in an earlier post, but i’ll give it its own special page. With his victory today at the BNP Parisbas Open, Roger Federer has moved past Novak Djokovic for the top ranking in 2012 points only.
Thus far, with three titles now and semifinals in Doha and the Australian Open, Federer has accrued 2,820 points in 2012. Australian Open winner Djokovic is second at 2,540.
Federer’s 2,820 is already more points than all but the Top 8 amassed last year! So Roger’s really racking them up this season.
In the 52-week ranking system, Federer remains ranked No. 3 behind Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal. But if he reaches the Sony Ericsson Open final Federer could overtake Nadal in the next rankings after Miami.
Also, i’m no mathematician but it appears Federer has a chance to become No. 1 BEFORE the French Open. However it’s an incredible longshot. The 30-year-old would have to win all four upcoming Masters 1000 events and have Djokovic completely falter. Highly unlikely.
And remember at the French Open, Federer beat Djokovic so he’ll have more points to defend in Paris than Novak. If things do continue to go well for Federer his big chance will come at Wimbledon and then the Olympics.
Here are the current ATP Rankings – 2012 points only:
1. Federer 2,820
2. Djokovic 2,540
3. Nadal 1,800
4. Ferrer 1,405
5. Del Potro 1,315
6. Murray 1,280
See the full list here.
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