Rafael Nadal Overtakes Novak Djokovic For No. 1 In 2012 ATP Rankings Race
With his seventh French Open title Rafael Nadal has moved ahead of rival Novak Djokovic in the 2012 point only ATP Rankings. While Djokovic extended his point lead in the 52-week rankings to 2,220 points, at nearly the halfway point Nadal is now ahead of the Serb by 630 points for this season.
Nadal and Djokovic have split the first two Grand Slams, but the Spaniard won two clay masters events trumping Djokovic’s one at Miami.
The No. 1 race is still a long from from being decided, though. There are still plenty of points to be had this year with Wimbledon and the US Open, both offering 2,000 points to the winner, four 1,000 point Masters events, the 1,500 point London Finals and the Olympics which awards 750 points to the gold medalist.
The current Top 5 2012 points only:
1 Nadal, Rafael (ESP), 6,750
2 Djokovic, Novak (SRB), 6,120
3 Federer, Roger (SUI), 4,945
4 Ferrer, David (ESP), 3,300
5 Murray, Andy (GBR), 2,600
The final standings of the race will determine the year-end ATP No. 1 ranked player in November.
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