The final 2013 rankings were released yesterday updated with the weekend’s Davis Cup results which included both of Novak Djokovic singles victories. Djokovic narrowed the gap slightly but Rafael Nadal still finishes 2013 with a sizable 770 point lead in the final ATP Rankings.
With Nadal having no points to defend in the month of January and Djokovic facing an Australian Open title defense, the Spaniard is assured of maintaining the No. 1 spot through the Australian swing and even into March.
Rafa will begin dropping points in February with 400 total points coming off from both Vina del Mar (150) and Sao Paulo (250), which still won’t be enough for the Dubai-defending Djokovic to pass.
But the Serb can catapult back to No. 1 in March when Nadal has 500 points from Acapulco and 1,000 points from Indian Wells coming off.
So Djokovic could be back to No. 1 for Miami, although that’s assuming Novak defends titles in Melbourne (2,000 points) and Dubai (500 points) while Nadal struggles the month of January.
Final 2013 ATP Rankings
1 Rafael Nadal 13030
2 Novak Djokovic 12260
3 David Ferrer 5800
4 Andy Murray 5790
5 Juan Martin Del Potro 5255
6 Roger Federer 4205
7 Tomas Berdych 4180
8 Stanislas Wawrinka 3730
9 Richard Gasquet 3300
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3065
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