Who would have believed it? Surprise Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka leads all players in terms of 2014 points entering May. The Swiss who also added his maiden Masters 1000 event a few weeks ago in Monte Carlo, holds about a 500 point lead on No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the 2014 point standings.
The resurgent Roger Federer rank third while 52-week No. 1 Rafael Nadal is fourth.
Rising star Kei Nishikori is now ahead of David Ferrer after his first clay title yesterday in Barcelona and fellow youngster and Bucharest champ Grigor Dimitrov rounds out the Top 8.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is down at No. 12.
Wawrinka, who is No. 3 on the 52-week ranks, has three titles this year and is 20-3 overall.
ATP Race Rankings of of April 28, 2014
1 Wawrinka, Stanislas (SUI) 3,535
2 Djokovic, Novak (SRB), 3,050
3 Federer, Roger (SUI), 2,920
4 Nadal, Rafael (ESP), 2,865
5 Berdych, Tomas (CZE), 2,135
6 Nishikori, Kei (JPN), 1,525
7 Ferrer, David (ESP), 1,440
8 Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL), 1,355
9 Dolgopolov, Alexandr (UKR), 1,175
10 Fognini, Fabio (ITA), 1,150
11 Cilic, Marin (CRO), 1,125
12 Murray, Andy (GBR), 1,065
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