Rafael Nadal Has A Double Digit Ranking For First Time In 10 Years
by Tom Gainey | June 9th, 2015, 8:51 am

After failing to defend his French Open title last week, Rafael Nadal saw his ATP ranking fall into the double digits for the first time in ten years yesterday.

As of the Monday, June 8 ranking, Nadal is now No. 10, his lowest mark since the week of April 18, 2005 when he was No. 11. The good news is Rafa only has 180 points to defend from a Wimbledon four round and a few more points from the fall to defend the rest of the year. Provided he plays a full schedule, he should move higher during the summer hardcourts and into the end of the year.

Nadal still ranks higher on the 2015 points race at No. 8.

Nadal now turns his focus to grass. This week he’s in the new Stuttgart grass event.

“Last year I didn’t play bad on grass,” Nadal said last week in Paris. ‘I played a good Wimbledon. I had a good chance to be in quarterfinals. I lost a match that I could win.”

Nadal will play Marcos Baghdatis tomorrow.

Latest ATP 52-week rankings
1 Djokovic, Novak (SRB) 13,845
2 Federer, Roger (SUI) 9,415
3 Murray, Andy (GBR) 7,040
4 Wawrinka, Stan (SUI) 5,835
5 Nishikori, Kei (JPN) 5,570
6 Berdych, Tomas (CZE) 5,050
7 Ferrer, David (ESP) 4,490
8 Raonic, Milos (CAN) 4,440
9 Cilic, Marin (CRO) 3,460
10 Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 2,930

Latest ATP 2015 Race rankings
1 Djokovic, Novak (SRB) 7,585
2 Murray, Andy (GBR) 4,480
3 Wawrinka, Stan (SUI) 4,230
4 Berdych, Tomas (CZE) 3,210
5 Ferrer, David (ESP) 2,915
6 Federer, Roger (SUI) 2,825
7 Nishikori, Kei (JPN) 2,750
8 Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 2,560

9 Raonic, Milos (CAN) 1,540
10 Monfils, Gael (FRA) 1,255

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28 Comments for Rafael Nadal Has A Double Digit Ranking For First Time In 10 Years

brando Says:

Tis the cycle of life as a sportsman. Downs and ups.

sienna Says:

Arrogance is a virtue when Nadal makes such statements I guess?
Double digit.Double standard.
“A match I could have won”

WTF is het trying to say? Could have…would have…should have…

Fed should have won 2008 Wimbly final if not for the Mono.
Rafa has had enough lucky shots to keep away from could haves….

AndyMira Says:

Well..we rafa fan asked him to give us the La Decima at the FO instead he gave this..at least it’s the same number..he!he!

Hippy Chick Says:

Brando just wondering if you saw my post on the other thread?….

Hippy Chick Says:

Im just wondering what it was that Rafa actually that could be considered as arrogant by Sienna,but i guess some would find a negative in everything he says or does,the guy cant win?….

brando Says:

Lmao: did Sienna actually mention the word virtue. Lol.

roy Says:

too much is being made out of this. he missed, what, three masters and a slam end of last year. if he’d played a full season it might be an indicator. but he didn’t.

sienna Says:

Not a problem. They have given year to date points.
so he is up to #8 only a few points behind federer.

Of course the clay is over so normally he would be higher for he is not known to score heavy on fastcourts recent years.

So does he make O2 without many claypoints?

skeezer Says:

there is much out of this. based on his history and especially of late, can he ever play a full season again? Or if he does decide to play a full year and all the tournaments, at what cost?

Giles Says:

skeezer. And you are concerned because??

brando Says:

Who said rafa would not get to 10 at the end of roland garros. Haha, egg on you face no. 10, la Dec……..ooh.

Markus Says:

Nice spin, brando. Yes, Nadal gets a 10…and a 10 for you, too.

Hippy Chick Says:

Dont much care where hes ranked,10 i dont care about,the number im after is 15,wherever that may be as in GS,OK so he has to face one of the top players earlier than he used to,and has to do it the hard way,but then again nothing worth while ever did come easily anyway?….

Markus Says:

Hippy Chick, I’m not a sage but to predict that Nadal will get to 10 and 15 is not too much of a stretch. It won’t take long until your sad days (well, I don’t even think you are sad) are over.

RZ Says:

Even a mediocre (by Nadal’s standards) rest-of-the year should see his ranking go up as he has so few points to defend. I expect he would have a better Wimbledon this year so he would pick up some points right there.

Snowbird Says:

@RZ, I agree with you. Rafa could probably win a few matches and maybe a tournament in the Asian Swing, which would definitely push him in the top 8. It’s so strange seeing double digits next to his name on the rankings. I only hope that nothing else happens to Rafa health-wise. God knows he’s had more than his share of illness and injuries.

chris ford1 Says:

Well, it pretty well takes Nadal out of making it back into Top 3 anytime soon. His Euro clay bastion has always been his main source of points and he got skunked almost.
Might make Top 8, but Nadal and O2 and Djokovic means he only has another year of indoors failure awaiting him if he does show.

One thing STans victory did and Murray playing so well is that Djoker is not unassailable. Unless he wins Wimbledon, his point margin goes down a lot. Muzz or Stan win it and we see a chance Nole might not finish the year as #1.

danica Says:

This is such a no story. Rafa didn’t play half a year last season. From now on, the only way for him is UP.

Hippy Chick Says:

Markus thanks and exactly,i dont take it for granted that he will get to 15 but yeah its not too much of a stretch to see it as a possibility,and me sad NAH maybe on the occasion as i suffer with depression anyway,but its all good Rafa has 15 GS and multiple ones on all surfaces,and only Roger has more,and Andy seems to be back to the 2013 level that won him Wimbledon,onwards and upwards….

Hippy Chick Says:

Sorry Rafa has 14 GS LOL,that was me talking about 15….

sienna Says:

Yeah it hasn’t sunk in yet with his fans.

Talking bout 15 slams and claiming he will rise the rankings because he didn’t play last year.
Both are wrong of course. He is stuck on 14 and no slamholder. He is#8 in race and clay is over.

He might have a 2013 second part . then he would be top 3 but is it really obvious he would do that?
I think he will get similar results or even less.

KatH Says:

As we are all guessing – I think Nadal’s next GS is FO. He will need this year to be consistent and raise his ranking -while it is not impossible to win from a lower ranking, it is more difficult – unless your name is Stan

Markus Says:

Hippy Chick, I read Andrew Solomon’s “The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression”. It gave me an insight on what somebody with depression goes through. Fortunately, there are many things that can help people with depression now, especially medications. Take care of yourself and try not to leave Tennis-X again. It can help free your mind off the anxiety and tension in the real world. It’s not always pleasant here but none in a really harmful way. Posters argue, fight, insult and irritate but tennis binds as all together. We’re all the same here, just different outlooks and different ways of expressing them.

Hippy Chick Says:

Sienna jeez woman do you have to make a federal case out of everything?it was a slip of the virtual tongue when i said 15,maybe he is stuck on 14 as you say,or maybe he will win more personally i dont know,i will go into my gypsy caravan and look into my crystal ball as unlike yourself and some other posters here i dont what the future holds,and to be honest i am quite happy with 14,its as many as Sampras,and only Roger has more,im happy with his legacy whatever happens next….

Hippy Chick Says:

Markus many thanks for those kind words,i might take the odd break here or there,but i will always be back….

sienna Says:

I don’t hold it against you.
It just shows how deep it goes. You were counting this slam.
Never take one for granted.

Hippy Chick Says:

^As i said it was a slip of the virtual tongue,a mistake,i dont ever take anything for granted in this life^….

danica Says:

don’t pay attention. It was obvious it was an honest mistake. I rather don’t understand that someone would actually take that a made a comment about it. Speaks volumes about them ;)

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