Two Months Into The Season, David Ferrer Is No. 2 In the 2013 Race Rankings!
by Staff | March 4th, 2013, 1:14 am

We are just two months into the 2013 season but it’s never too early to take a peak at the rankings, especially the current year rankings. After his Dubai win, we know Novak Djokovic is dominating No. 2 ranked Roger Federer, now by 3,745 points (and the Swiss has 1000 to defend at Indian Wells), but in the 2013 standings it’s actually a much closer and he’s being chased by an unlikely fellow, David Ferrer.

The No. 2 Ferrer trails Novak by 780 points so he could overtake the Serb if things break right at Indian Wells (he’d have to win the title and Novak not reach the quarterfinals). So point-wise, Ferrer’s somewhat surprisingly had the second best start to the season, then Australian Open finalist Andy Murray followed by Dubai finalist Tomas Berdych and then Roger Federer.

Kei Nishikori and Richard Gasquet have also gotten off fast starts at No. 8 and 9, respectively. A pair of unlikely champions are firmly in the Top 30, for now. Nadal’s conqueror in Chile, Horacio Zeballos, is No. 16 while Sunday’s Delray Beach victor Ernests Gulbis climbed to No. 27.

On the other end, those “playing down” at the moment include Janko Tipsarevic who is No. 18, John Isner is No. 41, Alexandr Dolglopolov is way down at No. 78 and Fernando Verdasco isn’t even on the first page, he’s at No. 115. But that’s still better than being on the third page like the No. 207 David Goffin.

Much will change this month with two major events at Indian Wells and Miami. Indian Wells begins on Thursday with the men’s main draw released on Tuesday (women’s tomorrow).

March 4 ATP RACE Standings
1 Djokovic, Novak (SRB), 2,540
2 Ferrer, David (ESP),1,760
3 Murray, Andy (GBR), 1,450
4 Berdych, Tomas (CZE), 1,010
5 Federer, Roger (SUI), 990
6 Nadal, Rafael (ESP), 900
7 Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG), 815
8 Nishikori, Kei (JPN), 770
9 Gasquet, Richard (FRA), 765
10 Almagro, Nicolas (ESP), 675

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9 Comments for Two Months Into The Season, David Ferrer Is No. 2 In the 2013 Race Rankings!

Michael Says:

There is much Tennis to be played going ahead. I do think the top four would qualify for the Year end tour finals. Roger has a lot of points to defend. Next he has Indian Wells, Madrid and then Wimbledon. So, he will be having a tough time retaining his No.2 position. Rafa on the other end, would have everything to gain after the French Open. Murray will have his task cut out and he might be relegated to No.3 while Novak will hold all the aces considering that he made a number of finals last year where he lost to who, except Nadal in clay courts and even to Murray at the US Open. So, he must be sitting pretty considering the level of his play today which is head and shoulders above the rest.

Brando Says:

Ranking’s do NOT lie- they tell us like it is.

They all deserve to be where they are ranked as they have earned it.

This goes for FERRER also at no.2 in the race, well deserved for an excellent player.

IMHO, there is close to ZERO chance of nole losing no.1 rank this year.

I think that ONLY ANDY MURRAY is his most realistic and closest rival for that honour. Yet, can Andy consistently reach AT LEAST SF tourny after tourny like nole does with seemingly great ease, as that is what he has to do in order to stand a genuine chance of being no.1.

Personally, i just doubt it.

jane Says:

Interesting: Berdych is 4th? Didn’t know that.

Sirius Says:


why forget ur man? he has shown terrific form

Brando Says:


I would NEVER forget rafa, LOL!

But for the points i was making there was no need to include him really.

Rafa, IMHO, is on the right track and he’s improving with every match.

That along with the fact that he is back playing the sport he loves is MORE THAN ENOUGH for me and many rafa fans.

Everything else is a bonus really.

Sirius Says:


i don’t know much about his improvement, how much he can improve his game from now on, really. from what i’ve seen from the ferrer match, i can tell that rafa played brilliant and almost at his highest level. otherwise, it wouldn’t be a demolition. but its only my observation.

i think he is back now and will entertain you guys with the tennis you’ve missed since the french open last year. just hope that he plays throughout this season and also the coming ones

Brando Says:


Thanks for the nice words re rafa.

‘ just hope that he plays throughout this season and also the coming ones’

A TRUE WISH of a genuine tennis fan! :-)

Sirius Says:

^ you are welcome. though i don’t know if i’m a genuine tennis fan, i don’t think i am, but thanks anyway for calling me one :)

would like to add that i’ve missed the fedal matches. hopefully we’ll get some this year

scineram Says:

What is surprising? He was semifinalist in Melbourne and won a couple of tournaments. Being any lower would be surprising.

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