There’s a new leader for the year-end No. 1 ranking, and his name is Rafael Nadal. After missing the first month of the year, Nadal has stormed back to the tour winning six titles in eight events including his last three in Barcelona, Madrid and yesterday in Rome.
All the titles have finally moved Nadal, almost unimaginably, past Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic and into the sole lead in the 2013 ATP points only rankings.
Nadal is now ahead of Djokovic by 690 points. And he’s almost tripled rival Roger Federer’s point total! Federer, though, did have a nice bounce from 11 to No. 6 after reaching the Madrid final.
Nadal has won 5,000 of a maximum 5,500 points, losing only in the Vina Del Mar and Monte Carlo finals.
Also moving up were Benoit Paire 11 spots to No. 17 and Jerzy Janowicz leaped 41 places to No. 44.
2013 Points Only ATP Rankings (May 20)
1 Nadal, Rafael (ESP), 5,000
2 Djokovic, Novak (SRB), 4,310
3 Murray, Andy (GBR), 2,910
4 Ferrer, David (ESP), 2,880
5 Berdych, Tomas (CZE), 2,405
6 Federer, Roger (SUI), 1,860
7 Wawrinka, Stanislas (SUI), 1,670
8 Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG), 1,605
9 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried (FRA), 1,600
10 Gasquet, Richard (FRA), 1,495
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