Novak Djokovic Now Leads The 2014 ATP Rankings
by Tom Gainey | March 31st, 2014, 9:32 am

Congrats to Novak Djokovic fans. The Miami title didn’t just put him ahead of Andre Agassi with 18 career Masters 1000 titles, but it also vaulted him to first place in the 2014 ATP Ranking, a spot Stanislas Wawrinka has held every week since his Australian Open title.

Miami and Australian Open finalist Rafael Nadal is second followed by the Swiss duo of Wawrinka and Roger Federer.

Djokovic is still ranked No. 2 in the 52-week ranking behind Rafael Nadal by about 2,000 points, a gap that the Serb could make up with a very strong clay season and a poor run by Nadal.

2014 ATP Race Rankings as of March 31:
1 Djokovic, Novak (SRB), 2,690
2 Nadal, Rafael (ESP), 2,595
3 Wawrinka, Stanislas (SUI), 2,470
4 Federer, Roger (SUI), 2,190
5 Berdych, Tomas (CZE), 2,045
6 Dolgopolov, Alexandr (UKR), 1,130
7 Ferrer, David (ESP), 1,080
8 Nishikori, Kei (JPN), 1,025
9 Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL), 1,015
10 Cilic, Marin (CRO), 1,010

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13 Comments for Novak Djokovic Now Leads The 2014 ATP Rankings

Ben Pronin Says:

“a poor run by Nadal.”


pigoonse Says:

Nice to see so many new names adorning the race rankings. Wawrinka, Dolgo, Nishikori, Dimitrov, Cilic..

Hope a couple of them can hang in there through the year.

RZ Says:

It’s only March, but these 10 guys could all be in the year-end top 10. Will be interesting to see how they do the rest of the year. Says:

I have a feeling Cilic and Ferrer are on their way out, Raonic and Murray will be on their way in.
We’ve finally a legitimate, well defined slate of up and comers.

Things have gotten much tougher for Rafa and Novak this year. Outside Murray and Fed, Del Potro and Tsonga have fallen off as credible challenges, while Wawrinka, and the Young Four have arisen.

I think it will be a longer trip to the finals for those two in 2014.

RZ Says:

@Tennis Vagabond – I didn’t even notice that Murray wasn’t on there. Doh! There goes my theory that these 10 guys above are the year-end top 10. I’m banking on Murray being back in the top 5 by November (barring injury). I agree that Raonic could be in the top 10 too.

Giles Says:

Don’t forget Grigor and Kei.

Giles Says:

Sorry, they are in the top 10, overlooked that. I think these two will have a good run in quite a few tourneys.

RogNadFan Says:

@ Tennis Vagabond-
I really think Cilic will hang in very close this year. The Dog will more likely be out, even though the played good this March.

Nitesh Says:

The difference between rafa & djokovic shows how much they are separated as players

madmax Says:

It’s really exciting. Everything “feels” so Close between the top 5 right now. It’s like anything can happen.

Delpotro should be there as well. Just goes to show that things can happen, the unexpected, in the blink of an Eye.

madmax Says:

Atp rankings are close. Top four are not separated by many points at all. Anything can happen over the next couple of months. Says:

RogNadFan, I know Cilic has streaks some time where he seems a legit top ten player, but I think he’s been around long enough, like Gulbis, that we should not be fooled. I could be wrong about both, but they seem like top ten toe dippers.

Alexandra Says:

Everything is still pretty close, so not much to chose from right now.
What do you consider a poor run on clay by Rafa? Just asking. I expect Djokovic to take over the No.1 during the clay court season. Rafa can’t practically win points anywere, can only lose them while Djokovic can make up a lot, especially Madrid. Djokovic will take advantage of his run at the end of the year now.
Good to see some new names in the list even though it’s still very early in the year.

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