WIMBLEDON – Title No. 8 was very good for Roger Federer’s other numbers.
He is back at No. 3 in the ATP Tour rankings this week.
And he is the second player,after Rafael Nadal, to qualify for the ATP Tour Finals in London in October.
Nadal is less than 300 points behind Andy Murray at No. 2. And Federer is just 1,200 points behind. The Brit is already resigned to losing the No. 1 spot sooner rather than later. He’s already said he hasn’t played well enough to even deserve it at this juncture.
The Spaniard has just 90 points to defend from Cincinnati a year ago. He didn’t play the Canadian tournament. So the change could come sooner rather than later, with the other two, and Novak Djokovic, question marks for the Rogers Cup.
The last time Nadal was ranked No. 1 was just before Wimbledon three years ago.
Players on the Upswing
Gilles Muller (LUX): No. 26 —————–> No. 22** (The best tennis of his career, at age 34)
Sam Querrey (USA): No. 28 —————–> No. 23
Kevin Anderson (RSA): No. 42 —————–> No. 39
Benoit Paire (FRA): No. 46 —————–> No. 37
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB): No. 63 —————–> No. 55
Jared Donaldson (USA): No. 67 —————–> No. 58**
Vasek Pospisil (CAN): No. 73 —————–> No. 66
Dudi Sela (ISR): No. 90 —————–> No. 73
Andrey Rublev (RUS): No. 95 —————–> No. 74**
Ruben Bemelmans (BEL): No. 124 —————–> No. 96
Jerzy Janowicz (POL): No. 141 —————–> No. 107
Sebastian Ofner (GER): No. 217 —————–> No. 156 (Qualified and beat Jack Sock at Wimbledon)
Viktor Galovic (CRO): No. 491 —————–> No. 224** (out of nowhere, the Croat goes from the qualies to the title in Recanati, then reaches the final in Braunschweig, Germany the next week)
Nicola Kuhn (ESP): No. 501 —————–> No. 242** (17-year-old wins the Braunschweig Challenger out of the qualifying)
** Career highs
Players on the Downswing
Stan Wawrinka (SUI): No. 3 —————–> No. 5
Milos Raonic (CAN): No. 7 —————–> No. 9
David Ferrer (ESP): No. 39 —————–> No. 46 (his lowest ranking since March, 2005)
Bernard Tomic (AUS): No. 59 —————–> No. 69
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN): No. 66 —————–> No. 90
Nicolas Mahut (FRA): No. 78 —————–> No. 110
Martin Klizan (SVK): No. 47 —————–> No. 121
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP): No. 143 —————–> No. 163
Race to London
Race to Milan
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