The Australian Open is over and the ATP World Tour rankings have changed quite a bit. Here’s a look at the new Top 10:
(Verdasco’s out of the top ten, dropping three spots to No. 12 in the world.)
The big news is Rafael Nadal’s nosedive from #2 to #4 on the list. His recent knee injury will reportedly keep him out for the next month. Rafa’s skipping next week’s Rotterdam tournament – where he was runner up last year to Andy Murray – and is hoping to return to tour in time to defend his Indian Wells Masters title in March. With the rankings suddenly in major flux, it will be mighty interesting to see how the seedings for both the springtime masters events and even Wimbledon and Roland Garros shake out. Federer vs. Nadal in the quarterfinals just doesn’t have the same ring, does it?
Graphic via ATP.com