The ATP Top Ten shorn of their 2013 clay swing points

by thriding

Here is the top ten as of 31 March 2014, with their 2013 clay swing (start of April to Roland Garros) points removed from their ranking total:

  1. Djokovic 9,900 (+1)
  2. Nadal 8,630 (-1)
  3. Wawrinka 4215 ( – )
  4. Del Potro 4080 (+3)
  5. Federer 3995 (-1)
  6. Berdych 3900 (-1)
  7. Murray 3785 (+1)
  8. Ferrer 2930 (-2)
  9. Raonic 2340 (+1)
  10. Isner 2320 (-1)
  • Federer needs only to outpoint Wawrinka by 220 over the clay swing to take no.3, not that that will have much consequence
  • Del Potro has very few clay points to defend, not that that’s of any use to him
  • If Ferrer outpoints Federer by 1000 in the run up Roland Garros he can be seeded no.4 there
  • Murray also has few clay points to defend, and an 800 point head start on Ferrer
  • Raonic and Isner have more points to defend than you might imagine: Isner won Houston, and Raonic reached the Barcelona 500 semifinal. Throughout the coming months they are fighting over who will be the no.8 seed at Roland Garros and Wimbledon

By end of clay the top ten might look like this

  • 1 and 2 Nadal and Djokovic, with the winner of RG the number one
  • 3 Federer (+1)
  • 4 Wawrinka (-1)
  • 5 Berdych
  • 6 Ferrer
  • 7 Murray (+1)
  • 8 Del Potro (-1)
  • 9 Raonic (+1)
  • 10 Isner (-1)

IF…. Nadal wins 2 of the 3 clay ATP1000s and Djokovic 1 of them, and beats Djokovic in the final of RG he would outpoint Djokovic 4600-3400… which would Djokovic just ahead of him in the rankings. However, he has the Barcelona ATP500 in his schedule and Djokovic doesn’t, so…..

 

The sums for how I came up with the top ten at the start of this:

Djokovic

  • Current points: 11,810
  • Defending 1,910 (720+1000+180+10=1910)
  • Starts 2014 clay season with 9,900

Nadal

  • Current points: 13,730
  • Defending 5,100 (2000+1000+1000+600+500=5100)
  • Starts 2014 clay season with 8,630

Wawrinka

  • Current points: 5,740
  • Defending 1,525 (360+600+180+45+90+250=1525)
  • Starts 2014 clay season with 4215

Del Potro

  • Current points: 4,260
  • Defending 180 (90+90=180)
  • Starts 2014 clay season with 4080

Federer

  • Current points: 5,225
  • Defending 1,230 (360+600+180+90=1230)
  • Starts 2014 clay season with 3995

Berdych

  • Current points: 4,720
  • Defending 820 (10+360+360+90=820)
  • Starts 2014 clay season with 3900

Murray

  • Current points: 3,975
  • Defending 190 (10+180=190)
  • Starts 2014 clay season with 3785

Ferrer

  • Current points: 4,640
  • Defending 1,710 (1200+180+180+150=1710)
  • Starts 2014 clay season with 2930

Raonic

  • Current points: 2,710
  • Defending 370 (90+45+45+10+180=370)
  • Starts 2014 clay season with 2340

Isner

  • Current points: 2,715
  • Defending 395 (90+45+10+250=395)
  • Starts 2014 clay season with 2320
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