Monday, January 27, 2014
The new ATP World Tour rankings are out and reflect the movement that has occurred as a result of the conclusion of the 2014 Australian Open. The biggest mover is of course Stanislas Wawrinka, the winner of the first major of the year, vaulting 5 places to World #3, with both Andy Murray and David Ferrer each falling two slots to #6 and #5, respectively. Juan Martin del Potro rises one slot to World #4, which is previous career high.
Roger Federer falls two slots to World #8 but since his performance at the rest of the majors last year was quite substandard for him (only one quarterfinal in the last three) he should be expected to be back in the Top 5 soon. Another interesting question is to wonder how long Wawrinka will stay in the Top 5. He just entered the Top 10 last year and at age 28 he has a child (and ex-wife) to think about.