Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TENNIS TUESDAY: Halep Reaches WTA World #3; Nadal (Barely) Holds On To ATP World #1

The new Top 10 rankings are out on the men's and women's tours following the 2014 French Open wins by Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova, respectively this weekend. Sharapova returned to the Top 5 of the women's tour. (If she had lost, she would have fallen out of the Top 10) but surprising to some is that her opponent in the final, Simona Halep went up one more spot to World #3, a career high.

Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic (for the 6th time at Roland Garros) and 4th time in a major final, thus retaining his hold on World #1 by not losing any points from last year, while Djokovic did not gain enough to overtake the Spaniard. The Serb is only 170 points behind Nadal, but Nole has championship final points to defend at Wimbledon while Nadal has barely nothing, so it is likely Nadal will remain at the top spot until at least August when Nadal has championship title and 2 Masters 1000 titles to defend.

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