Detailed disussion on No. 2 ATP Ranking tussle between Roger Federer and Andy Murray

Hey all,


Recently after Andy Murray lost in the 3rd round to Stanislas Wawrinka at Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, 2013 , Murray lost his No. 2 ATP Ranking to Roger Federer.


As Andy Murray has skipped Barcelona Open 2013, so he is gonna lose 90 points earned last year.


This is how ATP Points of Federer & Murray will look like on 29.04.2013 (after Barcelona)


Federer: 8670

Murray:  8570


So, after Barcelona, we will be left with only 2 tournaments before French Open, 2013 begins.



Picture of Andy Murray on left and Roger Federer taken at WTF 2012


Now, the main questions that are relevant if you a Murray or a Federer fan or ATP rankings fan?


Will Roger Federer be able to retain his #2 ATP Ranking after Madrid Masters or Mutua Madrid Open 2013 or will Andy Murray regain the #2 ranking after Madrid 2013?


As the seedings for French Open will be based on the ATP Rankings announced after Internazionali BNL d’Italia Italian Open 2013 or Rome Masters 2013, so the most important question is will Federer or Murray will be #2 after Rome 2013?


Getting the No. 2 seeding for French Open, 2013 might just make it easier for Murray or Federer (who ever is seeded No. 2) to reach the finals of French Open, 2013 as they won’t have to face the hot favorite Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of Roland Garros, French Open, 2013.



For an in-depth analysis of Federer & Murray’s ATP ranking leading up to French Open & their possible seeding at French Open, 2013, see this detailed discussion on our forum —



Also, I have been discussing this for quite long now, but still Rafael Nadal has a mathematical chance to regain #4 ATP Ranking from David Ferrer before French Open, 2013.


If you are yet to see, you can see that detailed calculation sheet on our forum & here is the link of that —-



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ATP Tennis Ranking possibilities after Barclays World Tour Finals Final Showdown, O2, London 2012

As you will be aware the season ending World Tour Finals (WTF) is starting from 5th November, 2012 at O2, London. The Top-8 players (excluding Rafa Nadal who withdrew from WTF because of a knee injury) will be participating in the World Tour Finals, if you are yet to see the draw, see it here.

In this detailed post of mine, I am covering all the ATP Ranking scenarios that can arise or change after World Tour Finals, 2012.


(Pic Source : ATP WTF GALA)

As I explained in my another article, as ATP had sent me a clarification that Basel/Valencia 2011, Bercy Masters, 2011 & World Tour Finals, 2011 will drop-down in the ATP Rankings to be announced on 5th November, 2012.



So, many people have asked me ::



I) how the ATP ranking possibilities will look like after World Tour Finals 2012 ?


ii) What will the Tennis 2012 year-end rankings & points will be?


iii) Why ATP deducted 3000 points from Roger Federer’s ranking points after Federer skipped BNP PARIBAS BERCY PARIS MASTERS 2012?


iv) Does Andy Murray have any chance left to end 2012 as the No .2 ?



v) Now, that Novak Djokovic has regained No. 1 ranking on 5th November, 2012, can Roger Federer regain No. 1 ranking if he wins the Barclays World Tour Finals, 2012 undefeated?



vi) What is the draw, schedule of the season ending World Tour Finals (WTF)?


Vii) How is the draw of World Tour Finals (WTF) made?


viii) What other changes in ATP Rankings of David Ferrer, Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych, Juan Martin Del potro, Janko Tipsarevic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet can be we see after World Tour Finals, 2012?


ix) Will Rafael Nadal end 2012 as Number. 4 or can David Ferrer snatch this No. 4 ranking from Rafa Nadal after World Tour Finals, 2012?


For the answer to all these questions, see this detailed write-up on our Tennis forum ——



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