Will Rafael Nadal be able to get No. 4 seeding for Roland Garros, French Open 2013?


This post by me is a detailed discussion & explanation of Rafael Nadal’s ranking points of 2013. This post covers all scenarios under which Rafa Nadal can regain no¬† 4 ranking from David Ferrer.

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As, I had recently explained that Rafael Nadal after spending almost 7 years & 8 months in the Top-4 moved down to No. 5 in the rankings after Australian Open, 2013. So, as a result of the No. 5 ranking, Nadal got the No. 5 seeding at Indian Wells & thus, had to play vs Federer in the Quarter-Finals of BNP Paribas Open, 2013.


Before, I get in to discussion about Rafa’s ranking, let me remind you that players seeded 5th to 8th get to play players seeded 1st to 4th in the Quarter-Finals. Thus, if a player of Rafa Nadal’s quality gets to play any of the Top 3 guys in the Quarters, that in itself is a semi-final.


This discussion covers the following in details :


(I) How many ATP Ranking points Rafael Nadal has to defend before the start of French Open, Roland Garros, 2013?

(ii) How many ATP ranking points David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Juan Martin Del potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga have to defend before the start of French Open, 2013?

(iii) Will Rafa Nadal be able to regain the No. 4 ranking from David Ferrer and thus be seeded 4th at French Open, 2013?

(iv) If Rafael Nadal doesn’t have a good Monte Carlo masters, Barcelona open, Mutua Mardrid Open and Italian Open, can Rafa Nadal’s ranking fall more or will Nadal’s ranking will be 5th?

(v) Will Rafael Nadal be able to keep his ranking in the Top-8 before French Open, 2013 so that he doesn’t have to face any of the Top 4 in the pre-Quarter-final which will be really-2 sad.

I discussed all these questions and virtually every thing related to Rafa Nadal’s ranking compared to other Top 8 players on our Tennis forum. If interested here is the link ———-




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