Following an fascinating fortnight at the United States Open in Flushing Meadows, the landscape of the Emirates ATP Rankings has changed significantly. While the top of the list still features the same four names (and in exactly the same order) as before the tournament commenced, it is clear that there has been a momentous shift in the tennis landscape following the final in new York.
Novak Djokovic sits atop the list at world No. 1, even though he failed to reach the final of the tournament for the first time since 2010. Behind him is Rafael Nadal, who withdrew from the entire US Open Series with a wrist injury and lost 6000 ranking points in the process. Behind him with 640 points is Roger Federer, who also failed to reach the final of the tournament, even though he did not face a single Top 10 opponent in the process.
The noticeable shift in the rankings comes at No. 8, as Kei Nishikori officially made his return to the Top 10 following his appearance in the singles final. The other noticeable shift is maiden Grand Slam winner Marin Cilic, who moved up four spots from 16 to 12, with just 105 points separating him from world No. 10 Andy Murray.
Here are the updated rankings following the US Open:
1. Djokovic, Novak (SRB) 12,290
2. Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 8,670
3. Federer, Roger (SUI) 8,030
4. Wawrinka, Stan (SUI) 5,625
5. Ferrer, David (ESP) 4,495
6. Berdych, Tomas (CZE) 4,240
7. Raonic, Milos (CAN) 4,225
8. Nishikori, Kei (JPN) 3,870
9. Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL) 3,710
10. Murray, Andy (GBR) 3,150
11. Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried (FRA) 3,100
12. Cilic, Marin (CRO) 3,045
13. Gulbis, Ernests (LAT) 2,615
14. Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG) 2,365
15. Bautista Agut, Roberto (ESP) 1,935
16. Isner, John (USA) 1,925
17. Fognini, Fabio (ITA) 1,870
18. Monfils, Gael (FRA) 1,845
19. Anderson, Kevin (RSA) 1,840
20. Lopez, Feliciano (ESP) 1,770