The Men's Singles rankings are in following the conclusion of the 2013 U.S. Open. Rafael Nadal was victorious as Novak Djokovic lost at his second grand slam event this year. Though filled with heartbreak after an amazing match, Djokovic can hold on to one thing, the No. 1 ranking in Men's Singles Tennis. But how close was Nadal from taking the trophy and the top spot in the rankings?
As the ATP standings show, Djokovic stacked up 10,980 points in the 2013 tennis season. Nadal was just 120 points behind Djokovic, tallying 10,860 points. Nadal won 10 titles in 2013, taking home the French Open (of course) and the U.S. Open, adding two more majors to his collection. Djokovic began the year in grand fashion, but couldn't close out in the same manner. Djokovic won three titles in 2013, kicking of the year capturing his fourth Australian Open championship. Djokovic was then bounced in the semis at the French Open, but made appearances at the Wimbledon and U.S. Open finals, which obviously kept him ahead of Nadal.
Though the No. 1 ranking is great and first place is always cool, Djokovic more than likely wishes to have captured the seventh and eighth grand slam titles of his career.
Left in Men's Singles is the ATP World Tour Finals. That tournament is about two months away. Will Djokovic remain at the top of Men's Singles Tennis? Will Nadal close out the 2013 season as the most successful Men's Singles player? The grand slam tournaments might be over, but there is still a lot of tennis left to be played.
Here are the rest of the Men's Singles rankings:
1) Djokovic- 10,980
2) Nadal- 10,860
3) Andy Murray- 7,060
4) David Ferrer- 6,850
5) Tomas Berdych- 4,535
6) Roger Federer- 4,515
7) Juan Martin del Potro- 4,425
8) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga- 3,425
9) Richard Gasquet- 3,165
10) Stanislas Wawrinka- 3,150