Break Points: Novak Djokovic Regains No. 1 ATP Ranking

Notable Results:

  • Newport 1R: Sam Groth d. Donald Young 7-6(7), 6-2
  • Stuttgart 1R: Federico Delbonis d. Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1
  • Bucharest 1R: Monica Niculescu d. Klara Koukalova, 6-3, 6-0

News and Analysis:

By winning Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic has taken back the No. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal. Other notable rankings changes: Roger Federer moves up one spot to No. 3, Milos Raonic moves up to No. 6, Grigor Dimitrov enters the top 10 at No. 9, and Andy Murray drops to No. 10.

On the women’s side, Petra Kvitova moves up two spots to No. 4, Genie Bouchard enters the top 10 at No. 7, and Victoria Azarenka drops down to No. 10.

Over at Grantland, Rembert Browne writes on his appreciation of Federer’s shanks:

Shanks don’t always result in errors. Sometimes they hit off the racket’s frame and wind up eight rows deep in the stands. But other times the accidentally hit shot lands in, causing an English-infused bounce that the other player typically isn’t prepared for, thus putting that player instantly on the defensive.

They’re ugly. And in a perfect world, they never happen. Which is why it’s so astounding that the Most Likely To Shank And Then Sometimes Succeed But Often Times Not title belongs to Roger Federer. As if he needed any more titles.

Here are some great pictures of Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner.

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One Response

  1. Steve
    Steve July 11, 2014 at 6:09 am |

    Was hoping for more talk about Djokovic’s play during the men’s final instead of mainly focusing on Fed.

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