Monday, May 21, 2012

Rankings Update

A little later than usual, due to the postponed final, but here it is now at last, a look at the rankings situation after the Rome Masters. David moves up two positions this week to #40, still with 1005 ranking points. Now, don't ask me why but his 45 second-round points from Rome seem to have replaced his 45 quarterfinal points from São Paulo, which he's apparently no longer able to count in. So his overall amount of ranking points stays the same.

That David still moves up two places this week is also the result of last year's points from the World Team Cup having come off already - with consequences especially for Juan Ignacio Chela. Having dropped 125 points from last year's WTC, Chela loses six places this week and has now fallen behind David, at #43 (with 970 points). In other words, David is now the fourth Argentine player in the rankings. Chela is playing the WTC this week and still has the chance to regain some ground. But he hasn't played singles, so far and he continues to struggle with injury problems, ahead of Roland Garros where he'll have 360 points to defend.
Carlos Berlocq, who's also playing the WTC this week (and has won his first singles match), is still ranked three places above David, at #37 (with 1060 points).

At the moment, there's no news from David and I can't tell you whether he's still in Rome or whether he has by now moved on to Paris. But later this week, he's scheduled to play an exhibition match, as part of the Masters Guinot Mary Cohr exhibition at the Paris Country Club. This match is planned to take place on Friday (the same day the draw for Roland Garros will come out), against Julien Benneteau, who has apparently taken up training again after his injury at Monte Carlo. As always with exhibitions, things may still change, also at the last minute. But I'll try my best to keep you posted.


  1. Yeah, it's looking good for David and the Olympics.

  2. Yippie, alright. Even though giving back to tennis is great and Im for exhibitions. For me I think David should have played the NICE, France tournament.

    But I whish David much success at exhibition and for a good Draw at the French Open.. Vamos David!!!!

  3. Well, I think it's a good idea to take a break and go into RG well-rested. And there's been rain and chaos at Nice - I'm glad I don't have to deal with that. ;)

    But yep, we can only hope that he'll get lucky with the RG draw...

  4. julia why did they took off points from david because of the world team cup?
    he didnt play there last year

  5. They didn't. He moves up because Chela's points from the WTC last year are gone now so that Chela falls back behind David in the rankings.

  6. now that's interesting for David, things seem to go well :) fingers crossed for the Roland Garros draw, let's hope he can win a couple of matchs there (if not more :)