Found June 10, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Rafael Nadal had little trouble dispatching fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in yesterday’s French Open final. After surviving a five-set classic Friday against top-ranked Novak Djokovic, Nadal beat Ferrer in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Then he dropped in the rankings. David Ferrer (left) jumped Rafael Nadal (right) in the ATP rankings despite losing to Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the French Open final. (AP photo) Ferrer, the recipient of Rafa’s beatdown, actually jumped Nadal in the rankings. Ferrer, who was ranked fifth before Roland Garros is now fourth. Nadal, who was ranked fourth, is now fifth. (Novak Djokovic is first, Andy Murray – who withdrew from the French Open because of an injury – is second and Roger Federer is third.) So how does the runner-up in a Grand Slam move ahead of the champion of a Grand Slam on the Monday following that tournament? The answer isn’t as complicated as you’d think. Here’s how it works. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the governing bod...
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