Most surprising rankings in the ATP Top 30?

#1
As of March 18th, 2019.

1. Djokovic
2. Nadal
3. Zverev
4. Thiem
5. Federer
6. Nishikori
7. Anderson
8. del Potro
9. Isner

10 Tsitsipas
11. Cilic
12. Khachanov
13. Coric
14. Raonic
15. Medvedev
16. Cecchinato
17. Fognini
18. Monfils
19. Basilashvili

20. Goffin
21. Busta
22. Edmund
23. Shapovalov
24. Schwartzman
25. Agut
26. De Minaur
27. Simon
28. Gasquet
29. Dimitrov

30. Pouille

Really puts into perspective how little Pouille has done outside the AO as of late. I expect Raonic to get back inside the Top 10 and think Anderson gave himself a lot of breathing room but is about to go way down later in the year. Cecchinato being #16 is a tad confusing since I don't see him that much better than Pouille's track record. These smaller 250 tournaments really elevate some of these guys, like I know Medvedev is pretty bland at major tournaments from last year. I also figured Schwartzman would be better than 25th but apparently no.
 

Pheasant

Hall of Fame
#10
Federer shocks me the most.

Here are the highest-ranked players that are 37+ years old:
#5 Federer born 8/8/1981
#76 Karlovic born 2/28/1979
#94 Lopez born 9/20/1981


This is it for players ranked in the top 140, which is as far back as the list went.
 
#12
Federer shocks me the most.

Here are the highest-ranked players that are 37+ years old:
#5 Federer born 8/8/1981
#76 Karlovic born 2/28/1979
#94 Lopez born 9/20/1981


This is it for players ranked in the top 140, which is as far back as the list went.
Last year when Fedr was number one in June time, there was no older players ranked in the top 100!

Interesting Cecchinato has better results than Pouille, outside their respective semi final major runs.
 
#13
I'm surprised Fed is as high as he is honestly. Apart from a very recent upswing he's done precious little in the last year
Not really, bc the tour has weakened. His form wasn't amazing from Rotterdam18 til end of 2018, but currently Fedr:

holds 3 titles (2x 500, 1x 250)
2x masters finals, 2x masters SF
WTF SF (2 wins)
1x 500 finals
1x slam QF, 2x slams 4R

He's a consistent dood, even when in terrible form. ;)
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
#16
As of March 18th, 2019.

1. Djokovic
2. Nadal
3. Zverev
4. Thiem
5. Federer
6. Nishikori
7. Anderson
8. del Potro
9. Isner

10 Tsitsipas
11. Cilic
12. Khachanov
13. Coric
14. Raonic
15. Medvedev
16. Cecchinato
17. Fognini
18. Monfils
19. Basilashvili

20. Goffin
21. Busta
22. Edmund
23. Shapovalov
24. Schwartzman
25. Agut
26. De Minaur
27. Simon
28. Gasquet
29. Dimitrov

30. Pouille

Really puts into perspective how little Pouille has done outside the AO as of late. I expect Raonic to get back inside the Top 10 and think Anderson gave himself a lot of breathing room but is about to go way down later in the year. Cecchinato being #16 is a tad confusing since I don't see him that much better than Pouille's track record. These smaller 250 tournaments really elevate some of these guys, like I know Medvedev is pretty bland at major tournaments from last year. I also figured Schwartzman would be better than 25th but apparently no.
Its a great top 30. Medvedev smashed Nishikori in Tokyo final (a 500) and won three events from qualifying last year, the last two he never lost a set in the main draw, and never lost a set in Winston-Salem. The guy is no joke and was the only player to give Djoko a match at Auz Open. Meddy will be far from bland on grass and if his serve gets hot again he'll go deep at some big events before too long.

All in all a very dynamic group of players and most of them are a good watch, so call me very happy rather than rinse and repeat with the pigeons of the past.
 
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