July 7, 2009 - TENNIS TOP TEN

This week...after Roland Garros, it was Wimbledon's turn to shake up the rankings. Despite a solid performance upto the semifinals, Elena Dementieva bids goodbye to the top ten, and yet again to a chance for a maiden Grand Slam trophy. On the other hand, no amount of ridicule and mockery to the Slamless wonder can stop Dinara Safina from consistently ascending in the rankings, now at the expense of Novak Djokovic. The champion Serena Williams can only snort so much to suck "the most consistent player" down from the rankings.

Andy Roddick makes some passing shots and debuts at number 9, deservingly after a marathon finals, and a painful loss, in the Championships. But the biggest story of the week is obviously ROGER FEDERER winning his 15th Grand Slam title. Not only did he regain the top spot from Wimbledon absentee Rafael Nadal (and by a large margin, by the way), but more importantly, he has arguably put an end to the question of whether he is the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) in terms of quality (a Career Grand Slam by winning all 4) and quantity (exceeds Pete Sampras' 14 Slams). Everyone will just have to wait for him to achieve one more major feat (A True Grand Slam ala Rod Laver).


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1

ROGER FEDERER

660

2

RAFAEL NADAL

596

3

ANDY MURRAY

450

4

DINARA SAFINA

369

5

NOVAK DJOKOVIC**

354

6

SERENA WILLIAMS

343

7

VENUS WILLIAMS*

276

8

JUAN MARTIN del POTRO**

248

9

ANDY RODDICK**

237

10SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA

213






Points are accumulated average per tournament, and adjusted to parallel Men's and Women's points

* least number of tournaments played
** most number of tournaments played

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