In recent world ranking released by the ATP, Rafael Nadal, the fourteen time grand slam champion fell to 10th place in the rankings, his worst position since 2005 when he burst on the scene as a teenager.
Nadal has struggled in recent months to pick up important victories and was knocked out of the French open by finalist; Novak Djokovic in the quarter finals and that result has really affected the Spaniard’s ranking. Novak Djokovic who lost the French open final to Stan Wrawrinka still maintains his position as number 1 in the world while the French Open winner; Wrawrinka climbed to fourth behind Andy Murray in third and Rodger Federer in Second place. As for the women, French Open champions and 20 time grand slam winner, Serena Williams increased her lead at the top of the women’s table as she remained number one while Maria Sharapova fell to fourth from second and was replaced by Petra Kvitova who climbed out of the fourth spot.
Could Nadal’s career be winding down to an unceremonious end or could the “king of clay” simply be suffering from a deep in form?