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Men’s Tennis Power Rankings: Sam Querry Squeezes Past Roger Federer for Top Spot 8

Posted on February 22, 2010 by Ronger Fengerer
Though he is not near Roger Federer in the ATP Tour rankings, Sam Querry's recent performance puts him ahead of Federer in the weekly power rankings.

Though he is not near Roger Federer in the ATP Tour rankings, Sam Querry's recent performance puts him ahead of Federer in the weekly power rankings.

With the exception of Novak Djokovic, the ATP top five has not competed since the conclusion of the Australian Open. Since then, there have been two ATP 500 events, which shook up the power rankings quite a bit. With Roger Federer and Andy Murray back in action in Dubai, there will definitely be more drama in coming weeks. But first,
here is this week’s list.

The Top 10

1. Sam Querrey (Last Power Ranking: NR; ATP Ranking: 22)
Last Four Tournaments: Memphis [Winner]; San Jose [Semifinalist]; Australian Open [R128]; Sydney [R32]
Power Ranking Points: 548

With his title run in Memphis and a semifinal effort in San Jose, Querrey accumulated just enough power ranking points to edge Federer as this week’s top dog.

Though unranked in the last installment, this is not the debut of Querrey on the power rankings. He had a very successful several weeks last summer and won the US Open Series, so it is not surprising that he is doing well again on home soil.

He plays in Acapulco this week, where he will clash with the No. 2 seed Fernando Gonzalez in the first round. If not too tired, he should provide a stern test for Gonzo.

2. Roger Federer (Last Power Ranking: 1; ATP Ranking: 1)
Last Four Tournaments: Australian Open [Winner]; Doha [Semifinalist]; London [Semifinalist]; Paris [R64]
Power Ranking Points: 544

Ok, Federer at No. 2, not a very familiar position for the tennis ace. But, this is mainly due to his inactivity in the past three weeks. Should he perform well in Dubai this week, he has a good chance to get back where he belongs.

With the extreme calm and confidence he showed in Australia, Federer seems to have regained that “invincibility” aura, which should be a worrisome sign to all the other top guns.

This past Monday, Federer passed Ivan Lendl on the “most weeks as ATP No. 1” list. Next up, Pete Sampras’ 286 weeks. If Federer can retain his No. 1 ranking through Roland Garros, then he will pass Sampras’ mark before Wimbledon. Read the rest of this entry →

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