Where does Roger Federer stand after the Clay Court Season?

April 10, 2011 - 0:0

Roger Federer, the Swiss Maestro, who is ranked 3rd in the world, is behind both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. However, the 16-times Grand slam winner still has room for growth in the near future to be world no.1 player.

During last year’s clay court season, Federer only had one distinguished result that being his appearance in the final of ATP Madrid has lost to Nadal. At ATP Rome 2010, Federer lost in the second round while he missed ATP Monte Carlo entirely last season.
At the 2010 French Open, Federer fell in the quarterfinals to Robin Soderling and as a result of that he only picked up 360 ranking points in that Grand Slam event.
With those results, Federer only has 970 ranking points to defend from the 2010 clay court season and if he performs exceptionally well, he could experience tremendous growth during April, May, and early June of 2011.
The main potential source of ranking points in the near future is next week’s event in Monte Carlo as everything the Swiss Maestro gains there will be a net gain. How, he performs in that tournament may set a tone for the entire clay court season as well as Federer looks to stay competitive with his younger competition.
(Source: LiveTennisGuide)