This is how the ATP rankings of Top-30 looked like just before the start of Australian Open, 2013 on 14th January, 2013.
As you know, Grand Slams are the most yielding in terms of not only the prize money but also of Ranking Points, so in these 7 days, I have been virtually flooded with queries & every one seems to be asking :
(i) Will Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer be ranked No. 1 after Australian Open, 2013?
(ii) How many points will Rafael Nadal lose for withdrawing from Australian Open, 2013? Will Rafa Nadal drop out from Top-4 for the first time in almost 8 years? What will be his ranking post Australian Open, 2013?
For every one's information, ever since, 6th June, 2005, there hasn't been a single week when Rafa Nadal has been ranked outside Top-4.
(iii) How much the points difference will be between Novak Djokovic & Roger Federer after Australian Open, 2013?
(iv) Will Novak Djokovic still be No. 1 if Roger Federer wins the Australian Open, 2013?
(v) What would be the ATP points of Top 4 be in the ATP Ranking points to be declared on 28th January, 2013 (after Aus Open, 2013)?
(vi) Will Andy Murray reach No. 2 if he wins Aus Open, 2013 or if he reaches the final of Australian Open, 2013?
(vii) How many ranking points are at stake during Australian Open, 2013?
(viii) As Juan Martin Del potro has lost in the 3rd Round of Australian Open, 2013, will we see a fall in rankings for him?
(ix) How far can David Ferrer go in the rankings if he reaches the Quarter Finals or semi-finals or finals of Australian Open, 2013 or wins it?
(x) What are the ranking scenarios for Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tipsarevic, Richard Gasquet and Nicolas Almargo at Australian Open, 2013?
xi) The surprise package of Australian Open, 2013 has been the 36th Ranked Jeremy Chardy who has surprised every one by reaching the Quarter Finals of Australian Open, 2013. Read on this detailed explanation to know how much improvement will we see in his rankings post Australian Open, 2013?
So, for getting the answers to all these questions, please read on ---
A picture of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic shaking hands during a practice session at Australian Open, 2013 (also you can see Paul Annacone and Severin Luthi).
Will Djokovic or Federer be No. 1 after Australian Open, 2013? For getting the answer, please read on -----