This is how the ATP rankings of Top-30 looked like just before the start of French Open, 2013 on 27th May, 2013
As you know, Grand Slams are the most yielding in terms of not only the prize money but also of Ranking Points, so the following questions are most relevant from the rankings point of view -
(i) Will Novak Djokovic be ranked #1 even if he fails to reach the finals of French Open 2013 or has an early exit at French Open, 2013? Will Novak Djokovic still be No. 1 if Roger Federer wins the French Open, 2013?
(ii) How many points will Rafael Nadal lose if he fails to defend his title at French Open? Will Rafa Nadal drop out from Top-4? What will be his ranking post French Open, 2013? If Rafa Nadal wins French Open, can he move up in the rankings or will he stay #4 even if he wins French Open, 2013?
(iii) How much the ATP points difference will be between Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray & Roger Federer after French Open, 2013?
(iv) As you all will be aware, as Andy Murray has withdrawn from French Open 2013, how many ATP Points will Andy Murray lose by withdrawing from French Open, 2013?
(v) Can Roger Federer regain #2 ATP ranking from Andy Murray after French Open, 2013?
(v) What would be the ATP points of Top 4 be in the ATP Ranking points to be declared on 10 June, 2013 (after French Open, 2013)?
(vii) How many ATP ranking points are at stake during French Open, 2013?
(viii) As Tomas Berdych just now lost in the 1st Round of French Open, 2013, will we see a fall in his ATP Ranking?
(ix) How far can David Ferrer go in the rankings if he reaches the Semi-finals or finals of French Open, 2013 or wins it? Can David Ferrer regain #4 ranking from Rafa Nadal after French Open, 2013?
x) How many ATP Ranking points will Juan Martin Del Potro lose out for skipping French Open, 2013?
(x) What are the ranking scenarios for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tipsarevic, Richard Gasquet, Stanislas Wawrinka, Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori, Jerzy Janowicz, Ernests Gulbis, David Goffin, Gael Monfils at French Open, 2013?
So, for getting the answers to all these questions & the likely changes to Top 5 rankings, please read on ---
Collage (edited by crazyfedfan ) having the pictures of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal