ATP Top 10 Rankings: Part 2

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In this 2nd post about the updated ATP men’s singles world rankings including the 2009 US Open results we continue to help you to learn more about the Top 10 men.

There are 5 players in the Top 10 who are Grand Slam singles champions and 3 who have been ranked as the World No.1. These rankings are as at 14 September 2009.

To see part 1 click here -> ATP World Top 10 Rankings: Part 1.

No.6 – Andy Roddick from Nebraska, USA is 27 years old, plays right handed and uses a double handed backhand. The 1.88m American has 5,310 ATP ranking points from the 22 tournaments he has played in the past 12 months. Roddick’s career high ranking is No.1. He turned pro in 2000 and 1,200 of his points are from being runner-up at Wimbledon. Roddick has won 1 Grand Slam singles title the 2003 US Open and has been a runner-up on 4 occasions.

A picture on this tennis website of Roddick can be found by clicking this link: So why didn’t Andy Roddick win? #1.

No.7 – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga from Le Mans, France is 24 years old, plays right handed and uses a double handed backhand. The 1.88m Frenchman has 3,950 ATP ranking points from the 25 tournaments he has played in the past 12 months. Tsonga’s career high ranking is No.6. He turned pro in 2004 and 1,000 of his points are from winning the Paris ATP Masters tournament. His best result in a Grand Slam singles event is runner-up at the 2008 Australian Open.

A picture of Tsonga can be found by clicking this link: How to WIN Tennis Matches .

No.8 – Nikolay Davydenko from Severodonezk, Ukraine is 28 years old, plays right handed and uses a double handed backhand. The 1.78m Russian has 3,535 ATP ranking points from the 24 tournaments he has played in the past 12 months. Davydenko’s career high ranking is No.3. He turned pro in 1999 and 800 of his points are from being the runner-up in the 2008 year-end championships (ATP Tour Finals). His best result in a Grand Slam singles is making the semi-finals on 4 occasions.

A picture of Davydenko can be found by clicking this link: US Open 2009 Men’s Qualifying.

No.9 – Fernando Verdasco from Madrid, Spain is 25 years old, plays left handed and uses a double handed backhand. The 1.88m Spaniard has 3,430 ATP ranking points from the 23 tournaments he has played in the past 12 months. Verdasco’s career high ranking is No.7. He turned pro in 2001 and 720 of his points are from making the semi-finals of the Australian Open this year, which is his best result in a Grand Slam singles event.

A picture of Verdasco can be found by clicking this link: Men’s Top 10 Rankings & Racquets.

No.10 – Gilles Simon pictured above is from Nice, France is 24 years old, plays right handed and uses a double handed backhand. The 1.8m Frenchman has 3,090 ATP ranking points from the 27 tournaments he has played in the past 12 months. Simon’s career high ranking is No.6. He turned pro in 2002 and 700 of his points are from being the runner-up in the Madrid Masters in 2008. His best result in a Grand Slam singles is making the quarter finals of the Australian Open this year.

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