Results thus far:
goes Kadoban (remains Ozeki but will lose the rank if he misses the quarterfinals at Wimbledon)
is back at Sekiwake, Roddick
drops to Komusubi
-- del Potro
has defended his Komusubi rank; if he wins his quarterfinal over Robredo he gets promted to Sekiwake
drops out of the Sanyaku (=Champions') ranks.
-- the quarterfinal between Soderling and ex-Sekiwake Davydenko will produce a new Sankyaku-ranked players (probably Komusubi)
Murray has all of a sudden a pretty decent chance to become the 29th Ozeki of the open era -- all he needs is reaching the final, which seems quite possible after Nadal's exit. Del Potro would become Ozeki if he wins the tournament.
Here is how the top players line up:
- Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as Yokozuna (=Grand Champions)
- Novak Djokovic as Ozeki (=Champion)
- Andy Roddick (a former Ozeki) as Sekiwake (=Junior Champion I)
- Andy Murray (a former Sekiwake), Fernando Verdasco and Juan Martin del Potro as Komusubi (=Junior Champions II)
The top Maegashira (=non-champion) ranks are filled by:
- Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (former Sekiwake) at M1
- Nikola Davydenko (former Sekiawke) and Gael Monfils (former Komusubi) at M2, and
- Fernando Gonzalez (former Sekiwake) and Marin Cilic at M3
No player is on a Yokozuna run. Roddick, Murray and Verdasco could get promoted to Ozeki if they reach the final; Tsonga, Simon, del Potro and all former grand slam champions if they win the tournament.
For a more extensive preview--also of the ladies' tournament--and the full Banzuke follow the link in my signature.