USA TODAY's Power rankings, post-Indian Wells
Indian Wells didn't have as much impact on the power rankings as we thought, even with Roger Federer's shocking loss and Maria Sharapova's surrender of the WTA's top ranking. Champions Rafael Nadal and Daniela Hantuchova moved up, but no one took a sharp tumble. What are we going to do -- kick Federer out of the top spot for his first loss in months?
The top 10s ...
1. Roger Federer, Switzerland.
Lost his 41-match winning streak to Guillermo Canas? In his first match at Indian Wells? Oh well -- he's still far ahead of the pack. Season highlights: Australian Open champion, Dubai champion. Season record: 12-1
2. Tommy Haas, Germany.
Took out Fernando Gonzalez with ease before falling in epic quarterfinal tiebreaker to Andy Murray. Season highlights: Memphis champion, semis in Australian Open and Dubai. Season record: 20-4
3. Andy Roddick, United States. Beat Ivan Ljubicic in quarters, lost to Rafael Nadal in semis. Not losing to bad players but not winning any tournaments. Season highlights: Memphis runner-up, semis in Australian Open, Indian Wells and San Jose, beat Federer in Kooyong exhibition final. Season record: 18-4
4. Andy Murray, Britain.
Rising and rising -- took out Nikolay Davydenko and Haas before losing to Novak Djokovic in semis. Season highlights: San Jose champion, Qatar runner-up, semis in Indian Wells and Memphis. Season record: 19-4
5. Rafael Nadal, Spain.
Jumps five spots after cruising to an Indian Wells title with a drubbing of Roddick along the way. Another win will put him back on Federer's heels where he belongs. Season highlights: Indian Wells champion, Chennai (India) semifinalist, Australian Open quarterfinalist. Season record: 15-4
6. Novak Djokovic, Serbia.
Welcome to the top 10, both here and in the ATP's figuring. Beat David Ferrer and Murray to reach the final against Nadal. Season highlights: Adelaide champion, Indian Wells runner-up, Rotterdam semifinalist. Season record: 18-5
7. Fernando Gonzalez, Chile.
Had easy road until losing to Haas in round of 16. Season highlights: Australian Open runner-up. Season record: 11-4
8. James Blake, United States.
Lost to Julien Benneteau. May have peaked in January. Season highlights: Sydney champion, Delray Beach runner-up. Season record: 14-6
9. Ivan Ljubicic, Croatia.
Stays in top 10 with win over David Nalbandian before falling to Roddick in quarters. Season highlights: Qatar champion, Zagreb runner-up, Rotterdam runner-up. Season record: 17-6
10. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia.
We move him up to #5 after he reaches two straight finals, and he's one and done in Indian Wells? To Jose Acasuso? Season highlights: Rotterdam champion, Dubai runner-up, Zagreb semifinalist. Season record: 18-6
Lleyton Hewitt, Australia. Nice win in Vegas, but you can't follow that with a one-and-done against Janko Tipsarevic.
Current ATP Top 10:
Federer, Nadal, Roddick, Nikolay Davydenko (Russia), Gonzalez, Tommy Robredo (Spain), Ljubicic, Blake, Haas, Djokovic.