ATP Points Spy - Indian Wells
by Cogen (U10240152) 11 March 2010
After a lengthy gap since the Australian Open, the next big tournament has finally rolled into town - the Indian Wells Masters 1000!
RESULT - LJUBICIC BEATS RODDICK TO WIN INDIAN WELLS MASTERS!
In a tournament which falls on his birthday, 31 year old Ljubicic rolled back the years and improved on his quarter final position from last year, defeating several big names on the way to his first Masters Series title. The Croat now rockets into the top 16, up 13 places compared to the previous rankings.
The fallen finalist Roddick picked up some strong points to close the gap on Soderling. And with Davydenko and Del Potro both injured above them there could be plenty of movement amongst the top players over the coming months.
Nadal had 1000 points to defend this week and could not make any gains. With questions hanging over the Spaniard's form and fitness at the start of the tournament it seemed like a huge ask to retain his no.3 spot. However when he reached the semi-finals with Murray losing in the quarters it once again seemed a possibility. Nadal was just one win away from retaining his spot, but went down to in-form Ljubicic, meaning Murray now moves up to no.3.
Tsonga overtook Gonzalez to round out the top 10, while Gonzalez decided to miss the tournament and stay in Chile in the aftermath of the Chile earthquake.
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