We are now through basically 2 months ATP tennis having been played and with the Australian Open and 4 ATP 500 tournaments - as well as 12 ATP 250 tournaments having been played. The next big fish tournaments to be played over the next three weeks are the ATP 1000 Indian Wells and Miami Masters Tournaments. Those 2 tournaments will have a serious impact on the ranking of the players in months to come. Djokovic is not affected by those two tournaments as he did not play in the two last year and will not play in this year either - but for the rest of the present Top 10 players it could be very difficult to maintain their positions.
Those on the Potential going up in the rankings from where they are now are the poor performers last year in the two tournaments are Medvedev, Rublev and Ruud - with Tsitsipas being not affected.
Potentially the losses of ranking points by the following players are either already available or possible:-
* Nadal was runner-up last year in Indian Wells and will not play this year and he is bound to lose 600 ranking points. That will take him out of the Top 10 rankings for the first time since 2005 and he is likely to eb ranked somewhere between the number 12 and 15 rankings after this week.
* The next 2 players whose rankings could be affected are Alcaraz - a semi-finalist last year in Indian Wells and winner of the Miami Masters and Taylor Fritz the winner of the Indian Wells tournament in 2022 . In the case of both players the potential for going down in the rankings is quite possible.
There are no other ATP tournaments being played in the coming three weeks and as the Indian Wells tournament is starting in 3 weeks time the performances thus far this year indicates that Medvedev may be the favorite to win in those two tournaments.
I will post the draw in the series asap since the Indian Wells tournament starts on Thursday. Unlike in the tournaments thus far I may provide the match-ups from Round 1 and not Round 2 like I normally do. Qualification matches start tomorrow and since both male and female tennis is involved - the female official matches will start on Wednesday and the male matches on Thursday.
I wll give the draw as soon as it is available - for the men by not later than Tuesday