11-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal is likely to slide down from ATP Rankings this month, where Spanish second seed David Ferrer can climb to career high to No. 4.
King of Clay Rafael Nadal holds No. 3 place with 6690 points in the ATP Rankings, where he is having huge threat by his fellow Davis Cup teammate David Ferrer in 2013 season. Ferrer has been playing high level tennis at the moment and reached quarter finals on Thursday. Spanish star is one of the top prospects to lift the 2013 Qatar ExxonMobil Open title, ahead of the Australian Open this month.
26-year-old Nadal, who has withdraws from the Doha Open and Australian Open might affect his rankings points in the 2013 season, he is expecting to come back to court at 2013 Acapulco Open tournament, schedule to begin from 25th February to 2nd March on clay courts at Acapulco.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will have to battle for No. 1 spot in ATP Rankings at the Australian Open, where both the players are the hot favorites to lift the championship at Rod Laver Arena this month. 2012 US Open winner Andy Murray stands at No. 3 places with 8000 points and he is eyeing to climb to No. 1 place this year.