Rafael Nadal Tops the Tennis Power Rankings Heading into Wimbledon

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Rafael Nadal Tops the Tennis Power Rankings Heading into Wimbledon
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Can Nadal win again on Grass??

The tennis power ranking formula, as created by Feng Rong of B/R for this series, was developed to objectively measure a tennis player’s current form on court.

It is accomplished by weighting outcomes so that the four most recent tournament results count the most. 

This listing assesses the power in the men’s game as players get ready to do battle on the stately courts of Wimbledon after leaving behind the normally dusty environment of Stade Roland Garros.

In 2012, however, we remember vividly the rains that fell so profusely in Paris during the second week of the Grand Slam tournament, delaying the final on Court Phillippe Chatrier until Monday.

Wimbledon, with its new Centre Court retractable roof, will be spared such a troubled final in 2012 because now the roof can be closed and lighting utilized, if needed.

As expected, the talk surrounding this year's Wimbledon centers on which of the top three men will win this year's trophy.  These three individuals have dominated the tournament for so long that no one else is seriously considered as a contender.

Who will win this year’s Wimbledon crown? No one knows, of course.

Will it be one of the top 10 in our Power Listing? Only time will tell. 

We survey the top 10 men listed in our ranking, then speculate on their potential for winning the Wimbledon championship.

We also take the opportunity to look at some other potential winners at the All England Club in 2012. 

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