Del Potro will become #1 very soon
When speaking about the 'Who's Who' on the ATP Top Shelf, we have a serious threat to the normal or should I say what has been accepted Rank & File of who should be on the Top Shelf.
Rafa Nadal & Novak Djokovic who were the number(s) 2 & 3 respectfully while the World fully expected at least Rafa had the clear opportunity to knock Roger from his perch (which he did) also saw the insurgence of Andy Murray & even Andy Roddick make a serious charge towards the 2nd half of 2008 adding additional pressure on Roger after the French & Wimbledon.
Dare someone say, "Thank God for Robin Soderling?"
So in 2009 we have what no one would or could have foreseen a beatdown of huge magnitude when Soderling beat Rafa at the French. This gave Roger the breathing room he so desperately needed to salvage 2009. That is until this other guy that nobody expected decided to jump into the mix, named Juan Del Potro, who is beginning to appear as the guy who could in fact get into the top 3 with impressive wins at the beginning of 2010.
Make no mistake about it, if Del Potro wins the Aussy Open and follows that with a French win, we'll have ourselves a serious shakeup of the Top Tier.