THE TIMES’ RANKINGS
*--* MEN Rk. Player Comment 1 ROGER FEDERER Illness, conditions and Nadal added up to quick exit in Miami. 2 ANDRE AGASSI How novel. Not just interested in his legacy but game’s health. 3 TIM HENMAN Three straight Masters Series finals was too much to ask. 4 ANDY RODDICK Highlights of 2004: one title, two semifinals. 5 GUILLERMO CORIA Wins battle of Argentine bragging rights, beating Chela in three sets. 6 LLEYTON HEWITT Recent losses are to Chela and Pavel, not Agassi and Roddick. 7 VINCE SPADEA Who knew the U.S. Davis Cup clique was so tough to break into? 8 MARAT SAFIN New Marat having trouble subduing Old Marat these days. 9 SWEDEN Beware any organization with Mats Wilander at the control panel. 10 SPAIN Generation Next (R. Nadal) has arrived ahead of schedule. WOMEN Rk. Player Comment 1 JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE Out of office. Returning for clay-court season. 2 KIM CLIJSTERS Spiritual leader of the Wounded Tennis Assn. (WTA). 3 SERENA WILLIAMS Back in office. Hurray for Hollywood. 4 LINDSAY DAVENPORT See Henin-Hardenne. 5 VENUS WILLIAMS An all-Williams final? Just like the good old days. 6 ANASTASIA MYSKINA Another week, another injury. 7 SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA Leveling off since beating Henin-Hardenne in Doha. 8 AMELIE MAURESMO See Davenport and Henin-Hardenne. 9 NADIA PETROVA Has lost seven games in last two matches in Miami. 10 MARIA SHARAPOVA Generation Next still has some way to go.