Monaco breaks into top ten

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iol spt july23 Monaco REUTERS Argentina's Juan Monaco has achieved a top-10 ranking for the first time after winning the Hamburg clay-court event on Sunday.

Argentina's Juan Monaco has achieved a top-10 ranking for the first time in his career after defeating Germany's Tommy Haas on Sunday in the ATP clay-court event in Hamburg to claim his third title of the season.

Monaco, 28, had previously never gone higher than 14th in the ATP rankings. His rise bumps Nicolas Almagro from the top 10, to 12th.

Roger Federer retained his claim on the world number one spot for a 288th week, ahead of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Rankings

1. Roger Federer (SUI) 11075 pts

2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11000

3. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 8905

4. Andy Murray (GBR) 7460

5. David Ferrer (ESP) 5455

6. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 5230

7. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 4515

8. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 3320

9. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 3180

10. Juan Monaco (ARG) 2695 (+4) – AFP


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