Nadal retains rankings lead over Novak

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iol spt mar17 Nadal Getty Images Spain's Rafael Nadal remains well clear at the top of the latest ATP rankings released. Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Berlin – Spain's Rafael Nadal remains well clear at the top of the latest ATP rankings released Monday.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic stays second but after his win at Indian Wells Sunday, he has closed the gap from Nadal to 2,230 points. Former world number one Roger Federer, who lost to Djokovic in a tight final at Indian Wells, has moved up three places from eighth to fifth. John Isner of the United States also enters the top 10, progressing from his previous position of 13th. ATP top 10 as of March 17 (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. (1) Rafael Nadal, Spain, 13,130 points

2. (2) Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 10,900

3. (3) Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, 5,650

4. (4) David Ferrer, Spain, 5,150

5. (8) Roger Federer, Switzerland 5,045

6. (6) Andy Murray, Britain, 4,795

7. (5) Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 4,540

8. (7) Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 4,270

9. (9) Richard Gasquet, France, 2,905

10. (13) John Isner, United States, 2,670 – Sapa-dpa


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