Rafael Nadal climbed three places to sixth after reaching the Australian Open final, as the new ATP rankings were released on Monday.
As a result of winning the title in Melbourne, Roger Federer has returned into the top 10, rising seven spots from his previous mark of No. 17.
Andy Murray remains comfortably ahead of Novak Djokovic atop the rankings with Stan Wawrinka clear in third.
ATP rankings as of January 30, 2017:
|1.||Murray Andy||United Kingdom||11540||17|
Rafa is currently #2 in the year-to-date rankings.
Earlier today our champ pulled out of Spain’s Davis Cup clash with Croatia this weekend as he recovers from his Australian Open exertions. According to AFP, the Spanish tennis federation said its medical staff preferred that Rafa sat out the trip to Osijek given “the little recovery time” available to the world number six. The federation noted that Rafa “had played in a lot of matches after four months out of action” in January, which at 30 years of age was harder to recover from than in the past.