Rafael Nadal increased his lead over Roger Federer at top of ATP rankings

Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday.

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Switzerland’s Roger Federer moved to the second position, while Britain’s Andy Murray, who is out of action due to a hip injury, came third.

German Alexander Zverev jumped to the fourth position, ahead of Marin Cilic.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic moved down to the sixth place, while Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka dropped four positions to occupy the eighth.

Spain’s Pablo Carreño Busta jumped nine positions to join the top 10 list.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Nadal Rafael Spain 9465 16
2. Federer Roger Switzerland 7505 16
3. Murray Andy United Kingdom 6790 18
4. Zverev Alexander Germany 4470 24
5. Cilic Marin Croatia 4155 22
6. Djokovic Novak Serbia 4125 17
7. Thiem Dominic Austria 4030 28
8. Wawrinka Stan Switzerland 3690 18
9. Dimitrov Grigor Bulgaria 3575 24
10. Carreno-Busta Pablo Spain 2855 25

Our champ is defending just 100 ranking points in the upcoming months; Roger Federer has nothing to defend.

Sources: ATP, EFE


  1. “Proof there’s nothing to prove”. Rafa, you are a class act in every way! Hold on to that lead, champ, so that you can secure that year end no.1. 🏆😃💪👍👏

    • Well said, Lorna! Thumbs up for Nike’s “Proof there’s nothing to prove”!

      Did you read an article by ESPN’s Peter Bodo “Rafa Nadal’s Resurgence couldn’t have come at a worse time”? I don’t understand why some so-called tennis experts are still trying to put Rafa down!!

  2. Rafa, enhorabuena 😃👑 ! There is nothong more to say, Gracias por complacernos, for giving us so much pleasure 😀 Fiona in Paris

  3. At 82, the excitement in my life is watching you play your tournaments Rafa, n I’m estatic when you win. Bravo Rafa. Viewing in Australia of the Finals was at 4am Perth time – what a wonderful way to start my day! Now looking forward to seeing you play in China! Vamos Rafa. God bless you. Your Aussie Abuela Nan-Shirley. xx🐂🏆👑⛵️🏌👯😀😇😊

  4. What a year Rafa well don .amazing vamosssssssssss Champ N- 1 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🎾🇺🇸❤️

  5. Rafa has silenced all his critics who questioned if he would ever win a slam again and regain his past form and dominance . In fact , Rafa was so close to winning the Australian Open if not for a couple of unforced errors and superlative Federer shot making in the 5th set . And Rafa has done it his way standing deep beyond the baseline on his service returns on both clay and hard court . Bravo to Rafa and Vamos Rafa forever .

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