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Tennis

Djokovic closes in on number one after Rome triumph
AFP
Paris, May 20, 2014
First Published: 12:02 IST(20/5/2014)
Last Updated: 12:15 IST(20/5/2014)

Serbia's Novak Djokovic closed within 650 points of world number one Rafael Nadal in the latest ATP rankings after defeating the Spaniard in the Sunday's Rome Masters final.

Canada's Milos Raonic, who pushed Djokovic to three sets in the semi-finals, is the only mover amongst the top ten as he replaces Kei Nishikori at number nine with the Japanese slipping to tenth.

Bulgaria's rising star Grigor Dimitrov, who was well beaten by Nadal in the last four at Rome, climbs two places to number 12 as the circuit now heads to Paris and the French Open which begins Sunday.

Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka, his Swiss compatriot Roger Federer and Spanish clay court specialist David Ferrer complete the top five.
   
    Rankings

    1. Rafael Nadal (ESP)             12,500 pts
    2. Novak Djokovic (SRB)           11,850
    3. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)        5,830
    4. Roger Federer (SUI)             5,125
    5. David Ferrer (ESP)              5,030
    6. Tomas Berdych (CZE)             4,330
    7. Juan-Martin Del Potro (ARG)     4,125
    8. Andy Murray (GBR)               4,120
    9. Milos Raonic (CAN)              2,975 (+1)
    10. Kei Nishikori (JPN)            2,815 (-1)
    11. John Isner (USA)               2,600
    12. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)          2,515 (+2)
    12. Richard Gasquet (FRA)          2,445 (-1)
    14. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)       2,315 (-1)
    15. Fabio Fognini (ITA)            2,155
    16. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)          2,065
    17. Tommy Haas (GER)               2,005 (+2)
    18. Tommy Robredo (ESP)            1,900
    19. Ernests Gulbis (LET)           1,890 (-2)
    20. Kevin Anderson (RSA)           1,710 (-1)


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