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Nadal extends ATP lead as US men slip out of top 10

Spaniard Rafael Nadal increased his lead at the top of the ATP rankings published today as for the first time since computer rankings began in 1973 there are no Americans in the top 10.

sports Updated: Aug 09, 2010 19:43 IST

Spaniard Rafael Nadal increased his lead at the top of the ATP rankings published on Monday as for the first time since computer rankings began in 1973 there are no Americans in the top 10.

The top-ranked US player Andy Roddick dropped from ninth to 11th position after his third round exit from the Washington ATP tournament.

Nadal, who did not play in Washington, now has close on a 4,000-point lead on Serb Novak Djokovic and Swiss Roger Federer.

Argentina's David Nalbandian, winner in Washington, moves up 72 places to 45, while runner-up Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus returns to the top 20.

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 10745 pts
2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6905
3. Roger Federer (SUI) 6795
4. Andy Murray (GBR) 5305
5. Robin Soderling (SWE) 4740
6. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 4285
7. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 3780 (+1)
8. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 3770 (-1)
9. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 3475 (+1)
10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3455 (+1)
11. Andy Roddick (USA) 3235 (-2)
12. David Ferrer (ESP) 3100
13. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2890
14. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 2725
15. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 2470
16. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 2210
17. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) 2200
18. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2025
19. John Isner (USA) 1850
20. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 1790 (+5)
Selected:
45. David Nalbandian (ARG) 956 (+72)