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Roger Federer on Rafael Nadal’s heels in latest tennis rankings

Rafael Nadal, who was knocked out in the Australian Open quarter-finals in Melbourne, has 9,760 points while Roger Federer has 9,605.

tennis Updated: Jan 29, 2018 19:04 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Paris
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Switzerland's Roger Federer holds the Australian Open trophy at Government House as he poses for pictures following his win in Melbourne on Sunday.(AFP)

Roger Federer’s victory in the Australian Open has taken him to within 155 points of world number one Rafael Nadal in the ATP rankings released on Monday.

Nadal, who was knocked out in the quarter-finals in Melbourne, has 9,760 points with Federer on 9,605.

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Marin Cilic, who took Federer to five sets in the final, moves up three places to a career-high ranking of third.

Chung Hyeon is rewarded for his surprise run to the semi-finals with a 29-place leap to 29th in the world.

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Rankings on January 29:

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9,760 points

2. Roger Federer (SUI) 9,605

3. Marin Cilic (CRO) 4,960 (+3)

4. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4,630 (-1)

5. Alexander Zverev (GER) 4,610 (-1)

6. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4,060 (-1)

7. David Goffin (BEL) 3,460

8. Jack Sock (USA) 2,880 (+1)

9. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 2,815 (+1)

10. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 2,705 (+1)

First Published: Jan 29, 2018 18:04 IST