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Nadal reclaims ATP top spot as Federer slips

  • Published at 08:07 pm April 2nd, 2018
Nadal reclaims ATP top spot as Federer slips
Rafael Nadal reclaimed top spot in the men's ATP rankings on Monday a day after Swiss rival Roger Federer crashed out in Miami to American John Isner. Nadal, who hasn't hit a ball in anger since pulling out of the Australian Open quarter-finals in January, saw Federer take over top spot on February 18. The Swiss veteran, however, slipped 10 points behind his Spanish rival and into second place after a second round defeat to Isner that saw the towering American leap eight places to ninth thanks to his eventual victory Sunday in the Masters 1000 event. Isner thus equals his previous best ranking of ninth, reached in April 2012, while beaten finalist Alexander Zverev of Germany moved up one place to fourth. ATP rankings at April 2:
  1. Rafael Nadal 8.770 pts
  2. Roger Federer 8.670
  3. Marin Cilic 4.985
  4. Alexander Zverev 4.925
  5. Grigor Dimitrov 4.635
  6. Juan Martin Del Potro 4.470
  7. Dominic Thiem 3.665
  8. Kevin Anderson 3.390
  9. John Isner 3.125
  10. David Goffin 3.110