Roger Federer back as No.1 in ATP rankings after Rafael Nadal's six-week lead

May 15, 2018, 08:40 IST | IANS

Nadal dropped to second place after being defeated in the Madrid Open quarter-finals by Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-5, 6-3 on Friday

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Switzerland's Roger Federer took back the No. 1 spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday after being second to Spain's Rafael Nadal for six weeks.

Nadal dropped to second place after being defeated in the Madrid Open quarter-finals by Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-5, 6-3 on Friday, ending his bid for the tournament's sixth title and a record streak of 50 consecutive clay-court sets wins, reports Efe.

"I had to play an extraordinary match, and that's what I did. It takes a really good match to beat Rafa on clay, but I think a very important thing was that I went in with the attitude that I can beat him," Thiem said after Friday's match.

Alexander Zverev maintained his third position, after the German claimed the title of the 2018 Madrid Open for the first time after winning 6-4, 6-4 over Thiem, who dropped to the eighth spot.

The current top 10 ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 8,670 Points

2. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 7,950

3. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 6,015

4. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 4,870

5. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 4,770

6. Juan Martín del Potro (Argentina) 4,540

7. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 3,660

8. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3,545

9. John Isner (US) 3,305

10. David Goffin (Belgium) 2,930.

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge's exotic Maldivian vacation

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK