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Nadal stays atop ATP rankings, Federer aims to overtake

IANS  |  Madrid 

continued to hold the top spot in the men's Association of Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings, released on Monday, while Switzerland's maintained a close second with a chance to overtake the injured Spaniard.

To dethrone Nadal and reclaim the lead for the first time since October 2012, Federer will need to reach the semi-finals in the Open this week, from which Nadal has been absent while recovering from leg surgery, reports

Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, closed to within 155 points of Nadal after his win last month at against world No. 3 of

of jumped to fourth place ahead of Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, while Spain's maintained his hold on 10th place, continuing to keep South Africa's out of the top 10.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. (Spain) 9,760 points

2. (Switzerland) 9,605

3. (Croatia) 4,960

4. (Germany) 4,450

5. (Bulgaria) 4,425

6. (Austria) 4,060

7. (Belgium) 3,400

8. (United States) 2,880

9. (Argentina) 2,815

10. (Spain) 2,705

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 17:28 IST
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