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

IANS  |  Madrid 

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

Nadal dropped to second place after being defeated in quarter-finals by of 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

"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.

maintained his third position, after the German claimed the title of 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. (Switzerland) 8,670 Points

2. (Spain) 7,950

3. (Germany) 6,015

4. (Bulgaria) 4,870

5. (Croatia) 4,770

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

7. (South Africa) 3,660

8. (Austria) 3,545

9. (US) 3,305

10. (Belgium) 2,930.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 15:58 IST