ATP Tour

Nadal up to fourth in rankings

2013-03-18 14:29
Rafael Nadal (AFP)

Paris - Rafael Nadal's tournament win at Indian Wells on Sunday has thrust him back into the top four in the ATP world rankings.

The Spaniard dropped out of the elite bracket of players, comprising Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray earlier this year as he took seven months out to deal with a recurring knee injury.

Compatriot David Ferrer moved up to fourth place, but Nadal won two claycourt tournaments in South America as he launched his comeback last month and the win at Indian Wells brought him a big haul of points as it is one of the Masters Series events.

Nadal is back to fourth, nudging ahead of Ferrer with Djokovic, Federer and Murray still ahead of him. He has withdrawn from the Miami Masters starting this week and will return to action for the European clay court season.

ATP world rankings

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 13 280
2. Roger Federer (SUI) 8 715
3. Andy Murray (GBR) 8 350
4. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6 745
5. David Ferrer (ESP) 6 630
6. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 5 010
7. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 4 830
8. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3 750
9. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 3 090
10. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 2 960
11. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2 570
12. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 2 435
13. Gilles Simon (FRA) 2 300
14. Juan Monaco (ARG) 2 185
15. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 2 135
16. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2 095
17. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 1 960
18. Tommy Haas (GER) 1 925
19. Andreas Seppi (ITA) 1 785
20. Sam Querrey (USA) 1 760

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