Tennis

Nadal clings to No 1 ranking

2011-05-16 14:38
Rafael Nadal (File)

Berlin - Rafael Nadal barely hung onto first place in the men's tennis rankings after losing another final against in-form rival Novak Djokovic.

Nadal leads the ATP list issued on Monday with 12 070 points, but Djokovic has all but reached him on 11 665 points after beating the Spaniard for the Rome clay title on Sunday.

Djokovic has a perfect 37-0 record in 2011 for seven titles. The Serbian has defeated Nadal in four finals this year, the others being in Indian Wells, Miami and Madrid. He can claim the top spot for the first time at the French Open which starts on Sunday.

Former number one Roger Federer remains third on 8 390 points while Mardy Fish put the United States back into the top 10, from 11th to 10th. Last week had marked the first time in ranking history that the US had no men's and women's player in the top 10.

Latest ATP rankings:

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 12 070
2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11 665
3. Roger Federer (SUI) 8 390
4. Andy Murray (SCO) 6 085
5. Robin Soderling (SWE) 5 435
6. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 4 215
7. David Ferrer (ESP) 4 060
8. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 2 850
9. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2 465
10. Mardy Fish (USA) 2 395
11. Andy Roddick (USA) 2 290
12. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 2 225
13. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 2 010
14. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 1 960
15. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 1 920
16. Viktor Troicki (SRB) 1 815
17. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 1 620
18. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 1 570
19. Gilles Simon (FRA) 1 565
20. Marin Cilic (CRO) 1 515

Latest WTA rankings:

1. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 10 105
2. Kim Clijsters (BEL) 8 115
3. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 7 675
4. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 5 425
5. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 5 047
6. Li Na (CHN) 4 775
7. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 4 761
8. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 4 645
9. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3 743
10. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 3 670
11. Marion Bartoli (FRA) 2 925
12. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 2 876
13. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2 870
14. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2 715
15. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 2 670
16. Kaia Kanepi (EST) 2 526
17. Serena Williams (USA) 2 500
18. Julia Görges (GER) 2 500
19. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 2 495
20. Shahar Peer (ISR) 2 445

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