Tennis

Nadal clings to No 1 spot

2011-06-06 13:53
Rafael Nadal (File)

Berlin - Rafael Nadal maintained first place in the men's tennis rankings against charging Novak Djokovic, with some help of his friendly rival Roger Federer.

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Spain's Nadal retained the top ranking in Monday's ATP list, the day after claiming a sixth French Open crown to equal the Roland Garros record of Bjorn Borg.

Nadal beat Federer for the title after the Swiss had handed Djokovic a first 2011 defeat in the semi-finals. Djokovic would have moved to the top had he made the final, or if Federer had won the decider.

Nadal has 12 070 points for a slender 45-point advantage over the Serb Djokovic, who is on 12 025. Federer remains third, with 9 230 points.

Meanwhile, Li Na's title win at the French Open on Saturday sees her move to a career-high fourth in the world rankings.

Li became the first player from China and the first from Asia to win a Grand Slam title.

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki remained the world number one despite losing in the third round in Paris.

Top 20 in the latest ATP rankings:

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 12 070
2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12 025
3. Roger Federer (SUI) 9 230
4. Andy Murray (GBR) 6 625
5. Robin Soderling (SWE) 4 595
6. David Ferrer (ESP) 4 150
7. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 3 490
8. Gaël Monfils (FRA) 2 780
9. Mardy Fish (USA) 2 440
10. Andy Roddick (USA) 2 200
11. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 2 175
12. Viktor Troicki (SRB) 1 930
13. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 1 925
14. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 1 920
15. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 1 875
16. Gilles Simon (FRA) 1 745
17. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 1740
18. Florian Mayer (GER) 1  600
19. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 1 480
20. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) 1 475

Top 20 in the latest WTA rankings:

1. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 9 915
2. Kim Clijsters (BEL) 8 215
3. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 7 935
4. Li Na (CHN) 6 475
5. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 5 920
6. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 5 221
7. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 4 646
8. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4 018
9. Marion Bartoli (FRA) 3 740
10. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 3 405
11. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 3 280
12. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3 210
13. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3 056
14. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 3 055
15. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 3 050
16. Julia Görges (GER) 2 560
17. Kaia Kanepi (EST) 2 545
18. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 2 350
19. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 2 330
20. Peng Chuai (CHN) 2 240

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