Tennis

Nadal tops ATP rankings

2011-05-02 10:54
Rafael Nadal (AFP Photo)

Berlin - Rafael Nadal took a healthy lead over unbeaten Novak Djokovic in the ATP rankings into his Spanish home Masters tournament in Madrid.

Nadal heads the latest list issued on Monday with 11,915 points. Djokovic is on 9,710 after stretching his perfect 2011 record to 27-0 with a home title in Belgrade, and Roger Federer of Switzerland is third on 8,690 points.

The Madrid Masters, which started on Monday, is the biggest clay-court tune-up event for the French Open Grand Slam.

ATP top 10 as May 2 (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. (1) Rafael Nadal, Spain, 11,915 points

2. (2) Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 9,710

3. (3) Roger Federer, Switzerland, 8,690

4. (4) Andy Murray, Britain, 5,815

5. (5) Robin Soederling, Sweden, 5,235

6. (6) David Ferrer, Spain, 4,330

7. (7) Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 3,900

8. (8) Juergen Melzer, Austria, 3,055

9. (10) Nicolas Almagro, Spain, 2,735 10. (9) Gael Monfils, France, 2,690

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