Nadal tops ATP world rankings
Paris - Rafael Nadal has finished the year firmly atop the world rankings despite losing to Roger Federer in the ATP Tour Championship final in London on Sunday.
The Spaniard has 12,450 points, 3,305 ahead of Federer whom he replaced at the top after winning the French Open and Wimbledon during the summer. Nadal went on to win the US Open, while Federer took the year's first Grand Slam title in Australia.
Andy Murray, meanwhile, moved back above Robin Soderling to fourth place on the back of his run into the semi-finals in London.
Nadal and Federer have filled the year-ending top two spots in the world rankings since 2005.
World Top 20:-
1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 12,450 pts
2. Roger Federer (SUI) 9145
3. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6035
4. Andy Murray (GBR) 5760 (+1)
5. Robin Soderling (SWE) 5580 (-1)
6. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 3955
7. David Ferrer (ESP) 3735
8. Andy Roddick (USA) 3665
9. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 3240
10. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 2920
11. J?rgen Melzer (AUT) 2785
12. Ga?l Monfils (FRA) 2485
13. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 2345
14. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2300
15. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 2160
16. Mardy Fish (USA) 1991
17. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) 1965
18. Sam Querrey (USA) 1860
19. John Isner (USA) 1850
20. Marcos Bagdhatis (CYP) 1785
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