ATP Tour

Melbourne master Federer back in Top 10

2017-01-30 13:04
Roger Federer (AP)

Melbourne - Roger Federer has climbed back into the ATP top 10 on the strength of his epic 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.

The 35-year-old Swiss great defied old rival Rafael Nadal on Sunday in a thrilling five-setter in Melbourne to move up seven spots to 10th in the latest rankings released on Monday.

Nadal, beaten 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, moved up three places to sixth in the list still dominated by early Australian Open victims Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.

Stan Wawrinka, defeated in the semis last week by Federer, is up one in third.

Germany's Mischa Zverev, who upset Murray in the fourth round in Melbourne, soared 15 places to 35th, his best ever ranking.

Zverev's teenaged brother Alexander climbed two rungs to 22nd after making it to the third round where he lost to Nadal.

Latest ATP rankings:

1. Andy Murray (GBR) 11 540 points

2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 9 825

3. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5 695

4. Milos Raonic (CAN) 4 930

5. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4 830

6. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 4 385

7. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3 560

8. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3 505

9. Gaël Monfils (FRA) 3 445 (-3)

10. Roger Federer (SUI) 3 260

11. David Goffin (BEL) 2 930

12. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 2 790

13. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2 765

14. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 2 685

15. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 2 415

16. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2 350

17. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2 131

18. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 1 975

19. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 1 875

20. Jack Sock (USA) 1 855


22. Alexander Zverev (GER) 1 735

35. Mischa Zverev (GER) 1 238

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