ATP Tour

Nadal ousts Federer to regain top spot

2018-06-25 11:53
Rafael Nadal (Getty)

Paris - Rafael Nadal regained the top spot in the ATP Tour rankings from old rival Roger Federer on Monday after the latter's surprise final loss on the grass in Halle. 

Nadal had slipped down to number two despite his 11th French Open success after Federer, 36, took the Stuttgart Cup to bag the number one ranking for the sixth time in his career and bask in a record 310th week at the summit. 

But his Halle loss to Borna Coric cost him not only a 99th career title, but his pole position as Nadal moved back above him by 50 points as the countdown to Wimbledon nears its end. 

Coric's win lifted him 13 places meanwhile to a career-high 21st. 

Queen's Club champion Marin Cilic moved up a spot to fifth after his win over Novak Djokovic, who moves back into the top 20.

Top 20 in the latest ATP Tour rankings:

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 8 770

2. Roger Federer (SUI) 8 720

3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5 755

4. Juan Martn Del Potro (ARG) 5 080

5. Marin Cilic (CRO) 5 060

6. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4 780 (

7. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3 835

8. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 3 635

9. David Goffin (BEL) 3 110

10. John Isner (USA) 3 070

11. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2 435

12. Pablo Carreno (ESP) 2 145

13. Sam Querrey (USA) 2 130

14. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2 120

15. Jack Sock (USA) 2 110

16. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2 030

17. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 1 965

18. Kyle Edmund (GBR) 1 950

19. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 1 855

20. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 1835

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