Australian Open

Federer on Nadal's heels in rankings

2018-01-29 12:55
Roger Federer (Getty)

Paris - Roger Federer's victory in the Australian Open has taken him to within 155 points of world number one Rafael Nadal in the ATP rankings released on Monday.

Nadal, who was knocked out in the quarter-finals in Melbourne, has 9 760 points with Federer on 9 605. 

Marin Cilic, who took Federer to five sets in the final, moves up three places to a career-high ranking of third. 

Chung Hyeon is rewarded for his surprise run to the semi-finals with a 29-place leap to 29th in the world.

Top 20 in the latest ATP Tour rankings:

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9 760 points

2. Roger Federer (SUI) 9 605

3. Marin Cilic (CRO) 4 960

4. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4 630

5. Alexander Zverev (GER) 4 610

6. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4 060

7. David Goffin (BEL) 3 460

8. Jack Sock (USA) 2 880

9. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 2 815

10. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 2 705

11. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 2 620

12. Sam Querrey (USA) 2 490

13. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2 470

14. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 2 395

15. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 2 385

16. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 2 320

17. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2 235

18. John Isner (USA) 2 230

19. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 2 050

20. Andy Murray (GBR) 1 960

Selected:

26. Kyle Edmund (GBR) 1 667

29. Chung Hyeon (KOR) 1 472

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