Nadal tops ATP rankings after 11th Roland Garros victory

Madrid, June 11 : Spain’s Rafael Nadal stayed atop the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday following his 11th career French Open victory.

32-year-old Nadal took two hours and 42 minutes to earn his 17th Grand Slam title on Sunday, prevailing against Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2, who is now ranked the seventh, reports Efe.

Nadal has won Roland Garros’ Coupe des Mousquetaires (“the Musketeers’ Trophy”) a record 11 times, tying the all-time record set by Australia’s Margaret Court for the most titles won at a single Grand Slam championship.

Switzerland’s Roger Federer, who opted to miss the 2018 clay court season, trails Nadal in second place in the ATP rankings by 100 points.

Having reached the semifinals in Paris, Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina jumped two places to fourth.

Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov and Kevin Anderson each fell one spot, occupying the fifth, sixth and eighth positions respectively.

Meanwhile, Italy’s Marco Cecchinato rocketed 45 spots to 27th, thanks to his deep run at Roland Garros, where he reached semifinals, losing to Thiem.

The current top-10 ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 8,770 Points 2. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 8,670 3. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 5,965 4. Juan Martín del Potro (Argentina) 5,080 5. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 4,950 6. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 4,870 7. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3,835 8. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 3,635 9. David Goffin (Belgium) 3,110 10. John Isner (US) 3,070.

/IANS

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