|Posted on March 19, 2012 at 5:05 PM|
The top eight of the ATP World Tour remained the same
Novak Djokovic remains on the leadership of the world ranking, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) reported on Monday.
Despite being defeated in the semifinals of the Indians Wells tournament, in the United States, Djokovic continued leading the ATP ranking with 12,670 points, followed by Rafael Nadal of Spain (10,175) and Swiss Roger Federer (9,350), current champion of the first Masters-1000 of the season.
Roger Federer continued his red-hot run by dispatching surprise finalist John Isner 7-6 6-3 on Sunday to become the first player to win the Indian Wells ATP tournament four times. Serbian player.
After winning six titles in the last six months, Roger Federer is now within 825 points of Rafael Nadal for the No. 2 ranking. Nadal has 600 final-round points to defend at this week’s tournament in Miami, while Federer only 360 to defend.
John Isner of the U.S. broke into the top ten of the men’s tennis tour for the first time in his career after he reached the BNP Paribas Open finals in Indian Wells, California.
The top eight of the ATP World Tour remained the same, with Djokovic at No. 1, followed by Rafael Nadal of Spain, Federer at No. 3 and Britain’s Andy Murray occupying the fourth spot.
The best ranked Latin American player is Argentine Juan Martín del Potro, in the 11th place with 2,660 points, and the most outstanding improvement was performed by his fellow countryman David Nalbandian, who climbed from the 74th to 50th place.
Tomas Berdych remains at No. 7 of the world ranking with 3 860 points.
ATP Ranking as of Monday, March 19, 2012