Former number one Roger Federer moved back into second place of the tennis rankings issued by the ATP on Monday after making it to the Masters final in Shanghai on the weekend.
Although the Swiss was beaten in the title match by Andy Murray, who remains in fourth place in the rankings, Federer did enough to overtake Novak Djokovic, whom he knocked out in Shanghai.
At the top Rafael Nadal, who was beaten by Austrian Juergen Melzer in the third round in Shanghai, continues to lead by more than 4,000 points.
ATP top 10 as of October 18 (previous ranking in parenthesis): #> 1. (1) Rafael Nadal, Spain, 11,880 points 2. (2) Roger Federer, Switzerland, 7,335 3. (3) Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 7,145 4. (4) Andy Murray, Britain, 6,125 5. (5) Robin Soderling, Sweden, 4,825 6. (7) Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 3,715 7 (9) Fernando Verdasco, Spain, 3,330 8. (10) David Ferrer, Spain, 3,325 9. (8) Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, 3,310 10. (11) Andy Roddick, US, 3,260.
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