Rafael Nadal dropped from fourth to fifth in the latest ATP tennis rankings issued on Monday although he won a record eighth French Open title the previous day.

With ATP rankings mathematics based on results over the last 52 weeks, Nadal merely defended the points from his 2012 success, allowing fellow-Spaniard David Ferrer to move ahead of him into a career-high fourth because he reached the final for the first time.

But the in-form Nadal is expected to roar up the rankings over the next months when he has no 2012 points to defend owing to a long-term injury from June until February.

French Open semifinalist Novak Djokovic remained top with 11,830 points, ahead of Andy Murray (8,310), who sat out the Paris grand slam injured. Roger Federer has 7,640, Ferrer 7,220 and Nadal 6,895.

ATP top 10 as of June 10 (previous ranking in parenthesis): 1. (1) Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 11,830 points 2. (2) Andy Murray, Britain, 8,310 3. (3) Roger Federer, Switzerland, 7,640 4. (5) David Ferrer, Spain, 7,220 5. (4) Rafael Nadal, Spain, 6,895 6. (6) Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 4,515 7. (8) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 4,155 8. (7) Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 3,960 9. (9) Richard Gasquet, France, 3,090 10. (10) Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, 2,810


The king and his court June 11, 2013

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