Freshly-crowned Indian Wells champion Rafael Nadal climbed from fifth to fourth in the latest men’s tennis rankings issued on Monday by the ATP.

Nadal, who beat Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the final of the Masters event in California last Sunday, has 6,745 points as he moved ahead of fellow Spaniard David Ferrer. Nadal is making a comeback after a seven-month layoff because of a virus and knee problems.

Novak Djokovic continues to dominate the rankings with 13,280 followed in second player by Roger Federer (8,715) and Andy Murray (8,350) ranked third.

The top 10 ATP rankings as of March 18 (previous ranking in parenthesis): 1. (1) Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 13,280 points 2. (2) Roger Federer, Switzerland, 8,715 3. (3) Andy Murray, Britain, 8,350 4. (5) Rafael Nadal, Spain, 6,745 5. (4) David Ferrer, Spain, 6,630 6. (6) Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 5,010 7. (7) Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 4,830 8. (8) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 3,750 9. (9) Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia, 3,090 10. (10) Richard Gasquet, France, 2,960.

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