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Updated: October 7, 2013 16:12 IST

Nadal tops ATP rankings

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal returned to the top of the ATP rankings for the first time in more than two years on Monday, overtaking Serbian Novak Djokovic, who dropped to second.

Nadal moved into the top spot of the rankings with 11,160 points to 11,120 for Djokovic. It is the first time Nadal has headed the table since July 2011. Djokovic had kept the ranking for 101 weeks.

Former world number one Roger Federer dropped another spot in the standings. A week after falling to number six, the Swiss landed at number seven this week.

Jankovic moves up

Former world number one Jelena Jankovic jumped three places to eighth in the women’s tennis rankings.

Serena Williams would finish the season as world number one for a third time. She leads an unchanged top seven ahead of Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova.

ATP top 10 as of October 7 (previous ranking in parentheses): 1 (2) Rafael Nadal, Spain, 11,160 points 2 (1) Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 11,120 3 (3) Andy Murray, Britain, 6,895 4 (4) David Ferrer, Spain, 6,710 5 (7) Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 4,925 6 (5) Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 4,610 7 (6) Roger Federer, Switzerland, 4,515 8 (9) Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, 3,150 9 (8) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 3,115 10 (10) Richard Gasquet, France, 3,095.

The WTA’s top 10 as of Monday (previous ranking in parenthesis): 1 (1) Serena Williams, United States, 13,260 points 2 (2) Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 8,485 3 (3) Maria Sharapova, Russia, 6,941 4 (4) Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, 6,195 5 (5) Li Na, China, 5,365 6 (6) Sara Errani, Italy, 4,435 7 (7) Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, 4,315 8 (11) Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, 3,860 9 (8) Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 3,845 10 (9) Angelique Kerber, Germany, 3,645.

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