Rafael Nadal regains top spot in men's ATP rankings after Roger Federer's surprise Halle Open defeat

Paris: Spain's Rafael Nadal regained the top spot in the men's ATP rankings from old rival Roger Federer on Monday after the latter's surprise final loss on the grass in Halle.

Roger Federer suffered a surprise defeat in the final of the Halle Open on 24 June. AFP

Roger Federer suffered a surprise defeat in the final of the Halle Open on 24 June. AFP

Nadal had slipped down to number two despite his 11th French Open success after Federer, 36, took the Stuttgart Cup to bag the number one ranking for the sixth time in his career and bask in a record 310th week at the summit.

However, his Halle loss to Borna Coric cost him not only a 99th career title but his pole position as Nadal moved back above him by 50 points, with the countdown to Wimbledon nearing its end. Coric's win lifted him 13 places meanwhile to a career-high 21st.

Queen's Club champion Marin Cilic moved up a spot to fifth after his win over Novak Djokovic, who moves back into the top 20.

ATP rankings as of 25 June:

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 8770 pts (+1)

2. Roger Federer (SUI) 8720 (-1)

3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5755

4. Juan Martín Del Potro (ARG) 5080

5. Marin Cilic (CRO) 5060 (+1)

6. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4780 (-1)

7. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3835

8. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 3635

9. David Goffin (BEL) 3110

10. John Isner (USA) 3070

11. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2435

12. Pablo Carreno (ESP) 2145

13. Sam Querrey (USA) 2130

14. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2120 (+2)

15. Jack Sock (USA) 2110 (-1)

16. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2030 (-1)

17. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 1965 (+5)

18. Kyle Edmund (GBR) 1950 (-1)

19. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 1855 (+2)

20. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 1835 (-2)


Updated Date: Jun 25, 2018 16:49 PM

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