Roger Federer jumps four places to sixth place in world rankings, Angelique Kerber reclaims top spot
Roger Federer jumped four places to sixth in the latest ATP rankings released Monday, leapfrogging rival Rafael Nadal following his Indian Wells Masters triumph.
Paris: Roger Federer jumped four places to sixth in the latest ATP rankings released Monday, leapfrogging rival Rafael Nadal following his Indian Wells Masters triumph.
Federer eliminated Nadal in the fourth round on his way to his fifth India Wells title, beating fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the final.
Andy Murray holds on to number one slot despite his second-round exit from India Wells while Novak Djokovic, also an early victim at India Wells, retains number two spot ahead of third placed Wawrinka.
Kerber tops WTA rankings
Germany's Angelique Kerber ousted Serena Williams from top spot in the WTA rankings Monday despite her fourth-round exit from Indian Wells.
Kerber, 29, the top-ranked player in the India Wells draw, returned to number one in the world despite the defeat because Williams missed the event through injury.
Elena Vesnina, 30, of Russia, who eliminated Kerber in the fourth round, moved up to 13th in the rankings, her best ever placing
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Murray, now ranked at 113, swept to a convincing 6-3, 6-3 victory over Vasek Pospisil, his fifth win against the Canadian in six meetings.
Poland's Hurkacz, who beat Roger Federer on his way to the Wimbledon semi-finals in July, won 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.