ATP Rankings. Roger Federer closing in on world No 1 spot

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are separated only by 155 points.

ATP Rankings. Roger Federer closing in on world No 1 spot

Roger Federer's triumph at Australian Open has taken the Swiss to within 155 points of world No 1 Rafael Nadal in the ATP rankings released on Monday. The Spaniard, who was knocked out in the quarter-finals in Melbourne, has today 9,760 points with Federer on 9,605. Federer won his sixth title at the Australian Open equaling the record held by Roy Emerson and Novak Djokovic, and also became the first man to win twenty Grand Slam titles. Federer could soon be again No. 1 in the world: he already holds the records for both the most total weeks at No. 1 (302) and most consecutive weeks at No. 1 (237).

Croatian Marin Cilic, who took Federer to five sets in the final, moves up three places to a career-high ranking of third. Korean Chung Hyeon is rewarded for his surprise run to the semi-finals with a 29-place leap to 29th in the world.

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and German Alexander Zverev are now 4th and 5th, only 20 points apart from each other. Austrian Dominic Thiem fell to 6th while Belgian David Goffin remained 7th, and 5 players behind him gained one position as Swiss Stan Wawrinka drops out from the Top 10 for the first time since May 2013. American Jack Sock, argentinian Juan Martin del Potro, and other Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta are the remaining players in the Top 10, Serbian Novak Djokovic moved to 13th and Australian Nick Kyrgios is now behind him after earning 3 spots.

About British players, Andy Murray is barely inside the Top 20 while Kyle Edmund enters the Top 30 for the first time after reaching the semifinal in Melbourne. Canadian Milos Raonic goes out from the Top 30 for the first time since February 2012, while another Australian Open hero, U.S. Tennys Sandgren, is in the Top 60 for the first time, improving his ranking for 42 spots.

ATP Top 20:
1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9760
2. Roger Federer (SUI) 9605
3. Marin Cilic (CRO) 4960
4. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4630
5. Alexander Zverev (GER) 4610
6. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4060
7. David Goffin (BEL) 3460
8. Jack Sock (USA) 2880
9. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 2815
10. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 2705
11. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 2620
12. Sam Querrey (USA) 2490
13. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2470
14. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 2395
15. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 2385
16. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 2320
17. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2235
18. John Isner (USA) 2230
19. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 2050
20. Andy Murray (GBR) 1960

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