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Rafael Nadal continues to top ATP rankings after claiming US Open title

On Sunday, the Spanish legend overwhelmed big-serving South African Kevin Anderson in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to win his third championship title at Flushing Meadows.

Reported by: IANS, Madrid (Spain) [Published on:11 Sep 2017, 4:54 PM IST]
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Rafael Nadal of Spain poses with the championship trophy at US Open 2017Photo:GETTY IMAGES

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday. Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, on Sunday won his third US Open title with a dominating 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over big-serving South African Kevin Anderson, reports Efe news agency. The challenge will be to out done 

Switzerland's Roger Federer moved to the second position, while Britain's Andy Murray, who is out of action due to a hip injury, came third.

German Alexander Zverev jumped to the fourth position, ahead of Marin Cilic.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic moved down to the sixth place, while Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka dropped four positions to occupy the eighth.

Spain's Pablo Carreño Busta jumped nine positions to join the top 10 list.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 9,465 points

2. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 7,505 points

3. Andy Murray (United Kingdom) 6,790 points

4. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 4,470 points

5. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 4,155 points

6. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 4,125 points

7. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 4,030 points

8. Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) 3,690 points

9. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 3,575 points

10. Pablo Carreño Busta (Spain) 2,855 points

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