Madrid winner Nadal moves to 4th in rankings


Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Argentinian tennis player Horacio Zeballos during ...
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Argentinian tennis player Horacio Zeballos during the ATP Barcelona Open "Conde de Godo" tennis tournament in Barcelona on April 29, 2017. Nadal won 6-3, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Josep LAGO

Rafael Nadal’s climb one place to fourth in the world on the strength of his Madrid Masters win was confirmed in the latest ATP rankings released Monday.

The Spaniard continued his flawless record on clay this season by beating Dominic Thiem to win the Madrid tournament for a fifth time 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 on Sunday.

The Spaniard is now 15-0 on his favored surface this year having also picked up his 10th title in Monte Carlo and Barcelona in recent weeks.

Thiem’s reward for making the final was a two-place move to seventh.

Nadal was last ranked fourth in October last year.

The highest mover of the week was Borna Coric, who jumped 18 places to 41st after his quarter-final appearance in the Spanish capital.

1. Andy Murray (GBR) 10.360 pts

2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6.845

3. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5.605

4. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5.195 (+1)

5. Roger Federer (SUI) 5.035 (-1)

6. Milos Raonic (CAN) 4.180

7. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4.035 (+2)

8. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3.735 (-1)

9. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 3.470 (-1)

10. David Goffin (BEL) 3.055

11. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2.900 (+1)

12. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 2.870 (-1)

13. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 2.690 (+1)

14. Jack Sock (USA) 2.370 (+1)

15. Gaël Monfils (FRA) 2.635 (+1)

16. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2.330 (-3)

17. Alexander Zverev (GER) 2.300 (+2)

18. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 2.155 (+2)

19. Albert Ramos (ESP) 2.145 (-2)

20. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2.110 (+1)

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