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ATP RANKINGS 20-03-2017: Federer moves ahead of Nadal in 6th. Murray is 3000 points clear of Djokovic

ATP RANKINGS 20-03-2017: Federer moves ahead of Nadal in 6th. Murray is 3000 points clear of Djokovic

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by Jovica Ilic

Following his historic Indian Wells title last night, Roger Federer gained another 1000 points to stand at already amazing 3000 in 2017, and that propelled himself from 10th to 6th place in the ATP rankings. Roger left Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Marin Cilic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga behind him, to be on his best ranking position since August last year when he was 4th.

With 3045 points, Roger is by far the best player on the ATP Race, ahead of Rafael Nadal who collected 1635 points and Stan Wawrinka who is on 1410. At the top of the rankings, Andy Murray extended his lead over Novak Djokovic to more than 3000 points, and that will increase even more when Novak lose another 1000 points for his Miami title won 12 months ago.

Neither world number 1 or 2 will play in Miami, which means that Andy will build even nicer lead ahead of clay season in April. Stan Wawrinka is third but unlike before he is now 1000 clear of Kei Nishikori in 4th, and Milos Raonic slid to 5th.

As we already said, Roger gained 4 spots to be 6th, pushing Rafael Nadal to 7th, while Marin Cilic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fell for 2 places each, still hanging inside the Top 10. There were no bigger changes behind them, until Jack Sock who is now 17th, which is his career-best ranking, together with Pablo Carreno Busta who achieved the same in the 19th, entering the Top 20 for the first time.

After his good Indian Wells run, Pablo Cuevas is now 25th, making him the biggest mover inside the Top 50. Top 20 ranked players: 1. Andy Murray (GBR) 12005
2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 8915

Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5705
4. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4730
5. Milos Raonic (CAN) 4480
6. Roger Federer (SUI) 4305
7. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 4145
8. Dominic Thim (AUT) 3465
9. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3420

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3310
11. Gael Monfils (FRA) 3190
12. David Goffin (BEL) 2975
13. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2960
14. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 2790
15. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2456
16. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 2425

Jack Sock (USA) 2375
18. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 2190
19. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 2025
20. Alexander Zverev (GER) 1850 ALSO READ: ATP INDIAN WELLS: Roger Federer beats Wawrinka for his 25th Masters 1000 crown and another big record! .

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