LIVE ATP rankings: Roger Federer is five points ahead of Rafael Nadal


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LIVE ATP rankings: Roger Federer is five points ahead of Rafael Nadal

The quarter-final matches at the second Grand Slam of the season in Paris are up and running, with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal battling alongside each other on two main courts, seeking the potential semi-final clash. Six of seven top-ranked players on the Live ATP ranking list are through to the last eight at Roland Garros, staying in contention for the title and 2000 points that would make further shifts on the list.

Without the last year's points earned on the Parisian clay, Novak Djokovic has cemented his lead over the rest of the group even more, standing on 12355 points and seeking more against Alexander Zverev in the quarters on Wednesday.

Roger Federer is playing in Paris for the first time since 2015, winning four matches so far and moving ahead of the defending champion Rafael Nadal by five points, accumulating 6310 before Wawrinka clash and leaving Nadal on 6305.

Rafa has not won as many points as he wanted on the beloved surface this spring but that all changed in Rome where he defended the title, boosting confidence ahead of Roland Garros where he chases the 12th crown in the last 15 years.

The last year's quarter-finalist Alexander Zverev has not played on a high level this year, heading to Geneva where he won the first title of the season and repeating the quarter-final run in Paris with a win over Fabio Fognini, defending the points and staying ahead of Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The young Greek lost in the thrilling fourth-round clash with Stan Wawrinka that lasted for more than five hours and his fifth place on the list is in danger, with last year's runner-up Dominic Thiem hoping to pass both him and Kei Nishikori if he beats Karen Khachanov.

The Russian grabbed only ten wins ahead of Roland Garros and he has raised his game in Paris, advancing into the first Grand Slam quarter-final and cracking the top-10 for the first time in a career. Fabio Fognini is ready to make a debut in the elite group as well if Stan Wawrinka fails to win the title, playing well in the last 12 months and conquering the first Masters 1000 title in Monte Carlo.

Juan Martin del Potro lost to Khachanov in four sets, failing to defend the points for the semi-final he played a year ago, standing ahead of Daniil Medvedev and Borna Coric who will become the Croatian no. 1 on Monday for the first time ahead of Marin Cilic.

Stan Wawrinka is returning into the top-20 for the first time since March last year and he is the lowest-ranked player remained in the draw, seeking another win over Roger Federer here, just like in 2015.