ATP RANKINGS 16-10-2017: Roger Federer is closing the gap on Rafael Nadal

Tennis - Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem and Sam Querrey are on a career-high ranking this Monday

by Jovica Ilic
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ATP RANKINGS 16-10-2017: Roger Federer is closing the gap on Rafael Nadal

If Rafael Nadal would have won the title in Shanghai yesterday, the battle for the year-end number 1 spot would have been over, but Roger Federer prevented that with a stellar performance, winning his 6th title of the season and reducing his deficit to Spaniard to 1960 points, with 3000 still left up for grabs. It is uncertain which tournaments these two will play until the end of the season but they could carry this all the way up to London, which would be the best for the fans.

Andy Murray is still third (not for long, though) and the gap between Nadal and Federer and the other players is bigger and bigger, which will help them at the start of the new season. Marin Cilic passed Alexander Zverev to achieve a career-high ranking of 4th, standing on 4505 points.

Zverev lost in the third round of Shanghai and he is now 105 points behind the Croat. Dominic Thiem is now 6th, which is also his best ranking so far, pushing Novak Djokovic into 7th, 170 points clear of the Serb. Grigor Dimitrov is 8th and Stan Wawrinka still lingers in the Top 10 with 3450 points.

David Goffin, Pablo Carreno Busta, and Milos Raonic remained 10th, 11th and 12th, ahead of the Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey who both gained 3 spots. This is the career-best ranking for Sam who is still 9th in the ATP Race for London, behind Carreno Busta.

Shanghai semi-finalist Juan Maritn del Potro is back inside the Top 20 for the first time since October 2014 and Roberto Bautista Agut is the biggest loser in the Top 70, dropping 9 places after failing to defend the points for the Shanghai final. Top 30 rankings:

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The biggest movers in the Top 200: 

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