ATP RANKINGS: Nadal, Federer, and Dimitrov are the best players of 2017


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ATP RANKINGS: Nadal, Federer, and Dimitrov are the best players of 2017

Sunday's title match at the ATP Finals marked the end of the ATP season (there's Davis Cup final still to be played on the weekend), with Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin battling for one of the biggest crowns of the season.

In the end, Bulgarian stole all the glory, conquering the tournament undefeated and earning 1500 ATP points, that propelled him from 6th to 3rd in the rankings, his career-high position. Grigor managed to finish the season just behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, and ahead of Alexander Zverev who will start the 2018 season as the 4th best player in the world.

Federer made a surprising loss to Goffin in the semis and that means he will end the season 1000 points behind Nadal, who will try to stay at the top as long as he can before the clay season kicks off. Grigor is 4500 points behind Roger, another prove how well both Nadal and Federer played in 2017, but it could all change in 2018 with the return of Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka, Nishikori, Raonic, and others.

Dominic Thiem had a bumpy second part of the season but he did enough to collect more than 4000 points, enough to keep him in 5th place, ahead of Marin Cilic and David Goffin, who is also on a career-high.

Jack Sock managed to pass Stan Wawrinka in 8th, where he never stood before, and Pablo Carreno Busta completes the Top 10 company for 2017. 4 out of 5 players who finished 2016 in the Top 10 are not there 12 months later and they will all be eager to restore their positions, and only 4 players who were on the list in December 2016 stayed there in 2017 as well.

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