Roger Federer started his 304th week at the top of the ATP rankings today and after deciding to skip Dubai he will not be able to add more points to his tally, defending titles in Indian Wells and Miami. Roger is 345 points clear in front of Rafael Nadal who will try reduce the deficit in Acapulco (he can't pass Roger as he will lose 300 points next Monday) and to put himself in a nice position to attack the throne at Indian Wells or eventually in Miami. Marin Cilic remained third, far behind Roger and Rafa and he is unable to make a progress this week after he opted to withdraw from Acapulco.
The Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov is 325 points behind the Croat and he seeks 500 points in weak Dubai field where he is the top seed. Alexander Zverev stayed 5th and he is the second seed in Acapulco behind Nadal, trying to boost his results after a slow start of the season.
Dominic Thiem is still at the 6th place despite losing points in Rio de Janeiro where he failed to defend the title, dropping below 4000-point mark. David Goffin is 7th, ahead of Kevin Anderson (career-high ranking) and Juan Marti del Potro who both passed Jack Sock after the American failed to defend his Delray Beach points.
Sam Querrey, Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic all gained one place due to the fact that Pablo Carreno Busta sank from 11th to 14th while Lucas Pouille passed Nick Kyrgios in 15th and 16th. Rio de Janeiro champion Diego Schwartzman cracked the Top 20 for the first time in his career and Fabio Fognini switched places with Andy Murray in 20th and 21th and the Italian returned to the Top 20 for the first time since January 2015! Rio de Janeiro finalist Fernando Verdasco is back inside the Top 30 after gaining 13 positions and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had to leave the Top 30 for the first time since January 2008! Delray Beach champion Frances Tiafoe gained 30 places and he is the best mover of the week in the Top 100, followed by Nicolas Jarry who made a 21-spot improvement. Top 20 rankings: