ATP Rankings: Roger Federer increases lead over Rafael Nadal to 600 points


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ATP Rankings: Roger Federer increases lead over Rafael Nadal to 600 points

Roger Federer has opened his 305th week at the top of the ATP rankings and he moved further away from Rafael Nadal in second before he starts Indian Wells title defense. The Spaniard is now 600 points behind the Swiss and he will not be able to reduce the gap anytime soon after he announced his withdrawal from both Indian Wells and Miami due to a hip injury. Roger is now in a good position to stay on the leading position at least until the grass season as he has nothing to defend until Halle in June, while Nadal has to retain huge 4680 points he won on clay in 2017.

Marin Cilic didn't play in Acapulco but he is still ranked 3rd ahead of Grigor Dimitrov who failed to pass him after a terrible first round loss in Dubai. Alexander Zverev stayed 5th, with a healthy lead over Dominic Thiem who is the first player on the list who is below 4000-point mark.

David Goffin remained 7th and he will skip Indian Wells just like Nadal, which opens the gap for Juan Martin del Potro to pass him. The Argentine won the title in Acapulco and he is just 80 points behind the Belgian and 120 points ahead of Kevin Anderson whom he beat in the final yesterday.

Jack Sock is still in the Top 10 ahead of Stan Wawrinka who moved to 11th but who will also skip both Indian Wells and Miami in order to prepare for the clay season. Dubai finalist Lucas Pouille has moved to 12th, his career-high position, and he is 75 points clear of Novak Djokovic who could make a comeback at Indian Wells or Miami.

Dubai champion Roberto Bautista Agut gained seven positions to return into the Top 20, 35 points clear of Diego Schwartzman who is also on his career-best ranking. John Isner and Sao Paulo winner Fabio Fognini both gained one place while Nick Kyrgios fell to 20th.

Sam Querrey failed to defend Acapulco title and he is out from the Top 20 for the first time since August last year and the only new player in the Top 30 is Filip Krajinovic after his semi-final run in Dubai. Andy Murray dropped to 29th and he is not the British number 1 for the first time since 2006, passed by Kyle Edmund who is 24th.

Acapulco semi-finalist Jared Donaldson enters the Top 50 for the first time while Sao Paulo finalist Nicolas Jarry stands on the verge of entering the Top 60. 34-year-old Malek Jaziri had an amazing run in Dubai where he reached the semi-final and he is the mover of the week in the Top 100, gaining 33 places to find his place in the Top 85. Top 20 rankings:

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