ATP Rankings: Rafael Nadal remains 100 clear of Roger Federer at the top


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ATP Rankings: Rafael Nadal remains 100 clear of Roger Federer at the top

Just like before Roland Garros and during almost the entire spring, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are separated by 100 points on the newest ATP rankings list, with the Spaniard spending his 177th week at the top of men's Tour. Nadal has successfully defended his title in Paris yesterday against Dominic Thiem to stay just in front of Roger but the Swiss could regain the first position if he reaches the final in Stuttgart this week.

After reaching his first Grand Slam quarter-final, Alexander Zverev has extended his lead in the third place, almost 900 points ahead of Juan Martin del Potro who advanced into the semi-final in Paris to crack the Top 4 for the first time since February 2014.

The Argentinian is 130 points clear of Marin Cilic and 210 of Grigor Dimitrov who has had a dreadful spring on clay. Dominic Thiem has won 1450 points over the course of the last three weeks, including the final run in Paris, and he moved from 8th to 7th, 200 points clear of Kevin Anderson.

David Goffin stayed 9th but he is more than 500 points behind the South African and just 40 ahead of John Isner who completes the Top 10 company. Diego Schwartzman had a great run in Paris and he is actually the only player who took a set out from Nadal, moving to a career-high 11th place, passing Pablo Carreno Busta for almost 300 points.

Fabio Fognini is back inside the Top 15 for the first time in almost four years and there were no new players in the Top 20 this time around. A surprising Roland Garros semi-finalist Marco Cecchinato is the biggest mover in the Top 100, entering the Top 30 for the first time, followed by Maximilian Marterer who gained 20 positions to find himself in the Top 50.

A promising youngster Alex de Minaur is ranked inside the Top 100 for the first time and he is the second youngest player in the elite group after Denis Shapovalov. Speaking about Top 100, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka have both left that group after many years and it is really unusual not to see their names on the first page of the ATP rankings. Top 20 list:

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