ATP Rankings: Roger Federer closes the gap to Rafael Nadal. Novak is sixth


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ATP Rankings: Roger Federer closes the gap to Rafael Nadal. Novak is sixth

The seventh Masters 1000 tournament of the season in Cincinnati is behind us and the updated ATP rankings list has brought some significant changes in the Top 10. Rafael Nadal decided to skip Cincinnati after winning Toronto but he is still far in front of everyone else, spending his 186th week at the top of the men's tennis.

Still, Cincinnati finalist Roger Federer has reduced the gap to his main rival, standing less than 3000 points behind Rafa after trailing 3700 points just a week ago. Juan Martin del Potro was defeated in the quarter-final in Ohio in two tie breaks against David Goffin and he is now 1500 points behind Federer in third, 650 points ahead of Alexander Zverev who suffered the second round loss to Robin Haase, missing a chance to earn a nice amount of points after losing early 12 months ago as well.

Kevin Anderson is back into the 5th place despite losing in the third round in Cincinnati, 170 points ahead of Novak Djokovic who has grabbed 1000 points in Ohio for his best ranking since October.

Novak defeated Marin Cilic in the semi-final and they are on the same 4445 points, with Djokovic earning more points at mandatory events to stand in front of the Croat. Grigor Dimitrov has dropped down to the 8th after failing to defend the title in Cincinnati, drifting further and further away from the place at the ATP Finals where he won the title in 2017.

Another player who can't find the form is Dominic Thiem who won just three matches after reaching the final at the Roland Garros, barely surviving in the Top 10. David Goffin is back inside the Top 10 after advancing into the last four in Cincinnati but he had to retire against Roger Federer with a shoulder injury early in the second set.

The Belgian will not play in Winston-Salem in order to recover for the US Open and he is currently 215 points clear of John Isner who was beaten in the first round of Cincinnati by Sam Querrey in the third set tie break, dropping out from the Top 10 for the first time since March.

Jack Sock has lost the last eight matches he played, still standing on five wins in 2018 but managing to gain two positions on the list to survive in the Top 20. Milos Raonic and Denis Shapovalov both made a four-place progress while the last year's Cincinnati finalist Nick Kyrgios dropped to 30th, his worst position in the ranking since February 2016.

Marton Fucsovics has entered the Top 40 for the first time after reaching the third round in Cincinnati, followed by Leonardo Mayer who earned nine places from seven days ago. Albert Ramos-Vinolas is out from the Top 50 for the first time since May 2016 and the biggest movers on the list in the Top 100 are Marius Copil and Vancouver finalist Jason Kubler who has cracked the Top 100 for the first time after so many problems with injuries through the entire career.

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