Sport24.co.za | Nadal regains No 1 spot before French Open

Paris – Rafael Nadal regained the No 1 spot ahead of the French Open in the world rankings on Monday after winning his eighth Rome Masters title.

The victory saw Nadal overtake Roger Federer, who is not playing the claycourt season this year.

Former No 1 Novak Djokovic continued his fall, slipping four places to 22nd.

Top 20 in the latest ATP Tour rankings:

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 8 770 

2. Roger Federer (SUI) 8 670

3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5 615

4. Marin Cilic (CRO) 4 950

5. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4 870

6. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 4 450

7. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 3 635

8. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3 195

9. David Goffin (BEL) 3 020

10. John Isner (USA) 2 955

11. Pablo Carreno (ESP) 2 415

12. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2 165

13. Sam Querrey (USA) 2 140

14. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2 120

15. Jack Sock (USA) 2 110

16. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2 030

17. Kyle Edmund (ENG) 1 950

18. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 1 900

19. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 1 895

20. Hyeon Chung (KOR) 1 775

Selected:

22. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 1 665

32. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 1 395

37. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 1 245

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