Djokovic playing catch-up

24th March 2008, Comments 0 comments

Serbian Novak Djokovic is making up ground on the leading Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the ATP rankings released Monday after winning the Indian Wells Masters on the weekend.

24 March 2008

Hamburg (dpa) - Serbian Novak Djokovic is making up ground on the leading Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the ATP rankings released Monday after winning the Indian Wells Masters on the weekend.

Djokovic, who at the beginning of the year stood 1,465 points behind Nadal and 2,865 points behind Federer has closed the gap to 425 and 1,270 points respectively.

The top ten remains unchanged, with losing Masters finalist Mardy Fish making the biggest jump in the rankings to 40th from 98th.

ATP top 10 as of March 24 (previous ranking in brackets):

1. (1) Roger Federer, Switzerland, 6,550 points; 2. (2) Rafael Nadal, Spain, 5,705; 3. (3) Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 5,280; 4. (4) Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, 2,710; 5. (5) David Ferrer, Spain, 2,640; 6. (6) Andy Roddick, United States, 2,160; 7. (7) David Nalbandian, Argentina, 2,100; 8. (8) Richard Gasquet, France, 1,885; 9. (9) James Blake, United States, 1,800; 10. (10) Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 1,685.

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