ATP Tour

Del Potro bounds up rankings after beating Federer

Juan Martin del Potro (AP)
Juan Martin del Potro (AP)

Paris - Former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro climbed two places to sixth in the ATP rankings released on Monday after he defeated Roger Federer in the Indian Wells final.

The 29-year-old handed Federer his first defeat of 2018 with a 6-4, 6-7 (8/10), 7-6 (7/2) victory on Sunday, extending his own win streak to 11 matches including a title run earlier this month at Acapulco.

Federer himself reclaimed top spot just a month ago and remains marginally ahead of his eternal Spanish rival Rafael Nadal, who missed the American tournament with a leg injury.

Top 20 in the latest ATP rankings:

1. Roger Federer (SUI) 9 660

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9 370

3. Marin Cilic (CRO) 4 905

4. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4 600

5. Alexander Zverev (GER) 4 505

6. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 4 155

7. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3 675

8. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 3 235

9. David Goffin (BEL) 3 190

10. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2 420

11. Jack Sock (USA) 2 335

12. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2 300

13. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 2 275

14. Sam Querrey (USA) 2 265

15. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2 255

16. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2 220

17. John Isner (USA) 2 170

18. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2 155

19. Pablo Carreno (ESP) 2 045

20. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 1 945

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