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Second title has Mahut up 52 places in rankings

July 15, 2013 at 7:43 AM   |   Comments

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LONDON, July 15 (UPI) -- The ATP crowned two first-time winners last week but it was a Nicolas Mahut, winning for the second time, who made the biggest gain in the tennis rankings.

Fabio Fognini won the Mercedes Cup in Germany and Carlos Berlocq came out on top at the Skistar Swedish Open in matches Sunday. It was the first ATP title for both players.

Also Sunday, Mahut defeated Lleyton Hewitt in three sets in the final at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. It was his second ATP title -- the other coming just last month.

Before winning the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships in the Netherlands on June 22, Mahut was No. 240 in the world. With that win, a second-round appearance at Wimbledon and the Hall of Fame title, Mahut is up to 75th. He gained 52 spots in the rankings this week.

Berlocq makes a 28-place jump to No. 46 and Fognini is up six spots to 25th. Both of those are career bests.

There is only one Top 10 player playing this week. Fifth-ranked Roger Federer leads the field at the bet-at-home Open-German Tennis Championships. Last year's runner-up Tommy Haas, ranked No. 11, is seeded second.

Janko Tipsarevic, 14th in the rankings, is the top seed at the Claro Open Colombia, a first-time event on the ATP calendar.

The ATP Top 10 with player's name, home country and rankings points:

1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 12,310

2. Andy Murray, Great Britain, 9,360

3. David Ferrer, Spain, 7,120

4. Rafael Nadal, Spain, 6,860

5. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 5,785

6. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 4,865

7. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 4,500

8. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 3,480

9. Richard Gasquet, France, 3,045

10. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, 2,915

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