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Nadal back to third in tennis rankings

Aug. 12, 2013 at 8:21 AM   |   Comments

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LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal is back to No. 3 in the men's tennis rankings and Milos Raonic reaches the Top 10 for the first time in Monday's ATP update.

Nadal beat Raonic 6-2, 6-2 in Sunday's Rogers Cup final in Montreal in a brisk 68 minutes. The title was Nadal's record 25th Masters-level championship, giving him 1,000 ranking points and allowing him to pass David Ferrer for No. 3 in the rankings. Ferrer is again fourth.

It also continues a superlative year for Nadal, who missed the second half of the 2012 season due to a knee problem. Nadal is 48-3 this year with eight titles in 11 tournaments. He finished second two other times.

Raonic is the first Canadian player to reach the tennis Top 10 as he goes from 13th to No. 10 this week. The Rogers Cup result was a resurgence or Raonic, who had won more than one match in a tournament just once since April, when Nadal beat him in the semifinals in Barcelona.

Going the other way, is American men's tennis. John Isner falls from 20th to no. 22 this week, marking the first time since the rankings were instituted that more U.S. male player was in the Top 20.

Richard Gasquet, last year's Rogers Cup runner-up (to Novak Djokovic) falls from ninth to No. 11, the first time he's been out of the Top 10 since last October.

The ATP has another Master's tournament this week with the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. All but one of the Top 10 players, including defending champion No. 5 Roger Federer, are scheduled to be in Cincinnati. The exception is eighth-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who hasn't played since June 26 due to a knee injury.

The men's world tennis rankings listing player's name, home country and ranking points:

1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 11,400

2. Andy Murray, Great Britain, 8,610

3. Rafael Nadal, Spain, 7,860

4. David Ferrer, Spain, 7,130

5. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 5,515

6. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 4,865

7. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 4,740

8. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 3,470

9. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, 2,925

10. Milos Raonic, Canada, 2,645

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