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ATP Challenger Tour winners jump in rankings

Nov. 25, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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LONDON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The ATP's Challenger Tour wrapped up its season with wins by Matthew Ebden, Andrey Golubev and Marton Fucsovics.

Challenger Tour winners collect 80 points in the rankings and players can see significant moves in the rankings to better position themselves for main-calendar ATP events.

Ebden, winning in Japan, improves 11 spots in the rankings to 68th. Golubev is up 21 places and back in the Top 100 after taking the tournament in Russia at 82nd. Fucsovics, claiming the title in Italy, jumps 53 places to a career-high No. 180.

Rafael Nadal continues to lead the rankings. He's been No. 1 for the past 13 weeks. Nadal has a total of 115 weeks as the top-ranked tennis player in his three stints as No. 1.

His overall total is sixth all-time and he has a long way to go to reach the Top 5. John McEnroe, who was No. 1 for 170 weeks, is fifth.

The ATP opens its 2014 schedule with three tournaments -- at Brisbane, Australia; Chennai, India; and Doha, Qatar -- Dec. 30.

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

1. Rafael Nadal, Spain, 13,030

2. Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 12,260

3. David Ferrer, Spain, 5,800

4. Andy Murray, Great Britain, 5,790

5. Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentina, 5,255

6. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 4,205

7. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 4,180

8. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, 3,730

9. Richard Gasquet, France, 3,300

10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 3,065

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