Nadal remains 5th in world, Rosol up to 35th after ATP wins

April 29, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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LONDON, April 29 (UPI) -- World No. 5 Rafael Nadal and relative newcomer Lukas Rosol each picked up tournament titles, but only Rosol moved up in the world rankings.

Nadal won in Barcelona and since it was a title defense he didn't improve his ranking and remains No. 5. Rosol scored his first ATP tournament victory in Bucharest and moved up to 35th.

Rosol grabbed headlines last summer when he posted a huge upset over Nadal in the second round at the Wimbledon Championships. That match turned out to be the last for Nadal until this February's tournament in Chile.

Since beating Nadal, Rosol was just 14-13 in ATP main draws until last week when he swept through the Bucharest field.

Since his return Nadal is 26-2 -- both losses in finals -- and Sunday defeated Nicolas Almagro for his fourth championship of 2013 and 54th overall. It was his 39th on clay, which is third-most all-time -- one behind Thomas Muster and six off the record held by Guillermo Villas.

Novak Djokovic is No. 1 for a 79th week overall. That's 10th most all-time and he'll catch No. 9 Lleyton Hewitt next Monday. Djokovic has 12,900 points, more than 4,000 ahead of No. 2-ranked Roger Federer.

Federer, with 8,670 points, is 100 ahead of third-ranked Andy Murray (8,570). David Ferrer is fourth with 6,920 and Nadal comes in fifth with 5,985.

Tomas Berdych (4,760) is sixth but just 10 points up on Juan Martin del Potro. Del Potro is ill and won't be defending his title this week at the Portugal Open.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga comes in eighth with 3,875 points while Richard Gasquet (3,365) is ninth and Janko Tipsarevic is 10th with 3,000.

Tipsarevic is the top seed at the BMW Open this week. Ferrer is seeded first in Portugal.

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