Nadal jumps up to 5th place in tennis rankings; Serena tops women category

Madrid: Spanish star Rafael Nadal jumped up two spots to be fifth in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings released on Monday, while United States tennis icon Serena Williams has returned to the top in the women singles category.

Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the list in male category followed by Serbian Novak Djokovic, Swiss Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer respectively.

Nadal rose in the rankings after winning 6-1, 6-3 over his compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters final, reports Efe.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Andy Murray (Britain) 11,690 points

2. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 8,085

3. Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 5,695

4. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 5,125

5. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 4,235

6. Milos Raonic (Canada) 4,165

7. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 4,010

8. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 3,565

9. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3,385

10.David Goffin (Belgium) 2,975.

Similarly, in women singles category Serena who has 7,010 points to her name remained at top despite recent loss while Germany’s Angelique Kerber dropped to the second position Czech Karolina Pliskova came in third, followed by Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova and Romania’s Simona Halep, respectively.

Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza remained in the sixth spot followed by Johanna Konta,  Agnieszka Radwanska, Svetlana Kuznetsova and  Madison Keys filling the rankings from from seventh to tenth position respectively.