Novak Djokovic might have been beaten 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2 by Rafael Nadal in the final of the US Open on Monday, but he has overtaken Roger Federer in the ATP rankings.This content was published on September 14, 2010 - 14:09
The Swiss, who was himself beaten by Djokovic in the semifinals, now has 6,735 points and is ranked three in the world. The Serb has 7,145 and Nadal extended his dominance to 12,025.
Britain’s Andy Murray remains in fourth on 5,035.
Better news for Swiss tennis however was that Stanislaw Wawrinka’s deep run in New York – he reached the quarterfinals of a grand slam event for the first time – propelled him from 27 in the world rankings to 20. His career high is nine, which he reached in June 2008.
Patty Schnyder was rewarded for reaching the third round by overtaking compatriot Timea Bacsinszky to regain the title of highest-ranked Swiss woman. Schnyder climbed from 53 to 44, while Bacsinszky fell from 42 to 45.
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