Nadal Extends His ATP Rankings Lead Over Novak Djokovic

It looks like Rafael Nadal isn’t planning to give up his recently reacquired World No. 1 ranking anytime soon…

The 27-year-old Spanish tennis star has increased his points lead over Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in the recently released ATP rankings, due to his victory at the Qatar Open over the weekend.

Rafael Nadal

Nadal won his first title of the season and 61st of his career at the tournament over the weekend after defeating France’s Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2.

The win expanded Nadal’s lead over Djokovic, the world No. 2, while Spain’s David Ferrer kept his hold on the No.3 spot.

Nadal has 13,130 points, while Djokovic has 12,260 points.

Britain’s Andy Murray comes in at No. 4 and Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro is No. 5 in the world.

The world’s top tennis players are gearing up for the Australian Open, the tennis season’s first Grand Slam event, which begins on January 13.

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