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Federer moves back to No. 1 in rankings, swapping with Nadal

/ 10:27 AM June 19, 2018

Roger Federer celebrates after he beats Milos Raonic in the final tennis match of the ATP Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Sunday June 17, 2018. (Marijan Murat//dpa via AP)

LONDON — Roger Federer is back at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, once again swapping spots with Rafael Nadal.

Federer’s title at the grass-court tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, last week pushed him up from No. 2 on Monday.

Nadal dropped down from No. 1 after sitting out last week following his 11th French Open championship earlier in the month.

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This is the fifth time the top ranking has changed hands between Federer and Nadal. That’s the most switches at No. 1 in a single season since there were also five in 2003.

The record for most changes at No. 1 is 10, set in 1983, when John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl all spent time there.

This is Federer’s record-extending 310th week at No. 1.

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