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Rafael Nadal slips in ATP rankings after Madrid loss

/ 06:02 PM May 11, 2015
Rafael Nadal of Spain lifts his second place trophy  at the end of the final of the Madrid Open Tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 10, 2015. Andy Murray of Great Britain defeated Nadal 6/3, 6/2. AP

Rafael Nadal of Spain lifts his second place trophy at the end of the final of the Madrid Open Tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 10, 2015. Andy Murray of Great Britain defeated Nadal 6/3, 6/2. AP

PARIS — Rafael Nadal has dropped three places to number seven in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday a day after his defeat in the Madrid Open final to Andy Murray.

It is the Spaniard’s lowest ranking in ten years as Serb Novak Djokovic, who did not compete in Spain, continues to dominate.

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Murray holds third place after stunning nine-time French Open champion Nadal 6-3, 6-2 to win his second clay-court title in a week after Munich. The Scot closes in on Swiss Roger Federer who went out in the second round in Madrid.

Milos Raonic, beaten in the Madrid quarter-finals, and Tomas Berdych, who made the semi-finals, each gain two places to sit fourth and fifth respectively.

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Japn’s Keiji Nishikori made a run to the semi-finals in the Spanish capital, and drops one place to sixth.

Rankings on May 11

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 13,845 pts

2. Roger Federer (SUI) 8,645

3. Andy Murray (GBR) 7,130

4. Milos Raonic (CAN) 5,160 (+2)

5. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 5,140 (+2)

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6. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 5,040 (-1)

7. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 4,990 (-3)

8. David Ferrer (ESP) 4,310

9. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 3,575

10. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3,360

11. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 3,075

12. Gilles Simon (FRA) 2,255 (+1)

13. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 2,245 (-1)

14. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 2,090

15. Gaël Monfils (FRA) 2,065

16. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 1,925 (+1)

17. John Isner (USA) 1,855 (+1)

18. Tommy Robredo (ESP) 1,755 (+1)

19. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 1,715 (-3)

20. David Goffin (BEL) 1,705 (+1)

21. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 1,580 (+2)

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