Federer surges to No.6 post Indian Wells triumph

| Updated: Mar 20, 2017 23:34 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar.20 (ANI):18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has climbed up four places to the sixth spot in the latest ATP rankings after lifting his fifth Indian Wells Masters title. As a result, Federer leapfrogged arch-rival Rafael Nadal, who got eliminated at the hand of the Swiss maestro in the fourth round in California. Federer on Sunday once again displayed why he is called a legend as he defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 in an all-Swiss final that lasted for one hour and 20 minutes. Meanwhile, Andy Murray continues to remain at the top spot despite his second-round exit from Indian Wells while Novak Djokovic, who also made an early exit in the Southern Californian desert, retained the second spot ahead of third-placed Wawrinka. The current ATP top 10 are : 1. Andy Murray 2. Novak Djokovic 3. Stan Wawrinka 4. Kei Nishikori 5. Milos Raonic 6. Roger Federer 7. Rafael Nadal 8. Dominic Thiem 9. Marin Cilic 10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. (ANI)

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