Johannesburg [South Africa], November 21 (ANI): Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov has surged up to the career-high third spot in the latest rankings after clinching biggest title of his career at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
After comfortably winning the first set, the sixth-seeded went down in the second before he rebounded strongly and held his nerve to beat David Goffin of Belgium 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, in a thrilling summit showdown clash of the ATP Finals that lasted two-and-a-half hours at London's O2 Arena.
Germany's Alexander Zverev has slipped by one spot to fourth, after he failed to reach beyond the round-robin stage in London, while Jack Sock of America moved up one place to eighth spot following his semi-final finish in the season-ending tournament.
Meanwhile, Goffin has also climbed up to the seventh spot after making it to the finals of the ATP Finals. He will now lead Belgium's bid for a first Davis Cup title this weekend against France in Lille.
Nadal continues to remain at the top of the rankings despite pulling out from the end-of-season finale with a knee injury after losing his first match of the Boris Becker Group.
Federer, on the other hand, is now trailing Nadal by 1, 040 points following his semi-final exit in London.
Nadal, who moved his Grand Slam haul to 16 after clinching this year's French and US Open titles, had already secured the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time - after acheiving the feat in 2008, 2010 and 2013.
The current ATP top 10 are:
1. Rafael Nadal
5. Dominic Thiem
6. Marin Cilic
7. David Goffin
8. Jack Sock
9. Stan Wawrinka
10. Pablo Carreno. (ANI)