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Latest ATP Rankings 1 April 2019: Roger Federer returns to the top 4 as Felix Auger-Aliassime rockets into the top-35

Leye Aduloju in ATP Ranking 1 Apr 2019
  • Latest ATP rankings
  • Roger Federer returns to the top 4 after Miami success
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime climbs 24 spots to No. 33
Miami champion, Roger Federer is back in the top 4.

Roger Federer returns to the top four after his Miami Open success, while Canadian teen sensation, Felix Auger-Aliassime rockets into the top-40 following his semi-final performance in Miami.

Federer claimed his fourth Miami Open title, and the 101st title of his amazing career on Sunday, dismantling John Isner 6-1 6-4 inside 64 minutes. Federer also became the first man to win multiple titles this year, adding to his Dubai crown. The Swiss has now reached the final in each of his last three tournaments, building up a 15-1 record along the way, with his only defeat being against Dominic Thiem in the Indian Wells final.

Federer made an unconvincing start to his Miami Open campaign, needing three sets to get past Radu Albot in his opening round, but the great Swiss improved drastically in the next couple of rounds, blowing away the dangerous quartet of Daniil Medvedev, Kevin Anderson, Denis Shapovalov and John Isner to claim the title.

Making way for Federer’s re-entry into the top-four is Dominic Thiem, who dropped to fifth after falling to Hubert Hurkacz in the opening round in Miami, failing to back up his superb run to the Indian Wells title.

Novak Djokovic suffered a shock fourth-round loss to Roberto Bautista-Agut at Indian Wells, but the Serbian retains a sizeable lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the rankings, heading into the clay-court season, while Alexander Zverev holds on to third spot, despite falling to David Ferrer in his opening round in Miami. Zverev was a finalist in Miami last year.

After Federer’s title-winning brilliance, the other big talking point from Miami was the continuing rise of Canadian teenager, Felix Auger-Aliassime, who made his first Masters 1000 semi-final, beating Casper Ruud, Marton Fucsovics, Hubert Hurkacz, Nikoloz Basilashvili and Borna Coric. He had his chances in the semi-final against Isner, as he led by a break, and served for both sets, but he faltered on the line, losing 7-6 7-6 to the American. 

The 18-year-old, who has longed been marked as a superstar of the future, began the year outside the top-100, but he has surged to No. 33 in the world in this week’s ranking, 24 places from his previous position. Auger-Aliassime has been making moves since the start of the year, reaching his maiden tour-level final at the ATP 500 meet in Rio (lost to Laslo Djere), and backing it up with a quarter final run in Sao Paulo. Auger-Aliassime then made the third round at Indian Wells, scoring his first top-ten win over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the process, but took it to another level with his fantastic run in Miami.

Auger-Aliassime is not the only young gun to reach a new career-high ranking this week, as Tsitsipas jumped two spots to eighth after reaching the fourth round in Miami, while Denis Shapovalov breaks into the top 20 for the first time following his superb semi-final showing at the Hard Rock Stadium. Shapovalov checks in at No. 20 this week. 

Frances Tiafoe, who lost to Shapovalov in the Miami quarter finals, rises four spots to 30th, one position off his career-high ranking.

The ATP Tour takes a rare break this week, with Davis Cup Group II ties set to hold from 5-6 April. 

Latest ATP Rankings, Monday,  April 1

1. Novak Djokovic
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Alexander Zverev
4. Roger Federer (+1)
5. Dominic Thiem (-1)
6. Kei Nishikori
7. Kevin Anderson 
8. Stefanos Tsitsipas (+2)
9. Juan Martin del Potro (-1)
10. John Isner (-1)
11. Marin Cilic
12. Karen Khachanov
13. Borna Coric 
14. Daniil Medvedev (+1)
15. Milos Raonic (-1)
16. Marco Cecchinato
17. Nikoloz Basilashvili (+2)
18. Fabio Fognini (-1)
19. Gael Monfils (-1) 
20. Denis Shapovalov (+3)

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Latest ATP Rankings 1 April 2019: Roger Federer returns to the top 4 as Felix Auger-Aliassime rockets into the top-35

Roger Federer returns to the top 4 after claiming his fourth Miami crown, as Canadian sensation, Felix Auger-Aliassime rockets into the top-35 in the latest ATP rankings.

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