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Latest ATP Rankings 12 June 2017: Rafael Nadal rises to No. 2 after claiming historic 10th French Open title

Andrew Hendrie in ATP Tour 12 Jun 2017
  • Latest ATP rankings
  • Nadal back up to No. 2 after winning 10th French Open
  • Djokovic slips outside top two for first time since 2011
Rafael Nadal celebrates his French Open victory (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal has climbed back to No. 2 in the world after further cementing himself as the undisputed King of Clay with a dominant and historic victory over Stan Wawrinka to capture a record 10th French Open title.






Advancing into the final without relinquishing a set, Nadal saved his finest performance for last, blasting past 2015 champion Wawrinka for the loss of just six games. ‘La Decima’ elevates Nadal into the history books once more, with the Spaniard now the first man or woman in the Open Era to have won 10 titles at a Grand Slam.

It’s the third time this clay season where Nadal has secured 10 singles titles at the same event, following on from his wins at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and Barcelona Open. Nadal dropped just 35 games en route to the 2017 French Open title - the fewest number of games lost since Bjorn Borg stormed to the 1978 Roland Garros crown.

Nadal’s near-flawless 6-2 6-3 6-1 triumph over Wawrinka lifts him to 15 grand slam singles titles - the second most in the Open Era, moving past Pete Sampras and trailing long-time rival Roger Federer by three.

“[It's] been magical, all the things that have happened in this tournament for me. I'm so very happy for everything,” Nadal said. “Today was a very important day for me. There have been some tough moments... injuries, so it's great to have big success like this again.”

Rafael Nadal (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
The 31-year-old Nadal rises two spots in the latest ATP rankings to No. 2 in the world courtesy of his 10th Roland Garros title. The last time Nadal occupied the No. 2 spot was in 2014.

The win doubled as Nadal’s 53rd clay court title, capping an incredible 12-month turnaround after he was forced to withdraw from the French Open before the third round due to a wrist injury. Nadal is now 43-6 for 2017 and extends his phenomenal Roland Garros record to 79-2 since 2005.

Meanwhile, Wawrinka has cemented his position as World No. 3 after reaching his second French Open final. It was the first time Wawrinka had lost a major final after winning his first three at the 2014 Australian Open, 2015 French Open and 2016 US Open.

Wawrinka remains at No. 3 largely due to defending champion Novak Djokovic’s alarming fall from grace over the last 12 months. Djokovic, who lost in the quarter-finals to Dominic Thiem, slips two rungs in the rankings ladder to No. 4 - the first time the Serbian has been ranked outside the top two since 2011.

Andy Murray, who lost to Wawrinka in five sets in the semi-finals, holds on to the No. 1 ranking and enjoys a 2,605-point lead over Nadal.

Other notable ranking movements over the Roland Garros fortnight include:

  • Pablo Carreno Busta +4 to No. 17
  • Fernando Verdasco +5 to No. 32
  • Kevin Anderson +19 to No. 37
  • Karen Khachanov +14 to No. 39
  • Horacio Zeballos + 18 to No. 47
Rafael Nadal (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
There’s no time for the dust to settle as the tour immediately transitions from clay to grass this week, with a pair of ATP 250 tournaments taking place in Stuttgart and s-Hertogenbosch. World No. 5 Roger Federer makes his long-awaited return at Stuttgart, while top 10 stars Marin Cilic and Alexander Zverev lead the field at s-Hertogenbosch.

Emirates ATP World Tour rankings – top 20 as of Monday 12 June, 2017

1. Andy Murray
2. Rafael Nadal (+2)
3. Stan Wawrinka
4. Novak Djokovic (-2)
5. Roger Federer
6. Milos Raonic
7. Marin Cilic (+1)
8. Dominic Thiem (-1)
9.     Kei Nishikori
10. Alexander Zverev
11. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (+2)
12. Grigor Dimitrov (+1)
13. David Goffin (-1)
14. Tomas Berdych
15. Gael Monfils (+1)
16. Lucas Pouille (+1)
17. Pablo Carreno Busta (+4)
18. Jack Sock (-3)
19. Roberto Bautista Agut (-1)
20. Nick Kyrgios (-1)


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Latest ATP Rankings 12 June 2017: Rafael Nadal rises to No. 2 after claiming historic 10th French Open title

Rafael Nadal has climbed back to No. 2 in the world after further cementing himself as the undisputed King of Clay with a dominant and historic victory over Stan Wawrinka to capture a record 10th French Open title.

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