ATP rankings: Dominic Thiem leapfrogs Roger Federer to career best high
Roger Federer’s run to the final at Indian Wells was not enough to stop his slide down the ATP rankings after he saw winner Dominic Thiem leapfrog him.
Federer was defeated by Thiem in the final in California – a result that has seen the Austrian leap four places in the rankings to a career-best world number four.
Federer, therefore, has slipped down to three, with Kei Nishikori climbing a place to sixth.
Juan Martin del Potro, who won Indian Wells last year but was unable to defend it due to injury woes, is the biggest loser in the latest ATP rankings, slipping three places to number eight.
Kevin Anderson, who also missed the tournament with injury, also slid as a result.
The top three of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Alexander Zverev remain unmoved.
ATP rankings (March 18, 2019):
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 10,990 pts
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 8,725
3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 6,630
4. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4,755 (+4)
5. Roger Federer (SUI) 4,600 (-1)
6. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4,235 (+1)
7. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4,115 (-1)
8. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 3,585 (-3)
9. John Isner (USA) 3,485
10. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 3,160
11. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3,095
12. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2,845 (+1)
13. Borna Coric (CRO) 2,345 (-1)
14. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,275
15. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 2,230
16. Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 2,021
17. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 1,885
18. Gael Monfils (FRA) 1,875 (+1)
19. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 1,865 (-1)
20. David Goffin (BEL) 1,685 (+1)
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