Miami Title Moves Djokovic Past Federer For Lead In 2012 Rankings; French Open Top Seed Still TBD
Novak Djokovic captured his second title of the season at the Sony Ericsson Open Miami and in doing so he catapulted past Roger Federer in the 2012-points only ATP Rankings.
Djokovic, who trailed Federer entering Miami, now leads with 3,540 points accumalted this season. Miami added 1,000 points to his haul which included 2,000 from his Australian Open victory.
Federer is second with 2,865; Nadal third at 2,160; Miami finalist Murray is fourth at 1,880 and David Ferrer ranks fifth at 1,585.
Djokovic could balloon his lead over the Swiss in Monte Carlo in two weeks. Federer is not scheduled make his clay debut until Madrid next month.
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In the 52-week rankings, Djokovic enjoys about a 2,700 point cushion on Nadal and he’s roughly 3,600 points ahead of No. 3 Federer.
The Serb’s No. 1 seeding at the French Open next month is still not guaranteed since it’s mathematically possible both Nadal or Federer could pass him before Paris. However, if Djokovic wins Monte Carlo he’ll wrap up the top spot for the French.
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