For The First Time In Nearly Two Years, Roger Federer Ranks Ahead Of Rafael Nadal
He may be closing in on 31, but Roger Federer seems to be getting better with age. After defeating Tomas Berdych yesterday for the Madrid Masters 1000 title, the Swiss great moved ahead of rival Rafael Nadal in the ATP Rankings.
Nadal had been ranked higher than Federer every day dating back to June 7, 2010 when Rafa replaced Roger at No. 1.
Since turning 30 last August, Federer has won seven ATP titles and this year he leads all players with four trophies.
This week Federer is 325 points ahead of Nadal. With the 2011 Rome points already dropped from the rankings, Nadal will have to at least reach the semifinals in Rome to have a chance to move ahead of Federer.
The rankings next Monday (May 21) will be used to determine the seedings at the French Open where Novak Djokovic is assured of the top spot.
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