Thanks to a perfect April during which he won back-to-back titles at Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Rafael Nadal has seen his 2016 ATP points race ranking rise from No. 14 to No. 2 this week!
Now “just” 2,050 points behind leader Novak Djokovic, Nadal could match the Serb before the French Open and pass him in Paris. That’s if Djokovic were to lose early at all three events while Nadal continues his clay streak, which is now at 10.
Milos Raonic and Andy Murray both move down a spot to make room for Rafa. Kei Nishikori moved up to No. 5.
Roger Federer, who remains undecided about his upcoming clay schedule, ranks 11th on the list.
Nadal, though, remains ranked No. 5 which, if it holds, would put him potentially against Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals.
ATP Race Rankings (as of April 25, 2016)
1 Novak Djokovic 4350
2 Rafael Nadal 2300
3 Milos Raonic 1930
4 Andy Murray 1925
5 Kei Nishikori 1780
6 Gael Monfils 1620
7 Dominic Thiem 1380
8 Stan Wawrinka 1255
9T Roberto Bautista Agut 1130
9T David Goffin 1130
11 Roger Federer 1050
12 Pablo Cuevas 1018
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