After adding 1,000 points from a fifth Indian Wells title yesterday, Roger Federer increased his 2017 ATP Race lead to 1,410 points over Rafael Nadal. So Federer will be the top 2017 player heading into the clay season regardless of what happens in Miami.
Federer 3,045 is actually more points than his rivals Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have won this year (2,950).
Stan Wawrinka also moved up to No. 3 and semifinalist Pablo Carreno Busta is now 7th.
In the 52-week rankings, Andy Murray still has a lock on the top spot and with Djokovic skipping Miami, it looks like he will hold that going into the French Open.
Meanwhile, Federer, who began the year No. 16, is already up to No. 6 with only Stuttgart, Halle, Wimbledon semifinals and Monte Carlo quarters of importance to defend the rest of the season (1,170 pts).
ATP Race Rankings (March 20, 2017)
1 Roger Federer 3045
2 Rafael Nadal 1635
3 Stan Wawrinka 1410
4 Grigor Dimitrov 1355
5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1255
6 Dominic Thiem 1130
7 Pablo Carreno Busta 975
8 David Goffin 965
9 Jack Sock 950
10 Andy Murray 840
11 Kei Nishikori 660
12 Sam Querrey 645
13 Roberto Bautista Agut 610
14 Milos Raonic 600
15 Albert Ramos-Vinolas 565
16 Nick Kyrgios 495
17 Pablo Cuevas 485
18 Novak Djokovic 475
19 Fernando Verdasco 465
20 Tomas Berdych 450
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