Rafael Nadal is the new leader in the 2017 ATP points race, moving ahead of Roger Federer following his fifth Madrid Masters title.
Nadal now had a 690 points edge on the Swiss and has the chance to add to it in Rome this week.
Madrid finalist Dominic Thiem is now 3rd, semifinalist David Goffin is 4th. Andy Murray stayed at 11th while Novak Djokovic climbed seven spots to 16.
Nadal also swapped positions with Federer from 5 to 4 in the 52-weesk ranks which will give him a Top 4 seed at Roland Garros.
Murray will be the No. 1 seed at the French, followed by Djokovic. But Nadal could leapfrog Wawrinka in Rome for No. 3.
ATP RACE RANKINGS (May 15, 2017)
1 Rafael Nadal 4735
2 Roger Federer 4045
3 Dominic Thiem 2085
4 David Goffin 1640
5 Stan Wawrinka 1600
6 Grigor Dimitrov 1465
7 Pablo Carreno Busta 1335
8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1310
9 Albert Ramos-Vinolas 1230
10 Jack Sock 1230
11 Andy Murray 1200
16 Novak Djokovic 1015
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