Thanks to his 10th Monte Carlo title, Rafael Nadal is now on the verge of passing Roger Federer for the lead in the 2017 ATP Race. Nadal added 1,000 points after beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas, and he now stands just 810 points behind the idle Federer.
Nadal now looks likely to pass Federer before the French and surely will be No. 1 heading into the grass.
52-week No. 1 Andy Murray sits 11th (Nadal won more points at Monte Carlo than Murray has won all year!) and Novak Djokovic is 20th.
And while Murray still leads the overall rankings, the Scot does have a heap of points coming off the in the next six weeks. With Djokovic also under major points pressure and Stan Wawrinka defending a French semifinal, Murray will keep No. 1 as the grass season begins.
But with Rafa (and Federer) defending few points the second half the season, things could get very interesting at the top of the rankings.
ATP RACE RANKINGS (April 24)
1 Roger Federer 4045
2 Rafael Nadal 3235
3 Stan Wawrinka 1590
4 David Goffin 1415
5 Grigor Dimitrov 1375
6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1265
7 Dominic Thiem 1230
8 Jack Sock 1220
9 Albert Ramos-Vinolas 1175
10 Pablo Carreno Busta 1075
11 Andy Murray 930
20 Novak Djokovic 655
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