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ATP rankings: Roger Federer up to No. 5

Roger Federer Roger Federer has made the semifinals or better at all four of his tournaments this year. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Roger Federer moved up to No. 5 in this week's ATP Tour rankings after making the final of the BNP Paribas Open. Federer would have climbed to No. 4 if he had beaten Novak Djokovic on Sunday. Instead, the 32-year-old Swiss trails No. 4 David Ferrer by 105 points.

Through three and a half months of the 2014 season, Federer has already matched last year's totals for titles (one), runner-up finishes (two) and victories over top-10 players (four).

"There is a sense of calmness to my game right now," Federer said after his quarterfinal victory. "Also confidence. But also that grit and wanting-to-win-badly feeling is out there, which was hard to find at times last year. So now I got it all."

In other rankings news to emerge from the Masters 1000 tournament at Indian Wells:

• Tomas Berdych, a second-round loser, dropped from fifth to seventh.

• John Isner returned to the top 10 (at No. 10) for the first time since September 2012. The 28-year-old American jumped three spots after reaching the semifinals.

• Alexandr Dolgopolov rose another eight spots, to No. 23, after advancing to the semifinals, his third consecutive tournament in the final four. He ended last season at No. 57.

• Roberto Bautista Agut, a 25-year-old Spaniard, reached a career high of No. 47 after making the fourth round.

• Sam Querrey, the No. 2 American, is down to No. 62 after a second-round loss. He leads the No. 3 American, 63rd-ranked Bradley Klahn, by only six points.
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