Rafael Nadal drops out of ATP top 5 for first time in 10 years
Fourteen-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal dropped out of the top five of the ATP rankings for the first time in 10 years, after his defeat at the hands of Andy Murray in the finals of the Madrid Masters on Sunday.
The last time Nadal was outside of the top five was May 2005 when he was ranked seventh, which is his ranking this week after dropping three spots from last week.
Nadal lost for the fourth time on clay this season and will seek to win his 10th French Open title when that tournament starts later this month.
Novak Djokovic is the world’s No. 1 player for the 41st straight week, followed by Roger Federer and Murray. Milos Raonic and Tomas Berdych, who each rose two spots, round out the top five.
Japan’s Kei Nishikori, Nadal, David Ferrer, Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic complete the top 10.
The highest ranking American is John Isner, who climbed one spot to No. 17.
- Scooby Axson