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ATP Rankings: Rafael Nadal moves up, Novak Djokovic at risk of losing top spot after Australia deportation

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ATP Rankings: Rafael Nadal moves up, Novak Djokovic at risk of losing top spot after Australia deportation -Rafael Nadal, making his comeback after five months out with a left foot injury, has moved up one place to fifth in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday with Novak Djokovic’s top spot at risk. Deported and unable to defend his Australian Open title due to his vaccine status, Djokovic has a 2080-point advantage on number two ranked Daniil Medvedev and could be overtaken by the Russian or thirdplaced German Alexander Zverev should either win the first Grand Slam of the season in Melbourne.

Spaniard Nadal, the only Australian Open champion in the men’s draw after nine-time winner Djokovic’s deportation, moves into fifth spot ahead of Russian Andrey Rublev, who drops to sixth.

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Russian Aslan Karatsev jumped five places to 15th after his win in last week’s Sydney ATP tournament.

ATP rankings:
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11015 pts
2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 8935
3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 7970
4. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6540
5. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 4875 (+1)
6. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 4785 (-1)
7. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 4568
8. Casper Ruud (NOR) 4155
9. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3608
10. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3390 (+1)
11. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3336 (-1)
12. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 2900
13. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2730
14. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2593

15. Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 2553 (+5)
16. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 2410 (-1)
17. Roger Federer (SUI) 2385 (-1)
18. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2385 (-1)
19. Christian Garin (CHI) 2375 (-1)
20. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2373 (-1)

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