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Federer returns to No. 1 with Wimbledon victory
London, Jul 6 (Agencies):
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Published on 7 Jul. 2009 12:14 AM IST
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Federer has returned to the top of the ATP rankings Monday, a day after winning Wimbledon by edging Andy Roddick 16-14 in the longest fifth set in Grand Slam final history. Federer moves up from No. 2, switching places with former No. 1 Rafael Nadal. A year ago at Wimbledon, Nadal beat Federer in the final and overtook him atop the rankings in August. That ended Federer’s record stay of 237 consecutive weeks at No. 1. Nadal did not defend his Wimbledon title, citing sore knees. Sunday’s title was Federer’s sixth at Wimbledon and record-breaking 15th major overall. The rest of the top 10 was mostly unchanged, with Roddick remaining at No. 6. Federer has amassed 11,220 as he earned a 238th week atop the rankings. The currently injured Nadal has 10,735 and British Wimbledon semi-finalist Andy Murray is third on 9,450 points. The brave Roddick remained in sixth place, with now 5,540 points. Meanwhile, in women’s ranking, Dinara Safina of Russia maintained first place on the women’s tennis rankings issued on Monday by the WTA after she yet again failed to get a first career Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. Safina, crushed in straight sets by Venus Williams in the Wimbledon semi-finals last week, tops an unchanged top 10 with 10,521 points. Women’s champion Serena Williams has 8,758 points and her sister Venus 6,617. ATP top 10 as of July 6 (previous ranking in parenthesis): “#” 1. (2) Roger Federer, Switzerland, 11,220 points 2. (1) Rafael Nadal, Spain, 10,735 3. (3) Andy Murray, Britain, 9,450 4. (4) Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 8,150 5. (5) Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 5,705 6. (6) Andy Roddick, United States, 5,440 7. (7) Gilles Simon, France, 4,000 8. (9) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 3,600 9. (8) Fernando Verdasco, Spain, 3,500 10. (10) Fernando Gonzalez, Chile, 3,185 “#” WTA top 10 as of July 6 (previous ranking in parenthesis): ‘#’ 1. (1) Dinara Safina, Russia, 10,521 points 2. (2) Serena Williams, United States, 8,758 3. (3) Venus Williams, United States, 6,617 4. (4) Elena Dementieva, Russia, 6,591 5. (5) Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, 6,071 6. (6) Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, 5,980 7. (7) Vera Zvonareva, Russia, 5,400 8. (8) Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 5,066 9. (9) Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 4780 10. (10) Nadia Petrova, Russia, 3,300 ‘#’

 
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