Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal return to top five in the ATP rankings

Mahim Gupta
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have continued their stunning rise, continuing their good form from Australia earlier in the year

Following their stunning performance at the Miami Open, both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have broken into the top five of the ATP rankings. While Federer has risen two spots to be number four in the world, Nadal has also shot up as many places to be ranked number five in the rankings chart.

Federer beat Nadal 6–3 6–4 in the final in Miami on Sunday. Federer had earlier beaten his arch-rival 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3 in the final of the Australian Open in the last week of January.

Talking after the win in Mimai, Federer said, “I think it was a close match. Maybe if you didn’t see the match and you were sitting somewhere around the world and you see the score you’re thinking it was straightforward with couple breaks and that was it.” Also Read-Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in straight sets to win Miami Open

He further added, “That’s not the full story. I thought he had his chances in the first and in the second. It was close. I think on the big points today I was just a little bit better. Why, I have no explanation. I just think it fell that way today.” Also Read-Leander Paes wins Leon Challenger title

Nadal was expectedly gutted to lose in the final and said, “I think that I was close. I think I was close enough to win the first set. It was not my day. It is true that when somebody is coming with that dynamic like him that he’s winning a lot, all the things are going your way.”