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Federer replaces Nadal as No. 1

Paris:Rafael Nadal’s surprise quarterfinal exit at the Madrid Masters has seen the Spaniard replaced as world No. 1 by Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings. Federer returns to the top spot despite not having played since March.

Novak Djokovic slipped six places to 18th after his second round defeat in Madrid, his lowest ranking since October 2006. Alexander Zverev remains in third, but Dominic Thiem dropped a place to eighth.