Federer climbs to sixth in rankings

Roger Federer of Switzerland throws his wristband to fans in the stands as celebrates after defeating Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in the mens final during day fourteen of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Photo: KEVORK DJANSEZIAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

PARIS - Roger Federer jumped four places to sixth in the latest ATP rankings released Monday, leapfrogging rival Rafael Nadal following his Indian Wells Masters triumph.

Federer eliminated Nadal in the fourth round on his way to his fifth India Wells title, beating fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the final.

Andy Murray holds on to number one slot despite his second-round exit from India Wells while Novak Djokovic, also an early victim at India Wells, retains number two spot ahead of third placed Wawrinka.

ATP rankings released Monday:

1. Andy Murray (GBR) 12,005 pts

2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 8,915

3. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5,705

4. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4,730

5. Milos Raonic (CAN) 4,480

6. Roger Federer (SUI) 4,305

7. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 4,145

AFP

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