Federer surges to No.6 post Indian Wells triumph

Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar.20 (ANI):18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has climbed up four places to the sixth spot in the latest ATP rankings after lifting his fifth Indian Wells Masters title.
As a result, Federer leapfrogged arch-rival Rafael Nadal, who got eliminated at the hand of the Swiss maestro in the fourth round in California.
Federer on Sunday once again displayed why he is called a legend as he defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 in an all-Swiss final that lasted for one hour and 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, Andy Murray continues to remain at the top spot despite his second-round exit from Indian Wells while Novak Djokovic, who also made an early exit in the Southern Californian desert, retained the second spot ahead of third-placed Wawrinka.
The current ATP top 10 are :
1. Andy Murray
2. Novak Djokovic
3. Stan Wawrinka
4. Kei Nishikori
5. Milos Raonic
6. Roger Federer
7. Rafael Nadal
8. Dominic Thiem
9. Marin Cilic
10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. (ANI)