Roger Federer with the winner’s trophy in Miami Gardens, Florida. AFP
PARIS: Roger Federer jumped up one spot to fourth in the ATP rankings released on Monday after capturing his 101st career title with his victory over John Isner in Miami.
The Swiss great switched places with Austria's Dominic Thiem, who had briefly climbed to fourth after defeating Federer in the final at Indian Wells two weeks ago.
Rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas moved up to a career best of eighth, while Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov cracked the top 20 for the first time following his run to the Miami semi-finals.
Felix Auger-Aliassime, 18, soared 24 places to 33rd after matching compatriot Shapovalov's run to the last four in Florida before losing to defending champion Isner.
Novak Djokovic remains comfortably clear at the top despite crashing out in the last 16 in Miami, with Rafael Nadal still well ahead of third-ranked Alexander Zverev as the Spaniard targets a return from injury for the clay-court season.
ATP rankings on April 1:
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,070 pts
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 8,725
3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 6,040
4. Roger Federer (SUI) 5,590 (+1)
5. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4,765 (-1)
6. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4,200
7. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4,115
8. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 3,240 (+2)
9. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 3,225 (-1)
10. John Isner (USA) 3,085 (-1)
11. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3,015
12. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2,810
13. Borna Coric (CRO) 2,345
14. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 2,295 (+1)
15. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,140 (-1)
16. Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 2,021
17. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 1,930 (+2)
18. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 1,885 (-1)
19. Gael Monfils (FRA) 1,875 (-1)
20. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 1,820 (+3)
33. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 1.245 (+24)
Roger Federer is preparing himself for a barrage of Kevin Anderson big serves after the Swiss superstar sealed his place in the ATP and WTA Miami Open quarter-finals in just 61 minutes on Wednesday.
The 12th-seeded Barty has reached her first Miami Open final, enduring three rain delays on Thursday to oust 21st-seeded Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 6-3 in the first women's semifinal.
Ashleigh Barty’s transformation is complete after the Australian defeated Czech fifth seed Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (7/1) 6-3 on Saturday to win the biggest singles title of her career at the WTA Miami Open.
Rishabh Pant’s swashbuckling unbeaten knock 78 off 36 balls peppered by 6 fours and 4 sixes and a fine 54 off 27 balls by opener Shikhar Dhawan gave Delhi Capitals an easy six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in match 40 of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Monday.
Leonardo was the star of the show, netting all four goals for Al Wahda as they came from behind to defeat Al Rayyan 4-3 on Matchday Four of the 2019 AFC Champions League Group B on Monday.
The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s school programme is a stupendous success, and now the formula is headed across the border into neighbouring Saudi Arabia, disclosed former World Champion Jose Junior on the sidelines of the ongoing Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2019 at the Mubadala Arena in the capital.