Djokovic replaces Nadal at No. 1 after Wimbledon

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 7, 2014 at 7:12 am •  Published: July 7, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the ATP rankings Monday, while runner-up Roger Federer rose one spot to No. 3.

"It means a lot at this stage of my career," said Djokovic, who was last in the top spot nine months ago.

This is his 102nd week atop the men's rankings overall, the eighth most in history.

In all, there were eight changes in the top 10 a day after Djokovic beat Federer 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 for his second championship at the All England Club and seventh Grand Slam title.

The 27-year-old Serb first reached No. 1 after earning the 2011 Wimbledon trophy.

He's also the first man to qualify for the 2014 season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, earning a berth for the eighth consecutive year. Djokovic has won that event three times, including in 2012 and 2013.

Andy Murray dropped five ranking spots to No. 10 on Monday by losing in the quarterfinals a year after becoming the first British man since 1936 to win Wimbledon.

Federer, who was bidding for a record eighth title at the grass-court major tournament, swapped places with Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka, the Australian Open champion, who slid to No. 4.

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