Novak Djokovic Could Replace Rafael Nadal as New World No.1 After Madrid Masters

After being almost invincible on clay for years, Spanish world No.1 Rafael Nadal arrives at Madrid having lost in the quarterfinals of his first two clay events this year, at Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

updated: May 04, 2014 19:06 IST
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Serbian World No.2 Novak Djokovic has a chance to regain the number one spot in the ATP rankings if he wins the Madrid Masters title next Sunday and current world No.1 Rafael Nadal loses before the quarterfinals.

Nadal currently has 12,900 ATP ranking points compared to Djokovic's 11,040 but the catch lies in the fact that the Spaniard has 1,000 points to defend at the Madrid Masters, where he is the defending champion. If Djokovic manages to win the title, he would reach 12,030 points, while Nadal will drop to 11,990 points if he does not reach the quarterfinals, according to ATP calculations.

Nadal replaced Djokovic as the world No.1 in October last year.

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