Kei Nishikori Up To Career-Best Sixth in Rankings

Updated: 07 October 2014 00:08 IST

US Open runners-up Kei Nishikori recently won his second Japan Open in three years.

Kei Nishikori Up To Career-Best Sixth in Rankings
File pic: Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates during US Open. © AFP

Japan's Kei Nishikori is up to a career-best sixth in the ATP world rankings following his tournament win in Tokyo on Sunday.

That victory came on the back of his win in Kuala Lumpur the week before and just a month after he reached the final of the US Open.

Novak Djokovic, who successfully defended his title in Beijing on Sunday, maintained a comfortable advance atop the rankings with his nearest challenger, Rafael Nadal, almost 4,000 points adfrift.

Roger Federer, meanwhile, is just 295 points behind Nadal and could overtake him with a goood performance at the Shanghai Masters this week.

ATP Top 20

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12,150

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 8,465

3. Roger Federer (SUI) 8,170

4. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5,555

5. David Ferrer (ESP) 4,495

6. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4,435 (1)

7. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 4,235 (-1)

8. Milos Raonic (CAN) 3,965

9. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3,935

10. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 3,710

11. Andy Murray (GBR) 3,545

12. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3,065

13. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 2,455

14. John Isner (USA) 1,925 (1)

15. Gael Monfils (FRA) 1,915 (1)

16. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 1,875 (3)

17. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 1,870 (1)

18. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 1,865 (-1)

19. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 1,865 (-5)

20. Tommy Robredo (ESP) 1,750 (1)

Topics : Kei Nishikori Tennis
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