Stanislas Wawrinka becomes world No. 3 after Australian Open victory
Stanislas Wawrinka had earlier dethroned Roger Federer as the new Swiss No.1 after reaching the Australian Open final. He currently sits behind world number one Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at world No.3.
Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka is now officially the new world No.3 after he jumped five places in the men's ATP tennis rankings released on Monday, all thanks to the Australian Open victory, his first career Grand Slam title.
The Swiss, who also became the new No.1 player in his country surpassing seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer after reaching the final in Melbourne, currently sits behind number one Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, with 5,710 points. (Read more about the new Australian Open champion)
Meanwhile, Nadal further improved his position in the rankings at 14,330 points and achieved a bigger gap over Djokovic, who dropped to 10,620 points after losing to Wawrinka in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
Wawrinka beat Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in an exciting match at the Rod Laver Arena in Sunday's Australian Open men's final clash. (Catch highlights here)
In other changes, Argentine Juan Martin del Potro jumped up to fourth position and Spanish player David Ferrer, dropped from third to fifth.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray dropped down to number six in the world while Federer took up compatriot Wawrinka's earlier position at world No. 8.
ATP rankings as of January 27, Monday (Top ten)
1. Rafael Nadal, 14,330 (Spain)
2. Novak Djokovic, 10,620 (Serbia)
3. Stanislas Wawrinka, 5,710 (Switzerland)
4. Juan Martin del Potro, 5,370 (Argentina)
5. David Ferrer, 5,280 (Spain)
6. Andy Murray, 4,720 (Britain)
7. Tomas Berdych, 4,540 (Czech Republic)
8. Roger Federer, 4,355 (Switzerland)
9. Richard Gasquet, 3,050 (France)
10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 3,885 (France)