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Wawrinka in top-5, Nadal drops to 10!

June 08, 2015 17:26 IST

Stanislas Wawrinka

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka poses near the Eiffel Tower in Paris with his French Open trophy on Monday. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka has moved up five places to number four in the official ATP world rankings released on Monday.

But Spain's Rafael Nadal, beaten in the quarter-finals, has dropped to 10th, his lowest position for 10 years.

Wawrinka described his four-set victory in the Paris final over world number one Novak Djokovic as "the match of my life".

It enabled the 30-year-old Swiss to shoot up from number nine, while Nadal tumbled the other way after going out at the quarter-final stage to Djokovic in a tournament he has won nine times.

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts during her women's singles match at the French Open. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Maria Sharapova dropped two places in the WTA rankings to number four following her fourth-round defeat at Roland Garros, with the Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova replacing her at number two ahead of Simona Halep.

Kvitova's compatriot Lucie Safarova, the runner-up in Paris to number one Serena Williams, rose six places to a career-best seventh.

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