Nadal stretches lead on top with Indian Wells crown

March 23rd, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Rafael Nadal Hamburg, March 23(DPA) World No.1 Rafael Nadal stretched his lead at the top by winning the Indian Wells Masters tennis tournament.
Nadal beat fourth-ranked Briton Andy Murray in straight sets Sunday to win the title.

The Spaniard leads the list issued by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Monday with 14,990 points followed by Switzerland’s Roger Federer (10,910) and Serbian Novak Djokovic (8,420).

ATP top 10 as of March 23 (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. (1) Rafael Nadal, Spain, 14,990 points

2. (2) Roger Federer, Switzerland, 10,910

3. (3) Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 8,420

4. (4) Andy Murray, Britain, 7,850

5. (5) Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, 4,735

6. (7) Andy Roddick, United States, 4,610

7. (6) Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 4,470

8. (8) Gilles Simon, France, 3,930

9. (10) Fernando Verdasco, Spain, 3,590

10. (9) Gael Monfils, France, 3,550

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