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Tennis: Brazil Open winner Nadal remains fifth in world

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Rafael Nadal, back in business after a seven-month injury layoff with success in the Brazil Open, remains in fifth place in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday.

The Spanish former world number one, who has yet to fully shrug off the lingering effects of his knee problems, beat Argentina's David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3 in Sao Paulo for Sunday's title.

World No.1 Novak Djokovic retains his comfortable lead over Roger Federer with the top ten places unchanged.

ATP Rankings

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12960 pts

2. Roger Federer (SUI) 9855

3. Andy Murray (GBR) 8480

4. David Ferrer (ESP) 6865

5. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5755

6. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 4485

7. Juan Martín Del Potro (ARG) 4410

8. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3515

9. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 3125

10. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 2880

11. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 2540

12. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2535

13. Gilles Simon (FRA) 2370 (+1)

14. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2305 (-1)

15. Juan Monaco (ARG) 2220

16. John Isner (USA) 2125

17. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 1990

18. Tommy Haas (GER) 1815 (+4)

19. Andreas Seppi (ITA) 1730 (-1)

20. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 1720 (-1)

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