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Tennis: Japan's Nishikori jumps six places to world no.16

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Japan's Kei Nishikori has jumped six places to 16th in the world in the latest ATP rankings published on Monday, whose top 10 remains unchanged with Novak Djokovic on top.

The 23-year-old right-hander rose from 22nd thanks to his 6-2, 6-3 victory against Spain's Feliciano Lopez at the Memphis Open. Lopez's appearance in the final saw him jump 12 places to world no.35.

Serbia's Djokovic stays world no.1 with 12,960 points, followed by Roger Federer, of Switzerland, on 9,855 and Britain's Andy Murray on 8,480.

Latest ATP world rankings:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12.960 pts

2. Roger Federer (SUI) 9.855

3. Andy Murray (GBR) 8480

4. David Ferrer (ESP) 6865

5. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5755

6. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 4545

7. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 4410

8. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3660

9. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 3125

10. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 2880

11. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2535 (+1)

12. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 2480 (-1)

13. Gilles Simon (FRA) 2390

14. Juan Monaco (ARG) 2220 (+1)

15. John Isner (USA) 2125 (+1)

16. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 2100 (+6)

17. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 2050

18. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2050 (-4)

19. Tommy Haas (GER) 1815 (-1)

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

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