Nadal jumps up to 5th place in men’s rankings; Serena returns to top of WTA rankings

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shotMadrid: Spanish star Rafael Nadal jumped up two spots to be fifth in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings released on Monday, while Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the list.

Nadal rose in the rankings after winning 6-1, 6-3 over his compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters final, reports Efe.

Serbian Novak Djokovic came in second, followed by Swiss Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer respectively.

Meanwhile, United States tennis icon Serena Williams has returned to the top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings, released on Monday, with 7,010 points.

Germany's Angelique Kerber dropped to the second position. Czech Karolina Pliskova came in third, followed by Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova and Romania's Simona Halep, respectively, reports Efe.

Spain's Garbiñe Muguruza remained in the sixth spot.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Andy Murray (Britain) 11,690 points

2. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 8,085

3. Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 5,695

4. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 5,125

5. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 4,235

6. Milos Raonic (Canada) 4,165

7. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 4,010

8. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 3,565

9. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3,385

10.David Goffin (Belgium) 2,975.

The current WTA rankings and points are as follows:

1. Serena Williams (United States) 7,010 points.

2. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 6,925

3. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6,020

4. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 5,065

5. Simona Halep (Romania) 5,021

6. Garbine Muguruza (Spain) 4,691

7. Johanna Konta (Britain) 4,330

8. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 4,205

9. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 4,025

10. Madison Keys (US) 3,857.