Tennis: Murray takes third spot in world rankings, Nadal slips to fifth

PARIS (AFP) - Beaten Miami finalist Andy Murray moved into third spot of the Association of Tennis Professionals rankings published on Monday as Rafael Nadal slipped back two places to fifth, his worst position in two years.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic, winner in Miami, consolidated his place atop the rankings, more than 4,000 points (the equivalent of two Grand Slam victories) ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer, with Japan's Kei Nishikori in fourth.

Rankings as of April 6: 1. Novak Djokovic (Srb) 13,205 points 2. Roger Federer (Sui) 8895 3. Andy Murray (Gbr) 6060 (+1) 4. Kei Nishikori (Jpn) 5280 (+1) 5. Rafael Nadal (Esp) 5255 (-2) 6. Milos Raonic (Can) 5070 7. David Ferrer (Esp) 4670 8. Tomas Berdych (Cze) 4510 (+1) 9. Stan Wawrinka (Sui) 4405 (-1) 10. Marin Cilic (Cro) 3360 11. Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) 3055 12. Feliciano Lopez (Esp) 2380 13. Gilles Simon (Fra) 2210 (+1) 14. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) 2135 (-1) 15. Roberto Bautista (Esp) 1940 16. Kevin Anderson (Rsa) 1915 (+1) 17. Ernests Gulbis (Lat) 1910 (-1) 18. Gael Monfils (Fra) 1750 (+1) 19. John Isner (USA) 1720 (+5) 20. Tommy Robredo (Esp) 1720 (-2).