Rafael Nadal drops to lowest rank : French Open champ Stan Wawrinka up to 4th

Staff Writer

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal’s loss in the quarterfinals dropped him three places to No. 10 in Monday’s ATP rankings, which could be considered as his lowest spot since April 2005.

The Spaniard, 29, has fallen after losing to world number one Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarter-finals last week.

Champion Stan Wawrinka rose from No. 9 to No. 4.

Djokovic, 28, stays ahead of Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Britain’s Andy Murray, who was beaten by the Serb in the last four.

Meanwhile Serena Williams’ third French Open championship and 20th Grand Slam title overall increased her margin at No. 1 in the WTA rankings.

Lucie Safarova, the runner-up in Paris, moved from No. 13 to a career-best No. 7 after reaching her first Grand Slam final. Timea Bacsinszky, who pushed an ailing Williams to three sets in the semifinals, climbed nine spots to No. 15, her top ranking.

Maria Sharapova fell from No. 2 to No. 4 after losing to Safarova in the fourth round as the defending champion.

Petra Kvitova went up two places to No. 2, while Simona Halep remained at No. 3, and Caroline Wozniacki at No. 5.