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Latest update : 2008-08-18

Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who won the Olympic gold medal on Sunday, shot to the top of the men's world tennis rankings as he ended Roger Federer's record 237-week reign as number one.

Spain's Rafael Nadal has replaced Roger Federer as the new world number one in the ATP rankings released on Monday.
   
Federer, 27, relinquishes his hold on the top spot after 237 weeks.
   
The Swiss player has struggled all season, while Nadal, 22, has played some of the best tennis of his career, winning eight titles including Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the Olympic gold.
   
Asked about his feelings on becoming number one, the Mallorcan left-hander, said: "I'm very happy to be number one. But the feeling doesn't change too much because the last years I did very well, too.
   
"I was very happy being the number two. So finally I'm number one. For sure there's satisfaction, but at the same time ... I don't know. I don't have time to celebrate. I play New York in one week."
   
He is seeking his third Grand Slam in a row after beating Federer in the finals in Paris and Wimbledon.
   
Olympic finalist Fernando Gonzalez of Chile moves up four places to 11th, while Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro, winner of his fourth consecutive title in Washington Sunday after Kitzbuhel, Stuttgart and Los Angeles, moves to 17th.
   

   
ATP rankings
   
1. Rafael Nadal (ESP)           6700 (+1)
   
2. Roger Federer (SUI)          5930 (-1)
   
3. Novak Djokovic (SRB)         5105
   
4. David Ferrer (ESP)           2865
   
5. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)      2700
 

Date created : 2008-08-18

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