Miami champions Federer and Konta surge in rankings

Roger Federer, after beating Rafael Nadal, is fourth in the ATP rankings, while Johanna Konta's triumph over Caroline Wozniacki took her to the seventh spot in the WTA rankings.

Roger Federer won his third title after coming back from a six-month injury layoff.   -  AFP

Roger Federer and Johanna Konta surged in the rankings after their triumphs at Miami Open.

Federer, who defeated archrival Rafael Nadal in the Miami Open final in straight sets, is now fourth in the ATP rankings, led by Andy Murray. Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka are second and third. Nadal's ranked fifth.

Murray led the rankings for the first time in his career on November 7 and has kept the lead since.

Konta, meanwhile, advanced to seventh place in the WTA rankings after beating Dutch Caroline Wozniacki in the final.

German Angelique Kerber is still leading the WTA world rankings, with 7,340 points.

United States tennis player Serena Williams slipped to second place with 7,010 points, followed in third position by Czech Karolina Pliskova with 6,020.

RANKINGS (WITH POINTS)

ATP: 1. Andy Murray (11,960) 2. Novak Djokovic (7,915) 3. Stan Wawrinka (5,785) 4. Roger Federer (5,305) 5. Rafael Nadal (4,735)

WTA: 1. Angelique Kerber (7,340) 2. Serena Williams (7,010) 3. Karolina Pliskova (6,020) 4. Dominika Cibulkova (5,245) 5. Simona Halep (5,022)