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Nadal close to fourth in world rankings

INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 10: Rafael Nadal of Spain practices in front of a large crowd during day four of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 10, 2016 in Indian Wells, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP KEVORK DJANSEZIAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

INDIAN WELLS, CA – MARCH 10: Rafael Nadal of Spain practices in front of a large crowd during day four of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 10, 2016 in Indian Wells, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP<br />KEVORK DJANSEZIAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Rafael Nadal’s tournament win in Barcelona on Sunday has helped him close the gap on Stan Wawrinka in fourth place in the world rankings.

It was the Spaniard’s second title triumph in two weeks on the back of Monte Carlo as he prepares for a tilt at an unprecedented 10th French Open title.

He started last week in fifth place, 1,415 points behind reigning French Open champion Wawrinka and he ended it just 545 points adrift.

The only positional change in the top 10 saw Tomas Berdych move ahead of David Ferrer into eignth place with Novak Djokovic still in top spot by a huge margin over Andy Murray.



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