10 Jun 2009

Federer closes rankings gap on Nadal

12:37 pm on 10 June 2009

Roger Federer has dramatically closed the world rankings gap on Rafael Nadal after his historic win at the French Tennis Open.

Going into the year's first major championship the Swiss star was nearly 4,500 points behind the Spaniard, but he's now within 2070 points of Nadal who became world number one after winning the Olympic gold medal last year in Beijing.

Federer could regain the top ranking in the next few weeks with Wimbledon coming up and Nadal, the defending champion, currently battling a knee injury.