22 Jul 2008

Nadal has replaced Federer as number one, says Becker

2:17 pm on 22 July 2008

The ATP computer says otherwise but Boris Becker believes Rafael Nadal has already replaced Roger Federer as the world tennis number one.

Despite losing to Nadal in both the French Open and Wimbledon finals, Federer has yet to be evicted from top spot, arriving at the Toronto Masters for the start of his hardcourt campaign having held the ATP's number one ranking for 234 weeks.

But Becker says he and the rest of the tennis world agree the true number one is the winner of the French Open and Wimbledon.

Becker's ranking and the official standings could fall into line before the end of the season with

Federer 's points lead over Nadal dropping to 770.