American John Isner has joined the ranks of the world's top 10 players atop the ATP World Rankings after beating world number one-ranked Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the semifinals of the 2012 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. this past weekend. Born in Greensboro, N.C. and currently residing in Tampa, Fla., Isner cracked the top 10 for the first time in his career, despite losing to Switzerland's Roger Federer in the finals at Indian Wells, Calif. on Sunday. Joining Isner in the top 10 is fellow American Mardy Fish who is currently ranked eighth.
Djokovic, winner at Indian Wells in 2011, sees his lead on Spain's Rafael Nadal reduced, while Federer, who beat Isner in the finals to win the Indian Wells title, remains in third place behind Nadal. Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro drops two places after losing to Federer in the quarterfinals of the 2012 BNP Paribas Open.
Here is a look at the top 20 ATP Men's Singles:
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12,670 pts.
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 10,175 pts.
3. Roger Federer (SUI) 9,350 pts.
4. Andy Murray (GBR) 7,450 pts.
5. David Ferrer (ESP) 4,700 pts.
6. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 4,535 pts.
7. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 3,860 pts.
8. Mardy Fish (USA) 2,910 pts.
9. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 2730 pts.
10. John Isner (USA) 2,675 pts.
11. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 2,660 pts.
12. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 2,205 pts.
13. Gilles Simon (FRA) 2,140 pts.
14. Gael Monfils (FRA) 1,970 pts.
15. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 1,890 pts.
16. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 1,685 pts.
17. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 1,595 pts.
18. Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. (UKR) 1,540 pts.
19. Florian Mayer (GER) 1,540 pts.
20. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 1,530 pts.