In the latest ATP Ranking List as of Monday, October 15, Novak is second with 11,970 points.
Nole, the first player to win seven of the current Masters 1000 crowns, beat Andy Murray
5-7, 7-6 (11), 6-3 in classic Shanghai Rolex Masters final on Sunday and earned 1000 ATP points to move closer to world no.1 ranking.
ATP top 10 as of October 15:
1. Roger Federer (SUI) 12,165
2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,970
3. Andy Murray (GBR) 7,690
4. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6,995
5. David Ferrer (ESP) 5,360
6. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 4,840
7. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 4,810
8. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 3,670
9. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 3,265
10. Juan Monaco (ARG) 2,775
In the ATP Race to London List, including only points earned in 2012, Djokovic is on top with 11,410 points.
Novak will get back to no.1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings on November 5, when points for 2011 Basel, Paris and London drop off.
The 25-year-old Serbian star will have a good chance to claim the year-end no.1 ranking for second straight year with good results at the BNP Paribas Masters event in Paris and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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