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LOS ANGELES, March 18 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova rose to number two in the rankings on Monday after her impressive title run at the BNP Paribas Open but says she is motivated much more by grand slam glory than the prospect of regaining the top spot.
Mar 18 (Reuters) - ATP World Tour rankings on Monday (last week's positions in brackets): 1. (1) Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 13280 points 2. (2) Roger Federer (Switzerland) 8715 3. (3) Andy Murray (Scotland) 8350 4. (5) Rafa Nadal (Spain) 6745 5. (4) David Ferrer (Spain) 6630 6. (6) Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 5010 7. (7) Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina) 4830
INDIAN WELLS, California, March 17 (Reuters) - It was a case of so near and yet so far for Juan Martin Del Potro after he was denied a first ATP Masters 1000 title in a 4-6 6-3 6-4 defeat by Rafa Nadal in the BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday.
INDIAN WELLS, California, March 17 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal added another triumphant chapter to his remarkable comeback when he came from a set down to beat Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday.
INDIAN WELLS, California, March 17 (Reuters) - Second seed Maria Sharapova won her first title since last year's French Open with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday.
INDIAN WELLS, California, March 16 (Reuters) - Looking as though he had never been away, Rafa Nadal gave the tennis world a stark reminder of what they had missed for seventh months last year with a superb display at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday.
INDIAN WELLS, California, March 16 (Reuters) - Plenty of lobs, subtle changes of pace, marathon baseline rallies - Maria Sharapova is preparing for all of that and more when she faces Caroline Wozniacki in Sunday's final at the BNP Paribas Open.