Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Novak Djokovic continue to battle for first place in the ATP rankings, with the Spaniard holding on to the No. 1 spot despite his loss to the Serbian in the final in Miami over the weekend.

Nadal has 13,730 points, but Djokovic has slowly closed the gap between them and now has 11,810 points.

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka, who beat Nadal in the final of this year's Australian Open, is in third place with 5,740 points.

Swiss great Roger Federer climbed into the No. 4 spot, with 5,225 points, while the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych is the world's No. 5 player with 4,720 points.

Spain's David Ferrer, the finalist last year in Miami, saw his ranking drop two slots to No. 6.

France's Richard Gasquet dropped out of the top 10, while Canada's Milos Raonic is now the world No. 10, thanks to his strong run at the Sony Open.

Spain's Tommy Robredo is the world No. 14 and countryman Nicolas Almagro is ranked 20th.

Djokovic defeated Nadal 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday in the Sony Open final, winning his fourth career title at the Masters 1000 event in Key Biscayne, Florida.

The world's top players are now gearing up for the clay-court season, with Nadal looking to defend his French Open title.

Nadal won his 8th French Open title last year with a dominating 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Ferrer. EFE