The Russian giant had a poor performance at the Nasdaq-100 Open, which ended in Miami on Sunday. Safin lost his opening match against Vincent Spadea, who reached the semifinals. With 152 points, Safin dropped from 2nd, a place he has held for a long time, to 5th.
Roger Federer of Switzerland is, as before, ranked 1st in the world (379 points).
Andy Roddick of the United States, who won the Nasdaq-100 is ranked 2nd and is trailing Federer by 137 points.
The list of the world's ten top players also includes: Andre Agassi of the United States (165), ranked 3rd; Carlos Moya of Spain (160), ranked 4th; Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia (143), ranked 6th; Guillermo Coria of Argentina (138), ranked 7th; Tim Henman of the UK (131), ranked 8th; Lleyton Hewitt of Australia (129) ranked 9th; and Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain (127) ranked 10th.
Alongside Safin, four other Russian athletes are ranked in the top 100. Mikhail Yuzhny is ranked 30th with 59 points, Dmitri Toursunov is ranked 80th with 20 points, Nikolai Davydenko is ranked 83rd with 20 points, and Igor Andreyev is ranked 98th with 15 points.