Djokovic consolidates top spot in men’s tennis rankings

The Serbian world number one widened his lead over Spaniard Rafael Nadal who was dumped out of the Madrid tournament by young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the semi-finals.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas during their ATP Madrid Open final tennis match at the Caja Magica in Madrid on May 12, 2019.(AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas during their ATP Madrid Open final tennis match at the Caja Magica in Madrid on May 12, 2019.(AFP)
Updated on May 13, 2019 11:42 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

Novak Djokovic tightened his grip on the ATP tennis rankings Monday following his win in the Madrid Open.

The Serbian world number one widened his lead over Spaniard Rafael Nadal who was dumped out of the Madrid tournament by young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the semi-finals.

Tsitsipas lost the final to Djokovic but eased two places up the rankings to seventh on the strength of his recent show of form.

Dominic Thiem of Austria, winner of the Barcelona Open, moved into fourth place after his elimination from the Madrid semi-finals. He is one sport behind Roger Federer, his quarter-final victim in Madrid.

ATP rankings released Monday:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12115 pts

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7945

3. Roger Federer (SUI) 5770

4. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4845 (+1)

5. Alexander Zverev (GER) 4745 (-1)

6. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 3860 (+1)

7. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 3790 (+2)

8. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 3755 (-2)

9. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 3145 (-1)

10. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3025 (+1)

11. John Isner (USA) 2950 (-1)

12. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2920

13. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2720

14. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 2625

15. Borna Coric (CRO) 2445

16. Gael Monfils (FRA) 1965 (+2)

17. Milos Raonic (CAN) 1960 (-1)

18. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 1905 (-1)

19. Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 1840

20. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 1645 (+1)

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