Tue. Sep 17th, 2019

ATP Rankings: Djokovic extends lead, Fognini jumps six places

Novak DjokovicThe Monte Carlo Masters has had some impact on the ATP rankings even if the number one ranked Novak Djokovic remains in place.

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World number one Novak Djokovic has stretched his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday.

The changes come after the Nadal failed in his bid to win a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title this past weekend.

Djokovic is now over 3,000 points clear of nemesis Nadal despite a quarter-final defeat by Daniil Medvedev in the Principality last week. Medvedev retained his 14th spot on the rankings after a semi-final exit.

World number two Nadal dropped ranking points after his title defence ended with a shock semi-final loss to eventual champion Fabio Fognini.

The 31-year-old Italian reached a career-high ranking of 12th after claiming his maiden Monte Carlo Masters trophy with a straight-sets win over unheralded Serbian Dusan Lajovic in Sunday’s final. Lajovic jumped 24 places on the rankings to reach 24th after his run to the Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo.

Fognini leapt up six spots to close on the top 10, with his very first Masters 1000 title and his eighth ATP career singles title.

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson rose one place on the rankings to occupy sixth spot on the ATP Rankings, leapfrogging Japan’s Kei Nishikori.

ATP top 20

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,160 pts

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 8,085

3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5,770

4. Roger Federer (SUI) 5,590

5. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4,675

6. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4,115 (+1)

7. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 3,690 (-1)

8. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 3,240

9. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 3,225

10. John Isner (USA) 3,085

11. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2,845

12. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2,840 (+6)

13. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2,730 (-1)

14. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 2,505

15. Borna Coric (CRO) 2,480 (-2)

16. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,050 (-1)

17. Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 2,041 (-1)

18. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 1,930 (-1)

19. Gael Monfils (FRA) 1,875

20. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 1,820

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