Novak Djokovic slips to 3rd, Daniil Medvedev tops ATP rankings

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts as he performs in opposition to Spain’s Rafael Nadal throughout their males’s quarter-final singles match on day ten of the Roland-Garros Open tennis event on the Court docket Philippe-Chatrier in Paris early on June 1, 2022. (Picture by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Daniil Medvedev returned to the highest of the ATP rankings on Monday, forward of Alexander Zverev, with Novak Djokovic slipping out of the highest two for the primary time in almost 4 years.

The 26-year-old Russian, who was surprisingly crushed by Tim van Rijthoven within the last at ‘s-Hertogenbosch on Sunday, briefly occupied the primary spot for 2 weeks on the finish of February and the start of March.

However with Djokovic dropping within the quarterfinals on the French Open, the place he was defending champion, the door opened for Medvedev to rise once more to the highest spot.

Medvedev is unable to compete at Wimbledon as Russian and Belarusian gamers have been barred following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Rating factors, nonetheless, is not going to be awarded.

Zverev climbs to quantity two for the primary time having spent a complete of 56 weeks since November 2017 at quantity three. The German, nonetheless, is facing a spell on the sidelines after tearing ligaments in his right ankle throughout his French Open semifinal with Nadal.

Djokovic’s grip on the primary rating had already been weakened by his exclusion earlier within the 12 months, due to Covid laws, from the Australian Open the place he was additionally the defending champion.

It’s the first time since October 2018 that Djokovic is just not within the prime two.

Rafael Nadal, who beat the Serb at Roland Garros and went on to take the title for the 14th time, stays at quantity 4, now solely 245 factors behind his nice rival.

Casper Ruud, who was overwhelmed by Nadal within the Paris last, reached his greatest profession rating of fifth on the planet, up one place forward of Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Former world primary Andy Murray climbed 21 locations to 48 following his journey to the ultimate in Stuttgart on the weekend whereas Medvedev’s conqueror Van Rijthoven jumped 99 locations from 205 to 106.

ATP rankings as of June 13, 2022 (gamers representing Russia and Belarus are banned from competing underneath the title or flag of Russia or Belarus till additional discover):

1. Daniil Medvedev 7950 pts (+1)

2. Alexander Zverev (GER) 7075 (+1)

3. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6770 (-2)

4. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6525

5. Casper Ruud (NOR) 5050 (+1)

6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4945 (-1)

7. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 4893

8. Andrey Rublev 4125

9. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3895

10. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3570

11. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 3455

12. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3258 (+1)

13. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3185 (-1)

14. Taylor Fritz (USA) 2920

15. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2473 (+1)

16. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2325 (-1)

17. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2130

18. Reilly Opelka (USA) 2100

19. Pablo Carreno (ESP) 1965

20. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 1858

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