Djokovic on high after Australian Open win

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Along with successful the lads's singles title of Australia Open, Serbia tennis participant Novak Djokovic has as soon as once more reached the highest, beating Rafael Nadal within the new ATP rankings launched on Monday. In the primary Grand Slam closing of the yr, second seed Djokovic got here again strongly after trailing 1-2.

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He defeated fifth seed Dominik Thiem of Austria 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-Four in a five-set match that lasted virtually 4 hours. <! –

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                 Djokovic will begin the 276th week on the high within the rankings together with his 17th Grand Slam title.

Nadal achieved first place by defeating Djokovic on November Four final yr. He isn’t far behind the 310-week file on the high of Switzerland's nice Roger Federer.

If he tops the rankings by October 5, he’ll break Federer's file. Federer stays in third place within the rankings with 7130 factors. Djokovic, who gained all 13 of his matches this yr, has 9720 factors whereas Nadal, who misplaced to Thiem within the semi-finals of the Australian Open, has 9395 ranking factors.

Thiem has additionally benefited within the rankings, enhancing one place to achieve fourth place with 7045 ranking factors, whereas Russia's Danil Medavdev slipped from fourth to fifth place after dropping within the pre-quarterfinals of the Australian Open. In this match, Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka, who defeated Medvedev, gained two locations and reached the 13th place.

Ashley Barty tops girls

In the ladies's WTA rankings, Australian Open winner Sophia Kenin of the US has gained seven locations and reached the seventh place. With this, she has change into the primary participant of America after beating Serena Williams. Serena Williams stays ninth. Kenin, who reached the ultimate of the Grand Slam for the primary time, defeated two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza 4–6, 6–2, 6–2.

There has been an enchancment of 16 locations within the rating of Muguruza, which has now reached the 16th place. Australia's Ashley Barty stays on high, having suffered a loss to Kenin within the semi-finals.

Whereas Simona Halep, who suffered a loss by the hands of the unseeded Muguruza, has improved to 1 place and occupies the second place. Czech Republic's Carolina Pilskova has moved from second to 3rd place, whereas Japan's Naomi Osaka has slipped from fourth to 10th place within the rating.

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