Djokovic reclaims top spot in ATP rankings

After winning his 22nd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic reclaimed the top spot in the ATP rankings released on Monday.

The 35-year-old Serbian outperformed Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz, who missed the tournament due to injury and dropped to second.

Djokovic’s 10th Australian Open title puts him at the top of the world rankings for the 374th time since July 2011.

Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, who lost to Djokovic in straight sets in Sunday’s final in Melbourne, overtook Norwegian Casper Ruud in third place, matching a career-best ranking he first achieved in August 2021.

Andrey Rublev of Russia, dominated by Djokovic in the quarter-finals, climbed to a career-best position of fifth.

The shock elimination of Djokovic’s long-time rival Rafael Nadal in the second round saw the Spaniard drop four places to sixth.

Karen Khachanov’s run to the semi-finals in Melbourne propelled the Russian up seven places to 13th.

Tommy Paul of the United States, who also reached the final four, broke into the top 20 for the first time as he soared up the rankings by 16 places to 19th.

 

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