Djokovic still leads ATP rankings, Bautista reaches Top-10 for 1st time
Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the championship trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's final of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, July 14, 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/NIC BOTHMA
Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain reacts during his quarter final match against Joao Sousa of Portugal at the Swiss Open tennis tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland, July 26, 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/PETER SCHNEIDER
Naomi Osaka of Japan plays Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic during their women's third round match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, June 1, 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/JULIEN DE ROSA
Madison Keys of the USA reacts after winning against Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic in their women’s round of 16 match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, June 3, 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/Yoan Valat
Madrid, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- Serbia tennis star Novak Djokovic - winner of 16 grand slams- maintained the No. 1 spot of the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday.
Djokovic secured his spot with 11,685points, ahead of Spaniard Rafael Nadal and Swiss Roger Federer.
Dominic Thiem of Austria remained in the fourth spot, followed by Daniil Medvedev of Russia, who climbed three places after winning Cincinnati Masters, his first ATP Masters title, on Sunday by defeating Germany’s David Goffin.
Meanwhile, Roberto Bautista Agut went up one position, dropping Italy’s Fabio Fognini to 11th, to be listed among the top-10 for the first time in his career.
“I have been close to the Top 10 for a few years now, but sometimes you need just one or two more good results than you had in the past years,” Bautista Agut said, commenting on his new world ranking.
“I fought really hard to get the Top 10 with every tournament,” he added.
Throughout history, only three Spaniards have reached world number one; Carlos Moya in 1999, Juan Carlos Ferrero (2003) and Rafa Nadal (2008).
The current top-10 ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:
1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 11,685 points
2. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 7,945
3. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 6,950
4. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 4,925
5. Daniil Medvedev (Russia) 4,195
6. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 4,005
7. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 4,005
8. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) 3,455
9. Karen Khachanov (Russia) 2,890
10. Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) 2,575. EFE
Osaka leads WTA rankings, Keys returns to top-10
Madrid, Aug 19 (efe-epa).- Naomi Osaka of Japan maintained the No. 1 spot in the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday with 6,606 points, despite her elimination from the 2019 Cincinnati Masters.
The Japanese, who recovered the rankings’ leadership last week, was forced to retire due to a knee injury in the third set of her quarterfinal match against world No. 20 Sofia Kenin of Russia.
Most of the top-10 players held onto their positions, except for Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, who climbed two spots up to be placed fifth, while Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands dropped two positions down to seventh.
Meanwhile, Madison Keys of the United States jumped eight spots thanks to winning the Cincinnati Masters on Sunday, clinging to the top-10 list once again by occupying the 10th place.
Keys put in quite a performance in Cincinnati by defeating big names like Simona Halep and Venus Williams.
Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza climbed two spots to world No. 25, despite being excluded from the tournament, also at the hands of Keys in the round of 64.
Muguruza is expected to take part in the US Open; the last Grand Slam of the year held on Aug. 26 to Sept. 8.
Osaka’s participation in the US Open is uncertain due to her injury; however, Muguruza’s presence is confirmed. EFE-EPA