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Djokovic equals Graf’s file for weeks spent as world primary

PARIS: Tennis legend Novak Djokovic is every week away from one other milestone after equalling Steffi Graf’s all-time file for many weeks spent at quantity one in every of 377. The 35-year-old Serbian stays high of the newest ATP rankings launched on Monday bringing him stage with the quantity of weeks that Graf spent as ladies’s world primary. Djokovic returned to primary spot for a seventh time after his victory within the Australian Open on the finish of January which was a file equalling twenty second Grand Slam singles title. Two former world quantity ones loved success on the weekend — Daniil Medvedev claiming the Rotterdam title and Carlos Alcaraz making a successful return to the circuit in Argentina. Medvedev’s three set victory — his sixteenth profession title — over Italian Jannik Sinner sees him return to the highest 10 — he rises three spots to eighth. The shedding finalist’s comfort is a climb of two locations to twelfth within the rankings.

Alcaraz’s profitable return to the tour, after virtually 4 months out, in touchdown the Argentina Open on Sunday sees him solidify his second place within the rankings. Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas — whom Djokovic beat within the Australian Open closing —- rounds off the highest three. Germany’s former world quantity two Alexander Zverev arrested a decline in his rating since his comeback after tearing ankle ligaments throughout final 12 months’s French Open which saved him out of motion for the rest of the 12 months. The 25-year-old, who additionally revealed after exiting the Australian Open within the second spherical he had kind 1 diabetes because the age of three, rose one place to sixteenth after reaching the second spherical in Rotterdam.


1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7070 pts, 2. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 6480, 3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5940, 4. Casper Ruud (NOR) 5515, 5. Andrey Rublev 3860, 6. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 3815, 7. Taylor Fritz (USA) 3660, 8. Daniil Medvedev 3250, 9. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3200, 10. Holger Rune (DEN) 3161, 11. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 2995, 12. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 2745, 13. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 2615, 14. Karen Khachanov 2470, 15. Frances Tiafoe (USA) 2350, 16. Alexander Zverev (GER) 2320, 17. Pablo Carreno (ESP) 2285, 18. Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) 1855, 19. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 1825, 20. Borna Coric (CRO) 1815.

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