Masters 1000 tournament in Rome brought nothing new in terms of the leading positions on the ATP rankings list, but we have an amazing newcomer in the Top 10, as German Alexander Zverev enters the elite company for the first time. Andy Murray played another poor tournament and he is now just less than 3000 points clear of Novak Djokovic at the top, but he will have to turn the tables already in Paris if he wants to remain world number 1, with a lot of points to defend until the end of the season.
Novak lost in the final of Rome, missing a chance to add another 400 points to his tally, but we can expect better tennis from him after what he showed against Juan Martin del Potro and Dominic Thiem. Below them, Stan Wawrinka holds the 3rd place, despite the fact he won only 4 matches in the last 4 Masters 1000 events and Rafael Nadal is just behind him in 4th, missing a chance to pass the Swiss with a better result in Rome.
Roger Federer is 5th with a nice gap to Milos Raonic in 6th, and Dominic Thiem, Marin Cilic, and Kei Nishikori all kept their last week's positions, like the whole Top 9 company.
But, 20-year-old Alexander Zverev is in the spotlight of this story, as he moved into the Top 10 for the first time with a title in Rome. Alexander is the youngest player in the Top 10 since Juan Martin del Potro in 2008 and he is currently 4th in the ATP Race, which just shows how good he has been playing in 2017 so far.
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