ATP Rankings: Novak Djokovic moves closer to Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl

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ATP Rankings: Novak Djokovic moves closer to Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl

The week behind us brought three small ATP 250 tournaments and no changes at the top of the standings, with the leading figures taking well-deserved rest ahead of North American hard-court swing. Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is the leader of the pack, spending the 261st week on the ATP throne, moving closer to Jimmy Connors (268) and Ivan Lendl (270) who are the next players in front of him.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer forge the big trio with Novak, as many times in the last 12 years, and we will see them in action in Cincinnati and the US Open again, with Roger skipping Canada Masters. Dominic Thiem and Alexander Thiem have decided to return to clay this week, entering the ATP 500 event and fighting for valuable points after short Wimbledon campaigns.

Fabio Fognini is the third top-10 star to compete in Hamburg, looking to pass Daniil Medvedev who has moved ahead of him in the 9th and 10th positions on the list. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Kei Nishikori and Karen Khachanov have all stayed where they were a week ago, taking more time off and enjoying their holidays before returning to the court again.

Newport champion John Isner has gained one spot on the list, passing Borna Coric who lost early in Umag, with the American hoping to defend 250 points in Atlanta this week. There were no other changes in the top-25 and we have Dusan Lajovic as the biggest mover in the top-30 after conquering the first ATP title in Umag on Sunday night.

Bastad winner Nicolas Jarry has cracked the top-40 again after a maiden ATP crown, followed by the beaten finalist Juan Ignacio Londero who gained 15 positions to find himself in the top-60. Last year's Umag champion Marco Cecchinato lost in the opening round and he is out from the top-60 for the first time since June 2018, dropping points from Roland Garros and Umag to drift further and further away from the upper ranking positions.

Runner-up in Bastad from 12 months ago, Richard Gasquet has failed to defend the points and he is out from the top-60 for the first time since May 2010, struggling to find the rhythm after an injury that ruined the first half of 2019 for him.

Newport finalist Alexander Bublik and the experienced Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas have gained spots on the list as well, unlike the last year's Newport winner Steve Johnson who lost in the opening round on title defense, bowing out from the top-90 for the first time since April 2014! ATP ranking list