With two ATP 250 tournaments and the Laver Cup in the week behind us, there were no changes in the top-10 of the ATP ranking list. Also, only one new player has cracked the top-40, leaving the doors wide open for potentially more significant shifts in the next couple of weeks during the Asian swing.
Novak Djokovic didn't play the Laver Cup, taking more time to rest his shoulder after that retirement at the US Open and starting to train again ahead of Tokyo where he should return to action. The Serb is spending the 270th week at the top of the ATP standings, joining Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl on that feat and moving ahead of the Czech next Monday to continue the chase with Sampras and Federer.
Rafael Nadal was in action in both singles and doubles at the Laver Cup in Geneva on Saturday and he will skip the next couple of weeks before a possible return in Shanghai, standing only 640 points behind Djokovic and as the favorite for the year-end no.
1 position, having no points to defend by the end of the season. Roger Federer also celebrated the title at the Laver Cup with Team Europe, taking a break from the official tournaments and still standing strong in the third place, ahead of Daniil Medvedev who claimed the title in St.
Petersburg for another 250 points on his tally! World no. 4 has won 24 out of the last 27 matches after Wimbledon, reaching five consecutive finals and leading the Tour with eight title matches in 2019 and 54 wins! Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Kei Nishikori, Karen Khachanov and Roberto Bautista Agut remained in the top-10 and we should follow for how long will Nishikori stay there, announcing the withdrawal from both Tokyo and Shanghai due to an injury.
Borna Coric advanced into the final in St. Petersburg, earning enough points to move ahead of David Goffin, with John Isner and Felix Auger-Aliassime (the top seeds this week in Chengdu) both passing Stan Wawrinka who dropped out from the top-20.
Metz semi-finalist Lucas Pouille moved ahead of Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov while the champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga gained more than 20 places to enter the top-40 for the first time since May last year. Aljaz Bedene and John Millman both made excellent progress, together with Egor Gerasimov who is in the top-100 for the first time after reaching the first ATP semi-final in St.
Petersburg, losing to Daniil Medvedev in two close sets. ATP Ranking