ATP Rankings: Novak Djokovic counts to 271, moving closer to Roger Federer


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ATP Rankings: Novak Djokovic counts to 271, moving closer to Roger Federer

After two ATP 250 events in Zhuhai and Chengdu, there were no changes in the top-10 of the ATP ranking list ahead of higher-ranked events in Beijing, Tokyo and Shanghai. Novak Djokovic remains the leader of the pack, spending the 271st week on the ATP throne to move ahead of Ivan Lendl for the third-best result since the start of teh ATP ranking in 1973, with only Pete Sampras and Roger Federer left in front of him.

Novak will chase 500 points on Tokyo debut, playing for the first time after the US Open and that shoulder injury that cost him title defense in New York. Novak is still 640 points clear of Rafael Nadal who will skip the current week and prepare for Shanghai, having no points to defend by the end of the season.

Roger Federer stays third, more than 2000 points behind Nadal and less than 2000 ahead of an in-form Russian Daniil Medvedev who decided to skip Beijing and take more rest after five straight finals and busy schedule in the last two months.

Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Karen Khachanov, Roberto Bautista Agut, Gael Monfils, Fabio Fognini and Matteo Berrettini are all in Beijing, leaving Borna Coric as the closest rival of Novak Djokovic in much weaker Tokyo draw.

All these players will fight for valuable points in the battle for the ATP Finals and we should get more shifts in the top-20 in comparison to only one we saw today, with Gael Monfils moving in front of Matteo Berrettini.

Zhuhai champion Alex de Minaur is back inside the top-30 after gaining six places, claiming the third ATP crown and hoping for more of the same in Beijing if he recovers in time. Chengdu winner Pablo Carreno Busta is the biggest mover in the top-100, skipping 24 rivals to find the place in the top-40, ahead of Zhuhai finalist Adrian Mannarino who left 18 opponents behind him with that strong run.

Chengdu finalist Alexander Bublik is on a career-high position, together with other youngsters Mikael Ymer and Lloyd Harris who also had notable weeks. ATP Ranking