ATP Rankings: Novak Djokovic stays ahead of Rafael Nadal. Murray is back


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ATP Rankings: Novak Djokovic stays ahead of Rafael Nadal. Murray is back

Following the last week's ATP 250 events in Moscow, Stockholm and Antwerp, there were three changes in the top-20, with many more to come in the upcoming two weeks after Vienna, Basel and Paris. Novak Djokovic is spending the 275th week on the ATP throne, moving closer to Pete Sampras but standing no chance of reaching the American at this stint, with Rafael Nadal ready to begin his reign on November 4.

Both Djokovic and Nadal are taking more rest ahead of Paris Masters, preparing for that year-end no. 1 battle that should reach its pinnacle at the ATP Finals. World no. 3 Roger Federer will try to defend 500 points and the title in the hometown of Basel this week, with world no.

6 Alexander Zverev as his strongest opponent in the draw. World no. 4 Daniil Medvedev decided to skip Vienna as well after not playing in Moscow, charging batteries for Paris and London and hoping to extend the incredible streak of six straight ATP finals.

Dominic Thiem is the top seed at home ATP 500 event in Vienna, with Karen Khachanov (lost a position on the list to Kei Nishikori) and Matteo Berrettini as seeds two and three. Stefanos Tsitsipas and Roberto Bautista Agut complete the top-10 company, seeking strong run in Basel as the Spaniard battles for the remaining ATP Finals spot with Zverev, Berrettini, Goffin and Fognini.

Goffin has moved ahead of Gael Monfils in the 13th and 14th spots while Antwerp finalist Stan Wawrinka has found himself ahead of Felix Auger-Aliassime, in the last change in the top-20. Moscow champion Andrey Rublev is on a career-high 22nd spot, with another youngster Denis Shapovalov making a return into the top-30 following the first ATP title in Stockholm.

The beaten finalist in Sweden Filip Krajinovic is back into the top-50 after passing 14 rivals, opposite from Kyle Edmund who lost 20 positions after failing to defend the crown in Antwerp. Yasutaka Uchiyama claimed Ningbo Challenger to find himself in the top-100 for the first time, also standing as the mover of the week.

The three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray is back inside the top-130 after lifting the trophy in Antwerp, his first since Dubai 2017 for a perfect closure of the regular ATP season, gathering massive boost ahead of 2020 when he should fight for the top positions again. ATP Rankings