Djokovic reclaims prime spot in ATP rankings

Djokovic wins Australian Open to equal Nadal's 22 Slam titles

LONDON: Novak Djokovic reclaimed the highest spot within the ATP rankings launched on Monday after successful his 22nd Grand Slam title on the Australian Open.

The 35-year-old Serbian rose 4 locations to dislodge Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz, who missed the match by harm and dropped to second.

Djokovic’s 10th Australian Open title means he’s world primary for the 374th week since July 2011.

Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, who misplaced to Djokovic in straight units in Sunday’s closing in Melbourne, overtook Norwegian Casper Ruud in third place, matching a career-best rating he first achieved in August 2021.

Andrey Rublev of Russia, dominated by Djokovic within the quarter-finals, climbed to a career-best place of fifth.

The shock elimination of Djokovic’s long-time rival Rafael Nadal within the second spherical noticed the Spaniard drop 4 locations to sixth.

Karen Khachanov’s run to the semi-finals in Melbourne propelled the Russian up seven locations to 13th.

Tommy Paul of the United States, who additionally reached the ultimate 4, broke into the highest 20 for the primary time as he soared up the rankings by 16 locations to 19th.

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