Novak Djokovic in third place, Danil Medvedev at the top of the ATP rankings

Novak Djokovic

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts to a match against Rafael Nadal of Spain in the men’s quarter-final singles match on the tenth day of the Roland-Garos Open tennis tournament on June 1, 2022 at Court Philippe-Chatriar in Paris. (Photo by Anne-Christine Pauzulet / AFP)

Daniel Medvedev returned to the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, surpassing Alexander Zverev, while Novak Djokovic slipped from the top two for the first time in almost four years.

The 26-year-old Russian, who suffered a surprise defeat to Tim van Rizthoven in the final at Sunday’s s-Hertogenbosch, held the number one spot briefly for two weeks in late February and early March.

But with Djokovic losing in the quarter-finals of the French Open, where he was the defending champion, the door opened for Medvedev to rise to the top again.

Medvedev is unable to compete at Wimbledon because Russian and Belarusian players have been banned following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. However, ranking points will not be given.

Xavier has risen to number two for the first time since November 2017, spending a total of 56 weeks at number three. However, the German is facing this spell after he tore a ligament in his right ankle in the semi-final of the French Open with Nadal.

From the Australian Open, where he was also the defending champion, Djokovic’s hold on the number one ranking was already weakened due to his omission at the beginning of the year due to covid regulations.

This is not the first time Djokovic has been in the top two since October 2018.

Rafael Nadal, who won the title for the 14th time by defeating Serb at Roland Garros, is at number four, now just 245 points behind his great rival.

Caspar Rudd, who was overwhelmed by Nadal in the final in Paris, is one step ahead of Stefanos Sitsipas in reaching the fifth position of his best career in the world.

Former world number one Andy Murray climbed 21 places to 48 after reaching the final in Stuttgart over the weekend, while Medvedev’s winner Van Rizvathoven jumped 205 to 99 places to reach 106.

ATP Rankings as of June 13, 2022 (Players representing Russia and Belarus are prohibited from competing under the name or flag of Russia or Belarus until further notice):

1. Daniel Medvedev 7950 points (+1)

2. Alexander Zaverev (GER) 7075 (+1)

3. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6770 (-2)

4. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6525

5. Caspar Rudd (NOR) 5050 (+1)

6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4945 (-1)

7. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 4893

8 Andrei Rublev 4125

9. Felix Agar-Aliasim (CAN) 3895

10. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3570

11. Cameron Norie (GBR) 3455

12. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3258 (+1)

Janik Sinar (ITA) 3185 (-1)

14. Taylor Fritz (USA) 2920

15. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2473 (+1)

16. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2325 (-1)

17. Marine Silic (CRO) 2130

18. Riley Opelka (USA) 2100

19. Pablo Carreā§‹o (ESP) 1965

20. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 1858

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