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Djokovic tightens grip on men’s tennis rankings

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NDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a forehand against Bjorn Fratangelo of the United States during their men’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Novak Djokovic tightened his grip on the ATP tennis rankings Monday following his win in the Madrid Open.

The Serbian world number one widened his lead over Spaniard Rafael Nadal who was dumped out of the Madrid tournament by young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the semi-finals.

Tsitsipas lost the final to Djokovic but eased two places up the rankings to seventh on the strength of his recent show of form.

Dominic Thiem of Austria, the winner of the Barcelona Open, moved into fourth place after his elimination from the Madrid semi-finals. He is one sport behind Roger Federer, his quarter-final victim in Madrid.

ATP rankings released Monday:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12115 pts

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7945

3. Roger Federer (SUI) 5770

4. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4845 (+1)

5. Alexander Zverev (GER) 4745 (-1)

6. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 3860 (+1)

7. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 3790 (+2)

8. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 3755 (-2)

9. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 3145 (-1)

10. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3025 (+1)

11. John Isner (USA) 2950 (-1)

12. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2920

13. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2720

14. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 2625

15. Borna Coric (CRO) 2445

16. Gael Monfils (FRA) 1965 (+2)

17. Milos Raonic (CAN) 1960 (-1)

18. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 1905 (-1)

19. Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 1840

20. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 1645 (+1)


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