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Djokovic slips to 3rd while Medvedev tops the ATP rankings

Daniel Medvedev. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Daniel Medvedev returned to the top of the ATP rankings on Monday Alexander ZverevWith Novak Djokovic slipping out of the top 2 for the first time in nearly four years.

The 26-year-old Russian, who was surprisingly beaten by Tim van Rijthoven in the final in ‘s-Hertogenbosch on Sunday, briefly took first place for two weeks at the end of February and beginning of March.

But when Djokovic lost in the quarterfinals at the French Open, where he was the defending champion, the door opened for Medvedev to get back on top.

Medvedev is unable to compete at Wimbledon due to Russian and Belarusian players being banned following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. However, ranking points are not awarded.

Zverev climbs to second place for the first time after spending a total of 56 weeks in third place since November 2017. However, the German faces a sideline ban after tearing ligaments in his right ankle during his French Open semi-final with Nadal.

Djokovic’s hold on the number one had already been weakened by his exclusion from the Australian Open earlier this year due to Covid regulations, where he was also the defending champion.

It’s the first time since October 2018 that Djokovic isn’t in the top two.

Rafael Nadal, who defeated the Serb at Roland Garros to claim the title for the 14th time, remains fourth, now just 245 points behind his great rival.

Casper Ruud, who was overpowered by Nadal in the Paris final, achieved his best career finish with fifth in the world rankings, one place ahead of Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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

1. Daniil Medvedev 7950 points (+1)

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

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

4. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6525

5. Kasper Ruud (NOR) 5050 (+1)

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

7. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 4893

8. Andrei Rublev 4125

9. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3895

10.Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3570

11. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 3455

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

13. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3185 (-1)

14.Taylor Fritz (USA) 2920

15 Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2473 (+1)

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

17.Marin Cilic (CRO) 2130

18.Reilly Opelka (USA) 2100

19. Pablo Carreno (ESP) 1965

20. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 1858

Miscellaneous:

36. Lloyd Harris (RSA) 1105 (+1)

68.Roger Federer (SUI) 850 (-18)

Swiatek dominates the WTA rankings

In the women’s category, French Open winner Iga Swiatek remains firmly at the top of the new WTA rankings with a lead of more than 4,000 points over number two Anett Kontaveit.

The 21-year-old Pole has held the top position since the surprising resignation of Australian Ashleigh Barty at the end of March.

The only change in the top 20 sees Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, who was beaten by Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova in Sunday’s final in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, ahead of Maria Sakkari in fifth.

Neither Sabalenka nor Alexandrova will feature in Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam event of the year, as Russian and Belarusian players were banned from participating following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

However, no WTA ranking points will be awarded for the event.

WTA Rankings as of June 13, 2022 (players representing Russia and Belarus banned from competing under the name or flag of Russia or Belarus until further notice):

1. Iga Swiatek (POL) 8631 pts

2. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 4511

3. Paula Badosa (ESP) 4245

4. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 4150

5. Arina Sabalenka 4145 (+1)

6. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 4075 (-1)

7. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 3678

8.Jessica Pegula (USA) 3255

9. Danielle Collins (USA) 3255

10. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 3060

11.Emma Raducanu (GBR) 2975

12. Darya Kasatkina 2765

13. Cori Gauff (USA) 2756

14.Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 2642

15. Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 2605

16. Yelena Ostapenko (LAT) 2596

17. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2585

18 Angelique Kerber (GER) 2474

19. Victoria Azarenka 2330

20. Simona Halep (ROM) 2196

Djokovic slips to 3rd while Medvedev tops the ATP rankings

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