Novak Djokovic continues to lead ATP rankings despite shock loss in Vienna

Djokovic made his return to the court in Austria having not played since Roland Garros and has now spent 293 weeks as the world's best player, edging closer to Roger Federer's record of 310.

Agence France-Presse November 02, 2020 16:53:18 IST
Novak Djokovic continues to lead ATP rankings despite shock loss in Vienna

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Switzerland's Roger Federer in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Paris: Novak Djokovic remains top of the world rankings despite his surprise defeat to lucky loser Lorenzo Sonego in Vienna last week, the ATP announced on Monday.

Djokovic made his return to the court in Austria having not played since Roland Garros and has now spent 293 weeks as the world's best player, edging closer to Roger Federer's record of 310.

The Serb 17-time Grand Slam winner is virtually guaranteed to equal Pete Sampras's record of securing a year-ending top ranking for the sixth time with second-placed Rafael Nadal unlikely to play at Sofia this month.

Italian Sonego rises to a career-best of 32nd after inflicting on Djokovic the worst three-set loss of his career.

This week, Nadal is in action at the Paris Masters and said on Sunday he was not worried about injuries which have ended his last two visits to the tournament.

ATP rankings as of 2 November:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,830 pts

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9,850

3. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 9,125

4. Roger Federer (SUI) 6,630

5. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5,980 (+1)

6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5,925 (-1)

7. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5,015

8. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 3,839

9. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 3,285

10. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3,075

11. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,860

12. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2,830

13. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2,710

14. David Goffin (BEL) 2,555

15. Pablo Carreno (ESP) 2,400

16. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2,400

17. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,265

18. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2,260 (+2)

19. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2,245 (-1)

20. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 2,230 (-1)

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