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    Djokovic remains number one despite Australian Open absence


    Rafael Nadal’s record-breaking twenty first Grand Slam singles title in successful an epic Australian Open last annoyed Novak Djokovic’s hopes of being the primary to take action, however the Serb stays world primary within the rankings launched Monday.

    The 34-year-old was unable to play within the first Grand Slam of the yr after being deported from Australia over Covid-19 vaccination points however he prolonged his record-breaking run as primary to 358 weeks.

    Nadal’s overwhelmed opponent within the Melbourne last, Daniil Medvedev, stays second however the Russian strikes to inside 1,000 factors of Djokovic.

    Djokovic will maintain the factors he earned from successful his ninth Australian Open title final yr until February 21 as final yr’s event was performed on the later dates of February 8-21.

    Nadal stays fifth within the rankings regardless of his record-breaking title and the one motion within the high 10 sees Italy’s Matteo Berrettini — who misplaced to the Spaniard within the semi-finals in Australia — rise one place to sixth.

    Spain’s Pablo Carreno and Taylor Fritz of america enter the highest 20 in seventeenth and twentieth respectively.


    1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11015 pts

    2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 10125

    3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 7780

    4. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 7170

    5. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6875

    6. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 5278 (+1)

    7. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 4830 (-1)

    8. Casper Ruud (NOR) 4065

    9. Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3923

    10. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3705

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