Serbia's Novak Djokovic has held onto the No. 1 spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released. He is ahead of Spainard Rafael Nadal courtesy 9,045 points. The points difference between Djokovic and Nadal is a staggering 1,565. Roger Federer of Switzerland remains world No. 3. He is followed by Germany's Alexander Zverev in this week's unchanged top-10.
Meanwhile, French Ugo Humbert climbed 16 places to take the 84th spot thanks to Sunday's victory at the Andria E Castel Del Monte Challenger in Andria, Italy.
The current top-10 ATP rankings and point scores are as follows
1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 9,045 points
2. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 7,480
3. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 6,420
4. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 6,385
5. Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) 5,300
6. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 4,710
7. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 4,250
8. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 4,095
9. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 3,590
10. John Isner (US) 3,155.
Juan Martin Del Potro lost some spots due to his injury which triggered his ouster from some of the recent events held (Swiss Masters, ATP Finals etc). Federer has been lucky to hold onto his spot as the legendary player is going through a rough phase currently. He missed out on Swiss Masters, Paris Masters and ATP Finals victory, whereas had to extract a lot from himself to win matches. Zverev had stunned the tennis fraternity with his all-round display and aggressive play. As a result, he won the ATP Finals recently; dismantling Federer and Djokovic in the semifinals and final respectively.
All said and done, Djokovic is confirmed to finish the calendar year on top. He has stormed past his opponents in style post recovery from injuries.
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