In the latest men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), Spain's Rafael Nadal continues to maintain strong hold at the first spot with 8,260 points. He is followed by Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic respectively. On the other hand, in Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday, Simona Halep is ahead of Caroline Wazniacki. Caroline just won the China Open women's singles but still has some distance to cover in order to move past Simona.
In the men's category, there weren't much changes except for South Africa's Kevin Anderson Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov who swapped places to be ranked eighth and ninth, respectively. On the other hand, Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili jumped 11 positions up to the 23rd following his 6-4, 6-4 victory over Juan Martin Del Porto to claim the China Open title.
The current top-10 ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:
1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 8,260 Points
2. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 6,900
3. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 6,445
4. Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) 6,130
5. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 4,755
6. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 4,535
7. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3,825
8. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 3,640
9. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 3,620
10. John Isner (United States) 3,380.
Shifting focus to the women's singles rankings, Romania's Simona is still the numero uno player. Japan's Naomi Osaka jumped two spots to fourth, whereas Karolina Pliskova, USA's Sloane Stephens, Germany's Julia Goerges of Germany and Netherlands' Kiki Bertens have all jumped one spot to be ranked sixth, eighth, ninth and 10th respectively. Petra Kvitova faced a downfall by losing three positions to seventh.
The current WTA rankings and point scores are as follows:
1. Simona Halep (Romania) 7,421 Points
2. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6,490
3. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 5,400
4. Naomi Osaka (Japan) 4,770
5. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 4,350
6. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 4,345
7. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 4,255
8. Sloane Stephens (USA) 4,022
9. Julia Goerges (Germany) 3,785
10. Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 3,740
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