Novak Djokovic maintained the number one spot with 9,045 points in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday. The Serb who won 72 singles career titles is 1,565 points ahead of rival Spanish player Rafael Nadal.
Roger Federer of Switzerland remained world No 3 with 6,420 points, followed by the new ATP champ Alexander Zverev of Germany with 6,385.
Djokovic, the 14-times Grand Slam champion, relished a prosperous year after returning from elbow surgery in January with four ATP titles. The 31-year-old “Djoker” was beaten by 6-4, 6-3 by emerging star Zverev a week ago in the ATP Finals.
Meanwhile, French Ugo Humbert leaps jump 16 places up to world No 84 after defeating Filippo Baldi 6-4, 7-6(3) on Sunday 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
John Isner (US) 3,155