Tennis: Thiem falls back in the world rankings again


Dominic Thiem has fallen back again in the ATP world rankings. The Lower Austrian lost 60 places and is currently only in 232nd place. The 28-year-old ex-US Open winner dropped 90 points from the quarterfinals in Montreal 2019 on Monday, which were still in the account due to the ATP coronavirus rules.

Thiem is skipping the ATP tournament in Canada this year. The Lower Austrian will compete in Cincinnati in August (from August 14th), the following week the former third in the world rankings will serve in Winston-Salem (from August 21st) before he will then play at the US from August 29th thanks to a wildcard open. The 28-year-old scored all of his current 221 points this year.

Filip Misolic remains the best Austrian in the world rankings, improving slightly to place 136 (+1). Thiem is only the home number six behind Jurij Rodionov (139), Dennis Novak (155), Gerald Melzer (190) and Sebastian Ofner (225). Russian Daniil Medvedev remains at the top of the rankings ahead of German Alexander Zverev and Rafael Nadal (ESP). Serbian Novak Djokovic is sixth.

Kraus in the top 200 for the first time

In the women’s world rankings, still led by Poland’s Iga Swiatek, Spain’s Paula Badosa (3rd) and Greece’s Maria Sakkari (4th) swapped places. Best Austrian is Julia Grabher in 131st place, 20-year-old Sinja Kraus made it into the top 200 for the first time (195th).



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