MADRID, 30 Ene. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic officially rose to first place in the ATP world ranking this Monday, where he will begin his 374th week with this privilege after winning the Australian Open for the tenth time in his career and taking over from Spanish Carlos Alcaraz.
The man from Belgrade returns to the top of men’s tennis just over seven months after occupying it for the last time and after winning his twenty-second ‘Grand Slam’. ‘Nole’ has 7,070 points and is now ahead of the Murcian (6,730), who was unable to play in Melbourne due to injury, and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6,195), whose finalist position in the first ‘big’ allows him to rise to third place.
On the other hand, the Spanish Rafa Nadal drops from second to sixth position in the world ranking (3,815) after losing in Australia in the second round and not being able to defend the points for his 2022 title. In the ‘Top 20’ Pablo Carreño (16) also remains, while Roberto Bautista, the best of the ‘Armada’ in Melbourne, remains 24.
As for the WTA world ranking, the Polish Iga Swiatek, despite not reaching the decisive rounds at the Australian Open, remains number one in the world for another week (10,485 points), now ahead of the champion of the first ‘big’ of the year, the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (6,100). Third place goes to the Tunisian Ons Jabeur (5,210), who also did not shine in Melbourne.
The best Spaniard in the ranking continues to be Paula Badosa, although the Catalan, who was unable to play the oceanic ‘Grand Slam’ due to injury and who lost five more places to stay out of the ‘Top 20’, in twenty-first place.
Sara Sorribes from Castellón and Nuria Párrizas from Granada are number 74 and 75 in the world, while the Spanish-Venezuelan Garbiñe Muguruza, eliminated at her debut in Australia, continues to lose positions and is now number 82, four places ahead of Rebeka Masarova. that establishes itself among the top 100 thanks to its optimal ‘big’, where it reached the third round after qualifying from the previous one.