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Wimbledon champion Djokovic consolidates top ranking

July 15, 2019

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Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Roger Federer on Sunday. — AFP
Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Roger Federer on Sunday. — AFP

Novak Djokovic's successful defence of his Wimbledon crown ensured that the Serb remained at world number one in the latest Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings released on Monday.

The 32-year-old collected his fifth Wimbledon title and 16th major Sunday with a thrilling five-set win over Roger Federer, a match that lasted three minutes short of five hours.

He is now 4,500 points clear of second-ranked Rafa Nadal, who is just 485 points ahead of 37-year-old Federer.

A combination of photographs shows Novak Djokovic holding up the Wimbledon trophy after each of his five men's singles titles. ─ AFP
A combination of photographs shows Novak Djokovic holding up the Wimbledon trophy after each of his five men's singles titles. ─ AFP

The biggest climber is Roberto Bautista Agut whose ride to the semi-finals, where he lost in four sets to Djokovic, sees him rise nine places to 13, equalling his best ranking.

David Goffin, who lost to Djokovic in the quarters, returns to the Top 20, rising five places to 18th.

ATP rankings as of July 15 (changes in brackets):

  1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12,415 pts

  2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7,945

  3. Roger Federer (SUI) 7,460

  4. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4,595

  5. Alexander Zverev (GER) 4,325

  6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4,045

  7. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4,040

  8. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2,890 (+1)

  9. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2,785 (+1)

  10. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 2,625 (+3)

  11. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 2,500 (-3)

  12. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 2,380 (-1)

  13. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 2,320 (+9)

  14. Borna Coric (CRO) 2,195

  15. John Isner (USA) 2,040 (-3)

  16. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 1,995

  17. Marin Cilic (CRO) 1,940 (+1)

  18. David Goffin (BEL) 1,860 (+5)

  19. Gael Monfils (FRA) 1,815 (-4)

  20. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 1,800