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Latest ATP Rankings 10 September 2018: Djokovic moves up to No. 3 after US Open success

Leye Aduloju in ATP Ranking 10 Sep 2018
  • Novak Djokovic moves up to No. 3 after his US Open success
  • Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer continue to lead the way, but Djokovic closing in on top two
Novak Djokovic. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic moved up to No. 3 on the ATP rankings following his US Open triumph, while Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer continue to lead the way in latest world rankings. 

Djokovic continued his remarkable resurgence over the weekend, beating Juan Martin del Potro to win his third US Open title. The Serbian has now won three of his last four tournaments, having also been victorious at Wimbledon and Cincinnati.

The former world number one dipped as low as 22nd on the rankings in May, having missed the final six months of the previous season due to an elbow injury, and undergone surgery in January, but a resurgence that began at the latter stages of the clay court season has now taken him back into the top 3.

The Serbian wasn't quite at his best at the start of the US Open, but he got better as the tournament progressed, and finished off with a fine 6-3 7-6 6-3 victory over del Potro. 

Novak Djokovic brst Juan Martin del Potro 6-3 7-6 6-3. (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
With just 455 points separating him from world number two, Roger Federer, and 2315 points between the Serbian and world number one, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic is well in the hunt for the year-end No. 1 ranking, especially since he has zero points to defend between now and the rest of the year.

Djokovic moves up to No. 3 at the expense of the man he conquered at Flushing Meadows, Juan Martin del Potro, who dropped to No. 4 in the world despite reaching his first Grand Slam final since 2009. The biggest movement in the top ten saw Kevin Anderson drop four spots to No. 9, while Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov and Dominic Thiem all gained one position, climbing to 6th, 7th and 8th respectively. 

John Isner returned to the top ten after reaching the quarter finals of the US Open, re-entering in place of David Goffin. 

Looking through the top 20, US Open semi-finalist, Kei Nishikori moved up seven spots to 12th, while Milos Raonic is back in the top 20, climbing four places to 20th.

Following his brilliant quarter final run at the US Open, John Millman cracks the top 40 for the first time, checking in at No. 37, but he isn't the biggest gainer in the top 100, that is reserved for Lorenzo Sonego, who rocketed 31 spots up to 90th in the world after winning the Genova Challenger. Stan Wawrinka is back inside the top 100, the three-time major winner slips in at No.  88.

Among the biggest losers in the top 100 is Andrey Rublev, who tumbles 33 spots to 71st after failing to defend last year's quarter final run at the US Open, while Sam Querrey drops to 61st position, losing 26 spots. 

The ATP World Tour takes a rare break this week, as players recover from their US Open exertions but there is Davis Cup action later in the week, with the semi-finals taking centre-stage.

Latest ATP rankings, Monday, September 10

1. Rafael Nadal
2. Roger Federer
3. Novak Djokovic (+3)
4. Juan Martin del Potro (-1)
5. Alexander Zverev (-1)
6. Marin Cilic (+1)
7. Grigor Dimitrov (+1)
8. Dominic Thiem (+1)
9. Kevin Anderson (-4)
10. John Isner (+1)
11. David Goffin (-1)
12. Kei Nishikori (+7)
13. Fabio Fognini (+1)
14. Diego Schwartzman (-1)
15. Stefanos Tsitsipas
16. Kyle Edmund
17. Jack Sock (+1)
18. Borna Coric
19. Lucas Pouille (-2)
20. Milos Raonic (+4)

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