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Latest ATP Rankings 13 May 2019 - World No. 1 Novak Djokovic increases gap over Rafael Nadal after winning 33rd Masters 1000 title in Madrid

Andrew Hendrie in ATP Ranking 13 May 2019
  • Latest ATP rankings
  • Djokovic extends lead at No. 1 after winning third Madrid title
  • Tsitsipas up to No. 7 with runner-up finish
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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has increased his lead at the top of the ATP World Tour rankings after winning a record-equalling 33rd Masters 1000 title in Madrid on Sunday.

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Djokovic improved to 3-0 in Madrid finals and tied Rafael Nadal for most Masters 1000 titles won after beating rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in Sunday’s final in the Spanish capital. Djokovic didn’t drop a set en route to the title and didn’t even face a break point as he subdued Tsitsipas, who wasn’t at his best after completing the finest win of his young career at midnight against Rafael Nadal. Djokovic only made one quarter-final in his next three tournaments after capturing a record seventh Australian Open and suffered a number of surprising defeats, but he roared back to form in Madrid as he stepped up his bid to secure a second ‘Nole Slam’ at the upcoming French Open later this month.

"I'm very pleased. I was saying after yesterday's semi-final win that it was a very, very important win for me for my confidence,” Djokovic said. “I wasn't playing my best tennis after Australia so I was looking to regain the momentum this week. I started off well. I didn't drop a set the entire tournament, so I'm very pleased. I played some of my best tennis here."

Djokovic now leads No. 2 Nadal by a whopping 4,170 points and will likely increase that lead even more in the coming weeks, with the Spaniard defending 2,280 more points than the Serbian through Rome and the French Open.

Meanwhile, despite the disappointing of falling short in his second Masters 1000 final, it was still an outstanding week for Tsitsipas.

The 20-year-old came into Madrid on the back of winning his third career title in Estoril and claimed marquee wins over defending champion Alexander Zverev and Nadal, further cementing himself as a star of the present and not just the future. Tsitsipas rises two spots in the latest ATP rankings courtesy of his run to the final, leapfrogging Kevin Anderson and Juan Martin del Potro.

Zverev dropped another spot in the latest ATP rankings after failing to defend his Madrid title, with Indian Wells champion Dominic Thiem, who lost in the semi-finals to Djokovic, climbing to his career-high of No. 4.

Monte-Carlo champion Fabio Fognini moves up one place to No. 11 and is now just one spot off becoming the first Italian man to rank inside the top 10 since 1978. There were also notable movements for Guido Pella, who rises five rungs on the rankings ladder to a career-high No. 21, while Stan Wawrinka is back into the top 30 at No. 29. Hubert Hurkacz also shoots up 11 spots to a career-high of No. 41.

Big servers Kevin Anderson, John Isner and Milos Raonic are the only top 20 players missing from this week’s Rome Masters, with Djokovic and Nadal returning to lead the field.

Latest ATP Rankings, Monday May 13


1. Novak Djokovic
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Roger Federer
4. Dominic Thiem
5. Alexander Zverev (-1) 
6. Kei Nishikori (+1)
7. Stefanos Tsitsipas (+2)
8. Kevin Anderson
9. Juan Martin del Potro
10. Marin Cilic (+1)
11. Fabio Fognini (+1)
12. John Isner (-1) 
13. Karen Khachanov
14. Daniil Medvedev
15. Borna Coric
16. Gael Monfils (+2)
17. Milos Raonic (-1)
18. Nikoloz Basilashvili (-1)
19. Marco Cecchinato
20. Roberto Bautista Agut (+1)


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Latest ATP Rankings 13 May 2019 - World No. 1 Novak Djokovic increases gap over Rafael Nadal after winning 33rd Masters 1000 title in Madrid

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