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Djokovic closing in on Nadal's No 1 spot

Novak Djokovic (AP)
Novak Djokovic (AP)

Paris - Novak Djokovic is closing in on Rafael Nadal's No 1 spot after winning the Shanghai Masters title, according to the ATP Tour rankings released on Monday.

Nadal is struggling with a knee injury and has decided to sit out the current Asian segment of the ATP Tour.

Last week he joined the clean-up operation after deadly flash floods on his native Majorca.

After his 6-3, 6-4 victory over Borna Coric in the Shanghai final on Sunday, Djokovic is just 215 points behind the Spaniard.

Top 20 in the latest ATP Tour rankings:

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7 660

2. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7 445

3. Roger Federer (SUI) 6 260

4. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 5 860

5. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5 025

6. Marin Cilic (CRO) 4 185

7. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3 825

8. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 3 775

9. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 3 440

10. John Isner (USA) 3 290

11. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 2 910

12. David Goffin (BEL) 2 855

13. Borna Coric (CRO) 2 415

14. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2 315

15. Kyle Edmund (GBR) 2 125

16. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 2 007

17. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 1 940

18. Jack Sock (USA) 1 850

19. Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 1 838

20. Milos Raonic (CAN) 1 810

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