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Djokovic makes it 370 weeks at world No 1

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Novak Djokovic. (Photo by Atilano Garcia/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Novak Djokovic. (Photo by Atilano Garcia/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic extended his record at the top of the ATP rankings to 370 weeks on Monday while Rafael Nadal drops down a place to number five.

The Spaniard was knocked out of the Italian Open in the last 16 and is leapfrogged by the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who made it all the way to the final where he was turned over in straight sets by an inspired Djokovic.

The Serb, who claimed his sixth Italian Open title, has now spent 60 weeks more at number one than the next man on the list Roger Federer (310). Nadal is sixth on the all-time list with 209.

With the French Open starting on Sunday, Djokovic is guaranteed top seeding at Roland Garros and will retain the top spot for at least another two weeks.

Norwegian Casper Ruud climbs two places from 10th to eighth after reaching the semi-finals in Rome while Italian Matteo Berrettini, who had an operation on his right hand at the end of March and will miss the French Open, goes the other way.

Rankings (players representing Russia and Belarus are banned from competing under the name or flag of Russia or Belarus until further notice):

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 8,660 pts

2. Daniil Medvedev 7,990

3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 7,200

4. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6,170 (+1)

5. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5,525 (-1)

6. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 4,770

7. Andrey Rublev 3,945

8. Casper Ruud (NOR) 3,940 (+2)

9. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3,850

10. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3,805 (-2)

11. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 3,355

12. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3,195 (+1)

13. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3,095 (-1)

14. Taylor Fritz (USA) 2,920

15. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2,671 (+1)

16. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2,505 (-1)

17. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 2,135 (+1)

18. Reilly Opelka (USA) 2,090 (-1)

19. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 1,903

20. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 1,785

Other:

37. Lloyd Harris (RSA) 1,163 (-1)

46. Roger Federer (SUI) 1,030

On the women's side, Iga Swiatek, who won her fifth tournament in a row in Rome on Sunday, will go into the French Open as top seed after consolidating her place as world number one.

The 20-year-old Pole, who won the title at Roland Garros in 2020, is over 2 000 points ahead of defending French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova in the new WTA rankings.

Tunisia's Madrid Open champion Ons Jabeur, who lost to Swiatek in the Italian Open final, climbed to a career-high sixth.

Coco Gauff dropped three places to 18th while former number one Simona Halep returned to the top 20 at 19.

WTA top 20 on May 16 (players representing Russia and Belarus are banned from competing under the name or flag of Russia or Belarus until further notice):

1. Iga Swiatek (POL) 7,061 pts

2. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 4,911

3. Paula Badosa (ESP) 4,770

4. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 4,726

5. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 4,446

6. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 4,380 (+1)

7. Aryna Sabalenka 3,966 (+1)

8. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 3,568 (-2)

9. Danielle Collins (USA) 3,315

10. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 3,031

11. Jessica Pegula (USA) 2,955

12. Emma Raducanu (GBR) 2,910

13. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 2,536

14. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2,525

15. Victoria Azarenka 2,440 (+1)

16. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 2,420 (+1)

17. Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 2,250 (+1)

18. Coco Gauff (USA) 2,165 (-3)

19. Simona Halep (ROM) 2,126 (+2)

20. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 2,115 (+3)

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