Djokovic drops 4 spots in rankings despite Wimbledon triumph

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Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Nick Kyrgios to win his seventh Wimbledon title. (Photo by Zac Goodwin/PA Images via Getty Images)
Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Nick Kyrgios to win his seventh Wimbledon title. (Photo by Zac Goodwin/PA Images via Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic slipped four places in the world rankings on Monday despite retaining his Wimbledon title due to the men's tour governing body's controversial decision not to award ranking points for the Grand Slam event.

The ATP and WTA made the call after Wimbledon organisers barred Russian and Belarusian players due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Russian and Belarusian players have been permitted by the ATP and WTA to carry on competing at tour events but under a neutral banner.

Australian Nick Kyrgios, beaten by Djokovic in Sunday's final at Wimbledon, slips to 45th in the rankings, a drop of five places.

Russian Daniil Medvedev retains the number one spot, well clear of the injured Alexander Zverev.

Spanish great Rafael Nadal - who is one ahead of Djokovic in total Grand Slams with 22 - moves up one place to number three as he had no points at stake after missing last year's Wimbledon due to injury.

Another big loser in the rankings is Matteo Berrettini, who lost to Djokovic in last year's final at the All England Club.

The Italian, who withdrew from this year's edition due to Covid-19, drops four spots to 15.

His compatriot Jannik Sinner, who gave Djokovic a fright in taking him to five sets in their quarter-final clash at Wimbledon, rises three places to number 10.

ATP rankings:

1. Daniil Medvedev 7775 pts, 2. Alexander Zverev (GER) 6850, 3. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6165 (+1), 4. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5150 (+1), 5. Casper Ruud (NOR) 5050 (+1), 6. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 4845 (+1), 7. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 4770 (-4), 8. Andrey Rublev 3700, 9. Flix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3445, 10. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 3185 (+3), 11. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 3155 (+1), 12. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3025 (-2), 13. Taylor Fritz (USA) 2975 (+1), 14. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2325 (+1), 15. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2280 (-4), 16. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2130 (+1), 17. Reilly Opelka (USA) 2055 (+1), 18. Pablo Carreo Busta (ESP) 1926 (+2), 19. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 1740 (+2), 20. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 1658 (-1)

Selected: 46. Lloyd Harris (RSA) 970 (+2)

On the women's side, Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur dropped three places to fifth in the WTA rankings.

The WTA Tour, like the ATP Tour, also decided not to award ranking points for the Grand Slam event after Wimbledon barred Russian and Belarusian players due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Even so a Russian-born player won the competition.

Elena Rybakina, who plays as a Kazakh also gained no reward for her first Grand Slam title and remains ranked 23rd in the world.

Tunisian Jabeur lost the 430 points she collected for her quarter-final appearance at Wimbledon last year.

Poland's Iga Swiatek remains untouchable in first.

Behind her Estonian Anett Kontaveit climbed one spot to second place. Greece's Maria Sakkari jumped two places to third as Jabeur slid.

Czech Karolina Pliskova, who lost last year's final to the now retired Ashleigh Barty, fell eight places to 15th.

WTA rankings:

1. Iga Swiatek (POL) 8336 pts, 2. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 4326 (+1), 3. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 4190 (+2), 4. Paula Badosa (ESP) 4030, 5. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 4010 (-3), 6. Aryna Sabalenka 3267, 7. Danielle Collins (USA) 3131 (+1), 8. Jessica Pegula (USA) 3087 (+1), 9. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 2886 (+1), 10. Emma Raducanu (GBR) 2717 (+1), 11. Cori Gauff (USA) 2647 (+1), 12. Darya Kasatkina 2635 (+1), 13. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2635 (+3), 14. Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 2588 (+1), 15. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 2477 (-8), 16. Simona Halep (ROM) 2415 (+2), 17. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 2353 (-3), 18. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 2302 (-1), 19. Veronika Kudermetova 2090 (+2), 20. Victoria Azarenka 2016

Selected: 23. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 1805


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