PARIS: Novak Djokovic stretched his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, after the Spaniard’s failed bid to win a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title.
Djokovic, winner of the last three Grand Slam tournaments, is now over 3,000 points clear of old rival Nadal despite a quarter-final defeat by Daniil Medvedev in the Principality last week.
World number two Nadal dropped ranking points after his title defence ended with a shock semi-final loss to eventual champion Fabio Fognini.
The 31-year-old Italian reached a career-high ranking of 12th after claiming his maiden Masters trophy with a straight-sets win over unheralded Serbian Dusan Lajovic in Sunday’s final.
Fognini jumped six spots to close on the top 10, while Lajovic climbed 24 places to 24th.
ATP top 20
- Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,160 pts
- Rafael Nadal (ESP) 8,085
- Alexander Zverev (GER) 5,770
- Roger Federer (SUI) 5,590
- Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4,675
- Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4,115 (+1)
- Kei Nishikori (JPN) 3,690 (-1)
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 3,240
- Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 3,225
- John Isner (USA) 3,085
- Marin Cilic (CRO) 2,845
- Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2,840 (+6)
- Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2,730 (-1)
- Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 2,505
- Borna Coric (CRO) 2,480 (-2)
- Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,050 (-1)
- Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 2,041 (-1)
- Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 1,930 (-1)
- Gael Monfils (FRA) 1,875
- Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 1,820