Life remains the same for Novak Djokovic after winning his ninth Australian Open title. This new success allows the Serbian to ensure the fact of beat Roger Federer's 310-week record as number 1 (Djokovic already has 309) and, incidentally, maintain his advantage at the top of the table.
In the classification published this Monday by the ATP Djokovic appears one more week at the top of the classification with 12,030 points after retaining the 2,000 achieved last year as Australian Open champion.
In this way Djokovic maintains a distance of 2,180 points with Rafa Nadal, who remains in second position with 9,850 after retaining the 360 points after falling in the quarterfinals against Stefanos Tsitsipas (in 2020 he also fell in the quarterfinals against Thiem).
However, behind the Spaniard an unstoppable Daniil Medvedev has already been placed. The Russian reaches his best historical ranking after ascending to third position with 9,735 points after adding 1,200 as a finalist in the Australian Open and is only 115 behind Nadal.
In this way, Medvedev relieves Austrian Dominic Thiem on the podium, fourth with 9,125 points, but is almost 2,500 points ahead of Roger Federer. that closes the Top-5 with 6,630 although with only 35 points of advantage over Stefanos Tsitsipas (sixth with 6,595). The main novelty this week in the Top-100 of the ATP ranking is the the emergence of Russian Aslan Karatsev, who after reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open climbed 72 positions to rank 42nd with 1,382 points.
Bautista and Carreño maintain their places and Alcaraz approaches the Top-100
As for the rest of the Spanish tennis players Roberto Bautista remains thirteenth with 2,710 points despite his early elimination in Australia and Pablo Carreño continues sixteenth with 2,585 points, While in the Top-100 there are also Albert Ramos (47th), Pablo Andújar (55th), Alejandro Davidovich (56th), Feliciano López (57th), Fernando Verdasco (70th), Pedro Martínez (89th) and Roberto Carballés (96th) .
A Top-100 that is approaching Carlos Alcaraz. At 17 years old and after having added his first victory in the final table of a Grand Slam, the young Murcian tennis player reaches the highest ranking so far in his career and this week he gains 14 positions to place himself in position 127 with 554 points waiting to continue growing and assault the Top-100 in upcoming tournaments.
ATP Rankings as of February 22, 2020
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12,030
2. Rafa Nadal (ESP) 9,850
3. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 9,735
4. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 9,125
5. Roger Federer (SUI) 6,630
6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6,595
7. Alexander Zverev (ALE) 5,615
8. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 4,609
9. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 3,480
10. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3,480
13. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2,710
16. Pablo Carreño (ESP) 2,585
42. Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 1,382
47. Albert Ramos (ESP) 1,210
55. Pablo Andújar (ESP) 1,079
56. Alejandro Davidovich (ESP) 1,078
57. Feliciano López (ESP) 1,078
70. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 985
89. Pedro Martínez (ESP) 830
96. Roberto Carballés (ESP) 786
127. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 554
Barty leads the WTA ranking but Osaka cuts the gap
Despite having resisted the Australian Open one more year, Ashleigh Barty continues to lead the WTA rankings with a total of 9,186 points. However, Barty no longer has Simona Halep as his main pursuer, but the Japanese Naomi Osaka, who rises to second position after winning the Australian Open with 7,835 points, beating Halep by almost 600, third with 7,255. In a Top-10 in which Sofia Kenin, Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova maintain their positions, the most outstanding news is the return of Serena Williams who gains four positions to place seventh with 4,915 points. This Top-10 is completed by Aryna Sabalenka, Bianca Andreescu and Petra Kvitova.
Yes it manages to stay In the Top-20, the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza, who despite not being able to defend last year's finalist points, gives up a position to the rise of Jennifer Brady (goes from 24 to 13 after reaching the final in Australia) and this week it appears fifteenth with 3,320 points. Along with Muguruza, Sara Sorribes (70th), Paula Badosa (73rd) and Carla Suárez (89th) also appear in the Top-100 of the WTA ranking.
WTA Ranking as of February 22, 2020
1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 9,186
2. Naomi Osaka (JAP) 7,835
3. Simona Halep (RUM) 7,255
4. Sofia Kenin (USA) 5,760
5. Elina Svitolina (UCR) 5,370
6. Karolina Pliskova (RCH) 5,205
7. Serena Williams (USA) 4,915
8. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 4,810
9. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4,735
10. Petra Kvitova (RCH) 4,571
13. Jennifer Brady (USA) 3,765
15. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 3,320
70. Sara Sorribes (ESP) 1,110
73. Paula Badosa (ESP) 1.044
89. Carla Suarez (ESP) 881