This is the fight for number 1 between Djokovic and Nadal

Novak Djokovic reappears Monday at the prime of the ATP rating after profitable his eighth Australian Open after profitable in the closing the Austrian Dominic Thiem (6-4,4-6, 2-6, 6-3 and 6-4). After efficiently defending 2,000 factors as the 2019 champion, Djokovic inaugurates his 276 week as chief of the ATP rating with 9,720 factors and it is solely 10 weeks away from matching the second finest report ever, the 286 weeks of Pete Sampras as number 1, however nonetheless removed from Roger Federer's 310. Djokovic leads Rafa Nadal in 325 factors, second in the rating with 9,395, who fell in the quarterfinals in opposition to Dominic Thiem and couldn’t defend the 1,200 runner-up factors from final yr's match.

On this manner Djokovic returns to take the lead in the battle that he and Nadal have been main in current months by the number 1 of the ATP rating and it turns into much more attention-grabbing if doable after the Australian Open. Nadal may method 120 factors of Djokovic if the Balearic raises the title of champion in Acapulco (February 24-29), the place he defends 45 factors in 2019.

After the Mexican match, Nadal and Djokovic will face one another once more in the first 1,000 Masters of the season: Indian Wells (March 12-22). A priori, the Serbian would arrive with benefit to the Californian match, since defends 45 factors for the 360 ​​that Nadal achieved after reaching the semifinals. Nonetheless, in the Miami Masters (March 25 – April 5) the scenario adjustments, since Djokovic defends 90 factors whereas Nadal would solely add (He didn’t compete final yr for damage) in a match that also resists him in his report. On this manner Indian Wells and Miami are offered as Nadal's two nice alternatives to storm number 1 earlier than the begin of the land season, the place the Balearic defends a complete of three,900 factors (360 in Monte-Carlo, 180 in Barcelona, ​​360 in Madrid, 1,000 in Rome and 2,000 in Roland Garros) for 2,500 of the Serbian (180 in Monte-Carlo, 1,000 in Madrid, 600 in Rome and 720 in Roland Garros).

This week's rating additionally leaves Roger Federer in third place (7,130 factors) though solely 85 factors forward of Dominic Thiem, that with the 1,200 finalist factors surpasses Daniil Medvedev to match his finest historic classification (fourth with 7,045). In the Prime-10 highlights the rise of Gael Monfils, which fits to ninth place with 2,700 and David Goffin, which closes the Prime-10 with 2,555 after the fall of three positions of Roberto Bautista, which this week is twelfth with 2,360 factors, the identical as Stan Wawrinka. The American Tennys Sangren stars in the huge rise of the week after climbing 44 positions (from 100 to 56) after reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.

ATP Rating at February 3, 2020

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 9,720

2. Rafa Nadal (ESP) 9,395

3. Roger Federer (SUI) 7.130

4. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7.045

5. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5,960

6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4,745

7. Alexander Zverev (ALE) 3,885

8. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2,905

9. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,700

10. David Goffin (BEL) 2,555
12. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2,360

29. Pablo Carreño (ESP) 1,332

42. Albert Ramos (ESP) 1,130

49. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 1,050

55. Feliciano López (ESP) 933

63. Pablo Andújar (ESP) 867

83. Roberto Carballés (ESP) 664

84. Alejandro Davidovich (ESP) 664

87. Jaume Munar (ESP) 643

Djokovic additionally leads the Race To London

Together with his victory at the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic additionally expands his management at the helm of the Race To London with 2,665 factors, beating Dominic Thiem (1,265) by 1,400 factors and Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev by virtually 2,000, semifinalists in Melbourne (720). Rafa Nadal seems in sixth place with 610 factors, whereas Roberto Bautista marches tenth with 385 factors, 50 from Russian Daniil Medvedev who is the one who marks the restrict of the first eight.

Race To London on February 3, 2020

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2,665

2. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 1,265

3. Roger Federer (SUI) 720

4. Alexander Zverev (ALE) 720

5. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 680

6. Rafa Nadal (ESP) 610

7. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 450

8. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 435

9. Tennys Sandgren (USA) 390

10. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 385