ATP Rankings: Rafael Nadal breaks another record as Daniil Medvedev overtakes Roger Federer

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A laughing Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic still comfortably leads the way on the ATP Rankings, but there were two noteworthy movements in the latest update.

Fresh from securing the year-end No 1 ranking for a record-equalling sixth time, Serbia’s Djokovic maintained a 1,980-point lead over second-placed Rafael Nadal in the rankings.

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Djokovic, of course, has edged another week closer to Roger Federer’s record for most weeks at No 1 as the 17-time Grand Slam winner is now on 294 weeks at the top, just 16 weeks shy of the Swiss’ record of 310.

Despite losing in the semi-final of the Vienna Open, 20-time Grand Slam winner Nadal has a 700-point lead over US Open champion Dominic Thiem.

It is a record-breaking week for Nadal too, though, as first the Spaniard claimed his 1,000th ATP Tour-level win and now he has broken Jimmy Connors’ record for the most consecutive weeks in the top 10.

The 13-time French Open winner has now spent an incredible 790 weeks in a row in the ATP Tour’s top 10.

He first moved into the top 10 back in April 2005 and 15 years later he is still there and now finds himself one ahead of Connors with Federer third on 734 weeks.

And in case you were wondering, Djokovic spent 555 consecutive weeks in the top 10 with his run starting in March 2007 and ending in October 2017.

Back to Federer and the 20-time major winner also dropped one place in this week’s ATP Rankings as he was overtaken by Daniil Medvedev.

The Russian moved up to third place on the back of his success at the Paris Masters.

The rest of the top 10 remains unchanged with Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Diego Schwartzman and Matteo Berrettini filling the final six places.

Dan Evans remains the British No 1, but he dropped one place to No 32 while Kyle Edmund remained at No 47.

ATP Rankings Top 10:
1 Novak Djokovic Serbia 11,830
2 Rafael Nadal Spain 9,850
3 Dominic Thiem Austria 9,125
4 Daniil Medvedev Russia 6,970
5 Roger Federer Switzerland 6,630
6 Stefanos Tsitsipas Greece 5,925
7 Alexander Zverev Germany 5,525
8 Andrey Rublev Russia 3,919
9 Diego Schwartzman Argentina 3,455
10 Matteo Berrettini Italy 3,075

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