Tennis: ATP ranking, Sinner returns to n.  12, Djokovic equals Graf

Tennis: ATP ranking, Sinner returns to n. 12, Djokovic equals Graf

Italy maintains six players in the top 90 and nineteen in the world’s top 200 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, the ATP ranking which is based on best placings over the past 52 weeks. In today’s ranking, Monday 20 February, Jannik Sinner is even closer to the Top 10. The South Tyrolean, number 12 ATP, gained two positions thanks to the Rotterdam final, after the title in Montpellier. ANSA Agency Jannik’s great first set, but the Russian accelerates and wins (ANSA) Jannik, number 17 before playing two ATP finals for the first time in two consecutive weeks, is already among the best in the history of Italian men’s tennis. Riccardo Bonadio (171, +3) also improves his best ranking, equaling him Lorenzo Musetti who returns to number 18 (+2) after the quarterfinals in Buenos Aires. Instead, Lorenzo Sonego (71, -11) and Fabio Fognini (86, -20), defeated in the first round in singles at the Argentina Open, slip back. The Ligurian finished outside the Top 80 as he missed out on points from last year’s ATP 500 semifinal in Rio de Janeiro. Looking at the rankings as a whole, Novak Djokovic begins his 377th week as world number 1 and equals the absolute record held since 1996 by Steffi Graf. The German had been number 1 in the world for the first time from 11 August 1987 to 10 March 1991 for 186 consecutive weeks, then for another 6 periods until 30 March 1997. Nole reached the top for the first time on 4 July 2011 and then, like Steffi, he did it six more times. The longest period lasted 122 weeks, from 7 July 2014 to 6 November 2016. Few movements in the Top 20, Daniil Medvedev’s return to the Top 10 after the title in Rotterdam in the final on Sinner is significant. REPRODUCTION RESERVED © Copyright ANSA

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