Djokovic completes 334 weeks at top of ATP rankings

Written by on August 16, 2021

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) have released their world rankings on Monday August 16, with Novak Djokovic still sitting comfortably at number one.

The Serb, who has won all three majors this year and has his eyes firmly set on completing the sweep with another success at the US Open, has now spent a record 334 weeks in top spot, well ahead of next-best Roger Federer, who had spent 310 weeks as number one but is now down at number nine.

Federer has been in and out of matches due to knee problems, and faces several more months out of action while he undergoes further knee surgery. In a video posted on his Instagram account on Sunday August 15, the 20-time Grand Slam title winner said on he “will be on crutches for many weeks and out of the game for many months”, a decision which casts further doubt on his future in tennis at the age of 40.

Russia’s Daniil Medvedev remains at number two after his victory in Toronto on Sunday while the man he beat in the final, the American Reilly Opelka, climbed nine places to 23.

Norwegian Casper Ruud continues to inch closer and closer to the Top 10, moving up one place to 11, shadowed by Polish player Hubert Hurkacz, who beat Federer in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.

ATP rankings as of August 16

  1. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
  2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS)
  3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
  4. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  5. Alexander Zverev (GER)
  6. Dominic Thiem (AUT)
  7. Andrey Rublev (RUS)
  8. Matteo Berrettini (ITA)
  9. Roger Federer (SUI)
  10. Denis Shapovalov (CAN)
  11. Casper Ruud (NOR)
  12. Hubert Hurkacz (POL)
  13. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
  14. Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
  15. Jannik Sinner (ITA)
  16. Roberto Bautista (ESP)
  17. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)
  18. Alex De Minaur (AUS)
  19. David Goffin (BEL)
  20. Cristian Garín (CHI)


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