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2022-02-15 03:23:36


Novak Djokovic holds on to the world’s number one spot ahead of Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday.

But the Russian could end the Serb’s record-breaking two-year domination of the rankings from February 28 next, with Djokovic set to compete in Dubai and Medvedev in Acapulco the same week.

There were no changes in the top 10 this week, with Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime edging closer to eighth place after capturing his first ATP title in Rotterdam on Sunday with victory over world number four and top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The 21-year-old triumphed 6-4, 6-2 in 78 minutes, backing up his semi-final win over second seed and defending champion Andrey Rublev.

American Taylor Fritz moves up two places to 17th after his quarter-final run in the Dallas Open, with tournament winner Reilly Opelka jumping three spots to enter the top 20.

Kontaveit climbs to sixth

Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit climbed to a career-high sixth in the WTA rankings released on Monday a day after her victory in St. Petersburg.

Australian Ashleigh Barty continues to dominate the women’s tennis rankings ahead of Belarus Aryna Sabalenka, with no change in the top five positions.

Kontaveit claimed her sixth career title on Sunday with a gruelling 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5 victory over top seeded Maria Sakkari in the St. Petersburg final.

Victory allowed 26-year-old Kontaveit to become just the sixth woman since 1990 to win 20 straight indoor matches.

Of her six titles, five have come in the last seven months.

Kontaveit moved up three places with Spaniard Garbine Muguruza dropped one place to seventh, with Greece’s Maria Sakkari, in eighth, and Poland’s Iga Swiatek, in ninth, both dropping a spot.

US Open champion Emma Raducanu of Britain moves up one place to 12th just ahead of Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and American Jessica Pegula, who also improved their rankings.

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