Djokovic back on top of the world

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Djokovic back on top of the world Novak Djokovic

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Paris — Novak Djokovic officially returned to world No 1 on Monday for the first time for two years, replacing Rafael Nadal.

The Serb lost in the final of the Paris Masters to Karen Khachanov on Sunday, but regained No 1 spot for the first time since October 31, 2016.

Djokovic’s elevation comes just five months after he slumped to 22nd in the world – his lowest ranking for 12 years – when he was knocked out of the French Open in the quarter-finals.

Khachanov’s reward for his surprise victory was a seven-place rise to 11th position.

Top 20 in the latest ATP Tour rankings
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 8 045

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7 480

3. Roger Federer (SUI) 6 020

4. Juan Martín Del Potro (ARG) 5 300

5. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5 085

6. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4 310

7. Marin Cilic (CRO) 4 050

8. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3 895

9. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 3 390

10. John Isner (USA) 3 155

11. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2 835

12. Borna Coric (CRO) 2 480

13. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2 315

14. Kyle Edmund (GBR) 2 150

15. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 2 095

16. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 1 977

17. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 1 880

18. Milos Raonic (CAN) 1 855

19. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 1 835

20. Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 1 819. — AFP.

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