One week away from returning to clay at Roland-Garros, Novak Djokovic won his 87th career title on Sunday in Rome. A coronation which allows him to widen the gap at the top of the ATP ranking. A time dispossessed of the throne of world tennis in February-March, “Nole” now has nearly 700 points ahead of Daniil Medvedev, operated on for a hernia in early April and absent from the courts since the end of March.
Tsitsipas takes 4th place from Nadal
Finalist in Rome, beaten by the Serb, Stefanos Tsitsipas leaves Italy with a gain of one place in the standings. The Greek is now fourth, ahead of Rafael Nadal, eliminated by Denis Shapovalov in the round of 16. Casper Ruud took advantage of his semi-final in Rome to climb two places to eighth place, while Matteo Berrettini (10th), absent since the Indian Wells tournament in mid-March.
No Frenchman was in contention in the main draw in Rome, a first since the appearance of the Masters 1000 in the calendar, in 1990. Gaël Monfils (22nd, – 1 place), touched in the heel and absent in Italy, remains the number 1 tricolor in the standings ahead of Ugo Humbert (45th, -1), beaten in qualifying.
Seven other tricolors are in the top 100 ATP: Benjamin Bonzi (53rd, +3), Arthur Rinderknech (65th, -2), Benoît Paire (67th, -2), Hugo Gaston (68th), Adrian Mannarino (73rd, -2 ), Richard Gasquet (75th, +2) and Quentin Halys (86th, +14), finalist in the Bordeaux Challenger on Sunday.