Djokovic consolidates rankings lead after Australian Open win

 01 Feb 2016 - 15:26

Djokovic consolidates rankings lead after Australian Open win
Australian Open men's singles tennis champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays with some children during a visit to the Melbourne City Mission's Braybrook Early Learning Centre in this February 1, 2016 handout photo. (Reuters / Fiona Hamilton)

 

Paris: Novak Djokovic consolidated his big lead in the latest ATP world rankings released Monday after beating Andy Murray in the Australian Open final for the second year in a row.

The Serb has now won the title at Melbourne Park six times, which is the joint record with Roy Emerson.

Roger Federer closed the gap on Britain's Murray in second place thanks to his run to the semi-finals, the Swiss improving on his third-round defeat to Andreas Seppi last year.

The biggest mover in the top 10 was David Ferrer, who has jumped from eighth to sixth. The Spaniard lost out to Murray in the quarters Down Under, which was one round better than he managed 12 months ago.

Gael Monfils took advantage of world number five Rafael Nadal's shock first round exit to reach the last eight, and the Frenchman jumps up eight places in the world rankings to 17th.

ATP world top 20 (as of February 1)

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 16,790

2. Andy Murray (GBR) 8,945

3. Roger Federer (SUI) 8,795

4. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 6,325

5. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 4,880

6. David Ferrer (ESP) 4,325 (+2)

7. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4,235

8. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 4,200 (-2)

9. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 2,905 (+1)

10. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 2,760 (-1)

11. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,630 (+3)

12. John Isner (USA) 2,585 (-1)

13. Marin Cilic (CRO) 2,495

14. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 2,305 (-2)

15. Gilles Simon (FRA) 2,235

16. David Goffin (BEL) 1,970

17. Gaël Monfils (FRA) 1,800 (+8)

18. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 1,775 (+3)

19. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 1,725 (+1)

20. Bernard Tomic (AUS) 1,720 (-3)

AFP