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    What Novak Djokovic Should Do To Retain World No. 1 After Rome | ATP Tour

    Daniil Medvedev is at present No. 1 within the Pepperstone ATP Stay Rankings, however Novak Djokovic has his future in his personal fingers this week in Rome. The World No. 1 has a possibility to retain his spot atop the Pepperstone ATP Rankings subsequent Monday based mostly on his efficiency at this week’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia.

    If Djokovic advances to a minimum of the semi-finals on the Foro Italico, he’ll stay World No. 1. Something much less, Medvedev will take his place and start his second stint on the sport’s pinnacle.

    In response to the Pepperstone ATP Stay Rankings, Medvedev has 7,980 factors, placing him 310 factors forward of Djokovic, who has 7,670 factors. Djokovic’s complete already incorporates the ten factors he’ll earn if he loses within the second spherical. Medvedev has moved forward as a result of he’s solely dropping 10 factors this week, whereas Djokovic reached final yr’s Rome remaining and is defending 600 factors.

    Pepperstone ATP Stay Rankings (View Full Standings)

    Since Medvedev just isn’t competing on the Foro Italico, Djokovic will claw nearer to his rival with every match win this week. The Pepperstone ATP Stay Rankings will replicate the factors he earns, sending the Serbian nearer to prime spot.

    However there may be additionally an opportunity Djokovic may fall as little as World No. 3 subsequent Monday. If Alexander Zverev lifts the trophy and Djokovic doesn’t make the quarter-finals, the German will climb to a career-high World No. 2.

    If Zverev triumphs and Djokovic advances to the quarter-finals, they are going to be tied on 7,840 factors. The 37-time ATP Masters 1000 titlist would maintain World No. 2 by successful the tie-breaker — probably the most complete factors mixed from the Grand Slams, ATP Masters 1000 obligatory tournaments and Nitto ATP Finals essential attracts — in opposition to Zverev.

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    Though 10-time Rome titlist Nadal is No. 4 on this week’s Pepperstone ATP Rankings, he has slipped to No. 5 within the Pepperstone ATP Stay Rankings. That’s as a result of the Spaniard is defending the 1,000 factors he earned by rising victorious final yr on the Foro Italico. Stefanos Tsitsipas, who’s defending 180 factors from a quarter-final exhibiting in Rome, is as much as No. 4 within the Pepperstone ATP Stay Rankings.

    If Nadal lifts an eleventh trophy on the Italian Masters 1000 occasion, he’s assured to maintain World No. 4 subsequent week. If the 35-year-old doesn’t advance to the quarter-finals, Tsitsipas will transfer up a spot.

    The Pepperstone ATP Stay Rankings additionally present who has a possibility to make a giant transfer up and which gamers have work to do to keep away from a large fall.

    Dwelling favorite Fabio Fognini is No. 56 on this week’s Pepperstone ATP Rankings. However due to the variety of factors gamers forward of him should defend, and he misplaced within the first spherical in Rome final yr, the Italian was already as much as No. 51 within the Pepperstone ATP Stay Rankings earlier than he earned his first-round win in opposition to Dominic Thiem. 

    Federico Delbonis is at present World No. 39, however slipped to No. 59 within the Pepperstone ATP Stay Rankings after dropping the 205 factors he’s defending from making the quarter-finals as a qualifier final yr. Along with his first-round loss in opposition to fifteenth seed Pablo Carreno Busta, Delbonis will solely slide additional the remainder of the week as different gamers add factors with wins.

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