Djokovic again world number one after his crown in Melbourne

Djokovic again world number one after his crown in Melbourne
Serbian Novak Djokovic celebrates his tenth victory at the Australian Open on January 29, 2023, against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. AP – Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Crowned in Melbourne for the tenth time on Sunday January 29, Novak Djokovic recovers the head of the ATP ranking. The Serb, who gained four places, dethroned the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, package for the Australian Open and now world No.2. Thanks to his 22nd Grand Slam title, the 35-year-old is world No.1 for the 374th week since July 2011 and his first accession to the top of world tennis. Beaten in the final by the “Djoker”, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas climbs one place, to 3rd place, to the detriment of the Norwegian Casper Ruud, and regains the best ranking of his career, already achieved for the first time in August 2021. The Russian Andrey Rublev, dominated in the quarter-finals by Djokovic in Melbourne, is 5th, up one place, and also finds the best ranking of his career. The Spaniard Rafael Nadal, eliminated in the second round of the Australian Major, lost four places and fell to 6th in the world. The first Frenchman in the ranking is Benjamin Bonzi, who is in 45th place.


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