Djokovic stays top despite losing to Lorenzo at Vienna
NEWSMAN – Serbian professional tennis player, Novak Djokovic has remained top of the world rankings despite his surprise defeat from Lorenzo Sonego in Vienna.
Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) made the announcement on Monday.
Djokovic made his return to the court in Austria after not playing since Roland Garros and has now spent 293 weeks as the world’s best player, edging closer to Roger Federer’s record of 310.
The 17-time Serb Grand Slam winner is almost guaranteed to equal Pete Sampras’s record of securing a year-ending top ranking for the sixth time with second-placed Rafael Nadal unlikely to play at Sofia this month.
The 25 year old Italian player rises to a career-best of 32nd after serving Djokovic the worst three-set loss of his career, PUNCH reported.
Nadal, this week is in action at the Paris Masters and said on Sunday he was not worried about injuries that have ended his last two visits to the tournament.