|Posted on September 12, 2011 at 11:55 PM|
One change in Top 10 after U.S. Open
Monday, September 12, 2011
LONDON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- With Novak Djokovic and other top players reaching the semifinals there was little change in the men's tennis Top 10 after the U.S. Open.
Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1 Monday in collecting his first U.S. Open title and third Grand Slam championship of the year. Djokovic and Nadal advanced to the finals with wins over Roger Federer and Andy Murray, respectively. Those four players had 14 of the 16 major tournament semifinal slots this year.
Upsets and injuries left a women's singles final with ninth-seeded Samantha Stosur going against 28th-seeded Serene Williams and led to changes in eight positions of the Top 10.
But with the men's tournament playing so much to form, there is only one change in the men's Top 10 -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga moving from 11th to 10th and replacing Nicolas Almagro, who slipped from 10th to 12th.
Djokovic remains No. 1 in the world, piling up 14,720 ranking points, more than 4,000 ahead of Nadal, who has 10,620 and is ranked second. Federer (8,380) is third and Murray (7,165) is fourth.
David Ferrer (4,200) is ranked fifth and Robin Soderling is sixth with 3,785 points.
The rest of the Top 10 is more closely grouped with Gael Monfils ranked seventh with 2,850 points, just 30 ahead of No. 8 Mardy Fish. Tomas Berdych (2,770) is 50 points behind and Tsonga has 2,710.
In addition to Tsonga, the other U.S. Open quarterfinalists made solid rankings gains. Janko Tipsarevic moves from 20th to 13th; Andy Roddick goes from 21st to 14th; and John Isner improves from 22nd to 18th.
ATP Ranking as of Monday, September 12, 2011