Serbian Novak Djokovic concluded for the sixth year in his career as number one in the ATP world rankings at the completion of the 2020 season, even despite the suspension of activity for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This is how it is determined, after the last Challengers of the season, including Campinas, which had Francisco Cerúndlo as champion. The Argentine rose to 139th in the rankings, climbing 20 spots this week, after starting the year at 241st.
Djokovic, who equaled the American Pete sampras, is still escorted by the Spanish Rafael Nadal, who appeared at the top of the ladder at the end of a year five times.
The ranking will conclude this year with two novelties in the “top ten” in the presence of Russian Andrey Rublev and Argentine Diego Schwartzman in eighth and ninth place, respectively.
In addition, five players under the age of 24 entered the Top 10 for the first time since 2009, a list led by Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, No. 4 in the world. In addition to Medvedev, 24, are the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (22), the German Alexander Zverev (23), Rublev (23) and the Italian Matteo Berrettini (24), sixth, seventh, eighth and tenth, respectively.
The Top 20 of the ATP ranking
1) Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
2) Rafael Nadal (Spain)
3) Dominic Thiem (Austria)
4) Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
5) Roger Federer (Switzerland)
6) Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)
7) Alexander Zverev (Germany)
8) Andrey Rublev (Russia)
9) Diego Schwartzman (Argentina)
10) Matteo Berrettini (Italy)
11) Gael Monfils (France)
12) Denis Shapovalov (Canada)
13) Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain)
14) Milos Raonic (Canada)
15) David Goffin (Belgium)
16) Pablo Carreño Busta (Spain)
17) Fabio Fognini (Italy)
18) Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland)
19) Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
20) Karen Khachanov (Russia)