Australia's Open win puts Novak Djokovic back on top of the ATP charts

PARIS: Novak Djokovic The last heroics of the Australian Open lifted him Rafael Nadal to the world's first place in the last ATP classification published on monday.

The Serbian got its eighth Australian Open title on Sunday with a roller coaster 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Dominic Thiem in a marathon of almost four hours in Melbourne.

His 17th Grand Slam title moved him to two of Nadal and three of Roger Federer in the list of all time.

And Djokovic now tops the ranking with 9,720 points, with Nadal downgraded to second with 9395 and Federer being third with 7,130.

Nadal was defeated by Thiem, who climbed one place to fourth, in the quarterfinals with Djokovic beating Federer in the semifinals.

The biggest engine after the first Grand Slam of the season was Nick Kyrgios , the Australian who jumped six places to 20 by force of his career in the fourth round.

Djokovic last held the rankings summit at the end of October.

ATP classification on Monday, February 3

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 9720 pts (+1)

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9395 (-1)

3. Roger Federer (SUI) 7130

4. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7045 (+1)

5. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5960 (-1)

6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4745

7. Alexander Zverev (GER) 3885

8. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2905

9. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2700 (+1)

10. David Goffin (BEL) 2555 (+1)

11. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2400 (+1)

12. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2360 (-3)

13. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 2360 (+2)

14. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2220

15. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 2174 (+1)

16. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2120 (-3)

17. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 1995

18. John Isner (United States) 1940 (+1)

19. Benoit Paire (FRA) 1738 (+2)

20. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 1690 (+6)

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