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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 22 August 2018

Wimbledon title propels Novak Djokovic back in top 10

Men's final runner-up Kevin Anderson moves to top five in men's rankings

Novak Djokovic seems to be on a comeback after winning his first grand slam title in two years. Matthew Stockman / Getty Images
Novak Djokovic seems to be on a comeback after winning his first grand slam title in two years. Matthew Stockman / Getty Images

Novak Djokovic's fourth Wimbledon win propelled him back into the top 10 of the latest ATP rankings released on Monday.

Djokovic beat Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 to claim his fourth Wimbledon men's singles crown on Sunday, launching him 11 places to 10th in the rankings, ending an eight-month top-10 exile.

South African surprise finalist Anderson, 32, moved up three places to fifth in the rankings.

Serb Djokovic, whose last stay in the top 10 dates back to October 2017, is hoping his 13th grand slam title will mark a turning point after a difficult two years marked by loss of motivation, personal issues and niggling injuries.

Spain's Rafael Nadal remains top of the table and has widened the gap over number two Roger Federer, who was eliminated by Anderson in a marathon quarter-final.

Meanwhile, Simona Halep retained the No 1 spot in the latest women's rankings despite losing in the third round at Wimbledon, but below her the upsets at the grass-court major caused turmoil.

Winner Angelique Kerber jumped six places to fourth, while the two women who contested the 2017 final both fell sharply after failing to match that performance.

Venus Williams, the beaten finalist last time, lost in the third round and dropped five places to 14. Reigning champion Garbine Muguruza fell in the second round and lost four places to No 7.

The biggest gainer was Serena Williams who reached the final in just the fourth tournament of her comeback following daughter Olympia's birth in September and leapt 153 places to 28.

Latest ATP rankings:

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9310 pts

2. Roger Federer (SUI) 7080

3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5665

4. Juan Martín Del Potro (ARG) 5395

5. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4655 (+3)

6. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4610

7. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3905 (-2)

8. John Isner (USA) 3720 (+2)

9. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3665 (-2)

10. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3355 (+11)

11. David Goffin (BEL) 3120 (-2)

12. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2470 (-1)

13. Pablo Carreño (ESP) 2155 (-1)

14. Jack Sock (USA) 2075 (+1)

15. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2030 (+1)

16. Kyle Edmund (GBR) 1995 (+1)

17. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 1940 (-3)

18. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 1935

19. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 1835

20. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 1800 (+8)

Romania's Simona Halep has enjoyed a good year. Peter Nicholls / Reuters
Romania's Simona Halep has enjoyed a good year. Peter Nicholls / Reuters

Leading WTA standings:

1. Simona Halep (ROU) 7571 pts

2. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6740

3. Sloane Stephens (USA) 5463 (+1)

4. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5305 (+6)

5. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5020

6. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 4730

7. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4620 (-4)

8. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4550 (-1)

9. Karolína Pliskova (CZE) 4485 (-1)

10. Julia Goerges (GER) 3980 (+3)

11. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3787 (+1)

12. Madison Keys (USA) 3596 (-1)

13. Darya Kasatkina (RUS) 3525 (+1)

14. Venus Williams (USA) 2801 (-5)

15. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2755

16. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 2555 (+1)

17. Kiki Bertens (NED) 2510 (+3)

18. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 2350

19. CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) 2183 (-3)

20. Barbora Strycova (CZE) 1975 (+3)

...

28. Serena Williams (USA) 1615 (+153)

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