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Shapovalov joins the Top 10

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 22, 2020
The good progress of Denis Shapovalov (21) continues. The day after the Rome tournament, it even materialized in the standings, since for the first time in his young career, the rising young Canadian is among the top ten in the world. Fourteenth in the last update, last Monday after the already very good course of Mikhail Youzhny’s protégé at the US Open (elimination in the quarterfinals only, against the Spaniard Pablo Carreno-Busta), Shapovalov climbs four places this Tuesday in the hierarchy. Reached the semi-finals of the Italian Masters 1000, where he only came up against Diego Schwartzman after a beautiful confrontation between the two players twenty-four hours after the Argentinian dismissed Rafael Nadal from his route, the native of Tel Aviv finalist last year at Bercy and who has a title on the circuit so far (in Stockholm in 2019) dislodges from tenth place another Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut to settle in the Top 10 What had never happened to him since his beginnings, six years ago.

Djokovic consolidates his lead over Nadal

His executioner at the gates of the final Diego Schwartzman is also advancing in the standings. From fifteenth place, he moved to thirteenth after his great Roman adventure, which ended on Sunday with a defeat in the final to world No.1 Novak Djokovic. The Serbian takes advantage of this 36th trophy in a Masters 1000 (and his 81st career) to consolidate his lead over Rafael Nadal before Roland-Garros, now 1,410 points ahead for Djokovic. On the French side, Ugo Humbert, the only one of our representatives competing in Rome to have reached the round of 16, is now 41st. Le Messin gains a notch, unlike Benoît Paire, who came out from the start (by the local Jannik Sinner), and who loses a place in the standings (25th).

Ranking as of September 22, 2020
1- Novak Djokovic (SER) 11,260 points
2- Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9,850
3- Dominic Thiem (AUT) 9 125
4- Roger Federer (SUI) 6,630
5- Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5,890
6- Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5 175
7- Alexander Zverev (ALL) 4,650
8- Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3,030
9- Gaël Monfils (FRA) 2,860
10- Denis Shapovalov (CAN), 2,660 (+4)

25- Benoît Paire (FRA) 1,738 (-1)
38- Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 1,271
41- Ugo Humbert (FRA) 1,216 (+1)
49- Richard Gasquet (FRA) 1,030 (-1)
51- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 1 005 (+1)
52- Gilles Simon (FRA) 1 005 (+2)
60- Lucas Pouille (FRA) 880
63- Jérémy Chardy (FRA) 860
70- Corentin Moutet (FRA) 818 (-1)
78- Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 775 (-3)

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