Djokovic closes gap on Federer
Novak Djokovic, who won the Shanghai Masters on Sunday, has closed
the gap on Roger Federer at the top of the latest ATP rankings, as the
Swiss player enters his 300th week as world number one.
The Serb, who beat Britain’s Andy Murray 5-7, 7-6 (13/11), 6-3 to
take his 13th masters series title, is now just 195 points behind
Federer, who was beaten in the semi-final of the tournament, and could
even take his position in the coming weeks.
In the WTA rankings, Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka remained on top after
her victory in Linz, Austria, 1,800 points ahead of Russia’s Maria
Sharapova and 3,055 ahead of Serena Williams, of the United States.
Heather Watson, meanwhile, jumped from 71st to 50th after giving
Britain their first WTA tour victory since 1988 by winning in Osaka,
ATP world rankings on October 15:
1. Roger Federer (SUI)
2. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
3. Andy Murray (GBR)
4. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
5. David Ferrer (ESP)
6. Tomas Berdych (CZE)
7. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
8. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
9. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
10. Juan Monaco (ARG)