Sabalenka, Djokovic ascend to world No. 1 spots-ZoomTech News

NEW YORK — US Open ladies’s runner-up Aryna Sabalenka and males’s champion Novak Djokovic every moved up one spot to No. 1 on the earth rankings Monday — Sabalenka’s first week atop the WTA and Djokovic’s record-extending 390th atop the ATP.

US Open ladies’s champion Coco Gauff rose to a career-high No. 3 in singles and No. 1 in doubles.

Sabalenka, a 25-year-old from Belarus, is the twenty ninth participant to prime the ladies’s listing since computerized rankings started within the Nineteen Seventies.

Her run in New York, which ended with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to Gauff in Saturday’s ultimate, allowed Sabalenka to maneuver up one spot and overtake Iga Swiatek, who slid to No. 2 after having held No. 1 since April 2022. Swiatek gained the trophy at yr in the past however misplaced within the fourth spherical this time.

“All yr, I have been taking part in properly,” mentioned Sabalenka, who gained her first main title on the Australian Open and reached the semifinals on the French Open and Wimbledon. “I put her, type of like, beneath stress.”

Gauff, a 19-year-old from Florida, is subsequent in singles, rising three spots from No. 6, and she or he and accomplice Jessica Pegula collectively went as much as No. 1 in doubles after making it to the quarterfinals in that occasion. That they had been collectively at No. 6 behind No. 1 Katerina Siniakova earlier than the US Open, however Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova misplaced within the second spherical a yr after taking the championship.

That is the primary time since August 2003 that the gamers occupying the WTA’s prime rankings in singles and doubles switched on the identical day.

Djokovic’s 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory over Daniil Medvedev on Sunday gave the 36-year-old from Serbia his twenty fourth Grand Slam singles title, matching Margaret Courtroom on the all-time listing and giving him sole possession of the document for the skilled period, one forward of Serena Williams.

Djokovic, who already owned the mark for many time at No. 1 in tennis by a person or girl, entered the U.S. Open at No. 2 behind Carlos Alcaraz, who was the 2022 champion at Flushing Meadows however misplaced to No. 3 Medvedev within the semifinals.

That is the seventh change between Djokovic and Alcaraz in 2023. The final time there have been extra adjustments to the ATP’s No. 1 in a single season was 1999, when there have been eight.

Holger Rune remained at No. 4, adopted by Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev, who every moved up two locations. Casper Ruud, final yr’s runner-up to Alcaraz in New York, dropped from No. 5 to No. 9 after exiting within the second spherical.

Ben Shelton, a 20-year-old American, soared into the highest 20 for the primary time, climbing from No. 47 to No. 19 along with his first semifinal look at a significant match. He was eradicated by Djokovic.

Elena Rybakina stayed at No. 4 within the WTA rankings, adopted by Pegula, and Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova went from No. 9 to a career-best No. 6 after reaching the US Open quarterfinals. She was defeated at that stage by Madison Keys, whose semifinal run pushed her up six spots to No. 11.

Ons Jabeur, a three-time main finalist together with ultimately yr’s US Open, bowed out within the fourth spherical this time and went from No. 7 to No. 9.

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