ATP & WTA Rankings April 1, 2019 – Federer Fourth after Miami Win, Osaka Holds on to Number One

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Roger Federer has moved up to number four in the world after clinching the 2019 Miami Masters while Naomi Osaka has managed to retain her top spot despite falling early in the competition.

Despite Novak Djokovic’s struggles at both, the Indian Wells and Miami Masters, he continues to not just maintain his top spot but also do that with some gap between him and the second-ranked Rafael Nadal.

Nadal, who failed to appear at the Miami Masters because of an injury he suffered in Indian Wells, is on 8725 points, 2345 points behind Djokovic. This is Djokovic’s 245th week as the top-ranked player, behind Jimmy Connors’ 268.

Germany’s Alexander Zverev is ranked third on the ATP Rankings chart but there’re just 450 points between him and Federer, who is fourth. That’s after Zverev suffered two poor reverses at the Sunshine Masters, winning just one match across the two competitions and losing two.

Dominic Thiem is fifth after his Indian Wells Masters win, while Kei Nishikori, Kevin Anderson, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Juan Martin del Potro and John Isner make up the rest of the top 10. This was after del Potro pulled out of both the Masters tournaments and Isner managed to make it to the final of the Miami Masters before losing to Federer.

Daniil Medvedev’s fine performances in Miami helped him move up to the number 14 spot in the rankings while Denis Shapovalov joined the exclusive top-20 league for the first time in his career.

The highest-ranked Brit in the men’s section of the ranking is Kyle Edmund, who is 22nd on the charts, having been as high as number 14th in the world late last year. On the other hand, Miami semi-finalist Felix Auger Aliassime ws the biggest mover in the rankings and he is now 33rd in the world.

In the women’s section of the rankings, Osaka came close to giving away her top ranking as she lost in the fourth round in Indian Wells and third round at Miami. However, Simona Halep’s loss in the semi-finals at the Miami Open and Karolina Pliskova’s loss in the final to Ash Barty ensured that Osaka’s rein at the top extends by at least another week.

Barty’s win in Miami allows her a first crack in the top 10, starting the week as the new number nine and displacing Aryna Sabalenka to number 10 in the process. Halep’s Miami semi-final defeat keeps her at number two while Petra Kvitova and Pliskova complete the top four.

Despite her second defeat at the hands of the Canadian youngster Andreescu Bianca, Angelique Kerber remains in the top five while Kiki Bertens, Elina Svitolina and Sloane Stephens are sixth, seventh and eighth respectively on the charts.

Serena Williams’ current ranking continues to remain 11th, while Johanna Konta, ranked 45th is the highest-ranked Brit on the WTA charts.

ATP Rankings as on April 1, 2019:

  1. Djokovic
  2. Nadal
  3. Zverev
  4. Federer
  5. Thiem
  6. Nishikori
  7. Anderson
  8. Tsitsipas
  9. del Potro
  10. Isner

WTA Rankings as on April 1, 2019:

  1. Osaka
  2. Halep
  3. Kvitová
  4. Plíšková
  5. Kerber
  6. Bertens
  7. Svitolina
  8. Stephens
  9. Barty
  10. Sabalenka

About Zubin Daver 146 Articles
Zubin, a content head of a digital agency, is an avid sports fan who spends most of his days following sports. He is addicted to LFC so much so, people around him have begun hunting for Football Anonymous Groups for him to join. He's been covering sports like Tennis, Cricket and Football since 2010 with the aim of converting his passion into his livelihood. He took to tennis because of Roger Federer and is unsure of post-retirement plans. Federer's that is.

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