Novak Djokovic Current Affairs - 2019

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Tennis Ranking: Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic continue as World No. 1

In the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings Naomi Osaka of Japan’s and Novak Djokovic of Serbia continue to be as World Number 1.

Key Highlights

The latest ATP and WTA rankings were announced ahead of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships that is scheduled to take place at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom (UK) starting 1 July 2019.

Naomi Osaka: retained the World No. 1 spot by being just 252 points ahead of world No.2 Ashleigh Barty of Australia in unchanged top 20 WTA rankings.

Novak Djokovic: leads the latest men’s ATP rankings ahead of Rafael Nadal (French Open winner 2019) and former World No. 1 Roger Federer. The top of ATP rankings remains unchanged even a week after Nadal claimed the Men’s Singles in Roland Garros title (French Open 2019) with victory over Australia’s Dominic Thiem in final. Roger Federer also lost to Nadal in semis in his first appearance in French Open 2019, Paris since 2015.

Wimbledon Preparations:

In preparation for upcoming Wimbledon Naomi and the French Open winner Ashleigh Barty are playing on grass in Birmingham, England this week.

Roger is currently playing on grass in Halle in Germany as the focus switches to Wimbledon build-up.

About WTA and ATP

Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)

It was founded in 1973 by Billie Jean King, to create a better future for women’s tennis. It is the principal organizing body of women’s professional tennis and is restricted to women. The body governs WTA Tour which is worldwide professional tennis tour for women

Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)

It was founded in September 1972 by Jack Kramer, Donald Dell, and Cliff Drysdale (who became 1st President of body) to protect the interests of male professional tennis players. It is the principal governing body of men’s professional tennis.

Novak Djokovic wins Men’s Singles Title in Madrid Open Tennis

The World number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia beats Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece to win men’s singles title in Madrid Open tennis.

Key Highlights

  • Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in final with 6-3, 6-4 to win men’s singles title in Mutua Madrid Open. He now has 33 trophies at the elite level.
  • With this win he now holds a tie with Rafael Nadal’s record of 33 ATP Masters 1000 titles.
  • This is also Djokovic’s 200th victory against a Top 10 opponent (200-90).
  • The 31-year-old Djokovic has never lost a championship match in Madrid (Spain capital) and he now owns 74 tour-level trophies (74-33).
  • With this times title he now has won the Madrid Open for a third time. He has earlier won Madrid Open in 2011 and 2016.
  • He will hold all four Grand Slam titles to his name if he wins the second French Open title scheduled to be held in June 2019.